Far-right Fox News host Laura Ingraham has been a top promoter of disinformation regarding the pandemic that's killed over 600 thousand Americans and railed against any and all efforts to slow its spread.
Ingraham has falsely claimed that restaurants don't contribute to the spread of the virus and that there's "no real scientific basis" social distancing works. She was one of the first people in conservative media to recommend ivermectin, often used as dewormer for horses and sheep, as a treatment, despite CDC warnings against this.
The Fox News host is also one of the most vocal critics of lifesaving vaccines, which are proven to be safe and effective. Ingraham calls them "experimental" and has painted any federal vaccination efforts to totalitarian takeover.
And on Saturday, Ingraham shared an outdated study suggesting that mask mandates in schools are ineffective at slowing the spread.
CDC study: School mask mandates don't work https://t.co/FhBuk918iM— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham) 1630208043.0
Ingraham's own brother—Curtis Ingraham, a frequent critic of hers—called the disinformation peddler out for her constant condemnation of masks and other effective safety measures.
Laura, stop spreading bogus information only to rile your followers and bolster your ratings. Your actions are dan… https://t.co/ykiJHNBRNu— Curtis Ingraham (@Curtis Ingraham) 1630332062.0
People praised him for calling his sister out.
@CurtisIngraham1 @IngrahamAngle Thank you for your tweets, we appreciate them.— Victoria (@Victoria) 1630333665.0
@CurtisIngraham1 @IngrahamAngle Thank you for speaking up, Curtis.— Mike Murphy (@Mike Murphy) 1630332298.0
@CurtisIngraham1 @IngrahamAngle Sad for you. Be proud you have more intelligence and integrity than your sister. Th… https://t.co/8hIDVep16y— Joyce Brugnols (@Joyce Brugnols) 1630332908.0
I love when Laura Ingraham’s brother speaks the truth about her. Imagine having her as your sister. https://t.co/g0En1VOo5h— Samsara hates the GQP (@Samsara hates the GQP) 1630338548.0
Listen to your brother, Laura. His @IngrahamAngle is way better than yours. #FauxNews https://t.co/ex3vC8saNX— Gerald Hampton (@Gerald Hampton) 1630332875.0
Others raised questions about the study.
@CurtisIngraham1 @IngrahamAngle So wait they studied 90,000 kids in 3 weeks and one of those weeks was thanksgiving week…..hum……— Michael Mummery (@Michael Mummery) 1630333105.0
@CurtisIngraham1 @IngrahamAngle This study doesn't take into account the Delta strain, which has been proven to aff… https://t.co/bIradydaGX— Bryce Daniels (@Bryce Daniels) 1630332876.0
@IngrahamAngle Study was this past November, data showed the original strain wasnt as easily passed to children. So… https://t.co/xm3v1aWs1u— Shane in NW Arkansas (@Shane in NW Arkansas) 1630209955.0
@IngrahamAngle The study was 3 weeks long and showed a 21% drop in schools wearing masks. It may not be “statistic… https://t.co/zRfv47JbNl— BringOn2021 (@BringOn2021) 1630209825.0
Ingraham has yet to respond.