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Media Hoax: No, People Are Not “Overdosing on Ivermectin Backing up Rural Oklahoma Hospitals”

Media Hoax: No, People Are Not “Overdosing on Ivermectin Backing up Rural Oklahoma Hospitals”

Truth: “Dr. McElyea has not worked at our Sallisaw location in over 2 months. NHS Sequoyah has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking ivermectin. This includes not treating any patients for ivermectin overdose,” a pop-up window on the Oklahoma hospital’s homepage read.

KFOR news station in Oklahoma filed a story last Thursday on how rural Oklahoma hospital ERs are supposedly being overrun with people who overdosed on ivermectin to the point that patients with gunshot wounds are having a hard time getting the care they need.

The source for their report was Dr. Jason McElyea, who according to multiple websites like USNews.com is a family doctor who works or has worked at certain points at multiple ERs in rural Oklahoma. He told KFOR that the alleged ivermectin overdosing has also created a logjam for ambulance services in the area:

Dr. McElyea said patients are packing his eastern and southeastern Oklahoma hospitals after taking ivermectin doses meant for a full-sized horse, because they believed false claims the horse de-wormer could fight COVID-19.

“The ERs are so backed up that gunshot victims were having hard times getting to facilities where they can get definitive care and be treated,” he said.

That’s something McElyea said is now backing up ambulance systems as well.

“All of their ambulances are stuck at the hospital waiting for a bed to open so they can take the patient in and they don’t have any, that’s it,” said Dr. McElyea. “If there’s no ambulance to take the call, there’s no ambulance to come to the call.”

Watch McElyea’s interview with KFOR below:

A look at how KFOR framed the story (with the headline: “Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances”) makes it appear factual, as though it was thoroughly sourced beyond just one ER doctor’s assessment. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was quick to share the story because of course she was:

Because the story involves two things of interest to the media – hospitals allegedly having to turn patients away and people taking ivermectin to treat COVID-19 symptoms – it was picked up by numerous national media outlets, including The Hill, The Guardian, BBC News, and Rolling Stone:

The big problem with the story and the fact that so many other outlets picked it up is at least one of the hospitals in question is not only denying that they’ve treated any patient for ivermectin complications much less an overdose but they also say McElyea hasn’t worked in their ER “in over two months.” As of this writing, you see the below information right when you click on the link to the hospital’s homepage:

In addition to that, the Rolling Stone article featured a stock image that was not actually of people who were being forced to wait in long lines at Oklahoma ERs because of alleged ivermectin overdoses:

I should note that the beginning of the Rolling Stone piece now features the information from NHS – Sequoyah about McElyea, but most of the other sites that ran this story have not posted any such updates.

I checked the websites and Facebook pages of three other hospitals Dr. McElyea is said to have worked for in the past (McAlester Regional Cancer Center, Integris Grove Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Stilwell), and while they didn’t have anything on their pages similar to NHS – Sequoyah’s regarding Dr. McElyea, there was also no warning message about the dangers of people taking dosages of ivermectin meant for horses, which you would think you’d see if their ERs were being besieged with people who had overdosed.

I should also point out that in my experience, when you’re Googling for more information on a doctor, you come across various web pages with information on them that may not have been recently updated, meaning that just because sites like USNews.com list him as being an ER doctor at “multiple hospitals” doesn’t necessarily mean he’s still working for them. So it’s unclear just how many ERs he’s actually worked in since the alleged overrun of ivermectin patients supposedly started.

Further, Dr. McElyea was quoted by Tulsa World last week in a story about how some hospital ICUs are reportedly at capacity due to a surge in COVID patients. He told them about one alleged instance where a gunshot victim had to be sent elsewhere, but there was no mention of it being the result of a hospital ER filling up with ivermectin overdose cases:

Dr. Jason McElyea, a rural emergency room physician, had a gunshot victim in his facility whom for hours he was unable to transfer to a higher level of care because no one had space. One of McElyea’s colleagues had to send a severely ill COVID patient all the way to South Dakota.

“They had sat in a small hospital needing to be in an ICU for several days and that was the closest ICU that was available,” McElyea said.

I cannot stress enough how bad the “journalism” was from KFOR in their thinly-sourced report, which obviously was compounded when other news outlets including international ones picked it up and ran with it. Did no one at KFOR think to make some phone calls to any other sources that could have either confirmed or denied McElyea’s explosive claims? It doesn’t appear that happened.

Instead, a panic has been created in the state with people now believing they’ll be turned away from hospital ERs because of this story.

In fact “bad journalism” does not quite cover what KFOR did here. “Dereliction of duty” in failing to do even basic due diligence is more apropos, in my opinion.

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Must feed the dupes with information so they can misinform and ridicule those with facts.

    IF Rachel Maddow or Joy Reid(They both hyped to Stones article on their shows and Twitter.) had even a tidbit of a sense of humor they would begin the next show reading the article then toss it aside dig under their desk and plop a Rosanne Rosanna Danna wig on and shout “Nevermind.” while the text of the update scrolls across the screen. Think…that might even make THEM seem responsible and credible for 5 minutes.

I knew this immediately. You would have to be a complete moron or Joe Biden voter to have believed this story for even a moment. It is less plausible than a Babylon Bee story.

    kyrrat in reply to Martin. | September 5, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    That’s why 90 percent of Twitter believed it immediately cuz you know those hicks in flyover country are clearly stupid. Says a great deal about the working intelligence of folks while reading Twitter though.

      jagibbons in reply to kyrrat. | September 7, 2021 at 7:55 am

      Those of us in “flyover country” are generally less over-reactive to media sensationalism that those of you on the coasts where this madness is generated. It’s the progressives across the country, but concentrated on the coasts that have been driving a lot of the misinformation and censorship over the past 2 years.

Did Pravda or does American Mainstream Media have a better track record on stories?

This mis-information will continue until people are held accountable. Start with the Dr and finish up with KFOR station.
Public exposure would be effective.

    Martin in reply to r2468. | September 5, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Was it actually the Dr. or just some rando that used his name?

    I really liked the “stopping us from helping gunshot victims. This is supposed to be rural Oklahoma not Chicago, how many gunshot victims are lining up at the ER

Wouldn’t one have to eat more than 10 tubes of horse paste in a day to get to the LD50 for ivermectin?

Who here has a Twitter account?
Repost the story so we can all watch the Twitter Fact Squad immediately swoop down on it in 3… 2…

My first thought in looking at the photo was, “HOW many gunshot victims do they have at one time?!”

Not surprised at the media, even fly-over based.

If the doctor so blantly lies, in some detail, to the media and therefore to the population, I wouldn’t trust his entries into my medical records, and any hospital who now has him providing treatment really should revaluate.

    geronl in reply to gatorbait. | September 5, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Gunshots are probably exceedingly rare in that area

      TX-rifraph in reply to geronl. | September 5, 2021 at 7:44 pm

      In the Texas boondocks, gunshots are quite common. Gunshot victims are very rare outside of the big cities.

        alaskabob in reply to TX-rifraph. | September 5, 2021 at 8:58 pm

        I was taking a series of CMEs that were being given for an outside MD tour.. vacation and lectures. Host docs in Fairbanks met with the outside docs on the Fairbanks medical campus. Docs open to questions… during meet and greet.

        1) I kid you not… “see many arrow and harpoon injuries”? Ah.. no. (i did treat a patient that was Native and by history did suffer a harpoon injury while whale hunting”

        2) Many gunshot injuries up here? Answer from local doc…. “average rifle up here is a bear rifle… gun shot wounds showing up in ED were rare”.

        gonzotx in reply to TX-rifraph. | September 5, 2021 at 9:32 pm

        They are not common in rural Texas. More common in big cities

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to geronl. | September 5, 2021 at 7:46 pm

      Maybe not rare. But, street trash gunning down bystanders and other street trash is likely rare.

    Dathurtz in reply to gatorbait. | September 5, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Same as that doc from Alabama with the “kids ask for the vaccine and I have to tell them it is too late!” Lies. Same as “omgz he hospitals are full!”

    You would think that if ya have to blatantly lie to find support for your position, then your position might need reviewing.

    DaveGinOly in reply to gatorbait. | September 6, 2021 at 1:39 am

    Gunshot victims standing in line, with no visible blood anywhere, no bandages in evidence, and nobody in any apparent pain. The photograph was also obviously taken during much colder weather, and is not recent because we’re at the end of summer, not the beginning. The photo was taken months ago.

      smalltownoklahoman in reply to DaveGinOly. | September 6, 2021 at 8:07 am

      Correct, Oklahoma summers are a bit too warm for people to be standing around outside for hours at a time dressed like that.

        smalltownoklahoman in reply to smalltownoklahoman. | September 6, 2021 at 8:23 am

        And another little clue this photo was taken months ago and not recently: tree with bare branches in the background. So either that’s a late fall or winter pic or that tree is a dead snag that needs to be cut down.

      nordic_prince in reply to DaveGinOly. | September 6, 2021 at 10:07 am

      Not to mention: how many “gunshot victims” are likely to be ambulatory?

The same people who believed the lie also believe the CDC lies that the needle-shots are safe and effective.

Two things here. The sycophants in the U.S. Media (the enemy of the people) continue to get away with this horse shit and people still believe their lies.

Secondly, Dr. McElyea should be fired and lose his medical license for his malpractice. Of course, the Medical Industrial Complex will circle the wagons to protect their own!

    Read about the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect if you want to know how the media can tell provable lie after provable lie and never lose their credibility.

    vinnymeyer in reply to natdj. | September 5, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I agree this idiot should lose his license. The story has all the hot memes, people getting sick on Covid cures, guns are bad, hospitals are full.. What a great way to get his fifteen minutes of fame.

    The so called medical-industrial complex isn’t going to protect this guy. As the story comes out that he made it all up, he may find himself almost unemployable, as the next ER looking to hire him will Google him, and all this will come up. Believe me, no hospital is going to want to risk being the target of his next story.

You have to admire the dig at gun owners. If the Trumpanzees aren’t killing you with bad medical advice they are mowing you down with guns.

But who am I to talk? I and every single person in the state of Texas was murdered by white nationalist gun nuts on September 1. That is when Constitutional carry became law, and by 3:00PM that afternoon everyone was dead. The media said so.

“Overdosing on Ivermectin Backing up Rural Oklahoma Hospitals

They probably meant “Veterinary Clinics”

Honestly, in this climate of misinformation, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the “fact checking” dopes make that “correction”.

    MarkSmith in reply to MrE. | September 6, 2021 at 1:11 am

    I am pretty sure that live stock owners know how to address dosages if they use the animal version.

Here are the unbiased facts:

-Ivermectin has not been proven to do anything outside of a Petri dish to COVID 19. Do not take it alone for COVID thinking you are protected.

-Ivermectin is not a “horse drug”. Yes, it is used in horses, dogs, and other animals to prevent heartworm and other forms of worms. It’s an anti-parasitic. It is also FDA approved as an anti-parasitic in humans.

-COVID 19 is not a parasite in the ivermectin sense (eukaryotic parasites). That’s why it has minimal effect, if any, against COVID. At the same time, unless you overdose, you won’t really hurt yourself. If you want to waste your money, go for it.

-There’s one study that says ivermectin in a dish with COVID reduces but doesn’t stop replication. Anyone in science knows that what happens in a dish is not even close to the same as what happens in a living organism.

Moral of the story: Twitter meme land strikes again without the facts out there to get “gotcha” moments instead of objective and critical thought and weighing of all evidence. Pay attention to everything and don’t just believe everything you read on partisan websites, left or right.

    Doctors are prescribing it early stage. In my personal experience I know a few who were given prescriptions in early stage covid19. One of the doctors told my friend what roughly equates to Its cheap. It won’t hurt you. It might help. It might help due to placebo effect.” Both friends seemed to get better after taking it. Symptoms reduced. As the doctor said, might be totally placebo effect.

      Dathurtz in reply to kyrrat. | September 6, 2021 at 10:01 am

      I know about 2o people, most of them pretty old, that took ivermectin at positive test. None of them had any problems. I have watched the people that teased them about it get hospitalized.

      I know, I know. Anecdote. When data is produced by liars, then anecdotes are all you have unless you own your own research facilities.

    I suppose you believe that the improved outcomes in India after Ivermectin started being prescribed are mere coincidences. Not everything requires full-scale studies, especially for drugs as safe and cheap as Ivermectin.

    You don’t know it has minimal effect on covid. That’s propaganda. Too many doctors are saying that it significantly improves patient outcomes to claim they’re all lying.

    Your straw man arguments are disingenuous. Nobody is saying “take Ivermectin alone”. “Doesn’t stop replication” is an absurd standard. A drug that did nothing but slow down replication and give your immune system a fighting edge would save thousands of people. Besides, as you say, in vivo is not in vitro. That argument goes both ways. A drug that appears minimally effective in vitro may be quite successful in vivo.

      healthguyfsu in reply to randian. | September 6, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      You’re wrong…that doesn’t go both ways.

      Pubmed is full of in vitro studies that do nothing in vivo. It rarely goes the other way.

    MarkSmith in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 6, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Healthguy must work for Rolling Stones or Pharma. Ha. How about you read a few posts from NIH?

    I wonder what you would say about Penicillins? It is just bread mold?

    I have over 40 pro ivermectin articles in support of covid treatment.

    Fleming has a nice collection here

    https://www.flemingmethod.com/

    Here is one of the 40 for your reading pleasure. Good luck fighting your ADE. Maybe Ivermectin might help.

    The broad spectrum antiviral ivermectin targets the host nuclear transport importin α/β1 heterodimer

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32135219/

    We establish for the first time that ivermectin can dissociate the preformed IMPα/β1 heterodimer, as well as prevent its formation, through binding to the IMPα armadillo (ARM) repeat domain to impact IMPα thermal stability and α-helicity. We show that ivermectin inhibits NS5-IMPα interaction in a cell context using quantitative bimolecular fluorescence complementation. Finally, we show for the first time that ivermectin can limit infection by the DENV-related West Nile virus at low (μM) concentrations.

      Dathurtz in reply to MarkSmith. | September 6, 2021 at 7:36 am

      You gotta remember that most doctors know very much less about molecular biology/biochemistry than the average grad student in a “little” biology field. Their entire field totally depends on “this works cause an authority says so”. Most docs will ALWAYS believe anything tje CDC or the FDA says. No matter what.

      Most doctors do not understand, in any real sense, how medicines work. They have a vague sense or maybe a paragraph from their pharma rep, but that’s it.

      Bottom line: if you have even the basics of math/biology/chemistry then you can educate yourself to a far higher degree about biochemistry/physiology than almost every doctor.

      Honestly man, how can you even say what you just said when SO MUCH data exists? With the India data? With the data used by the Japanese? With the data out of Africa? It boggles the mind.

        MarkSmith in reply to Dathurtz. | September 6, 2021 at 8:43 am

        I assume that is for health guy?

        healthguyfsu in reply to Dathurtz. | September 6, 2021 at 1:36 pm

        I must be a genius then because I have neither degree but did my time in grad school and then some as a post doc.

        International “datasets” (more like single reports) are notoriously unreliable and deserve a skeptical eye on reputation. Some of these countries are desperate and don’t have much choice but to try these bad options. What happened to all of that push for HCQ? Are you guys down with those “datasets” now?

        Some of you guys are clinging to anything you can out of spite for this government (I understand the spite but not the “cut off the nose to spite your face” mentality) and are looking dumber by the day.

        Conservatives actually have decent momentum into the midterms…don’t eff this up please!

          MarkSmith in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 6, 2021 at 5:44 pm

          Not sure what conservatives have to do with this. Same with your data set crap. PHD and Doc. Sure!?

          Sorry Ivermectin information is coming from American doctors including one in Virginia that I have communicated with personally.

          Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19

          Kory, Pierre MD1,*; Meduri, Gianfranco Umberto MD2; Varon, Joseph MD3; Iglesias, Jose DO4; Marik, Paul E. MD5
          Author Information
          American Journal of Therapeutics: May/June 2021 – Volume 28 – Issue 3 – p

          Data Sources:

          Data were sourced from published peer-reviewed studies, manuscripts posted to preprint servers, expert meta-analyses, and numerous epidemiological analyses of regions with ivermectin distribution campaigns.

          https://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/fulltext/2021/06000/review_of_the_emerging_evidence_demonstrating_the.4.aspx

          Meta-analyses based on 18 randomized controlled treatment trials of ivermectin in COVID-19 have found large, statistically significant reductions in mortality, time to clinical recovery, and time to viral clearance. Furthermore, results from numerous controlled prophylaxis trials report significantly reduced risks of contracting COVID-19 with the regular use of ivermectin. Finally, the many examples of ivermectin distribution campaigns leading to rapid population-wide decreases in morbidity and mortality indicate that an oral agent effective in all phases of COVID-19 has been identified.

      Milhouse in reply to MarkSmith. | September 6, 2021 at 8:50 am

      .

      The broad spectrum antiviral ivermectin

      Stop right there. Ivermectin is not an antiviral, let alone a broad spectrum one. So any article that starts out describing it as a broad-spectrum antiviral should automatically go straight into the circular file.

      Nonetheless it may also have some limited effect against some specific viruses, perhaps including this one, and is worth trying. At normal human doses, of course. I’m not sure where this fantasy the news industry has that people are dosing themselves like horses comes from, but I have two ideas:

      (1) They think it’s primarily a horse medicine, and that the kind of idiots who thinks it would work for people don’t understand that the dose has to be reduced, or how much to reduce it.

      (2) They’ve read scientists saying things like “doses much higher than the maximum approved or safely achievable for use in humans would be required for an antiviral effect.[117][118] Aside from practical difficulties, such high doses are not covered by current human-use approvals of the drug and would be toxic”, and they jump from that to the conclusion that those who are taking it must be taking such huge doses. And if they are taking such huge doses then they must be getting sick and dying, and clogging the hospitals.

      (3) There is this, which says “the FDA has received multiple reports of patients who have required medical attention, including hospitalization, after self-medicating with ivermectin intended for livestock”, but that’s thin grounds for the kind of reporting we’ve seen. How well-founded were these reports the FDA received? It sounds to me like the usual deal, where a reporter calls an authority and repeats a rumor, then calls back and asks, “have you heard this?”, and the guy says “yes, I just heard it from you, five minutes ago”, and now the reporter can say “authority X has received reports that….”

        MarkSmith in reply to Milhouse. | September 6, 2021 at 9:42 am

        Dr Mulhouse, there are like 86 cited articles at the end of that report. Click on just one to prove that it is not antiviral. Please Bach up your comment? Here is just one:

        Potent Antiviral Activity Against Murine Coronavirus Infection

        Of the four drugs tested, remdesivir monotherapy exerted the strongest inhibition of live virus and viral RNA replication of about 2-log10 and 1-log10, respectively (at 6 µM). Ivermectin treatment showed the highest selectivity index.

          Milhouse in reply to MarkSmith. | September 6, 2021 at 10:25 am

          It is not an antiviral. It is not described as such anywhere, it is certainly not approved as such. It just isn’t one. It may have some antiviral effect, but what it is is an antiparasitic. Any article that starts out describing it as an antiviral is automatically wrong.

          MarkSmith in reply to MarkSmith. | September 6, 2021 at 12:25 pm

          Ok Dr. Milhouse, it is not antiviral because FDA says so.

          Your and idiot to link the WIki and FDA sites. I know I should not say that, but this is serious stuff and I have had a father and mother-in-law that both have had Covid and died this year. Neither died of Covid! It was of age related illnesses. I have been in contact with a FL Doctor about the treatment of my mother-in-law with remdesivir. The Wiki article actually promotes it. This is in direct conflict with my real world experiences. The FDA link is a joke. It is on par with the Rolling Stone article.

          Read the 86 articles posted on NIH from the previous article I posted.

          Here is one for your reading enjoyment, if you actually read stuff.

          Ivermectin: a systematic review from antiviral effects to COVID-19 complementary regimen

          https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32533071/

          1. Ivermectin plays a role in several biological mechanisms, therefore it could serve as a potential candidate in the treatment of a wide range of viruses including COVID-19 as well as other types of positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses.

          Maybe I should say “Anything with an FDA” label on it is trash and should be tossed, but I will not do that. FDA has fail on this. If you seek the truth then how about REALLY backing up your statement.

          Milhouse in reply to MarkSmith. | September 9, 2021 at 11:04 pm

          That document does not say it’s an antiviral. It says it has some antiviral effects.

        jlronning in reply to Milhouse. | September 6, 2021 at 10:27 am

        It is indeed a broad spectrum anti-viral, that’s been known for years. Has also been investigated for anti-cancer properties. Amazing molecule to be sure. https://twitter.com/RinoRooter/status/1431852977459892225

      Ronbert in reply to MarkSmith. | September 6, 2021 at 9:02 am

      Healthguy is a meme for Dr. Falsie

      healthguyfsu in reply to MarkSmith. | September 6, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      Wrong on both accounts, I work for neither.

      Your first link is garbage, so I won’t even bother there.

      Your “statement from the NIH” is not a statement at all. It’s a published article of an in vitro study (many in the COVID era are going out prior to peer review to expedite findings to the scientific community). Articles in the pubmed database are gathered but not endorsed by the NIH…as such they vary in quality and reproducibility, especially in the COVID era. Scientists look for consensus rather than one article to stand on and say “Ha look I’m right”.

      You’re doing the same stupid trick that twitter libidiots try to pull off on the “follow the science” BS.

        Stuytown in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 6, 2021 at 5:42 pm

        Exactly right.

        MarkSmith in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 6, 2021 at 6:42 pm

        Well, lets see your studies? Did you looks at the Flemings heavily references webpage here?

        https://www.flemingmethod.com/documentation

        You have provided zero information except for the fact that you have a phd, which you can not prove to us, to I throw the flag on your credibility.

        You will not look at the study because you can’t understand it or you don’t understand big words. Instead of discrediting the publication, you focus on my statement “from NIH”. It is from the NIH web site where articles are posted. It has over 86 cites and over 106 similar articles. Your comments have zero credits.

        Fleming has over 213 publications referenced. You have zero.

        Right now you are just a troll providing no useful information except your opinion. You have provided no links to key information. At least Milhouse posted a link to FDA.

        I recommend you do some group think research on the Chernobyl disaster. We are on the verge of world wide ADE that the medical community thinks that a booster will fix. I am see zero solutions proposed to fix the issues at hand and with waning antibodies from previous vaxs, we are exposed. As reported, there are in excess of 100 variants. Looks like we might have to use the Chinese alphabet instead of the Greek.

Dr. McElyea ;Charlatan

A charlatan is a person practicing quackery or a similar confidence trick in order to obtain money, fame, or other advantages through pretense or deception. Synonyms for charlatan include shyster, quack, or faker. Quack is a reference to quackery or the practice of dubious medicine, including the sale of snake oil, or a person who does not have actual medical training who purports to provide medical services.

The real story is not how one media outlet failed to do even the slightest bit of checking on a too-good-to-be-true story, but how dozens if not a hundred or so promptly piled on without the slightest urge to check.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1434591443855753220.html

smalltownoklahoman | September 6, 2021 at 6:35 am

Well, not how I wanted my state to receive national & international attention! But yeah journos not doing their due diligence creating a wave of bad stories is nothing new. This just reinforces that you have to treat any scandalous story you see in msm with skepticism. Thanks for clearing some things up here Stacey.

The level of group think is worst then Chernobyl. The disaster in going to be thousands times deadlier.

    MarkSmith in reply to MarkSmith. | September 6, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Ops, it already has been a thousand times deadlier. Last count, 4.5 M verse the 4000 reported by wikipedia, but they are not a good source to use.

The leftist media is an enemy of the American People.

with the heat most folks are packing around here you’d be damned lucky to end-up in ER–more likely a timely visit to the funeral home of your choice

Does anyone remember Duke Lacrose?

But wait, there’s more! 🙆🏻‍♀️

The AP reported that 70% of recent calls to the Mississippi Poison Control Center were from people who had ingested ivermectin to try to treat COVID-19.

The correction acknowledges that it was actually only 2%.

https://twitter.com/amya1a/status/1434696246183202820?s=21

“Nobody even bothered to call the hospital where this guy claims to work.”

— the mainstream media continues to give the New York Times the benefit of the doubt when it comes to picking up stories. Which it doesn’t deserve, but, it’s at least understandable that some might think so, as there was a time when it took accuracy more seriously than it does now.

But, Rolling Stone? Especially after that rape-hoax story, why would anyone assume that Rolling Stone deserves so much credibility that one need not even check out its story?

Rolling Stone then goes on to imply that people were not only taking ivermectin, but were taking a dose of it appropriate for a horse. And if that is true (is it?), why would anyone be surprised that taking a dose appropriate for such a large animal just might produce adverse effects in a person?

That ivermectin may not be effective against COVID is not even the story here; the story is about hospitals supposedly being over-run with ivermectin overdoses (yet no one knew but Rolling Stone?) after people supposedly took inappropriately large does of it. And if National Enquirer reports Martians are on the White House lawn, will these same “journalists” also run with that without even questioning it?

    Dathurtz in reply to Albigensian. | September 6, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    To OD you would have to take a dose suitable to several horses.

      MarkSmith in reply to Dathurtz. | September 6, 2021 at 6:52 pm

      LOL, yea, I would bet that 90% of the people messing with the animal ivermectin know how to use it. Also, I have been told the local animal feed store want to see a picture of your animal before they sell it to you.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34145166/
Conclusions: Moderate-certainty evidence finds that large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin. Using ivermectin early in the clinical course may reduce numbers progressing to severe disease. The apparent safety and low cost suggest that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic globally.

Saw this at Treehouse:

The great Ivermectin deworming hoax

Excerpt:

“We are asked to believe that six telephone calls to poison control about Ivermectin are somehow newsworthy, yet over 100,000 calls to poison control on Tylenol each year are not. Moreover, no one dies of Ivermectin in a typical year, yet Tylenol accounts for 56,000 annual emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations, and almost 500 deaths.”

https://www.thedesertreview.com/opinion/columnists/the-great-ivermectin-deworming-hoax/article_19b8f2a6-0f29-11ec-94c1-4725bf4978c6.html?fbclid=IwAR0DiW2FzM0sBF25AMZxLiEcncAgusdvHUJBmdPJTgIMamiEMlJ1IO1t-Qg

Is it possible to avoid heart damage from the COVID vaccine? Or do all COVID-vaccinated people have some myocarditis?

https://colleenhuber.substack.com/p/is-it-possible-to-avoid-heart-damage

smalltownoklahoman | September 7, 2021 at 9:44 pm

Well here we are a few days later and the doctor at the center of the story says story is wrong and he was misquoted: https://www.newson6.com/story/6136ad349daa7c0c0b36d064/oklahoma-doctor-at-center-of-viral-ivermectin-story-says-report-is-wrong

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