QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene laughably claimed during an interview this week that livestock drug ivermectin won the Nobel Peace Prize and demanded that President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci tell doctors to prescribe it to coronavirus patients.

Republicans have been pushing ivermectin as an option to treat coronavirus despite the fact that it is not an effective drug against the virus, which has killed more than 700,000 Americans and has exploded in red states.

The drug is used to treat livestock such as horses infected by parasites. But Republicans like Greene insist that it’s a more viable treatment than the coronavirus vaccine. They are wrong and their misinformation is killing their own constituents.

Alas, Greene doubled down during an interview.

“It is deeply irresponsible for the Biden administration, the CDC, Dr. Fauci, and any of these doctors to be advising people to not prescribe it,” she said after claiming ivermectin “even won a Nobel Peace Prize.”

Here’s the video via Twitter:

Actually, the drug itself did not win the prize. Two scientists, William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura, took home the prize for showing ivermectin can effectively treat humans for roundworm infections. That means ivermectin is still NOT an effective treatment for coronavirus.

Twitter users pointed and laughed at her ignorance.

Too much ivermectin can actually do harm to people, so those who are taking it are only damaging themselves while doing nothing to treat the coronavirus if they have contracted it. It would be interesting to find out if Greene and all these other Republicans have a financial stake in ivermectin. If so, they are literally pushing an ineffective drug for profit as more and more people die. And they should be held legally accountable for it.

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