Doctor seeking to use ivermectin for COVID-19 quits EVMS

At EVMS, Dr Marik was Professor of Medicine and Head of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care.

NORFOLK, Virginia – Author’s Note: The above video has been archived since November 23, 2021.

An intensive care doctor in Norfolk who was looking to use ivermectin and other drugs to treat COVID-19 has resigned from his post at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS).

In November, Dr Paul Marik, a contracted EVMS doctor at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, filed a complaint against the healthcare system, seeking to end its ban on the use of certain drugs to treat COVID-19, including ivermectin.

The antiparasitic drug is approved for a few uses in humans, but has not been approved as an effective or safe treatment for COVID-19 by the CDC.

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A Norfolk Circuit judge later denied Dr Marik’s motion for a temporary injunction, which would have allowed him to use these alternative drugs.

At EVMS, Dr Marik was Professor of Medicine and Head of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care. In a report, the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) said Dr Marik had stepped down to devote more time to several causes with the organization.

“It was not an easy decision to make, but I felt it was time to focus my attention and energy on other interests in both academia and public health,” said Dr Marik in a press release. “I look forward to entering this next chapter of my career and continuing to make a difference in the world of medicine. “

The FLCCC, which was co-founded by Dr Marik, considers ivermectin “an essential drug in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19,” according to the organization’s website.

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