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Wednesday, Nov 24 2021

Kari Lake Brags About Taking Hydroxychloroquine

Nov 24, 2021

Yesterday, the Phoenix New Times reported that Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is bragging about taking hydroxychloroquine to avoid getting COVID-19, despite repeated warnings from medical experts that the unverified treatment can have serious side effects.

Lake — who was endorsed by Donald Trump for her loyalty to the Big Lie and Arizona’s sham election “audit” — has spread countless lies during her campaign events, where she appears with a “Nazi sympathizer” and QAnon activists.

Phoenix New Times: Kari Lake Says She Is Taking Hyrdoxycholoroquine to Ward Off COVID-19

By: Katya Schwenk | November 23, 2021

Key Points: 

  • “At a private event on Tuesday, former FOX10 anchor and Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake told a crowd of retired Republicans that she had ‘a secret’ to share with them.”
  • “‘I have been taking hydroxychloroquine,’ Lake said, according to leaked audio of the event obtained by Phoenix New Times.”
  • “Although the use of the antimalarial drug to treat Covid-19 quickly became a right-wing talking point after former President Donald Trump promoted its use, there is scant evidence for the drug’s efficacy across hundreds of studies.”
  • “This has not stopped politicians like Lake from playing into the conspiracies that cling to the drug — claiming that doctors and pharmacists are wrongly refusing to prescribe the medication.”
  • “At the event, Lake also promised that, as governor, she would work to produce hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin (another drug that is unproven to treat Covid-19, despite international hype) in Arizona.”
  • “And, in general, as her campaign collects endorsements from political figures like Trump and Rep. Paul Gosar, Lake has increasingly embraced conspiracy theories. Just last month, she shared a post that claimed that the pandemic was a planned event to cause mass voter fraud and knock Trump from office. ‘Truth,’ she wrote.”

Read the full report here.

Published: Nov 24, 2021 | Last Modified: Nov 30, 2021

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