This article ran today in the far-right, on-line magazine, Breitbart:

Common Anti-Parasite Drug May Kill Coronavirus in Under 48 Hours, Say ResearchersDurvet Ivermectin Pour On Dewormer 250mL (2-(Pack))

Researchers in Australia report that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved drug commonly used to treat parasites, appears to be effective in treating the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19). The drug is widely available and can be “repurposed” for this application, doctors said.

The ScienceDirect journal, Antiviral Research, published an article by a group of Australian researchers from Monash University in Melbourne reporting that Ivermectin appears to be effective at inhibiting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The article states:

  • Ivermectin is an inhibitor of the COVID-19 causative virus (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro.
  • A single treatment able to effect ∼5000-fold reduction in virus at 48h in cell culture.
  • Ivermectin is FDA-approved for parasitic infections, and therefore has a potential for repurposing.
  • Ivermectin is widely available, due to its inclusion on the WHO model list of essential medicines.

“We report here that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved anti-parasitic previously shown to have broad-spectrum antiviral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the causative virus (SARS-CoV-2),” the researchers write. “Ivermectin, therefore, warrants further investigation for possible benefits in humans.”

The leader of the research team, Dr. Kylie Wagstaff issued a statement, saying, “Ivermectin is very widely used and seen as a safe drug. We need to figure out now whether the dosage you can use it at in humans will be effective—that’s the next step,” Newsweek magazine reported. “We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it.”

“Ivermectin’s status as a drug that has already been studied and approved to treat other conditions offers a decided advantage over the development of new drugs, a long process that typically involves many years of studying safety and efficacy before being able to reach human patients,” Newsweek stated.

Dr. Leon Caly, an author of the study and a senior virus identification specialist at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, added, “As the virologist who was part of the team who were first to isolate and share SARS-CoV-2 outside of China in January 2020, I am excited about the prospect of Ivermectin being used as a potential drug against COVID-19.”

The World Health Organization approved the use of Ivermectin in humans to treat onchocerciasis in 1987. “Ivermectin is safe and can be used on a wide scale. It is also a very effective treatment and has single-handedly transformed the lives of millions of people suffering from onchocerciasis,” the WHO wrote in an article on its website. The medicine is widely available.

I have no idea how valid this is — whether it is a real breakthrough or another disappointment.

So I looked to Breitbart readers’ for intelligent “guidance.” Here are samples of their comments.

One only can admire the brilliance of those supporting our President:

  1. President Trump has been very effective in getting drugs okayed to fight WUHAN flu. Let’s pray that at least one of them will prove effective against WUHAN flu. Let’s open America for business again soon.
    TRUMP 2020!
  2. There are likely many drug cocktails that can treat this virus and the Dems will make sure every single one of them is blocked. Death, mayhem and destroying the economy is their main goal. Helping the American people through a crisis NEVER crosses their minds. They would rather let people d!e than do anything to help Trump!
  3. So far, the DemocRat efforts, have only stalled solutions and that has been part of what’s frustrating ALL of them. You are correct, in regard to the TDS, and the disregard of the devastation on either people or America as result. Their warped minds: they feel it’s okay, if it stops Trump.
  4. I won’t have to worry about this drug’s effect. Our “illustrious” Governor in Michigan will threaten doctors about prescribing it, if it shows any promises of hope.
  5. Suddenly she is now begging for the hydroxychloroquine.
  6. And now we find out that the governor of Nevada who forbid the use of hydroxychloroquine is hoarding it. Despicable Democrat governors!
  7. Don’t you just know it? Whaddah bunch of 5h!t he4d5.
  8. Hoarding it for prisoners, gots to protect that Drat voter base.
  9. She’s probably trying to get in the record that she wants the anti-malaria drug. Now that she’s caused people to die by preventing doctors in her state from prescribing HydroxyChoroquine! I hope the families of people she caused to die sue her butt off!
  10. She certainly didn’t handle the crisis well, but forward thinkers like our President will do what’s best for Americans, and that brings with it hope, which is key.
  11. The British NHS have banned the use of this drug because it is not on the approved list, so people are just left to die even though the drugs that would save them are sitting on the shelf.
  12. The UK has one size fits all socialized medicine. If it’s not in the budget and you need it, or you’re deemed to be too old, TOUGH LUCK. If you are deemed eligible, you might die while waiting in long lines.
  13. Yeah!!! They’re blockeads. They can’t figure out they’re mortal like you, like me.
  14. Sovereign immunity drastically curtails any meaningful monetary judgement.
  15. Michigan motto: ‘We will crush Hope.’
  16. Dont forget Obama originally brought Michigan HOPE… the economy never recovered until Trump.
  17. He brought HOPE alright – Hell On Planet Earth.
  18. Just what we need, mentally ill leftist sociopath Nancy Pelosi as president (God forbid). She’s 3rd in line of succession as Speaker of the House.
  19. You have to wonder what drugs Nasty Nancy and Chuck you Schumer are taking to stay alive past their normal shelf lives ? And continuing to damage America with their Anti Border wall Rhetoric ! How many murders of Americans are they responsible for by Criminal Illegals freely flowing through Americas unprotected lower border ?
  20. Many people are STILL waiting for obama’s citizenship to be investigated. There now is doubt as to whether obama is a U.S. citizen at all, much less a natural born citizen.
  21. Sure he is a citizen, That is why his college records are sealed. He applied to prestigious colleges and universities as a FOREIGN student, from Indonesia, where US entrance acceptance requirements are much slacker for foreigners. How else to explain a pot smoking student with poor grades getting accepted into ivy league schools and, WHO, exactly paid for his college? He was broke. Obama was a sham through and through and the worse president America has ever had.
  22. NO ONE, not even the professors, remember Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein 0bama at Columbia University. At the time, there were few black students, so he would have stood out. If he applied as a foreign student, which he likely did, it means he LIED about it (student loan and college application fraud) OR he actually WAS a foreign student, and was ineligible to be president. Either way, he committed felonies. There is very strong evidence that Barry committed social security fraud by using someone else’s SS# (a story in itself), and selective service registration fraud.
  23. Still wondering where, oh where did the missing Immigration records go in Hawaii – the ONLY records missing, in the ENTIRE history of the immigration entry records – appears to be the two weeks Obozo’s Commie Mommy flew into Hawaii – Did she have a US born son with her, OR . . .
  24. Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein 0bama was not a natural born citizen for 2 reasons: 1) BOTH parents have to have been US citizens at the time of birth. Only his mother was, not his alleged father (although his real father may have been communist Frank Marshall Davis). 2) Barry was required to have Indonesian citizenship under Indonesian law when he attended school there at a madrassa. Another citizenship automatically negates natural born citizenship status since it creates a divided loyalty. He may automatically have given-up his US citizenship when he became an Indonesian citizen. There is no evidence that he ever was repatriated when he returned to the United States. Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussei 0bama is a TOTAL FRAUD.

Let us remember that these are the well-informed, logical responses to an article about Ivermectin, a hoped-for treatment of COVID-19.

Lest you believe these comments are an aberration, I can assure you they are quite typical of what you will see on any right-wing web site — Breitbart, Fox News et al. The tone has been normalized by our leader’s tweets.

It is comforting to know that these are America’s voters, the people who gave us Donald J. Trump.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics.

Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA

2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone

3. Provide a monthly economic bonus to every man, woman and child in America (similar to social security for all)

4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone

5. Salary for attending school

6. Eliminate federal taxes on business

7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 

8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.

9. Federal ownership of all banks

10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

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