‘We knew if change was to occur it was going to come from the provider level, meaning the doctors had to be willing to speak up’
For months, Americans lived in fear about contracting COVID-19, hearing stories about infected patients ending up on ventilators in hospitals while constantly being told that getting vaccinated would prevent such a situation and contraction of the disease itself.
From mandatory lockdowns and students forced to navigate the challenges of virtual school to businesses shut down and controversial vaccine mandates, the pandemic permeated our lives.
Now, as the dust has settled, more physicians and nurses have come forward to speak about the unethical and erroneous treatment protocols that occurred–and are still occurring–inside hospitals.
Despite differing experiences and roles, these healthcare professionals all have basically the same story–that hospital administrators knowingly enforced COVID-19 protocols set for them by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Those included treating patients with the medication remdesivir that harmed and sometimes led to a patient’s death as well as putting patients on ventilators, both of which came with hefty reimbursements while other more effective treatments were forbidden.
Hospital Providers Set the Rules Handed Down by the CDC/NIH
CDC and NIH protocols were given to upper hospital administration that then handed them down to clinicians. If nurses or doctors stepped outside the protocols, they would no longer be shielded from liability under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act. The PREP Act is a controversial law originally intended to protect vaccine manufacturers from financial risk in the event of a declared public health emergency. Then it was amended to cover health workers during a public health emergency if they abided by government mandate protocols.