Ivermectin; Unwell Women; COVID-19 And Breast Milk; 904 Day

Aug 31, 2021

As the delta variant runs rampant throughout Florida, some people are turning to horse dewormer Ivermectin to treat COVID-19.

The horse dewormer is not approved for use in humans or recommended to fight COVID. Misuse of the veterinary medication has led to a huge spike in calls to poison control centers.

Dr. Chirag Patel, Assistant Chief Medical Officer with UF Health Jacksonville joined us with more.

Unwell Women

British author Elinor Cleghorn became an unwell woman ten years ago. She was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease after a long period of being told her symptoms were anything from psychosomatic to a possible pregnancy. She learned to live with her unpredictable disease and discovered that in the past, many women have experienced misdiagnosis.

In her book UNWELL WOMEN: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World, Cleghorn traces the almost unbelievable history of how medicine has failed women by treating their bodies as alien and other, often to perilous effect.  She joined us to share more.  

COVID-19 And Breast Milk

The University of Florida just published a new study showing that mothers who have received the COVID-19 vaccine have antibodies in their breast milk.

Dr. Joseph Larkin is the study’s senior author and an associate professor in the UF Department of Microbiology and Cell Science.  He shared his thoughts on the subject.

904 Day

This Saturday, the First Coast celebrates local businesses in the 904. Ben Johnson, the President of Martin Coffee Company and Monica Hernandez, President of the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce joined us and shared how they’ll contribute to this special day.  

Patrick Cantin can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org or on Twitter.

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