I have family that manage Tractor Supply stores and yesterday they were told by the CDC to pull a medication called ivermectin off their selves by the end of the day. However, they then told their store managers to pull it immediately and said that if any showed up sold today, they would be fired. One manager said they had a grocery cart completely full it. Why are they so serious about this one?
The issue is that some research came out from Australia that this anti-viral medication ivermectin that is commonly used for scabies and lice and that is already approved by the FDA for humans and sold over the counter in Tractor Supply, is highly effective against Covid-19, something like 98% over 3-days.
So why would they freak out and pull it? Are they just being cautious so that no one horde it? Oddly, they are not turning it over to anyone, the government, the CDC. They are just pulling it from the shelf and holding it. Maybe they want to wait and see if they can change 1000% more or something? Why are they so serious that they are threatening to fire employees over it? Like they can afford to lose managers during this time. Why not sell it today and pull it when the CDC told them to, which would be by 5pm tonight? Is Tractor Supply really more worried about people hording it than the CDC?
I’m not saying they are doing anything wrong. I just find it interesting and maybe unethical. Their approach seems a bit odd.I hope that they a valid explanation for their actions.