Florida Official Wants DeSantis to Make Ivermectin Widely Available

  

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Via:  hallux  •  2 weeks ago  •  28 comments

By:   Yelena Dzhanova (Business Insider)

Florida Official Wants DeSantis to Make Ivermectin Widely Available
Ivermectin is a drug typically used to treat parasitic infections in livestock. US health agencies have warned against using it for COVID-19.

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A Florida county commissioner wrote a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis pleading that the livestock deworming drug ivermectin become more widely available for people who are struggling with COVID-19.

In the letter, Commissioner Neil Combee called ivermectin a "wonder drug," according to NBC affiliate WFLA.

"We are hearing from many of our citizens that larger hospital chains and some pharmacies are refusing to prescribe safe and effective therapeutics like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin," Combee's letter said. "When a citizen is facing a potentially life-threatening case of COVID-19, he or she should receive the 'right to try' potentially life-saving therapeutics."

Commissioners in Polk County, Florida, are expected to vote on whether to send the letter to the governor on Tuesday, WFLA reported.

Ivermectin is a drug typically used to treat parasitic infections in livestock like horses.

Health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have repeatedly warned that the drug can cause adverse side effects in humans, like dizziness and nausea. In some cases, it can lead to overdose and death, as well as hallucinations and seizures.

Despite these warnings, several high-profile figures have publicly touted the drug as a cure for the coronavirus. Sens. Ron Johnson and Rand Paul, for example, have baselessly promoted the drug as a COVID-19 cure. And most recently, Joe Rogan said he took ivermectin after testing positive for COVID-19.

Hospitals in Oklahoma have been so backed up with ivermectin overdoses that gunshot victims are unable to receive treatment quickly.

Ivermectin can be used by humans but only through a prescription ordered by a doctor, usually to get rid of parasitic worms, according to the FDA. Sometimes, ivermectin can be used to treat lice and skin conditions like rosacea. But no health agency recommends that people infected with the coronavirus take ivermectin.


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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    2 weeks ago

Don't forget to vote for real idiots like Neil Combee America ... what do you have to lose?

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Hallux @1    2 weeks ago

Maybe it does work, the horse in the pic ain't wearin' no mask. /S

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.2  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Hallux @1    2 weeks ago

It appears the veracity of some sections of this article are in question. I am locking it until the areas in contention are resolved one way or the other. My apologies.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Senior Silent
2  SteevieGee    2 weeks ago

So...  People all over the country are being hospitalized for taking ivermectin and he wants to legalize it but possession of marijuana can get you 30 years there.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  SteevieGee @2    2 weeks ago

Where is this happening?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Kavika @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

You fell for fake news.

While, as your link proves, the damage has already been done and this lie will persist in left wing circles forever, nothing of the sort is happening. From the correction subsequently added to the  Rolling Stone article that started this frenzy:

NHS Sequoyah has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking   ivermectin . This includes not treating any patients for ivermectin overdose. All patients who have visited our emergency room have received medical attention as appropriate. Our hospital has not had to turn away any patients seeking emergency care.  

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1.3  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

Blame it on me, I seeded the article. Business Insider is usually very reliable and just about everyone from left to right has seeded articles from them. Let's not fall into the trap of one false report makes the entire news organization a purveyor of fake news.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1.4  Kavika   replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

I didn’t fall for anything it was right in the article. If you would have read the article you would have seen it and could have challenged with you link.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.5  Sean Treacy  replied to  Kavika @2.1.4    2 weeks ago
I didn’t fall for anything it was right in the article. 

Yes, you did. The claim that rural hospitals in Oklahoma are being overwhelmed with ivermectin overdoses is made up. You  posted it so you either fell for it, or are intentionally spreading false information. Which is it?  

If you would have read the article you would have seen it and could have challenged with you link.

It's fake. The story is  being shared  around left wing media even though the only source was an unemployed doctor and, unsurprisingly, not one media source bothered to verify it. The healthcare system he supposedly worked for had to put out a statement, which I quoted,  stating that NO  ONE had been treated for taking ivermectin. 

One malicious person  made a false claim and everyone from Rolling Stone to Rachel Maddow ran with it. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1.6  Kavika   replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.5    2 weeks ago

It’s great that you believe that you’re the Great Karnac. Carry on.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

So some people who took a livestock dewormer did not get covid, therefore livestock dewormer prevents covid??  Wouldn’t that also mean that anything consumed by anyone who hasn’t gotten covid prevents covid?  I eat walnuts every day, so that is also a magical cure?  Or is it the steel cut oats?  Maybe it’s the frozen blueberries?  So many possibilities when you simply ignore science and allow correlation to imply causation. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3    2 weeks ago

Some people would drink shoe polish if they thought it would help them stick out their tongues at science. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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4  devangelical    2 weeks ago

I'm in favor of supplying ivermectin serum and syringes to all anti-vaxx morons.

 
 
 
Ender
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4.1  Ender  replied to  devangelical @4    2 weeks ago

Considering I read it leads to infertility, I say, go for it....

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @4.1    2 weeks ago

bonus!

 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     2 weeks ago

More proof that Florida has more than it’s share of village idiots and horses asses.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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6  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

The political right is in love with insanity. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
7  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

You know the Biden admin treats  refugees with this drug, right? Where is the outrage over the Biden admin forcing a “livestock dewormer” on refugees?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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7.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @7    2 weeks ago

However, a quick Google search would reveal that the human variant of Ivermectin has been used to treat people for decades.

In 2015, it was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

So much for being only a dewormer for horses.

Ivermectin is Given to Afghan Refugees, According to the CDC Website - The True Defender !

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Sean Treacy
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7.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  JohnRussell @7.1    2 weeks ago

No shit John. That’s my point.  Maybe you should point that out to your progressive friends calling it a livestock dewormer.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
8  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Perhaps reading the article would help answer the questions on the use of invecmectim for animals and humans.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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10  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

Hopefully these morons will take it prior to the elections.  They will too busy shitting themselves to vote.

 
 
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