I’m fortunate that in my youth I spent part of my time on a farm. I had relatives who farmed cattle and crops. My uncle, a veterinarian, brought to every situation a real sense of what it meant to care for animals, big and small. He treated every animal you’d find on or around a farm, from cats and dogs to goats to pigs to cattle.
One thing I learned early and permanently is that treatments for animals are meant for animals. I never once tried to go lick a salt lick. I didn’t feel the need to try out one of the antibiotic shots for cattle. I certainly didn’t need to take swine treatments. I just decided, based on common sense and the sound medical advice of my uncle, that I wasn’t going to take treatments developed and sold for the care and keeping of nonhuman animals. Call me crazy, but it seems like a terrible idea.
When it comes to treating COVID, however, some anti-vaxxers are less strict about the safety of their medical treatment than you might think. Let me explain this as delicately as possible: Anti-vaxxers who do not trust medical research, researchers, guidance, or human-targeted treatments are taking Ivermectin, an animal dewormer, instead.
And they’re pooping their pants in public.
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