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Thursday, August 26, 2021

When users visit the telemedicine website SpeakWithAnMD.com, 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.

A detention center in Washington County, Arkansas, has been using the anti-parasite drug ivermectin to treat inmates who have COVID-19, local officials say, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has specifically warned against it. read more

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

John Pierce, an anti-vaccination advocate and lawyer representing people arrested for allegedly participating in the January 6 Capitol riots, has contracted COVID-19 and is reportedly on a ventilator. He is representing at least 17 clients who are suspected of participating in the January 6 Capitol riots.

Bill Phillips lost 70 pounds during his time in the ICU and is now urging the unvaccinated to get the shot. read more

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

He and his wife got COVID-19. She died last week. This week, he went maskless to anti-vaxx rally. read more


"The problem isn't the decision to leave the country. The absurd thing was taking out the troops first instead of last."

Correction: The troop draw down was Trump's doing, not Biden's. So was not taking out the many Afghans who helped us while the troop draw down was occurring:

Chris Murphy

Spare me the make believe indignation from Republicans about the Afghanistan evacuation.
1/ Here's the story of the relentless Republican effort (led by President Trump) to undermine and destroy the programs that help bring Afghan refugees to the U.S.

2/ Over the last decade, Republicans have pushed to intentionally create a massive backlog in the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program - the one we use to bring Afghan partners to America, by putting onerous conditions on the applications.

3/ In 2016, Obama asked to increase the cap for the SIV program. Senate Republicans objected.
Then, the Trump Admin started slowing down SIV processing. When Biden took over, there were 10,000 unfilled visas, despite 17,000 applications in the pipeline.
4/ This dovetailed with the assault by Trump and Republicans to destroy other refugee programs that bring Afghans to the U.S..

Obama admitted over 2,700 Afghan refugees. Trump admitted 400, bc he had dismantled the refugee system. Biden had to rebuild it.

5/ And today Trump Republicans are making it clear they will oppose bringing more Afghan refugees to the U.S..

Steven Miller: "Resettling [Afghans] in America is not about solving a humanitarian crisis; it's about accomplishing an ideological objective to change America,"


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