The bad news is that Joe Rogan, that well-paid celebrator of medium intelligence, has the covid. The worse news is that he's announced that he's taking de-wormer for it.
The even worse news is the virus hasn’t shut up many of the other living anti-vaxxers. The virtues of the anti-parasitical drug ivermectin against the plague are being shouted from conservative rooftops, making it this year’s hydroxyquinone, with people being rushed to the hospital for taking horse de-wormer to keep from getting covid, as opposed to last year, when they were dying of eating aquarium cleaner to keep the virus at bay.
The difference is, there is now an effective treatment for covid. Last year there was none. If you suspected you had been infected you didn’t have much alternative other than drinking the contents of your tank full of guppies and hoping for the best.
Of course, these professional aginners don’t make their cheese by humbly acknowledging that the CDC could rid us of the pandemic if we’d only take their advice. Now they’ve jumped on the ivermectin bandwagon as the only sure cure for covid, despite there being a sure cure for covid, and several of them tweeted snottily the other day that ivermectin won the Nobel Prize back in 2015, so therefore the libs were once again being owned badly.
Ok, drugs don’t win Nobel Prizes. People who invent drugs do, and one of the people who formulated avermectin, of which ivermectin is a derivative, is named Satoshi Ōmura, which is an Asian name, so not worthy of being celebrated by a podcast host whose audience just melts for direct racism. So, in their telling, the drug got the prize, which Omura well-deserved, because avermectin is effective against river blindness and elephantiasis, serious illnesses that have affected hundreds of thousands of people where they are endemic. Which is Africa.
River blindness not so much an issue in Arizona, where they barely have any rivers to speak of, but people are gobbling veterinary ivermectin in the Grand Canyon State like it was garbage and they were possums, and ending up in emergency rooms, pooping out blood and most of their lymph glands.
The difference between a parasite and a virus is not clear to these people, clearly, but big-mouthed mercenary murderers don’t care, so let me put it in terms they can understand.
Taking ivermectin for your covid is like taking insulin for your hemorrhoids.
While all the while the drugstore shelves are bulging with Preparation H.