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You can’t just say “Just get the vaccine” and stop there. That’s the opposite of science.

I can, actually… we’re supposed to be talking about misinformation. We’re not supposed to be talking about Ivermectin because there is no medical (sane) professional suggesting that it is to be used for the treatment of COVID in any way, shape or form at this time.

Nobody referred to Ivermectin in this discussion as a horse dewormer… but I understand your point. It does do a disservice to suggest that Ivermectin is only horse dewormer, but I don’t think that’s where all the yelling and screaming has come from in general. It is definitely the lowest common denominator to yell back at antivaxxers who believe they should buy and consume horse dewormer because they “d1D Th3ir ReSeaRCh!1!” That is an actual thing that’s occurring, our local animal feed supply stores had to lock it up. Craziness.

Actual human Ivermectin is by prescription only here, I believe. Hopefully that and the fact that doctors aren’t prescribing it for COVID will keep the supply available for those who require it.

I am absolutely all for sticking to the truth. Laymen spreading misinformation is absolutely what I’m against. There is certainly no harm in studying it, but the average Joe has no business trying to interpret those studies and spreading any part of it online. Like you say, talk to your doctor. 100%.


No, you’re right, we listen to our medical professionals, who have informed us (and the media) what needs to be done to be safe.

If you get COVID-19, you don’t go to social media for some intellectualism. You go to the clinic, the doctor, the hospital, or whatever is provided by experts in your area.

I mention the podcast as it was a good one-off on the topic, by people who are qualified to discuss, on the topic of some of the ‘key’ Ivermectin ‘studies’ that are being referenced on social media that are making people do stupid shit like eat horse dewormer (first mention of this I’ve made to this point).


Right, the point of “just get vaccinated” is the first step that many that are seeking alternate medications for their possible infection are missing.

If we want to avoid misinformation, then perhaps all non-medical experts should stop discussing hearsay nonsense like Ivermectin as if our consensus on the topic would mean anything medically.

What medication should someone take when they get infected with COVID-19? The one their doctor or medical professional tells them to take. That’s it.


Seriously, go listen to that podcast. The questions I would have for you are - are you qualified to interpret any study done on any of this stuff? Are you an epidemiologist? A virologist? An anything-ist with the qualifications for understanding what’s garbage and what isn’t?

Then why are you wasting your time with it?

No layman should be looking at the studies and then spreading any part of them on social media. Not qualified.


NO! This is the problem - WHY do you, or anyone, give a crap about Ivermectin? Because you’ve been manipulated in to thinking that it’s a thing. Here’s some other questions you could ask:

Where’s the studies about chocolate chip cookies and their effect on COVID-19? Where’s the studies about Vitamin-C and it’s effect on COVID-19? Where’s the studies about dog poop and it’s effect on COVID-19?

They are all just as equally valid as your concern about Ivermectin - it’s manufactured by misinformation trolls. And they all play exactly the same role in the treatment of COVID-19.


ffs… https://ebm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/05/26/bmjebm-2021-111678

Please, have a listen to https://bodyofevidence.ca/interview-jack-lawrence-and-gid-m-k-on-ivermectin

Simply on the face of it, the notion that an anti-parasitic is useful against virii is not credulous. But hey, what does the body of evidence on it say so far?

Just get vaccinated. That’s the medicine that’s proven to help. If you catch COVID, you’d better hope you’ve been vaccinated.


Gmail had huge momentum prior to Android even being launched, though, and this in the era when Google was still Doing No Evil™. Google did begin to strong-arm their position later… but, so much of that is people’s ignorance and laziness (and that’s not meant to be criticism) - the majority just don’t take the time or have the desire to understand how any parts of the internet work, what a standard is, and why things being centralized (everyone flocking to a single email service) is actually a terrible thing.



You’d have to be a complete jackass to downvote this. Change my mind.


I appreciate that this is occurring… hope they have lots of support!..


Were you downvoted? That seems odd, since you’re absolutely correct.


Yes, that should be done much better, no debating that.

However, I’ve always found it a little disturbing that people tend to rush to doing the same thing as everyone else. There’s a million email services out there (well, there used to be), and these days, the barrier to entry to having one’s own email service is much, much less than it used to be. But still all sorts of people just use gmail. There’s a million reasons to not use it now.

Last, of course, though, is omfg people, you have to not be lazy when sharing your email address. Get it right. You shouldn’t be allowed to get a credit card, driver’s license, or sign up for a utility, when you’re obviously not responsible enough to pay attention to your own email address that is used as validation for so many other things.


I have an infinite amount, using the + delimiter.


I don’t know that I have a real problem with USB, of all the issues going on in the tech world. Like, there’s no group that’s making an open competitive solution, and do you even see the need? As far as choices go, the EU seemed to have made a pretty sane decision on this one.

What’s even better about this is Apple being shown the door with their ultra-proprietary crap. They can take their e-waste to hell with them - but they’d probably need a dongle to interface with hell. (Honestly, I have no opinion on this… lol)


Ditto… we’ll need to make more of a stink on the next instance of his shit.



Yeah, I’m sorry to hear about your experience with them, and I don’t think they have a safe space here.

Gab is a good example of the fediverse kicking the garbage out - they used to federate, but got pretty whiny when everyone defederated them.


OK, you are unfortunately down some very dark roads and are now violating code of conduct by being so extremist. There’s no conversation to be had with you. I hope you get the mental health attention you so clearly require.


a) What makes the software developers fascists? b) Do you research the licenses in all of the products you use that have software? Do you know no fascists were involved in the making of those products & services? c) What authority do you have to tell people to leave? You’ve done nothing but blather a bunch of falsehoods and want people to agree or piss off? Not happening.


Yes, I know where their code repos, including their archived ones, are. Not GPL.

It would be interesting to see if you can explain how you make a connection between software license and bigoted ideas of end users of products.


You have typed out some words but haven’t organized them in a fashion that makes sense. You’re trying to make some point about code licenses in a discussion about communities and certain types of people.

Also, you seem to be completely misinformed on random tidbits you’re throwing out there. At what point was Reddit ever GPL? Prove it.


reddit is not everything… what’s your point? Again, GPL is used in software all over the place. It has nothing to do with the sort of community that develops around an online service.

It’s like saying the brand of motor oil you choose makes you a good driver or not.


I know, pretty lame announcement, but I figured it might be nice to have an announcement post that wasn’t just ‘I updated the lemmy code again today’. …



Somebody please tell me if anyone involved in writing this thing has any understanding of how any online services work?..


Updated lemmy.ca again today

We’re on the new release 0.11.0 now - not sure why the frontend is showing “BE: unknown version”, but we’ll look in to that…



Here’s a thing to get out and do/see/enjoy (or stay home and do, too)…


I’ve found the same with butter over the past few years. I hope this gets backed up by other sources, but if true, it sounds like high time for better regulation of this industry - if they can’t make profit from selling a pound of butter for $5 (which most seem to be priced higher than that now), t…


Updated lemmy.ca code today

Howdy! I’ve just updated lemmy.ca from lemmy 0.9.6 to 0.9.7. More info on the changes at: https://lemmy.ca/post/2626


Updated Lemmur builds - 20210112

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Stupid churches fined for being stupid.

Why do some people insist on being so difficult about temporary rules? The entitlement is appalling…