Dr. Stella Grace Immanuel was praised by President Donald Trump for her advocacy of using hydroxychloroquine to “cure” COVID-19. But she has been sued in Louisiana for malpractice, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.
“The Houston-based doctor’s promotion of the antimalarial drug for COVID-19 treatment has drawn national scrutiny since social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter classified the video as misinformation related to the coronavirus and removed it,” the newspaper noted. “The attention unearthed that Immanuel is also a minister who has made unconventional medical and supernatural claims on YouTube, including that masturbation attracts demons, same-sex couples are an abomination and men should not wear dresses.”
“Court filings reviewed by the Houston Chronicle also reveal she was recently sued in Louisiana for medical malpractice in a case involving a woman who died after being treated in Immanuel’s care,” the newspaper reported. “In the Louisiana court case, a woman identified as Leslie Norvell complained of a broken needle in her arm at the Sabine Medical Center in Many, about 80 miles south of Shreveport. She said the needle broke off in her arm while doing meth in 2019. Immanuel and another doctor prescribed Norvell medication but did not order a closer look at her arm through an X-ray or other medical tests, the lawsuit alleges.’
“Norvell went home and, because of the pain, sought help hours later from a hospital in Shreveport, where a surgeon removed the needle. Six days later, Norvell died,” the Houston Chronicle explained. “The suit, lodged in January in Sabine Parish, alleges that Immanuel ignored Norvell’s complaints about an infected needle and failed to treat her or to alert authorities.”
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Facebook removes first Trump post as a lie
Facebook has been criticized by users for refusing to check President Donald Trump's false information, incorrect ads, and array of posts on the social media site, but it wasn't until Wednesday that they finally removed a post for his lying.
"This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation," Andy Stone, a Facebook policy spokesperson told NBC News.
WATCH: White House official grilled on Trump’s lie that children are ‘almost immune’ to COVID-19
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was grilled by anchor Wolf Blitzer over President Donald Trump's lie that children are "almost immune" to coronavirus.
"Let's talk about schools while I have you, Mark," said Blitzer. "The president once again said schools should reopen because, in his words, and he said this today, I was surprised to hear it when he said it on 'Fox & Friends,' kids are virtually immune to the virus. They can get it and they can transmit it, especially if they're ten years and older, they can come home, even if they're totally asymptomatic, they can spread it to their parents, their grandparents, to other adults. These are serious situations we're watching right now. But the president seems to be giving a false sense of security."
CIA ignores request to brief GOP senators trying to dig up dirt on Joe Biden’s son: report
On Wednesday, Politico reported that the Central Intelligence Agency is ignoring a request to brief the Republican senators mounting an investigation into Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine.
"The spy agency’s resistance comes amid intelligence officials’ deep skepticism of the probe, which is being led by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and focuses on Hunter Biden’s role on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma," reported Andrew Desiderio and Natasha Bertrand. "Democrats argue the investigation is based on Russian disinformation aimed at tipping the outcome of the election toward President Donald Trump — a charge that Johnson rejects."