The American left is in a tizzy because a new scientific discovery has been made in the fight against COVID. It turns out that Ivermectin, which is a cheap and widely available medicine that earned a Nobel Prize in 2015, actually kicks COVID right in the butt. Ivermectin seems to work quickly, as podcaster Joe Rogan took a combination of it with Z-Pac and got over a COVID infection in just a couple of days.
But now the fake news media has taken its marching orders from Big Pharma and is jumping all over Ivermectin. The news you’re reading about this wonder drug is anything but news. They’re literally making hot sidewalk garbage up out of thin air and trying to pass it off as news.
When Joe Rogan posted a video about how quickly he had recovered from COVID, thanks to Ivermectin and Z-Pac (azithromycin), Facebook-owned Instagram applied a filter to the video to make it look like Rogan was pasty-white and sickly looking. He was actually just as pink and flippant as ever in real life. The combination of these two common drugs allowed him to whip COVID in just a couple of days.
The media was furious, claiming that Rogan was taking a “horse dewormer” medicine (Ivermectin). And then things got really insane.
Rolling Stone magazine interviewed a “doctor” in Oklahoma who told an amazing story: Stupid hillbilly Trumpers in flyover country are suddenly overdosing on horse paste at catastrophic rates. There are so many idiotic Trumpers believing the “misinformation” about Ivermectin that they’re all overdosing on it, flooding Oklahoma emergency rooms, and going blind from the horse paste. The doctor claimed that there were so many horse paste overdoses at the hospital that gunshot victims were being forced to wait for treatment. There were that many horse paste OD’s.
This was an obviously fake news story that was just too good to not be true to the apparatchiks in the American news media. It just HAD to be true! Everyone know that Trump supporters in flyover country are so stupid that they drink fish tank cleaner and inject bleach into their lungs, right?
That ugly little boy on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, retweeted the Rolling Stone story with a picture of the Ivermectin horse paste veterinary medicine (as if that was what Joe Rogan had been taking, I guess). MSNBC Executive Producer Lauren Peikoff also retweeted the story, and it pretty much went viral from there.
“Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances”
“‘The scariest one I’ve heard of and seen is people coming in with vision loss,’ he said.”https://t.co/P909GtxBQZ
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) September 2, 2021
In England, both The Guardian and the Daily Mail republished the story, without bothering to check the basic facts undergirding it. Newsweek, the New York Daily News, and The Hill all republished the story as well. A Google search on “people overdosing on Ivermectin” returns 3.1 million news stories after the first weekend of this fake news story going viral.
Is there some new rule that you have to be mentally disabled to get a job as a reporter these days?
Even if you know nothing about the miracle drug Ivermectin, it should have been a clue to everyone that this was fake news when they described the “lines of gunshot victims” in rural America. Lines of gunshot victims are a thing that happens in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York Cities, and other locations run by Democrats. In rural communities like Woodward, Oklahoma… not so much.
As it turns out, the doctor who shared that big scoop with Rolling Stone was a pants-on-fire liar. The hospital where he claimed to have worked issued a notice that he didn’t actually work there, and also noted that they’ve had zero patients hospitalized for eating horse paste this summer. Since fake news reporters are now too incompetent to check anything these days before publishing their fake news fakery, I checked with two other sources that you may have heard of: The Centers for Disease Control and the Poison Control Centers in half a dozen states in flyover country (hey, it was a 3-day weekend, and I was bored).
There have been zero patients hospitalized in the United States this summer for ingesting horse paste. Zero. The fake news media are such malicious liars these days that they can’t even be trusted to do Wikipedia-level research.
Is there a form of Ivermectin that comes as a paste to de-worm horses? Absolutely. There’s also a liquid formulation that you can pour on a cow’s back to keep them from getting lice during the hot summer months when they’re out in the pasture. Has your veterinarian ever given your dog Heartgard, to prevent heartworms? Guess what? That’s Ivermectin, too! There’s even a spray version that veterinarians can use to treat parasites in certain reptiles.
Oh, and there’s a pill formulation for humans that’s listed on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines for nations to stockpile. The generic form costs about $20 bucks for a one-week supply of pills, which is what Joe Rogan was taking. It’s also the cheap and widely available drug that allowed India to kick the “Delta” COVID variant to the curb, even without a major vaccination program in that country.
Ivermectin truly is a miracle drug that has done more to lower the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis in the Third World than any other previous treatment. And it just so happens to be an effective treatment against COVID, which doesn’t carry any of the risks that the so-called “vaccines” do. Why do you suppose the fake news media doesn’t want anyone to know these facts?