Closing Thought–23Aug21

This is from the ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’ Files

In my state, Mississippi, the Covid virus is racing across the state…one report states that Mississippi has the world’s fastest expanding disease…..and some stupid starts telling people that a horse drug can be effective in slowly the virus and it can be found at your local feed store.

As you would think the incidents of poisonings skyrocketed…..

Mississippi officials have become alarmed enough at calls coming in to its poison control center to issue a statewide health alert. Don’t take a drug intended for horses to self-treat COVID-19, officials said. “At least 70% of the recent calls have been related to ingestion of livestock or animal formulations of ivermectin purchased at livestock supply centers,” said the letter, which was sent out Friday. Of the callers, the Hill reports, 85% had mild symptoms of poisoning and one person was told to seek medical help. Symptoms can include a rash, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, neurologic disorders, and even severe hepatitis.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is among those recommending ivermectin for people. He was suspended from YouTube in June for posting videos touting its use, per WPR. National regulators have warned against the practice, per Salon. The FDA said it’s just beginning research on ivermectin. “Taking a drug for an unapproved use can be very dangerous,” the agency said. “This is true of ivermectin, too.” The drug is approved to treat people with certain parasitic conditions, per WTVA, but not for anyone with COVID. “Animal drugs are highly concentrated for large animals and can be highly toxic in humans,” the Mississippi letter said.

Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the state’s health officer, said Mississippi is going through “the worst part of the pandemic,” per the Washington Post. The state reported 5,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, and has more than 1,600 patients in hospitals—including 450 in intensive care. Only Alabama has a lower vaccination rate. Mississippi health officials are baffled by people turning to ivermectin as the answer. “Why in the world would an individual want to take a medication for livestock that No. 1 has no oversight, no FDA approval, there are no FDA studies on almost,” said Dr. Paul Byers, the state epidemiologist who signed the letter. “I certainly would strongly recommend people not take any medicine from a feed store,” Dobbs said

More on this story here…..https://www.rawstory.com/ivermectin-fox-news-poison-control/

I am sorry but all my compassion ans sympathy is gone for these idiots…..could this pandemic be proving Darwin right?

My grandfather said that “Stupidity is lethal”…and his statement is proving prophetic.

Again my state proves that you ‘can’t fix stupid’….

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

 

11 thoughts on “Closing Thought–23Aug21

  1. We also have people over here claiming that Ivermectin can ‘cure covid’. You don’t live in the only place with stupid people, chuq.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. It’s amazing the things some say and do. I hear all the time “but I don’t know what’s in it (Covid vaccine)”, yet i bet they don’t know anything about ivermectin, either. SMH .

    Today, my sisters 8 year old grandson is very ill. While visiting his dad, he was taken to his grandmother’s home (where the dad is living), where she was sick with COVID . The father knew it, so it really makes me wonder why there are so many put there with very little common sense.

    Hey Chuq, it’s Marie (& John) still muddling away here in Northern Maine… trying our best to live in a Republican stronghold.

    1. OMG! How are you guys doing? So great to hear from you again…..and thanx so much for the visit and the comment. Please stay in touch….chuq

      1. We’re hanging in there. Things here in our area are getting crazier, as far as the pandemic goes. We try our best to keep to ourselves, but it is tough, at times.

        I’ve been in fairly close contact with Coyote on Facebook, but having had my fill of ridiculousness, I haven’t been on that platform for about a week. I still private message with people, but I couldn’t take the number of idiotic posts I was reading. I needed a break.

        How have you been doing? I get email notifications of your posts, but tbh, my email is overrun with spam, so barely anything catches my notice. I’ll stop by more often.
        Take care, stay safe!

      2. Mississippi is running hard against sanity…our hospitals are full and they have no where to go…..I do not use FB…..we are all fine….my better half is getting over surgery all else is good. Weather here has been 100+ for the last 60 days…..you guys be well and be safe…..chuq

  3. That medication for animals. I did not hear anything about people in the Netherlands wanting to use that.

    Strange that people take the craziest things, never intended for human consumption.

    But vaccination and/or the appropriate medication and/or wearing masks is an interfearing with their constitutional rights and all that.

    I don’t know if you know the French comic Asterix and Obelix.
    Place: Little village in France
    Time: Centuries ago when Ceasar tries to occupy that little village.

    The villagers say seeing thosecRomans:
    Crazy people those Romans.

    Adepting this a bit: Crazy people those perticular Americans?

    1. It amazes me that the stupidity is lethal…..these fools take medical advice from unqualified people….like I say often ‘can’t fix stupid’ ….be well chuq

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