Fake news kills: How an Ivermectin story swept the world, when no one checked the facts

This—like last year’s Big Lie about HCQ—is arguably criminal
We must not let it go.


Fake News: How an ivermectin story got amplified around the world when nobody seemed to check the facts


Rolling Stone had to retract a false story it published claiming an Oklahoma hospital had been overrun by people who poisoned themselves with the Covid-19 treatment ivermectin, and that that had resulted in gunshot victims and others being turned away or were left waiting for emergency care.

The story was published amid propagandists working overtime to try to controversialize the Covid-19 therapy ivermectin, which public health officials disparage and recommend against, but many physicians and scientists insist is proving highly effective in some cases.

Much of the misleading propaganda implied ivermectin is a horse medicine dangerous to people. It omitted the fact that there is an approved human ivermectin.

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