Actor Enzo Pineda joined the ranks of famous personalities advocating for further study on the efficacy of anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin as an “affordable” option as cure against the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) disease.
In his latest Instagram post, the actor first praised his father, 1-Pacman Partylist Representative Enrico Pineda, for “spearheading the approval of Ivermectin as an affordable drug to fight covid-19”.
Pineda also shared having friends who recovered from the virus with the use of Ivermectin.
He admitted using the drug as a preventive medication.
“I have friends who recently recovered from the virus who can testify that the drug works and I’m also using it now as a preventive medicine,” he said.
“I’m not a scientist or a doctor to prove it…kaya I urge our brilliant doctors and scientists to have a closer look to why it’s working,” Pineda added.
Earlier, various stakeholders asked President Rodrigo Duterte and Congress to consider the use of Ivermectin as cure for Covid-19.
The Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) has warned the public on the use of Ivermectin.
The World Health Organization (WHO), through its Representative to the Philippines Rabindra Abeyasinghe said that prescribing Ivermectin without evidence of its efficacy against Covid-19 will be “harmful” and could give “false confidence” to the public.
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