America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) is an American conservative political organization. Affiliated with Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin and publicly led by Simone Gold, the group is opposed to measures intended to control the COVID-19 pandemic, including lockdowns and vaccination, and have been accused of promoting misleading information related to the pandemic.
How a group with right-wing ties duped tens of thousands of Americans into buying COVID-19 drugs that don’t work
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- America’s Frontline Doctors, a group with right-wing ties, has been promoting fake COVID-19 treatments.
- It has referred people to a telemedicine site to procure those treatments for a fee.
- Its patients may have spent $6.7 million for medical advice and $8.5 million for prescriptions, The Intercept reported.
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This right-wing “health care organization” is making millions off of fake COVID cures
By Ian KumamotoSep. 30, 2021
Some Pro-Trump conservatives who still refuse to get vaccinated are relying on hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to treat the virus — drugs that the FDA and the medical community have staunchly warned against taking. This week, the Intercept released a damning report revealing that a prominent conservative organization has linked up with healthcare providers to swindle people out of millions. How? By spreading vaccine misinformation and selling them fake COVID cures.
One of the most prominent operations to scam the unvaccinated has been spearheaded by America’s Frontline Doctors, a pro-Trump organization founded last summer by conservative California doctor Simone Gold. According to hacked data sent to the Intercept, 72,000 people paid America’s Frontline Doctors a staggering $6.7 million for COVID-19 consultations from July 16 to September 12. The company then made millions more by prescribing hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to people desperate to cure or prevent COVID.
Per the hacked documents obtained by the Intercept, this is how the operation worked: Frontline Doctors referred its conservative audience to its telemedicine partner, SpeakwithanMD.com. Customers then paid $90 for a telehealth consultation before they were prescribed a pseudo regimen, which was often not covered by insurance.
The pills were then reportedly sent to customers by Ravkoo, a third-party company that delivers medicine from pharmacies to people’s homes. The kicker to all of this is that the data from the Cadence Health and Ravkoo sites was provided to The Intercept by an anonymous hacker who said the sites were “hilariously easy” to hack, despite promises of patient privacy.
America’s Frontline Workers itself was founded by Simone Gold, an unhinged doctor who took part in the storming of the Capitol. For some reason, she hasn’t lost her medical license even though a month ago, she gave a speech at a California church encouraging people not to get vaccinated and to access Frontline Doctor’s telemedicine services to get hydroxychloroquine, according to NPR. “I’ve told you ahead of time to get the medicines. It can take a week because we’re so swamped,” she urged the crowd.