Seven doctors tested positive for Covid-19 or developed symptoms after attending a summit in Ocala, Florida, where alternative treatments were highlighted.
“I have been on ivermectin for 16 months, my wife and I,” Dr Bruce Boros told the audience at the event held at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, adding: “I have never felt healthier in my life.”
Two days later, the 71-year-old cardiologist and anti-vaccine advocate contracted Covid-19, according to the organizer of the event, Dr. John Litell, an Ocala family physician.
Six other doctors tested positive days after the event, but Litell said that everyone was doing well and responding to ivermectin treatments.
Litell denied the horse-dewormer summit at the World Equestrian Center was a super-spreader event, suggesting that those who became ill contracted Covid-19 in their home states like New York or Michigan.
Sources close to Boros said he was gravely ill at his home in Key West.
At the summit in Ocala, Boros criticized his 97-year-old father for getting a Covid vaccine, saying: “He had been brainwashed … He got it. He didn’t tell me. I was very upset. I wanted to give him a spanking. He got both jabs.”
Boros said his father had passed away on the morning of the conference.
The FDA says humans should not use horse-dewormer, which has not been approved as a Covid-19 treatment.
According to its website, the World Equestrian Center is nestled in the Horse Capitol of the World, and is the largest equestrian complex in the U.S.