Ros Atkins on… why people are using a horse drug

In the US, a drug called Ivermectin is being touted as a way of treating or preventing Covid-19, with celebrities such as podcast host Joe Rogan praising its use.

Ivermectin is primarily used to treat parasitic infections, and is often used for animals in larger doses.

Official advice says it’s not approved for treating coronavirus.

Ros Atkins explores why people continue to use the controversial drug.

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