August 20, 2021

Contact: Philip Shulman ([email protected])

Ron Johnson Claims Ventilators for COVID-19 Treatment Did “More Harm Than Good” While Pushing Horse Medicine as Preventative Treatment

MADISON, Wis. — Yesterday, Ron Johnson continued his dangerous COVID-19 misinformation campaign as he claimed ventilators, which have been critical in saving COVID-19 patients’ lives, “were probably doing more harm than good,” and touted the use of Ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug commonly used to treat horses. Doctors and health officials have warned that Ivermectin is a dangerous and ineffective COVID treatment which has led to spikes in hospitalizations for those ingesting the animal-grade version of the drug.


“In Ron Johnson’s mission to undermine public health, he has deterred Wisconsinites from getting vaccinated, pushed unproven and dangerous alternative medicine, and made wildly outrageous claims that make it harder for our frontline workers to do their jobs safely,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Senate Communications Advisor Philip Shulman. “Johnson’s self-serving political games are having very real consequences, endangering the lives of Wisconsinites and Americans and exacerbating the grief so many families are feeling from losing a loved one to this deadly virus.”


This comes in a long line of actions and comments by Johnson that endanger Wisconsin’s public health and prolong the COVID-19 pandemic:

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