September 21, 2021

 NYT Quietly Corrects its Previous Misinformation Against Ivermectin

  • Flyover Country

By: Konrad Holden

In Brief: 
Last month, the New York Times had to correct a statistic about the use of Ivermectin in Mississippi. Initially, they reported that 70% of phone calls to Mississippi’s Poison Control Centers were about ivermectin ingestion when the actual number was 2%. The correction undermined the Times’ entire story, but they released a quiet correction and let the damage continue. 

The Background: 
For some reason, the federal government, public health officials, and the mainstream media have conspired to suppress any information about COVID treatments that are not the vaccine.

Ivermectin has been one of their favorite targets as more and more Americans refuse the vaccine and opt for alternative treatments. Ivermectin has been highly disregarded, even causing Sen. Rand Paul to say, “the hatred for Trump deranged these people so much that they’re unwilling to objectively study [ivermectin].”

In early August, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported that 70% of recent calls to poison control centers were for ivermectin ingestion.

On August 25th, the Department clarified their statistics to say that 2% of total calls were about ivermectin ingestion while 70% of that 2% were related to animal formulations of the drug.

On August 30th, the New York Times went ahead and printed the initial statistic that 70% of total calls were related to ivermectin. Eventually, the Times issued a quiet correction only after they were called out by an investigative journalist.

Notable Quotes: 

"At least 2% of recent calls to the Mississippi Poison Control Center are about people ingesting ivermectin, with 70% of those calls being about livestock or animal formulations of the anti-parasite medicine purchased at livestock supply centers, Mississippi Department of Health officials said." - Associated Press

“An earlier version of this article misstated the percentage of recent calls to the Mississippi poison control center related to ivermectin. It was 2 percent, not 70 percent.” - New York Times correction
 

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