This one came straight out of my local news channel and my jaw dropped to the floor.
A local man, Jeffrey Smith, is in the hospital fighting for his life against Covid. He refused to be vaccinated, refused to wear a mask, and so this is where all his naysaying got him. His wife, Julie, asked the hospital to treat him with Ivermectin, the horse de-worming medicine, the latest quack theory among the uneducated. Doctors and the FDA have issued strong warnings against humans taking this drug, for it is made for animals who have a different system than ours and who often weigh more than five times as much as a human. Needless to say, the docs at West Chester Hospital refused the woman’s request to give her hubby this unqualified drug. Funny, he didn’t want the approved vaccine in his body, but he wants this crap that isn’t even safe for human consumption!
This should be the end of this story, right? But nope. Ol’ Julie Smith took her case to court where Butler County Judge Gregory Howard ordered the doctors treating Smith to immediately administer Ivermectin to Smith! Since when does a judge with a law degree, not a medical degree, decide on a treatment regimen for a patient??? Does the doctor now get a chance to rule on the latest murder case? THIS IS CRAZY!!!!!!!!
I did a bit of background research on Judge Howard, and nothing jumped out, other than that he is active in the local Republican Party, but no surprise there. I bet money that if the former guy were still in office, he’d be nominating him for a seat on the Supreme Court right about now! It will be interesting to see how this one plays out. Does the doctor, having taken a Hippocratic Oath that is meant to guide him, have the right/ability to defy the judge’s order? If Smith dies, who gets sued … the doctor or the judge? I’ve asked my daughter, an RN, to ask some of the docs she works for their opinion of this fiasco. I’m betting none of them will be thrilled to think of a judge telling them what to prescribe for a patient!