As a physician who spent many years working in one of California’s finest hospitals, this is a difficult article to write. It pains me to observe what has happened to our hospital system, to the general and accepted standards of patient care, and, yes, even to the judgment and integrity of medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, I have to say that I am happy that I no longer work in this environment which is forcing physicians, nurses and others to compromise their personal and professional ethics in order to comply with the authoritarian and dangerous edicts and “protocols” imposed by the federal government during this crisis.\
As I have written at other times, the so-called “protocols” imposed on physicians are a major reason why so many doctors are fleeing their profession. When government diktat forces a medical professional to provide a standard of care which is diametrically opposed to what he or she knows is best for the patients, we are in deep trouble. When maximizing profits for the hospital are deemed superior to the needs and desires of the patient and his family, we are in deep trouble. When government bribes medical providers to provide certain treatments that result in death or serious injury, we are in even deeper trouble.
It is not an understatement to say that many Americans now distrust the medical profession more than at any other time in history and many of those who distrust it are medical professionals themselves, frontline doctors and nurses who are quitting in record numbers. Many people now fear entering a hospital at all after hearing and reading of horror stories in which COVID patients are held as virtual medical prisoners in ICU wards, being forced to receive ineffective and dangerous treatments with no family members allowed to visit and advocate for them.
Unfortunately, the reports of hospitals turning into virtual “death camps” are becoming more and more widespread. Patients admitted for COVID symptoms (or even individuals admitted for something else but testing “positive” for COVID through the woefully inaccurate PCR test ) are being denied life-saving therapeutics requested by their families or private physicians, therapeutics like hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, vitamin D and zinc because the federal government has not “approved” of them in their worthless “protocols.” Since almost all hospitals receive federal funding through Medicare and Medicaid, the staffs argue that their “hands are tied.” Instead, patients with breathing difficulties are forced on to ventilators where mortality rates are as high as 84 percent for older patients. CMS data showed that in Texas hospitals, 84.9 percent of all patients died after more than 96 hours on a ventilator. The hospitals, of course, receive a bonus of as much as $39,000 for putting a patient on a ventilator.
Since ventilators rarely work as promised, some patients are subsequently forced to receive a tracheotomy to breathe. Of course, that surgery will be added and padded to the patient’s final bill if he or she is lucky enough to ever leave the facility.
Patients are also given Dr. Fauci’s infamous and fabulously-expensive drug remdesivir which studies show leads to adverse side effects – such as kidney and liver damage and general organ failure – in 71 percent to 75 percent of cases. In the 2018 remdesivir trials in West Africa, the drug was discontinued due to a death rate that exceeded 50 percent. Yet, this is the only therapeutic currently approved for use by the CDC. They are often also given midazolam which depresses a patient’s ability to breathe. Does this make any sense when the patient has been admitted for shortness of breath?? This is insane and borders on the criminal.
Of course, the hospitals are getting rich off these COVID protocols which are killing innocents every day:
- The federal government pays the hospital for the “free” fake PCR test given upon admission.
- There is an additional “bonus” payment for each positive COVID-19 diagnosis
- Another “bonus” for a COVID admission to the hospital
- A 20 percent “boost” payment from Medicare on the entire hospital bill for using remdesivir instead of inexpensive therapeutics like HCQ or ivermectin.
- $39,000 for every patient placed on a mechanical ventilator
- More money for every death of a patient with COVID, regardless of whether COVID was the actual cause of death
The federal government is shamelessly incentivizing hospitals to run up the COVID tallies and run up the death numbers. This is a brutal conclusion to make, but this is what the facts show. And, patients are being held as virtual prisoners in ICU, denied access to their family members, personal physicians, attorneys or anyone else who can act as their advocate. They are not free to simply leave the hospital unless they can be transferred to a location where they can receive an “identical form of care.” Comforting, isn’t it? Whatever happened to freedom of movement and bodily autonomy in this nation founded on the principles of liberty and justice for all? COVID patients are being denied basic liberty and certainly any sound measure of justice.
Why would any medical provider participate in a deadly scam like this? As authors Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD and Ali Shultz write: “Our formerly-trusted medical community of hospitals and hospital-employed medical staff have effectively become ‘bounty hunters’ for your life.”
I know from personal experience that physicians and nurses feel intimidated and threatened. They are afraid of being harassed, vilified, and blacklisted if they do the right thing. They are afraid of losing income and even their medical licenses. So, tragically, many just turn a blind eye and go along with what’s happening. However, many are not. Many medical professionals have had enough of the lies and disinformation from the Fauci fraudsters. Nurses and other health care workers are increasingly speaking out and many are walking away. Their consciences won’t allow them to continue. One 31-year old South Carolina nurse named Albert Spence actually said he felt like he was “the guy who was pushing the buttons, like the gas chambers at Auschwitz.”
The solution? Stay out of the hospital, if you possibly can. Connect with networks of good physicians who will prescribe HCQ and ivermectin. Consume supplements, improve your nutrition and exercise regimen, get plenty of sleep and sunlight. Until the “killing fields” of COVID-19 ( and, yes, that includes the experimental mRNA vaccines which are killing and maiming tens of thousands ) become completely exposed and the perpetrators like Fauci eventually prosecuted and punished for their crimes, we must establish “parallel” associations of private physicians, nurses, hospitals, and pharmacies not dependent on government bribes and so-called “protocols” but empowered to do what they are supposed to do: heal the sick and save lives with every tool at their disposal, even if those tools do not inflate the stock portfolios of Anthony Fauci.
About Dr. James Veltmeyer
Dr. James Veltmeyer is a prominent La Jolla physician and author of “Physician on a Mission: Dr. Veltmeyer’s RX to Save America.” Dr. Veltmeyer can be reached at [email protected] and by visiting his website at drveltmeyer.com.