Milo Yiannopoulous Blames His COVID Infection on the Vaccinated, and Injects Ivermectin

Monday August 30, 2021

Far-right political provocateur and ex-gay Milo Yiannopoulos tested positive for COVID and shared a pic of himself injecting ivermectin— an anti-parasitic drug that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Americans against using, Newsweek reports

"Yiannopoulos posted a photo of a positive coronavirus test strip with the caption 'Rona,' to his Telegram account, according to screenshots shared on Twitter Saturday by media watchdog group Right Wing Watch."

"Most of you got the normal 'it's just flu' rona last year and most of you didn't even know you had it. But I don't have any friends and I don't leave the house so I only got the deadly superspreader version from vaccinated people and let me tell you THIS IS NOT FUN," Yiannopoulos wrote.

He shared his symptoms, which included the usual "can't remember people's names" and "mucho mucus;" as well as that his blood oxygen was done to 91, and that he had slept on and off for 48 hours. "Wild," he wrote. But after thinking he was getting better, he added: "I mean I sad that 3 days ago and then yesterday was the worst day of my life. so"

He added that he had lost 80% of his taste and smell.

In a separate post, Yiannopoulos shared a photo appearing to inject ivermectin into his arm using a veterinary syringe with the caption "now we wait."

"Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug that is approved by the FDA for use in humans to treat certain parasitic worm infections — but not for the treatment of any viral infection such as COVID-19. The drug was first introduced as a veterinary treatment in the 1970s to deworm livestock such as cows and horses, Newsweek reports.

The FDA does not recommend its use, and said it has received "multiple reports of patients who have required medical support and been hospitalized after self-medicating with ivermectin intended for horses."

The FDA cautioned people bluntly: "You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it."

Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on CNN Sunday morning and "warned against taking the horse dewormer drug ivermectin to protect them against COVID-19," .

"Don't do it," he said. "There is no evidence whatsoever that that works."

Fauci added that people may end up harming themselves rather than treating a COVID-19 infection.

"And it could potentially have toxicity, as you just mentioned, with people who have gone to poison control centers because they've taken the drug at a ridiculous dose and wind up getting sick," he explained. "There is no clinical evidence that indicates that this works."

"Top conservative media personalities — including Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham — have mentioned ivermectin as a drug that could possibly be used to treat Covid-19," writes CNN.

"This is part of a recent theme in right-wing media of attacking public health officials for promoting the highly effective coronavirus vaccines as the best path out of the pandemic instead of potential therapeutics to treat the virus."

His COVID infection is the latest in Yiannopoulous' 2021 saga. in March he announced he was  an "Ex-Gay" and "sodomy free," He said that he will always have a gay itch, but isn't going to scratch it. "I treat it like an addiction. You never stop being an alcoholic." A week later he announced he was opening a gay conversion facility in Florida. "My aspiration is to rebrand, revitalize, rehabilitate what they call 'conversion therapy' for two new generations in the same way that I obliterated feminism for two generations, because it's dying, and horribly maligned, ridiculed and prosecuted industry. It's an industry in crisis, but it's an industry whose addressable market has never been larger," he said.

In May he rented a boat and cruised off Hawaii, had a few drinks, and threw an engagement ring he said was valued at $150,000 into the Pacific, calling the expensive bauble a "Sodomy Stone."

"That's the name I've given to the gigantic engagement ring I bought myself as part of a union that I now regard as somewhat infernal," he explained. "I have been thinking a lot lately about what's real and what's not real in my life, and thinking about the trappings of my former life that would be a good idea to get rid of. The more I looked at this gigantic, four-karat money pit, the more I thought this is a perfect example of some of the lies I bought into in my previous life. For instance the lie that I could be a raging culture warrior for the right and a sodomite at the same time. I can't."

In June Right Wing Watch shared a video with the text: "Milo Yiannopoulos says that as soon as he became 'ex-gay,' dogs stopped barking at him, which he believes is a sign from God." In the clip, Yiannopoulos said to co-hosts of a right-wing chat show called TruNews: "When I made my announcement, the first thing that happened, which will make you laugh, but it's true: dogs stopped barking at me. I am one of those people, you know, everyone's got that friend that dogs always go nuts around, definitely with a stranger to pets."

He more recently was seen in a teaser video of reading selections from the Bible for release in the fall.