Minnesota Public Radio reports:
In blog posts over the past year, Dr. Christopher Foley wrote on his practice’s website that it was dangerous to wear masks and that the drug ivermectin was a proven treatment against COVID-19 — a drug he prescribed for patients even though the Food and Drug Administration warns against it. He reposted false claims about the vaccine made by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a well-known opponent of vaccines who has been banned from social media platforms.
These widely debunked claims run contrary to widely held best practices for treating and preventing COVID. But for some who believe them, misinformation has played a role in developing severe illness from the virus, or even dying. That includes Foley, who has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 71. At his funeral, Foley’s son Logan confirmed his father’s death from COVID and that he was unvaccinated.
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Sorry Anti-Vaxxer notes that Foley had been “deplatformed” by Facebook and YouTube for his false claims.
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Anti-vaxx Doctor in the Twin Cities area dies from COVID: https://t.co/f1tXc4I19Y
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