" I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information..." -- Christopher Hitchens
Mrs. Overlord has ABC World News on tonight, which is three lies for the price of one, and there was this report of people rushing to acquire Ivermectin, a medication which many say is a cure for COVID. Except these people were not buying human Ivermectin, but rather the veterinary formula...
...and supposedly dying after taking it.
Which makes sense: stupid people doing stupid things usually get the full consequences of stupid.
So much stupid, apparently, that the CDC -- which has covered itself in enough glory and polished it's sterling reputation for complete truth and scientific accuracy, divorced from politics or goad of personal gain (smell that? It was sarcasm.) -- has had to issue warnings not to take Ivermectin because it's deadly.
(At the time this is being written there is no video of this story to post. Sorry).
But the warning is something of a puzzler: they don't tell people not to take ANIMAL Ivermectin: they instead tell them not to take ANY Ivermectin. At all. Ever. No matter what kind it is.
The same sort of thing happened with hydroxychloroquine. My, isn't that odd? Hmmm...
The same broadcast also predicted an additional 100,000 COVID deaths from "the delta variant", which one can probably dismiss out of hand, since we all know of the propensity of any official or media-generated number to be off by a factor of about 80-90%.
A few observations:
1. The CDC is not to be trusted. The CDC, and the rest of the alphabet soup health "authorities" and "experts" in America lie compulsively. They lie even when there is no obvious need to do so. That much has been apparent this past 18 months. They have no reserve of trust, no right to claim monopoly of fact, and there's been little "scientific" about what they have done.
If people have died because public health authorities have lied, it's their fault. The guilty parties should swing from the nearest, convenient trees.
2. The politicians who constantly enjoin us to "follow the science" also lie, but theirs is a more-pathological habit, and we did not need COVID to enlighten us on the subject. Interviewing one that simply regurgitates what some bureaucrat playing Six-Degrees-of-Separation-From-Reality has told them is merely repeating the lie of another liar.
3. It is now known that Government authorities at all levels have greatly exaggerated the scope of the "pandemic"; they have fudged numbers; they have lied about it by commission and omission. Today I've read the PCR test that has been the "gold standard" for COVID testing actually doesn't detect COVID, which just verifies practically everything I've already known from my own experiences with a coronavirus.
4. Today I've learned that 20% of the illegal aliens pouring over our borders are COVID-positive. I wonder if they're using the same PCR test to make that determination. For a government that has been trying mightily to stop the spread of the disease, get people vaccinated with a shot rushed into production and not even tested on rats to be letting infected people into the country KNOWINGLY is simultaneously a crime against the citizenry, and also proves they don't fear COVID, for if they were afraid of it, they'd not let anyone in.
I can't wait until all these Afghan "allies" make it to these shores.
5. The story I saw on ABC and some follow-up reading online reminds me of the Fish Tank Cleaner incident. Once we were informed that hydroxychloroquine was effective against COVID (it still is), the media found the worst example they could of a woman who used the stuff (from ingredients and concentrations inside a fish tank cleaning solution) that she used to "accidentally" kill her husband with.
Wait...did I say "accidentally killed"? I meant "allegedly murdered", and because everything has to be lied about, suddenly a drug in use for 90 years and given freely to people with all sorts of non-COVID maladies became the deadliest poison on Earth overnight. FedEx doesn't work that fast. This was a cynical ploy to undermine the president who mentioned the drug -- not a truthful recitation of scientific fact. But "hydroxychloroquine is a killer" is now transfixed in the stupid portion of the public's memory.
That the formulation in question came not from a pharmacy or a hospital, a doctor or a clinic, but rather from the fucking pet store -- i.e., its not "people hydroxychloroquine" -- apparently doesn't register.
I smell a repeat performance of the hydroxychloroquine scare.
The Overlord, as he has repeatedly admitted, is not a doctor nor a scientist.
I do not know anything about Ivermectin, and cannot -- would not -- recommend that someone try it without medical guidance and observation, nor would I recommend you get some from your veterinarian or some dude off the street. Certainly don't order something from Amazon's pets section that "has all the Ivermectin ingredients in it" because that, too, is not the same thing.
I am thoroughly sick and tired of all this deliberate confusion and heavy-handedness regarding a very-treatable disease.
The Overlords both got a nasty dose of Corona in January of 2019. Mrs. Overlord, who has muscular dystrophy and respiratory ailments due to same, spent 4 weeks in a hospital and survived her dose because the doctors in the ER followed standard procedures for treating a coronavirus -- they gave her common anti-virals and hydroxychloroquine over a period of days.
The Overlord, himself, was never warned to wear PPE even though he spent 16 hours or more a day in the ICU with her, and when he got sick, kicked the bug in roughly four to five days, without anything except chicken soup, Nyquil and Robitussin.
Neither one of us has been sick a day afterwards (knock wood).
Mostly this is because Mrs. Overlord has been a virtual prisoner in the Death Star, and there are few outsiders who enter our home. The Overlord is a clean freak when it comes to kitchens and bathrooms, and his OCD already had him washing his hands 42 times a day. In the beginning I wore a mask -- but that was only to avoid having fistfights with the Great Unwashed Karens -- but stopped wearing them everywhere over a year ago and fucking dared anyone to jump in my shit over it.
Mrs. Overlord has had "the shot", but I have not.
I do all the things one normally does in the course of life: my days are filled with trips to the local supermarkets and stores, I am in contact with people all the time, I have a nasty habit of leaning on every vertical surface because for some reason I gave up on standing up straight on my own many years ago (probably a consequence of leaning over desks to get at computer consoles for many years). I wipe down shopping carts, for sure, with antibacterial wipes and I never use a public restroom.
I'm 54 years of age and have smoked for nearly 40 years, and I don't even cough, COVID or not. I'm at least 70 pounds overweight (sorry Ladies, and some of you gentlemen in drag), and guzzle Pepsi by the gallon a daily basis. Social Distancing was already my bag long before it became a thing because I hate most people and avoid them as if they had fleas, unless I simply have to deal with them.
Neither one of us has tested positive for a damned thing in two years.
Either I am possessed of the most-extraordinary constitution or this thing has been way overblown, and considering everyone dies of COVID -- for no one seems to be dying of cancer, flu or heart attacks these days, and even being flung through the windshield in a high speed crash is somehow COVID's fault, too -- the evidence that keeps trickling out would seem to vindicate that assumption.
The trouble being that once the government put a price tag on COVID so that states and hospitals could recoup losses due to COVID, the predictable result was suddenly every walking shitbag that kicked the bucket would be found to have COVID...twice.
If you get PAID handsomely to find something, we shouldn't be surprised when you, surely coincidentally, keep finding it.
We can't even get the ashes of Mrs. Overlord's sister who died in April 2020...from congestive heart failure (she, too, had muscular dystrophy)... because the death certificate lists "cause of death" as "COVID-19". Her remains have been stored in a mortuary ever since.
I've told you all before that based on what I've seen here in New York, my own experiences with Coronavirus, what I've heard from various medically-knowledgeable sources in the best hospitals on Planet Earth, this is all bullshit. This is POLITICAL. March of 2020 destroyed the left-wing political platform, blasted it to smithereens, atomized it beyond repair.
That's why you had to be locked down and they had to cheat in the election.
The left's obsession with unfettered immigration in an attempt to remake the American polity, coupled with it's obsession with Open Borders (necessary for the creation of a World State) and commitment to "Diversity" has resulted in the following: The Diversity, many of them here illegally and so they cannot be traced, crossed the Open Borders with a disease and made the entire country sick.
The public health system in the largest cities -- which are usually all terminals on the international and domestic air routes -- Rome, Athens, London, Madrid, New York, Newark, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle -- failed. Miserably. They failed despite two decades of anti-terrorism funding that was supposed to address the problem of a biological attack or pandemic, specifically.
When The Diversity and the elderly (dependents of the state) went to the government-run hospitals for treatment, they overloaded the system. It collapsed, and the collapse destroyed the argument for some form of "single-payer" healthcare or any sort of government-provided health care system, at all.
The left's love affair with high density urban living (as opposed to suburbs) and mass transit systems (as opposed to private automobiles) ensured the disease could easily and rapidly be transmitted by extremely close proximity through the high-density urbans.
And when the system had collapsed, it was CAPITALISM that came to it's rescue with equipment, drugs, PPE, and even vaccines (although the jury is still out on the efficacy of any of them), while "government health care authorities" couldn't make their minds up -- or even changed their recommendations on, several times -- simple precautions like wearing masks or taking prophylactic medications, and abandoned traditional quarantine and pandemic processes and procedures.
That's when they weren't trying to hide their tracks over the fact that they gave billions to a Third-World Country with a history of colossal fuckups and not being able to tell the truth to develop a virus no one ever wanted or needed, under safety standards that were developed in the Age of Stalin, in sub-standard facilities, and which couldn't contain the Frankenvirus they created.
If you're an American today, suffering the harsh and often inhuman after-effects of this cascade of clusterfucks, you ought to be livid.
And then you'd better turn out and vote against the system and the political party that created this mess. It should not matter if so-and-so is "a RINO" (really, grow the fuck up, already. Religious adherence to strict ideological orthodoxy no longer matters: Rand Paul is leading the charge, for fuck's sake! We don't need ideologues: we need decent, smart people), it's good enough that they aren't this current lot of lying incompetents.
In the meantime, I do implore you to not buy your drugs in the pet store, and get them only from those best-qualified to dispense them: your doctor and your weed guy.