From Rescue with Michael Capuzzo comes this article by Mary Beth Pfeiffer:
A Judge Stands up to a Hospital: “Step Aside” and Give a Dying Man Ivermectin
A Chicago-area judge saved a [63-year old] grandfather’s life with the single question that exposes hospitals blocking doctors from using a safe, FDA-approved drug: Why?
The man was on a ventilator, which a hospital doctor testified that “’someone in his condition being on a ventilator like that has a 10 or 15 percent chance of survival,’ the judge recounted in his decision.”
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Put another way: If a man is dying of covid in an ICU and all else has been tried, why not order a hospital to give a safe, last-ditch drug?
Edward Hospital, located near Chicago, offered three arguments as to why Sun Ng, seventy-one, should not be given ivermectin:
- There could be side effects.
- Ordering ivermectin would violate its policies.
- Forcing the issue would be “extraordinary” judicial overreach.
On each argument, DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Paul Fullerton firmly disagreed.
“I can’t think of a more extraordinary situation than when we are talking about a man’s life,” he said in a November 5 decision that is a model of rational decision-making in an irrational era.
“I am not forcing this hospital to do anything other than to step aside,” he continued in a Zoom hearing. “I am just asking—or not asking—I am ordering through the Court’s power to allow Dr. Bain to have the emergency privileges and administer this medicine.”
The hospital ultimately stepped aside. Dr. Alan Bain, an internist, administered a five-day course of 24 milligrams of ivermectin, from November 8 through November 12….
While Dr. Bain was well aware of ivemectin’s ability to fight the covid virus in early infection, even he was surprised to discover its late-stage effectiveness.
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The family of my friend who died of Covid at Northwestern’s Huntley Hospital while on a ventilator requested he be treated with ivermectin, but the staff refused to do so.