(by David McLoone | LifeSite News) – Seriously ill patients facing death from late stage COVID infection are increasingly at the mercy of hospital protocols that have a terrible record of saving lives. In fact, nearly all such patients die. This explains why over 1,200 Americans are dying every day from COVID. In a week, more people die from late stage COVID than died in the 9/11 attacks, and yet this is not major news on mainstream media outlets. Getting used to COVID deaths has produced complacency rather than rage.
As we approach 800,000 COVID related deaths in the US, it is important to note that many and probably most of these occur in a hospital. The evidence clearly shows that approved hospital protocols for seriously ill COVID patients in ICUs are ineffective.
Patients suffer on a ventilator, getting oxygen, perhaps a steroid, often with pneumonia and in an induced coma, and worst of all being given remdesivir. Remdesivir has a terrible track record, does not save lives, and has deadly side effects.
Some may ask why doctors are not standing up and fighting for these patients, fighting to save their lives. A physician in Hawaii whom I greatly respect and with first-hand experience of the successful use of ivermectin (IVM) recounted how he wanted to help a family. They had a loved one in a hospital on induced sedation with a ventilator for 3 weeks. He tried to get IVM used. The doctor at the hospital said they had their own protocol, the usual government one, and would not consider using IVM. The family could not get local lawyers to put in the paperwork for a court action. Nor could they find a local independent doctor. And the doctor who told me about this situation worked for a big organization that would not allow him to intervene.
He discovered the reality that no doctors were brave enough to stand up against the entire medical establishment to administer IVM to a dying patient. The patient died a few days later without ever getting a dose. My doctor said it was “[h]eartbreaking. I am afraid the successful stories are the exception. Sad.”
His story is true for almost all US physicians in hospitals. They have capitulated to the evil, ineffective public health system. They would rather let their COVID patients die than truly follow the science and save their lives. So, below is the scientific case for this use of IVM.
The behavior of hospitals themselves is even worse. Attorneys working for families trying get a hospital to allow use of IVM face awful legal tactics to defeat or just delay favorable court decisions until the deathbed patient succumbs. They file endless motions and sometimes go to an appeals court. Anything to fight use of IVM and nothing really effective is done to save lives. Many weeks in an ICU means big hospital bills.
Late stage COVID disease improves due to one special feature of IVM
Patients and their families desperate for a better outcome often find evidence for using IVM. This usually happens after they see their relative getting worse and worse in the ICU as the hospital keeps using the government approved protocol.
In fact, there is some solid medical research that supports using IVM for late stage COVID disease. Peter McCullough, the preeminent medical expert on COVID, agrees there is a valid scientific explanation of why IVM works in late stage COVID infection. Beyond its anti-viral character, it is also an anti-inflammatory medicine.
Here is the title of an April 2021 medical research study: “Anti-inflammatory activity of ivermectin in late-stage COVID-19 may reflect activation of systemic glycine receptors.” It noted that “the clinical utility of ivermectin in the cytokine storm phase of COVID-19 reflects, at least in part, an anti-inflammatory effect.” Read Full Article >