According to the mayor of Alaska borough, who claims to be unqualified as a medical practitioner, has pushed a discredited therapy for Coronavirus that is meant for farm animals rather than people. According to the Peninsula Clarion, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has openly endorsed the use of ivermectin, the anti-parasitic deworming medication, in the treatment of intestinal parasites.
The Mayor Of Alaska Supports The Use Of A Cattle Deworming Medication To Treat Covid,
In recent weeks, livestock supply shops in the borough, which is located south of Anchorage, had received a large number of queries regarding the medication. Pierce has defended the usage of the medication on two separate occasions, first at a borough meeting last week and again on Monday during a radio program.
His request, he said on the program, was that the global view of different therapies that are being studied and evaluated outside of, but not limited to, vaccines be seen from a more open viewpoint, which he described as “a more open perspective.” He also advocated for allowing physicians to experiment with potentially dangerous substances that have not been approved by the FDA.Pierce said that ivermectin is a “very cheap medication” and urged listeners to learn more about the medicine by doing further research.
The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has authorized the use of ivermectin in both humans and animals for the treatment of parasitic worms, head lice, and skin problems. The Food and Drug Administration has not authorized its use in humans for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.It is possible to suffer severe consequences if you take a therapy for COVID-19 that has not been approved or authorized by the FDA unless you are participating in a clinical study, according to an FDA warning regarding the medication. Pierce did not respond to phone calls from the Clarion or the Associated Press on Wednesday.
He also did not respond to an email sent by Associated Press, which inquired as to how he learned about the medication, why he is advertising it since he is not a medical practitioner, and if he would consider himself responsible if someone became sick or worse after taking it. Aside from that, he did not respond when asked if he had had his vaccinations or whether or not he was encouraging people in the borough, which has the fourth-lowest immunization rate in the state among boroughs.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a population of approximately 59,000 people, with a total cumulative case count of 6,153 people in the last year. There are now 56 instances, with 24 of those individuals requiring hospitalization. Each of the 11 critical care unit hospital beds has been taken. Owner Sarah Donchi of Kenai Feed and Supply says she has had a large number of inquiries about the several kinds of ivermectin that she carries. Despite the fact that she informs them that it is meant for animal consumption exclusively, she claims that people continue to purchase it. The labels on the ivermectin paste are said that it was intended for use on horses weighing up to 1,250 pounds.
The other product claims to be able to cure cows weighing up to 550 pounds, according to the label. Employees of Cad-Re Feed-in Soldotna are also receiving questions regarding ivermectin on a “near-daily basis,” according to co-owner Shawn Taplin, who spoke with the Clarion about the situation. Customer service representative Taplin informs them ivermectin is a medication he buys from a veterinary supply business, yet they continue to buy it from Taplin. According to him, “what they do with it is completely up to them.”