PART TWO - HOSPITALS RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WHEN COVID-POSITIVE PATIENTS ARE TREATED WITH REMDESIVIR (VEKLURY)
Patient’s Son has to Call the Police to be Able to Speak to Medical Staff Outside the Hospital Regarding His Mother
We agreed to meet outside and make a plan, and I was firm that I would be seeing our mom that day. When I arrived, I called and waited. A team of staff – three females and two male security guards (who I had previously had less than positive interactions with two weeks prior – when dad was at the ER). The antagonistic security supervisor kept getting closer trying to intimidate me (as he did two weeks prior). In an emotional and grieving state, I did not want to be antagonized and directed him to step away from me. He would not, and he would not let me privately talk to the staff. I called the police. In reviewing the bodycam videos, he made it very clear the plan was to call the police themselves, and I beat them to it. As I spoke to the care team and supervisors, I told them we needed a visitation plan – patients having visitors was the best path to recovery and denying visitors was a path to decline. I was told – it has been a moral dilemma they have faced (turns out – this exact statement has been told to other families with similar stories). I reminded them it is not a moral dilemma – it is immoral and unethical to knowingly allow a patient to die without their best efforts – and if our mom died, it was on them.
The reason for denying visitation was now because I had been exposed to COVID taking Mom to clinics, and I needed to wait 10 days. I had just been told that she may not make it through the weekend, and I reminded them of this. I then decided – and stated – it would be best for me to exercise my Medical Power of Attorney and take her home. Mom may die on the way or at home – but at least she would be with loved ones. I was then assured they would find a solution for me to visit – at least before the weekend. I then had a video call with mom that afternoon, and she looked and sounded pretty good. I had also again – as I did before – asked about Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine – again no, their only protocol was Remdesivir.
On Friday it was planned to have another video call. Our youngest daughter lives in the area and Fridays are early days. She offered to get our twin grandsons early from school and have a picnic at the hospital for the video call. They are excellent artists and drew their GG some nice pictures, and I got some photos from her house to put near her, and a card from all of us – and a note of love and encouragement. The video call went well and we had hopes; however, our hopes were not as high. Unfortunately, overnight mom further declined and she was on a BiPap machine with a full mask – she could not see her phone to text or use it to call.
After going to mom’s house, about 5:30 PM, I was called by the hospital supervisor telling me they created a visitation policy exception for me – as approved by the hospital system corporate and CDC. Essentially, I needed to be tested and if negative, could go up for an hour each day; if I was positive, it would only be for end-of-life conversations. I asked for this in writing. About 15 minutes later I received an email with the written policy. However, in the written policy it stated if I was positive, there would be no visitation for any reason. I called the hospital supervisor and was told she did not change anything; it was as we discussed – I let her know it was recorded and exactly what she said. She had no answer, other than if I wanted to visit, I had to be negative. I scheduled the first available testing at one of their clinics (required) for Saturday at 9:00 AM.
On Saturday I was called at 7:00 AM by the attending physician, a new one. She asked what my plan was for the day and I told her. She then told me to not get tested and to come straight up to mom’s room – she would not make it through the weekend. She explained, under the policy given – if I was positive, she would not be able to allow me up, and she couldn’t take that chance – she couldn’t let mom die alone. She was the only hospital staff to say this. She told me she would let security know. I got to the hospital at 7:19 AM and was wearing a mask, as required. Hospital security tried to stop me; I didn’t slow down. They yelled I needed to be COVID screened – like I would take that chance. I heard one security guard on his radio say, “The subject is in the building. He is wearing a mask, but did not stop for screening.” By the time I was at the elevator, I could hear him again, “The subject is at the elevators – someone needs to stop him before he gets to the 4th floor.” I was prepared for it to get interesting. It didn’t. I was directed to the Charge Nurse and attending physician. I gowned up and was told I could stay as long as I wanted – they were concerned if I left for any reason, I would not be allowed back up.
I hustled in the room and immediately took my mask off so mom could see me (there are cameras in patient rooms – I was immediately told if I took my mask off again, I would have to leave and not be allowed to return). She was so surprised and happy – “I thought they wouldn’t let you up!” – “You know me, mom, nothing will keep me away” I told her why I was there – to help her make it through the weekend – and she said – “yes, I’m going home” and I told her Karen made up her room at our house for her to stay as long as she needed and wanted. I made sure mom talked to everyone on the phone. Mom slowly declined – starting about 10:45 AM and more so starting about 2:15 PM. I held her for 12 hours. She died, so she would no longer suffer, at 7:00 PM. I escorted her down to the hospital morgue and said goodbye.
Remdesivir has a long history – and not a good one. When it was first developed and used for Ebola, it had about a 50% fatality rate and was pulled worldwide. It was forgotten about until the events of 2020. The FDA very quickly gave an EUA – and would not approve others, even for studies, because, “there is insufficient evidence of its efficacy or potential harm to approve or deny; and is therefore denied EUA.” This left ONLY Remdesivir. Since its EUA and then approval as the only protocol – CDC has reported, indirectly, the fatality rate of Remdesivir as 1 in 3 within five days. Patients do not die of COVID – they die of multi-organ system failure. But, that’s not on the death certificate – it is in their blood work.
Why are hospitals administering a drug with a 1 in 3 fatality rate and no other protocol – including the proven Ivermectin and/or Hydroxychloroquine? If you look at the FDA approval and prior EUA, under the CARES Act and Americans Recovery Act, hospitals are given a 20% compensation on the ENTIRE hospital bill if – and this is the criteria – they administer Remdesivir. Remdesivir is $2,500 per dose (five days – six doses – $15K for every patient – dead or alive) and the Ivermectin and/or Hydroxychloroquine protocols – less than $15 per dose / a day. What are the side effects of the Ivermectin and/or Hydroxychloroquine protocols? Some typical minor issues – diarrhea, nausea, chills, general discomfort - nothing serious as seen with Remdesivir. Multi-organ system failure and death have never been recorded with Ivermectin and/or Hydroxychloroquine protocols. There is simply no reason to not authorize Ivermectin and/or Hydroxychloroquine.
Hospitals are given $13,000 for each COVID admission and even more for each COVID death. Mom’s $80K hospital bill was worth another $50K – her death was worth $50K in taxpayer monies and 100% profit to the hospital. Death is difficult. This is unconscionable. Hundreds of thousands of lives could have been saved. Not just one – hundreds of thousands. This is evil – and they have been killing our loved ones. Ivermectin and/or Hydroxychloroquine are preventive and active treatments. Remdesivir should, again, be banned.
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The stories of deaths of our loved ones are too many to count. Hospitals are no longer places to treat the sick. Take your chances on survival imo.