Leave it to the Left to uncritically accept an obviously dubious story without taking even the most rudimentary step to verify it.
Over the weekend, numerous Leftists with blue checkmarks on Twitter shared a story originally “reported” by Oklahoma news outlet KFOR, which breathlessly published the claims of a single doctor who claimed the state’s emergency rooms were being overrun with patients who had overdosed on the veterinary version of Ivermectin, forcing gunshot victims to wait. KFOR apparently didn’t reach out any hospitals to verify the doctor’s claims before publishing the story.
It was then picked up by Rolling Stone and Rachel Maddow, again without any verification. Northeastern Health System-Sequoyah, one of the hospitals mentioned in the articles, released a statement saying that the doctor who made the claims, Dr. Jason McElyea, hadn’t worked at the hospital in months and that it had no Ivermectin overdose victims. Here’s the hospital’s full statement:
Although Dr. Jason McElyea is not an employee of NHS