Monday, July 06, 2020


This is an awful story:
A Florida mother allegedly took her high-risk teenage daughter to a “COVID party” at their church, tried treating the girl at home with unproven drugs when she got sick — and then hailed her as a patriot after she died.
The mother, Carole Brunton Davis, reportedly took her 17-year-old daughter, Carsyn Leigh Davis, who survived cancer at age two,
to a church-sponsored event to intentionally expose her ... to the potentially deadly coronavirus.

More than 100 mask-free children attended the event, and Davis allegedly gave her daughter azithromycin, an anti-bacterial drug with no known benefits for fighting COVID-19, after she developed headaches, sinus pressure and a cough....

Davis — whose Facebook page is awash in QAnon conspiracy theories, anti-vaccine and coronavirus misinformation and dubious legal theories — next put the girl on her grandfather’s oxygen machine after she “looked gray” on June 19, Jones reported.

Then she gave the girl hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug touted as a cure by President Donald Trump, despite evidence of deadly side effects, and Carsyn’s condition worsened.

Davis finally took her daughter to a hospital, where she was admitted to a pediatric intensive-care unit — but declined intubation until it was too late....

She told the newspaper her daughter was a patriotic Christian who was involved with Operation Christmas Child and organized Christmas card writing for Ten Thousand for the Troops.
If these reports are correct, the mother put her child in harm's way -- but a look at a cached Facebook post from the mother -- the original is no longer available -- makes clear that there are some dangers from which she did, in fact, protect her daughter:

The coronavirus? Not regarded as a risk to her cancer-survivor daughter. Trans women? Run for your life, dear!

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