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:
THIS JUST IN: Marjorie Taylor Greene says the Biden Administration has, “blood on its hands” because they have discounted Ivermectin as a treatment for Covid. Watch the full interview here. https://t.co/W2DLt8eizn @mtgreenee @RepMTG #Covid_19 #Ivermectin pic.twitter.com/aQU3TtypYn
— David Brody (@DBrodyReports) October 7, 2021
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.
Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks ivermectin won a Nobel Peace Prize. LOL. https://t.co/CtbLhY2k8p
— Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine (@BleedingMarine) October 8, 2021
@TheRickWilson @patriottakes One would be hard pressed to find someone dumber than Marjorie Taylor Greene. I’m going out on a limb here, but I am going to opine that ivermectin did not win a Nobel Peace Prize. Oh, and neither did Donald Trump. https://t.co/r7eKJ8owM6
— Mark L. Clark (@MarkL137) October 8, 2021
Which is stupider, this or Trump writing a letter to the Pulitzer Prizes? JK, they’re both equally stupid. https://t.co/zgITP4u4xE
— Coffin Loves Corgis 🎃👻 (@ColinCorgi) October 8, 2021
This shows just how stupid she is. Just because she has a horse face doesn’t mean it will work on her.
Marjorie Taylor Greene rants that Fauci won’t prescribe ivermectin ‘even though it won a Nobel Peace Prize’ https://t.co/Ufb2Tok7ht
— #NAVY VETERAN (@jamessweredosk1) October 8, 2021
Someone want to tell this idiot ivermectin will only work if you have WORMS or other intestinal parasites?https://t.co/lb8n1woLvy
— Sandra Chung (@pagandancer) October 8, 2021
Dumbass of the day award!https://t.co/My5yFJFrmM
— Gonad the Funny (@GBfanforevah) October 8, 2021
Breaking: Marjorie Taylor Greene says Ivermectin was awarded Nobel Peace Prize. SMDH
Scientists used Ivermectin for parasitic infections did win the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine. COVID is not a parasitic infection, Covid is a virus. pic.twitter.com/oJmiwjiW9C
— Chris Reyna 📚🎓 (@creyna55) October 8, 2021
— Duane Cross (@DuaneCross) October 8, 2021
What’s this chick’s obsession with Fauci? You don’t need a prescription, go down to tractor supply and buy all you want. https://t.co/td27pqLzoW
— Raul Montemayor® (@RaulM956) October 8, 2021
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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