Fauci on Ivermectin: What's the mark up?
Treatments remain a source of confusion for health authorities.
Climbing down from the Keebler treehouse, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has faced criticism for his handling of the pandemic often changing his mind as the political winds shift, spoke at a briefing for celebrities - including actors and journalists.
The crowd was anticipating Fauci’s talk and wondered which white lab coat he was going to wear. Described as a festive mood, actors gathered to get the latest piece of medical brilliance from their hero to post on their social media. It was an outdoor event and I stood to the side of the table set up in front of the tree to which he would descend.
Suddenly, he appeared chewing on a cookie.
“Alrighty then. Good cookie. How about that Covid, huh? And boy did I lick it good, eh?” he declared.
The crowd cheered.
However, one person brought the festivities and hors d’oeuvres to a screeching halt by asking an actual question about Ivermectin and its potential benefits.
‘Ivermectin? Never heard of it’, Fauci said with a wide grin to a roar of glee from the audience.
He continued, “I’m kidding. Of course I know Ivor Mectin. I roomed with him in college!’ Once again, the celebrities whistled approvingly to his excellent comedic timing.
But Fauci regained his composure and said with a dead stare, ‘What’s the markup?’
All stern and stoic eyes turned to the man who asked the question.
“Yeh, how about it smart pants?” shouted Stephen Curry.
The individual sensed the crowd getting antsier and nastier.
“Welllllll?” Curry demanded.
He attempted to remind the crowd it was a question about the medical use of Ivermectin and not its financial benefits.
I motioned him to come toward me and directed him to safe passage. He gave the look of someone who is about to be sent to an oven. I gave him a reassuring smile.
“And don’t come back” I advised him.
Soon after, the music resumed and the cocktails flowed. Fauci sat, chin up, pleased with what he saw.