Doctors Can Prescribe Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine Off-Label for COVID-19: Nebraska AG

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY October 19, 2021 Updated: October 19, 2021

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson issued a legal opinion saying that his office won’t seek disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin as off-label medicines to treat or prevent COVID-19, as long as they are not engaging in any misconduct.

The opinion (pdf), issued on Oct. 14, was in response to a request from Dannette Smith, CEO of the state’s Department of Health, which licenses and disciplines doctors. Smith asked whether it would be “deemed unlawful or otherwise subject to discipline” for doctors to prescribe ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, or other “off label use” medications to treat or prevent COVID-19.

The Republican attorney general said in the opinion that his office finds “the available data does not justify filing disciplinary actions against physicians simply because they prescribe ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine to prevent or treat COVID-19.”

Health care providers in general may be subject to discipline if they “neglect to obtain informed consent, deceive their patients, prescribe excessively high doses, fail to check for contraindications, or engage in other misconduct,” wrote Peterson.

He said his office is not recommending any particular treatment options for COVID-19, but only the off-label early treatment options as raised by the health department “and conclude that the available evidence suggests that they might work for some people.”

The opinion continues, “Allowing physicians to consider these early treatments will free them to evaluate additional tools that could save lives, keep patients out of the hospital, and provide relief for our already strained health care system.”

The legal opinion also noted that there may be other promising off-label medicines to tackle the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19.

Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-inflammatory and anti-malarial medication, gained prominence and heavy scrutiny after former President Donald Trump said he was taking it as a prophylactic.

Last year, medical journal The Lancet initially published a paper condemning hydroxychloroquine before retracting it after more than 100 medical professionals raised major issues with the study.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in July 2020 removed videos of a group of doctors who advocated for its use as early treatment and prophylaxis amid the pandemic.

A study published in the American Journal of Medicine on Jan. 1 found that hydroxychloroquine helped lower mortality in the early treatment of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization in March advised against the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.

Ivermectin, a generic medicine widely used against some parasitic worms as well as to treat scabies, lice, and rosacea in humans, has been praised by some doctors as a life-saving early treatment for COVID-19.

Two groups, the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance and the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development Group, have urged for the off-label use of ivermectin for COVID-19. There are at least 63 studies, of which 45 are peer-reviewed, on the treatment of COVID-19 with ivermectin.

The American Medical Association, the American Pharmacists Association, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, said in a joint statement in September they were against its use outside of a clinical trial as a COVID-19 drug.

In Australia, the therapeutics regulator has restricted the prescription of ivermectin for COVID-19 and other off-label use only for certain specialists, including infectious disease physicians, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, and hepatologists.

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God does not lie

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Numbers 23:19

God heals and cares

… I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

Exodus 15:26

Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

Jeremiah 33:6

God’s words are health

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4:20-22

God does not put sickness on believers

And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

Deuteronomy 7:15

Jesus bore our sicknesses

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:4-5

When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Matthew 8:16-17

who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

1 Peter 2:24

It is God’s will to heal

When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

Matthew 8:1-4

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

3 John 1:2

Jesus same today

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

James 1:17

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Hebrews 13:8

He heals all

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Psalm 103:3

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Acts 10:38

Prayer of Agreement

Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matthew 18-20

Laying of hands and Prayer of Faith

Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Hebrews 6:2

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Mark 16:18

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

James 5:14-15

Response to bad report

As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

Mark 5:36

speak the same thing

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 1:10

Unity is we are joined together speaking the same thing, in the same mind, and same judgement.

Let not your heart be troubled

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27

  • Let not your heart be troubled:

Jesus has made it possible that we can keep our heart from being troubled. Chapter 14 of John tells us how to keep our heart from being troubled.

  • ye believe in God,

Believing in God keeps our heart from being troubled

  • believe also in me

Believing in Jesus keeps our heart from being troubled

  • In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you

Knowing that God has a mansion for us keeps our heart from being troubled

  • I go to prepare a place for you

Knowing that Jesus has prepared a place for us keeps our heart from being troubled

  • And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again

Knowing that Jesus will return keeps our heart from being troubled

  • and receive you unto myself

Knowing that Jesus will receive us unto Himself keeps our heart from being troubled

  • that where I am, there ye may be also

Knowing that where Jesus is, we will be also keeps our heart from being troubled

  • And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

Knowing where Jesus is, at the right hand of the Father in heaven (Lk 22:69), and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph 2:6) keeps our heart from being troubled.

  • Jesus saith unto him, I am the way,

Knowing that Jesus is the way, and that we are no longer lost and gone astray keeps our heart from being troubled

  • the truth,

Knowing that Jesus is the truth in a world full of lies keeps our heart from being troubled

  • and the life:

Knowing that Jesus is the life, and we have eternal life as we abide in Him keeps our heart from being troubled

  • no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Knowing that Jesus is the way to the Father and we are no longer separated from God keeps our heart from being troubled

  • If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

Jesus has show us God’s heart, His character and nature and that He loves us as a parent loves a child. Understanding God loves us keeps our heart from being troubled.

  • Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

  • And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

  • If ye love me, keep my commandments.

  • And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

  • Even the Spirit of truth;

  • whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him;

  • for he dwelleth with you,

  • and shall be in you.

  • I will not leave you comfortless:

  • I will come to you.

  • Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me:

  • because I live

  • ye shall live also.

  • At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

  • He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him,

  • and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

  • He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

  • But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name,

  • he shall teach you all things,

  • and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

  • Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

He keeps us in perfect peace when we keep our minds stayed on Him (Isa 26:3). Jesus is our peace. Lasting peace cannot be found in the world and earthly riches.

  • Let not your heart be troubled,

We control what trouble we let into our heart. We can keep our heart from being troubled.

  • neither let it be afraid.

  • Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

  • And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

  • Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

  • But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do.

  • Arise, let us go hence.

the witness of Jesus and the word of God

Were I to lose my life or be imprisoned, let it be for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years

Revelation 20:4

get wisdom

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

Luke 2:52

We see in the bible that Jesus had much wisdom, stature (maturity) and favour with God. Here in Luke 2:52 we see that however much He had, He continued to increase in it.

Wisdom leads to increase in stature, and in favour with God and man.

Age is not an indication of maturity. Wisdom is the mark of maturity.

Throughout the bible, wisdom is contrasted with foolishness. Whereas wisdom is something we need to grow in and is the mark of maturity, foolishness is the mark of immaturity and every child is born with it.

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Proverbs 22:15

The immature child has foolishness bound in their heart. We see many adults still with foolishness bound in their hearts that was never driven out. Foolishness must be driven with the rod of correction and reproof.

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.

Proverbs 26:13

In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 10:13

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Proverbs 29:15

Children do not have to be taught foolishness. A child cannot be left to themselves. If they are not corrected, they are destined for hell.

Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

Proverbs 23:13-14

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Proverbs 13:24

Parents that do no correct their children are self centered and love themselves more than their children, not caring that they are bound in foolishness. Parents that love their children will correct them and train them in the way they should go (See Prov 22:6).

What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

I Corinthians 4:21

It is up to us how we are to be corrected. If we respond to God’s words and loving correction, then we can avoid the school of hard knocks and consequences of foolishness. If we do not listen to God’s words presented to us in love and the spirit of meekness, then all that is left is the rod. Will you receive reproof and correction of God’s words?

We drive out foolishness with the rod of God’s words and replace it with His wisdom.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:
and with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom starts with the “getting of wisdom”. So it is the first and most important thing to do is to GET Godly wisdom (as opposed to man’s wisdom). Also, be sure to pair up wisdom with understanding. (Wisdom is application of knowledge in the right way [skill in applying knowledge], understanding is application of wisdom in the right way [skill in dealing with difficult situations and people]).

So… how can we recognize Godly wisdom?

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

James 3:13

You can recognized a wise man endued with knowledge by his meek and wise conduct.

To understand wisdom, examine the opposite of wisdom: foolishness. The characteristics of foolishness that must be driven out are described in James 3.

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

James 3:14-16

Bitterness, envying, strife, lying against the truth (to yourself and others), earthliness (fleshly and not spiritual), and sensuality (led by emotionality, out of control) keeps a foolishness bound up in the heart of a person and builds a nest for devils and a makes the fool a slave to every evil work.

Bitterness is not wisdom. It is not wise to be bitter. If you want to know how to get wisdom, get rid of the bitterness. Bitterness keeps you bound up in foolishness and causes you to act foolish. Bitterness is used by the fool as an excuse for bad behavior.

Envying, selfishness, coveting something that is not rightly yours, is not wisdom. It is not wise to be selfish. If you want to get wisdom, get rid of selfishness. Selfishness must be driven out with the rod of correction. Selfishness keeps you bound up in foolishness and causes you to act foolish.

Wisdom is not prideful, arrogant, self promoting, self seeking at the expense of others, or hateful. Wisdom prefers others in love, treats others with kindness and gentleness, ideally a “win-win”, seeks and follows peace, lets others praise them (Prov 27:2).

Wisdom does not lie against the truth (lie in defiance of the truth). Fools fall for lies and love darkness. Fools behave foolishly when they live a lie. The wise love truth and love the light. Wisdom seeks the truth and exposes lies.

Wisdom does not cause disorder, unrest, rebellion, mixture, inconsistency, and confusion. Wisdom seeks peace, decency, and order.

Wisdom does not participate in or strengthen the hand of evil and morally degrading practices. Wisdom seeks righteousness.

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James 3:17-18

war with the saints

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Revelation 13:7-8

If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Revelation 13:9-10

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Revelation 12:11

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22

For 42 months the beast will have power to make war with the saints, and to overcome them.

Some will go into captivity.

Some will be killed with the sword.

Endure to whichever end

… I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Revelation 20:4

What is missing

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chron 7:14 #KJB

This verse was quoted daily throughout 2016. I can’t help but notice that it was very rarely quoted in 2020.

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Mt 15:8 #KJB

When the wicked prevail

And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the Lord smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.  So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.  And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again… And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen… And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.

I Sam. 4:3-5, 10, 11 KJB

The people of Israel rallied around the Ark of the Covenant, believing that God was with them in their fight against the Philistines. However, they were presumptuous.

They followed God with their mouths, but not with their hearts.

Immorality had crept into their hearts and was reflected in their religious leaders who were either blind like Eli (1 Sam 4:14), or immoral and stealing from the people like Hophni and Phinehas (1 Sam 2:12-17,22).