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The America's Frontline Doctors Did A 'We Are The World' Music Video And Now We Are All Dead

I found it. I found the worst thing.

America's Frontline Doctors are always coming up with something new. Whether it's demon semen, getting arrested for trying to overthrow the United States government, or a telemedicine service that literally does nothing but hook anti-vaxxers up with doctors who will prescribe them hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin for humans.

And sometimes, it turns out, they make bizarre, cringe-inducing music videos featuring the song "We Are The World" by 1980s charity supergroup U.S.A For Africa.

The group released the video at the beginning of this month, with insurrectionist Dr. Simone Gold describing it on Rumble as "AFLDS.org and America's Frontline Citizen Corps present a heart-warming group participation in the historic song "We Are The World" with a striking performance of symbolism to demonstrate a unified return to truth, respect, and human freedom."

While the original song's purpose was to raise money to combat the famine in Africa, led by activist and musician Harry Belafonte, written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, and sung by people who could actually sing very well, this new version involves absolutely no talent or compassion whatsoever. Rather, it is a bunch of anti-vaxxers standing around awkwardly while the original version of the song does all the heavy lifting of implying that they are the world, they are the children, and they are the ones who make a brighter day, the latter of which I think most of us would agree is not the case.

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Rand Paul: Petty Researchers Won't Study Horse Paste Just To Spite Trump

Except those participating in the 57 current studies on ivermectin identified by the WHO

Rand Paul cannot, he says, fully recommend Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 — but it's not because he doesn't want to, or because ophthalmologists are rarely asked to prescribe antiparasitics. It is because there is not enough research to back it up, because all of the researchers and scientists hate Donald Trump so much that they won't even do any research on it.

Which, boy, is just super petty of them. It's also odd, because while there is scant evidence that Trump is seriously invested in Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID, he was more directly involved with the development of the vaccine, at least claims to have taken it himself and has encouraged his followers to take the vaccine.

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Facebook Ivermectin Fans So Jazzed About Shedding Their Intestinal Linings!

They think they're literally getting de-wormed. They are not.

It was always gonna come back to "rope worms."

For those who get their medical information primarily from Facebook groups, nothing proves the effectiveness of a bullshit treatment quite like "rope worms." They are a well known "side effect" of coffee enemas, bleach enemas, Miracle Mineral Solution and other popular internet snake oil remedies — and now those who have started taking Ivermectin are seeing them as well. This seems especially logical, given that the Ivermectin most of them are taking are the kind one gets at a feed store, for use as a horse dewormer.

This is apparently a popular topic of discussion in a Facebook group called "The People's Medicine: Ivermectin; Safe Economical Effective (S E E)," as posted on Twitter by user Michael Parks.

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PSA: Don't Go Taking Horse Pills Unless You Are Literally A Horse, Which You Probably Are Not

Ivermectin poisonings are up in Mississippi, because of course they are.

A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one should talk to a horse of course — especially if that horse is trying to sell you drugs.

For the last few weeks, we've been hearing about American patriots going down to their local Tractor Supply stores in order to procure Ivermectin, for the purpose of curing or preventing COVID-19, a thing it doesn't do.

While Ivermectin is approved for use by humans under certain circumstances, usually to treat parasitic worms, the kind they are getting is for horses or cows, because that is what the Tractor Supply store sells and that's the only way they can get the drug without a prescription. As you can probably guess, this has not turned out well and the Mississippi State Department of Health has had to send out a notice asking people to please stop taking horse Ivermectin, due to the large number of calls they are getting to their poison control hotline.

In fact, according to the notice, "at least 70% of the recent calls have been related to ingestion of livestock or animal formulations of ivermectin purchased at livestock supply centers," which seems like a lot.

Taking a horse-sized dose of practically any medicine is generally a bad idea, since, as they say, sola dosis facit venenum, "the dose makes the poison." Even a horse-sized dose of homeopathic medicine would be a bad idea, since that many sugar pills would surely do something unpleasant to one's stomach. In the case of Ivermectin, an overdose can lead to "rash, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, neurologic disorders, and potentially severe hepatitis requiring hospitalization."

The FDA has also created a helpful FAQ about why one should not take drugs meant to cure parasitic worms in horses, noting that many of the inactive ingredients in medicines created for animals could also harm humans.

Of course, none of this is going to do anything to convince people to stop trying to take Ivermectin for the purpose of curing COVID, particularly those who do not believe COVID exists in the first place.


Iceman80: THERE IS NO COVID!

Sidetracked Again: I agree. There's no way to test for it so there's no way to call it something ... but for sure - something is making people sick and the people are treating themselves with Hydroxy ... and Ivermectin.

Well that is certainly one way to explain how COVID-19 simultaneously does not exist and can be cured with horse pills. Perhaps they could call it Schrödinger's Virus?

We've gone through this with a variety of different "cures" — bleach and Lysol, hydroxychloroquine, "Miracle Mineral Solution" (which is also bleach), etc. Sadly they have not gotten into the "cure" promoted by one Indian politician that involved drinking cow urine and then smearing oneself with cow shit (though there is still time).

It's not hard to figure out what it is they want in a cure. For one, they want doctors to hate it. And the FDA, because they hate doctors and the FDA. They also want it to be a "cure" for literally everything else on earth. For instance, several people on the Great Awakening Qanon message board are now claiming that it also cures MS and cancer.

They are in search of a clickbait cure, because that's what they've been socialized to want — by clickbait itself, by magazines in the checkout aisle, by television shows like "Dr. Oz." They have been showered, for years in "Doctors hate this one weird trick to cure literally all of your ailments!" so as far as they're concerned, doctors hating something is conclusive proof that it works. They are rooting for the medicinal underdog because it would be more emotionally, narratively satisfying for the simple horse pills to have been better than the flashy vaccine all along.

It's a fucking Taylor Swift song. And this is your OPEN THREAD.

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