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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The great Ivermectin deworming hoax

"In a normal year, the Kentucky Poison Control Center might receive one call from someone who has taken ivermectin, a drug commonly used to treat parasites in livestock. But amid increasing misinformation about the drug’s ability to both treat and prevent COVID-19, that number has increased to six this year." 

This alarming news was published in Spectrum News - formerly known as Time Warner Cable - on August 24, 2021, and should be a lesson to every American. 

The lesson is not about Ivermectin being poisonous because it isn't, but about the pervasiveness of a type of new internet propaganda termed "informational flooding.”

21 comments:

  1. "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Unknown but Attributed to Mark Twain

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  2. If ivermectin is poisonous, why did its inventor win the 2005 nobel prize?

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    1. 1) it was 2015; 2) "the dose makes the poison". Water is poisonous if taken in sufficient quantity over a short enough time. So is oxygen. ALL drugs are poisons- that's precisely the point of them. One of the early, great texts on drug development was titled "Selective Toxicity".

      All that said, the linked piece (which is quite good overall) errs in some respects. Ivermectin is in fact a poison as all drugs are, and more toxic than acetaminophen (Tylenol); LD50 of 5-50 mg/kg (depending on whose testing you cite) vs around 1900 mg/kg for acetaminophen. However, that doesn't negate the thesis: ivermectin is relatively safe as such things go, and is certainly safe as approved for human and animal use. And, clearly, effective against the WuFlu- as the Indian experience demonstrates conclusively.

      It is astonishing and disturbing how readily reputable organizations and researchers have ignored the obvious. And appalling how readily they have ruined decades of hard-earned reputation.

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    2. I think it was actually 2015 that the inventors won the Nobel.

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  3. Also just because someone called inquiring about the safety of a substance, doesn’t mean there was a poisoning.

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  4. "Spectrum News"-- formerly known as-- "Time Warner Cable". Do Ted Turner and Hanoi Jane come to mind?

    And The Spectrum assholes are responsible for about 30 percent of the fucking anoying robo calls you get too.

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  5. Actually there are four kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, statistics, and almost anything uttered by a politician.

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  6. Pardon me while I prepare a nice horse paste and chives sandwich for Iver and myself.

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  7. I posted this in another thread, it's relevant here.

    Remember, Ivermectin is a Protease Inhibitor with a 50 year history of safety, a very low cost per dose, and it's discoverer was awarded a Nobel Prize. Meanwhile, Pfizer is creating a Protease Inhibitor that will be released with no history and minimal testing. However, since it can be patented and the price can be set to whatever floats the Pfizer executive's boat (literally and figuratively) it will be deemed safe, effective, and probably mandatory.

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  8. Personally I choose what news I believe and what meds I take.
    Also the story says 1 a year is common but now it's
    "alarming" because they've gotten 6, bullshit. Get in touch with us when the numbers get within 10% of the hazards the jab. Dumbasses
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  9. Crap, I think I deleted my comment. Too much work to one finger type it again. summary; follow all the links in article, you will find a number of sources which support the article to varying degrees. see this NIA article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8088823/ My conclusion is that while Ivermectin isn't magic it appears to be very beneficial and significantly reduces your chance of getting covid, being hospitalized od dieing from covid.

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  10. I use it and I'm not dead!

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  11. For a while there, I was thinking these people were going to look awful stupid when data on the effectiveness of ivermectin came out. At this point, I don't see how they can LET the data come out because it would be easy to calculate the deaths that might have been avoided, revealing them as evil monsters.

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  12. So what I get out of all this is that you can get de-wormed and cure COVID all with one Medicine. I've seen those episodes of "Monsters Inside Me"! Now pardon me while I go rub some horse liniment on my sore leg.

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  13. So evil Google saw an increase in searches on ivermectin and responded by weaponizing the press against the truth. I'm so not shocked.

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  14. "informational flooding.” = The ability to bypass the media propaganda machine.

    I really do hope I live long enough to see these bastards up against that bullet-riddled wall.

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  15. My guess is that the CDC or NIH or Wuhan are working on a Covid variant that is resistant to Ivermectin, or appears to be resistant so that they can tell you, told you so. No profit in a drug that can be purchased for less than $1 a dose in most countries other than the US.

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  16. I've used it and it works very well. My mom bought worm medicine when I was a kid. She bought at it the local feed store and gave it to us. Tasted like crap, but then she gave us some horehound candy to get rid of the aftertaste.

    There is a drug called Soolantra used for rosacea. It's obscenely expensive. It's 1% ivermectin. It also works for ringworm and psoriasis spots. Mix 1 part horsepaste and 1 part lotion or coconut oil and put on the affected area. Clears up in about 3 days.

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  17. Wouldn't be nice to see a study on the side effects of Ivermectin vs the side effects of the jab? I mean like, you know, science?

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  18. I used the horse paste back in December just to prove that it was safe.
    I wasn't worried about covid at the time.
    In the meantime, I've received the human form, Stromectol, from one of those viagra sites in India.
    A friend of mine was deathly ill with covid, scared shitless to go to hospital because at his stage, and three co-morbidities, he knew they would refuse IVM, and kill him.
    He started the Ziverdo Kit being used in Utter Pradesh, India, and said that within a couple of hours, he felt a change.
    Not particularly better, just a "change.
    Next morning, he was up, but just barely.
    The next day, he was up and out for a couple hours.
    He's been improving every day.
    Of course, I and the other half got infected, and started the course.
    Wife was a bit sicker than me, but recovered quicker.
    I kept working (self employed), but I still have a slight cough after two weeks.
    I suspect it's bacterial, but still improving.

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  19. Speculum News, as we call it, is trying really hard to be CNN with local news.
    Their pandering to illegals here in TX is disgusting, and their Covid "news" is the same claptrap you here on other alphabet stations.
    CC

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