- Mar 31, 2010
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Patients overdosing on ivermectin backing up rural Oklahoma hospitals, ambulances
I call BS on this! Here's the source: "A rural Oklahoma doctor said". Multiple national media outlets are propagating this without any research or confirmation.
Here are some of the claims:
"patients who are taking the horse de-wormer medication, ivermectin, to fight COVID-19 are causing emergency room and ambulance back ups."
"patients are packing his eastern and southeastern Oklahoma hospitals after taking ivermectin doses meant for a full-sized horse"
"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"
"All of their ambulances are stuck at the hospital waiting for a bed to open"
"figuring out a dosage themselves."
Contrast this with a different story: U.S. NEWS Oklahoma having an influx of patients overdosing on Ivermectin
"caused an overwhelming amount of people needing treatment for overdosing on the drug across Oklahoma."
"Since the beginning of May, we’ve received reports of 11 people being exposed to ivermectin"
"Most developed relatively minor symptoms"
"The Food and Drug Administration has only approved the use of the drug in humans specifically for external parasites"
This is false, Ivermectin is approved for intestinal strongyloidiasis, as well as other internal afflictions.
The overwhelming amount of 11 people over 4 months with mostly minor symptoms are clogging the state's hospital and ambulance systems, denying medial care to others.
And I ask, if incorrect dosage is leading to the problem, why don't they tell people what the correct dosage is? In the same spirit as telling people to not shoot drugs, but if you must, here are free needles and a clean place to do it.