I'm not here to offer medical advice, and I certainly won't point out that Pfizer seems to be making a protease inhibitor similar to the cheap drug ivermectin that won a Nobel Prize in 2015.
That being said, if I were to suggest any medical studies or scientific data that countered what Big Tech allows you to think, I would be immediately banned from social feeds and derided by the media.
Why is it then that Rolling Stone can put out a story like THIS when it turns out to be COMPLETELY FALSE?
Yeah, that sounds pretty bad, right?? Here's what the article had to say:
This week, Dr. Jason McElyea told KFOR the overdoses are causing backlogs in rural hospitals, leaving both beds and ambulance services scarce.
"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," McElyea said.
"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 McElyea. "If there's no ambulance to take the call, there's no ambulance to come to the call."
Dr. Mary Clarke, president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association told the Tulsa World that hospitals are so short on beds, they have to transfer patients out of state to get them the care they need. "We know that patients are being transferred out of state for beds," Davis said. "We are increasingly concerned about the number of holds that are in emergency rooms waiting for ICU beds."
The only problem with this tale of woe is that it's a total hoax.
Other than that, it makes a wonderful story!
Update: One hospital has denied Dr. Jason McElyea's claim that ivermectin overdoses are causing emergency room backlogs and delays in medical care in rural Oklahoma, and Rolling Stone has been unable to independently verify any such cases as of the time of this update.
The National Poison Data System states there were 459 reported cases of ivermectin overdose in the United States in August. Oklahoma-specific ivermectin overdose figures are not available, but the count is unlikely to be a significant factor in hospital bed availability in a state that, per the CDC, currently has a 7-day average of 1,528 Covid-19 hospitalizations. The doctor is affiliated with a medical staffing group that serves multiple hospitals in Oklahoma. Following widespread publication of his statements, one hospital that the doctor's group serves, NHS Sequoyah, said its ER has not treated any ivermectin overdoses and that it has not had to turn away anyone seeking care. This and other hospitals that the doctor's group serves did not respond to requests for comment and the doctor has not responded to requests for further comment. We will update if we receive more information.
The Northeast Health System – Sequoia even released this memo stating that Dr. Jason McElyea has not worked for them in 2 months and that the entire system has not treated anyone with an ivermectin overdose.
Notice that the story doesn't discuss the efficacy of ivermectin (labeling it a "horse dewormer" despite winning the aforementioned Nobel Prize for human use).
But even the photo used in the story was fake. Here's the story the photo actually matches:
This was kinda obvious from the winter coats and the fact that gunshot victims wouldn't wait calmly in line, but still! Why not use another stock photo instead of this one???
So... Where are the fact-checkers?? Why is the post still up on Twitter and Facebook? Why isn't there a giant "misinformation" warning slapped on it? Why isn't CNN outraged that this is deceiving millions of Americans as we speak??
After all, here's a cursory look at the blue checkmarks that were sharing this as truth!
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC shared it as well!!
Elected officials are even sharing it!
"Misinformation" is a weapon that only ever points in one direction. Remember that.
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