Ivermectin hasn’t proven to cure or treat the symptoms of COVID-19, but it has definitely proven to be popular among those who believe that it’s a miracle drug for the virus.
In South Africa, people have been taking it ever since the first COVID case was reported in the country.
Now, it seems as if thousands of people in the United States have also decided to give the livestock drug a chance.
The Washington Post reports that horse owners, who use equine Ivermectin to deworm their animals, are struggling to get their hands on the drug as Americans scramble to buy the unproven COVID-19 treatment. Those hoping to purchase the antiparasitic treatment for their livestock have been facing empty shelves.
Not only are horse owners struggling to get their hands on the drug for their animals, but once they’ve been able to find stock, they can’t afford it because the prices have skyrocketed.
BuzzFeed News reports that they’ve noticed significant price increases. According to the media outlet, a deworming treatment that usually sells for $7, now sells for as much as $44 on Amazon.
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