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Kathy Davis’ family has won the right to use Ivermectin to treat her COVID-19 infection. Davis received her first and second doses of the antiparasitic on Monday in a Fauquier County hospital’s ICU.

The development followed a court ruling stating that the hospital had to comply with her family’s wishes.

The Daily Wire reports:

On Monday, The Daily Wire reported that Fauquier Health hospital in Warrenton, Virginia, was found in contempt of court after refusing to obey a previous court order ruling that Davies had the right to try Ivermectin as part of her COVID-19 treatment plan. The week prior, Fauquier Health had gone back and forth with the Davies family and Virginia’s 20th Judicial Court, arguing why they could not give the mother Ivermectin.

Judge James Fisher of Virginia’s 20th Judicial Court ruled that their arguments were without merit, but also said the hospital could purge the contempt charge if Dr. Martha Maturi — retained by the Davies’ family specifically to receive an Ivermectin prescription — was allowed to begin an ivermectin protocol by 9:00 pm Monday night.

On Monday, December 13, Virginia’s 20th Judicial Court found Fauquier Health in contempt of court after refusing to comply with previous orders and ruled that by 9:00 p.m. Eastern time tonight, Kathy Davies must be given the dose of Ivermectin as prescribed by a doctor retained by the Davies family. Additionally — if the hospital did not comply — the state had the right to fine the hospital $10,000 per day. That order would have been applied retroactively from December 9 onwards. The court also ordered that the Davies family be given police escort if necessary to administer the drug to their mother.

But, the court also said that the hospital had an opportunity to purge the contempt charge by complying with the order. The hospital is reportedly now opting to comply with that order after a week of arguing why they could not allow the drug to be given to Kathy Davies as the family requested.

The FDA has not approved the use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19, and taking large doses is dangerous. Current data do not show it is effective in treating the coronavirus disease. Clinical trials are ongoing.