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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has called on residents to stop listening to “social media nonsense” when it comes to gathering information on COVID-19.

Moe made the comments during Thursday’s press conference to announce that the Saskatchewan Provincial Emergency Operations Center will take over the province’s emergency response to the COVID situation. 19.

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Moe then churned out some of the latest conspiracy theories he’s heard of.

“For example, this week I read and heard from a number of people I get paid by vaccine makers… well, nothing could be further from the truth. “

“(Regarding the) last interim order that I signed; there is a rumor that there is a plot for myself or the health minister to go out and seize people’s cows. Not true either.

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Moe said that while these statements are absolutely ridiculous, they would be funny “if the consequences weren’t so dire today”.

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Moe also didn’t hold back conspiracy theorists.

“Believing and spreading active anti-vaccine conspiracy theories is actually helping people die from COVID by preventing them from getting vaccinated. “

Moe clarified that the emergency order he signed wouldn’t even give him the ability to seize anyone’s cows.

The prime minister said he thinks it is right for MPs to tackle these kinds of theories on an ad hoc basis, but those about medical treatments should be addressed by those on the ground.

“If people want to use horse dewormer, for example, or cow dewormer to treat COVID-19, I’m not sure the science behind that. A few weeks ago, I asked, there is an opportunity for our medical community to step in and explain what a horse dewormer like ivermectin really does and why it might not be as effective in this. which concerns COVID-19.

Ivermectin has been widely refuted by the medical community as a way to treat humans who test positive for COVID-19.

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A joint post from the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSS), the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association, the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals, the Saskatchewan Medical Association and the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan stated that they disapprove of the use of the drug. ‘ivermectin’ for treatment or prophylaxis for COVID. “

Health Canada has also indicated that ivermectin is not approved to prevent or treat COVID-19 and, if used in this case, can cause “serious health problems.”

“Health Canada has received reports regarding the use of veterinary ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19. Canadians should never consume health products intended for animals because of the potential serious health hazards they represent, ”said a statement.

The human version of ivermectin is authorized for sale in Canada, but only for the treatment of parasitic worm infections in humans.

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Health Canada has warned that if people used the veterinary version of ivermectin, especially in high doses, it could cause serious health problems like vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, allergic reactions, dizziness. , seizures, coma and even death.

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