I understand little about aeronautics, but I get onto planes anyway because I know credentialed engineers have overseen the building of a safe aircraft. I don’t need to study the “science and data” of flight.
Now you see people on TV, not all right-wingers, say they won’t get the shot until they’ve researched the evidence on the vaccine. Some sound like they couldn’t operate a toaster, but if they want to examine the science, there are scholarly papers on the virus and its spread at their disposal, courtesy of the National Academy of Sciences.
Likewise, I could devote a decade to studying how those planes get off the ground before boarding one, but I’ll pass.
A feed store in Vegas that ran out of ivermectin posted a sign saying it will not sell it to customers who can’t show a picture of them with their horse.
Shelly Smith, manager of V&V Tack and Feed, recalled a man telling her that his wife wanted him on the “ivermectin plan.” She told him that it was not safe to take, to which he said, “Well, we’ve been taking it, and my only side effect is I can’t see in the morning.” Smith said she responded, “That’s a big side effect, so, I mean, you probably shouldn’t take it.”
Fifty years from now, documentaries about the COVID-19 crisis may relieve the grimness with a short section about the run on horse meds set to playful music. The associated tragedies will probably be forgotten, mainly because they were self-inflicted.
What can you do about people who choose veterinary medicine over the human kind? Nothing, really.