The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announced this week that a longtime employee has died after a short battle with COVID-19, WSAV reports.
Capt. Joe Manning died Wednesday at the age of 57, according to Sheriff Chuck Moseley.
“Captain Manning was an integral part of our family and our hearts are broken. Our love and prayers go forward to his family,” Moseley said.
In the wake of Manning’s death, some pointed out that he had a history of pushing unproven Covid cures and anti-vaccine claims.
Screenshots shared by journalist Ken Klippenstein show one post where Manning told his followers that a local feed store had “liquid and paste” Invermectin — which is a a medication widely used to treat parasitic infections in humans and animals.
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) August 27, 2021
In one Facebook post cited by The Independent, Mannings claimed that he had ingested Invermectin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the drug does not help prevent or treat Covid.