TRIGGER ALERT: If you lost a loved one to COVID-19 and the doctors tried to ventilate your loved one early, please do not read any further. Have someone close to you read this, read the full article, and describe the article to you in a calm, quiet setting. You will need a friend to help you through this.
If you are a doctor who has been persecuted for doing the right thing, perhaps you lost your license or it is being threatened, send this Wall Street Journal to your lawyers – and thank you for not acquiescing to the demands that you kill patients on ventilators and with strong sedatives.
Either way, I encourage PR readers to read the WSJ article yourself and see if you agree or disagree. Leave a comment on your take. Am I wrong?
WSJ Article: McCullough, Kory, Lyons-Weiler, and Others Were Right
In a jaw-dropping article published by the Wall Street Journal, (Hospitals Retreat From Early Covid Treatment and Return to Basics) physicians admit to ventilating patients who did not need it as a step in their protocol – get this – not as a treatment that was likely to benefit the patient, but rather as a fruitless and callous way of attempting to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“Last spring, with less known about the disease, doctors often pre-emptively put patients on ventilators or gave powerful sedatives largely abandoned in recent years. The aim was to save the seriously ill and protect hospital staff from Covid-19.
Now hospital treatment for the most critically ill looks more like it did before the pandemic. Doctors hold off longer before placing patients on ventilators. Patients get less powerful sedatives, with doctors checking more frequently to see if they can halt the drugs entirely and dialing back how much air ventilators push into patients’ lungs with each breath.”
“We were intubating sick patients very early. Not for the patients’ benefit, but to control the epidemic and to save other patients,” Dr. Iwashyna said “That felt awful.”
Yes, euthanizing humans is illegal. Especially for the benefit of other patients. It should feel awful.
“Last spring, doctors put patients on ventilators partly to limit contagion at a time when it was less clear how the virus spread when protective masks and gowns were in short supply. Doctors could have employed other kinds of breathing support devices that don’t require risky sedation, but early reports suggested patients using them could spray dangerous amounts of virus into the air, said Theodore Iwashyna, a critical-care physician at University of Michigan and Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in Ann Arbor, Mich.”
“Subsequent research found the alternative devices to ventilators, such as delivering oxygen through nasal tubes, weren’t as risky to caretakers as believed. Doctors also gained experience with Covid-19 patients, learning to spot signs of who might suddenly turn seriously ill, some said.”
The WSJ article describes a study conducted that now allows doctors to predict who needs a ventilator and who does not:
“It found more doctors now follow the pre-pandemic protocols, which have reduced the number of deaths and shortened the time patients spend on ventilators, HCA’s chief medical officer said.”
“Before the pandemic, between about 30% to more than 40% of ventilator patients died, according to research. Numbers were sharply higher in the pandemic’s early hot spot in Wuhan, China. As the pandemic grew, hospitals in the U.S. reported death rates in some cases of about 50% for ventilated Covid-19 patients.”
(25.6 – 7.6)/25.6 = 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Due to Ventilators? Up to 50% Who Died in Hospital Did Not Have COVID-19?
“One study of three New York City hospitals found the death rate for all Covid-19 patients dropped to 7.6% from 25.6% between March and August after accounting for younger, healthier patients in the summer. Hospitals in New York were less crowded in August than during the April surge, which could increase mortality, the study’s authors wrote in October in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. The study also suggests patients may have benefited from new medications and improved treatment, they said.”
Add to the fact that up to 50 percent of COVID-19 “cases” were just “PCR positive” false positives. This means under protocolists’ “care”, perhaps as many as 50% of people who died with a PCR positive test result died because of a false positive PCR test. They either never had COVID-19, or they became infected in the hospital after going home for ten days with a respiratory ailment other than COVID-19 that, if tended to properly with outpatient care, would never have led to hospitalization.
Perverse Incentives to Ventilate Patients.
In a remarkable rarity of “fact-checking” gone right during the heyday of COVID-19 disinformation, USA Today actually verified Dr. Scott Jensen’s reports that hospitals were receiving financial incentives that he considered “gaming the system”, citing numerous independent so-called fact-checker opinion websites.
“We rate the claim that hospitals get paid more if patients are listed as COVID-19 and on ventilators as TRUE”, they reported in April, 2020.
“Hospitals and doctors do get paid more for Medicare patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or if it’s considered presumed (sic) they have COVID-19 absent a laboratory-confirmed test, and three times more if the patients are placed on a ventilator to cover the cost of care and loss of business resulting from a shift in focus to treat COVID-19 cases.”
Read the full article here: https://popularrationalism.substack.com/p/you-are-not-ready-for-this-did-protocolists