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Friday, October 15, 2021

A Republican lawmaker in Alaska reportedly harassed hospital officials to administer the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient"and even claimed to have power to make medical decisions for the patient" before the man died on Wednesday. William Topel, a well-known figure in Anchorage's conservative circles, had been a frequent opponent of public health measures intended to curb the pandemic and regularly showed up at Anchorage Assembly meetings to voice his defiance. However, he was admitted to a local hospital with COVID symptoms late last week, longtime friend Terrence Shanigan told The Daily Beast on Thursday, not long after he attended an Assembly meeting that involved swarms of unmasked protesters challenging a proposed mask ordinance.

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There's no better way to express your opposition to a mask ordinance than dying because you didn't wear a mask.

Republicans should start erecting statues of these heroes, to replace the Confederates that have been removed.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-15 06:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"The campaign grew as ivermectin proponents issued an appeal for Gov. Mike Dunleavy to weigh in and compel the hospital to provide the drug to Topel."

We demand freedom from the government telling us what to do!
--Trumpers

We demand the government tell the hospital to give him ivermectin!
--Also Trumpers

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-15 06:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They're always yelling and demanding.
Like your kids would be absent suitable adult intervention.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-15 06:44 AM | Reply

Why do the morons go to the hospital to get ivermectin?

Shouldn't they go to the Joe Rogan Outpatient Treatment Center and Crossfit Gym?

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-15 10:24 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

This dead plague rat gets a proper sendoff.

www.sorryantivaxxer.com

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-10-15 09:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"REINHEITSGEBOT"

I know your specialty is kid diddling and not logic so I will give you an assist this time. If you want to show that ivermectin is not effective, you need to stop linking to stories where a patient is denied access to ivermectin and then dies after being denied the drug because that does not prove what you think it proves.

#6 | Posted by Skeptical at 2021-10-16 02:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Relying on equine dewormer?
Come on.
Goes a long way to highlighting the role ignorance and stupidity play in the GQP death cult.
Which is, after all, the point.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-16 05:52 AM | Reply

A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a horse of course
That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.

Go right to the source and ask the horse
He'll give you the answer that you'll endorse.
He's always on a steady course.
Talk to Mr. Ed.

#8 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-16 07:00 AM | Reply

#1 your just mad because nobody erects statues of stalin

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-10-16 08:10 AM | Reply

If he was allowed the drug and died it may have meant something. The family should sue.

#10 | Posted by visitor_ at 2021-10-17 09:21 AM | Reply

#10
You'd need to be the cheapest, hungriest, most desperate lawyer in Tititlek to take that one on.

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-17 09:27 AM | Reply

Patients on the verge of death should have a say in their treatment including the right to try experimental drugs if they can afford them.

#12 | Posted by visitor_ at 2021-10-17 09:31 AM | Reply

What if they can't afford them?

#13 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-17 09:33 AM | Reply

Ivermectin is inexpensive I doubt the cost is the reason this person was denied his right to try.

#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2021-10-17 09:56 AM | Reply

So Topel never requested ivermectin.
Others did. Some pretending to speak for him, some even trying to claim medical advocacy over/for him.

But the hospital confirmed "that the state's largest hospital, which began rationing treatment for the virus last month, had received calls from people requesting ivermectin."

The hospital responded:
"Based on a preponderance of evidence and guidelines from multiple national authorities, Providence Alaska Medical Center does not use Ivermectin to treat COVID-19,"

And why are they receiving calls to treat COVID-19 with Ivermectin? Because idiots, fools, liars, and those that seek to spread misinformation continue promoting the lie that Ivermectin can help. It doesn't, as the hospital rightly pointed out.

#15 | Posted by YAV at 2021-10-17 10:37 AM | Reply

#14
You're talking "experimental drugs." That covers a lot more territory than the equine dewormer Trumpies have glommed onto. So, again, what if they can't afford them?

#16 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-17 02:18 PM | Reply

What point are you trying to make? Patients should only get experimental drugs when they can't afford to pay for them?

#17 | Posted by visitor_ at 2021-10-17 06:04 PM | Reply

It's not an experimental drug and has been prescribed by doctors for hundreds of thousands if not millions of patients prior to COVID.

#18 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-17 11:02 PM | Reply

Show of hands, who here doesn't know that ivermectin has been approved for use in humans by the FDA for over 3 decades? Anyone, Anyone. Bueller, Bueller?

#19 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-17 11:17 PM | Reply

If you want to be treated with ivermectin for Covid, find a doctor willing to do that, or buy some without a prescription.
Otherwise FOAD.

#20 | Posted by bored at 2021-10-18 03:28 AM | Reply

#17
You're the one who introduced affordability into the discussion. Ride with it or hop off the train.

#21 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-18 06:03 AM | Reply

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