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What's next? Leeches?

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24.09.2021

Americans are currently experiencing one of the most peculiar public episodes of my lifetime. Amid a deadly worldwide disease epidemic, many people are behaving like medieval peasants: alternately denying the existence of the plague, blaming an assortment of imaginary villains, or running around seeking chimerical miracle cures.

Feed store ivermectin? I’ve administered it to horses, cows and dogs. But to my wife? No, thank you. It says right on the label that it’s not for human consumption. But at least you won’t die of heartworm.

Donald Trump’s idea of injecting bleach somehow never caught on, although one Florida family (where else?) was prosecuted for fraud after making a bundle peddling the stuff as medicine through their church. The charges were federal. I’m only surprised Florida’s governor didn’t award them a medal.

Incapable of dealing with reality, too many exist in an odd state of denial. In essence, as a friend observed recently, “millions of Americans are engaged in a deeply weird suicide lottery.”

Strangest of all, of course, is that a genuine miracle cure does exist. A scientific miracle, that is: vaccines with the capacity to bring the pandemic to an end. Shackled by ignorance and paralyzed by fear, however, millions of our fellow citizens have refused to take........

© Olean Times Herald


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