'You Are Not a Horse': The Israeli Professor Inspiring America's Ivermectin Craze

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
Sam Sokol

Last month, as calls to poison call centers spiked and animal supply stores began reporting shortages of animal deworming drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a rather unusual plea.

“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it,” the FDA tweeted, calling on Americans to stop taking Ivermectin – an anti-parasitic medication that many vaccine skeptics have touted as a miracle cure for COVID-19.

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