Korina Sanchez-Roxas is now fully vaccinated, as seen on her Instagram post. Like every other person who got their vaccination this year, the broadcast journalist posted a selfie of her jabbed arm on social media. However, she drew flak from doctors and netizens over her use of Ivermectin as protection against COVID-19.
Even after being fully vaccinated, Korina is still being precautious during the pandemic.
“Am certified vaccinated. But am not totally immune to infection. So, I STILL wear a mask and stay away from crowds. I take my Vit C, D, and zinc daily. I take Ivermectin every two weeks. I still quarantine and take COVID tests before joining groups. The BEST of life is yet to come. Let’s all be around when that happens. 💚 #BestLife #ingatangatbakunalahat @BakunaSikat”
Ivermectin for COVID-19
The main thing that caught the attention of netizens was the mention of Ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug. The Department of Health does not recommend using this drug for treating COVID-19 due to insufficient scientific evidence. Users were quick to point this out, asking about the correlation of the medication to the virus and calling her out for spreading misinformation.
One comment read:
“Miss K, good that you believe in vaccines. But we physicians and the entire medical society have presented already studies debunking myths on certain drugs alleging to be preventive or curative for Covid 19. UP PGH has released the preliminary positive results for VCO as an adjunct treatment against Covid. Ivermectin is not beneficial too. Pls, use your platform in helping us fight misinformation. Please.”
Other comments support her decision to do what she wants with her body. Korina responds to criticism saying, people can believe what they want and that she will continue to take Ivermectin every 2 weeks. Doctors still warn against the use of Ivermectin against COVID-19 and hope she uses her platform responsibly.