Alaska state senator who was banned from airline for refusing to wear a mask tests positive for COVID-19

An Alaska state senator who was banned from Alaska Airlines for not wearing a mask tested positive for COVID-19.  “It’s my turn to battle Covid head on,” State Sen. Lora Reinbold announced on her Facebook page Tuesday.  The state senator has not been able to travel to Alaska’s capital since she was banned from theContinue reading “Alaska state senator who was banned from airline for refusing to wear a mask tests positive for COVID-19”

Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate

A Brazilian hospital chain tested unproven drugs on elderly COVID-19 patients without their knowledge as part of an effort to validate President Jair Bolsonaro’s preferred ‘miracle cure,’ a lawyer for whistleblowing doctors told senators on Tuesday. At least nine people died of COVID-19 during the trials at the Prevent Senior hospital chain from March toContinue reading “Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate”

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy activates statewide crisis standards of care to help COVID-overwhelmed hospitals

Alaska is activating crisis standards of care for the entire state and bringing in contracted health workers as staff shortages and influx of COVID-19 patients make it difficult for hospitals to operate normally. Gov. Mike Dunleavy and top health officials announced the hospital support on Wednesday, the same day Alaska’s new single-day cases hit another record as the highly infectious deltaContinue reading “Alaska Gov. Dunleavy activates statewide crisis standards of care to help COVID-overwhelmed hospitals”

Ivermectin: Australian regulator bans drug as Covid treatment after sharp rise in prescriptions

Therapeutic Goods Administration concerned people taking controversial medication instead of seeking proper treatment or vaccine Australia’s drug regulator has banned medical practitioners from prescribing the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for “off-label” uses, such as for treating Covid-19. The move comes after prescriptions for the drug increased between three and four times in Australia in recent months.Continue reading “Ivermectin: Australian regulator bans drug as Covid treatment after sharp rise in prescriptions”

Health Canada warns people not to treat COVID with ivermectin dewormer as demand surges in feed stores

‘There was an uptick at the beginning of July that forced us to pull it off of our shelves,’ one owner says A health law professor says a belief by some that a medication used to deworm cattle and horses can treat COVID-19 shows how ideology can lead people to embrace misinformation. Timothy Caulfield fromContinue reading “Health Canada warns people not to treat COVID with ivermectin dewormer as demand surges in feed stores”

Inmates Weren’t Told They Were Given An Anti-Parasite Drug Instead Of COVID-19 Meds

Several inmates at a northwest Arkansas jail said they weren’t told a medication they were given to treat COVID-19 was actually an anti-parasite drug that federal health officials have warned should not be used to treat the coronavirus. Three inmates at the Washington County jail told The Associated Press they didn’t know they were beingContinue reading “Inmates Weren’t Told They Were Given An Anti-Parasite Drug Instead Of COVID-19 Meds”

Trump’s Plot to Steal Arizona Was Even Wilder Than We Thought

A massive data dump of emails, texts, and documents show Trump’s allies were heavily involved in the bogus Arizona audit. For months now, we all thought we knew that the bogus Arizona audit was a clown show. But a new data dump of more than 22,000 emails, texts, and documents show just how wild it really was.Continue reading “Trump’s Plot to Steal Arizona Was Even Wilder Than We Thought”

Australian imports of ivermectin increase tenfold, prompting warning from TGA

The drug, used to deworm livestock, has been touted among rightwing media as a Covid treatment, prompting the US FDA to tweet ‘You are not a cow’ A national shortage and tenfold increase in Australians importing ivermectin in August has sparked a warning from the Therapeutic Goods Administration against the use of the medicine, whichContinue reading “Australian imports of ivermectin increase tenfold, prompting warning from TGA”

Alberta feed stores inundated with calls for ivermectin over false claims livestock dewormer treats COVID

One store was forced to take the product off its shelves over fears for shoppers’ safety Alberta feed stores say they’re receiving a deluge of callers asking to buy ivermectin due to misinformation that suggests the livestock dewormer can be used to treat COVID-19 in humans. Lance Olson, manager of Lone Star Tack & Feed Inc., located just outside of Calgary,Continue reading “Alberta feed stores inundated with calls for ivermectin over false claims livestock dewormer treats COVID”

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