Judge’s order requiring hospital to give COVID patient ivermectin called “unethical”
news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 30 August, 2021 - 21:42
A county judge in Ohio has ordered a hospital in Cincinnati to administer ivermectin to an intensive care patient, a move raises questions about the role of the courts in the medical system.
“It is absurd that this order was issued,” Arthur Caplan , professor of bioethics at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, told Ars. “If I were these doctors, I simply wouldn’t do it.”
The order was spurred by a lawsuit filed by Julie Smith, whose 51-year-old husband, Jeffrey, is being treated in West Chester Hospital for COVID-19. The lawsuit was first reported by the Ohio Capital Journal . Jeffrey has been in the hospital since July 15, and as his condition declined, his wife Julie began investigating alternative treatments.