Vincentian lawyer Jomo Thomas said he is using the controversial Ivermectin as part of his treatment for COVID -19.
Thomas was diagnosed on Monday as being COVID-19 positive.
Speaking on Boom FM, he said he first took the drug on Saturday and also on Monday.
“I have been following top scientists worldwide who say it works, and I have no problem following people who know more about these matters than I do”.
Thomas said on the weekend; he felt unwell.
“There was no pain or anything. I felt I should drive up to Stubbs and get one of those Rapid tests, and I did not do it, and on Monday, when I went in, I decided to go to the clinic and check, and it confirmed what I thought.”.
Thomas said he did not attend court on Monday and stayed home mainly on the weekend.
Thomas said his mindset about the COVID-19 has not changed even though he has contracted the virus.
“I don’t know what the basis would be for a change in mindset; I have not had any position that is outlandish that should cause a rearrangement in my thoughts, ideas or opinions”.
The FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 in humans or animals.
According to the agency website, ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by parasitic worms, head lice, and skin conditions like rosacea.
The current evidence on the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients is inconclusive until more data is available; WHO recommends that the drug only be used within clinical trials.
This recommendation, which applies to patients with COVID-19 of any disease severity, is now part of WHO’s guidelines on COVID-19 treatments.