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Stranded and Reunited - Looking Forward to Calm

We Spent One Week Together


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PLANS REMAIN UNCHANGED


Although our family is stuck in a holding pattern, our plans remain unchanged. Our intent is still to continue our move to North Idaho despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

I am already up north and working full-time. The rest of the clan is still in south Idaho continuing their routine as normal as current events allow.

Another Mission Call


After recently returning from a hectic church mission in Ecuador, our daughter was inspired to complete her 18-month mission serving our Lord. 

She was presented with an option of waiting and starting her entire mission over or...

immediately going back out to a new assignment and finishing her term.

She chose to return immediately (although it is understandably hard after coming home) and complete her calling as a missionary.

I could not be more proud of her.

This gave me a reason to return home to southern Idaho and spend time with her and the rest of my family (as opposed to waiting for them to visit up north.)

So last Saturday morning I began the ten-hour drive. The plan was to leave Saturday morning and arrive Saturday night. 

This would give me two full days (Sunday and Monday) to spend time with my missionary. We had to drive her to the Boise airport on Tuesday. 

That was the initial plan anyway.

Then My Radiator Hose Split


As I've come to expect, nothing goes as planned. That is why I build in redundancies into my routines and have learned to roll with the punches.

Almost exactly half-way home, my van overheated.

My top radiator hose, 5 hours from home.

My top radiator hose split in a massive way. There was no duct-taping my way out of this one.

No amount of letting it cool off and adding more cold water was going to limp me to the next town...which was 24 miles away.

La Grande, Oregon - have you heard of it?

So there I sat, on the side of a highway in Oregon.

Two hours wasted, waiting for a tow


Don't Bother Calling Progressive in Idaho


After waiting for an hour, I finally contacted Progressive Insurance about the tow request I entered on their online app. 

My request had been suspended because they could not find my location.

Of course, they did not call me to tell me that my request had been placed on hold. Luckily, I reached out to them.

After 20 minutes of waiting on hold, I finally told them to disregard. I could clearly see on my GPS then I was only one mile from a local restaurant and deli.

They, on the other hand, were having extreme difficulty on their end.

The gas station was located in a little town called Mecham.

That is where the magic happens.

My Saviors, mechanic shop owner and tow truck owner


As I pulled into the deli parking lot I could see one couple on the porch having lunch.

They are a couple out on an afternoon ride on their lovely Harley-Davidson. They were donned in leather from head to toe and I could see that they were enjoying themselves.

Standing next to the table was the deli owner. They're engaged in pleasant conversation.

As I approached, the restaurant owner greeted me with "How is your day going?"

Well, he asked. So I told him.

I said, "I've been sending sitting one mile down the road waiting for a tow truck driver for nearly two hours with no luck."

I told him about my radiator hose and my quest to get home so I can see my daughter before she left again on her church mission.

Without hesitation, the restaurant owner pulled out his cell phone and held up one finger in the air as if to say "Hold on just a minute."

He greeted someone on the phone and said "Here, talk to this gentleman" and he handed me the phone.

On the other end of that conversation was the local tow truck driver who was friends with the restaurant owner.

As I explained my situation I was reassured he would be there within 10 minutes to drive me and my vehicle to Le Grande for the radiator hose that I needed.

Hero of the Day


Now, I had done some of the footwork while I sat in my car waiting prior to arriving at this deli. I had already located the local part store in La Grande to make sure they have the proper part that I needed. Indeed, it was sitting there waiting for me at O'Reilly's.

My plan at this point was to make it to O'Reilly's with my van and see if I could fix the problem with the help of auto parts store employees. 

As I sat waiting for the tow truck driver to come to pick me up, the gentleman having lunch on the front porch swiveled in this chair and faced me.

He said, "What exactly is your car problem?"

I told him that it was the top radiator hose and it had split. I was confident I could get to it but not confident I could find the back end of it up under the dashboard.

In a similar fashion to the restaurant owner, he pulled out his cell phone and made a phone call. When the other end answers the call, a quick banter back and forth ensued.

"Hey, do you wanna put on a radiator hose today? This guy out here is stranded and needs to get back to Twin Falls."

"You can? Alright. You wanna just meet him down at the shop?"

"Great, I'll let him know. He will need to get towed into town and stop to get the radiator hose."

"Oh, you wanna pick it up for him? I'm sure that's fine. I'll have them meet you directly at the shop."

And there it was.

All of my immediate problems were solved within 5 minutes by visiting with 2 gentlemen at a deli in the middle of nowhere.

It all went exactly as planned. The mechanic fixed not only my split radiator hose but also spotted a bad timing belt.

That timing belt could have been an entirely separate catastrophe. 

It cost me about 5 hours total but I was back on the road to my final destination in southern Idaho.

I ended up sleeping at a truck stop for the evening now that my timeline was majorly altered. I got home at 8am Sunday morning instead of 10pm the Saturday night. 

Until We Meet Again Missionary

I enjoyed two full days with my family, including my missionary.

Once again, I drove my daughter to the airport to wish her luck on her mission. This time she is headed to the Jacksonville, Florida mission.

I'll take that any day over the Guayaquil, Ecuador mission. She learned a lot there and saw things she'll probably never see again but I wasn't exactly comfortable with the risk factor. 

Now she's in hurricane alley and I feel much better.


Prior to her leaving we got some daddy-daughter bonding time. I took her shopping for a comfortable house robe. We ended up in a Target shopping store in Twin Falls. The prior stores we attempted to patron were all closed. 

There was a power outage in town and the local power company had informed the local businesses that it would not be back on any earlier than 6pm. So all of the 8-5 shops just closed for the day.

But not Target

Someone at Target was smart enough to install a backup generator. Remember my comment about redundancy earlier?

So you can see in my picture that not all the lights were on in the store. We actually used my cell phone flashlight a few times to look at items. 


We found a nice robe and even some comfy slippers. Mission accomplished, for me anyway.

I will see her in person next April-ish. Maybe in March. I can't keep the dates straight anymore.

But she gets to "call home" at least once a week.

Technology now allowed video calling so it is almost like talking to her in person. 


The Return up North


We spent the night at our home in Filer on Tuesday then headed out bright and early for North Idaho.

This is the first time anyone besides me has seen the rental home we will be staying in when we move everyone up here.

It is smaller in all regards than our home down south. The biggest threat to our sanity will be sharing one bathroom between seven females and me. I'm sure I will lose that battle every time.

Four days have passed with minimal disruption. Just the usual accusations of who borrowed who's stuff and why didn't they put it back.

Although I had to work (money still needs to be earned), they did get to explore CDA and Spokane. 

On Saturday we went for a terrific hike up Forest Service Trail #17. 



...as usual, my blog post has rambled on. I take too long to finish one post so I'm stopping here. I will continue our story in the next post.





























Rain Storm in an Alpha Wolf 29QBL Camper

here’s a quick little video while I’m stuck in a camper at a camper expo in Post Falls Idaho.


Stepped Outside of My Bubble Today - Holy Cow!

Wandering the Grocery Store Aisles - Amazed...


Going Galt Status - Paused

Plans Remain Unchanged


Although our family is stuck in a holding pattern, our plans remain unchanged. Our intent is still to continue our move to North Idaho despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

I am already up north and working full-time. The rest of the clan is still in south Idaho continuing their routine as normal as current events allow.

Progress - Landscaping in the South


Wifey has continued to beautify the landscaping in hopes of improving our curb appeal. She actually has achieved quite a bit in the past few weeks:

  • All goat head weeds and other obnoxious plants have been pulled and removed. Both front and back yards have been cleared.
  • After a good, solid watering, granular weed killer has been spread to kill any remaining unseen weeds and hopefully prevent future growth. 
  • Grass seed and fertilizer were then spread several days later to start greening up both yards.
  • Our eldest daughter brought over excess brick she had dug up in her backyard. It now has been laid to form a nice backyard fire pit for aesthetic appeal.
  • Other brick was used to line the front of our home to add a definitive border. 
  • Similarly, brick was used to separate front yard from driveway
  • Flowers were planted along the width of the home facing the main street. 
  • 2-4-D (kill-all) will be sprayed in the gravel driveway to prevent the growth of weeds there. 
new fire pit in the backyard
fish-eyed but shows new flowers in the front
brick border separating front yard and driveway
happy wife sharing her triumphant story

Overall, I was quite impressed with my little cherub's hard work. That's the stuff I like to do around the house but my work is still imposing a mandatory 14-day quarantine on any employee who leaves town.

Been there, done that. No thanks. 

Here's the listing, if you are able to share it with your network of friends. 



Moving on up North


14 days couped up in a house by yourself tends to play havoc on your emotions. Well, maybe not everyone but you can see the effects on me in the whining I did in my last post. 

The daily infusion of jogging around the high school fixed most of it. I'm up to three miles every three days. Walking on the days in between. I began using one of my favorite phone apps called C25K. 

the road leading into the local high school


Couch to 5K is a running app that starts out mostly walking and incrementally works you up to being able to complete a 5K (3.2 miles) run or race. 

My wife and I started it last winter around October. By New Year's we were ready to sign up for our first 5K race. 

But there were none to be had at the time. 

Then "The Rona" hit and I moved up north. All bets were off there for a little bit on daily activities. 

But now, when I go for a walk, I see deer every single time I go out...literally.


And I take pictures every time and send them to my daughters on our group text. I hope they get a thrill every time they see one like I do. 






There are 2 or 3 that sleep in my backyard


I am a big fan of old barns. There is no shortage of them up here in North Idaho.

love the green prairie surrounding the barn

this one was just amazing...and huge.

And Today, the Grocery Store


Now, I'll admit I haven't been grocery shopping in almost two months. I brought enough with me to sustain for a while. But I also don't eat very much.

The difference of feeding a family of eight and then only having to stock the pantry for me was a big change. The foods I brought with me ended up being enough to sustain for two months. 

I still have quite a bit to choose from but decided to visit the grocery store this morning for perishables.

Like cheese. Holy smokes.

One little block of cheese, granted it was Tillamook, was $9.49 for a block. And it wasn't a big block, mind you. 

One package of bacon was also $9.49 per pack. The days of me cooking a whole package for one giant bacon sandwich are over. That's for sure. 

and this is NOT the fancy bacon... that was $15/pack


I'm pretty miserly when it comes to food. My wife chides me for buying cans of sardines.

Yes, they aren't the most appetizing but for the cheap price per ounce of protein...I'll figure out how to make them tasty...someday. 

So on this particular visit, the prices for most things were too high for me to pull the trigger. I just couldn't spend $4 on a can of soup. Or $5 for a bag of chips. 

The only "comfort" foods I bought was some hard-shelled candy. I found an aisle in the back of the IGA that sold $1 bags of "old fashioned" hard candy.

Butterscotch candies are a long time favorite of mine. Sometimes to my family's detriment. Like the time Bella choked on one in church when she was about six years old. Nothing a Heimlich couldn't solve.

Other than milk and sour cream, I'm set for a couple more months now.

Coronavirus - Healthcare Worker Perspective


I continue to be amazed at the differences in opinion (and fact) in the media and public. We may not know the real facts on actual death count or where this virus really came from, but one thing is for sure - it is killing people. 

At last check, America is up to 60,000 deaths. But that number is skewed for several reasons. I won't get into that here. But to be safe, we are still asking patients to wear cloth masks when they enter our hospital. 

Most people comply. I've had one guy pretend I wasn't offering him a mask. He refused to wear one for his x-ray exam. 



Then there's the people who wear one but don't cover their nose. Or pull it down to talk so you can hear them. 




Whatever your take is on the coronavirus, it isn't going away anytime soon. I'm happy to report we have opened the doors back up on our hospital. Things should return to semi-normal this month.

I tend to agree with Mike's model that we'll see some return to normalcy this summer but it won't last long. Especially with the coming meat shortage. 

We'll continue to see protests and clashes in the big cities as the food shortage gets worse. Another reason I moved up here to Idaho six years ago. 

My mom lives in Gilbert, Arizona and I worry about her safety. I have invited her up when she's ready. She kind of has the same issue I do: what do I do with the house I own and can't sell?

A Parting Photo


As I wrap up another post, I'll leave one of my favorite pics so far. I do wish I knew where to go in town to get the best pictures like this.

I'm sure there is some mountain lookout that I don't know about yet that would have been the best place to capture this rainbow. But until I find it, this image from town will have to do.




Thanks for visiting my blog. 
















Going Galt Halted by Corona - Taunted by Separation Anxiety

Going Galt - The Steps We Use to Get Out of Dodge

GOING GALT SERIES - STEPS TO GETTING OUT OF DODGE


Part 9

I am SO jealous!

There's another family that started Getting Out of Dodge at the same time we did. The difference between our adventures is that their house in Washington sold very quickly and before the virus took hold. 

And for FULL price!

You should check out Good Simple Living's YouTube channel, if you haven't heard about it already. 

They are doing an excellent job progressing on their new Idaho homestead. 

Meanwhile, nobody is even looking at our home and the Coronavirus has now brought everything to a complete standstill for us.

What's Next?


I'm not sure, honestly. There's not a whole lot I can do at this point with my house unsold. Our Governor issued a Stay-at-Home order and extended it to the end of April.

What started out as an ambitious dream-come-true has turned into a surreal nightmare of sorts.

I am now completely separated from my family by nine hours and don't know when I'll be able to travel back there. Or when they can travel up here. 

My hospital, following the Governor's declaration, will put me in a 14-day quarantine if I go back to visit (again). 

Since I am a new employee, I haven't had the time yet to build up Paid Time Off. 

I've missed two birthdays and Easter this month. Video calling for family events just isn't the same but it is better than nothing.

Staying Focused


With the addition of a giant 4'x6' whiteboard, I have started to write down my thoughts and action plans. 

I have always been a daytimer-planner type of person. Usually mapping out a good five years in advance. 

But I have found that it is easy to slip into depression when I'm isolated. When I returned from going home over Spring Break, I was given a 14-day quarantine for going out of town. 

That new rule came into effect while I was gone. 

Sitting here in this rental for 14 days starts getting a little...weird. 

I started sleeping... a lot. 

At first, I just chalked it up to needing some sleep. But I realized it was more likely due to depression and excessive sleep will make it worse. 

That's why I started using the whiteboard. 

I have only met a few people in town and won't be interacting much since we can't have social gatherings, including church meetings. 

So with the help of my visual brain (whiteboard), I have gotten back on track with my fitness plan, gardening schedule, financial mapping, relocation efforts, and all the other tasks on my plate.

But I'd be lying if I didn't admit to having a few meltdowns thinking about my family.

Returning to Work


I was released from quarantine and returned to work last Monday. It was nice getting out of the house. I found myself reluctant to go "home" at 5pm because there was no reason to go.

I'll continue focusing on my new job and see what unfolds around me. I told my realtor to lower the asking price on my house by $25,000 to see if it spurs anything. 

My mom sent me a text yesterday that she was furloughed from her teaching job. She's 68 years old and trying to figure out how to pay bills. 

So in the middle of feeling paralyzed, I'm trying to figure out how I can help my mom. 

I see the national unemployment rate skyrocketing so I'm thankful for my job. 

And I'm thankful that my job put me into a decent rental property at no cost to me. I got lucky and they waived the rent for three months to give me time to find a place for my family.

So for now, I only have a house payment down south. But come May 31st, there will be an additional rent payment due where I am staying now. 

I don't see a way that finances will handle that extra burden at this point. 

On the Gardening Side


Since it takes my mind off the negatives, I enjoyed moving some of my starts into bigger containers.

Medicinal Calendulas


I'm still not ready to move them outside. Locals have told me to watch a certain mountain top nearby. 

When all the snow is gone off the top, that's when it is safe to plant in the ground. 

So my plants are still in the back mudroom for now. I moved my medicinal flowers out of the barrel trough and into butter containers.

When they get too big for that, it should be time to transfer them outside. 

I transferred the cabbage starts from the rootbeer cans to the trough for more room to spread. 



And because I ran out of room indoors, I experimented with putting three starts outside in the ground. I have no idea how hardy these little cabbages are but they sprouted so quickly, they might do okay. 

I also received the gift of some old hay to start a potato garden. So I spread out two small bags of potatoes on the ground and covered them up. 


Continuing to Recon


I'm still listening to my Baofeng to see what is going on locally. I also walk a 2-3 mile trek through the nearby neighborhoods to get some exercise. 

This allows me to watch for houses that are For Rent while learning the local street names. 

I enjoy a nice level walk but enjoy these steep mountain roads even better. I can see this being a permanent routine given how good of a cardio workout I get huffing and puffing up and down these roads.

Speaking of which, the sun is starting to set and I haven't been out of the house today. I'm going to throw some shoes on and get a quick walk in before dark.

Our local Air Evac helicopter was sitting on top of our hospital when I came back from a walk the other day. With the flags flying nearby, I couldn't resist taking a few photos.



Thanks for listening. 









Greenland Movie Trailer 2020 - Add More Stress to Your Daily Pandemic Routine

Need a Little More Stress?

Greenland Movie Trailer



I noticed all the trailer previews for this movie were removed on YouTube for copyright violations so I removed the preview here. That's the last thing I need right now.

Sorry for any inconvenience. Looks like it will be a really great movie. 

There is still a copy listed here:



We Interrupt This Quarantine to Bring You the Red-Breasted Nuthatch?

Sell, Rent, Lease Purchase - I Don't Care, Just Do Something!


Part 8

So, I'm bogged down in the middle of this moving process. The coronavirus has brought home sales almost to a halt. At least as far as my house is concerned.

We only had the house up for sale in south Idaho for two weeks when the craziness started. We went from multiple inquiries per week to zero in the first month.

Now being on month two, I'm not too happy about it. 

Why?

That unsold house holds the downpayment I need to purchase a home up north. And if I do find a rental, and believe me they are few and far between, how am I going to pay for a rental and a home?

"Don't wish life was easier, wish you were better." - Jim Rohn

I know Jim...I'll stop complaining.

What a wonderful time to pick for a bug out relocation, right?

Along Comes a Quarantine

While down south over Spring Break, packing up the last few things, my company up north held a meeting.

In that meeting, they decided that any employee who goes out of town will have a mandatory two-week quarantine upon their return.

When was this new ruling to take effect? That very day it was discussed in the meeting, of course.

So, I've had two weeks of quarantine in perfectly good health. This has allowed me even MORE time to do my office reports because I had much less human intervention slowing me down.

After 5pm, I  have been working on getting my garden starts going and checking out a few national trails for exercise.

The key right now is to keep things portable. Garden in buckets that can be relocated when we find our final destination.

Gardening 


With many of my supplies still down south, I looked around for things to improvise a garden. I found this long, white trough in the back of my company rental.

I dragged it into the back porch room (screen room, mud room?) and put some cardboard under in case I over water it.


I used my diet Rootbeer cans for starters. Sprinkled in a couple of soup cans and one heavy cream carton.

My seed stash is from many years ago and still seems to be viable. They are all from Seeds for Security who used to sponsor some contests on this blog years ago.

My cabbage sprouted after only a handful of days. I may have dumped too many seeds together in each can. Not sure how I'll separate those little fellers out.

The rest are beans and potatoes. Oh, except for the white trough. In it, I planted some medicinal yet beautiful Calendulas. I can't wait to see how pretty those are when in bloom.

Getting to Know the Town on Lockdown


Since it is hard to start meeting people during a nationwide lockdown, I did the next best thing I could think of...listen to the police scanner.

Nothing lets you know what's going on in a new town better than listening to their local police channels.

So at breakfast each morning, I turn on my Baofeng UV-5R and let it scan the six local channels in my area.

Breakfast and my Baofeng UV-5R

I now know the local nursing home has a resident with a high fever. Remember I work in healthcare so this catches my attention, especially during the corona mess.

Which, by the way, this whole county still has zero cases of the virus. Another sign that I've landed in the right place to escape the plagues of the big cities.

I know where the dogs like to run amok. I have an overall sense of just how busy our officers are in this town and the severity of the issues.

Pretty quiet, just what I had hoped for in this little town.

I'm pretty impressed with these Baofeng units. I purchased them in 2013 during my Gathering of the Preps back in Mesa, Arizona and they are still going like brand new!



I had to watch a YouTube video on how to use them again but that took all of ten minutes.

Now they have all the local police, fire & rescue, and weather programmed in and stored.

I push one button and it says "Scanning Begin" which starts a repeating scan of my saved channels. Whenever activity sparks, it stops on that channel.

What a great purchase for such a low price. I fully intend to sit for my ham radio license by the end of this year.

Exploring the Local Trails



I visited the Heyburn State Park to get my allowed quarantined exercise (cough, cough.) It was rated as an "Easy" trail and I found it using my newly downloaded AllTrails app on my phone.

It was the closest to me and the first on my list to explore.


And since gas was only $1.79 per gallon, I was actually happy to fill up the tank and go for a little drive.

The Heyburn State Park building is closed due to the coronavirus but all the trails are still open. I was above impressed with the park building.

If I could build my home right now, I would love for it to have this type of look:


The rock and wood mixture soothes my soul. In my mind, this structure is the epitome of living in the woods. Of course, I have no idea how much it would cost to build something like this...and right now, I don't want to know.

I just want to enjoy the splendor.

The trail I took was over two miles in length. It basically took me along the edge of the marsh and allowed me to explore a little.



Even though I am not a big fan of scouting marshlands, this trail still provided ample outdoor air and beautiful scenery of water, mountains, and sky.


A few places revealed floating docks that jutted out into the lake. It was a bit windy but I still enjoyed walking out to the edge of the docks.


As far as wildlife goes, I saw a few waterfowl, a red-breasted nuthatch and this thing:


 Joking aside, the red-breasted nuthatch is actually a thing. I didn't get any decent pictures but here's a little more information on the bird.


The Downer for the Week


I video called home to virtually participate in my youngest daughter's birthday. During the call, I must have pulled something that was plugged into my computer system.

Out of nowhere, my two dual-curved computer monitors lunged forward on my desk. I thought I had caught them both with my hands since I was leaned in to see the video.

But when I put them both back up, there was a huge damage area on the right screen. I was so bummed. This "home office" was the first I had ever bought for myself and I really liked using it.



I took full advantage of sales before Christmas and got some really great deals. But, that doesn't matter now because one screen is trashed.

Unfortunately, I did not buy any extended warranty and this is not a factory default. I have learned to minimize the window on the right monitor and simply set the left margin at the margin of the damaged area of the screen.

There are too many other things to focus on financially right now to worry about replacing this monitor.

The lesson learned here is to secure monitors down to the table regardless of how sturdy the stands seem.

Ending on Gratitude


Lastly, I'll just mention how grateful I am that we were able to get our missionary daughter home. Things have become ten-fold worse in Ecuador since she left.

Here is a picture of a truck full of coffins in Guayaquil, the town where she was staying.



 We continue to pray for the people of Ecuador and those affected around the world.

I'm off now to go walk the neighborhood. Another way to learn the local streets and do some recon.

Take care and stay safe.

Researchers: FDA-Approved Drug May Kill Coronavirus in "Under 48 Hours"

I am making no claims here but wanted to get the word out just in case.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166354220302011



Report: Researchers Say they Found an FDA-Approved Drug that May Kill Coronavirus in “Under 48 hours”

Researchers in Australia report that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved drug commonly used to treat parasites, appears to be effective in treating the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19). The drug is widely available and can be “repurposed” for this application, doctors said.
The ScienceDirect journal, Antiviral Research, published an article by a group of Australian researchers from Monash University in Melbourne reporting that Ivermectin appears to be effective at inhibiting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The article states:
Ivermectin is an inhibitor of the COVID-19 causative virus (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro.
A single treatment able to effect ∼5000-fold reduction in virus at 48h in cell culture.
Ivermectin is FDA-approved for parasitic infections, and therefore has a potential for repurposing.

Ivermectin is widely available, due to its inclusion on the WHO model list of essential medicines.

“We report here that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved anti-parasitic previously shown to have broad-spectrum antiviral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the causative virus (SARS-CoV-2),” the researchers write. “Ivermectin, therefore, warrants further investigation for possible benefits in humans.” [Breitbart]
Dr. Kylie Wagstaffis the leader of the research team and he issued a statement on the breakthrough:

“Ivermectin is very widely used and seen as a safe drug. We need to figure out now whether the dosage you can use it at in humans will be effective—that’s the next step,” 

Newsweek magazine reported. “We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it.”

More Research


Here's an interesting article from Japan on human use of Ivermectin.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3043740/

Abstract

Discovered in the late-1970s, the pioneering drug ivermectin, a dihydro derivative of avermectin—originating solely from a single microorganism isolated at the Kitasato Institute, Tokyo, Japan from Japanese soil—has had an immeasurably beneficial impact in improving the lives and welfare of billions of people throughout the world. 

Originally introduced as a veterinary drug, it kills a wide range of internal and external parasites in commercial livestock and companion animals. 

It was quickly discovered to be ideal in combating two of the world’s most devastating and disfiguring diseases which have plagued the world’s poor throughout the tropics for centuries. 

It is now being used free-of-charge as the sole tool in campaigns to eliminate both diseases globally. 

It has also been used to successfully overcome several other human diseases and new uses for it are continually being found. 

This paper looks in depth at the events surrounding ivermectin’s passage from being a huge success in Animal Health into its widespread use in humans, a development that has led many to describe it as a “wonder” drug.


For under $7, it might be good insurance. 

I am not a medical doctor and this is not an attempt to give medical advice on prescription use. I'm simply sharing research data so you can decide for yourself.