by Mary Beth Pfeiffer
Sun Ng, a retired contractor from Hong Kong, traveled to Illinois to celebrate his only granddaughter’s first birthday. He got covid and was near death in a Chicago-area hospital. All other options were exhausted, but the hospital refused to give Mr. Ng a generic, FDA-approved drug with an extraordinary safety record that a doctor believed could safe his life.
Finally, a judge asked the right question about ivermectin.
“What’s the downside?”
Put another way: If a man is dying of covid in an ICU and all else has been tried, why not order a hospital to give a safe, last-ditch drug?
Edward Hospital, located near Chicago, offered three arguments as to why Sun Ng, seventy-one, should not be given ivermectin:
- There could be side effects.
- Ordering ivermectin would violate its policies.
- Forcing the issue would be “extraordinary” judicial overreach.
On each argument, DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Paul Fullerton firmly disagreed.
“I can’t think of a more extraordinary situation than when we are talking about a man’s life,” he said in a November 5 decision that is a model of rational decision-making in an irrational era.
“I am not forcing this hospital to do anything other than to step aside,” he continued in a Zoom hearing. “I am just asking—or not asking—I am ordering through the Court’s power to allow Dr. Bain to have the emergency privileges and administer this medicine.”
The hospital ultimately stepped aside. Dr. Alan Bain, an internist, administered a five-day course of 24 milligrams of ivermectin, from November 8 through November 12.
Ng, who with his wife, Ying, had come from Hong Kong to celebrate their granddaughter’s birthday, was able to breathe without a ventilator within five days—he, in fact, removed the endotracheal himself. He left the ICU Tuesday, November 16, and, although confused and weak, was breathing Sunday without supplemental oxygen on a regular hospital floor.
“Every day after ivermectin, there was accelerated and stable improvement,” said Dr. Bain, who administered the drug in two previous court cases after hospitals refused. “Three times we’ve shown something,” he told me. “There’s a signal of benefit for ventilator patients.”
Ng’s remarkable progress stands in sharp relief to the repeated attempts by Edward-Elmhurst Health, the hospital’s managing system, to thwart the use of ivermectin. It succeeded in having the court’s initial November 1 order dismissed by claiming Ng was in better health than his lawsuit contended (he wasn’t). It then defied the November 5 order, saying Dr. Bain was not vaccinated (a negative test resolved the issue).
Moreover, after Ng’s treatment was complete, the hospital system filed notice that it would appeal the order that had already been carried out. It did this even though Sun Ng seemed to have benefited greatly.
The patient’s improvement, or condition generally, did not seem to matter.
At the outset, the hospital argued against court intervention, saying, “Mr. Ng is not terminal at this point.” But it was forced to admit that he had for days teetered on the brink of death after Ng’s daughter and only child, Man Kwan Ng, spoke to a hospital doctor November 3—and took copious notes that were submitted to the court.
The doctor told Dr. Ng, who holds a PhD in mechanical engineering, “He has been in the same state for many, many days…critically ill,” according to a court affidavit. A nurse, meantime, suggested that Dr. Ng “stop all this aggressive care and let [her father] die naturally.”
The hospital doctor estimated that “someone in his condition being on a ventilator like that has a 10 or 15 percent chance of survival,” the judge recounted in his decision.
That bleak prediction wasn’t an option for Ng’s wife of forty years or the daughter fighting on his behalf. “We love him dearly,” Dr. Ng said in court papers. “He is our world…I cannot give up on him, even if the Defendants have.”
The judge’s finest moment may have been when he dashed the most glaring myth about ivermectin—that it is not safe, despite decades of use that shows otherwise. Noting that all drugs have side effects, Judge Fullerton listed ivermectin’s effects from a government website.
“(N)umber one, generally well tolerated; number two, dizziness; number three, pruritus; number four, nausea/diarrhea. These are the side effects for the dosage that’s being asked to be administered,” he said.
“The risks of these side effects are so minimal that Mr. Ng’s current situation outweighs that risk by one-hundredfold.”
Dr. Alan Bain, having been first duly sworn, deposes and says as follows:
If he hadn’t yet made his position clear, the judge then addressed the statement by a hospital doctor who, the judge said, “testified that the risk is that there is no benefit.”
On the contrary, the judge said, “The possible benefit this Court sees is helping save Mr. Ng’s life with this drug.”
Ralph Lorigo is a Buffalo, New York, attorney who represented Ng and has received inquiries on behalf of fifty more patients since September. He said the Ng case was by far the costliest so far with three decisions, four court appearances, and now an appeal that is certainly moot.
“That’s a terrible set of circumstances that people have to hire a lawyer to save a loved one’s life,” Lorigo told me. “That is a crime.”
Lorigo battled another hospital in the Edward-Elmhurst Health system last spring in a similarly drawn-out case to get ivermectin for Nurije Fype, sixty-eight. Her case inspired Dr. Ng to file suit—for good reason.
There is no reason Doctors are not using this drug. It should be prescribed when first diagnosed not sent home to simply isolate until they come to the emergency room requiring ventilation. 1 look at Japan and Indias successes with the protocol. Nothing is 100% effective this wont work for every soul.
Look at big pharmas profits on the very ineffective and highly dangerous experimental “vaccines”.
Ivermectin isn’t used in Japan to treat COVID illness. Japan has so far effectively controlled COVID by wide compliance with masks, social distancing measures, and a national vaccination rate of 77.8 percent. As of today, there have been only 18,369 COVID deaths in Japan, out of a population of 125.8 million.
This article is FROM Japan, written in Japanese:
Here’s a full English translation:
Thursday, November 25 – The “mystery” of the rapid decrease in corona in Japan … Thanks to the oral anthelmintic “ivermectin”
In Japan, the number of newly infected people with new coronavirus infection ( new pneumonia ) is in the double digits. NHK and Jiji Press have compiled the announcements from each local government and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and found that the number of newly infected people by 11:15 pm on the 24th was 77. The number of infected people announced the day before was 50, the lowest among the total number of newly infected people this day. It is the first time in about one year and five months since June 22, last year that the number of infected people per day was less than 50. Compared to the average of 23,192 people a day at the end of August, just three months ago, the decrease is dramatic. However, no one has been able to give a convincing explanation as to the reason for the rapid decrease in corona patients in Japan. Even from the Japanese media, the expressions “mystery” and “exceptional” appear. In this whirlpool, the oral anthelmintic ” ivermectin “Fake news that “(Ivermectin)” helped eradicate Japan’s corona is spreading online rapidly. There are hoaxes on SNS that the Japanese government has stopped vaccination and responded to the expansion of corona by taking anthelmintic drugs. Experts say that ivermectin’s efficacy against corona has not been tested at all and is calling for fake news not to be fooled. “IFLScience,” an overseas scientific media, said, “Social media claims that the corona infection disappeared almost overnight while Japan gave up vaccine distribution and focused on treating corona with the anthelmintic ivermectin. But this is not the case at all, “he said on the 23rd (local time). “In some early experiments, there was potential treatment for the anthelmintic corona, but additional studies could not prove that the anthelmintic was effective against corona-infected individuals,” the media said recently. Corona-related anthelmintic research has been withdrawn due to data fabrication and ethical issues, “he added.
On Aug. 28, the chairman of the Japanese Medical Association recommended ivermectin as the standard of care for COVID-19.
Twenty-five “gold-standard” studies show at least 60 to 80 percent of COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented with early, proper treatment.
Yet the FDA will trickle out the data used to approve the MRNA clot shots we might get the last pages by 2057.
70 % of FDA funding comes from big pharma.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaking for the people of Kentucky, and Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., were banned for speaking unapproved truths regarding COVID-19, and the entire scientific history of Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of the mRNA technology, was deleted on Linkedin.
125 million people on a small island most in mega cities cannot possibly socially distance.
Tokyo Population 2021 is 37,339,804.
As of Aug. 25, Israel, with 80 percent of the population fully vaccinated, has had more than 7,500 daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases in a vertical rise, mirroring the vaccination percentage a few months earlier. Eighty-five percent of those hospitalized for delta variant were fully vaccinated.?imgmax=1600
“On Aug. 28, the chairman of the Japanese Medical Association…”
According to what false news outlet? Japan IS NOT using ivermectic as a COVID treatment. They ran studies on it and determined it’s USELESS for COVID. The drug was developed in Japan to begin with.
Yes yes it was, Japan also got contaminated batches of vaccine.
They havent abandoned the vaxx but with the drop in infection levels I dont think they mandate it.
They should name the next variant …
The Most Terrifying Variant In The History Of The Universe To Try To Finally Scare You Into Doing Exactly What Your Power-Hungry Communist World Dictators Say Variant.
Hard to find as the monster media takes down articles, just see who advertises on the media you can figure out why.
cancer now is an acceptable side effect.
As I suggested:
“LifeSiteNews is a Canadian Catholic far-right anti-abortion advocacy website and news publication. LifeSiteNews has published misleading information and conspiracy theories, and in 2021, was banned from some social media platforms for spreading COVID-19 misinformation.”
Feb. 22, 2021 – The biggest Canadian far-right news site you probably haven’t heard of – LifeSiteNews, where Catholicism meets QAnon
Banned from fake news social media platforms? All the more reason to trust Lifesite News. They speak more truth than mainstream media.
Patti, the resident troll also hates the Epoch Times cause china doesnt like the publication. He is a dyed in the wool communist.
Unless it is Xi approved he rejects it.
The fact that the Chinese communist government doesn’t like the Falun Gong religious movement is no reason for me or anyone else to automatically like it. Falun Gong is authoritarian belief system with an authoritarian leader. Like the Chinese Communist Party, Falun Gong has little use for individualism or independent thinking. These aren’t the people you want in charge of your mind. You should be in charge of YOUR OWN mind.
The Epoch Times is a “news” outlet for Falun Gong.
The Washington Times is a “news” outlet for The Unification Church.
And your “news outlets” are “news” for the Church of Satan.
There’s a perfectly good reason why social media platforms have banned them. They LIE, and their lies are often HARMFUL.
Your favorite media has lied to you about many things. You love lies, slurp them up like a pig in slop, the walls are closing in , bombshell, they have been sued and lost in court. They will lose again.
Facts can be distinguished from fiction and logical arguments from illogical arguments, but a person has to be willing to make the effort. Those who don’t will be taken advantage of.
You’re the lie. You work for those who want power and money.
Ivermectin gives them neither, but gives normal people their lives back.
It’s a FACT that Ivermectin is a safe and effective drug against Covid-19.
What’s also a fact is that $300,000,000 was given to Merck to develop a drug we already have, so they can charge 40 times the cost…even after government subsidies.
You are scum, and it’s too easy to see the patterns of your propaganda blathering.
You’re anti-science, and anti-democracy.
greggie, is it a fact that Biden was a semi-truck driver or a lie? Do you as a democrat know the difference between a lie and the truth?
No randy he just loves lies and loves to lie, he stated the man was in a coma well…
The ivermectin appears to have worked, and Sun Ng has recovered from COVID-19. He was discharged by the hospital on Nov. 27.
“My father’s recovery is amazing,” his daughter, Man Kwan Ng, said in a statement.
“My father is a tough man. He was working so hard to survive, and of course, with God’s holding hands. He weaned off oxygen about three days after moving out of the ICU. He started oral feeding before hospital discharge. He returned home without carrying a bottle of oxygen and a feeding tube installed to his stomach. He can now stand with a walker at the bedside and practice stepping. After being sedated for a month on a ventilator in ICU, his performance is beyond our expectations. Praise the Lord.”
I say Amen
Wikipedia? Really? Trying to show bias by linking to more bias. Maybe you can bring in Bob Mueller too.
Need more? Ok.
Here is a suggestion for you, shove it up your ass and the GFY….
Sorry, I don’t share your fixations or habits.
And you’re still an idiot
…nor your fondness for sock puppets.
Oh, let’s see your “Ronald J. Ward” persona, troll.
Go f*ck yourself.
I keep telling all of you that greggie is just the village idiot. Every place has one. What roll do you think Shumer, Aoc, Pelosi and a slew of other democrats. Places like San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, OR, Seattle Denver, LA, and a major crowd of them in Washington D C.
Yahoo isn’t reliable; it is but another tentacle of the leftist media propaganda machine.
“LifeSiteNews has published misleading information and conspiracy theories, and in 2021, was banned from some social media platforms for spreading COVID-19 misinformation.”” CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NYT, WaPo, NYT, The Atlantic, Lancet, Rolling Stone, Politifact all have published misleading information and false conspiracy theories. Yet they publish on. It actually appears that anyone that promotes leftist lies gets a platform and anyone that publishes contradictory truth is deplatformed and silenced.
Oh, and this may come as a shock to you, but left wing sites that join others in promoting lies are not to be relied on as to who we should or should not trust.
“There’s a perfectly good reason why social media platforms have banned them. They LIE, and their lies are often HARMFUL.” Yes. There is a great reason why the liars ban other sources. Because they cannot withstand the truth. The worst part is they they don’t mind watching people die to protect their propaganda.
Now if this had involved a Animal the Hollywood Nit-Wits would be donating big wads of Cash like their always doing in such a case
“Biden Has a Credibility Problem” – The Biden Gang Is Failing and They Lie About It and Don’t Seem to Care
“Why Didn’t Biden Have A Cognitive Exam?” — Former White House Physician Speaks Out On Biden’s “Obvious Cognitive Decline”
Don’t ask questions you already know the answers to. Don’t ask questions you don’t WANT to know the answers to.
Report: Gates Foundation Sent Over $54 Million to China Since COVID – What’s Going On?
Forced depopulation, that’s what’s going on.
Can’t wait for the never ending “boosters” to do whatever Gates wants do to our DNA.
Comrade Greggie exposes his religious bigotry (again). But then, his god is named Xi. And Marx.
They ignore the success in India.
If anyone doubted greg is a paid disinformation operative, this post dispels any question.
He’s fighting valiantly to keep the old guard in power, and is clearly being paid to pump this space with lies and discord.
He’s opening lying about Japan and ivermectin, making up false gods as he worships his own, and hitting every major news network’s false-narrative agenda like clockwork.
South African Medical Association Debunks Global Hysteria – Says Omicron Variant Symptoms ‘Unusual But Mild’ – Even WHO Says No Reason to Panic
This could be very good news if it pans out over the next few weeks. Delta could be supplanted by a more transmissible but less dangerous variant that could widely confer immunity without running up the body count.
From Reuters: S.African doctor says patients with Omicron variant have “very mild” symptoms
“This could be very good news if it pans out over the next few weeks. Delta could be supplanted by a more transmissible but less dangerous variant that could widely confer immunity without running up the body count.”
No sh*t, Sherlock.
The pandemic, if it ever was one, is long over.
Now we have just another virus among thousands that people get over or very very seldomly die from.
The XI variant is a common cold nothing else. Again the medical oligarchy cries wolf.
Former Pfizer Employee Says COVID-19 Vaccine Causes Recipients to Become More Susceptible to the Virus
Psychopath Fauci Says He Thinks COVID “Is Not Going to Go Away”
Fuhrer fauci does not want it to go away. His take from big pharma will be greatly reduced.
Americans need to be prepared to do “anything and everything” to fight the omicron Covid variant, U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday.
This the narrative the left wants.
These fascists very clearly telegraph what they are going to do…
These fascists very clearly telegraph what they are going to do…or want the other fascists to do.
NEW YORK – Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a State of Emergency in New York, along with an executive order designed to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages across the state …
we have already seen this part of the movie.
Well, this is what I’d like to see from the government, actually.
The staffing shortage CAN be addressed and should be by local, state, and Federal action.
This case is an example of what idiot Biden’s COVID “policy” is. As the virus changes and attacks in different ways, idiot Biden gives no thought to different treatments or approaches but clings to what is being proven to not be working: masks, shutdowns and vaccines that are no longer effective against variants. No matter what is shown to be effective or what, in dire, emergency circumstances, wants to be tried, he in his ultimate ignorance and disregard, blocks innovation and clings to failure.
The judge here is the rest of us; common sense says use what works. If the downside is small, what’s the problem? The one and only fear is that the establishment orthodoxy is shown to be erroneous. Who fears that? Why, the establishment. So, they shut down all opposing views, no matter who dies. Their orthodoxy, their supremacy, their “ONLY us” agenda overrides public safety.
Did anyone notice the 81 or baby aspirin update?
not a week later…
Follow the science?
The medical oligarchy does not want a simple or inexpensive solution. What is their intention in promoting mass unnecessary vaccinations?
I understand the License plate for John Lennon’s Rolls Royce the first three letters is FJB
Ivermectin wasn’t the only issue. The hospital didn’t want Dr. Bain treating patients because he hasn’t been vaccinated. Hospital policy requires staff in contact with patients to be vaccinated.
A simple negative test was the solution. Why did they have to drag it out, hoping the patient would die?
They know damn well by now the original death jab is useless.
Nov. 10, 2021 – Unvaccinated 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19: Texas study
A Texas government study found that unvaccinated people were 20 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than the fully vaccinated throughout most of September, providing further evidence backing the vaccines.
The research, published by the Texas Department of State Health Services on Monday, determined that 81.3 percent of COVID-19-related deaths between Sept. 4 and Oct. 1 occurred among unvaccinated people. In comparison, 5 percent of these fatalities occurred among the partially vaccinated, and 13.7 percent involved fully vaccinated patients.
In that time period, unvaccinated individuals in their 40s were 55 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than others who were the same age and fully vaccinated. Among those aged 75 and older, the unvaccinated were 12 times more likely to die.
Unvaccinated people were also 13 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than those who were fully vaccinated. More than 7 in 10 infected people were unvaccinated, compared to 19.3 percent who were partially vaccinated and 8.4 percent who were fully vaccinated.
The analysis of electronic lab reports, death certificates and the state immunization registry extended from Jan. 15 to Oct. 1 and concluded Texans were four to five times more likely to contract COVID-19 or die from the virus amid the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant than they were previously.
In that full-time period, unvaccinated people were 45 times more likely to get infected and 40 times more likely to suffer a COVID-19-related death. Approximately 85 percent of those who contracted or died from COVID-19 were unvaccinated.
The data out of Texas aligns with previous research that proves the vaccines’ effectiveness against the virus, including from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Data from the CDC released last month showed unvaccinated individuals were 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 and six times more likely to test positive for the virus than the fully vaccinated.
With about 66.5 percent of its total state population having had at least one dose, Texas appears to be in line with the national rate of 67.5 percent.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) banned all COVID-19 vaccine mandates of any “entity in Texas” last month. The governor issued the executive order after the Biden administration announced a rule for businesses with at least 100 employees to require vaccinations or regular testing for their employees.
How likely were the vaccinated todevelop heart issues?
“Nov. 10, 2021 – Unvaccinated 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19: Texas study” None of the over 2 million illegal immigrants idiot Biden just let into the country and unlawfully just spread all over the country were vaccinated. If you believe your study here, you MUST appreciate the scope of the crime idiot Biden committed against the American people.
That’s fine. The Covid-19 vaccine is a gene engine.
Better to risk dying from just another virus then let an usurping globalist autocracy inject you with a mystery “vaccine” on the road to a mystery agenda.
Every death is China’s fault and China alone. They should be sanctioned into the stone age…not that they are far off.
Dr. Bain should catch up with his reading.
From “The lesson of ivermectin: meta-analyses based on summary data alone are inherently unreliable”
We recognize that this is a change to long-accepted practice and is substantially more rigorous than the standards that are typically currently applied, but we believe that what has happened in the case of ivermectin justifies our proposal: a poorly scrutinized evidence base supported the administration of millions of doses of a potentially ineffective drug globally, and yet when this evidence was subjected to a very basic numerical scrutiny it collapsed in a matter of weeks. This research has created undue confidence in the use of ivermectin as a prophylactic or treatment for COVID-19, has usurped other research agendas, and probably resulted in inappropriate treatment or substandard care of patients.
Substandard, ? No care given, go home isolate until you need a Trump provided ventilator.We already know your sources are in overdrive to smother any information except get the heart damage clot shot. Wassup with all the soccer players keeling over?
I’m afraid other, non-Leftist-engineered evidence of Ivermectin’s efficacy against Covid-19 exists.
Do you get money from Merck, directly, for spreading these lies?
Love how vociferously our resident idiot needs to post garbage about this, but to no avail.
Seems he took Steve Bannon’s suggestions to heart.
Lest we forget how many liberals were given Ivermectin and survived after they were given up on (before the vacines), this is NOT about “Red or Blue.”
After months in critical condition, Sun Ng was released from the hospital just 19 days after beginning the Ivermectin treatment. He is now back home with his family and fully recovered.
The family’s attorney, Kristin Erickson, fought for Mr. Ng’s life in court and eventually convinced the hospital to allow him to begin treatments of Ivermectin. Almost immediately, Mr. Ng showed signs of improvement. Erickson described Ivermectin as a “life-saving measure” with “no downside to it”, which is why the fight that hospitals seem to put up against Ivermectin is so baffling.
“This isn’t about villainizing the hospital,” Erickson clarified, “This isn’t about red or blue. This is about saving lives, and vaccination status… When someone’s on their death bed that’s irrelevant.”
“Maybe it will open up the eyes of administrators in other hospitals around the state or around the country too,” added Erickson. “This is a measure to save a life here.”