by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
During the first weeks of the COVID-19 “pandemic” in 2020, when nationwide protocols were setup to be used in hospital settings, some frontline doctors began to question the practice of putting COVID-19 positive patients on ventilators, because so many of them were dying, and these doctors made it clear that they were dying from being wrongly placed on these ventilators.
In other words, the ventilators were actually killing them, in many cases by collapsing their lungs.
Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell was one of the first to speak out on this issue, as he had setup a COVID ICU center in New York City. He made it clear that the hospital protocols that called for putting these patients on ventilators was wrong, and addressed the issue in a YouTube video that went viral.
I included a clip from that video in the video I produced a few days ago, The Greatest Lie Ever Told.
Dr. Kyle-Sidell was then interviewed by Dr. John Whyte, MD, MPH, and chief medical officer at WebMD, where they addressed the issue of the percentage of COVID patients dying on ventilators. (Watch the full interview or read the transcript here.)
Other doctors beside Dr. Kyle-Sidell also began speaking out about placing COVID patients on ventilators, stating that about 80% of those vented were dying, and that it was the wrong procedure.
Reporter Mike Stobbe of the Associated Press covered the story at the time:
As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can.
The reason: Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators, and some doctors worry that the machines could be harming certain patients.
The evolving treatments highlight the fact that doctors are still learning the best way to manage a virus that emerged only months ago. They are relying on anecdotal, real-time data amid a crush of patients and shortages of basic supplies.
Mechanical ventilators push oxygen into patients whose lungs are failing. Using the machines involves sedating a patient and sticking a tube into the throat. Deaths in such sick patients are common, no matter the reason they need the breathing help.
Generally speaking, 40% to 50% of patients with severe respiratory distress die while on ventilators, experts say. But 80% or more of coronavirus patients placed on the machines in New York City have died, state and city officials say. (Full article.)
A young nurse from Nevada volunteered her services to treat COVID patients in New York City, and was appalled at how patients were dying in these hospitals, NOT from COVID, but from hospital mistreatment, including the wrong use of ventilators. I included a clip from her whistleblower testimony in the video I produced a few days ago, The Greatest Lie Ever Told.
Here is her entire testimony which was originally posted on Facebook. (Warning – graphic language.)
Another clip I included in The Greatest Lie Ever Told was from a respiratory therapist who also exposed the ventilator scandal.
I am a respiratory therapist and I’ve been doing this for 21 years.
I wanted to show you our equipment room.
The first thing I want to say is, does it look like there is a ventilator shortage? There’s not. As a matter of fact, we’re running less ventilators now than we would normally run, and that’s because people are just staying home. They’re not having elective surgery.
Any patient that came in with a respiratory problem was labeled as “Covid.” It doesn’t matter if you have Stage 4 lung cancer, pancreatitis or heart disease, liver failure and everything else.
Because you come in with breathing problems, you’re labeled a Covid patient.
You have to recognize that if every single patient is under investigation as Covid… and dies, then that goes into a Covid death. And they’re showing the numbers like a football game, to scare you.
They’re showing you loading bodies into a tractor trailer to scare you.
I’ve never in my career ever seen bodies loaded into a tractor trailer. It just doesn’t happen. I wonder if those were even bodies – I really don’t believe it. All this stuff is fake.
Let’s talk about ventilators and why there would be a shortage of ventilators. Well, this (pointing) is non-invasive ventilation here, CPAP or BiPAP. This is a mask that gets strapped on you and we can help you breath with that.
We’re not allowed to use those.
For the most part, since Covid came out they said “absolutely not,” that’s going to cause the virus to spread all over the place by spraying aerosols everywhere. And so we can’t use it.
You have to let the patient crash and go straight to a ventilator.
Traditionally, that’s not the way we would treat a patient.
We also have aerosolized medication, bronchol dilators, but we’re not allowed to use those either.
So everything we would traditionally do, we’re not allowed to do.
Every patient that comes in, no matter what their history, is labeled Covid under investigation. So if that patient dies, that becomes a Covid death.
So there’s a lot of weird things going on…