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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

As if attempting to one-up last week's stupidity with regards to ivermectin, anti-vaxxers on Facebook and Twitter are advocating for a new and unproven Covid-19 treatment: Betadine, an antiseptic used to treat cuts and scrapes.

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Hey bell ringer, tell me again how it's pro-mask people's fault this is continuing on the way it is.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2021-09-14 08:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Betadine is a natural compliment to animal de-wormer, much like blackberry jam and certain French cheeses.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-14 09:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's evident that Trumpites, rather than betray Donald by getting a vaccine, are going through their medicine closets (and under their sinks) and systematically ingesting whatever they find there.

This is hysteria. This is mental illness.

Rat poison will not be far behind. Someone will notice that rats are never hospitalized for COVID.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-14 09:04 AM | Reply

Trumpites prove that scores of millions of Americans are dim-witted savages. Superficially conversant with the modern age but psychologically living in caves.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-14 09:07 AM | Reply

In my youth in southern Arizona, we used something I think was called SCORP. To protect the house from the post-monsoon invasion of scorpions, vinegaroons, and Christ only knows what else, we'd lay this stuff on with big paint brushes, gallons of it, all around the house boundaries, inside and out. You can't buy it today, not like down at Home Depot or anything. This was one-step-away-from-Chernobyl stuff. But the formula must exist somewhere. Check around Fort Derrick, maybe Dugway Proving Grounds, over at Fort Huachuca, they'll know. Anyhoo, SCORP is my nominee for the remedy du jour. (Allegedly.)

#5 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-14 09:14 AM | Reply

Trumpites prove that scores of millions of Americans are dim-witted savages. Superficially conversant with the modern age but psychologically living in caves.
#4 | POSTED BY ZED

An inconvenient truth if ever there was one.

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-14 09:29 AM | Reply

In all fairness, betadine is stored next to the ivermectine in the horse care tote.

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-09-14 09:42 AM | Reply

The internet is full of sad and depraved people. Many of them will jump at any conspiracy theory as long as it's against "the establishment". Some do it regardless of which political party appears to be in control, while for others it's a determining factor.

The OP of this thread regularly posts headlines that are as toxic and inflammatory as any Russian bot. The rest of you regulars on this site who refuse to call it out are just as culpable. Many of you probably have relatives or long time acquaintances who are vulnerable to this type of propaganda, but you have no problem with degrading them as "plague rats" and other subhuman animals?

I know the OP strives to be a bot (it's literally in the user handle), but have the rest of you really given up on your fellow humans, as well as your own humanity?

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-14 11:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

>I know the OP strives to be a bot (it's literally in the user handle),

It's the German purity law (brewing) of 1516.

Way before robots.

#9 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2021-09-14 11:58 AM | Reply

"but have the rest of you really given up on your fellow humans"

Anyone who thinks Fat Donnie Fail is still president isn't a fellow human. They're beyond hope.

#10 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-14 01:45 PM | Reply

Well, when you find yourself in the ICU dying of Covid vaccination poisoning and a fauci ouchy, and you will, you will know you were refused the life saving gargle of betadine because of politics
It's being prescribed everywhere but America, I know.

- - skepticals

#11 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-09-14 09:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Believing something that's empirically not true is called a delusion. It's a type of mental illness which could be acute or chronic. So you're basically saying people with mental illnesses are not human and can be treated as less than human. Is that really the world you want to live in?

#12 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-14 09:54 PM | Reply

betadine.com

Wasn't it the CDC that said antiseptic mouthwashes can reduce the transmission of COVID?

#13 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-14 10:00 PM | Reply

Nurse, 20 cc's of gargle, stat

- - sentinels imagination

#14 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-09-15 12:51 AM | Reply

"Is that a world you want to live in"

Nope, that's why I'm ok with the mandate. Its human thing to do

If I were China joe I would put a bounty on vaccinating the unvaccinated
Like they do with coyotes
Pay Americans to track down, tranq, and inoculate these people we unfortunately have to collectively drag into the future

#15 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-09-15 01:01 AM | Reply

When told that anti-vaxxers had taken to gargling with Betadine, Weinberg said, "--- me! Of course they are."

How about drinking bleach? Did they give up on that yet?

#16 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-15 07:17 AM | Reply

Believing something that's empirically not true is called a delusion.

#12 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Did Donald Trump win in 2020?

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-15 08:02 AM | Reply

I have to agree. A lot of this Trumpite nonsense is delusional. But a lot more of it is cynical posturing. It is CONVENIENT and ADVANTAGEOUS for the rotting body of conservatism to insist on things that are "empirically not true".

The Republican Party in Texas believes that ratting on your neighbors will eliminate abortion.
The Republican Party in Texas believes that wind turbines caused 750 people to freeze to death here a few months ago.
The Republican Party of Texas believes that there is massive election fraud.

Lord knows many, many Republicans are dangerously crazy. But the real problem is that you are such shameless liars.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-15 08:08 AM | Reply

you're basically saying people with mental illnesses are not human and can be treated as less than human. Is that really the world you want to live in?

#12 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Yes. ---- them all and let them die.

#19 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-15 04:27 PM | Reply

"you're basically saying people with mental illnesses are not human and can be treated as less than human."

You can treat anyone that way, Sentinel. One party routinely does.

For example, you can refuse to get vaccinated, and treat other people like their lives mean literally nothing to you.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-15 04:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Person Woman Man Camera TV
Bleach, UV, hydroquinone , ivermectin, iodine

#21 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-15 05:36 PM | Reply

The Dems should propose a contest to guess the next most promoted GQP 'therapeutic'. There could be prizes, paid for by an entry fee. They could raise millions.

I am putting my money down on WD-40. Or maybe 2-4-D.

BRB I have to post memes on FB.

#22 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-15 05:42 PM | Reply

FTA:
Solutions that include povidone iodine have also previously been marketed as a ------- douche to treat itching in some countries. "We use it before surgery to clean the vagina," says OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Gunter. "The reason it is bad in douches is that it kills the good bacteria and can be an irritant."

Bad for douches? Then why are they taking it!

#23 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-15 05:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wasn't it the CDC that said antiseptic mouthwashes can reduce the transmission of COVID?

#13 | Posted by sentinel

Did they? Asking a question to deflect for the latest stupidity of anti-vaxxers doesn't count as making a point.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2021-09-15 09:55 PM | Reply

I'll bet that makes for some lovely teeth.

#25 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-15 11:06 PM | Reply

Eating your own ----- will make you immune to covid and will reinstate Trump as President. You just read it on the internet so it must be true. Start chowing down, MAGATS

#26 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-09-16 01:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

What JohnnyHot posted above is true. He could not publish it on the internet if it were a lie. Guaranteed, if all Republicans immediately begin eating their own -----, Trump WILL be reinstated. Get to work!

#27 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-09-16 01:50 PM | Reply

Eating your own ----- will make you immune to covid and will reinstate Trump as President. You just read it on the internet so it must be true. Start chowing down, MAGATS

#26 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-09-16 01:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

That's false. They were already eating Metamucil Mussolini's ----- and they are still dying from COVID.

#28 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-16 01:51 PM | Reply

How does this make sense, this gargling iodine?

The entry path is through the nasal, predominately. This is an air borne transmission.

Some people I guess will believe anything, even when their lives are at stake.

#29 | Posted by BBQ at 2021-09-16 02:52 PM | Reply

They were gargling bleach just a year ago.

#30 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-09-16 03:02 PM | Reply

#29 - "How does this make sense, this gargling iodine?
The entry path is through the nasal, predominately. This is an air borne transmission."

They are mouth breathers. Make sense now?

#31 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-16 03:02 PM | Reply

"Did they? Asking a question to deflect for the latest stupidity of anti-vaxxers doesn't count as making a point."

A question which speaks directly to the point being made is not a deflection. This article and others which lie or mislead about certain medicines only being for veterinary or topical use are basically doing the same thing as saying "anti-vaxxers ingest DMHO, a chemical used as a coolant in nuclear reactors". If you really care about making valid arguments against anti-vaxxers, why would you support such garbage propaganda?

#32 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-16 03:11 PM | Reply

"They are mouth breathers."

You beat me to it. I was just about to post that.

#33 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-16 03:12 PM | Reply

How does this make sense, this gargling iodine?

The entry path is through the nasal, predominately. This is an air borne transmission.

Some people I guess will believe anything, even when their lives are at stake.

#29 | POSTED BY BBQ

They dumb.

#34 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-09-17 12:08 AM | Reply

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