- A person in Mississippi has been hospitalized after ingesting livestock medication from a feed store in an effort to treat or prevent COVID-19.
- Ivermectin, normally used to treat parasites in humans and livestock, is now being prescribed by quack doctors as a replacement for the Trumpian drug hydroxychloroquine.
- Trump fanatics “have taken to raiding rural tractor supply stores in search of Ivermectin” apple flavored horse paste.
John Wright from Rawstory writes:
“A person in Mississippi is hospitalized after reportedly ingesting livestock medication containing ivermectin from a feed store to treat or prevent COVID-19 — a remedy promoted heavily by right-wing vaccine opponents in recent weeks.
The Mississippi Health Department confirmed the hospitalization on Wednesday, according to the Mississippi Free Press.
“MSDH did not reveal when the incident happened or the patient’s current condition,” the Free Press reported.
Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs encouraged people with medical needs to consult with their doctors.
“There are potential toxicities,” Dobbs said, referring to ivermectin use. “I think some people are trying to use it as a preventative, which I think is really kind of crazy. You wouldn’t get your chemotherapy at a feed store. I mean, you wouldn’t want to treat your pneumonia with your animal’s medication. It can be dangerous to get the wrong doses of medication, especially for something that’s meant for a horse or a cow…”
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