Oklahomans overdosing on ivermectin are swamping emergency rooms

A physician says people are taking so much ivermectin they'd have been better off with COVID-19.

The Hill:

Physician Jason McElyea told KFOR patients who took doses of ivermectin meant for a horse are filling up hospitals in eastern and southeastern Oklahoma.

"The ERs are so backed up that gunshot victims were having hard times getting to facilities where they can get definitive care and be treated," McElyea told the outlet.

"All of their ambulances are stuck at the hospital waiting for a bed to open so they can take the patient in and they don't have any, that's it," he said. "If there's no ambulance to take the call, there's no ambulance to come to the call."

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"Some people taking inappropriate doses have actually put themselves in worse conditions than if they'd caught COVID," he said.

Perhaps the deal here is that people would rather shit their guts out than simply get a shot or two and not die. They want to make something so innocent into something nefarious and are killing themselves in the effort. While sad, this would not be such a crime were they not also wildly endangering others by increasing the spread of a dangerous pandemic, and taking up valuable hospital space from people who could really use it.

If you can't think of your self, think of all the horses that can't get dewormed.