Republican state lawmakers across United States of america have proposed – and in some cases passed – legislation that they say prevents the government from interfering with doctors who want to prescribe ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to help prevent and treat Covid-19.
But those treatments have not proven effective in preventing or treating Covid, and infectious disease experts see the bills as examples of right-wing lawmakers politicizing the drug – a trend that has hit the US in its third year in a fast-growing pandemic. As increasing. political climate.
And so it goes with the latest suspected COVID-19 treatment that has turned out to be more than just a drug, but about whether to trust established public health organizations or doctors who deviate from their guidelines, and podcasts and Cable news hosts.
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