Peruvian Evangelicals Inject Thousands with Animal Vaccine Unproved against Covid-19

At least 5,000 inhabitants of the Peruvian Amazon have been given an anti-parasite vaccine for animals, offered by some religious zealots as "salvation" from coronavirus.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the region of Loreto, the largest in the Peruvian Amazon, both the governor and an evangelical group have promoted the administration of ivermectin, an animal vaccine, to some 5,000 people.

In this isolated area of Peru home to nearly one million people, 300,000 of whom are indigenous, the threat of Covid-19 and the lack of state assistance led many people to accept the antiparasitic shot, which was offered as a palliative for the disease.

"Since May, the governor of the department of Loreto and an evangelical alliance have summoned the people, using . . .

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