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Border Officials Seize Ivermectin Pills and Fake Vaccine Cards

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06.10.2021

Customs and Border Protection officials in Chicago seized multiple shipments of fake vaccine cards en route from China to Texas on Monday, as anti-vaxxers continue to attempt to skirt vaccine mandates around the country.

In addition to the fake vaccine cards, which were labeled in shipment logs as greeting cards, CBP officials also seized multiple packages from China and Mexico containing Ivermectin pills, a horse medicine that many anti-vaxxers have been taking as a way to treat or prevent COVID-19, according to a CBP announcement.

Prescriptions for Ivermectin have been difficult to obtain in the U.S.—scientists have warned against using it as a treatment, and there’s no evidence that it’s an effective coronavirus cure—and shortages of Ivermectin for horses, which can be obtained over-the-counter, has sent some people hunting for the goods abroad.

One of the seized Ivermectin packages falsely claimed to contain decorative beads in an apparent attempt to get past U.S. authorities. But the subterfuge failed when CBP officials more closely examined the shipment, X-rayed it, and notified the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigation of the seizure.

It’s the latest development in an ongoing death spiral of anti-vaxxers who refuse to get the life-saving coronavirus vaccine but........

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