Concerning Ivermectin

Anne Gajewsky

Concerning Ivermectin

2 mins
August 31, 2021

Dear Editor –

You are not a horse! You are not a cow! Seriously, y'all stop it! It does not stop COVID-19 but it does cause harm and even death.

Note the protester’s sign held up for all to see at last Monday's press conference from Governor Evers at Nazareth Lutheran Church, where the governor stated that Clark County was the second to lowest for vaccines and promising $100 to Wisconsinites who got the shot by Labor Day. 

The CDC warns against the use of anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin for COVID-19 as calls to poison control centers increase. The call for this drug has increased by 24-fold and the purchase price has gone up. Get a COVID shot! It is free.

According to the FDA website, Ivermectin has not been approved for use in treating or preventing COVID-19 in humans. Ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses for some parasitic worms and there are topical (on the skin) formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea. Ivermectin is not an antiviral, a drug for treating viruses.

The FDA says taking large doses of this drug is dangerous and can cause serious harm. The FDA goes on to say that if you have a prescription for Ivermectin for an FDA approved use, get it from a legitimate source and take it exactly as prescribed. 

Most importantly, the FDA cautions, “Never use medications intended for animals on yourself. Ivermectin preparations for animals are very different from those approved for humans.”

Fox News, it should be noted, has been spreading this misinformation. Our Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson has been counting Ivermectin’s benefits to treat COVID-19. Tribal allegiance from the right.

As for wearing masks, where them to be a good neighbor, to be good to your family, and to be a good person!

Thank you to our Owen-Withee schools for past mask mandates. Our schools were open through the past school year without a closure thanks to the direction of Bob Houts and the School Board.

Go to your local doctor or clinic for information.

Anne Gajewsky, Owen

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Anne Gajewsky

Anne Gajewsky is a long-time resident of the Owen-Withee Community and has been a contributor to the Sentinel & Rural News since its inception in 2014.