Another media scare story about ivermectin has fallen apart, marking the third time in about a week that the media has failed when it comes to this particular drug.
This is not to say that anyone should be rushing to take the human version of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 – that’s a decision between you and your doctor – but the way the media has covered this drug has been a disaster.
The latest failure comes from KTSM, which cited a 2011 study from Nigeria that was small and questionable to claim that ivermectin causes infertility in 85% of men. Less than a day after the original article was published, the outlet retracted the story and added an editor’s note in its place:
FOR THE RECORD: A national story regarding Ivermectin and a study regarding its effect on men’s reproductive health that KTSM published, has been removed from our website.
Concerns over the scientific research methods, the veracity of the original, peer-reviewed