A Chicago-area judge saved a grandfather's life with the single question that exposes hospitals blocking doctors from using a safe, FDA-approved drug: Why?
“What’s the downside?”
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.
I do want to say the Court is not -- I am not forcing this hospital to do anything other than to step aside. I am not forcing any doctor in Edward Hospital to do this. 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.
So, I am ordering that the defendants and their agents, assigns, and any other third parties acting on their behalf shall immediately allow Dr. Bain -- and only Dr. Bain -- temporary emergency privileges, solely to administer Ivermectin to this patient, Mr. Ng, pursuant to the order and prescription of Dr. Allen Bain.
With respect to that, Dr. Bain is only to deal with this patient. And any discussions he is to have with staff at Edward Hospital solely needs to deal with this patient and the administration of Ivermectin.
“Every day after ivermectin, there was accelerated and stable improvement,” said Dr. Bain, who administered the drug in two previous court cases after hospitals refused. “Three times we’ve shown something,” he told me. “There’s a signal of benefit for ventilator patients.”