Senator falsely claims the FDA approved ivermectin to treat COVID-19

A U.S. senator set off a firestorm of misinformation after claiming that the FDA has approved or otherwise endorsed ivermectin to treat COVID-19. Many high-profile vaccine opponents are now circulating this misinformation, claiming that the public was lied to about the effectiveness of the anti-parasitic drug against COVID-19.

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