[WATCH]: Seth Meyers Lambastes Fox For Promoting Another Quack COVID Cure
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic the Fox network has been first out of the starting gate in promoting dangerous, ineffective treatments for COVID-19. First, it was hydroxychloroquine, then it was injecting bleach and shining bright lights inside the body (remember Dr. Deborah Birx’s reaction to Donald Trump’s suggestion?).
Now, it’s horse pills. Literally. The network that questions the speed at which the actual coronavirus vaccines were developed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration is pushing Ivermectin, a drug used to deworm horses and some livestock. Using the drug to treat COVID-19 can be extremely dangerous and even deadly.
This was all too much for Late Night host Seth Meyers, who skewered the network for encouraging its viewers to take the drug, which is not intended for human use. Last night Meyers said, “You know someone at the company that made Ivermectin once said, ‘Hey, should we put “not for people” on the horse pill labels?’ and someone else said, ‘There’s a picture of a horse on the bottle, it’s fine!’ ”
“One day, we’re gonna wake up and Brian Kilmeade’s gonna be telling people you can cure Covid by eating kibble and sleeping in a bed of kitty litter,” Meyers said. Then, he envisioned Kilmeade’s pitch for the horse dewormer: “Works for me. That’s why I blink as often as a sphinx.”
Fox’s advocacy has led – literally – to a run on the drug that is so widespread that animal veterinarians and horse owners are reporting that stores across the country are sold out. The panic buying has gotten so bad that the FDA felt the need to tweet, “Your are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.”
You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it. https://t.co/TWb75xYEY4
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) August 21, 2021
As Meyers observed, “You know who the real victims are here? The horses who can’t get their worm pills.”
You can watch Meyers’s take on the situation below.