New Lincoln Project ad makes fun of those taking ivermectin to treat Covid (Lincoln Project)
The Lincoln Project political pranksters turned their sarcastic wit to the worming drug ivermectin and its growing popularity with conservatives for the treatment of Covid-19.
In its latest spoof ad, the Political Action Committee, formed by former Never Trump Republican strategists, begs people to join “the herd” of Americans who choose to use the horse wormer instead of the Covid vaccine.
The “FDA-cleared vaccine may not be the right choice for those who are allergic to reality,” says the ad spokesman.
“Side effects can be uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea, the inability to pronounce Kamala Harris’ name or the sudden urge to speak to the manager,” it continues while a horse neighs in the background.
“Some patients taking ivermectin have reported hallucinations of lizard people in the convention halls and, on rare occasions, found Joe Rogan’s podcast helpful and / or informative.”
Mr Rogan, who has a $ 100 million contract with Spotify to broadcast its podcasts exclusively, announced last week that he was taking a cocktail of experimental drugs, including ivermectin, after contracting Covid.
He previously said that young people don’t need to take the vaccine. He later referred to himself as an “idiot”.
“Call your doctor if you experience megalomania about the supremacy of your race. Thoughts of murder or actions against your elected representatives can occur without warning, ”the ad continues.
The ad ends by asking people to join the herd and speak to your veterinarian about ivermectin today.
“Or not because you don’t love sheep.”
The Food and Drug Administration has warned against taking ivermectin, which is approved for human use only to treat infections caused by parasitic worms and head lice.
“There is a lot of misinformation out there, and you may have heard that it is okay to take large doses of ivermectin. It’s not okay, ”said an information sheet on the FDA website.
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Side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, allergic reactions, dizziness, imbalance, seizures, coma, and even death, the FDA warned.
Previous Lincoln Project stunts included giant billboards mocking Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in Times Square ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
The group consists mostly of former Republican policy advisors such as Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt, and Tara Setmayer.