Lin Wood is now using his platform to encourage his fans and followers to contact a hospital, harassing and interfering until doctors agree to treat a patient with Ivermectin.
Veronica Wolski, according to an internet campaign, is currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Her supporters say that she had finally convinced doctors to treat her with Ivermectin, a drug that’s gotten a lot of attention lately, despite no solid evidence for using it in COVID-19 cases, but was then informed the hospital system wouldn’t allow it. They’ve been planning a protest outside the hospital.
However, Lin Wood, the attorney who’s been pushing q-anon and election conspiracy theories, wasn’t content to leave it at that. He called the hospital, he says, and demanded that Wolski (who he lauds as a patriot leader, fighting for his cause) be given the drug. He claims that someone from the ICU gave him treatment information — specifically, that Wolski would not be receiving Ivermectin.
Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug, and while it’s made headlines recently due to individuals self-dosing with veterinary Ivermectin intended for horses, it does come in human doses, and doctors and hospitals do dispense it. However, as MedPageToday explains, the study that initially supported the use of the drug for COVID-19, was pulled due to “serious problems with their raw data” as well as plagiarism.
Still, anti-vaxxers have glommed onto the drug, and are pushing it as the new miracle cure.
Wood went on to encourage others to harass the hospital, boosting a Telegram post giving out contact information and encouraging readers — Wood has over 800k on Telegram — to not only call and demand that Wolski be treated with Ivermectin, but to verbally abuse and threaten the staff.
TELL THEM WHAT YOU THINK OF COMMUNISTS WHO VIOLATE NUREMBERG! AND TELL THEM WHATS COMING FOR THEM!
The hospital has not released any public statement in response to the protests and threats.
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