Coronavirus in United States: judge orders administration of ivermectin to patient
An Ohio judge forced a hospital to administer ivermectin to a patient with Covid-19. This pest control, whose effectiveness is not recognized, is promoted by many policies.
Its effectiveness against the virus has still not been proven. An American hospital was forced by the courts to deliver ivermectin to a Covid-19 patient , an antiparasitic popular in certain circles.
The decision of an Ohio judge last week is part of a series of judgments favorable to relatives of patients against hospitals reluctant to use the product which has been the subject of warnings from health authorities .
In this case, Julie Smith, a resident of the suburbs of Cincinnati, had obtained that a doctor prescribe ivermectin to her husband Jeffrey, hospitalized in intensive care. Faced with the hospital’s refusal to issue this product, she took legal action on August 20 with the help of a lawyer who won comparable claims in New York and Chicago. Judge Gregory Howard ordered the hospital to comply with the order: either to administer 30 mg of ivermectin per day for three weeks to his patient.
Ivermectin is a drug widely used by veterinarians , but which also has human use against parasites, such as scabies and lice. Since the start of the health crisis, studies have been conducted to see if this inexpensive drug could help fight Covid-19. Despite encouraging preliminary laboratory studies, the tests carried out at this stage are inconclusive.