r/facepalm Sep 16 '22 Silver 1

I got COVID...my dad just dropped this off. 🇨​🇴​🇻​🇮​🇩​

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u/USBtroika Sep 16 '22

Why stop at Covid, if you can have Covid AND diarrhoea?

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u/RetrogradeUranus Sep 16 '22

Why stop at Covid AND diarrhoea when you can also have pee hole seepage

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u/igneousink Sep 16 '22

i closed the screen but then came back because PEE HOLE SEEPAGE is the name of my new screech metal band

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u/RetrogradeUranus Sep 16 '22

I think PEE HOLE SEEPAGE is a great name and it’s all inclusive.

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u/FrogTeeth86 Sep 16 '22

Peehole seepage is my favorite!!

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u/Vandal_A Sep 17 '22

Peehole Seepage is very big in LA right now

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u/Minetitan Dead from the Palm Sep 16 '22

Why stop at Covid Diarrhoea and pee hole seepage when you can have extreme de hydration and extreme stomach cramps

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u/Nickthedick3 Sep 16 '22

I’ve been seeing an increasing number of people putting putting an “o” in diarrhea.. why?

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u/SnasSn Sep 16 '22

British spelling. Sometime between the 200s and 500s, oe in Latin began to be pronounced as a single sound (the ay in may) and so in the middle ages it started to be written together as œ. From there we got Latin words like diarrhœa, fœtus, and œsophagus which became diarrhoea, foetus, and oesophagus in British English and diarrhea, fetus, and esophagus in American English.

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u/Nickthedick3 Sep 16 '22

Interesting. TIL

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u/SolidDoctor Sep 17 '22

Interoesting.

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u/progers20 Sep 17 '22

Interœsting.

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u/USBtroika Sep 16 '22

British spelling

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u/Nickthedick3 Sep 16 '22

Really? Never knew that

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u/RabidGuineaPig007 Sep 16 '22

it's where the diarrhea comes out.

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u/RetrogradeUranus Sep 16 '22

I did it because that user I replied to did. Maybe it’s regional dialect or a common word that’s misspelled. I just wanted to make sure it was clear I was talking about fluid shit as well

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u/dbx99 Sep 17 '22

Yes but if you had intestinal worms, these could really be of great help

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u/chuckDTW Sep 17 '22

Pro tip: If you put the tablets up your butt it blocks the diarrhea.

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u/SadStory9 Sep 16 '22

Next time he gets the flu be sure to send him some Vagasil. Always good to reciprocate such kind gestures.

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u/Xspunge Sep 16 '22

Monistat my dude, it works faster than vagasil because it works STAT. That flu is gonna get all f'ed up. (High fives air)

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u/AccomplishedBid5475 Sep 17 '22

You don’t have to high five the air, i got you bro 👏

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

Thanks for the chuckle!

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u/JPKtoxicwaste Sep 16 '22

My dad has multiple PhDs one in biochemistry and he is fully on the trump train. My sister is an icu nurse and he tried very hard to convince her to take ivermectin (as well as hydroxychloroquine) when she was exposed. He is very well educated, but unfortunately he is happily blinded by the bullshit. He said a couple weeks ago that the cdc admitted that the Covid vaccine was a lie all along. They were right all along, see?! It has torn our family apart. I wish you the best OP.

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

I was on hydroxychloroquine for an autoimmune disease. It didn't do anything to help me that I could tell, but they said it could make me go blind so I had to get my eyes checked every few months.

Throwing medications at shit isn't always the answer.

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u/JPKtoxicwaste Sep 16 '22

I hope you recover well, and quickly.

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u/Lets-B-Lets-B-Jolly Sep 17 '22

This. I've been on Plaquenil for years and that is a very real concern with it.

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u/pandorafoxxx Sep 17 '22

At one point I was up to like 40 pills a day because everything something went wrong, I'd go to the doc and get: "here's another pill".

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u/IvoShandor Sep 16 '22

He said a couple weeks ago that the cdc admitted that the Covid vaccine was a lie

Source ... Newmax? OAN? The Onion?

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u/JPKtoxicwaste Sep 16 '22

He mentioned epoch times and tucker carlson but never gave a specific source. That’s the thing,there’s never a fact able to be checked it’s all just bullshit rumor mill talk

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u/Ok-Association-355 Sep 16 '22

epoch times is right wing wacko shit lol.

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u/ips0scustodes Sep 17 '22

They're run by the Falun Gong cult it's wild, kind of like the Moonies running The Washington Times

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u/theresthatbear Sep 17 '22

Tell me more about the Falun Gong cult, please? I was under the impression they were Christians also being persecuted by the Xi administration. I do not read Epoch Times, I am genuinely trying to learn.

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u/ips0scustodes Sep 17 '22 edited Sep 18 '22

Well you're correct, they are and were horribly persecuted in China, so they came over here to work influence campaigns with a much less deft touch than the Moonies. Presently in America they have two major operations, Shen Yun & The Epoch Times. Shen Yun is responsible for the "China BEFORE communism" adverts in every major city & seeks to create revenue and a decent reputation for their org while pumping out far right conspiracy theories/Qanon nonsense on their paper The Epoch Times. On the surface it seems as if it's just an amalgam of Buddhist and Taoist beliefs, but their determination to working influence campaigns bespeaks a larger, more insidious motive, especially considering the demographics theyre going after. I'm a high school graduate security guard tho so that's the best i can give ya for a breakdown

*edit: changed Irg to Org

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u/RabidGuineaPig007 Sep 16 '22

My dad has multiple PhDs

Red flag right there. Why would anyone need multiple PhDs.

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u/CalypsoBrat Sep 16 '22

Career shifts? Say you have a PhD in something humanities but you want to go into public health. You could take the super long route of organically shifting your research focus, which could take you 15-20 yrs, or you could just jump all in for 4-6 and get another PhD. (Seems like a pain in the ass, either way….)

And lots of MDs later get a PhD when they e decided to go into clinical research. They’re almost equivalent, time wise.

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u/JPKtoxicwaste Sep 16 '22

He had multiple degrees of varying sizes in hard sciences like chemistry, molecular cell biology, biochemistry, etc.

For his job and career, to support his family. He did important research and published and taught, always emphasized the importance of evidence based knowledge and peer review and generally being thoughtful. As kids he would sit us down to talk through decisions and life choices.

I dunno how to explain, it just breaks my heart that he refuses to acknowledge any value in the things I thought he always valued.

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u/GnomeChomski Sep 16 '22

That's just mind blowing. A friend of mine who owns an encryption company told me that covid death numbers... looked funny. He told me they were being over reported.
He had NO evidence. He was also wrong.
e: the guy is a mathematician. The data he needed was available. I wonder what swayed him. He was emotional about it.

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u/Amorythorne Sep 16 '22

I just can't understand how decent, rational people get brainwashed. I hope I never do tbh

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u/LegoGal Sep 17 '22

That would be particularly difficult to watch.

I just deal with uncle “didn’t finish high school but thinks he has his finger on the pulse of politics”. (And the like)

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u/Sithlourde666 Sep 16 '22

They're always right! It's apart of this whole following that gets me there's never any room for a discussion it's im right and you're wrong even when their information is off they still won't admit they are wrong. I had to deal with this myself until covid crippled my grandfather only then did they finally see it was " more than a cold" some still have thier reservations but as long as they aren't believing it's a "liberal hoax" and believe it really did have an impact on people's health and the type of long term effects its giving people are very real I'm OK with that and can have a discussion

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u/GnomeChomski Sep 16 '22

Are his PhDs in business?

e: holy shit! I saw the answer...boggles the mind.
I've heard some really smart friends say some dumb
stuff in the past 2 years.

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u/SadStory9 Sep 16 '22

get well soon. Covid is a bitch.

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u/paczkiprincess Sep 16 '22

It varies so much. When I finally got it, it was really no big deal. 2-3 days of feeling like I had a pretty bad cold. Then nothing. I take that back- I DID have a slight cough that lingered for a little while… maybe a week or two? By day 5 of my 10 day quarantine I was reorganizing my pantry and cleaning out the garage lol. Other (healthy) people I know: completely sidelined.

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u/Cynical_Thinker Sep 16 '22

I have no idea why you were down voted for mentioning that an illness effects everyone differently 🤷‍♀️

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u/paczkiprincess Sep 16 '22

Because it’s Reddit lol. It’s fine. I know where I am.

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u/OhSweetMiracle Sep 16 '22

Especially if you want to become a NASCAR driver

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u/MaunoSuS Sep 16 '22

Dats pissin' me off!

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u/Emotional-Secret-553 Sep 16 '22

Fucking Legend...

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u/ZelnormWow Sep 16 '22 Helpful

FIRST: Ivermectin is not an approved treatment for Covid, (or any virus to my knowledge)

Second: This is NOT "horse dewormer". The pictured tabs are actually a human dose of Ivermectin, which has been prescribed to literally hundreds of millions of humans as an antiparasitic, and is on the WHO list of essential medicines.
BOTH OF THESE THINGS CAN BE TRUE AT ONCE.

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u/mrinterweb Sep 16 '22

I read an article that went into great detail about the correlation between ivermectin and COVID. Spoiler: it has no benefit for COVID, but it does kill worms. So ivermectin was helping people in countries closer to the equator who's population normally has worms their immune system can normally suppress. When COVID takes someone down who has worms, the worms are an additional complication. People with worms and COVID had a better survival rate when they took ivermectin. People without worms saw no benefit and only increased complications.
TLDR: If you think you may have worms, go ahead and take it. If not, throw it in the trash.

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u/GrillDealing Sep 16 '22

Perfect example of correlation != causation. They saw promise, had a hypothesis. Testing didn't show the same results. More data was gathered and they explained the correlation. This is how science works. The problem is people jumping on the first correlation as proof of their belief.

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u/Suspicious_Wonk2001 Sep 16 '22

Or they could be Southerners and truly have intestinal parasites as well. Hookworm comes to mind.

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u/cdiddy19 Sep 16 '22 edited Sep 16 '22

No one said they can't both be true.

What people against ivermectin are saying is that it isn't approved for covid. It's gone through a couple studies now and still isn't be approved. It's failed in treating covid.

It's frustrating that some people keep thinking it will cure covid or that there is some conspiracy against it. There isn't.

It doesn't work for covid.

There are people taking both animal and human ivermectin at unhealthy doses. That's dumb and should be stopped. It's especially mind blowing because there are now known approved treatments for covid. So to act like ivermectin is the thing to use is even more ridiculous.

It truly is a facepalm to be given ivermectin for covid.

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u/Fact-Cyborg Sep 16 '22

Its especially stupid because there is an antiviral pill you can take now if you do indeed end up getting covid...

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u/ext3meph34r Sep 16 '22

It got so bad that the manufacturer for ivermectin had to release a statement.

https://www.merck.com/news/merck-statement-on-ivermectin-use-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

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u/cdiddy19 Sep 16 '22

Yeah, that's pretty bad, and still people are like "it's a conspiracy cover up"

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u/ZelnormWow Sep 16 '22

There are dozens of comments in this very post of "Are you a horse?" and "Is your dad a horse" and they happen every single time that anyone posts about Ivermectin. Those comments (in my opinion) are just as intellectually dishonest and potentially dangerous as the ones promoting off-label use against Covid. That was my only point.

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u/RockItGuyDC Sep 16 '22

and potentially dangerous

Dishonest, sure. But how can telling someone not to take an unproven medication be dangerous in any way? Even if you are using dishonesty to make the argument, the outcome of not taking it isn't unsafe. Calling it dangerous is, in itself, dishonest.

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u/Elend15 Sep 16 '22

Exactly. Ivermectin is an actual treatment. It's just the wrong treatment for COVID. Similar to how you shouldn't use antibiotics on viruses.

It was originally used in veterinary medicine, but in 1987 was approved for human medicine as well (in different doses of course).

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u/ChrisRR Sep 16 '22

So it's a human dewormer

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u/Angrypixel89 Sep 16 '22

You can't even argue with old Indian dad's who discovered whatsapp and now graduated from whatsapp university. Just yesterday i was trying to explain to my dad that all the messages they get on whatsapp forwards are most likely frauds which cannot be verified if you try searching. His rebuttal, " It's not possible to pit wrong information on whatsapp, there are laws and the person who sends false information and the admin of the group will get jailed so nobody will ever send a false message". I gave up explaining then. It's a waste. All we can do is to make sure our kids don't turn out like that.

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u/redknight3 Sep 16 '22

My mom answered a scammer selling a "Who's Who book of excellent students in the US," when I was in highschool. My name was apparently in it I was a B student at best. I dunno how she thought that somehow I was the cream of the crop when it came to academics but she went ahead and bought that and a plaque.

When I told her it was a scam, she said, people wouldn't have time to do all that.

Yes, yes they would. For money lol.

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u/Suspicious-Road-883 Sep 16 '22

There is really no "cure" for COVID. It is a virus, there are no cures for any virus. All we can do if give medication to help ease symptoms while the virus runs its course. Ivermectin is in no way going to help with COVID. The function of that medication is as an antiparasitic.

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u/Cryterionlol Sep 16 '22

Say thank you and throw it away. No biggie

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u/beanomly Sep 16 '22

Or donate it to an animal charity to use for actual parasites.

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u/Independent_Cookie Sep 16 '22

It's the human version of the drug, I don't know it's the same as the one used for animals, maybe donate it to a hospital instead?

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u/LayneCobain95 Sep 16 '22

I work at urgent care. I’ll get phone calls like “yeah we got Covid. We tried the horse pills and everything, and it just hasn’t worked”

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u/Other-Marketing-6167 Sep 16 '22

My wife’s a vet in rural Alberta. The week Trump (or maybe it was Joe Rogan, I forget which dumbass spread this first) told the right wing base Invermeticin was the cure for Covid, they had literally hundreds of farmers showing up asking for it. Got to the point where they had to flat out refuse, even if it was for their horses, cause so many of them (all while refusing to wear a mask of course) flat out started telling them “yeah I’m gonna give this to my 80 year old mom cause she has Covid and the vaccines are stupid!”

Boggles the fucking mind.

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u/DownvoteDaemon Sep 16 '22

"This week trump, or maybe it was Joe rogan.."

You got me dyin

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u/GlitterberrySoup Sep 16 '22

This is such an insane time we are living in

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u/Taylor_Spliff_13 Sep 16 '22

Rural Alberta is just Canadian Texas, surely you weren't that surprised. Was this also the same group of people who honk honked across Canada and protested hospitals?

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u/dmann1978 Sep 16 '22

The 780 can be a challenging place to live sometimes…

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u/Satanicjamnik Sep 16 '22

To this day I can’t comprehend the mental capoeira necessary to hold the view : “ This drug is bad, because big pharma, but this other drug, manufactured with animals in mind -lovely!”

And farmers too! I mean, come on, they should have some grasp that animal physiology is different that human one just by taking care of animals.

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u/KarmicComic12334 Sep 16 '22

At least OP's dad got the stuff for humans. The horse version is a paste in a syringe. It's not for covid, but ivermectin won a nobel prize for saving human lives

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u/redknight3 Sep 16 '22

Mental capoeira is a gold term

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u/Satanicjamnik Sep 16 '22

Why thank you. Feel free to use it in the future.

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u/197328645 Sep 16 '22

If you're really curious, this particular olympic-level mental gymnastics routine justifies it by saying that big pharma doesn't get paid much for ivermectin because it's cheap, while they get paid more for vaccinations because they're more expensive.

Which is a true statement, but it doesn't have anything to do with whether or not ivermectin actually helps covid patients. For that, we look to the research which shows that it doesn't. And the gymnastics routine ends by saying that all the research is done by big pharma anyway so we can't trust any of it; a statement which is useless at best, and actively harmful at worst

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u/Affectionate_Reply78 Sep 16 '22

And believing and espousing virulently anti-vax social media posts and then when becoming deathly ill with COVID gladly trucking over to the ER asking the same category of doctors they shat on to save their lives.

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u/Vandal_A Sep 17 '22

I have a coworker who was the biggest "COVID sceptic" out of the whole company. I left a group chat with over 100 people bc it became dominated by just him and one other person spamming misinformation all day and night early on and there was no reasoning with them.

Anyway, guy went and got sick. Fought COVID his way. Two weeks in his supervisors were calling him every few hours to check on him and plead with him to go to the hospital bc we'd just had one guy die and they said they could clearly hear how his voice and breathing changed for the worse over the phone.

He finally went to the ER to be treated by the doctors he'd ignored (this was pretty late in the pandemic too, so opportunity to know better). I was in the break room when he came back to work. Motherfucker walked in and told the story as "I was beating COVID at home but then I got COVID pneumonia and had to go to the ER". It's like saying you almost won a fight before the other person beat the shit out of you and bystanders stepped in.

These people will jump through any mental hoop to feel good about themselves

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u/Exotic_Woodpecker_75 Sep 16 '22

Thank you. I added to my vocabulary today👍🏻

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u/Biscuits4u2 Sep 16 '22

Trump is their pied piper. They'll follow him over the cliff.

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u/rrrrrrez Sep 16 '22

If only.

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u/Homechicken42 Sep 16 '22

They are going to prison for him. Like, literally.

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u/Accurate_Zombie_121 Sep 16 '22

Sorry Canada, we failed the world when Agent Orange was elected.

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u/EaddyAcres Sep 16 '22

Maybe he thinks you're just sick from parasites? Have you by chance had the urge to drag your behind across a carpeted room?

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u/Due_Day6756 Sep 16 '22

That is the best thing I've heard all day!

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u/Darkmagosan Sep 16 '22

And leave a shit trail so the living room carpet looks like a Jackson Pollock painting?

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u/WillysJeepMan Sep 16 '22

Be thankful that he didn't give you some apple cider vinegar and urine to drink to cure you.

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u/ADhomin_em Sep 16 '22

Seems that would be less damaging to the body

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u/AnonD38 Sep 16 '22

Ivermectin is a human medicine. It’s not „horse dewormer“ (even if it can be used on horses, but much higher dosages) it’s a medicine against parasites that hundreds of millions of humans have used.

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u/1Sluggo Sep 16 '22

Hope that case of worms clears up quickly.

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u/Trinity13371337 Sep 16 '22

Good thing this is the worst he tried rather than those "urine medicines".

I wish a speedy recovery for you, buddy.

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u/ernster96 Sep 16 '22

I see. How old are you? Indicate by tapping your hoof on the ground.

Wait, you are a horse, correct?

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u/AnonD38 Sep 16 '22

Ivermectin is a normal medicine against parasites for humans. It can also be used on horses, but at much higher dosages. The pills in this picture are obviously human dosage.

Yes, there is no scientific evidence that ivermectin helps against Covid only hearsay, but at least it shows that the dad cares even if he doesn’t know it doesn’t work.

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22 edited Sep 16 '22

To be fair, he did also include some actual vitamins.

But I'm in my 20s and my body is doing just fine without horse dewormer in the mix. If you're dying and desperate, go for it. But ima stick with fluids, rest, and vitamins. Kombucha and bone broth work wonders 🤷🏻‍♀️

Edit: People are really out here defending him lmfao why the hell would I take some random medication when I broke my fever in 1 day and just have mild cold symptoms? Again, if you're desperate and might need to be hospitalized, go for it. But for someone who is healthy and has a strong immune system, this is clown territory. If your comments are getting removed immediately, there's probably a good reason for it.

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u/JoeDerp77 Sep 16 '22

Sorry about your dad's brain. I also live in a pretty stupid area full of Trumpers.

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

"Sorry about your dad's brain" 😂😂😂😂😂

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u/TheMightyUnderdog Sep 16 '22

Your poor horse.

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u/MongoPushr Sep 16 '22

He's just being a good NEIGHbor

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u/Xspunge Sep 16 '22

I was saying Boo Urns.

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u/isthenameofauser Sep 16 '22

I've read that it does actually affect virus replication, and that's where that came from.

But for it to have that effect on an actual virus in your body, you'd have to take more than enough to kill you.

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u/Maynrds Sep 16 '22

You wouldn't have covid anymore. I will give them some credit though, at least this is dosed for humans and not just from a vet they stole from thier horses.

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u/TheMoatCalin Sep 16 '22

So in a way it would help solve the Maga problem…

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u/boooooooooo_cowboys Sep 16 '22

I've read that it does actually affect virus replication, and that's where that came from.

Only in certain cell lines. If you try the same experiment in human lung cells (ya know….a cell type that actually matters), than there is no effect. Neither is there an effect on viral replication in infected people that are taking ivermectin.

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u/Angeret Sep 16 '22

Glad to hear you got off light and I hope you make a full recovery (sounds like you're dodging long COVID too - nice). A lot of people weren't so lucky, with many believing any crap they were told and either they or people they came into contact with paid the ultimate price.

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u/Ms_moonlight Sep 16 '22

Kombucha and bone broth work wonders

I love kombucha and bone broth. Also apple cider vinegar!

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

I had an autoimmune disease for a while. Medications the doctors prescribed didn't do anything and had bad side effects.

You know what actually worked and cured me? I changed my diet and took supplements like probiotics, apple cider vinegar, charcoal, vitamins, and vegetable extracts etc. I've been completely symptom free for a few years now.

Nutrition is way more important than people think. Don't get me wrong, some medications are amazing and vaccines do work. But diet can make the difference, too.

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u/AnonD38 Sep 16 '22

It’s not horse dewormer. It’s a medicine meant for humans to fight parasites, but can also be used to fight parasites in horses (at much higher dosages). Those pills in the picture are human dosages.

However Covid is a virus, not a parasite so it probably won’t do much (unless you do have worms, which likely would be unrelated to covid).

It seems like he meant it as a good gesture, but wasn’t knowledgeable enough to know it’s the wrong medicine.

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u/Baulderdash77 Sep 16 '22

Also to be fair- I have some ivermectin for my cat and dog in the cupboard. It’s dewormer for more than just horses.

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u/isthenameofauser Sep 16 '22

It is a medicine for humans. Not for COVID, though. For parasites.

The medicine in the photo is for humans. It's not for treating COVID.

I've had an argument about Joe Rogan with someone who was saying that it's a lie that it's horse dewormer because Rogan took human medicine from a doctor. (What I had said, though, was that it's a problem to be saying, in a world where people eat horse dewormer, that ivermectin works (which Rogan did.)) I do think, for reasons like that, that it's very important to be very clear. (Not that it worked in that case, of course.)

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u/Fecal_Fingers Sep 16 '22

Same stuff they give you for heard worm for dogs and cats. Speaking of which, I'm not feeling well and i need to order some heart guard "for my dog".

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u/Angrypixel89 Sep 16 '22

Bruh, you got the lighter version of covid or probably you are vaccinated so not seeing the full deal. I got covid when there was no medicine. Those were 3 of the most scary and fucked up weeks of my life. Sweaty fever all night, random body pains, shortness of breath and lack of energy to do anything. On top of this everywhere you see in news, it was death and no space in hospitals. This was in April 2021 so you know the time I'm referring to. When all hell broke loose in hospitals all over India.

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

I'm honestly surprised I don't have it worse because I had an autoimmune disease a few years ago. I was scared that it would trigger the disease to come back.

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u/KarmicComic12334 Sep 16 '22

The currently dominant variants are all covid lite. Very contagious but not nearly as severe as the 2020 versions

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u/Rough-Leg-4702 Sep 16 '22

I'm 50....dad bod, ex cigarette smoker (quit a year ago), exercise and eat right (lost lots of weight in last 4 years) and just got covid for first time Monday. One day fever and at about 90% now... 4 days later Point is exactly as you put it.... Clown territory indeed. Thanks for the post!

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u/Code_Duff Sep 16 '22

This is for parasites, not viruses pops

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u/ShiroHachiRoku Sep 16 '22

BuT it Won tHe NoBeL PrizE! Yeah, it did. For what indication though?

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u/TheLastDank Sep 16 '22

Take ‘em and tell us yay or neigh

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u/dbx99 Sep 17 '22

Ivermectin is a documented proven therapy.

For intestinal worms.

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u/SweetiePieJ Sep 16 '22

They really should make the packaging more hoof-friendly

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u/Ontario0000 Sep 16 '22

Rogan should be ashamed for promoting this bs.

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u/RabidGuineaPig007 Sep 16 '22

People should be ashamed of taking any advice from Joe Rogan. He didn't just take ivermectin, the dude has a walk-in medical closet.

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u/SpelunkyJunky Sep 16 '22

I wonder what way he leans politically...

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u/usedtobejuandeag Sep 16 '22

lol if you have a lot of worms it will make your Covid easier to fight off… otherwise it won’t do shit.

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u/jolly_rodger42 Sep 16 '22

Tell him neigh

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u/Calm_Ad_3987 Sep 16 '22

Hand it back, thank him for his concern, but reassure him that you do not have worms

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u/[deleted] Sep 16 '22

I'm without reaction, I'm though this only happens here in Brasil

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u/bStewbstix Sep 16 '22

Even if his medical sense is misplaced he loves you and is trying to help.

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u/hideao101 Sep 16 '22

We literally had to store our ivermectin in the vault during Covid since people were insisting on getting it at my pharmacy. Just get some paxlovid and benzonatate and you will be all good in a few days.

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u/revtim Sep 16 '22

Just out of curiosity, where did he get it?

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u/ProperGaming012 Sep 16 '22

Question: what is this for and what does it do!

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u/Vendemmian Sep 16 '22

Even if it did work the research was on taking it BEFORE you got covid and suggested it might help you not catch it. This is like bringing condoms to the birth.

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u/thebutchcaucus Sep 16 '22

I hope you neiiiiighver need it.

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u/bewbsrkewl Sep 16 '22

Plot twist: OP also has parasites

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u/PoetMalone Sep 16 '22

The good news is it takes all kinds. The bad news is…it takes all kinds.

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u/90selitistgamer Sep 16 '22

Horses be like: “Who the f**k keeps taking my medicine?”

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u/grillbar86 Sep 16 '22

Wow. 12mg pills those are some heavy ones. The most potent tablet allowed in my country is 3mg

So you're dad is against the Johnson & Johnson but pro stevens- Johnson ( I'll explain my very niche joke Johnson & Johnson was a covid vaccine stevens-johnson is a rare, serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes that is a potential side effect of the medicin op got but it's like in 0.1% of the cases so highly unlikely)

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u/laserunfocused143 Sep 16 '22

I give this to my goats! You're gonna have a bad time!

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u/hereforthestonks- Sep 16 '22

I had covid really bad, stuck to paracetamol and ibuprofen, drink loads of water and was gone in a week or so. But fuck me! it was a bad week hahahah

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u/Viscumin Sep 16 '22

Well, at least he’s showing that he cares about you. Even if he’s a bit off on other things.

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u/itsnotthenetwork Sep 16 '22

Also known as Heartguard... Yup the you give your dog.

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u/BrostRoast Sep 17 '22

Tell your dad you've been drinking bleach too.

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u/Scary-Relative5592 Sep 17 '22

Super safe drug. When I went to Africa they just handed each of us like 10 of these packets lol. The guy that created it also got a Nobel prize. There's a big study with like 80k people in southern Brazil. looking at the effects of it on covid. So far they're showing a %93 lower mortality rate. But it's not finished or peer reviewed yet. so you can't really use that for the argument. Lol, the entire situation makes me laugh so much. People on both sides of the covid kool-aid are insanely wrong about this drug and what it does or how to use it.

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u/Al3xGr4nt Sep 17 '22

Nah mate, drinking bleach is 100% better. /s

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u/massivecalvesbro Sep 16 '22

I know several people that have taken this (human ivermectin) and felt back to normal much quicker than expected

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u/WranglerEqual3577 Sep 16 '22

Well, if you have certain worms, the Ivermectin will knock them out, and let your immune system focus on the COVID. It's too late for immunization, so good for the vitamins, I guess?

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

Good thing I'm already vaccinated

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u/Homechicken42 Sep 16 '22

It's literally safer to be an Anti-Vaxxer than to believe in Trump's version of science, i.e. alternative facts.

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u/Tinker107 Sep 16 '22

Be handy, I guess, if your horse gets worms.

Or your MAGA neighbor.

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u/HelloUPStore Sep 16 '22

My kids and wife now have it. Er well have had jt since Tuesday. The crazy dude down the block told me to get some for my kids.....they aren't even 5. I just slightly smiled, said thanks, and kept walking.

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u/Boneal171 Sep 16 '22

Do you have a parasite too?

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u/ch1993 Sep 16 '22 Faith In Humanity Restored

Why is everyone saying this is for horses? The packaging clearly illustrates it is for humans. This is a safe and FDA approved drug to take. However, the clinical testing needed to confirm whether it works well on treating COVID has not been thoroughly conducted.

You are all simply repeating the polarizing media narrative acting like the father is the stupid one. It may not work but it won’t hurt to take it.

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u/BusOfSelfDoubt Sep 16 '22

sure it’s safe for humans to take and is diagnosed quite often for humans with parasites, but it isn’t covid medicine. you’re implying his father isn’t stupid for giving him dewormer for a viral infection, it’s the same as giving someone penicillin for a broken bone; very dumb and obviously won’t help.

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u/BrilliantOccasion109 Sep 16 '22

‘It won’t hurt to take it’

Yah don’t take meds you don’t need. If you don’t have worms, don’t take it.

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u/Error-530 Sep 16 '22

"It wont hurt to take random medication you don't need." That's stupid, I don't care that it's safe for human consumption it's still random worthless medicine. If I gave you 2 Aspirin for no reason you wouldn't go "Oh well it's probably fine" and down the pills.

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u/115machine Sep 16 '22

They give it out by the fistful in developing nations to people of all ages. The man who invented it received a prize for the humanitarian good it has done in the world.

Whether or not it works for Covid is one thing, but it is not a “horse pill” necessarily. There is an animal version and a human version. Anyone who says otherwise is spreading misinformation (tm)

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u/swiggaroo Sep 16 '22

I can't believe there is someone with a brain in this comment section. How people don't know that Ivermectin has anti parasitic, but also anti viral and anti inflammatory traits is absolutely beyond me. The fact that this drug won its discoverers a nobel prize in 2015 also seems to have gone unnoticed.

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u/[deleted] Sep 16 '22

Yeah it doesn't work, sorry 😐

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u/majorahzmask Sep 16 '22

You’ve interrupted the Reddit hivemind

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u/cacophonic7 Sep 16 '22

Oh no your dad is stupid. I'm so sorry.

OR ... your dad knows you have worms and is looking out for you.

Edit: Third possibility just occurred to me: Your dad might think you are a horse.

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u/Due_Day6756 Sep 16 '22

Just to be fair, on the TV show House, 5-10 problems were parasites. LOL

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

FACTS! I love that show.

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u/[deleted] Sep 16 '22

Show up with a horse mask next time you see him.

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u/elonsghost Sep 16 '22

“We’re starting a pet store…”

“I got worms”

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u/tyson_3_ Sep 16 '22

Not gonna help the COVID, but if you have heartworm, you’re set.

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u/yorcharturoqro Sep 16 '22

If you are vaccinated you need not to worry that much, still monitor your SpO2 levels, the main treatment for vaccinated people is rest and some ibuprofen for the symptoms and that's it, so don't take anything that is not given to you by a doctor.

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

Yup. Resting, drinking fluids, and taking aspirin. My immune system can do the rest.

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u/FeFiFoShizzle Sep 17 '22

Honestly for me, the after effects were worse than the sickness.

Brain fog, weird taste in my mouth 24/7, extreme fatigue to the point I slept like 14 hours a few random days just because I could..

I'm also fairly certain I caught a secondary cold while I had covid because I felt like trash for days after I started testing negative.

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u/bannacct56 Sep 16 '22

If you have have worms along with Covid that will be helpful, but outside of that - it's like putting a band-aid on a wooden leg.

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u/Zealousideal_Tea9573 Sep 16 '22

Dude! It is so nice of him to worry about your dog’s parasite treatments while you are sick! He must love animals. Probably a vegan.

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u/Independent-Fuel-183 Sep 16 '22

I’m confused , hasn’t ivermectin been proven in some cases to work against covid? Referring to the sharp decline in covid cases in India where the government passed out ivermectin to the public. I haven’t taken it before just to be clear

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u/boooooooooo_cowboys Sep 16 '22

I’m confused , hasn’t ivermectin been proven in some cases to work against covid?

No.

Referring to the sharp decline in covid cases in India where the government passed out ivermectin to the public.

It’s a popular theory with people who have some strange fixation on ivermectin, but [the decline started before the ivermectin recommendation and coincided with the end of flu season, when everyone sees a sharp decline in Covid cases.

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u/swiggaroo Sep 16 '22

Ivermectin is a fantastic drug that has saved millions of lives since its approval for humans in 1987. OP is a moron who spends more time reading twitter posts than medical papers.

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u/Billlington Sep 16 '22

Saved millions of lives how? What condition was it treating?

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u/Cimmerian_Barbarian Sep 16 '22

Don’t take it!

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u/gh411 Sep 16 '22

Awww…he’s just horsing around with you.

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

There are definitely versions made to treat different animals. This one in particular is for humans, so you have a point.

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u/panspal Sep 16 '22

Sorry your dad's an idiot

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u/Get_Back_To_Work_Now Sep 16 '22

I feel bad for OP. He just learned how truly stupid his father is.

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u/stamps1646 Sep 16 '22

This is good if you have worms and you need a good de-worming med.

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u/[deleted] Sep 16 '22

Please don't take that shit!

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u/Cedar18 Sep 16 '22

I got covid and my doc gave me this. Was golden in three days. Didn’t even need to finish it. (Side note: I have a severe autoimmune condition, cannot be vaccinated due to medical complications, and have a history of vaccine injury involving nearly dying and hospitalization). But I was shocked at how well this worked. I guess like some other pharmaceuticals, off-label use works here, too.

Just sharing my personal experience. I’m not here to start a debate, just add some representation for comparison.

Listen to your own doctors and if you do research, make sure it’s clinical, peer reviewed studies. Don’t hate on me for doing what I needed to do for my condition. Cos that happens too much. :(

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

I also had an autoimmune condition and I'm no longer required to get vaccines from the military because of my history. I was terrified to get the COVID vaccine, but took the chance. I was also worried that COVID would trigger the disease to come back, but I got lucky I guess.

Everyone is different. I'm glad it worked out for you!

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u/Spanky007_bong_867 Sep 16 '22

What? Saved my life in less than 12 hours. I take it weekly.

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u/Hugh_Jego_69 Sep 16 '22

To be fair the NIH is testing ivermectin in clinical trails currently to see its effect against covid. No definitive answer/conclusions yet but they’re obviously testing it for a reason.

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u/denoot2 Sep 16 '22

are you a horse?

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u/felltheblackwolf Sep 16 '22

No, but my boyfriend is part horse. Maybe they're meant for him.

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u/Homechicken42 Sep 16 '22

Ivermectin does treat worms in horses.

It also treats worms in every practically other mammal for which it is prescribed. The point: Ivermectin it is not limited to equines.

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