Disinformation campaigns are the real pandemic in America. The deliberate and dangerous misinformation is killing people. It is responsible for mass confusion regarding the contagiousness and deadly effects of coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease. Mislead by the wrong information people have started taking veterinary doses of ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19.

The FDA is sounding the alarm that taking this medicine will lead to serious health complications. Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic/deworming drug, used to treat or prevent parasitic diseases in animals. To be clear....COVID-19 is NOT spread by parasites! 

A form of ivermectin, prescribed by a doctor, could be used in humans to treat parasitic worms, or as a topical application to treat head lice. Veterinary forms of the drug are meant for large animals that weigh 1,000 pounds or more like cows or horses. People are overdosing on ivermectin and calling into poison control centers across the country at an alarming rate. This drug is highly toxic for humans, according to the FDA.

It is extremely important for everyone to understand that the Centers For Disease Control(CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) are on the same team, but operate individually. They coordinate and collaborate research information for the safety and protection of the American public. The CDC and FDA are a part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. They use a different vetting process as a safety protocol to conclude their individual research and scientific studies. As a form of checks and balances, they each have their own set of statuary mandates and responsibilities.

FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) all three COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer-BioNTechModerna, and Johnson & Johnson approval for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in 2020. On August 23, 2021 following the conclusion of the initial vetting process Pfizer received full authorization for persons 16 and older. Moderna and Johnson are undergoing final vetting research and full authorization is expected as early as November. All vaccines will continue to undergo intense safety monitoring.

All three COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing serious disease, hospitalization, and death. Johns Hopkins Medicine is administering the vaccines and reports that their benefits outweigh their risks. The only hospitalization treatments or medications FDA-approved or given emergency use authorization are as follows:

Remdesivir originally created to treat patients with Ebola, was the first drug approved by the FDA FOR DOCTORS to treat COVID-19 patients 12+, that have been hospitalized.

Monoclonal Antibody Treatments A therapy for people who are high-risk of developing a severe case or hospitalization. Elderly adults and children 12+ that tested postive for COVID, with mild-to-moderate infection are good candidates for this treatment.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.