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Letter: Snake oil remedies

I read that Sen. Lora Reinbold has tested positive for COVID-19. I hope she has a safe recovery. What I can’t fathom is that as an outspoken critic of COVID vaccines and mask mandates, she is OK with taking an animal anti-parasitic medication which is not recommended for COVID-19.

Why do people shy away from proven, safe vaccines — more than 6.6 billion doses worldwide and 404 million doses in the U.S. with hardly any serious side effects — and take unproven or dangerous drugs such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine? It truly boggles my mind there is such a disconnect between believing in scientific proven remedies versus half-baked and dangerous ideas. How about trying snake oil next?

— Michael Terrance Archer

Anchorage

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