Dirty Hospitals, Deadly Consequences

It looked like a crime scene.

As I walked down the hospital corridor to visit an ailing friend, I was struck by the number of rooms with closed doors covered in yellow ‘caution – keep out’ tape. These were rooms housing a patient with a deadly and highly contagious hospital-acquired infection, like MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphlococcus Aureous), C Diff (C Difficile) or Sepsis. All are caused by easily corrected hospital practices that endanger patients, including a lack of hand washing, contaminated instruments, and unsanitary procedures.

It was a crime scene.

Infections are among the most prevalent and preventable sources of harm to hospital patients, but they are far from alone in the danger they pose.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) first brought widespread attention to the simmering problem of an indifferent and deadly health care system in 1999 with their gently-titled report: To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Extrapolating from the handy, inclusive and available Medicare database, they estimated 98,000 deaths a year due to infections, medication errors, unnecessary surgeries and other types of hospital and doctor malfeasance. The analysis was based on data from 1984 and is now nearly 40 years old.  Although the authors of the IOM report clearly hoped that the medical-pharmaceutical establishment would use the facts to become less deadly, that has not happened.

Today science and health professionals are estimating that physician and hospital errors as well as pharmaceuticals and out-of hospital deaths caused by hospital practices, are the number one cause of death in the U.S.  

Updated information suggests that the actual number of people killed in hospitals is over 500.000 a year, which would make in-hospital care alone one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

The numbers don’t include those who survive their hospital stay but live with injury or disability, which is estimated to be three times the number of deaths, an incredible tragedy by itself.

Further, the estimate fails to reflect the massive amount of under-reporting  of medical errors by hospitals and physicians. An independent investigation of patient records by the Health and Human Services Administration in 2012 identified over whelming numbers of unreported events. It concluded:

… more than 130,000 Medicare beneficiaries experienced one or more adverse events in hospitals in a single month. …. Hospitals report only about 1 in 7 incidents of patient harm.

And this:

An estimated 1.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experienced an event that contributed to their deaths,” the [HHS] found, “which projects to 15,000 patients in a single month.”

How does the American Hospital Association defend its constituents? According to their spokesman:

… the last decade of unprecedented cost-cutting and financial instability has impacted all areas of hospital care.

It’s had an effect on infection control and it’s had an effect on [hospitals] ability to recruit and retain workers. It’s had an effect on our ability to invest in new and updated equipment as much as we would like to,” said Rick Wade, spokesman for the AHA.

‘It’s also a question in front of society: How much do you want to invest in high-quality, safe medical care?”

There you have it. You didn’t expect a ‘we’re sorry and we’ll do better’ defense, did you? Don’t expect hospitals to be safe and healthy, they say, if you don’t pay us more and then we’ll give it a shot.

The federal government is waking up to the massive financial cost of doctor and hospital malpractice and doing something about it: It’s docking reimbursement for readmissions to fix reasonably preventable harm, including Never Events, things that should never happen and which are not considered for any type of compensation, including:

Transfusing the wrong type of blood – a Never Even
Secondary operations as a result of leaving equipment inside of a patient during the first procedure — a Never Event.
Air embolism – a Never Event
Post operative infections,
All other infections linked to hospital procedures, such as catheters
Medication errors including harm to diabetic patients
Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
Dislocations, fractures or head injuries caused by falls
Burns and electric shocks to patients

Private health insurers are now adopting federal reimbursement guidelines.

Hospitals may have been happy to ignore malpracrice within their doors as long as they were getting paid to fix the problems they caused, but withdrawing even minimal payment for repairing their damage was simply too much to ask – so most often, they lie.  Lawyers and hospital administrators have taken up the cause, offering advice on how to get around the rules and continue to be fully reimbursed for misconduct. The most popular recommendation is to manipulate records to make it look as though the hospital wasn’t responsible for the damages they caused.

If you’re not a hospitalist, you may not be happy to be asked to change your documentation so that the hospital can get paid more …
Hospitals … will continue to closely oversee physician documentation on Medicare patients.

According to the Journal of Patient Safety, medical and pharmaceutical harm outside of hospitals doesn’t get “tucked into an easily analyzed data base like Medicare.” Total harm, it concludes, is likely to be much more prevalent and severe than scientific studies can substantiate.

It is … probable that medical practice … is actually the number one cause of death and disability in the US.

Consumers Reports analyzed data from hospitals in almost every state and gave composite grades for patient safety for each one. Distressingly, no hospital earned a grade higher than a mediocre 72 out of a possible 100, and most failed convincingly.

Far too many of the most well known hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, New York-Presbyterian, and Mount Sinai Medical Center had grades so low that they should probably be closed to safeguard the public.

A number of hospitals throughout the country, including Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, could not be analyzed because they refused to submit the necessary information.

Did you know that the death rate drops when surgeons go on strike?

It is clear that once we are admitted to the hospital, our life is in our own hands. But we are not without resources. Here are some survival tips:

1. Never go to a hospital for a condition that is not an emergency. For scheduled surgery, remember that outpatient surgical centers can do a much better job of controlling their environment and maintaining accountability than hospitals where responsibility for patient care is diffused.

2. Keep track of medications your doctor says you should be taking and what hospital staff wants to give you. Know the dosages and take notes. Medication errors are a serious source of patient injury and death.

3. Try to wean yourself from all pharmaceuticals, which, as their ads are legally obligated to note, are extremely dangerous. Get used to the idea that all drugs are unnatural chemical additions to the human body and, in varying degrees, are all poisons. Herbals, spices, vitamins, and botanicals, as well as your own mind, can be excellent substitutes that can heal you without endangering your life. Do a little internet research, some experimentation, and improve your chances for staying alive and healthy.

4. Make sure that no one touches you who is not sterile. If the nurse puts on surgical gloves and then picks up the remote that you dropped, s/he is no longer sterile and must not touch you until s/he is.

5. Stay as far from medical radiation and other questionable procedures as possible. Make sure you know the reason for x-rays and other measures and how they will affect your treatment. If their only purpose is to satisfy the doctor’s curiosity and will have no effect on your prognosis or treatment, politely decline.

6. Ask questions. Your survival may depend on how much of a pain in the butt you are. Do it with a smile and expect the best.

The only solution to our deadly medical care system is you the patient. According to the Journal of Patient Safety:

The epidemic of patient harm in hospitals must be taken more seriously if it is to be curtailed. Fully engaging patients and their advocates during hospital care and systematically seeking the patients’ voice in identifying harms….

Extending Your Life Expectancy – Allergies

I talked to her mother at the local coffee shop, as she waited for her 20-year old-daughter to finish her 8th surgery for a condition none of her doctors had been able to identify. The girl was always sick, she said, and the surgeries didn’t seem to help. Her parents were scared to death she’d die before anyone figured it out.

She was eventually found to be sensitive to the perfumes in virtually everything she touched – deodorants, soap, shampoo, cleaning supplies.

I met her in a class one night. She couldn’t talk without her vocal cords going into a spasm, which meant she was without a voice. Her doctors said it was the most unusual case they’d seen and, over and over, recommended surgery. She’d had 6 surgeries so far and was scheduled for another.

She finally found that a common anti-spasmodic – ordinary ginger- ended her problem without actually identifying it.

He lost his voice suddenly one day. The doctors said his vocal cords looked fine. They didn’t know what happened or how to fix it. He was a school teacher.

His problem ended when his wife had a sudden insight and told him to stop taking the prescription statin. His life returned to normal within days.

Each of these had undiagnosed allergic reactions to a constant irritant that no one suspected. Once they figured out the allergy and began avoiding the source, their health returned. To a person, their doctors refused to believe the latest surgery or pharmaceutical had not been responsible for their return to health. None of them had ever heard of allergies causing such a problem. All of these one-time patients had their health back along with a newfound disregard for ‘experts’, and a new respect for the power their own human body, as well as a new respect for ancient remedies.

The medical profession seems to believe allergies begin and end with pollen or poison ivy, including the allergist physicians who should know better. The truth is that you can be allergic to anything. Food, perfumes, plants, things you touch, things you smell, and those allergies can impact your body and your life in limitless ways. Horrifically, they can also cause sudden death due to anaphylaxis, a sudden, violent allergic reaction that causes all organs in the body to shut down simultaneously.

The one medical guarantee is that doctors won’t understand any of it. With their medical education and virtually all articles in their professional journals subsidized by Big Pharma, they are taught believe that pills are the one hope for your health.

Allergies have their own ways of showing up, and when your symptoms don’t fit into any of a doctor’s diagnostic boxes, they will bend the corners of your ailment until they fit into a familiar surgical or pharmaceutical category. Then, they can solve your problem by recommending a surgery or a drug. Drug companies reward doctors for prescribing their costly, deadly, products.

With a little luck, if you survive one physician’s toxic and useless remedies, you will live to repeat the process with the next physician. Sooner or later, if you survive, you will take control of your own health. You will begin checking natural remedies on the internet, trying them out, and being flabbergasted at the magic they can work, almost free of charge and rarely at a threat to your life.

For example: Ginger, standard spice rack ginger, is a very effective anti-spasmodic. That means that it is a risk-free remedy for asthma, as well as hiccups. It means you don’t need to take cortisone with it’s deadly side effects to get relief.

Suffer from migraines? No need to risk your life taking expensive, heart-stopping, heavily advertised drugs. The botanical ‘feverfew’, available in the vitamin aisle, taken daily, will get rid of them for good.

Got nail biters in the family? They need much more vitamin B and magnesium than they’re getting.

Bruise easily? Not if you’re taking enough vitamin C, which can also ward off the common cold and who knows what other ailments.

As traditional antibiotics lose their effectiveness due to over prescribing, there is a natural antibiotic with nearly magical powers: Garlic. Taken in high doses, it can kill off numerous germs with no threat to your life or wallet.

Please note that nothing I’ve mentioned here is effective in one small dose, the kind you get in multivitamins. For therapeutic benefit, the vitamin or biologic has to be taken daily in doses high enough to be healing. There is a danger in extremely high doses of the fat soluble vitamins, A, E, and D. Those vitamins are not sold in health-threatening doses.

The vitamins that are not fat-soluble, B and C, are water-soluble. That means that they wash harmlessly out of your system every day in your urine.

There is a side effect to extremely high dose vitamin C. It causes diarrhea when the body has more than it can handle. That’s all. It’s not going to kill you and you can solve the problem by taking a little less. That doesn’t sound like the dangers advertised for pharmaceuticals, does it?

No discussion of allergies would be complete without acknowledging some very serious, mostly hidden, food allergens

If you feel miserable almost every day and you’ve ruled out most other things chances are you are have problems with the common allergen soy, which is almost always genetically modified.

Soy, like corn, is a crop subsidized by the government. Because farmers know that planting soy will always be profitable, they fill their fields with it. They plant much more than can be exported or used efficiently here at home. The solution to prevent big surpluses? Cut the price domestically and sell it to every food manufacturer. Because of it’s low cost, food processors are happy to comply and add it to everything possible. It’s hard to find a bakery product that doesn’t contain soy as do many other products. Would you ever suspect that many brands of ice cream are similarly contaminated? It’s everywhere. If you suspect a soy allergy, you should get used to reading food labels.

There are new, cost saving ingredients that appear constantly. One is malted barley flour. It’s generally a new addition to baked goods and is not included in some organic products. Be aware of its allergenic potential.

Allergies have the potential to do everything from limiting life to killing. A great many deaths are attributed to heart attacks but occur in people who have no heart disease. Are those deaths a testament to the power of allergies?

Allergies are entirely individual and identifying them is also individual. No one can do it for you, which is OK since you know that your health is your responsibility.

Vaccines: Unneeded and Unsafe

by Cameron Salisbury

I was looking for a house in a new city in the company of a 50-ish realtor who was a very nice total stranger. Out of nowhere he began telling me about an unbelievable wide-awake nightmare that he had survived. One day, his lower legs and feet suddenly stopped working. He had lost all control and couldn’t depend on being able to stand on his feet while showing houses. He fell several times in front of clients before giving up the effort. As he turned into an invalid, he was devastated, as you can imagine. He saw one doctor after another. Eventually he found one who hit on a way to treat the condition. He’ll be able to walk but on medication for the rest of his life.

Why had it happened? There was only one possibility: the flu shot he had recently received.

My realtor’s near tragedy is only one of the millions of catastrophes that have occurred among U.S. citizens as the vaccine industry stays in high gear to sell it’s lucrative, liability free, poisons including it’s brand new profit center, Covid. Manufacturers are free of all responsibility for their products because of the agreement it insisted on with our spineless government: Big Pharma will only manufacture vaccines if it gets to keep all the profits while the government pays for all the calamities it causes. It’s a risk free proposition for Big Pharma and it eliminates any incentive to create a safe product.

Vaccines are very big business for Big Pharma, Bill Gates, the media and the government, including CDC. Everyone gets richer when you are scared into getting vaccinated yourself or getting your kids vaccinated against an ever-increasing list of rare and remote maladies. Most vaccines are for conditions like Covid and the flu, diseases that the human immune system easily handles. Others, like polio and the childhood diseases, are virtually extinct among the native population. There are many insgnificant diseases which are not serious although they get serious advertising hype.

What is serious are the life destroying side effects of vaccines and the government and media’s inexcuseable cover up.

Take autism, for example. Autism is a tragedy for every child and every family afflicted. Parents have been indicting vaccines as a cause of autism for years. What they get is the opposite of the attention they deserve. The number of vaccines that infants and toddlers are subjected to has increased annually beyond all reason.

It’s beyond imagining to think that new babies and young children need dozens, or any, vaccines. It shows the utter lack of respect that Big Pharma, Big Medicine and the government have for the God-given miracle of the human body. And it shows the unbelieveable arrogance and indifference of health care providers to babies and to the anguish of mothers and fathers.

But not all medical professionals dismiss the sometimes horrific affects of vaccines.

The scientists who accurately understand and try to communicate the impact that vaccines can have are driven out of science; their livelihoods and their research turned to dust, by forces that have great interest in their own power but no interest in public health – people like Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates.

Dr. Judy Mikovits is a brilliant researcher you have never heard of for that reason. When she was proving that vaccines resulted in Sudden Infant Death in babies, autism in toddlers, and laid the groundwork for a sad array of late stage problems, like alzheimers and pancreatic cancer, the government-funded powers in charge of her research caught on to the damage her conclusions would do to Big Pharma and government liability. She was dismissed from her job, arrested, jailed, and silenced. She found the government, the courts, the media and politicians – all of the Deep State – opposed to the dissemination of her findings. Other scientists were co-opted with threats to stay away from her. Through it all, she refused to compromise the unfolding life or death truth she was uncovering.

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The Coming Covid Vaccine Catastrophe

This article is from Dr Mercola. You can find the rest at his website (see sidebar) identified below.

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As of February 4, 2021, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) had received 12,697 injury reports and 653 deaths following COVID-19 vaccination.1

Of the cases reported between December 14, 2020, and February 4, 2021, 3.69% were life threatening and the number of deaths account for 5.14% of the total reports. The Pfizer vaccine accounted for 58% of deaths; Moderna’s accounted for 41%.

https://www.mercola.com/

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The “Vaccine” That is an Experiment

“I’m just beside myself with anger over this synthetic gene therapy, this chemical poison, and what they’re doing worldwide,” Mikovits says. “We’re already seeing deaths from this shot. It’s illegal. It shouldn’t be done. It should be stopped right now. It should have never been allowed to happen, yet we see it being forced on the most vulnerable populations.”

That quote is from Dr. Judith Mikovits, the former NIH researcher who has written several best-selling books describing the cesspool that is government-backed research.  You can see the entire article at Dr. Mercola’s website, references in the side bar.

As she explains, the current batch of AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer ‘vaccines’ do not meet the definition for vaccines.  They are really an untested gene therapy with the recipient population substituting for lab rats.  Everyone who dies after receiving the ‘vaccine’ is said to have succumbed to ‘complications of Covid’.

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The Polio Vaccine and ‘Acute Flaccid Paralysis’

There is a new childhood disease capturing attention in the U.S. It looks and acts just like the ‘acute flaccid paralysis’ of polio but the polio virus is missing so it’s named ‘nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis’ (NPAFP). The disease is nothing to be taken lightly. One-third of child victims are permanently paralyzed and roughly 10% die, twice the toll of polio.

The disease may seem unusual to Americans but it is well known, and well researched, in India where researchers have identified the polio vaccine as the responsible agent in nonpolio paralysis.

India had it’s last polio case in 2011 and the World Health Organization declared the country to be polio free in 2014. But eradication campaigns continue unabated to this day. Want to know why? India’s Ministry of Health explains:

India has maintained a high vigil and ensured that no complacency sets in order to maintain the polio-free status for the last more than 4 years. It has taken appropriate actions to ensure high population immunity …

In other words, despite the nonexistence of the disease, the polio vaccine remains a childhood staple, just in case. Because polio might show up suddenly from – where? The researchers in India found that the number of NPAFP cases was strongly related to the number of doses of polio vaccine a child received. Although no amount of vaccine is totally safe, the greater the total dosage, the higher the risk. In places where the administration of the polio vaccine declined, rates of NPAFP did also. India now records about 50,000 new cases a year and currently has an estimated 491,000 affected children.

Despite the well-researched documentation from India, when NPAFP showed up in the U.S. it was presented to the public as something new and never seen before. Which might seem a little disingenuous since we all have access to the same publications.

The disease started later and affected fewer, so far, in the U.S. probably because India uses an oral polio vaccine (OPV) with a live virus, and the US and most of the rest of the world use a killed, inactivated vaccine called ITV. The OPV form is now being phased out worldwide in favor of the ITV vaccine but, judging from the increasing number of childhood victims in the U.S., that apparently won’t solve the problem.

Nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis in the U.S. started appearing in medical publications in 2014. By 2018 the number of children with paralysis was causing increasing alarm. Given the published information available linking the polio vaccine with nonpolio paralysis, the cause of the problem has been identified. CDC, however, continues to insist on a multi dose polio vaccine for a nonexistent disease. When the evidence is ignored, what chance to we have to protect our children?

Here’s an idea: Parents should continue to take the lead and insist on a reasonable vaccine schedule. Stop vaccinating for nonexistent diseases. Consider eliminating vaccines altogether or make them voluntary since they are both dangerous and largely unnecessary.

Polio has not occurred among U.S. citizens since 1979. It was eradicated in the U.S. about the same time smallpox was eradicated world wide. Once a disease has ceased to exist, the only danger is from the vaccine itself. And ALL vaccines carry dangers.

The fact that there was no smallpox anywhere in the world did not stop the U.S. military from insisting that everyone going to Afghanistan in 2001 receive a smallpox vaccination. One of the results was the sudden death in Afghanistan of journalist David Blum who succumbed to a blood clot that the media blamed on the long plane ride. Opinion was different at the CDC where it was quietly whispered that the death was probably due to the smallpox vaccine and it’s well-known side effects.

It is unknown how many other Americans in Afghanistan were affected, like David Blum, by the consequences of a vaccine for a nonexistent illness.

Since no official statistics are available – by design – for vaccine injuries, it is unknown how many people have their lives diminished or ended by the unexamined, unresearched effects of vaccines.

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Paul Allen: Another Tragic Death from ‘Complications’

Recently Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, died at age 65 from – you guessed it – complications’.

‘Complications’ are medical speak for ‘we’re responsible but we don’t want you to know’. ‘Complications’ can’t be officially listed as a cause of death because it isn’t one.

The death certificate tells the story.

Paul Allen died of septic shock, or sepsis, a common blood infection and cause of death in hospitals, and entirely man-made by hospital staff. Although hospitals and doctors would like you to believe sepsis is an act of God, as in ‘the immune system caused all the problems’, the truth is that the hospital introduced a bug into the victim, which happens regularly when hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, doctor’s’ offices abandon sterile procedures. When they cause MRSA, sepsis or any other deadly hospital infection, and the resulting infection over powers the immune system, the victim dies. According to the hospitals’ records, the cause of death is the victims immune system,
not their own procedures.

The amount of sepsis in hospitals is chilling. CDC estimates that hundreds of thousands of deaths occur in hospitals each year and that sepsis is responsible for 1 in three of them.

That, of course, doesn’t include those who died outside a hospital from an infection caused in the hospital, and it doesn’t include the vast number of deaths that are hidden in other diagnoses. For example, a 26 year old  died of sepsis within days of getting the flu shot as the blood infection caused the organs in her body to quickly shut down.

CDC attributed her death to the flu. And then doubled down by insiting the public get the current version of the profoundly useless flu shot.

To make the flu shot, Big Pharma has to decide 3 years in advance what their guess will be about the ever mutating version that will strike in several years. Then they concoct an antidote, manufacture millions of doses, package and distribute it, and work with CDC to sell it. It rarely addresses the problem it’s supposed to, and it’s rarely acknowleged to be the failure it is.

The flu shot is almost never anything that could remotely be called a success.

The only reason CDC has any interest in the flu vaccine is that it is an annually recurring bonanza as a source of funding from Big Pharma.

Did you think the Centers for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion was committed to you and your family by taxpayer funding? Not so. In fact, CDC has a division dedicated to reimbursing people for injuries caused by vaccines (Vaccine  Adverse Events Reporting System). Since the drug companies have no responsibility, by law, for the safety and/or effectiveness of their product, your tax dollars, along with contributions to CDC from Big Pharma, of course, fills the void and reimburses a few of the injured for the sometimes horrific consequences of vaccines.

Paul Allen had no idea when he entered the hospital for treatment of a long standing illness that within only a few days he would be included in the hospitals’ mortality statistics, a victim of the hospital itself.

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