Since the start of the pandemic, many people claim that Ivermectin, known as an animal drug, can help in Covid-19 recovery especially in patients with severe Covid-19 condition despite the fact that no single study has shown proof the drug is working against the deadly virus.
In several occasions in the last couple of months, there have been stories when dying Covid-19 patients or their family relatives have been asking for this treatment although hospitals are not able to provide it since it’s not FDA authorized treatment against Covid. But for some reason, Ivermectin still remains highly wanted drug to opt for in treatment against Covid-19.
According to New York Post, a wife of dying Covid-19 patient filed lawsuit against the hospital where her husband is treated asking the judge to force the hospital to give her husband Ivermectin as a last effort to try and save her husband from almost certain corona death.
The 48-year-old E. Quintero-Sherry filed suit against Mount Sinai West claiming that despite her rabbi husband B. Chernyavsky’s doctor recommending the drug, other doctors in the intensive care unit of the hospital have refused it because there is no clear evidence the drug is working in Covid-19 treatment and is not FDA authorized treatment.
The 60-year-old patient, a father of five children, has contracted the virus earlier this month and has been admitted to hospital days later after his condition worsened. Chernyavsky is currently on ventilator support in a medically induced coma and has less than a 20 percent chance of surviving, the suit claims.
“Once my husband went onto the ventilator, I felt like, what do we do now?” Quintero-Sherry told The Post. “Are we going to try something else or are we continuing with the same protocol that isn’t working and just keep him on oxygen? Every day I go to the hospital and it’s just nerve wracking,” the wife said.
Patient’s closest family relatives are devastated by the fact they are unable to help him in what appears to be their last hope in saving Chernyavsky’s life. Although they are happy with the overall health care treatment Chernyavsky receives, his mother says the hospital Covid-19 treatment will him after spending almost two weeks on ventilator.
“It’s a nightmare to see … your son laying there and nothing is being done for him,” the 78-year-old patient’s mother said. “To see him suffering and we can’t do anything — it’s absurd,” she added.
Chernyavsky’s minor son is very close to his father and he “is in tremendous distress about this situation.” His daughter Diane said, they “are wiling to try” Ivermectin because “the most important thing for us is to do anything to save his life.”
As we already reported multiple times, not a single study has shown that Ivermectin is effective in treating Covid-ill patients. According the FDA, the controversial drug is approved for preventing and treating parasites in animals. For humans, ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses to treat some parasitic worms, and there are topical (on the skin) formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea.
Chernyavsky’s treatment under the hospital’s health care protocol has included “steroids, antibiotics, high-flow oxygen and BiPAP,” the court papers say.
The family relatives are asking the court to force the hospital to treat Chernyavsky with Ivermectin claiming the drug is their last hope and they have nothing to lose since he is already dying and has very low chances to survive.
Once more details are available, we will update the case.