Definite difference on COVID vaccination policy in the US Senate Race. One candidate recommends sheep dewormer, one is an anti-vaxxer, and one encourages vaccination.

COVID discussion remains on the tip of everyone’s tongues with rates spiking in the state, and it’s no different in the Republican contest for US Senate. And if you take a look at the candidates and their statements, there’s a definite range of views between the three.

A few weeks after Republican candidate for US Senate Bruce Whalen admitted that he picked up COVID at a rally in Sioux Falls he’s up front and telling people to treat it with Ivermectin, a sheep dewormer..

All I have to say about that is For crying out loud, it’s an anti-worming medicine for animals. Quit reading crazy things off of facebook!

In comparison, fellow fringe US Senate Candidate isn’t recommending sheep-medicine, but he’s happy to spread his knowledge. And COVID. He will probably be spreading COVID, as according to a recent podcast claiming to be the “America First” podcast, Mowry noted…

Mowry is giving us paranoia, and is actually saying that he does not advocate for any of the vaccines.  That’s just great.

That might be a signal of who NOT to stand next to at the Republican dinners. Assuming Mowry lasts that long, given that currently most hospitalizations and deaths are coming from those who are not vaccinated.

Compare that to current US Senator John Thune, who early on back in March was advocating that people should go take care of themselves:

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, including answers to common questions and a state-by-state guide to vaccinations in your area, click HERE to find out more.

You can read that here.

Sheep dewormer, anti-vaxxer, or encouraging people to take care of their health and get vaccinated.  Which of the three candidates do you think aligns with what former President Trump is telling people?

Actually, given that the COVID vaccine development was initiated under the previous administration, it’s US Senator John Thune who’s recommendations align with those of the former President, as President Trump himself is recommending the vaccine.

Former President Donald Trump urged his supporters to get vaccinated against Covid-19, noting many of them have been reluctant to do so.

“I would recommend it and I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it, and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly,” Mr. Trump said Tuesday night on Fox News.

People have the freedom to choose, he said, adding, “It’s a great vaccine. It’s a safe vaccine and it’s something that works.”

Read it here.

Food for thought.  And the US Senate race rolls on.

35 thoughts on “Definite difference on COVID vaccination policy in the US Senate Race. One candidate recommends sheep dewormer, one is an anti-vaxxer, and one encourages vaccination.”

    1. How can you claim Thune is an idiot based on his stance without including Trump? By your standards, it should be 4 idiots.

    1. Yep. Trumplicans, QAnon, anti-vaxxers. It’s time for you to go over to the looney left.

  1. Actually, Ivermectin has been used with great success in India, and it has been used since 1987 in Africa to eradicate river blindness. I know the FDA in their ivory tower thinks they are brilliant putting out a meme that states “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it”; I guess putting in a “y’all” makes it more relatable.

    However, simply putting down the use of Ivermectin-proven safe for human beings-because Bruce Whalen used it is not very helpful.

    1. I’ll tell you what isn’t helpful, suggesting Ivermectin is an effective treatment for

    2. I just read an article a couple of days ago in which ivermectin is being touted for the china flu in Japan. I suggest rather than just dismiss something out of hand, it is worthwhile to read and listen to people in the trenches who are actually using the product. BTW, according to several studies that I have looked at the abstract, it appears ivermectin is useful in decreasing the mortality rate of the china flu.

      1. I did. Ivermectin has been associated with sloughing of the lining of the colon and has been correlated with EARLIER need for intubation. Yeah, that’s much better than just getting the damn vaccine.

  2. If it works on sheep than surely it will work on Democrats. If they could do a study to see if it works on lemmings then we can guarantee it will work on Democrats.

  3. I know of 8 people who were sick with the China Flu (ok, Covid 19) who ended up getting the Ivermectin and within a couple of days were feeling much better and in a few more days were completely well. I know people who were treated with hydroxychloroquine and got well quickly.

    Why make fun of cures that work, that have been used for decades on humans. There are ‘human’ doses of ivermectin available, you don’t need to use the vet medicine, although that works too.

    Why do pro vaxers make fun of a cure, while those same pro vaxers castigate others who disagree with the vaccines. Can’t we use both methods to stamp out Covid ?

    1. They aren’t cures. You are creating a correlation where there isn’t one. They would have gotten well quickly, and maybe even quicker, had they not taken those things.

      THIS ISN’T A CURE!!!!

      1. Show us the study! How do you know whether they would have gotten well without the therapy? Tell that to all of the people who have taken ivermectin and survived. Tell that to people who were put on respirators, many of who died, that they could not at least try the therapy.

        1. How many studies have you shown here? I mean, I hope that person shares, but you’re being a complete hypocrite here.

          1. The problem I have is when I put up the links, the site does not like it. Here is one:
            “Ivermectin, a US Food and Drug Administration-approved anti-parasitic agent, was found to inhibit severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) replication in vitro. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to determine the rapidity of viral clearance and safety of ivermectin among adult SARS-CoV-2 patients. The trial included 72 hospitalized patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh, who were assigned to one of three groups: oral ivermectin alone (12 mg once daily for 5 days), oral ivermectin in combination with doxycycline (12 mg ivermectin single dose and 200 mg doxycycline on day 1, followed by 100 mg every 12 h for the next 4 days), and a placebo control group. Clinical symptoms of fever, cough, and sore throat were comparable among the three groups. Virological clearance was earlier in the 5-day ivermectin treatment arm when compared to the placebo group (9.7 days vs 12.7 days; p = 0.02), but this was not the case for the ivermectin + doxycycline arm (11.5 days; p = 0.27). There were no severe adverse drug events recorded in the study. A 5-day course of ivermectin was found to be safe and effective in treating adult patients with mild COVID-19. Larger trials will be needed to confirm these preliminary findings.”
            BTW, not hypocritical. And how many would you like? Or are you just too lazy to check it on your own. There is this thing called google that can look that up for you.

            1. You lambast a guy for not providing sources and when people point out that you didnt either, you tell them to google it. The cognitive dissonance must give you migraines.

              1. And yet, my main point was correct. People have used ivermectin and have improved. We have someone who tells those who use a product that it is no good without proof. I also noticed the person did not point out any studies.

                1. I had a Nick’s Gyro and I improved. I think we should tell everyone that is a cure for Covid. It may have been all the feta cheese but we should just stick with claiming it was the Gyro just to be sure.

    2. You see, that is only anecdotal evidence. Just because many people get well does not mean it was because of the product. You have to listen to the “experts” who prefer to push other ineffective therapies because they would not want people get well without their help.

  4. Which candidate most closely matches President Trump? One guy says if you want to take the vaccine, go for it, but he does not plan to take it. It is the person’s choice. President Trump suggest you take it, but it is YOUR choice. John Thune says you should take it, but have not heard his opinions on mandatory vaccinations for certain people or vaccination passports. The first candidate has a disagreement on whether one should take the vaccine, but agrees with President Trump on it being a personal choice. BTW, evidence is mounting that if you have had the china flu and survived it, you likely have better antibodies than having a vaccine.

  5. “I’ve broken my leg!!!”
    “Do you need a doctor?”
    “NO! I need Karen from Facebook!”

  6. Yesterday from Kelo TV: “The death toll from COVID-19 is now at 2,067 up from Friday (2,062). The new deaths include four women and one man in the following age ranges: 70-79 (1), 60-69 (2), 50-59 (2) and 30-39 (1). Two deaths were reported in Butte County, one in Meade, one in Minnehaha and one in Pennington.”

    There is plenty to learn from that one paragraph. If you want to see it.

    Anyway… listening to the crazies might just get you killed. Or, quite easily, very sick. I don’t always agree with John Thune but at least he is sane.

  7. How about: get the shot that is vetted and proven to help prevent extreme sickness, and if you do get sick, try out the ivermectin.

  8. It was 2 days before the Sturgis Rally ended. Cases had topped 100 cases a day. So, just eighteen days ago (Aug 13) is when that liar, liar’s liar and deceiver… elk… wrote this, right here on this site:

    “I expect that we will exceed a thousand cases a day in a few weeks. All of those long-term illnesses and deaths that do occur, will be due to a refusal to follow medical advice.” “With real political leadership, the unvaccinated numbers could be a lot lower, as it is in many other states”… and… “we will pay a big price for that lack of action.”

    Today’s South Dakota Covid figure for new cases… 1,020.

    I know, I know. You think I am trying to claim that I am a prophet or something. Nope. Not at all. It’s just common sense. Or is should be.

    But, don’t you ever forget… that elk dude… “you can’t believe a word he says”

  9. There have been numerous studies (The American Journal of Therapeutics found 24 worth reviewing of ivermectin,
    and found it may be helpful as prophylaxis or early treatment.

    Unfortunately the damage the virus does to the body is often irreversible, so administering anything after that is useless, hence any study giving experimental drugs to patients whose symptoms have already required hospitalization will show no difference in outcome. This is especially seen in people who have lost their lungs, hearts, or brains to blood clots. Thrombolytics might restore blood flow to these organs but the tissues are dead and aren’t coming back.

    Since the damage the virus does is so severe, the best course of action is to avoid getting it in the first place, and that is done by vaccination, mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distancing.

      1. I’m not a big fan of Anne’s at all, but she is probably the only local expert on the topic on this blog and she is putting out factual information to own the anti-vaxxers and I am loving it. Keep it up, Anne!

  10. I’ve often wondered if guys like Mowry and Whalen have nothing better to do. Or are they simply delusional? We see this every election cycle – some wing-nut candidate tilting at windmills trying to challenge Thune, Rounds, Dusty, etc. They have no money and no chance. Great country in that anyone can run, but do they have nothing better to do with their life and their time? Why not make a difference in their community, their neighborhood, or even their family.

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