Volume 77, no. 11 November 2021
According to the Precepts of Hippocrates, “where there is love of man, there is also love of the art. For some patients, though conscious that their condition is perilous, recover their health simply through their contentment with the goodness of the physician.” The heart of medicine is the patient-physician relationship and the duty of the physician to “prescribe regimen for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.”
In the COVID pandemic, the Oath has been cynically turned upside down: Hospitals are claiming that their “patient-physician relationship” will be violated if a court forces them to allow a patient to receive medication prescribed by his own chosen outside physician. Dying patients can’t get a dose of ivermectin, one of the world’s safest drugs, lest it harm them!
Patients extricated from the hospital for home hospice have recovered when managed with home oxygen, vitamins, ivermectin, or other measures prescribed by a physician. Now one such physician is facing investigation by the medical licensure board.
Ali Schulz, an attorney with the Truth for Health Foundation, obtained revealing audiotapes of conversations with hospital officials while she was serving as medical power of attorney for her mother-in-law and father-in-law, who were in two different hospitals. Both hospitals were following the same protocol.
She discovered that her father-in-law had been deprived of fluids and nutrition for 6 days, receiving only one liter of D5W. An administrator told her that is standard for all hospitals in the area (https://tinyurl.com/5ha6yeav). Schulz felt her relatives were being punished for refusing remdesivir. She states that hospitals have virtually zero liability for COVID patient treatment as long as they are following the “Fauci protocol.” While her mother-in-law died, she was able to get her father-in-law “released”—a term appropriate for prisoners, she notes—and he is recovering.
Compassion has no place in the protocol.
The Heart of the Patient
On Oct 26, the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted 17 to 0 to recommend the Pfizer COVID vaccine for 5-to-11 year-old children, and the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) on Oct 29. The government has ordered 68 million doses, and these can be distributed as soon as the CDC signs off, as it surely will.
More than 140,000 comments were submitted. Some of the members who voted “yes” were concerned about safety but thought a later committee or parents or physicians should deal with that. They justified their vote with the thought that they were preserving parents’ freedom of choice, apparently unaware of the fact that children have already been receiving the vaccine off label in many retail pharmacies.
At an Oct 27 town hall meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., cardiologist Peter McCullough, M.D., emphasized the risk of myocarditis. “It is neither rare nor mild,” he said (tinyurl.com/3evyjfp8). The majority of reported cases have been in patients younger than age 20. The number of cases reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) was 11 in 2018, one each in 2019 and 2020, and 550 in 2021 so far (https://tinyurl.com/u36vxedn).
Dr. McCullough said that the lockstep response to COVID was to sow fear, then promise that a vaccine would save us: a great gamble, since 80% of research fails. The spike protein that the vaccines cause the body to produce is “100% bad news.” Attached to the cell surface, it invites antibody attack on the cell. Normally, mRNA lasts a few seconds, but in the vaccine’s protective coating of lipid nanoparticles, it lasts for a month or more.
There is no Data Safety Monitoring Board for these vaccines. There have been none of the usual studies of dosing, intervals, or drug interactions. Monthly reports are required on the three vaccines, which have different dosing, but CDC and FDA have released no reports. The 17,000 deaths and 26,000 permanent disabilities now in VAERS exceed war casualties. It is impossible for the CDC to have completed the reviews needed to conclude that these are unrelated to the vaccine, Dr. McCullough said.
Where Are the Physicians?
Perhaps 500 out of 1 million U.S. physicians are defying the official Narrative and keeping their Oath.
“Evidence-based medicine” disdains the advice of Sir William Osler: “Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses…, and know that by practice alone you can become an expert.” Employed physicians or those dependent on managed-care payers may have to follow the corporate protocol—such as “no patients will be treated here with ivermectin for COVID”—or be fired. But even independent physicians who treat self-pay patients must have a license from the state. Physicians such as Eve Bloomgarden of Northwestern University, member of No License for Disinformation, urge people to complain to licensure boards (https://tinyurl.com/56yxtzu4).
Physicians who sit by silently while blatant anti-science and anti-logic nonsense is proffered to the public day after day, who participate in inhumane, unethical campaigns of bullying and/or human experimentation and seek to silence the dissenters who put patients first, have fallen into a grave state of moral decadence, writes Thomas Harrington in his essay “The Treason of the Healers” (https://tinyurl.com/atspf9mr).
“We’re never going to learn about how safe this vaccine is unless we start giving it. That’s just the way it goes,” stated VRBPAC member Dr. Eric Rubin, physician at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, immunology professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine (tinyurl.com/2muryyww).
We have, of course, started giving it. A Google search turns up 327,000 results for COVID vaccine and “small price to pay”—from the cost of the incentives to the fever and severely sore arms. The AAPS internet survey received 2,571 comments from physicians and others observing and communicating about effects such as death, amputations, paralysis, and months of disabling pain or fatigue (https://tinyurl.com/72k6betc). No threshold is suggested for an acceptable amount of cardiac damage in children.
If we acknowledged that this is an experiment, we would be paying for medical care for complications and actively monitoring for suspected effects. Since subclinical myocardial inflammation might lead to long-term damage, should physicians check troponin levels, EKGs, and ultrasounds in all patients, especially young boys, so that they can treat early or avoid further shots? Dr. McCullough states that troponin levels can be higher than with myocardial infarction. Should D-dimers be checked so that clotting tendencies can be detected and treated early? Should patients be pre-treated with anti-inflammatories and/or aspirin?
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, M.D., told Fox News: “This is really sort of a giant experiment…. Do we want to put our children at risk, when we know that the risk of the disease to them is relatively small, but we don’t know what the future risks are? Why would we do a thing like that? It makes no sense whatsoever” (https://tinyurl.com/7739c4a6).
What’s in the Shots
There have been many sensational reports about vaccine contents. Are these ingredients intended, or are they artifacts or accidental contaminants? One research group considered how to obtain samples of vaccine. This is not easy; vaccines are under tight security. One can’t just toss empty vials in the trash but must dispose of them in locked containers to be sent to Stericycle.
But suppose one got the samples. Is the problem in trace quantities of excipients—or in the acknowledged ingredients: mRNA and lipid nanoparticles? What all does the mRNA code for? Are there enzymes needed to incorporate the genetic material into our genome? A microscope or even gas chromatography/mass spectrometry could not answer these questions.
Moreover, former Pfizer vice president Michael Yeadon states that the vials do not all contain the same ingredients. Certain complications occur with certain lot numbers, as VAERS reports show. There are unprecedented gaps in the chain of custody in manufacturing. “There would be no need for more than a handful of co-conspirators” to “spike” certain lots with toxins or to make them benign (tinyurl.com/ecu438yk).
Conceptually, if precision medicine is possible—and it is, then so is precision tyranny or precision genocide.
“The greater the ignorance, the greater the dogmatism.”
Sir William Osler
What’s in the Contracts?
The European Parliament demanded access to the contracts between the COVID vaccine manufacturers and the European Commission. After much pressure, the companies made a redacted form available for citizens—who may have to take the product to be able to work, shop, or travel. A member of the parliament displays it on video. Every word is obliterated by a heavy black line (https://tinyurl.com/56362t49).
From ‘Our’ American Medical Association
To help doctors get paid for following protocol, AMA has created new CPT codes for booster doses of all three COVID vaccine products, along with provisional codes for pediatric doses.
The AMA is very concerned about disparities in COVID effects on “communities who are minoritized and or historically marginalized.” The cause is presumably “systemic racism”—no questions asked about features of the virus that might target blacks. Do blacks have more vaccine adverse effects? “Investigation of differential AE rates across race/ethnicity groups cannot be conducted using VAERS data only” (https://tinyurl.com/58feh3un). Philippine authorities do not rely on conclusions of their foreign counterparts because effects may vary based on race. Blood clots attributed to AstraZeneca’s vaccine occurred mostly in Caucasians. But one young American black woman, who had hoped to go to nursing school, lost both legs and both hands due to blood clots after receiving an FDA-authorized vaccine. In Asian countries such effects have not yet been reported (https://tinyurl.com/8vds5j4).
AMA has released a 54-page document on “Advancing Health Equity: a Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts” (tinyurl.com/e3t2fhwb). Small practices must keep racial and ethnic data to assess progress toward achieving equity. Language must be extensively revised (tinyurl.com/5eaxc5ar). COVID therapeutic nihilism applies to all, facilitating the ultimate equity: “Wer war der Thor, wer Weiser, wer Bettler oder Kaiser? Ob arm, ob reich, im Tode gleich” (Who was the fool, the sage, the beggar, or emperor? Whether poor or rich, in death all alike).
Unanswered questions about COVID vaccines include shedding of spike protein to unvaccinated persons, prion-protein -related neurodegenerative disease, and transgenerational transmission of genetic material. Extensive surveillance of the results of this mass experiment over a prolonged period on a worldwide scale is needed (https://tinyurl.com/2eyfk4sd).
February 11-12, 2022. Winter meeting, Florida.
October 13-15, 2022. 79th annual meeting, Missouri, TBA
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Perspective: Rome vs. Byzantium
Victor Davis Hanson recalls that the Roman Empire was administratively and peacefully split in half in A.D. 286 by the emperor Diocletian. In A.D. 330, the emperor Constantine moved the capital to Constantinople, on the site of the old Greek polis of Byzantium. By the latter fifth century A.D., the western half had collapsed into chaos, while the eastern half endured for nearly 1,000 years until overwhelmed by the Ottoman Turks in 1453.
“Unlike the West,” Hanson writes, “the glue that held the East together against centuries of foreign enemies was the revered idea of an ancient and uncompromising Hellenism—the preservation of a common, holistic Greek language, religion, culture, and history” (https://tinyurl.com/4pncnxhj).
Physicians Being ‘Hunted,’ Silenced
When he was in Rome for the International COVID Summit, Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of mRNA vaccines, says that he was labeled a “terrorist” in the Italian press for advocating early treatment of COVID-19. “Physicians who speak out are being actively hunted via medical boards and the press. They are trying to delegitimize and pick us off one by one,” he states.
Dr. Malone has consistently highlighted risks of “Spike genetic vaccines” such as myocarditis, viral reactivation adverse events, and menstrual irregularities.
Dr. Malone’s IP address was blocked by the New England Journal of Medicine so he couldn’t read studies on their website (https://tinyurl.com/p73ear9d).
Dr. Malone presented a lecture on “Technology, Policy, Options, Censorship and Propaganda” at the 78 annual meeting of AAPS in Pittsburgh (https://tinyurl.com/4rks9vrt).
Judge Halts Biden Order
On Oct 28, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly handed down a temporary restraining order that prevents the Biden administration from firing both civilian and active-duty military plaintiffs who sued over religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Twenty plaintiffs sued over the Sept 9 executive order mandating vaccines for federal employees.
The order means that “none of the civilian employee plaintiffs will be subject to discipline while his or her request for a religious exception is pending,” according to a lawyer Jenna Ellis. In addition, “Active duty military plaintiffs, whose religious exception requests have been denied, will not be disciplined or separated during the pendency of their appeals.”
Plaintiffs’ attorney Michael Yoder told Fox News that “the Biden administration has shown an unprecedented, cavalier attitude toward the rule of law and an utter ineptitude at basic constitutional contours…. The Constitution does not need to be rewritten, it needs to be reread” (tinyurl.com/3cx9dkw3).
Some states and governors are also taking legal action. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state of Florida sued Biden, NASA, and other government agencies over the COVID-19 vaccine mandates that require federal contractors to get vaccinated and “threaten” the state’s economy. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued an executive order allowing state employees to claim medical or religious exemptions in defiance of Biden’s federal vaccine mandate.
Public-Private Partnership v. Constitution
Alex Berenson, former New York Times reporter, explains “the federal vaccine mandate game, in two steps”: (1) Force large companies to backdoor mandates on everyone with a job, as in small companies that do business with them. Only migrants and the unemployed escape. (2) Once 80% of adults are vaccinated, impose restrictions on interstate travel. “As a stunned conservative explained to me: Government has outsourced itself to the private sector and thereby avoided Constitutional restraints and court challenges” [emphasis added] (tinyurl.com/jduhpjh3).
If 3% of Washington State’s workforce quits, or is fired (https://tinyurl.com/hy365dyu) or 26 fire stations in New York City close (https://tinyurl.com/3hyxs224), do our owners care? The religious believers or independent thinkers are culled.
Tip of the Month: Some chain pharmacy employees are filing complaints against physicians who prescribe ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19. A Kaiser-employed pharmacist in Oregon filed a complaint against a physician even though he is not licensed by the Oregon medical board. The vigilante pharmacist tracked down the state where the physician is licensed, and sent in an unjustified complaint against him there. We are considering suing companies when their employees harass good physicians like that. Direct your patients to pro-patient pharmacies, and please ask us if you would like some suggestions. Ivermectin may possibly be obtainable only from a compounding pharmacy.
Penn Medicine Sued
Pennsylvania Informed Consent Advocates Inc., a recently organized group of employees of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), one of the largest employers in Pennsylvania, has filed suit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
against Penn Medicine, U.S. Secretary of Labor Scott Ketcham, and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra.
Plaintiffs argue that receiving or declining a vaccine has become a political act. Compelling employees to answer the question, “Have you had your COVID-19 vaccination?”, is forcing them to engage in political speech, violating the 1st Amendment. By choosing to abide by federal vaccine mandates, Penn Medicine has become an agent of the federal government.
In May, employees were informed by email that unless they received the COVID-19 vaccine, they would lose their job in 3 months. Students who had received a 75% tuition break conditioned on a period of work would have to pay back the tuition if they were terminated.
The lawsuit asks the Court to order defendants to give employees their jobs back and provide compensatory damages for their losses and legal fees (https://tinyurl.com/ytj9s4b4).
AAPS Appeal on MOC Denied
After nearly a decade of litigation, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of AAPS v ABMS. The Court states: “To be sure, in no way do we question AAPS’s belief that the Board’s MOC program is detrimental to the overall delivery and quality of healthcare across the nation.” It held that there was not enough evidence to support an antitrust claim.
CMA Gags Speaker Mid-Talk. Dr. Michael Fitzgibbons was partway through a talk to the California Medical Association Organized Medical Staff Section when the moderator shouted him down: “I’m going to put a stop to this right now…. I’m not gonna listen to this scientifically biased presentation.” He had just started to talk about pharmacy chains refusing to fill prescriptions. He hadn’t yet mentioned the word “ivermectin,” but it was on a slide. The talk was about groupthink and censorship. Q.E.D.
Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D., Lake View, NY
Explosive Revelations. Pfizer’s bullying and blackmailing of desperate countries has been exposed on WION Gravitas, a popular prime-time show in India. According to unredacted contracts acquired by Public Citizen, Pfizer has forced countries not to talk about the deals they strike for shots. Pfizer controls where the shots will go, the delivery timeline, and more. Disputes will be decided in secret by private arbitrators, not public courts. Public assets are demanded as collateral (tinyurl.com/3yu9f5p8).
Martin Levant, M.D., Calgary, Alberta
Who Has More Power? When a radio talk show host asked me whether governments or Big Pharma/Big Tech had more power, I said it was obviously not governments—see Pfizer contracts.
Patrick Wood, Coherent Publishing, Phoenix, AZ – https://www.technocracy.news/
Ivermectin vs. Remde$ivir. This “Tale of Two Drugs” by Daniel Horowitz (tinyurl.com/yjwcmstm) leaves no rational argument for continuing hospital inpatient treatment with remdesivir while disallowing or hindering access to ivermectin. This is one of many anti-science practices by which the system is either unwittingly or with malfeasance contributing to U.S. COVID-19 mortality that is substantially higher than in many less advantaged countries.
Bose Ravenel, M.D., Winston-Salem, NC
Politics and Junk Science Rule Medicine. Too many physicians have given up their professional autonomy by defaulting to corporate hospital-clinic employer managers. The process of buying out and neutering private practices began well before the COVID-19 pandemic. Physician loyalty to the corporate employer (brand) discourages independent patient-physician decisions. For challenging public health orthodoxy, Dr. Scott Jensen’s license to practice medicine was threatened by complaints (from whom?) to the Minnesota medical board.
Lee Beecher, M.D., Maple Grove, MN
No Time for the Sick. Some pharmacies no longer fill prescriptions as their number one job; instead, they vaccinate and vaccinate. My prescription at a CVS pharmacy was not filled after 36 hours. The pharmacist claimed that she needed another hour since she had to do 20 vaccines per hour, especially boosters; that’s a shot every three minutes. She did not seem to care that I needed my prescription yesterday. Our medical system is quickly coming to resemble the socialized care under communism.
Ileana Johnson, Ed.D., https://tinyurl.com/u33tawm3
Organized Medicine Exposes Itself as Marxist. Seeing the leftward march of the Texas Medical Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians, I quit them in 2000. Now, with its “equity” plan, the AMA is in Marxist lockstep with Critical Race Theory. It states that “achieving optimally equitable solutions requires disruption and dismantling of existing norms” (tinyurl.com/tprwtc2a). The medical licensure, specialty board, and bar exam failure rate show that equality of opportunity is not equity. “Equity” is outcome-based discrimination based on color or ethnicity. I suspect that real meritocracy would produce an impressive Asian and Jewish dominance with distant followers in the white/Latin/black ethnic groups.
John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D., Brownwood, TX
Rationing by Race. Before Sept 1, facilities could simply order Regeneron monoclonal antibodies from a national supplier—easy and efficient. Then Biden stepped in. Allocation is now skewed toward metropolitan areas and large hospital systems, and the recipient’s race or ethnicity must be reported. The requirement to have at least one risk factor for COVID complications is waived for blacks and Hispanics. Health “equity” in action.
Joseph Guarino, M.D., Reidsville, NC
Treatment Works. People are dying in the hospitals not because they are vaccinated or unvaccinated but because the hospitals are withholding treatment. People call me from all over the nation wanting me to help get their family out of the hospital. It’s heart-wrenching knowing that even in later stages ivermectin and budesonide help. I know because between my clinics and telehealth we see more than 200 sick patients a day and more than 500 total. After 80,000-plus patients I can tell anyone who will listen that COVID is treatable and preventable. How evil can it be to deny treatment? It is not true that vaccinated persons don’t get very sick. About 30% of our very sick patients are vaccinated. We’ll see whether there is antibody-dependent enhancement when the wild virus hits in the winter.
Stella Immanuel, M.D., Houston, TX