We’ve been pointing out the media effort to try to attack ivermectin as simply a “horse dewormer” after Joe Rogan spoke about his doctor prescribing it for him after he got COVID. Ivermectin has not been approved by the FDA for COVID and they are warning against its use for COVID. But it’s been approved as an anti-parasite medication for humans and won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2015 because of the benefit it would have for millions around the world. So anyone pushing that “horse dewormer” thing is not only pushing fake news, but they’re also revealing their own ignorance.
We also saw a lot of folks on the left pushing false stories about ivermectin overdoses including the Rolling Stone story that claimed Oklahoma hospitals were so overwhelmed by overdoses of people taking ivermectin to deal with COVID that they couldn’t treat gunshot victims. That turned out to be a bunch of hooey that relied upon what one doctor supposedly said but wasn’t backed up by the evidence.
Enter Jimmy Kimmel, who returned to late-night last night after a long break and then went all-in, seizing the ignorance crown by immediately going for “horse dewormer.”
“I leave you people alone for two months and you start taking horse worm medicine?” Kimmel declared. “What a weird summer.” He also called it a “livestock medicine” leaving out that doctors are prescribing it for patients although the FDA hasn’t approved it for COVID.
“It’s like if you’re a vegan and you’re like, ‘No, I don’t want a hamburger. Give me that can of Alpo instead,’” Kimmel said of the craze.
Tell us you don’t know what you are talking about — that’s Jimmy Kimmel.
But then he really went over the slide. He began attacking people who hadn’t gotten vaccinated.
“It was not a fun Labor Day weekend COVID-wise,” Kimmel said noting the increase in cases from this time last year.
“Dr. Fauci said if hospitals get any more overcrowded they’re going to have to make some very tough choices about who gets an ICU bed,” the host continued. “That choice doesn’t seem so tough to me. ‘Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right in, we’ll take care of you. Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy.’”
Now, it goes without saying that there are all kinds of medical ethics problems with that kind of a stance, but then, no one ever confused Jimmy Kimmel with an actual doctor or anyone who had ethics. What he’s really saying, thinking erroneously that the unvaccinated are all right-wing, is that he doesn’t care if you die. Indeed, he wants you to die. Again, he wallows in ignorance and would be very surprised to learn that many of the unvaccinated are on the left. But we don’t treat, or at least we haven’t treated up to now, based upon political belief.
Oh, and there’s always a tweet for everything. Kimmel once tweeted that health care was a human right, not a “left/right issue.”
health care is NOT a left/right issue, no matter who tells you it is https://t.co/h7S5zKNxSt
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) June 21, 2017
Except when he deems it so for his “enemies.” So now he’s advocating violating human rights?
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) just eviscerates this unethical approach.
Sick. Angry Leftist to anyone who disagrees with him on vaccines:
“Rest in peace, wheezy.”
THAT’S AN ACTUAL QUOTE.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 8, 2021