Court Denies Bid To Force IL Hospital To Use Dewormer

The State Journal-Register reports:

The wife of Randy Clouse, 61, lost her bid to force Memorial Medical Center to allow her husband to receive ivermectin, a drug mentioned by Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham as a possible treatment for COVID-19.

“She should have a right to try to save her husband,” Ralph Lorigo, a lawyer from West Seneca, New York, who is representing Anita Clouse said at a 2½-hour hearing in front of Circuit Judge Adam Giganti.

But Springfield lawyer William Davis of Brown, Hay & Stephens, representing the Springfield hospital where Randy Clouse has been hospitalized almost six weeks, the last four of them on a ventilator, said ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment is unproven and potentially unsafe.

Read the full article. In a separate Ohio case, a county judge has ordered the University of Cincinnati’s West Chester Hospital to administer ivermectin to an intubated man.