In a straight party-line vote of the Virginia Senate Education and Health Committee, State Senator Louise Lucas and her merry band of fellow ignorami (Democrats) killed SB73. That bill, submitted by Republican Senator Amanda Chase, simply would have guaranteed medical doctors the freedom to prescribe ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine in treatment of COVID-19:
Prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19. Provides that licensed health care providers with prescriptive authority may prescribe, administer, or dispense hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to a patient with a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19. The bill prohibits the Board of Medicine from initiating a disciplinary action against a licensed health care provider solely for prescribing, administering, or dispensing hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin to a patient with a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19, provided such clinical diagnosis and treatment has been documented in the patient’s medical record by such licensed health care provider.
The bill was a direct response to the plight of Dr. Paul Marik, a renowned critical care physician, who was prohibited from issuing such prescriptions to his patients, by globalist medical overlords at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Lucas’s Democrats turned a deaf ear to Marik’s impassioned testimony to the committee, and clearly had mentally dismissed the entire bill before any evidence had been presented. This, affirmed by the party-line committee vote and a self-congratulatory tweet by Lucas, referring to ivermectin as “horse meds”:
If you don’t understand how important our Senate firewall is then take a look at this. Prescribing horse meds to people is now a party line vote in the Virginia Senate. Dems are green because we passed this idea by *indefinitely*.
Senator Lucas’s prideful ignorance—in preventing dying Virginians from obtaining lifesaving, safe, and proven medications—flies in the face of international science documenting the effectiveness of these therapeutics in treating COVID-19.
In stark contrast, Dr. Marik’s testimony to the New Hampshire legislative body regarding their House Bill 1022, seemingly will lead to ivermectin being dispensed in that state by pharmacists under a “delegated prescription” model— without a doctor’s approval.
Removing medical decisions from physicians and handing them over to global corporatists and elected Democrats, is akin to signing a death warrant for suffering COVID-19 patients. Drunk on power under the corrupting tutelage of Sen. Lucas, the brain dead Democrats on the Virginia Senate Education and Health Committee must accept direct and personal responsibility for the deadly consequences of their malicious ignorance.