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Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons by Al Goodwyn for September 14, 2021

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    Shod  3 days ago

    I hope the alleged cartoonist is aware that ivermectin is used for parasitic infections in humans and can be poisonous if misused since there’s a huge difference in the body mass of a horse and a Republican.

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    RAGs  3 days ago

    Yes A.I., Q-publicans DO operate on fear, when they run out of hatred.

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    Concretionist  3 days ago

    Today I saw a meta-study that was published in an online repository for medical studies that have NOT been examined by a jury. It seemed to find some value in ivermectin. Of course that was a meta-study (they look at statistics gathered by other studies)… it has not been examined by experts in the area… and there’s no way of knowing how accurate the underlying studies were.

    It is fairly common for poor quality papers to be “published” this way, and when that happens, it is VERY common for folks with an agenda to use such papers as evidence. It’s not.

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    ImDaRealAni  3 days ago

    Anti-vaxxers on vaccines: It’s not approved so I’m not getting it.Anti-vaxxers on stuff like this, homeopathy, other untested and unproven substances: It’s not approved so I’m getting it.

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    hermit48  3 days ago

    How about a link to these positive tests reports?

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    baroden  3 days ago

    So everybody’s on the same page: Ivermectin has been demonstrated to be safe and efficacious against SPECIFIC indications and at SPECIFIC doses.

    The doses people are using for COVID are very high and OUTSIDE the SPECIFIED dose ranges. At high doses Ivermectin can be toxic.

    Leave pharmacy issues to pharmacists. Just because FoxNews reports something doesn’t mean you should run off and try it. That said, Darwin was right and this is one of the mechanisms for removing STUPID people from the gene pool.

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    GiantShetlandPony  3 days ago

    Ivermectin is not an approved treatment for Covid. You’d be better off taking a sugar pill. You’d get the same result without the risk.

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    The Nodding Head  3 days ago

    This toon may be harmful to your health

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    Odon  3 days ago

    So the GQP’ers are pushing a drug that might be helpful yet to continue to boycott those that have proven helpful?

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    Zebrastripes  3 days ago

    The stupidity is astounding…..

    =(^~^)=

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    Iseau Premium Member 3 days ago

    This Vax / Not vax hoopla is getting old. I don’t think it’s a Republican / Democrat issue as it is being pushed either. I and all my friends and family have been vaccinated and I have gotten my Booster shot. There are no political lines in this mix some lean left some right. But when our conversations comes to COVID-19 we all are in agreement, get faxed, get save. If it takes a mandate to get it done in work spaces and schools, so be it.

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    Valiant1943 Premium Member 3 days ago

    Perhaps he’d like to try it first and lead by example

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 3 days ago

    The only cure for stupid is death

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    grange  3 days ago

    Shouldn’t it be the other side telling Qpubs to poison themselves?

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    davidthoms1  3 days ago

    A virus is not a parasite. Intestinal worms QUITE A BIT MORE DEVELOPED.

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    Same2Ubuddy Premium Member 3 days ago

    Gotta keep the fear going. It’s all the left has.

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    mourdac Premium Member 3 days ago

    The Qanon woman in Chicago who brought lawsuit against a hospital to force them to treat her with Ivermectin (initially had a judge rule in her favor only to have him reverse the ruling) died yesterday of Covid-19.

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    calliarcale  3 days ago

    At this point, ivermectin testing is not showing promise. There have been a few studies showing a correlation between ivermectin and modestly reduced symptoms, but other studies show no correlation. If it does have an affect, it’s probably due to an anti-inflammatory action; many anti-parasitics can reduce inflammation as a byproduct, which is why some doctors were trying out various quinine derivatives (such as hydroxychloroquine) earlier in the pandemic, and why those same drugs are effective in reducing symptoms for people with MS or lupus (which are autoimmune disorders).

    But there is no evidence whatsoever that it works directly against the virus, nor that it can prevent infection. The only drug we have so far that clearly does work directly against the virus is Regeneron, which is a synthetic antibody treatment and therefore unable to reverse the physical damage caused by the disease, and the only drugs we have to prevent infection are the vaccines that have been developed. In larger studies, traditional anti-inflammatories such as various cortisone derivatives have been more effective at reducing symptoms, although even there, the effectiveness is modest at best. Unfortunately, like a lot of viruses, all we really can do is try to keep the patient alive long enough for their body to win the war.

    One thing concerns me about ivermectin: the package inserts, which contain dosing instructions for common parasitic worm infestations and preventatives (it’s particularly effective against roundworm species), warn that it is contraindicated for people with bronchial asthma. Considering that we’re looking at a respiratory disease that causes severe lung damage, I really would like to know more about this contraindication.

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    Vidrinath Premium Member 3 days ago

    Al, please tell us you are taking Ivermectin. It will make my day better.

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    librarylady59  3 days ago

    Three sites I’ve found in a just few minutes:

    Ivermectin – Helps protect against viral illnesses$165.00 for 20 pills – https://sevencells.com/products/ivermectin-helps-protect-against-viral-illnesses?variant=40536624758976

    How ’America’s Frontline Doctors’ Sold Access to Bogus COVID-19 Treatments—and Left Patients in the Lurch – https://time.com/6092368/americas-frontline-doctors-covid-19-misinformation/

    SpeakWithAnMD.com in partnership with the organization America’s Frontline Doctors, whose founder stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6… -https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/ivermectin-demand-drives-trump-telemedicine-website-rcna1791

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 days ago

    Let’s see. Get a free vaccine that is highly effective and will keep you out of the hospital if you do get sick,

    or

    pay exorbitant prices from a skeezy web site for an equine de-wormer not approved for human consumption, is putting people in hospitals, with poison control centers begging people not to take it, but hawked by right wing internet media?

    I mean, jeez. And here we have, once again, Al Goodwyn pushing Ivermectin snake oil.

    Why? Because Republicans and their fascist supporters like Al are so determined to make Democrats “fail”, that they’d kill hundreds of thousands of people?

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 days ago

    Veronica Wolski, a popular QAnon advocate best known for hanging banners from a bridge in Chicago and Ivermectin nut, died in the early hours yesterday morning after spending weeks in hospital with COVID-19.

    https://crooksandliars.com/2021/09/covid-denialist-who-qanon-demanded-be

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 days ago

    And here’s another one who “took one for the team”, specifically, The Wall Street Journal’s Allysia Finley, who made the ridiculous claim that there’s “no practical public health reason” for Biden to be mandating vaccines on last Saturday’s The Journal Editorial Report on (where) else Fox.

    https://crooksandliars.com/2021/09/fox-biden-vaccine-mandate

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 days ago

    Triage (aka “Death Panels”) in Idaho have been the norm, and their hospitals are on the verge of collapse from COVID case. Meanwhile, the largest health district in Idaho has booted a physician supporting public health measures from its board, in favor of a tЯц❄py whackadoodle who pushes Ivermectin over “needle rape” vaccines. Here’s the Rachel Maddow story about it:

    https://crooksandliars.com/2021/09/covid-idaho-maddow-needle-rape

    Right-wingers, of course, don’t watch “Mad Dog Maddow” for the same reason they can’t accept truth and empirical data, but will eat up lies, hatred, and conspiracies like candy.

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    Rich Douglas  3 days ago

    When Goodwyn takes a break now and then from lying about Democrats, he can be a good cartoonist. But not here.

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    librarylady59  3 days ago

    I am bewildered and astounded that people won’t get a vaccine specifically produced, receives FDA approval, and lists ingredients to keep one safe from Covid-19 death and illness would rather chance using a medication that has not been used for a viral sickness. Parasites & worms are not viruses.

    the threadlike excretion could be a part of the person’s previous meal, as people commonly mistake vegetables in their poop for worms… Many in the ivermectin Facebook groups are calling the strings in their excrement “rope worms,” but Long said there was no such medical diagnosis. He said people were likely just seeing intestinal mucus or perhaps shedding parts of the intestinal lining – https://news.yahoo.com/people-taking-dangerous-doses-ivermectin-170305892.html

    The shaky science behind ivermectin as a COVID-19 cure – https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/the-shaky-science-behind-ivermectin-as-a-covid-19-cure?loggedin=true

    Flawed ivermectin preprint highlights challenges of COVID drug studies. – The paper summarized the results of a clinical trial seeming to show that ivermectin can reduce COVID-19 death rates by more than 90%1 — among the largest studies of the drug’s ability to treat COVID-19 to date. But on 14 July, after internet sleuths raised concerns about plagiarism and data manipulation, the preprint server Research Square withdrew the paper because of “ethical concerns”. – https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02081-w

    Why ivermectin should not be used to prevent or treat COVID-19 – American Medical Association:https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/why-ivermectin-should-not-be-used-prevent-or-treat-covid-19

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    jhayesd31  3 days ago

    How about Arsenic. Arsenic is also used to treat vermin. OK Republicans Arsenic will keep you from getting Covid.

    So the Republicans are just going to take every Veterinary drug in existence with the Logic of “It might not make things worse.”

    Great.

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    jader3rd  3 days ago

    The one test that showed promise was using monkey’s blood and at a dosage that would kill humans. The only other thing that tests have shown is that Ivermectin causes male infertility.

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    Tacky's Revolt  3 days ago

    Another cartoon divorced from reality. Now that I think about it, it does illustrate one thing: How completely off the rails and divorced from reality the constituents of the Republican Party are. It also illustrates the lengths the Republicans are willing to go to maintain power in this country as they know full well that in a fair election they could never win.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 days ago

    Mentally ill covid spreading suicidal right wingers will do anything except for the right thing.

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    ferddo  3 days ago

    The ivermectin champions don’t bother to differentiate between ivermectin formulated for humans vs. ivermectin formulated for livestock – and don’t bother to warn people that the ivermectin sold at feed stores is for livestock…

    Also, find it odd that people fear a proven vaccine that has FDA approval for humans… while embracing an experimental treatment that does not carry FDA approval for use against COVID… they’re willing to accept “testing shows promise” over actual data obtained from millions of treatments…

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    gcottay  3 days ago

    Pathetic. This sort of crap leads to deaths.

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    Scoutmaster77  3 days ago

    Yeah, if you overdose it promises to hurt you.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 2 days ago

    They overdose on horse de wormer and then take up a hospital bed for a covid patient.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 2 days ago

    ‘This is idiotic’: Mayors defy Ron DeSantis’ threat to fine cities ‘millions’ for vaccine mandates

    https://www.rawstory.com/ron-desantis-vaccine-mandate/

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 2 days ago

    Fox News implemented vax requirements — and now ‘90% of full-time employees are fully vaccinated’: internal memo

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 2 days ago

    CNN’s Keilar corners Texas lobbyist for avidly pushing vaccines while condemning Biden’s vax mandate

    Traveling COVID nurses slam ‘pathetic’ anti-mask Dan Crenshaw fans who invaded their hotel

    Madison Cawthorn crashes school board mask mandate meeting to attack Dem governor: ‘We will not accept your edicts’

    rawstory

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 2 days ago

    ICUs are filled with COVID — and regret

    Biden’s vaccine mandate gives employers cover when implementing vaccine requirements

    Putin self-isolates after COVID cases in inner circle

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    The Real M38  2 days ago

    I always knew Goodwyn was stupid, but this is really stupid. Ugh.

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    apfelzra Premium Member 2 days ago

    No, ivermectin in humans to treat Covid-19 does NOT show promise. Why bother with s treatment when prevention with a vaccine is so $%#&$*! easy — and FREE!

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    hermit48  2 days ago

    GoComics really needs a flag for cartoonists.

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    Stonehouses3  1 day ago

    I know you “scientifically based” progressives don’t like anything that messes with your status quo, but, why do you have a problem with looking into a possible therapeutic? I’m not advocating using Ivermectin to treat covid in humans, it is a dewormer and antiparasitic designed for animal use. However, if there is a possibility it can work, what is the harm with doing experiments (controlled by experienced scientists and researchers)? Isn’t the objective of scientific research to question current dogma and to prove if it is right or wrong and/or find a different path?

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