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Joe Rogan Is Big Mad That CNN Said He Took ‘Horse Dewormer’ Because ‘I Can Afford People Medicine, Motherf*cker’


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not authorized Ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19. It says so right on their website — and in the viral tweet, “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.” But that hasn’t stopped who-knows how many people from taking Ivermectin, including Joe Rogan.


After testing positive for COVID-19, Rogan said he “immediately threw the kitchen sink at it,” including Ivermectin. He was roundly mocked by medical professionals and news networks (and most of Twitter) for putting horse dewormer into his “5 foot 3” body. “Bro, do I have to sue CNN?” he said on The Joe Rogan Experience. “They’re making sh*t up… They keep saying I’m taking horse dewormer. I literally got it from a doctor. It’s an American company. They won the Nobel Prize in 2015 for use in human beings and CNN is saying I’m taking horse dewormer. They must know that’s a lie.”


Rogan continued, “Why would they lie and say that’s horse dewormer? I can afford people medicine, motherf*cker. It’s ridiculous! It’s just a lie! Don’t you think that a lie like that is dangerous on a news network when you know that they know they’re lying?… Do you think that that’s a problem that your news network lies?” Dr. Gupta admitted that “they shouldn’t have said that” (even though it’s not a lie — Ivermectin is used to treat parasitic worms in horses).


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GOP Pol Waged Insane Battle to Treat Dying COVID Patient With Ivermectin


A Republican lawmaker in Alaska reportedly harassed hospital officials to administer the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient—and even claimed to have power to make medical decisions for the patient— before the man died on Wednesday.


William Topel, a well-known figure in Anchorage’s conservative circles, had been a frequent opponent of public health measures intended to curb the pandemic and regularly showed up at Anchorage Assembly meetings to voice his defiance.


However, he was admitted to a local hospital with COVID symptoms late last week, longtime friend Terrence Shanigan told The Daily Beast on Thursday, not long after he attended an Assembly meeting that involved swarms of unmasked protesters challenging a proposed mask ordinance.


Shanigan, the legislative affairs director for Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson, said that Topel’s condition had “progressed quite a bit” by the time he got to Providence Alaska Medical Center after initially seeking monoclonal antibodies treatment. “He passed out,” Shanigan said, and was rushed to the hospital by a retired nurse.


As the Alaska Landmine first reported, Anchorage Assembly Member Jamie Allard and her supporters quickly began demanding that the hospital treat Topel with ivermectin, a drug that is not proven to treat COVID but has been touted as a miracle cure by the far-right.


Another friend of Topel’s, Michael Chambers, who had posted periodic updates on Facebook said that the hospital had denied Topel’s request for the drug.


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COVID-19 Fifth Wave Possible As 66 Million Americans Remain Unvaccinated, Fauci Warns


White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned about a possible fifth wave of COVID-19 cases as more than 60 million Americans remain unvaccinated. 


COVID-19 infections in the country have gone down by 23%, with hospitalizations and deaths also declining by 17% in recent weeks. However, unvaccinated individuals could pose a threat to the country’s progress against the virus and cause a resurgence of infections, according to Fauci. 


“The problem is, as we all know, we still have approximately 66 million people who are eligible to be vaccinated who are not vaccinated,” Fauci said on “Fox News Sunday.”


“The degree to which we continue to come down in that slope will depend on how well we do about getting more people vaccinated.”


Dr. Fauci explained that the fifth wave of COVID-19 can be preventable if more Americans get vaccinated against the virus. He said there's "less likelihood" another wave of COVID-19 cases and deaths will happen in the winter if more people decide to get inoculated. 


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‘I hope you die’: how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists


Infectious-diseases physician Krutika Kuppalli had been in her new job for barely a week in September 2020, when someone phoned her at home and threatened to kill her.


Kuppalli, who had just moved from California to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, had been dealing with online abuse for months after she’d given high-profile media interviews on COVID-19, and had recently testified to a US congressional committee on how to hold safe elections during the pandemic. But the phone call was a scary escalation. “It made me very anxious, nervous and upset,” says Kuppalli, who now works at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.


She called the police, but didn’t hear that they took any action. The threatening e-mails, calls and online comments continued. The police officer who visited Kuppalli after a second death-threat call suggested she should get herself a gun.


Kuppalli’s experience during the pandemic is not uncommon. A survey by Nature of more than 300 scientists who have given media interviews about COVID-19 — many of whom had also commented about the pandemic on social media — has found wide experience of harassment or abuse; 15% said they had received death threats (see ‘Negative impacts’).




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Gates Foundation will provide $120 million to ensure generic production of Merck’s Covid-19 pill


As concern mounts over access to Covid-19 remedies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committing up to $120 million to accelerate production of generic versions of an experimental Merck (MRK) pill to treat Covid-19 that would be available to dozens of low-income countries. But the effort was greeted with mixed reactions by patient advocates.


The Gates Foundation plans to provide different types of incentives so that eight generic manufacturers, all of which have already signed voluntary licensing deals with Merck, will be positioned to produce a sufficient quantity of the drug, called molnupiravir, as quickly as possible. The goal is to convince the generic companies to ready their facilities rather than wait to gauge demand for the pill — which early data suggests could reduce hospitalizations and deaths — before ramping up.


“They have the capacity. They can do this,” Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Gates Foundation. “This is an incentive for them to do it earlier rather than wait to see what the market is like… They want to see (if there will be) enough volume. They (may) want to see who will pay at the end of the day. We don’t want to them to wait.”


Notably, the Gates Foundation will offer volume guarantees over a specified period of time, so the generic manufacturers have confidence their production investments will return acceptable profit margins. So far, the foundation has also awarded $2.4 million in grants to help the generic companies more quickly apply to the World Health Organization for manufacturing prequalification.


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3 hours ago, tshile said:

You cannot trust vaccine card requirements. 

I’ve watched them let people in without a card and not taking a test. 

Yes, I suspect that a LOT of businesses, the path they've chosen in these times is to have a "policy" (wink wink) of doing what's good for the country, but not actually enforcing it. 

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1 hour ago, Ball Security said:


I guess this could go into a number of threads, and I can’t tell if she was one of the TruNews people who got it in June and has long COVID or if she contracted it recently.  Regardless she sounds miserable.  Hate to see it.


This **** is crazy LOL. This hoe really thinks that the Covid outbreak in their studio was some kind of divine retribution or attack by the devil himself (hard to tell which, I'm not that into the lore) cause by ex-homo Milo Yilapawhatever coming into the office! And that she needs "A good husband in her life" to stop her from making bad decisions lmao


Say what lady??

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UK’s neighbours criticise Covid policies as cases begin to surge across EU


For the past several weeks, many western European countries have been eyeing Covid case numbers across the Channel with mounting trepidation.


“Why does Britain have more than 40,000 Covid cases a day, and why is it the European country with the most infections?” asked Spain’s ABC, while France’s L’Express criticised “disastrous myopia” in London.


“Fear returns to London,” said Italy’s Corriere della Sera after the British health secretary, Sajid Javid, suggested cases could hit 100,000 a day over the winter. “How many deaths are [the British] willing to tolerate not to renounce their liberty?”


But while infection rates in Britain continue the rapid surge they began in mid-September, western European countries with comparably vaccinated populations are now also seeing case numbers start to pick up, sparking fears of a fresh wave there.


According to OurWorldinData, the UK recorded a rolling seven-day average of 666.5 new cases per million people on Wednesday, compared with 40 in Spain, 44.5 in Italy, 80.2 in France, 146.7 in Germany, 223.3 in the Netherlands and 328.8 in Belgium.


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Florida's top doctor refuses mask, is told to leave meeting


Florida's top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.


Florida Senate leader Wilton Simpson, a Republican, sent a memo to senators Saturday regarding the incident at the office of Democratic state Sen. Tina Polsky, asking visitors at the building to be respectful with social interactions. Polsky, who represents parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties, had not yet made public her breast cancer diagnosis.


Polsky told The Associated Press about the tense exchange with state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo that was first reported by the news site Florida Politics. She said Ladapo and two aides were offered masks and asked to wear them when they arrived for the Wednesday meeting. She did not tell him she had breast cancer, but said she had a serious condition.


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cancer patients are at a higher risk to get severely ill from COVID-19 and may not build the same immunity to vaccines.


Ladapo had asked to meet her in Tallahassee as he seeks confirmation in the Senate after being named to the post by Gov. Ron DeSantis last month.


“It was so shocking to me that he treated me in this manner,” Polsky said. “If he is a surgeon general for the next several years, I am really concerned about a future public health emergency and not being able to rely on him for necessary guidance and proper scientific leadership.”


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Fauci fires back at Rand Paul for slam on tonight's "Axios on HBO"


Responding to charges by Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday's "Axios on HBO," NIAID director Anthony Fauci told "ABC This Week" that it's "molecularly impossible" for U.S.-funded bat virus research in China to have produced COVID-19.


Why it matters: The issue 0f Wuhan research was reignited on the right last week with a National Institutes of Health letter to Congress disclosing more about the research.


"I obviously totally disagree with Senator Paul," Fauci told George Stephanopoulos. "He's absolutely incorrect. Neither I nor Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the NIH, lied or misled about what we've done."

Fauci was responding to a clip of Paul, a Kentucky Republican, telling Mike Allen on the upcoming episode of "Axios on HBO" that President Biden should fire Fauci "just for lack of judgment, if nothing else."

The big picture: Paul claims vindication in his dispute with Fauci, played out at heated Senate hearings, over the level of risk of U.S.-funded research in Wuhan, where COVID began.


"He's probably never going to admit that he lied," Paul told "Axios on HBO." "He's gonna continue to dissemble, and try to work around the truth, and massage the truth."

But, but, but: Fauci told Stephanopoulos the implication of the criticism is that the research led to COVID-19.


But the doctor said it's "molecularly impossible for those viruses that were worked on to turn into SARS-CoV-2," or COVID-19.

"They were distant enough molecularly that no matter what you did to them, they could never, ever become SARS-CoV-2."

Fauci added that the U.S. "knew what the risk was and what the oversight is" at the Wuhan lab.


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Arizona's pandemic outlook worries experts as mask and vaccine mandate battles rage


Arizona has caught up to New York when it comes to reported deaths per capita - even though the latter was ravaged by the coronavirus early in the pandemic before treatments or vaccines were developed.


Some health experts worry Arizona could be headed for a deepening crisis as winter approaches. Although average daily deaths from covid-19 remain much lower than during the state's second wave in January, Arizona experienced a 138% increase in the 7-day rolling average of daily new deaths per 100,000 people last week, according to data collected by The Washington Post.


"It's bad," Will Humble, executive director of Arizona's Public Health Association, told The Post.


Some public health experts say Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, lifted pandemic-related restrictions in March without putting in place measures to mitigate the risks of reopening, causing cases to rise again in July just as the more contagious delta variant was becoming the most common coronavirus variant in the United States.


Now, Ducey - who is vaccinated and has urged others to get vaccinated but argues it should be a personal choice - is engaged in a battle against the federal government on several fronts in an effort to prevent mask mandates in schools and vaccine mandates in workplaces in his state. 


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