A nurse in Scotland has been suspended for spreading conspiracy theories about the coronavirus “scamdemic” — claiming, among other things, that face masks help spread the bug, according to a report.
Tracey McCallum, 45, who works at the Crosshouse Hospital in Ayrshire, faces losing her career of more than 20 years after spouting her controversial views online, the Daily Record reported.
In addition to her bogus mask claim, she has likened a new vaccine to “genocide” and told people that taking vitamins and minerals can help fight the bug, according to the outlet.
“NO PRIMARY CARE AT ALL. That will increase hospital admissions and deaths and keep this scamdemic going forever,” McCallum wrote in one of her unhinged posts, the Record reported.
“Management everywhere are bullies and control us. Its all a game to see who can be the most sadistic.”
In another post, she wrote: “I believe the NHS is as corrupt as the Government,” referring to the National Health Service.
“More people are waking up from the lie since birth. Tyranny! Genocide! Treason! The world is going to be a better brighter place when we all move from the dark side,” McCallum said in yet another post.
“I for one am sick about hearing about testing and vaccines. The scary thing is you only have to come on Facebook and look at all the independent media companies reporting on what is really going on around the world,” she wrote.
“Lockdowns everywhere but less than one per cent mortality and miraculously no flu or much else this year,” the nurse added.
She also has backed the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which President Trump also has touted as a coronavirus treatment.
Her shocked colleagues reported her to officials, who suspended her and reported her to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Reached for comment, McCallum told the Record that she stands by her comments and believes she had been targeted for asking “too many questions.”
She also insisted that hydroxychloroquine — which experts have said has potentially dangerous side effects — could be key to tackling the pandemic.
“There are 170-odd peer reviews that have said they have had really good outcomes with hydroxychloroquine, zinc and vitamins C and D, because our immune systems are amazing things,” she told the outlet.
“The drug is for malaria, but if it works, it works. I’d rather try that — something that’s been around for years and is a good medication for a lot of things — than try a vaccine. I’m not being a guinea pig for that.”
When asked about her “genocide” comments regarding vaccines, McCallum said: “What I was meaning was that nurses were fooled in the war, through the Holocaust, into giving people medication.
“There have been a lot of bad side effects. I know a lot of nurses who don’t want to take it and I think, ‘if you don’t want to take it then why give it to someone else?’” she said.
And she suggested that there is evidence that masks were a “breeding ground for bacteria and viruses.”
“I just think people need to speak up when something’s not right. I think too many people are blinded by what’s on the [TV] and the minute you go on the internet and do some research you find the information you need. Don’t just accept what you’re told,” she told the Record.
NHS Ayrshire and Arran said it could not comment on the investigation, as did the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
NHS 24, Scotland’s national telehealth and telecare organization, said personnel matters were treated in confidence.