Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, August 26, 2021

When users visit the telemedicine website, they are immediately hit with a warning: "Due to overwhelming demand, we are experiencing longer than usual wait times." The demand is for ivermectin, a drug primarily used to deworm animals that has become the latest false cure for Covid-19. And the website, in partnership with the organization America's Frontline Doctors, whose founder stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, has become well-known in the Facebook groups and Reddit communities where anti-vaccination sentiment thrives.



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"It's hard to understand why people would turn down an FDA-approved Covid preventative in favor of a treatment that's not only unapproved but has a large body of evidence showing it doesn't work," said Dr. Nathan Boonstra, a pediatrician at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, and co-host of the podcast "Voices for Vaccines." "But antivax groups will eat up any opportunity to make it seem like a vaccine isn't needed. This has been true about anti-vaccine groups long before the pandemic.

"There is a lot of shared space between pro-ivermectin and anti-vaccine groups," he added.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-26 10:22 PM | Reply

Mass psychosis.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-26 11:36 PM | Reply

You need to mix invermectin with arsenic for the full desired effect.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2021-08-26 11:42 PM | Reply

Just take a larger dose.

It only makes sense if it cures worms in a cow it should cure covid in an ass.

#4 | Posted by kudzu at 2021-08-27 10:42 AM | Reply

Cures flatworm in goats quite well.I have some that is several years old in the shed.Willing to sell to highest bidder.. enough to treat 4000lbs of livestock or 8 republicans.

#5 | Posted by Scotty at 2021-08-29 09:48 PM | Reply

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