Dr. Jason McElyea: "So some people taking inappropriate dosages have actually put themselves in worse conditions than if they had caught COVID. ... The ERs are so backed up that gunshot victims are having hard times getting to facilities where they could get definitive care."
That was Dr. Jason McElyea on Friday, falsely reporting an influx of ivermectin overdose patients into a rural Oklahoma hospital. Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug some are using to treat COVID-19. It provides an alternative to abortion-tainted shots. McElyea claimed the inexpensive drug was wreaking havoc on those who took it.
McElyea: "The scariest one that I've heard of and seen is people coming in with vision loss."
Local media jumped on McElyea's claims, demonizing the widely available COVID treatment.
Oklahoma media: "Stores across the state are sold out of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin. Tonight we're hearing from a rural doctor treating Oklahoma patients who are overdosing on the drug meant for livestock."
Mainstream media leftists pounced on the story, quickly circulating McElyea's unverified claims across social media. MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Joy Reid promoted the story to their audiences of millions — proving too hasty.
Northeastern Health System Sequoyah issued a statement clarifying Dr. McElyea is an associate, not an employee of the system. NHS Sequoyah revealed McElyea has not worked at the Oklahoma location for two weeks and the hospital has not treated any patients for taking ivermectin.
This after left-wing magazine Rolling Stone spread the overdose claims, now proven to be false. Rolling Stone added an update to the debunked story but didn't retract or change its fake reporting.
Critics blasted the magazine for promoting blatant fake news. One journalist tweeted, "Rolling Stone got scammed," and another wrote, "Rolling Stone misspells 'correction' or 'retraction.'"
Many are pointing to this false story as yet more proof of mainstream media's bias. President Donald Trump remains permanently banned from Twitter, but leftist tweets disseminating this false story remain unchecked.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald slammed liberal outlets for approving fake news "as long as it's done with the right political motives." Now, it appears the fake-news establishment is attacking any alternative to abortion-tainted jabs — even at the cost of truth.