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Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:34 PM

More Idahoans are using ivermectin to treat COVID-19. Officials warn it could be dangerous

Treasure Valley pharmacists and officials are seeing more doctors prescribe ivermectin to treat and prevent COVID-19, going against the recommendations of federal and worldwide health officials, who say doing so can be dangerous.

The search for available ivermectin has even driven some to use animal versions of the product and hunt for physicians willing to prescribe it.

Ivermectin was first created in Japan in the 1970s and became known as a highly effective anti-parasitic drug. It’s been used across the world to treat a variety of diseases, including parasitic worms and head lice.

Recently, though, it’s been touted as an effective treatment against COVID-19, reportedly reducing the death and hospitalization rates in sick patients.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-idahoans-using-ivermectin-treat-100000991.html

At least they won't get worms I guess.

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Reply More Idahoans are using ivermectin to treat COVID-19. Officials warn it could be dangerous (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 2021 OP
viva la Aug 2021 #1
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #6
NoMoreRepugs Aug 2021 #2
zuul Aug 2021 #11
NoMoreRepugs Aug 2021 #13
zuul Aug 2021 #14
multigraincracker Aug 2021 #3
lapfog_1 Aug 2021 #4
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #5
Texaswitchy Aug 2021 #7
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #8
Texaswitchy Aug 2021 #9
zuul Aug 2021 #12
concretebluetwo Aug 2021 #10

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:43 PM

1. I heard it has quite a laxative effect.

To get rid of worms.

It's just amazing they think that vaccines are dangerous, but horse pills are great.

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Response to viva la (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 11:50 PM

6. "We won't get vaxed....Now if you'll excuse us, we're off to the farm store for animal medicine."

I have seen this drug promoted on the RWNJ sites.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 08:54 PM

2. Doctors are prescribing this? WTF??!

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 07:15 AM

11. I was in a Walgreen's in New Orleans yesterday.

A woman, who was probably about 30, was talking to the pharmacist (unfortunately you can overhear everything in this store.) She was picking up a prescription for ivermectin. The pharmacist was telling her that ivermectin is the generic version. Apparently the "doctor" prescribed a name brand and the generic was cheaper. I thought to myself, who the hell is prescribing this crap for humans?

Then she asked if she cold get a COVID test in the store.

You know what else she could get in the store? A damn vaccine!

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Response to zuul (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 07:32 AM

13. People shopping to protect their life, I cannot wrap my head around it.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 07:35 AM

14. When the actual protection was right there in the store in the form of a FREE vaccination.

I can't wrap my head around it either.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:07 PM

3. I knew an animal rehabber

that handled raccoons and she used it once a month in case of the nasty worms they carry. Just a squirt on her finger and licked it off.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:07 PM

4. they WILL get worms

right after they die from Covid and are buried.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 11:48 PM

5. Major study of Ivermectin, the anti-vaccine crowd's latest COVID drug, finds 'no effect whatsoever'

The RWNJ sites are really pushing this quack cure. This medicine is for horse deworming



Ivermectin, the latest supposed treatment for COVID-19 being touted by anti-vaccination groups, had “no effect whatsoever” on the disease, according to a large patient study.

That’s the conclusion of the Together Trial, which has subjected several purported nonvaccine treatments for COVID-19 to carefully designed clinical testing. The trial is supervised by McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and conducted in Brazil.....

Among the 1,500 patients in the study, he said, Ivermectin showed “no effect whatsoever” on the trial’s outcome goals — whether patients required extended observation in the emergency room or hospitalization.

“In our specific trial,” he said, “we do not see the treatment benefit that a lot of the advocates believe should have been” seen.....

The findings on Ivermectin are yet another blow for advocates promoting the drug as a magic bullet against COVID-19. Ivermectin was developed as a treatment for parasitical diseases, mostly for veterinarians, though it’s also used against some human parasites.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:11 AM

7. But is it FDA approved.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:14 AM

8. For livestock and not for COVID

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:27 AM

9. I knew someone who took capsules for aquarium fish.

They could not afford a Dr.


No lie

Didn't kill them.

I used to have fish and bought the meds.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 07:18 AM

12. See post #11.

Apparently some doctors are prescribing it for humans. That doesn't mean it's FDA-approved for treating COVID. Makes me wonder what kind of "doctor" is prescribing it. There are plenty of quacks around.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 02:59 AM

10. I have no problem with CONservatives and Trumpansies taking Ivermectin

"it’s also used against some human parasites."

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