The Associated Press issued a correction to a story last month that claimed a hospital in Mississippi was inundated with patients who overdosed on Ivermectin.
In the article from August 24, titled, “Livestock medicine doesn’t work against COVID, doctors warn,” the AP falsely reported that 70 percent of Mississippi’s poison control calls were related to Ivermectin.
But the prestigious media organization had major egg on its face when an update issued two days later admitted their original reporting was off by around 3,400 percent.
A similar amendment was made to the original story, the contents of which was edited.
The error was so egregious it went out as its own separate headline, distributed among innumerable Associated Press syndicates.
The monumental blunder was blamed on the Mississippi Department of Health misreporting its figures.
Despite the correction nearly derailing the story’s entire premise, no other edits were made to the article which attempted to demonize the effectiveness of the anti-parasitic drug.
Similarly, Rolling Stone magazine was recently forced to issue an update on a popular story which claimed Oklahoma hospitals were overwhelmed with patients who overdosed on Ivermectin. The hospital network in question released a statement refuting reporting from local media and other media outlets.
Meanwhile, Tokyo, Japan’s top medical official Dr. Haruo Ozaki has urged widespread use of the drug in the population, citing major statistics it works as a preventative treatment.
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