Veronica Wolski, Chicago woman at the center of ivermectin firestorm, dies of pneumonia due to COVID-19 infection, officials say

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  one month ago  •  12 comments

By:   John Keilman, Chicago Tribune

Veronica Wolski, Chicago woman at the center of ivermectin firestorm, dies of pneumonia due to COVID-19 infection, officials say

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Veronica Wolski, Chicago woman at the center of ivermectin firestorm, dies of pneumonia due to COVID-19 infection, officials say









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Veronica Wolski, Chicago woman at the center of ivermectin firestorm, dies of pneumonia due to COVID-19 infection, officials say






John Keilman, Chicago Tribune

Mon, September 13, 2021, 10:42 AM EDT





Veronica Wolski, the QAnon adherent whose recent hospitalization made her a cause celebre for the controversial medication ivermectin, died in the intensive care unit of AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center early Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said. She was 64.




Wolski’s cause of death was pneumonia due to COVID-19 infection with hypothyroidism as a contributing factor, a spokeswoman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office said Monday morning. The manner of death was natural.

For more than a week, her supporters had besieged Resurrection with demands that Wolski be given ivermectin. The medication is typically used to treat diseases caused by parasitic worms, but has been hailed as a COVID-19 cure by some despite a lack of definitive scientific proof or government authorization.

The hospital said last week that its doctors and clinicians, following the guidance of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, do not use ivermectin for COVID-19 cases. The hospital had declined to comment on Wolski’s diagnosis, citing federal privacy laws.




Over the weekend, some of Wolski’s supporters tried to get the hospital to discharge her. A video posted Sunday night to the Telegram channel of right-wing attorney Lin Wood shows him demanding over the phone that the hospital release Wolski to a person holding her medical power of attorney.

“There’s an ambulance waiting for her outside, there’s a medical doctor waiting for her to treat her,” he said. “If you do not release her, you’re going to be guilty of murder. Do you understand what murder is?”

Another video posted on Wood’s channel shows a Chicago police officer outside the hospital speaking with a person demanding, unsuccessfully, to be allowed inside to perform a wellness check. A hospital spokeswoman said police “(assisted) in maintaining the order outside the hospital with a small group of individuals.”

Wolski was well-known for her political activism. She gained attention in 2016 by   standing   on a pedestrian bridge over the Kennedy Expressway with banners showing support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, but then switched her allegiance to the QAnon conspiracy theory. Her Telegram channel includes numerous posts showing a disdain for masking, vaccines and other mainstream approaches to avoiding COVID-19.

A separate Telegram channel devoted to her health struggles overflowed Monday with hundreds of messages of mourning and anger.

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jkeilman@chicagotribune.com

Twitter @JohnKeilman








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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

Sounds like her ignorance about Co-Vid and being against the vaccine killed her in the end.  

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @1    one month ago

she Qroaked...

 
 
 
Split Personality
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1.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  devangelical @1.1    one month ago
Check back for more details.

?

I don't think so...

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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1.1.2  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  devangelical @1.1    one month ago

she Qroaked...

Stupid Qovid.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

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JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    one month ago

"It's a strange world" 

character in the film Blue Velvet

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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4  Trout Giggles    one month ago

stupid is as stupid does

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    one month ago

 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     one month ago

I wonder if Lin Woods is going to pay for her funeral expenses.

One moron supporting another.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Kavika @5    one month ago

You caught that too?  Lin Wood.  Freaking moron.  Hasn't his law license been suspended yet???????????????????

 
 
 
evilgenius
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5.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Tessylo @5.1    one month ago
Lin Wood. 

An ambiance chasing attention whore.

 
 
 
devangelical
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5.1.2  devangelical  replied to  evilgenius @5.1.1    one month ago

LOL

 
 
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