This story has been disputed by Sequoyah in Oklahoma.
It seems the doctor quoted in countless articles claiming that ERs are backed up because people were overdosing on ivermectin may be inaccurate, so I’ve deleted my tweet to be safe. See the statement issued by Northeastern Health System - Sequoyah below. pic.twitter.com/4lnyQ0rLQw
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) September 5, 2021
UPDATE 2: Counterpoint
For everyone posting NORTHEASTERN’S statement. How about you start by actually reading just one single paragraph from the article. Here, I’ll make it easy for you. The one in the middle starting with Dr. McElyea. 🤦♀️ pic.twitter.com/GIrXSDf9kv
— Destiny_Not_Included (@DestinysOrphan) September 5, 2021
This would be funnier if it weren't so stupid. People getting sick, losing their vision, and all the rest of it.
SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA, Okla. (KFOR) – A rural Oklahoma doctor said patients who are taking the horse de-wormer medication, ivermectin, to fight COVID-19 are causing emergency room and ambulance backups.
“There’s a reason you have to have a doctor to get a prescription for this stuff, because it can be dangerous,” said Dr. Jason McElyea.
Dr. McElyea said patients are packing his eastern and southeastern Oklahoma hospitals after taking ivermectin doses meant for a full-sized horse, because they believed false claims the horse de-wormer could fight COVID-19.
“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,” he said.
"Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances"
"'The scariest one I’ve heard of and seen is people coming in with vision loss,' he said."https://t.co/P909GtxBQZ
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) September 2, 2021