In our last episode of horse meds for people, a judge ruled that doctors had to administer horse de-wormer as an experimental treatment for COVID to a patient who may have trusted Joe Rogan more than medical doctors. On Monday, Judge Michael Oster Jr. reversed that decision, stating that “[there’s] no doubt that the medical and scientific communities do not support the use of Ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19.”
In his decision, the judge had this to say:
“While the case at bar has emotion to it, the following decision will be strictly based upon the standards of law on a preliminary injunction case…As such, public policy would not favor the granting of the injunction by clear and convincing evidence.”
“[P]ublic policy should not and does not support allowing a physician to try ‘any’ type of treatment on human beings. Rather, public policy supports the safe and effected development of medications and medical practices. A clinical trial would be one such method of a developmental process. However, a clinical trial is not at issue in this case.”
In lieu of clinical trials for non-antivirals that do the job of antivirals, I would suggest folks who would like a bit of protection from COVID and its mutations to check this out. If you can, please share this with Joe Rogan.
Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s. Before that, he wrote columns for an online magazine named The Muse Collaborative under the pen name Knehmo. He endured the great state of Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at email@example.com.