@當撈侵 :lomore-think: 有得醫，不過隻馬慘過人道毀滅啫 :lomore-donno:
An Illinois hospital defied an emergency court order over the weekend, refusing to allow an unvaccinated outside physician to administer the cheap drug ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient who was dying while being treated with expensive remdesivir, before finally relenting after being scolded by a judge.
Sun Ng, 71, who was visiting the United States from Hong Kong to celebrate his granddaughter’s first birthday, became ill with COVID-19 and was hospitalized at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois, on Oct. 14. His condition worsened dramatically and he was intubated and placed on a ventilator a few days later.
Ng’s daughter, Man Kwan Ng, who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering, did her own research and decided her father should get ivermectin.
But against the daughter’s wishes, the hospital refused to administer the drug, and denied access to a physician willing to administer it.
“Ivermectin has been highly effective and used in humans for over 30 years,” she told The Epoch Times.
“They’ve given him the treatment they give at the hospital, which is remdesivir, and that was ineffective, and he’s been on the ventilator for almost three weeks now,” the lawyer said. “There could be some financial backing here, politically, other things motivating it. "
The daughter, an only child, had been denied access to her father, but at some point the same week, the hospital allowed her to see her father, Erickson said.
Although the hospital had been claiming the patient was doing well, it was clear he wasn’t, the lawyer said, so the daughter took a picture of her desperately ill father on Nov. 4 and showed the graphic photograph to the judge to drive home the need for a new treatment plan.
Ivermectin “is not an FDA approved drug [sic],” [Judge] Fullerton said. In fact, ivermectin is approved for human use by the FDA.
Ivermectin can have minor side effects such as dizziness, itchy skin, and diarrhea at the dosage suggested for Ng, Fullerton said, but the “risks of these side effects are so minimal that Mr. Ng’s current situation outweighs that risk by one-hundredfold.”
The judge issued a preliminary injunction on Nov. 5 directing the hospital to “immediately allow … temporary emergency privileges” to Ng’s physician, Dr. Alan Bain, “solely to administer Ivermectin to this patient.”
Bain has treated many COVID-19 patients with ivermectin. Asked if the drug was responsible for saving the life of a specific patient he had successfully treated, he told Trial Site News in June: “I believe it had a very strong impact. It was a good addition to everything else. Ivermectin is the real deal.”
The hospital resisted the order on Nov. 6 and 7, denying Bain access to his patient. The hospital claimed it couldn’t let Bain in because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19 and that its chief medical officer wasn’t available to “proctor” Bain administering ivermectin.
The daughter’s lawyers filed an emergency report with the court early Nov. 8 and Fullerton heard briefly from both sides. The judge admonished the hospital and restated that it must allow Bain inside over a period of 15 days to do his job. When the hospital filed a motion to stay the order, Fullerton denied it, again directing the facility to comply.
Erickson said Sun Ng is already improving with ivermectin treatment. Ng passed a 60-minute breathing test that he could only previously tolerate for five minutes, she said.
“There’s been improvement already, and we’re hoping for full recovery as soon as possible.”
Erickson said she hoped Fullerton’s ruling “will encourage hospitals to modify their COVID-protocols to incorporate more innovative drugs like ivermectin so that more lives are saved.”