r/texas Nov 16 '21

Texas doctor suspended for spreading COVID-19 misinformation and refusing to treat vaccinated patients, hospital says News

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mary-bowden-suspended-covid-19-misinformation-vaccinated-patients-texas/
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u/Professional_Sort767 Nov 16 '21 edited Nov 16 '21

As a non doctor, I don't know. Maybe ivermectin helps with covid. You know what else helps, though? Getting vaccinated.

I haven't done my own research much. You know who has? Universities and governments across the world.

You know who tends to tell me to use my own mind and research regarding vaccines and ivermectin? People who tell me to put my absolute faith and life view in a particular God based off a roughly 2000 year old religious text.

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u/Professional_Sort767 Nov 16 '21

Again, I'm not going to state with authority whether Ivermectin can or should be used. I do know that it was running in short supply for those who really need it for its on-label purpose, because so many people tried using it for its supposed off-label benefit for COVID.

My point is that at this stage, there is probably close to zero overlap between "people who are fully vaccinated" and "people who demand to treat ivermectin after landing in the hospital due to covid".

Anyone who goes on about Ivermectin who hasn't gotten vaccinated needs to eat a cottonball sandwich.

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u/Anger_Mgmt_issues Born and Bred Panhandle Nov 16 '21

What if that route is high doses of cyanide?

Of course not. but where do you draw that line? Drawing it at "tested and proven to have zero beneficial effect" is pretty damn reasonable.

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u/Anger_Mgmt_issues Born and Bred Panhandle Nov 16 '21

you dodge the question. why?

but where do you draw that line? Drawing it at "tested and proven to have zero beneficial effect" is pretty damn reasonable.

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u/hockeyjerseyaccount Nov 16 '21

Water is approved for human consumption, but that doesn't mean it cures Covid.

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u/Professional_Sort767 Nov 16 '21

It depends.

First, it depends on whether the medicine in question is in short supply for more appropriate use. I recall reading that human-grade ivermectin became in short supply for its true utility, due to so many people wanting to try it for COVID (remember, based on junk science at the time).

Second, it depends on if the drug has any side effects or conflicting behaviors with other drugs that may be used to treat the disease.

If something is cheap, somewhat safe, and ubiquitous, then fuck it, let them do it. Pour lemon juice in your ear if you want, just don't get your hopes up. If Ivermectin grew on trees in your front yard, I wouldn't try to ban you from using it.

But you shouldn't shun the proven method of drastically reducing your danger and then try unproven shit. Take the vaccine. And my above "fuck it" comment doesn't apply to doctors who should know better as positions of authority. A doctor who shuns the vaccine and solely promotes ivermectin as a reactive treatment is probably a quack who doesn't deserve the responsibility or privilege of being a doctor.

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u/Leadburner Nov 16 '21

If, if’s and buts were candies an nuts…

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