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In my state of Missouri, COVID is apparently raging more than anywhere else in the country. This fact is even featured as one of the two lead stories at Drudge Report right now. Where I live in Missouri seems to be affected least by the virus of anywhere else in the state. I have been following the statistics for COVID in the county located between where I currently live and where I used to live as twice last year I invited people to a local event and wanted to keep an eye on how things were doing in that particular county. Here is a very brief overview of those statistics:
07/20/2021 — 23 ; active probables: 7
06/04/2021 — 0 ; active probables: 1
03/15/2021 — 46 ; active probables: 73 (huge drop-off)
03/08/2021 — 382 ; active probables: 153
01/04/2021 — 894 ; active probables: 171 (peak infection)
11/04/2020 — 441 (no active probables prior 12/10/2020)
10/28/2020 — 261
09/18/2020 — 85
08/20/2020 — 161 (2020 summer peak)
07/01/2020 — 19 (best 2020 summer rate)
So the virus isn’t too bad right now compared to where things were around New Year’s Day.
It seems like the place hardest hit in perhaps the entire nation is Springfield, MO. Although Springfield is a college town and the third-largest city in Missouri, it also tends to be a very conservative area, although even college cities in Missouri have been moving further Left recently perhaps due to cosmopolitan youth hatred of Trump and/or Republicans. The city is the headquarters for the Assemblies of God USA and is where Attorney General John Ashcroft’s father was a religious university president. Springfield’s county hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since World War II except for LBJ’s landslide election 57 years ago.
So I thought I would click on the website for the Springfield, Missouri, newspaper and see how things are going there. I was suddenly confronted with an article titled “Why are some in the Ozarks using a med for deworming cattle for COVID?” The alternative title is “Reader asks why some are taking a med for cattle deworming for COVID-19.” What? The article states the following:
“A reader who tells me her family has cattle on a farm recently asked if I was aware that some in the Ozarks are taking a drug called ivermectin, often used in the deworming of cattle, for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The short answer is No. ‘I have heard kind of anecdotally, just looking at Facebook posts, people have talked about it,’ said Scott Allen, with the Webster County Health Unit. ‘But I have not heard of anybody in Webster County using it or anybody locally using it. And certainly I have not heard of any doctors prescribing it.’ Ivermectin is used to remove parasites. It is not an antiviral medication. … Two local health experts told me people should not be using ivermectin for COVID-19. If I had the time and space I probably could obtain a couple thousand more medical sources to say the same.”
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard about ivermectin recently, but it’s been — a lot. It sure doesn’t seem like the two sides of the COVID virus debate will never communicate with each other.Published in