Missouri Attorney General Schmitt’s office corrects story, says campaign paid for trip—not the state
October 26, 2021
An Oklahoma hospital corrected the record Saturday after a story claimed that “gunshot victims” had been turned away after experiencing a surge of patients who purportedly overdosed on ivermectin.
The claim was widely circulated by the New York Times, The Hill, Newsweek, The Guardian, Insider, and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. The story was built on a single interview that Oklahoma-based physician Dr. Jason McElyea gave to KFOR-TV. In that interview, McElyea claimed “the [emergency rooms] are so backed up that gunshot victims were having hard times getting to facilities where they can get definitive care and be treated” because people with COVID-19 are allegedly overdosing on ivermectin.
The hospital that KFOR stated McElyea was associated with — Northeastern Health System – Sequoyah — released a statement Saturday revealing that McElyea is “not an employee” there, and explained the hospital has not experienced a single case of ivermectin overdose.
In an interview with KXMX-FM, hospital administrator Stephanie Six reaffirmed what the statement said. “We at NHS-Sequoyah have not seen or had any patients in our ER or hospital with ivermectin overdose,” Six said. “We have not had any patients with complaints or issues related to ivermectin” (Blaze Media).
ARTICLE: TAMMY FISHBACK
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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