The leftist media outlet Rolling Stone was just nailed in what may have been the largest hoax story on the pandemic yet.
According to Breitbart News, “Rolling Stone magazine ignited a firestorm of criticism this weekend after pushing a false report claiming ivermectin overdose patients were overwhelming Oklahoma hospitals.”
Per the initial report from Rolling Stone, a Dr. Jason McElyea claimed cases involving “overdoses of ivermectin – a popular and yet-to-be proven alternative treatment for the coronavirus – were causing an overflow in rural Oklahoma hospitals.”
There’s just one problem. None of it was true.
The hospital in question released a statement
Although Dr. Jason McElyea is not an employee of NHS Sequoyah, he is affiliated with a medical staffing group that provides coverage for our emergency room.
With that said, Dr. McElyea has not worked at our Sallisaw location in over 2 months.
NHS Sequoyah has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking ivermectin. This includes not treating any patients for ivermectin overdose.
All patients who have visited our emergency room have received medical attention as appropriate. Our hospital has not had to turn away any patients seeking emergency care.
We want to reassure our community that our staff is working hard to provide quality healthcare to all patients. We appreciate the opportunity to clarify this issue and as always, we value our community’s support.
Rolling Stone published the statement at the bottom of the initial article online as an “update.” They did not call it a correction or retract the initial story.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) September 5, 2021
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