People are taking deworming medication for COVID-19, which is a very bad idea

People take dangerous doses of an anti-parasitic drug as a COVID-19 treatment, even though there is no solid evidence that it has any benefit for the disease.

The drug, called ivermectin, is often used to treat or prevent parasitic diseases in animals, such as heartworms. Food and Drug AdministrationIn humans, some forms of the drug are used to treat parasitic worms, and a topical version of it is sometimes used to treat head lice