Don’t let Fauci or the CDC hear about this.
Sure hope that in 5 days we find out he’s better.
a person sitting on a bed: An Ohio woman has won a court order for a hospital to treat her husband, who is on a ventilator with covid-19, with the antiparasitic medicine ivermectin.© Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images An Ohio woman has won a court order for a hospital to treat her husband, who is on a ventilator with covid-19, with the antiparasitic medicine ivermectin.
“My husband is on death’s doorstep,” she wrote, according to an affidavit. “He has no other options.”
Yet when Julie Smith got a prescription from an Ohio doctor, a hospital in West Chester Township, Ohio, allegedly refused to administer the drug to Jeffrey Smith while he was seriously ill and on a ventilator, according to a lawsuit she filed on behalf of her husband this month.
Now, the hospital is being forced to administer the unproven treatment to Jeffrey Smith, 51, after a judge ruled in Julie Smith’s favor.
On Aug. 23, Butler County Judge J. Gregory Howard ordered West Chester Hospital to treat Smith with ivermectin for three weeks, as requested by his wife. The judge made the decision even though the Food and Drug Administration has not approved ivermectin to treat or prevent covid-19 and has advised against that use amid spiking calls to poison centers after people took potent versions of the drug meant for livestock.
“West Chester Hospital shall immediately administer Ivermectin to Jeffrey Smith,” Howard wrote in his order, which was first reported by the Ohio Capital Journal and the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The Aug. 23 order, which does not explain the judge’s reasoning, says Smith shall be administered 30 milligrams of ivermectin daily for 21 days. Smith’s vaccination status is not mentioned in the lawsuit, and Jonathan Davidson, an attorney for Julie Smith, declined to comment to The Washington Post on whether the Ohio man has been vaccinated.
Davidson said Tuesday that Jeffrey Smith is alive but declined to share details of his client’s medical condition, citing the family’s privacy.
“We’re just waiting right now,” Davidson told The Post.
A spokeswoman for UC Health, which includes West Chester Hospital, said she cannot comment on litigation or the specifics of patient care because of privacy laws.