Ivermectin: Controversial COVID-19 Drug Used in Mexico City 


Oliva López, Head of the Mexico City Ministry of Health, reported that the city's medical staff was administering ivermectin and azithromycin to COVID-19 patients, reported el Financiero, with the support of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition "Salvador Zubirán" (INCMNSZ), the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (SECTEI). "The Ministry of Health has determined there is enough evidence to use medicines such as ivermectin and azithromycin on SARS-CoV-2 positive people, even those without symptoms," said López. In Mexico City, 50,747 people have been administered one of those medicines, among others, as part of their COVID-19 treatment, López told Forbes Mexico.