Daily Archives: July 28, 2021

It’s OK. It’s Apple-Flavored . . .

I’ve just discovered that my blog theme is not always letting me know when someone leaves a comment. I’m supposed to get an email telling about it, but it seems often I don’t. So don’t feel ignored.

While I’m working on fixing the problem, I’ll try to make a better effort at checking them manually.

Well, with the Delta variant, and now the Colombian version, there’s talked of a 4th booster shot being needed. So while you’re contemplating that, you might find this interesting.

I’m sure you all remember the controversy about using HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine) to treat CoVid.

First we were told it was deadly, ignoring the fact that over a million people in the US take HCQ every day for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Plus as I’ve said I took it back in the 60’s for malaria myself.

Then we were told that HCQ didn’t work. But apparently it did work back in 2002.

Here’s what I posted back in April 2020.

And think the whole (HCQ) HydroxyChloroquine thing is some new ‘unproven’ snake oil cure that the President is pushing that is endangering people?

While back in 2005 HCQ was all the rage for its use against the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus caused by a newly-discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV) that arrived on the scene in late 2002.

This article in Virology Journal entitled Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread.”

And to cut to the chase for the conclusion to this multi-page, jargon-filled, scientific article:


Chloroquine, a relatively safe, effective and cheap drug used for treating many human diseases including malaria, amoebiosis and human immunodeficiency virus is effective in inhibiting the infection and spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. The fact that the drug has significant inhibitory antiviral effect when the susceptible cells were treated either prior to or after infection suggests a possible prophylactic and therapeutic use.

So let me get this straight, back in 2005 HCQ was the recommended treatment for both preventing and curing the CoVid virus, but 15 years later, it’s dangerous, unproven and needs years of study.

What am I missing here?

Now the latest in simple, easy, and cheap WuFlu cures is Ivermectin. Like HCQ it’s getting a lot of use and good results in other countries, but pretty much ignored or maligned here in the U.S.

But there have been number of randomized double-blind studies done in other countries with good results. And other studies are underway. Just don’t expect to hear anything about them in the U.S. media.

Here’s one article about these studies.

Is Ivermectin effective against Covid? A Dispassionate Look at Four Reasonably Large Randomized Controlled Trials

The one additional thing that Ivermectin has going for it is that it is readily and cheaply available. At your local feed store or on Amazon.

And yes, it’s horse dewormer.

Ivermectin Paste


It makes sense that if HCQ is effective against WuFlu, Ivermectin would be too, since they’re both anti-parasitic treatments. But it seems that a lot of people are using this, since it’s exactly the same as the actual human version, which is also used as ‘de-wormer, I.e., roundworms, etc.

And some of the reviews are really funny, with people dancing around what they’re actual using it for. Like this one.

My “horse” had no negative side effects, and now he tells me he feels like a million bucks and is now c0vid free. Make sure you get the dosage correct based on your “horse’s” weight.

And on another blog, someone ask about the dosage he would need for his wife. And the first question he was asked was, “How many hands high is your wife?”

I guess it helps to be a Texan to really find this funny.

But the stuff is actually dispensed from a large plunger rated in 50# increments, and it seems it’s the same dosage for people as horses.

And FWIW it’s also a standard treatment for rosacea as a topical cream. One reviewer said her doctor had prescribed for her rosacea, but her insurance wouldn’t pay for it. So she used the the ‘horsey’ version and it worked just fine.

Of course one person used it for her raccoon’s mange, and it worked for that too.

And remember, even better, it’s Apple-Flavored.

While Jan and I were having our coffee out on the patio this morning, we add a new member to Jan’s Flamingo Flamboyance. (photo is from Amazon)

New Solar Flamingo in Flight

It’s another solar light, but with a coil of LED’s inside that kind of twinkle.

Thought For The Day:

There are many more things that frighten us than can cause us harm.



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