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Wed Oct 20, 2021, 10:05 AM

Hospital: Ivermectin-Crazed Pols 'Harassed, Threatened' Us

At least three high-ranking public officials in Montana tried to pressure a hospital to allow a woman hospitalized with COVID-19 to access drugs that have not been authorized for treatment of the virus—and even “threatened” doctors and dispatched a state trooper, according to the hospital.

“Last week, several of our providers and care team members who are working tirelessly at the bedside were harassed and threatened by three public officials,” Andrea Groom, spokesperson for the Helena-based St. Peter’s Health, told The Daily Beast in a statement Tuesday. “These officials have no medical training or experience, yet they were insisting our providers give treatments for COVID-19 that are not authorized, clinically approved, or within the guidelines established by the FDA and the CDC.”

According to the Independent Record, a patient in her 80s had requested ivermectin, the anti-parasitic drug touted in right-wing circles as a miracle serum for COVID-19.

Groom said Tuesday that the officials “threatened to use their position of power to force our doctors and nurses to provide this care.” The conversations had been “deeply troubling” to hospital staff and doctors “because they were threatened and their clinical judgment was called into question by these individuals,” she said.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/montana-hospital-harassed-and-threatened-by-ivermectin-obsessed-officials-including-ag-austin-knudsen?ref=home

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Wed Oct 20, 2021, 10:48 AM

1. I read this article in yesterday's newspaper.

Montana’s thug Governor and his minions are harassing medical professionals now. I don’t know how we’re going to survive 6 years of this.

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Wed Oct 20, 2021, 10:51 AM

2. Really needs to be criminal charges for harassment and/or terroristic threats in these cases

Whether it is a medical provider doing their job or school board member or staffer doing theirs, you can offer your opinion, but you should not be able to threaten, intimidate, harass, etc. with impunity when they use their best judgement and reject your suggestions. And maybe a couple civil lawsuits from say the medical association and such could also send a message.

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