Crusade lacks sense

To the editor,

(7) comments

Lanivan

Stewart Veeck: Thanks once again for your reasoned and factual letter. The degree of misinformation and backwards thinking, so prevalent in many comments and letters, is appalling, and, well, embarrassing. Most reasonable people who avail themselves of reliable news sources (NOT Fox News, Newsmax, or OANN to name just a few) must be STH's at this literary "cesspool"!

More people should step forward and join you in rebutting those promoting misinformation, falsehoods, and propaganda.

Lanivan

As readers, we have become accustomed to letters and comments promoting far-right conspiracy theories, anti-vaccine propaganda, and anti-Biden falsehoods, but the amount of misinformation regarding ivermectin as a treatment for Covid infections is disturbing, not to mention dangerous to those readers who might try it based on these comments.

Ivermectin is a wonder drug - an anti-parasitic treatment for parasites and worms, head lice, and certain conditions such as rosacea, all in very specific, highly controlled dosages.

There is no evidence that ivermectin is effective in treating the coronavirus. It is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of any virus.

It is used on large mammals such as sheep, horses, and cows to rid them of worms and parasites. Livestock ivermectin is different from ivermectin intended for human use, and dosages for these very large, heavy animals is dangerous for the human body. Self-medicating with livestock ivermectin can lead to hospitalizations with very serious sickness.

" Even the levels of ivermectin for approved human uses can interact with other medications, like blood-thinners. You can also overdose on ivermectin, which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hypotension (low blood pressure), allergic reactions (itching and hives), dizziness, ataxia (problems with balance), seizures, coma and even death."

Vaccinations - effective, FDA approved, free, easily obtained - are the only way to protect yourself, your family, and community from Covid and the Delta variant.

T-Bird

Freedumb reigns whenever Stewart Veeck submits a letter to the editor.

Dr. Vladtheimp

Democrat Compassion And Racism

Nothing represents Democrat compassion and caring better than a moron celebrating the deaths of people who share a reverence for our Bill of Rights under the Constitution, even if the figures he cites are phony.

Using the same “logic” as Leftist Neil deGrasse Tyson who came up with the figures, does the moron believe that since according to the CDC, Blacks lag far behind Whites in vaccinations, is the fact that a far higher percentage of people dying of COVID are Black than White a “positive element”? Since most Blacks vote Democrat, is this “natural selection at work — nature's way of improving the gene pool”?

Or is Veeck such a racist that he only celebrates the deaths of Republicans who happen to be mostly White, and older?

Rottweiler

Stewart Veeck one of the local malcontents of partisan politics criticizing partisan politics...thx for the morning laugh

Yea, Buddy

Per the CDC website, only ~ 6% are true covid deaths. Due your research...! That's why only 1850 died from influenza in 2020, compared to 38,000,000 in 2019 worldwide..

Lanivan

Out of the mouths of Qanon promoters of false information. Buddy - you must be getting paid to post this idiocy!

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn’t drastically reduced the number of deaths attributable to COVID-19, but posts making that bogus claim have been circulating widely — with the help of President Donald Trump, who retweeted one such claim on Aug. 30.

Twitter has since removed the original tweet, which came from an account dedicated to the pro-Trump conspiracy theory QAnon. But the claim is still readily available on all the major social media platforms. In fact, the same QAnon account that posted the now-deleted tweet includes a screenshot version featuring the president’s retweet.

The post Trump highlighted said: “This week the CDC quietly updated the Covid number to admit that only 6% of all the 153,504 deaths recorded actually died from Covid. That’s 9,210 deaths. The other 94% had 2 to 3 other serious illnesses and the overwhelming majority were of very advanced age.”

But that’s not what the CDC information says." https://www.factcheck.org/2020/09/cdc-did-not-admit-only-6-of-recorded-deaths-from-covid-19/

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