what were they thinking?

Ivermectin is a commonly used anti-parasitic in animals, and it’s also used in people to treat some parasitic diseases. Additionally, it’s still widely discussed in some internet circles for treatment or prevention of COVID-19. That’s based on mainly anecdotes, some in vitro study, and very poor quality “clinical trials”.

It’s led to stories of people

A new paper is suggesting dogs played a role in the origin of SARS-CoV-2.

Doubtful. I suspect this will be like the snake-origin story… lots of initial press but ultimately not much support. (The snake paper was largely debunked within about 24 hours.)

The current study, released a few minutes ago by the journal 

I go on periodic rants about people abusing service animal rules to take their pets places they cannot normally go (while potentially compromising the critically important need for true service animals to have unfettered access).

Sometimes, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one.

A recent article (pointed out by a writer from the VIN