by John Anthony, Sustainable Freedom Lab, ©2022
(Aug. 1, 2022) — Still think it is inconceivable so many trusted hospitals and medical professionals would inflate COVID hospitalizations and deaths making the pandemic appear worse than it was?
In February of 2020, the CDC released projections of COVID’s spread largely based on the flawed Imperial College agent-based simulation model. The model predicted up to 1.2 million US deaths lacking action.
On February 4, 2020 following an urgent CDC request, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization to use the PCR process to identify the COVID-19 virus. The EUA was issued despite earlier statements by Kary Mullis, the test’s inventor, referencing HIV and the AIDS epidemic that applies to all viruses today…
“[The PCR] doesn’t tell you you are sick; and it doesn’t tell you the thing you ended up with will really hurt you.”
- Misuse of the PCR test was already responsible for a pseudo-outbreak of pertussis in 2009.
- An analysis of 162,457 PCR screened people in Munster, Germany concluded:
“RT-PCR testing as a tool for mass screening should not be used alone as a base for pandemic decision-making including measures such as quarantine, isolation, and lockdown.”
Sure enough, by April 1, 2020, widespread PCR testing confirmed there were over 716,000 hospitalizations and 35,000 deaths caused by COVID-19.
On March 17 2020, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urged hospitals to delay non-essential medical, surgical procedures during COVID-19 pandemic.
This last CMS action, combined with lockdowns, healthcare staff who were unable to work, childcare services suffering, and billing disruptions resulted in revenue losses for hospitals nationwide.
On March 27, 2020 the CARES Act, followed by the Paycheck Protection Program Health Care Enhancement Act, provided hospitals loans of up to $175 billion to cover COVID-19 related expenses and lost revenue.
But hospitals only received Medicare reimbursements sufficient to cover the loans IF patients had COVID-19.
The pressure to label admissions as COVID cases was enormous. With the PCR test producing high volumes of false positives, and the media trumpeting soaring ‘case’ numbers, the false labeling was not only possible; it had the appearance of legitimacy.
Despite growing censorship, the public began to realize something was wrong.
- On July 2, 2020, during a Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed that,
“Yes, there appear to be some misincentives to over-code.”
- On July 31, 2020, Robert Redfield, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also admitted that hospitals had a monetary incentive to inflate COVID counts.
- Sen. Scott Jensen (R-Minn) confirmed that if a person is admitted to the hospital for pneumonia, typically the reimbursement would be $5,000.
“But if it’s COVID-19 pneumonia, then it’s $13,000, and if that COVID-19 pneumonia patient ends up on a ventilator, it goes up to $39,000.”
Between testing, admission, ICU, Remdesivir, mechanical ventilator, and death a patient’s Medicare reimbursement could run $75,000 or more, IF COVID-19 related.
If there are not enough COVID patients to cover the loan advances, hospitals must find other ways to pay back CMS.
A perfect 4-step scheme for fraud.
- CDC hyped fear using flawed projections that inflated the number of COVID-19 casualties.
- The FDA bolstered the predictions by issuing an emergency use authorization for a process known to generate high volumes of false positives.
- The CDC then choked off hospitals’ incomes by urging against non-essential surgeries and services.
- Finally, CMS advanced massive loans requiring COVID-19 cases to receive sufficient Medicare reimbursements to pay off the loans.
Despite evidence that Remdesivir and ventilators may be causing deaths, despite growing proof many COVID deaths were due to other illnesses such as congestive heart failure or diabetes and had little to do with the virus, few administrators wanted to investigate further.
When combined with their continued use of masks that fail to stop the spread of the virus and an insistence on an over-rated, barely effective, and potentially harmful vaccine, our public health system, hospitals, and physicians must win back the trust of the American people.
The only way to regain medical trust is to listen to dissident voices, read the censored science, and start telling patients the truth.