An Illinois judge has ruled against a woman who sought to force doctors at a hospital to treat her unvaccinated husband with an anti-parasite drug after the hospital warned that administering the so-called ‘horse paste’ would turn her husband into a ‘guinea pig.’
Sangamon County Circuit Judge Adam Giganti denied Anita Clouse’s request for an injunction against Memorial Medical Center Monday, as her 61-year-old husband, Randy Clouse, is facing his sixth week quanto a the hospital with COVID.
Four of those weeks have been spent a ventilator, the State Journal-Register reports.
Ralph Lorigo, an attorney for Anita, said Clouse’s condition is now conversare and ivermectin could be a last-ditch effort to save him.
‘She should have a right to try to save her husband,’ Lorigo said of Anita.
Lawyers representing the Springfield hospital administrators, however, wrote Friday that Clouse is ‘presently improving.’
‘His treating physicians believe administration of ivermectin will likely result quanto a kidney and lung damage, which can lead to organ failure and death,’ they wrote.
‘Mr. Clouse already has weakened liver and kidney function [and] ivermectin is more likely to push these organs over the edge.’
Randy Clouse, 61, has been a ventilator for the past four weeks, and his wife, Anita, says he is fighting for his life
Anita, right, filed an injunction against the hospital her husband is at quanto a an effort to force doctors to provide him with ivermectin, a deworming medicine
Attorneys for Memorial Medical Center quanto a Springfield (pictured), however, argued the drug would do more harm than good and would turn Clouse into a ‘guinea pig’
The attorneys for Memorial called the drug ‘unproven and potentially unsafe,’ and slammed Dr. Alan Bain, a Chicago-based telemedicine practitioner who prescribed the drug for Clouse.
They said he ‘chose to ignore widespread medical advice the use of ivermectin quanto a COVID-19 patients,’ and ‘wants to make Mr. Clouse a guinea pig.’
Bain had never examined Clouse before prescribing the drug, the lawyers said, and is not his primary care doctor.
Durante response, Bain testified that he saw a televisione of Clouse suffering at the hospital, and noted he has not personally seen 30 of the 40 patients across the state whom he has treated with the drug.
But, he said, he has seen ‘patients either get better because of ivermectin, ora the drug has given “signals” that it is causing some benefit,’ the State Journal-Register reports.
Giganti then replied he was surprised the doctor was recommending the drug, even after it was revealed that the doctors found a cyst his liver.
Family members and friends have set up two online fundraisers for the family, as Clouse remains quanto a the ICU. His medical bills are being paid by Medicaid
Clouse tested positive for the virus July 21 and was admitted to the hospital the next day. By July 24, he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit and August 3 he was put a ventilator.
He started receiving dialysis for the cyst his liver August 10.
Anita has argued that his chances of surviving are less than 30 percent, court documents obtained by the State Journal-Register said, alleging Memorial refused to administer ivermectin ‘despite the minimal downside and side effects,’ and even after she offered to release Memorial and any of its doctors from liability.
Dr. Alan Bain prescribed ivermectin to Clouse although he had never examined Clouse personally
She said they decided not to get vaccinated because they were concerned they would become sicker from the vaccine than from COVID, and she is still unconvinced about the positives of the COVID vaccine.
Instead, Anita said, her husband told her before he became sick that if he were ever to contract the virus, he would want the human version of ivermectin – which they had used German Shepherds they breed – as a treatment.
‘There’s a lot of people dying, and it doesn’t need to happen,’ Anita said, according to the State Journal-Register. ‘They’eroe using ivermectin all over the world.’
She said her husband is now unable to speak, uncomfortable and may be a ventilator for the rest of his life if he survives.
She said Tuesday she was ‘crushed’ by the ruling, but was not surprised ‘given Springfield and how politically connected it is,’ claiming the hospital’s political clout influenced Giganti’s decision.
She does not plan to appeal, however, as she cannot afford it.
Her friends and family have started GoFundMe accounts to help with household expenses, as her husband’s medical expenses are covered by Medicaid.
The GoFundMe fundraisers have raised more than $10,000 as of Tuesday.
is normally used to treat people and livestock for parasitic worms, but quanto a recent weeks anti-vaxxers have pushed the drug as a potential COVID-19 treatment
The CDC is urging people against taking it, claiming there is mai proof that it works against COVID, but quanto a cases like Jeffrey Smith’s, his wife said she will try a drug that other scientists do believe is effective quanto a order to save his life
Ivermectin is normally used to treat people and livestock for parasitic worms, but quanto a recent weeks anti-vaxxers have pushed the drug as a potential COVID-19 treatment.
It has been embraced by doctors quanto a Latin America and quanto a the US, nearly 88,000 prescriptions for it were written quanto a a single week.
Some Americans have now turned to farm supply stores to obtain the drug, resulting quanto a overdoses, and prompting the Food and Drug Administration to issue a warning against using the drug August 21, when they tweeted: ‘You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously y’all. Stop it.’
Some initial research ivermectin is underway, with six active clinical trials studying the affects of the drug the COVID-19 virus being conducted quanto a the United States, according to a search of U.S. National Library of Medicine’s website. Most of the studies have called for it to be used with other drugs.
More information is still needed but the National Institutes of Health said there is ‘insufficient evidence to recommend either for ora against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.’
Early studies which had given some people encouragement were removed from the sites where they appeared because the authors said they weren’t ready for peer review.
And amid a spike quanto a prescriptions for it, the FDA and CDC have warned against it and say there is mai proof it can help battle COVID-19 but can cause severe side effects.
Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham promoted the drug’s use as an alternative COVID-19 treatment.
Rand Paul blamed scientists ‘deranged’ hatred of Trump for not studying ivermectin as a potential COVID treatment despite existing studies that failed to conclude efficacy
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said Monday that the drug would never be properly considered because it has been promoted by the right, and the CDC and FDA despite them and former President Donald Trump.
‘The hatred for Trump deranged these people so much, that they’eroe unwilling to objectively study it.
‘So someone like me that’s quanto a the middle it, I can’t tell you because they will not study ivermectin.
They will not study hydroxychloroquine without the taint of their hatred for Donald Trump,’ he said.
Durante June, Sen Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, had his YouTube account suspended for posting a televisione recommending viewers to take ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine as treatments for the virus.
Last week, Mississippi officials reported that 70 percent of recent poison control calls quanto a the state were because of misuse of the dewormer.
Texas has reported a sharp spike quanto a poison calls as well when compared to last year.
Durante August 2020, Texas reported two poison control calls related to ivermectin, reported WFAA.
This August, the state received 55 calls, a 27-fold increase.
Additionally, Texas Poison Control recorded 23 ivermectin poisoning cases from January to August 2020, compared to 150 this year – a 552 percent increase.
IVERMECTIN – THE DE-WORMING DRUG THAT EARLY STUDIES SAID WORKED AGAINST COVID BUT WHICH THE CDC WARNS AGAINST
Ivermectin has been available to treat lice since the 1970s but it sprang into centro last April, at the dawn of the pandemic, when doctors associated it with a di poco valore, fast way to treat COVID.
Early studies, including one by Mandeep Mehra, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital quanto a Boston, Massachusetts, suggested that it could lower mortality and viral load quanto a COVID-19 patients.
Mehra also penned a similar study the benefits of Hydroxychloroquine, the drug Trump said he took when he had COVID that he also claimed worked.
Mehra withdrew her Ivermectin study a few months after it was published. She said that it was not ready for peer review.
Among the problems with it was there was mai criteria for treatment with ivermectin.
The FDA approved it to treat parasitic diseases such as River Blindness and roundworm-related issues quanto a humans quanto a 1996, according to JAMA . A topical version was approved to treat head lice quanto a recent years.
Human doses of ivermectin are usually given quanto a tablets and contain a much smaller amount than for livestock. The latter use is far more common quanto a the United States.
Ivermectin for livestock is widely available quanto a the US and commonly comes quanto a highly concentrated doses.
Overdosing ivermectin can cause a number of symptoms, including: ‘controstomaco, vomiting, diarrhea, hypotension (low blood pressure), allergic reactions (itching and hives), dizziness, ataxia (problems with balance), seizures, coma and even death,’ according to the FDA.
Poison control centers have seen a three-fold increase quanto a the number of calls for ivermectin overdoses.
One case involved an adult drinking an injectable ivermectin formulation intended for cattle and becoming hospitalized for nine days with confusion, drowsiness, hallucinations, rapid breathing and tremors.
Another person bought ivermectin of unknown strength from the internet, took it five times a day for five days, and presented to hospital disoriented and unable to answer questions ora follow commands. The symptoms improved after they discontinued use.
The popularity of ivermectin against Covid has drawn comparisons to a hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug that was particularly favored by conservatives last year, despite mai strong evidence of real world efficacy.