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Day 213

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Trump booed at Alabama rally after telling supporters to get vaccinated

“But I recommend take the vaccines,” Trump said. “I did it. It’s good. Take the vaccines.”


Health officials warn people not to treat Covid with a drug meant for livestock.

As covid-19 surges in Mississippi, some people are ingesting an unproven livestock dewormer

State’s poison control calls climb after horse drug falsely touted as Covid treatment

US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy reacts to climbing Mississippi Poison Control calls related to ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug used to treat farm animals and found at livestock supply centers. The uptick in calls comes after the drug has falsely been touted as a Covid-19 treatment.

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson continues to push this nonsense:

A recent article by Pierre Kory:

Kory’s Wikipedia entry:


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