Soooo, with all this talk of quackery related to this specific horse and dog dewormer, are you willing to take the risk?!
- No scientific basis for a potential therapeutic effect against COVID-19 from pre-clinical studies;
- No meaningful evidence for clinical activity or clinical efficacy in patients with COVID-19 disease, and;
- A concerning lack of safety data in the majority of studies.
"The hatred for Trump deranged these people so much that they're unwilling to objectively study it," Paul said, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. "So someone like me that's in the middle on it, I can't tell you because they will not study ivermectin. They will not study hydroxychloroquine without the taint of their hatred for Donald Trump."
Paul told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he does not know if ivermectin works but that he will "keep an open mind."
Which means they ARE studying it. So, Rand Paul is lying again? Super surprised."Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration urged people not to self-medicate with ivermectin because it is intended for horses and other livestock.The FDA also noted in a statement that it received reports that people were being hospitalized after using the drug. It acknowledged that initial research is being carried out on the drug's efficacy but that the formula used for animals differs greatly from what humans are supposed to take."
I will also add that these crazy theories are now good business for the far right. Ask Rand Paul, who for a period was an actual doctor, who likely knew better than his political idiocy. His dad at least stood for something. I feel bad for Kentucky, and that is hard for me to do.
I don't get it. The same people who won't take a vaccine that the world's best scientists developed, something that's been through extensive clinical trials -- often because "I don't want strange things in my body" or "I don't know what it's going to do" -- are enthusiastic about untested, unproven, and often dangerous miracle cures that they learned about from Karen or Ted on Facebook. That, or drinking Clorox.
My wife, who grew up on a farm, swears by that stuff. It's basically aromatic Neosporin in a big tin. When I was a kid my grandma had a tin of something called carbolic salve which was basically the same stuff I think.
would ask him to make drugs, such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, widely available to residents in hopes of providing what one commissioner calls possible live-saving therapeutics against COVID-19.
"The FDA, CDC, AMA and APhAA and the doctors of West Chester Hospital do not believe that ivermectin should be used to treat COVID-19," Oster wrote.
Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Oster Jr.
spokeswoman for UC Health which operates West Chester Hospital,
We do not believe that hospitals or clinicians should be ordered to administer medications and/or therapies, especially unproven medications and/or therapies, against medical advice."
QAnoners flooded her hospital with hundreds of phone calls and even some death threats, demanding that she receive ivermectin.www.thedailybeast.com