Katelyn Ogle, a veteran journalist for KFOR television news in Oklahoma City, is said to have launched a major global hoax in the disinformation about pandemic treatment.
Her report from a few days ago went viral, even though she and most every other major global news agency, evidently never bothered to confirm the sole source of the wild narrative.
The claims include:
Ivermectin is now among the most utilized drugs in the world for treating early acute Covid-19 cases. Japan, India, Peru, and many other nations are seeing Ivermectin as a safe and effective drug, and the developer received a Nobel Prize in medicine for his discovery.
Ivermectin had previously been effective in treating other viral strains, and several developing nations began test rollouts in controlled studies. Peru and India are now making the drug available to everyone.
A team of independent journalists working with Alex Jones & InfoWars has thoroughly debunked a sensational story which appears to all be fabricated by a discredited Oklahoma physician.
On Friday afternoon, Owen Shroyer interviewed an Iowan who's only identified as 'John'.
We're embedding that interview in this article.
On Sunday, Kristi Leigh, of KLIM.news was live in studio with Alex Jones. Leigh dug deeper into the physician, Dr. Jason McElyea. She reports that McElyea was fired a couple months ago and now works through a temporary medical staffing company for hospitals needing fill-in emergeny room staff. He's listed as a Sallisaw, OK resident.
Here are a few headlines over the weekend. But the backstory is how most news agencies actually run skeleton crews over the weekend, and fail to protect their own integrity against this kind of scam.
Infowars was the first to expose the fake news coming from an OKC tv station, on Friday.
Infowars published an in-depth report by Kristi Leigh, on the hoax and KFOR's refusal to take down the widely discredited story.