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Covid-19: Ivermectin’s politicisation is a warning sign for doctors turning to orphan treatments

The drug ivermectin has divided the medical community in South Africa and elsewhere, with some arguing it can both prevent and treat covid-19. Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla explains how the case encapsulates the central argument when it comes to orphan treatments: do doctors or scientists know best? As vaccination rollouts begin, the covid-19 pandemic […]

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