The drug has been discussed and promoted as a possible COVID-19 treatment by conservatives, including Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson, both of whom have promoted other dubious treatments such as hydroxychloroquine and who routinely cast doubt on vaccines that have been proven safe and effective.
There are human uses for ivermectin, however, it is not approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is approved to treat parasite infections in both humans and animals.
“I mean, how does this shit keep getting dumber and dumber,” Meyers said on “Late Night” Thursday. “First it was hydroxychloroquine, then it was bleach, powerful lights. Now it’s horse dewormer?”
“I’m honestly terrified to imagine what’s next,” he added. “One day we’re gonna wake up and [Fox News host] Brian Kilmeade is going to be telling people you can cure COVID By eating kibble and sleeping in a bed of kitty litter.”
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