A Call Out to Physicians

By Blaise Edwards, M.D.

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When I was in medical school, I had the privilege of working in a large inner-city hospital, located right between two rival gangs.  There were no emergency room residents, so trauma was handled by the general surgery residents.   As such, I had firsthand views of some significant trauma.  Each “emergency room” was basically curtains separating a large open space into cubicles.  One day, a report came over the radio, we would receive a wounded officer and a wounded gang member.  The officer was unfortunately shot in the back and paralyzed, the gang member shot in the knee, but otherwise fine.  They were placed side by side, but with the curtain open, giving more room for triage.  I’ll never forget that the officer, with a neck brace on, couldn’t move, but his eyes were constantly looming rightward, toward the gang member.  The gang member could turn his head, and he was giving the officer his best death stare, no remorse.

Someone whispered what I was thinking, basically the desire to withhold treatment and kick the gang member out of the hospital, or actually harm him.  But what we did, and what the trauma team did, was to treat him like every other patient.  In essence, we did our jobs. 

So now, in current times, we have doctors refusing to see “unvaccinated” people.  Really? That is the hill these physicians want to die on? We have an experimental gene therapy that did not go through full proper testing, underwent data manipulation so they could get their precious EUA, and doesn’t do anything it is supposed to.  On top of that, it is seemingly harming, both directly through injury and indirectly through immune weakness, lots of innocent people.  And these supposedly “trained” doctors, because they are too scared to stand up to the administration and their peers, are not only allowing this disaster to be carried out but actually arguing with patients about the purported benefit of the therapy.

It doesn’t take long to find out that safety has been shelved and replaced by profit motives.  Why is there no data safety review board? Why are the drug companies and the government (in other words, the industry) the ones reviewing their own investigations? The safety review board should be independent and beyond reproach.  This is not happening.  When finally asked to review VAERS deaths, the drug companies and government said that not a single death was from the vaccine.  That included people who went into cardiac arrest at the vaccination center!  I can guarantee that no independent reviewer would have come to the same conclusion.

I have long enjoyed epic movies, though they are few and far between.  One of my favorites is The Patriot.  In a particular scene, Mel Gibson’s character is lamenting the breakup of his family, and his sister-in-law states, “You have done nothing to be ashamed of.”

The reply still chills me, “I have done nothing, and for that I am ashamed.”

You physicians who have chosen to ignore this issue should be ashamed.  It is time to get in the game, jabbed or not, and seek truth. 

Those physicians who are authoritatively forcing the shot on all patients have blood on their hands.  They should know better, especially regarding pregnant women and children.  Never in my lifetime have we abdicated testing, crossed our fingers, and said, “Well, so far, so good.  Let’s give it a shot on pregnant women.”  There was always a significantly higher burden of safety here.  The lone study done at the request of Japan showed that the injection of lipid nanoparticles concentrated in reproductive organs of animals at a very high concentration.  There are now stories of NICUs filling up with newborns with heart issues.  Recently a British Columbia obstetrician noted 13 stillbirths in one facility in less than 24 hours.  Follow-up shows 2900% increase in stillbirths in the same facility.  All mothers were purportedly vaccinated.  The American College of OB/GYN is a joke for condoning, much less allowing this to happen. 

Regarding the pediatric population, there is basically zero chance an otherwise healthy child could die of COVID, so why are we exposing the entire pediatric population to a potentially life-threatening jab?  It is outrageous for a physician to recommend these jabs to otherwise healthy children.  Again, the American Academy of Pediatrics has blood on its hands.  Through October of this year, according to CDC data, less than 700 children have died with a diagnosis of COVID since the pandemic began.  I could venture a guess that many of those were deaths with COVID, not because of COVID.  Yet the pharmaceutical industry is now calling for vaccinations down to six months of age.

I will cut some physicians slack — perhaps they are naïve about the issue, or ignorant.  It is easy to get caught in your own work world, oblivious to the outside world.  Head down in the sand, just getting by each day, so you can have time with family and friends after hours.  But now it is time to wake up and join the fight.  You have a choice.  You can be part of the problem or part of the solution.  There is no alternative at this point.

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Leaked: Officials Discuss Changing COVID Patient Count To Make It ‘More Scary For The Public’

Wilmington, NC — Since the beginning of the pandemic, much of the entire system of government, media, and even doctors and scientists has failed the public. Whether intentional or not, these bodies of authority have twisted, inflated, changed, and manipulated information that has led to mass confusion, rampant misinformation, and an entire population divided during a pandemic.

officials discuss changing covid patient count to make it ‘more scary for the public’

Early on, some folks believed the disease didn’t even exist while others thought it was so deadly that children needed to be double masked and kept in isolation at home. Both were wrong, and it was all thanks to the sheer failure of those we call “leaders” in the land of the free.

As time passed during the pandemic, even more manipulation took place, numbers fudged, and half-truths once again led to mass confusion and rampant spreading of misinformation. This month was no different and a leaked video from inside Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center makes that point entirely clear.

In the video, which is just over two minutes, hospital officials are recorded discussing how to make their case count higher by continuing to count patients as covid patients, who no longer have covid.

In the video, the hospital’s Director of Marketing, Carolyn Fisher, begins explaining what information is used in terms of COVID-19 numbers with the specific mention of the percentage of unvaccinated hospitalizations.

After Fisher opens up the meeting, Dr. Mary Rudyk, who previously served as Chief of Medical Staff for NHRMC, weighs in with her thoughts on how to twist the hospital’s messaging to make it “completely a little bit more scary for the public.”

This is clearly an act of manipulation as making it more scary means something has to be skewed. How, exactly, will they do that, according to Rudyk? They should count “post-COVID” patients in the hospital’s case count.

To seemingly make the numbers “a little bit more scary,” Rudyk and her staff are discussing counting people who — by definition, no longer have covid — as current covid patients.

“… I think those are important numbers – the patients that are still in the hospital, that are off the COVID floor, but are still occupying the hospital for a variety of reasons,” Rudyk says, before Shelbourn Stevens, who earlier this year was named president of NHRMC and the Coastal market, chimed in to agree.

“But I do think, from our standpoint, we would still consider them a COVID patient because they’re still healing,” Stevens said.

While this could certainly be a debatable topic and relevant to statistical data, the idea of making it “a little bit more scary for the public,” goes about it in a completely deceptive manner and only erodes trust in an already highly distrusted system.

“I think that needs to be highlighted as well, because once they’re off isolation, I think that drops the covid numbers as well,” Rudyk responded.

At this point, Stevens interrupts and tells Rudyk, that “We can take this discussion offline as well.”

But before doing so, Rudyk comes back in with yet another deceptive marketing ploy.

“I think we have to be more blunt, we have to be more forceful, we have to say something coming out, if you don’t get vaccinated, you know you’re going to die,” she said. “Let’s just be really blunt to these people.”

But this is simply not true. If it were true, hundreds of millions of people across the planet would be dead or dying and that is not the case at all. While hospitalizations certainly saw a seasonal increase in the south, millions of folks who are unvaccinated, have not died and telling people this is nothing short of lying to them — thus muddying the waters even more and aiding in the mass confusion that lends itself to the rampant spreading of misinformation.

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Naturally, the media is doing its job to run cover for these comments with one outlet in Wilmington claiming to have “debunked” the video. But there is nothing to debunk. The comments are perfectly clear and the statement released does nothing to “debunk” them.

“The team members involved in this excerpt of an internal meeting are seeing the highest level of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths so far in this pandemic – despite having safe and effective vaccines widely available. This was a frank discussion among medical and communications professionals on how we can more accurately convey the severity and seriousness of what’s happening inside of our hospitals and throughout our communities.

“We continue to be concerned with the amount of misinformation in our communities and consistently strive for more ways to be transparent and tell the whole story. The continued rise of hospitalizations makes it evident that we have more work to do to reach our communities with these messages.”

While this is no “smoking gun” that proves some massive conspiracy to defraud the American public, it certainly isn’t “transparency” nor does making things “scary” help to more accurately convey the severity of the situation. Though the hospital is claiming they are seeing the “highest level of COVID-19 deaths,” the data show us something different.

Below is the most current data from the NY Times covid database of deaths in North Carolina.

data from the ny times covid database of deaths in north carolina

Below is the current hospitalization rate in the state, according to the CDC.

hospitalization rate in the state, according to the cdc

Source: TheFreeThoughtProject.com

150 Unvaccinated Nurses And Hospital Workers Fired – Now Massive Nurse Shortage Hits Houston

Houston hospitals have “reached a breaking point” amid a COVID-19 outbreak, which struck weeks after 150 hospital workers were fired by Houston Methodist hospital, one of several hospitals struggling.

by Jon Miltimore150 unvaccinated nurses and hospital workers fired – now massive nurse shortage hits houston

Jennifer Bridges knew what was coming when her director at Houston Methodist hospital called her up in June to inquire about her vaccination status.

Bridges, a 39-year-old registered nurse, responded “absolutely not” when asked if she was vaccinated or had made an effort to get vaccinated. She was terminated on the spot.

We all knew we were getting fired,” Bridges, 39, told CBS News. “We knew unless we took that shot to come back, we were getting fired today. There was no ifs, ands or buts.”

Bridges was one of more than 150 hospital workers fired by Houston Methodist hospital.

“All last year, through the COVID pandemic, we came to work and did our jobs,” said Kara Shepherd, a labor and delivery nurse who joined Bridges and other workers in an unsuccessful lawsuit. “We did what we were asked. This year, we’re basically told we’re disposable.”

‘Please Send Help Now’

Shepherd and her colleagues may be disposable in the eyes of hospital administrators, but they are perhaps not as easily replaced as she or Houston Methodist thought.

Two months after firing unvaccinated hospital staff, Houston Methodist is one of several area hospitals experiencing a severe shortage of medical personnel. Media reports say hospitals have “reached a breaking point” because of a flood of COVID-19 cases.

In an editorial published Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle said the 25-county hospital area that includes Houston had more patients in hospital beds — more than 2,700 — than at any point in 2021. News reports make it clear that hospitals are struggling to keep up.

KHOU-11, a local news station, says medical tents have been erected outside of Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital but are vacant because of a shortage of nurses.

“Please send help now,” said Dr. George Williams (depicted in main photo), chief ICU medical officer for LBJ Hospital.

While most media reports focus on LBJ Hospital, reports also make it clear other hospitals, including Houston Methodist, are experiencing similar struggles. The Houston Chronicle says Harris Health System (which includes LBJ) is short some 250 nurses, while the University of Texas Medical Branch has requested an additional 100 nurses to help address staff shortages at four hospitals.

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, a private Houston hospital jointly owned by Baylor College and a local healthcare system, said the hospital “is definitely being impacted” by the nurse shortage.

As for Houston Methodist, the hospital is reportedly struggling as well — although they’ve yet to admit it publicly.

“An internal memo at Houston Methodist Hospital said it ‘is struggling with staffing as the numbers of our COVID-19 patients rise,’” the Chronicle reports.

Public officials are scrambling to address the shortage, which has created a massive patient backlog throughout the Houston area. More than a week ago, Tex Gov. Greg Abbott requested out of state assistance for the statewide crisis, including 2,500 out of state nurses. LBJ Hospital officials said those nurses have not yet arrived.

The metro-wide shortage of nurses reportedly came to light when an ER doctor emailed a state senator about the dire situation in hospitals.

“The combined increase in volume from (COVID and) existing normal volume (and) nursing shortage has made this a terrible disaster at every ER and hospital in the city of Houston,” the physician wrote, according to the Chronicle.

Cobra Effects

It’s unclear to what extent Houston Methodist’s decision to fire 150 unvaccinated medical workers exacerbated the nursing crisis. For perhaps obvious reasons, hospital officials have been mum on the issue.

What we know is that Houston hospitals that did not abruptly fire 150 employees struggled to deal with the COVID spike, and in some cases people died as a result. So it’s safe to presume that Houston Methodist’s decision to fire 150 employees a few weeks before the Delta variant arrived in force didn’t make the situation any better and probably made it much worse.

Some may be tempted to think Houston Methodist was able to quickly replace the workers they lost, but evidence suggests this is unlikely. Apart from the broader shortage, front line nurses “are burned out,” they say.

“We are all tired of this; nurses are tired of this,” Texas Nurses Association CEO Cindy Zolnierek wrote in a recent public letter.

That Houston Methodist hospital didn’t intend to exacerbate its shortage of hospital staff goes without saying, but it’s also an important reminder about what economists call the Cobra Effect.

Every human decision brings about consequences, intended ones and unintended ones. Unintended consequences are so common economists often call them “Cobra Problems,” after an interesting historical event in India that occurred when the British Empire tried to eradicate cobras by putting out a bounty on them. (Can you guess what happened?)

When hospital administrators set their policy — get vaccinated or lose your job — their goal was to increase vaccination rates of hospital staff. The unintended consequence was a shortage of nurses and other hospital workers during a deadly pandemic.

In June, Houston Methodist’s president, Marc Boom, sounded confident that his coercive methods were effective, noting that almost 25,000 of the health system’s 26,000 workers were fully vaccinated.

Other Houston hospitals saw things differently. Two months before Houston Methodist fired its workers, Harris Health System officials announced they would not be requiring hospital workers to get vaccinated, noting none of the vaccines were fully approved by the FDA.

Americans will of course disagree about which CEO’s approach was the correct one. The pandemic, after all, has been bitterly divisive because we’re deeply divided over this very question: should coercive means be employed to achieve certain desired healthcare outcomes, and if so, to what extent?

In 2020, political leaders around the world said yes to this question, and the results were disastrous. A year later, private companies are playing a different version of the same game: take the vaccine, or get fired.

Like the lockdown champions of 2020, corporate leaders no doubt believe their action is moral, proper, and will achieve their desired result. But as the Cobra Effect reminds us, focusing strictly on desired outcomes and ignoring potential unintended outcomes is a good way to get bit.

Reference: FEE.org