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.
Yes A.I., Q-publicans DO operate on fear, when they run out of hatred.
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.
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.
How about a link to these positive tests reports?
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.
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.
This toon may be harmful to your health
So the GQP’ers are pushing a drug that might be helpful yet to continue to boycott those that have proven helpful?
The stupidity is astounding…..
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.
Perhaps he’d like to try it first and lead by example
The only cure for stupid is death
Shouldn’t it be the other side telling Qpubs to poison themselves?
A virus is not a parasite. Intestinal worms QUITE A BIT MORE DEVELOPED.
Gotta keep the fear going. It’s all the left has.
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.
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.
Al, please tell us you are taking Ivermectin. It will make my day better.
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
Let’s see. Get a free vaccine that is highly effective and will keep you out of the hospital if you do get sick,
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?
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.
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.
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:
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.
When Goodwyn takes a break now and then from lying about Democrats, he can be a good cartoonist. But not here.
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
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.”
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.
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.
Mentally ill covid spreading suicidal right wingers will do anything except for the right thing.
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…
Pathetic. This sort of crap leads to deaths.
Yeah, if you overdose it promises to hurt you.
They overdose on horse de wormer and then take up a hospital bed for a covid patient.
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I always knew Goodwyn was stupid, but this is really stupid. Ugh.
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!
GoComics really needs a flag for cartoonists.
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?