an honest accounting of the saga would fully explain that it’s been chugging along in the background as a kook treatment for over a year, displaced hydroxycloroquine as king of designer covid treatments once the hydroxy bubble burst, & these pundits are way late to the game
this is not a knock on @MattGertz but on the other incomplete and/or half assed attempts that miss a lot of key context in favor of focusing on the delicate fee-fees of the folks taking it & pushing it
again, there’s a get-rich-quick mlm scheme at the heart of this thing consisting of a bunch of teledoc’s pushing scripts on a pills-for-pay system. not everyone promoting it has a cut of the action. there are a lot of clueless rubes just hoping to find their angle
the angle for most of the late-to-the-game promoters is strictly using it as an influencer tactic to maintain divide and signal allegiances. the angle for the early-to-the-game promoters is more likely to be actual cash flow
it is not a coincidence these favorite designer drugs tend to have minimal adverse symptoms unless grossly abused, have long been in abundant supply, largely used for obscure conditions, are not controlled substances, and are pretty far off the radar for the fda
they accomplish nothing therapeutically unless you have one of the obscure conditions they’re intended to treat, but they won’t kill your ass dead, and you need to pony up cash for a script to get them. normal docs won’t write those scripts, so presto! teledoc market
the gamestop stock shorting adventure is a really strong analog for ivermectin. only a handful of folks actually engineered the demand & made any money, a lot of pundits glommed on to cheerlead it despite knowing better than to invest in it themselves, and ordinary joes got hosed
the scheme engineers rely on the cheerleading (but non-invested) pundits to keep the hype train running. if you remove that element of kayfabe controversy, the juice fizzles out and the ordinary joes stop shoveling money at the snake oil
“hey why SHOULDN’T the ordinary joes try hydroxy/crypto/gamestop/ivermectin, huh??? WHAT ARE THEY HIDING BY TRYING TO DETER YOU, MR ORDINARY JOE?”

meanwhile they’ve got their money in mutual funds & real estate & ran out to get the vaccine as soon as they could
dana loesch is not sitting around eating gelatinized beet residue. ben shapiro is not popping homeopathic caffeine pills. laura ingraham is not taking hydroxycloroquine, and tucker carlson is not sucking down ivermectin. that’s for their idiot audiences.

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