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Laurence Fox is facing further criticism on social media after revealing he is taking ivermectin after testing positive for Covid-19.
Fox, an actor-turned-right-wing provocateur, confirmed over the weekend that he had come down with the virus, just days after sharing an image of himself wearing a t-shirt displaying an anti-vaccination slogan.
In a picture posted to twitter Fox, 43, could be seen throwing up a peace sign while showing off the white tee, which carried the message 'No vaccine needed, I have an immune system.'
In an ironic twist, the failed London Mayoral candidate admitted just days later that he'd tested positive for Covid-19 and was displaying symptoms of the virus.
Sharing an image of his positive lateral flow test, Fox said, 'In other news, felt shivery and cr*p yesterday. Turns out I have been visited by Lord Covid at last and have the Omnicold (if the LFT is to be believed!)'
He continued, 'On the #Ivermectin, saline nasal rinse, quercetin, paracetamol and [ibuprofen.] More man flu than Wu-flu at the moment.'
Over the past year, Fox has pivoted from an outspoken Brexit campaigner to promoting anti-vaccination conspiracy theories and campaigning against Covid-19 restrictions like mask wearing and social distancing.
Unsurprisingly, the admission that he's caught the virus has elicited little sympathy from many on social media, with one person tweeting, 'Well this aged well from all of 4 days ago.'
'Embarrassing,' wrote another person in response to Fox's ill-timed t-shirt photo.
Fox's admission that he's taking ivermectin in an attempt to treat Covid-19 has also prompted criticism from medical experts. The drug, which is widely used as an animal de-wormer, is not recommended as a treatment for the virus, with the US Food and Drug Administration having previously cautioned people against taking it as an at-home remedy.
'The FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals... currently available data do not show ivermectin is effective against COVID-19,' the government body has advised.
In a tweet shared on Sunday, January 30, Fox shared an image of himself with a box of ivermectin which he claimed to have obtained in Mexico, writing, 'I’m so happy to be joining the natural immunity club.'
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