Tomorrow afternoon the Orchard Mesa Baptist Church at 2748 B 1/2 Road will host a Covid-19 disinformation event for $20 admission featuring three discredited and fake “doctors” and Sheronna Bishop, who was bumped from Rep. Lauren Boebert’s campaign last year after Bishop publicly endorsed the Proud Boys, a far right, white nationalist organization. The Proud Boys was one of the violent extremist groups targeted by the FBI in its investigation of the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Billed as the “Truth and Freedom Tour,” the event at the OM Baptist Church features three people who are well known for disseminating false, misleading and dangerous information about the Coronavirus pandemic.
A “Life Coach”
The first is “Dr. Heather Canino,” a self-styled “life and health coach” who claims on her website that she is a “Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor,” but a website aimed at educating the public about the difference between actual naturopathic physicians and laypersons who claim to practice naturopathic medicine states that there is “no such credential as a ‘board-certified naturopathic physician.” Canino also leans heavily on religion in her website on in her coaching “practice.”
The Hydroxychloroquine Queen
The second is Stella Immanuel, a pediatrician who claimed in a viral video posted on Facebook in 2020 that hydroxychloroquine would cure Covid-19. Immanuel advised people that wearing masks was unnecessary because there was a cure for Covid-19. Immanuel was rebuked by the Texas Medical Board for her unproven claims about hydroxychloroquine and was sued for malpractice in January, 2020, by a former patient. Facebook removed her video because they deemed it dangerous disinformation about the virus. Immanuel is also known for conflating her spiritual beliefs with her medical pronouncements, and has said certain gynecological problems, like endometriosis, infertility, miscarriages and sexually transmitted diseases are caused by “evil deposits” from “spirit spouses.”
Manufacturer of proprietary vitamins and supplements
The third presenter at the Orchard Mesa Baptist Church event is “Dr. Eric Nepute,” a St. Louis-area chiropractor who was the first person charged by the Federal Trade Commission under the Covid-19 Consumer Protection Act. The FTC charged him with deceptively marketing supplements and vitamins he made as effective against Covid-19. The FTC sent Nepute a cease and desist letter in May of 2020, telling him to stop making claims that were not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence.
A Community Hospital Foundation Board member helped organize the event!
Even worse, one of the organizers of this event is Jessica Migliaccio, a board member of the Community Hospital Foundation.
According to the Colorado Times Recorder, Migliaccio is also a sonographer in Community Hospital’s OB/GYN clinic, but she scrubbed both her board position and employment from her Facebook page after being contacted by the CTR reporter about the event.
Migliaccio and Sheronna Bishop have attended anti-public health events together before.
Tickets to the disinformation event are $20 each, and buying the $75 ticket will get you a dinner with all three grifters.