Alleged anti-Covid19 drug Ivermectin has gotten its biggest endorser thus far: Senate President Vicente Sotto.
Sotto last week admitted in a radio interview that he has been ingesting locally-produced Ivermectin as a preventive medication against the dreaded Covid19 disease which has already claimed more than 16,000 lives.
Earlier, Anakalusugan partylist Representative Michael Defensor, another Ivermectin convert, said he is setting up a foundation to facilitate the distribution (for free) of the anti-parasitic drug that has been reconfigured for human consumption, specifically among senior citizens.
“I take it once every two weeks,” Sotto said. “Walang pakialam ang gobiyerno kung ano ang gusto kong ilagay sa katawan ko.”
Sotto said that he also personally knows of several influential people who had taken Ivermectin to address their Covid problems, and had become cured.
While the Department of Health has warned against the illegal use of Ivermectin, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Compassionate Special Permit for two hospitals to give Ivermectin for their Covid patients.
Ex-Senator Jinggoy Estrada said however that he did not agree to his father, convicted plunderer former President Joseph Estrada, being given Invermectin as treatment.
Erap Estrada has been hospitalized at the St. Luke’s Medical Center due to a severe Covid infection.
”Para lang sa hayop ang Ivermectin” he was quoted as saying in a TV interview on ANC.