Good morning to Liberal MP Craig Kelly, whose Facebook reviews were absolutely obliterated on Wednesday night, in what was truly a wonderful sight to see.
Kelly, who – I simply cannot stress this enough – is *not* a doctor, took to social media again last night to share blatant misinformation about the coronavirus and a potential “cure” for it. This isn’t surprising considering his whole beat for the last 12 months has been sharing COVID misinformation.
Overnight, he claimed that the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin (usually used to combat lice) can be effective in combatting COVID-19.
Here’s a peer-reviewed, double blind, placebo controlled, randomised clinical trial – just published by The Lancet,…
This claim was almost instantly rebuked by Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly, who asserted that there is “no evidence” to support the claim, adding that he does not want to give prominence “to views that I just don’t agree with and are not scientifically based”.
In the interest of public health, I’m just going to add a quick disclaimer here that you absolutely should not use ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine or any other purported COVID cure that you read about on the internet, even if Craig Kelly tells you that it’s peer reviewed.
But in addition to being called out by the CHO, Kelly also had his Facebook rating absolutely obliterated, sending it into the negatives (which is something I didn’t even know was possible).
His rating system has now been removed entirely, but according to social media users, it got pretty bad before they decided to pull the plug.
it looks like Facebook has pulled Craig Kelly's star rating entirely now.
My most recent snapshot had him at -335 out of 5 pic.twitter.com/Wc8J2T5SSr
— casey briggs (@CaseyBriggs) January 27, 2021
I, too, would give Craig Kelly -671 out of 5 stars.
Seems to have bottomed out at -671/5 before crashing Facebook’s review function. That has to be some kind of record ????
— Bothering Conspiracy Theorists (@BTheorists) January 27, 2021
As it currently stands, he’s just sitting at a big fat zero out of five stars, which – funnily enough – is the precise amount of medical information you should take from him.
Don’t do it.