[LMB] OT: Ivermectin (was: Comercials

Peter Hews Peterhews at protonmail.com
Fri Oct 29 19:34:06 BST 2021

On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at 22:41, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> On 19/10/2021 20:03, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> > On Monday, October 11th, 2021 at 14:06, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk wrote:
> >
> > > On 10/10/2021 18:52, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> > >
> > > > Speaking as an idiot who has had some in the refrigrator for the last year, as a last-ditch treatment if our protections failed
> > > >
> > > > Oh yeah? The human variant or the veterinary one?
> > > >
> > > > The veterinary one (yes, "horse wormer",) because the human one wasn't available in the UK. So far as I and my doctor know there is nothing in it incompatible with human biochemistry, and both she and I are capable of the simple arithmetic to correct for body weight. If I had been unfortunate enough to have a life-threatening reaction to the virus, the fact that some of my medicine came in a tube like toothpaste would have been the very least of my worries.
> True. Of course, discontinuing other treatments because you trusted
> ivermectin to save you might be another of those worries.

I'm sure it would have been if I had, which I never intended to do.  And if we had some ham we'd have some ham and eggs, if we had some eggs.
> > I dare say your research goes much deeper than mine, but at the time (mid 2020) I was neck-deep in planning and packing to move while trying to keep me and my wife alive, so I probably didn't go into it as far as I would have in quieter times.
> Mid 2020? That's impressive. By all I could find, most of 2020 people
> were talking about Hydroxychloroquine, not Ivermectin, interest in the
> later didn't seem to pick up until start of 2021. Interesting you chose
> Ivermectin back then, not Hcq or remdesivir. Wasn't that also before the
> African studies you were talking about were even performed?

Award yourself a GOTCHA point.  Yes, you're right, I had forgotten exactly when in a year I try not to remember this was.  I had a feeling after I posted it that it might have been later, and I could check back and find out from the dates of the papers, but it was too late at night and I didn't think anyone would bother to pick that particular nit.  I should have known.

Peter Hews

Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.

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