Author: Kiera Butler

If You’re Wondering Who’s Paying for All That Ivermectin—You Are

Doctors have known for more than a year now that the antiparasitic drug ivermectin isn’t effective against Covid. The FDA has explicitly warned against prescribing it to Covid patients, but many physicians still do—and public and private insurance companies are paying for it. A study published earlier this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association […]

Were the Ultra-Conservative “Mama Bears” Youngkin’s Secret Weapon?

In his victory speech on Tuesday night, the victorious Republican nominee, Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin, expressed gratitude to all the usual suspects—campaign volunteers, colleagues, and voters. But afterward, as he made his way through the crowd at his campaign headquarters, Youngkin thanked another group: “Way to go, mama bears!” he said. “You guys were awesome.” […]

We Debunk 5 Anti-Vax Myths About Kids’ COVID-19 Vaccines

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee recommended that the agency authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11. That approval could come any day now—listen closely, and you may hear a collective sigh of relief emanating from millions of parents. But not everyone is celebrating: Anti-vaccine activists are already planting seeds of […]

A Wildly Popular App for Churches Is Now an Antivax Hotbed

Tim and Kristy Turner believe they were called to spread the word of Jesus through apps. In 2005, the pair founded Subsplash, a technology company whose mission, as stated on its website, is “to glorify God and proclaim Jesus is Lord by building a great company that drives for humility, innovation, and excellence to delight […]