Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Mother Jones)   Goddammit, we're paying for all the Ivermectin for those covidiots   (motherjones.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Cost, Insurance, Economics, lead author Kao-Ping Chua, Costs, antiparasitic drug ivermectin, Medical prescription, ivermectin prescriptions  
•       •       •

3251 clicks; posted to Politics » on 21 Jan 2022 at 3:10 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



60 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2022-01-20 9:58:35 PM  
Coincidentally, exactly where I suspect these folks are putting the 'mectin paste, in the pooper.
 
2022-01-20 10:20:41 PM  
That's ok, I don't mind paying for idiots to poison themselves.
 
2022-01-20 10:47:03 PM  
Its laced with fentanyl, or so I heard
 
2022-01-20 11:09:30 PM  
If it's prescribed then it's not even apple flavored.  There's no other reason to take it besides that.
 
2022-01-21 3:21:03 AM  
Waaaaaay up there, Morty.
 
2022-01-21 3:25:32 AM  
But why though?  It's so STUPID!

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-01-21 3:26:37 AM  
Republicans destroy everything.
 
2022-01-21 3:32:06 AM  
Not me, but that's because I don't pay my taxes.

/j/k IRS, pls don't hit me
 
2022-01-21 3:32:37 AM  
Another case where single payer health care makes sense. Ivermectin is subsidised in Australia, but (with the exception of a few specialists) patients can only access the subsidised product if their GP diagnoses them with a condition like scabies or certain parasitic infections, which are themselves generally reportable I understand.

With benefits come responsibilities and the system is run to avoid doctors overprescribing shiat patients don't need. So we aren't paying for some fool's nutbag conspiracy medical demands with our taxes.
 
2022-01-21 3:48:50 AM  
This is scabies, one of many creatures Ivermectin kills:
Fark user imageView Full Size


This is Covid, a virus, that Ivermectin cannot kill:
Fark user imageView Full Size


They don't even look alike! Jeez!!!!
 
2022-01-21 4:00:06 AM  
How was this covered when there is no supported off-label use for viral infections?  This is absurd!
 
2022-01-21 4:09:44 AM  

vudukungfu: Its laced with fentanyl, or so I heard


If it isn't, it should be.
 
2022-01-21 4:10:00 AM  
Well fark.
 
2022-01-21 4:26:59 AM  
Say what you will, these patients have the shiniest coats in the stable.
 
2022-01-21 4:42:46 AM  
Short-term Ivermectin is cheaper than longer term ICU.
 
2022-01-21 4:44:22 AM  

SecondaryControl: Short-term Ivermectin is cheaper than longer term ICU.


Without preventing the ICU time.
 
2022-01-21 4:48:28 AM  

SecondaryControl: Short-term Ivermectin is cheaper than longer term ICU.


For some parasite-infected patients this is an entirely valid point but I think you'll find the thread's about COVID patients for whom ivermectin is just a placebo.
 
2022-01-21 4:53:44 AM  
Maybe we need to reverse psychology these idiots...
 
2022-01-21 5:16:23 AM  

Alphax: SecondaryControl: Short-term Ivermectin is cheaper than longer term ICU.

Without preventing the ICU time.


It can prevent ICU time entirely.

/You have to get the dosage right
//Just like Warfarin
//Also available at the Fleet Farm for DIY'ers.
 
2022-01-21 5:17:38 AM  

SecondaryControl: Alphax: SecondaryControl: Short-term Ivermectin is cheaper than longer term ICU.

Without preventing the ICU time.

It can prevent ICU time entirely.

/You have to get the dosage right
//Just like Warfarin
//Also available at the Fleet Farm for DIY'ers.


You mean a fatal dose?  Cause that's the only way.
 
2022-01-21 5:19:28 AM  

Alphax: SecondaryControl: Alphax: SecondaryControl: Short-term Ivermectin is cheaper than longer term ICU.

Without preventing the ICU time.

It can prevent ICU time entirely.

/You have to get the dosage right
//Just like Warfarin
//Also available at the Fleet Farm for DIY'ers.

You mean a fatal dose?  Cause that's the only way.


I get it now, the implication is they're the parasites so dosing up on Ivermectin will indeed prevent ICU time. Sorry, slow off the mark there.
 
2022-01-21 5:34:44 AM  
Well technically, Ivermectin does seem to have anti-viral properties in vitro; it's just that the dose would need to be 1000's of times higher than the recommended dose for humans and would be fatal.
 
2022-01-21 5:37:53 AM  
My favorite part about all of this is the "I'm not bowing to big pharma by taking their poison vaccine" stance, because, as you know, hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies are handcrafted in small batches by Iowa grandmothers and rugged craftsmen in burning Carhartt hats.
 
2022-01-21 5:56:23 AM  
That's barely a drop in the bucket.  My wife reviews ER patient billing records. She's seen some as high as $800k for these COVIDiots. And it's not them who are paying that bill. The Doc notes paint these people as just as stupid as you'd imagine.
 
2022-01-21 6:35:50 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: My favorite part about all of this is the "I'm not bowing to big pharma by taking their poison vaccine" stance, because, as you know, hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies are handcrafted in small batches by Iowa grandmothers and rugged craftsmen in burning Carhartt hats.


I only buy small-batch artisanal horse paste made by a team of bearded, bespectacled hipsters working out of a former corset factory in Williamsburg.  You've probably never heard of them.
 
2022-01-21 6:36:28 AM  
Resting in apple flavors has an exponential cost growth curve but it does end in a flatline.
 
2022-01-21 6:47:07 AM  
I'd rather pay 130 million for snake oil than the trillions real care will cost. Let them have it and save the real treatments for people who actually got their shots.
 
2022-01-21 6:48:11 AM  
I am fine with that. Get 'em some HCQ, that colloidal silver, some bleach water... whatever they want. Drinks and pills are on me!
 
2022-01-21 6:51:15 AM  
So insurance companies won't cover life saving cancer treatment because of some lame technicality, but pay for dewormer that does nothing for covid so they don't hurt the fee fees of a bunch of entitled children? fark this we need universal  health coverage now, and I'm at the point where I'll happily bash a few skulls to make it happen, fark these people
 
2022-01-21 6:52:09 AM  
As long as they agree ivermectin in lieu of going to the ICU. Now we're paying for both.
 
2022-01-21 7:00:12 AM  

HypnozombieX: So insurance companies won't cover life saving cancer treatment because of some lame technicality, but pay for dewormer that does nothing for covid so they don't hurt the fee fees of a bunch of entitled children? fark this we need universal  health coverage now, and I'm at the point where I'll happily bash a few skulls to make it happen, fark these people


Hell, offer free summary execution to anyone who doesn't want universal healthcare.

Not mandatory, like a cull, but just the option to voluntarily use a guillotine to pwn the libs. Make it self-serve for all I care.

Enough buttmunches are so political about this shiat, we should have a Utopian society in a few weeks.
 
2022-01-21 7:29:41 AM  
You can say it every day while reading the news.

Education does cost money, but stupid? Stupid is really expensive.

Such a human cost of the COVID19 deaths in the US. Awful. But then there is debilitation of what.. a million? And then the treatment for anyone who requires hospitalization, even if they recover completely. And then lost work days, and all of the costs of prevention and other treatments. And then the disruptions and cancellations. All the paperwork and processing of claims and care.

The deaths are just the tip of the iceberg. And all the anti vax and anti mask people are dragging things out and boosting costs for everyone, forever. And billing everyone for treatments that do not even work.

Wow. And to think that people complain about paying a little bit more for good public education. Just guessing, but HALF of what has been spent on COVID19 would probably fund K-12 in the US for what... a decade? Two decades? Five? And it would have paid for itself.

The thing about stupid is also that it just gets more expensive over time. It is ruinous.
 
2022-01-21 7:44:57 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-01-21 7:47:43 AM  
Looking at all the things our taxes pay for (and things that they don't pay for), this is extremely farking small on the outrage scale.
 
2022-01-21 8:06:20 AM  
FTFA: Study finds insurers and taxpayers shelled out more than $130 million for a drug that doesn't work.

That's okay. We have been shoveling billions into a country that seldom works anymore. You get used to it.
 
2022-01-21 8:24:28 AM  
Well. not all of it, and let's be honest, isn't hearing about the horse-paste crowd shedding the lining of their intestines like a "rope worm" worth the price?
 
2022-01-21 8:34:34 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-01-21 8:36:02 AM  
I don't think it will go anywhere but there is a brand new clinical study being conducted. Slated for finishing up on 2023 I think. This one is better situated than the one from India.

If you haven't already seen it as a talking point...because you will.
 
2022-01-21 8:40:33 AM  
Insurers are great at not paying for things. I'm shocked they didn't find a way not to pay for useless garbage.
 
2022-01-21 8:56:13 AM  
Fox News Chyron:. "New study shows Biden's Medicare wastes over $2.5M per week in useless COVID-19 treatments"
 
2022-01-21 9:04:12 AM  
If only it were a more effective poison, I'd be ok with this.
 
2022-01-21 9:15:18 AM  

Aussie_As: Another case where single payer health care makes sense. Ivermectin is subsidised in Australia, but (with the exception of a few specialists) patients can only access the subsidised product if their GP diagnoses them with a condition like scabies or certain parasitic infections, which are themselves generally reportable I understand.

With benefits come responsibilities and the system is run to avoid doctors overprescribing shiat patients don't need. So we aren't paying for some fool's nutbag conspiracy medical demands with our taxes.


In America our taxes pay to cover chiropractic services for Medicare.

And yes, everyone last one of you who will rush to say, "but *my* chiropractor helped me" are just as gullible as the people shoving ivermectin up their butts.
 
2022-01-21 9:15:20 AM  
The FDA has explicitly warned against prescribing it to Covid patients, but many physicians still do

You know what they call the person that graduated last in their class in med school?
Doctor.
 
2022-01-21 9:33:48 AM  
I would rather pay for their bleach injections and internal UV light treatments.
 
2022-01-21 9:50:36 AM  

Sharkey's End: Well technically, Ivermectin does seem to have anti-viral properties in vitro; it's just that the dose would need to be 1000's of times higher than the recommended dose for humans and would be fatal.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-01-21 10:02:48 AM  

2fardownthread: people complain about paying a little bit more for good public education


In some cases, because they have a basis that you would consider daft for evaluating the quality of public education, and wouldn't agree with you about what sorts of education seem "good" or not. For example, in the US "public" is legally expected to imply "secular", and some Americans consider any education that is "secular" rather than "religious" as seeming "bad" rather than "good".
 
2022-01-21 10:17:21 AM  

Sharkey's End: Well technically, Ivermectin does seem to have anti-viral properties in vitro; it's just that the dose would need to be 1000's of times higher than the recommended dose for humans and would be fatal.


That's one way of preventing Covid deaths...
 
2022-01-21 10:19:07 AM  
If they die from respiratory failure while shiatting out their intestines, I consider it money well spent.
 
2022-01-21 10:19:42 AM  

hardinparamedic: [Fark user image 638x840]


That an Adeptus Mechanicus quote?  Cuz that sounds like 40k lore...
 
2022-01-21 10:22:59 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: My favorite part about all of this is the "I'm not bowing to big pharma by taking their poison vaccine" stance, because, as you know, hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies are handcrafted in small batches by Iowa grandmothers and rugged craftsmen in burning Carhartt hats.


I think they're down on Carhart now...the company required vaccinations.
 
Displayed 50 of 60 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.