An anti-vaxxer protester has filmed himself yelling abuse at Jonathan Van-Tam and accused him of 'genocide', lying and ruining the economy during the pandemic.
Geza Tarjanyi, 60, of Leyland, Lancashire, targeted the Deputy Chief Medical Officer as he walked into the Ministry of Defence building in Westminster yesterday.
He also asked him 'what was really in that needle that you put into Matt Hancock', in relation to Professor Van-Tam giving the Health Secretary his first Covid jab in April.
It comes three weeks after Mr Tarjanyi, who is a family DJ and producer, also targeted Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in the street, accusing him of lying to the public.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Mr Tarjanyi has become known online for his activism against 5G mobile networks, fracking, mask wearing and other public health measures during the pandemic.
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam was filmed being abused and accused of 'genocide' in London
The video, uploaded to Facebook yesterday, began with Mr Tarjanyi spotting Professor Van-Tam walking on the street in front of Victoria Embankment Gardens.
He said: 'Are you Van-Tam, aren't ya? What was really in that needle that you put into Matt Hancock? Why are you continually lying to the British people? Why are you smiling? This country's supposed to be in the worst pandemic of all time.'
Researchers are looking into whether a drug normally used to fight infections from parasites can be used to treat those infected with Covid-19.
Ivermectin - which was mentioned by anti-vaxxer Geza Tarjanyi while he abused Professor Jonathan Van-Tam yesterday - led to a reduction of virus replication in laboratory analysis and a pilot study showed the drug could also reduce viral load and symptom duration in patients with mild Covid-19.
The Principle study, led by the University of Oxford, will look at the efficacy of the treatment which has been used in Latin America and South Africa during the pandemic.
The use of ivermectin has been controversial as there is 'little evidence ... to demonstrate that it can speed up recovery from the illness or reduce hospital admission' in large-scale randomised studies, according to Oxford researchers.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Professor Chris Butler, from the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, said the study would look to test its efficacy.
He said: 'Ivermectin is readily available globally, has been in wide use for many other infectious conditions so it's a well-known medicine with a good safety profile, and because of the early promising results in some studies it is already being widely used to treat Covid-19 in several countries.
'By including ivermectin in a large-scale trial like Principle, we hope to generate robust evidence to determine how effective the treatment is against Covid-19, and whether there are benefits or harms associated with its use.'
The study is part of a wider one evaluating treatments that can help people recover more quickly from coronavirus and prevent the need for hospital admission, and ivermectin is the seventh drug to be analysed.
In the Principle study, people aged 18 to 64 with certain underlying health conditions or shortness of breath from Covid-19, or aged over 65, are eligible to join the trial up to two weeks after a positive test or experiencing symptoms.
Participants will be given a three-day course of treatment and then followed-up for 28 days with comparisons drawn against those who have been given standard NHS care.
Professor Van-Tam politely replied: 'It is.'
But Mr Tarjanyi continued: 'And you keep lying to the people. So, Chris Whitty never speaks to me. Do you think you're brave enough to speak to me, and explain to the British people why you're lying to them?
'Why you've crushed their economy, lies after lies. Why have you prohibited hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin? Is this true or not? Why of all the people in the NHS were you administering the vaccine to Matt Hancock?'
Professor Van-Tam then walked into the Ministry of Defence building, but Mr Tarjanyi added: 'You see, you can run, but you can't hide, Van Tam.
'The British people are going to get justice for what you've done to this country. All of you liars will be going