A health worker shows a box containing a bottle of Ivermectin, a medicine authorized by the National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (INVIMA) to treat patients with mild, asymptomatic or suspicious COVID-19, as part of a study of the Center for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Studies, in Cali, Colombia, on July 21, 2020. (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 1:33 PM PT – Wednesday, December 1, 2021
A man visiting Illinois from Hong Kong has returned home and is doing well after catching COVID-19 and spending a month sedated, on a ventilator in the ICU.
Local media said the 71-year-old man was visiting his daughter in Naperville and within days was hospitalized before being put on a ventilator with COVID. Hospital administrators initially tried to block his doctor’s request to use Ivermectin for treatment.
However, a county court intervened and forced the hospital to allow the doctor to treat him. Although, not before blocking the treatment again because of the doctor’s vaccination status.
The court had to once again intervene in order to get the desperately ill man his treatment.
“If a doctor has a negative COVID test, they can go in. And it also states in the order, it would be for brief periods of time. After he was in for brief periods of time, he would need to have a vaccine. So, he’s going in for a couple of minutes, administering Ivermectin, then going out of the hospital. I don’t really think that’s a concern,” said the patient’s family attorney, Kirstin Erickson.
Erickson added Sun Ng “passed a breathing test that he hadn’t been able to pass in the last three weeks. And he looked more alert and aware. So, I would say that the first dose of Ivermectin is actually working and is effective.” Ng was reportedly given Ivermectin from Nov. 8 through Nov. 12 and later released from the hospital on Nov. 27.
Family members said the man showed signs of improvement almost immediately after taking Ivermectin and is now fully recovered.