‘No trust in SA’s Covid response pushes people into using ivermectin’
Frontline doctors say the government needs to adopt a less elitist approach to medicines in a time of pandemic
The uncontrolled use of ivermectin means South Africans don’t trust the pandemic response and feel they need their own measures.
That’s the word from public health and communication specialist Dr Warren Parker, who was a panellist on a University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) webinar on Thursday that delved into “What the ivermectin debate has revealed to us in a time of pandemic”.
The discussion comes in the week a group of South African medical practitioners launched an urgent court application seeking wide-ranging orders to enable them to personally use and prescribe ivermectin...