In my July 6th edition of VCPC News, I included information about Dr. Richard Bartlett, a 28 year emergency room physician from Texas, who is successfully treating high-risk Covid-19 patients with inhaled budesonide. In the America Can We Talk? interview below with host, Debbie Georgatos, Dr. Bartlett discusses his protocol; why we should not be afraid of Covid-19; and why a vaccine is not the solution.
Please read, watch and share. Knowledge about protocols like Dr. Bartlett's, Dr. Vladimir Zelevko's and Frontline Covid-19 Critical Care Working Group just might help "flatten the fear" surrounding Covid-19; and could save your life or the life of someone you care about.
Watch videos below and read Why It Matters to You.
“I’m not scared of Covid anymore. Nobody else should be scared of Covid either.
You should not be scared of Covid anymore. I’m telling you; don’t be scared of Covid. There are some ways to treat it. If your doctor won’t treat you, find another doctor. We’re in America and there is a solution, there’s several solutions for this.
I’m talking about one of them."
Dr. Richard Bartlett
"...rapidly mutating virus; a vaccine’s not gonna be the solution. This is a coronavirus. It goes around every year, the common cold. We get flu vaccines every year and at best it covers 40% and so that’s not a 100% success rate and you have to get it every year. If they're going to make this vaccine, it’s not going to be a one-time shot."
Click here for full July 2, 2020 episode of America Can We Talk?
with host Debbie Georgatos.
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What you will learn in "The (Undercover) Epicenter Nurse" is disturbing. Please watch and share. Many thanks to Journeyman Pictures for their excellent "Perspectives on the Pandemic" series. Links to other videos in the series at end of this post.
Erin Marie Olszewski is a Nurse-turned-investigative journalist, who has spent the last few months on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, on the inside in two radically different settings. Two hospitals. One private, the other public. One in Florida, the other in New York.
And not just any New York public hospital, but the "epicenter of the epicenter" itself, the infamous Elmhurst in Donald Trump's Queens. As a result of these diametrically opposed experiences, she has the ultimate "perspective on the pandemic". She has been where there have been the most deaths attributed to Covid-19 and where there have been the least.
Erin enlisted in the Army when she was 17. She deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Part of her duties involved overseeing aid disbursement and improvements to hospital facilities. While in country she received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service, and was wounded in combat. Erin eventually retired as a sergeant, and became a civilian nurse in 2012. Erin is a medical freedom and informed consent advocate. She co-founded the Florida Freedom Alliance but no longer has any connection with the organization.
Watch more episodes of Perspectives on the Pandemic here:
Episode 1: https://dai.ly/x7ubcws
Episode 2: https://dai.ly/k7af1wKOAvcoA7w5DkZ
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/VK0Wtjh3HVA
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/cwPqmLoZA4s
Episode 5: https://dai.ly/k3l3VyZ2YQv6Zbw5VqE
Episode 6: https://youtu.be/3f0VRtY9oTs
Episode 7: https://youtu.be/2JbOvjtnPpE
Episode 8: https://youtu.be/WlLmt6_w_AM
(As of publication of this video, the producers are still awaiting comment from Elmhurst Hospital). Produced by Libby Handros and John Kirby, The Press and the Public Project.
In the following fully referenced video commentary and print transcript, NVIC Co-Founder & President, Barbara Loe Fisher, analyzes and offers perspective on the historic response to the COVID-19 pandemic by governments, the pharmaceutical industry, and the public. Please listen to her powerful message, and share with others.
Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder & President, NVIC
Click image for video and transcript.
"...if the state can tag, track down and force individuals to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, then there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the state can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow."
How Fear of a Virus Changed Our World
by Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
Fear is a primal biological response to a perceived threat to our survival. Fear triggers momentary paralysis and then a fight or flight reaction before the brain can rationally analyze and calibrate our response to a perceived threat.
Right now, people around the world are living in fear of being infected or infecting someone else with a new coronavirus that can kill those most vulnerable without warning. Along with confusion and uncertainty, which prolongs fear, many of us are traumatized by the authoritarian measures governments have taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in China in late 2019.
The “new normal” is disorienting, like we have taken a hit to the gut and then to the head that we didn’t see coming. Maybe that is why so many Americans, who value freedom of speech, religion, assembly, privacy and the right to work, have given those constitutional rights up, without stopping to think through the ramifications of the larger precedent being set.
We are slowly coming out of shock five months after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control declared a public health emergency on January 31, which escalated six weeks later into a social distancing lockdown when the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic on March 11. Read more.
Click here for video, and fully referenced transcript.
"Be the one who never has to say you did not do today what you could have done to change tomorrow."
Also by Barbara Loe Fisher...
The National Plan to Vaccinate Every American
(Video Commentary & Print Transcript)
On April 23, 2020, I shared information about the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group and their life-saving treatment protocol in the post, "People are dying needlessly..." Despite FLCCC's intense efforts to spread the word, which includes getting information to the White House on three different occasions; and a testimony at the May 6th U.S. Senate Committee Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Hearing (see videos below), the MATH+ COVID-19 Early Intervention Protocol has met with pushback from the NIH and CDC. Public health experts and the media are not talking about the protocol; few hospitals have adopted the protocol; and people are STILL dying needlessly from COVID-19.
Read and watch the videos in "People are dying needlessly..." Visit the FLCCC Working Group website. Listen to Dr. Pierre Kory's powerful testimony below; learn where the physicians and hospitals using the MATH+ protocol are located; and most importantly, share this information with others. It just might save your life or the life of someone you love.
"We're experts in our field. This is what we do. We know how to take care of patients. Let us take care of these patients. We know that these medicines are sound... We know the safety profile. Everything in our protocol is safe, FDA approved, has been used for decades. Yes it's off label but we do off label stuff everyday..."
- Dr. Pierre Kory, FLCCC Working Group -
"...this is absolutely a calamity that's going on in medicine...I have to emphasize that the timing of initiation of this therapy is critical. The world needs to know this. What happened here in New York is that initial surge caused so many terrible reports...the population is scared. They're not coming to the hospital early enough; and now when they're coming, they're so far advanced, that the medicines don't work as well; and so we need to get the word out that things are better on the ground. We're definitely much more stable in the hospitals... We're much more resourced. We're regrouped. We're ready to take care of patients; but the patients have to come. If they wait at home with these symptoms, we're not going to be able to save them..."
"I know I can treat this; but you got to let me do it...This will change the economy."
Click here and here for more videos and resources from
Frontline Covid19 Critical Care Working Group.
Click here to read "We've Cracked the COVID-19 Code.”
(And Why No One is Listening.)
Updated 7/14/2020 -- Scroll down for recently added information regarding Covid-19 and face masks.
The CDC's COVID-19 "How to protect Yourself and Others" website states, "The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected" and that "Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities."
Our world has certainly changed since COVID-19, and many of us now see adults and children wearing face masks not just in stores, but while walking, jogging, riding bikes and playing in open areas and even while riding alone in cars. Covering our nose and mouth when we cough or sneeze and staying home when sick is always a smart and considerate thing to do; however, is there a down side to wearing face masks besides being uncomfortable? The following articles, studies and videos question the efficacy of face masks and explain how they could be compromising our immune system and harming the healthy.
Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy
by Russell Blaylock, MD, Technocracy News & Trends, May 11, 2020
"By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain." Read more.
Mask Facts - AAPS (Association of American Physicians and Surgeons)
by Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D., June 1, 2020
"As described above, the wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks.” Read more.
Why Masks Do More Harm Than Good
by Michael Gaeta, DAOM, MS, CDN
Learn the science that debunks the baseless propaganda and harmful public policies. Watch video here. More from Dr. Gaeta at https://www.michaelgaeta.com.
Can surgical masks protect you from getting the flu
by Manal Mohammed, The Conversation (Medical X press), October 17, 2019
Surgical masks are sometimes referred to as courtesy masks, suggesting that some people wear them for the same altruistic reason surgeons wear them: to stop others getting their germs. But as the studies in operating theatres show, this benefit is dubious. Read more.
Healthy People Should Not Wear Face Masks
by Jim Meehan, MD, June 14, 2020
As a physician and former medical journal editor, I've carefully read the scientific literature regarding the use of face masks to mitigate viral transmission. I believe the public health experts have community wearing of masks all wrong. What follows are the key issues that should inform the public against wearing medical face masks during the CoVID-19 pandemic, as well as all future respiratory disease pandemics. Read more.
Four Potential Consequences of Wearing Face Masks We Need to Be Wary Of
by Olga Perski and David Simons, Published June 29, 2020, The Vaccine Reaction
When deciding if a safety measure is worth introducing at scale, it’s important to balance any benefits against potential harms. Here are four potential consequences that, unless mitigated against, could make things worse. Read more.
We Do Not Consent
by Simone Gold, MD, JD, ABEM, Board Certified Emergency Physician, Stanford Educated Attorney, June 26, 2020
It is clear to me as a physician-lawyer that the disinformation about both Covid-19 and the Constitution has caused us to turn a medical issue into a legal crisis. The scientific usefulness of a mask has been so aggressively overstated, and the foundational importance of the Constitution has been so aggressively understated, that we have normalized people screaming obscenities at each other while hiking. The Covid virus was supposed to be contained in the kind of lab where people wear astronaut suits and go through triple sealed doors. It is a con of massive proportion to assert that now, having escaped those environs, a bandana will magically do the trick. Read more
Masking Reports & Citations
by Vaccine Choice Canada, June 21, 2020
(Note: This resource includes 25+ links to articles, videos, studies, etc., some which are listed individually in this VCPC post.)
As demonstrated in multiple reviews of the published science on the ability of masks and respirators to prevent viral respiratory illnesses, there is no high quality research that definitively concludes masking is protective...In these Resources, we provide you with information on masking obtained from a number of well researched sources to help you make an informed decision on this contentious topic. We encourage you to share this information with others. Read more.
Is There Really Strong Evidence for Wearing Masks?
by Mercola.com, June 19, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been conflicting advice about wearing face masks or face coverings, even within the same public health agencies. Read more. Watch video.
Interview: COVID-19 and the Great Mask Debate
by Jeremy R. Hammond, June 17, 2020
Do executive orders for universal mask wearing in community settings make sense? Are they evidence-based measures for preventing transmission of SARS-CoV-2?
Read more. Listen to interview.
Do Masks and Respirators Prevent Viral Respiratory Illnesses? An Interview with Professor Denis Rancourt
by Kim Petersen, June 15, 2020
...Rancourt is wedded to the evidence, and he is unafraid to make known his conclusion even though it goes against the mainstream consensus. His article, “Masks Don’t Work: A review of science relevant to COVID-19 social policy,” is Rancourt at his iconoclastic finest. He concludes, "No RCT [randomized control trial] study with verified outcome shows a benefit for HCW [health care workers] or community members in households to wearing a mask or respirator. There is no such study. There are no exceptions." Read more.
The Cult of the Mask
by Susan Claire Potts, PhD, June 9, 2020
“We’d better open our eyes to the indoctrination that’s going on here. We’re being corralled into a collective unconsciousness. Wearing a mask has nothing to do with disease.
New York Times Laughably Lies That the Mask Debate is 'Settled'
by Jeremy R. Hammond, June 5, 2020
The statist New York Times says science unequivocally supports universal mask use, but its own cited sources illustrate what a ludicrous assertion that is. Read more.
Dangers of Wearing Masks in the Heat and Humidity
The Vaccine Reaction, June 1, 2020
You add heat, humidity, probably months of more physical inactivity than usual because of social isolation and distancing, and now you mask up, it’s certainly going to make it a lot more difficult to breathe, which can lead to further respiratory complications. Read more. Watch video.
Dr. Vernon Coleman
COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Face Masks
Posted by GMI Reporter, May 27, 2020, Originally published by Roman Bystrianyk
"It's clear that the current directive to wear masks by the general public isn't scientifically supported. Even in the case of the flu, here is no conclusive evidence of their efficiency in controlling flu virus transmission. Also, the use of masks can be creating more spread of diseases than it prevents. Personal observations seem to indicate that most people don't know how to correctly put on, wear, or dispose of face masks, and this is causing more harm than good. Moreover, the fear that has been generated by everyone wearing masks because many believe that everyone else is going to cause them to get sick and possibly die and the resultant impact on their psyche and immune system cannot be underestimated." Read more.
The Risks vs. Benefits of Face Masks- Is There an Agenda?
by Dr. Alan Palmer, Children's Health Defense, May 26, 2020
Face masks should not be worn by healthy individuals to protect themselves from acquiring respiratory infection because there is no evidence to suggest that face masks worn by healthy individuals are effective in preventing people from becoming ill. Read more.
Should Healthy People Be Wearing Masks During This COVID-19 Crisis?
by Patricia Neuenschwander, M.S.N., R.N., C.P.N.P.-P.C, May 2020
For decades, we have known that masks have not been shown to be effective in preventing influenza transmission. How is it that masks don’t work for this virus, but they magically work for the COVID virus?…Fear is driving this recommendation for healthy people to wear masks, not science. Read more.
Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era
This article was published on April 1, 2020, at NEJM.org, (The New England Journal of Medicine.)
We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic. Read more.
Masks Don't Work: A review of science relevant to COVID-19 social policy
by D. G. Rancourt, ResearchGate, April 2020
There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses, or respiratory illnesses believed to be transmitted by droplets and aerosol particles...By making mask-wearing recommendations and policies for the general public, or by expressly condoning the practice, governments have both ignored the scientific evidence and done the opposite of following the precautionary principle. Read more.
“I would definitively say, for coronavirus there is no need for masks
and also there is no need for social distancing.”
- Professor Dolores J.Cahill, PhD -
Corona Masks - Infection Prevention...Or Submission-Signaling?
Ron Paul Liberty Report, May 13, 2020
Ironically, as coronavirus deaths continue to decline in the US and as more states are "opening up," there appears to be an increase in mask wearing. Are the face masks going to prevent the spread of the virus? Will they protect people from the virus? Or may they actually cause harm to some people? Or...even: are they a new form of "virtue signaling," a show of submission to the "authorities"? Plenty of prominent MDs - including Fauci not long ago - have condemned the mass masking of America. Are they right? Read more.
"You're not making somebody else sick; you're making yourself sick...especially those with asthma, those with COPD, those living in pollution...This virus is not coughed through the air from healthy people..."
Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhD
Update May 15, 2020...Dr. Brownstein's Covid-19 blog posts and recovery videos are are no longer available. Dr. Brownstein has been ordered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to stop making any statements about treatment protocols of Vitamins A, C & D, as well as nutritional IV’s, iodine, ozone and nebulization to support the immune system with respect to Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (COVID-19). Please read, "There Is Still Hope Out There……..And We Are Taking Time Out To Re-Group."
Dr. Richard Ng, Dr. David Brownstein, Dr Jeffrey Nusbaum
Center for Holistic Medicine
In the video below, Dr. David Brownstein and colleagues talk about Covid-19 recovery stories and immune support therapies. They offer hope and encouragement during this challenging time and, as one of their followers states, they are doing much to "flatten the fear." I encourage you to watch, listen, learn and share.
"My colleagues & I DO NOT claim to have a cure for any illness. However, we do make the claim that we can give the patient a CHANCE TO RECOVER by supporting the ‘host’ and supporting the terrain of the host. In many cases, the human body is designed wonderfully to fight back against illness. Read my blogs, watch our patient testimonials, continue to join us for our Saturday afternoon video chats, and YOU be the judge. Look for us again next Saturday May 2nd on FACEBOOK LIVE for more (TIME-TBA). Come with questions. Until then, stay well." ~ Dr B
“It’s not the virulence of the bug; it’s the weakness of the terrain
Honor how well we’re designed . . . Honor the design…”
- Dr. Richard Ng -
In the video below, doctors who are humble enough and courageous enough, publicly acknowledge that using "established" medical treatments on Covid-19 patients is not working; and in many cases, actually causing more harm than good. It is extremely disturbing that Covid-19 treatment protocols that are saving lives, like the one developed by Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group, are not being used or at least more readily embraced. Please watch, read and share.
Doctors Face Troubling Question: Are They Treating Coronavirus Correctly?
NYT News - April 14, 2020
Many thanks to Robin Stein for producing this video and to the New YorkTimes
for publishing it.
"Doctors say the coronavirus is challenging core tenets of medicine, leading some to abandon long-established ventilator protocols for certain patients. But other doctors warn this could be dangerous."
“This disease has challenged everything that we believed was right six weeks ago.” Dr. David A. Farcy, President, American Academy of Emergency Medicine
“It’s different than anything we’ve seen before and maybe the way we’ve been taking care of things is not the right way of doing it."
Dr. Salim R. Rezaie, E.R., Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
“I’m concerned that if we continue on the path that we’re on, that hundreds of thousands of lives and lungs may be at risk.”
Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell, E.R./ I.C.U., Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
"Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results."
- Albert Einstein -
The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group consists of eight U.S. physicians, including five leading critical care specialists, who have developed a protocol for treating COVID-19 patients. Despite the fact that their protocol is saving lives, it has been met with resistance by those who cling to a more "established" medical paradigm that is resulting in needless deaths. Watch the video below, read the supporting materials and please share this important information with others.
"This video describes the work of five critical care specialists who are treating coronavirus patients at academic centers and other major hospitals across the United States. Through their current work, past research, and studying the findings of the Shanghai expert protocols, they have concluded that a combination of corticosteroids, high dose intravenous ascorbic acid (vitamin C), and anticoagulants, given early in the ER or hospital, can prevent the progression of the disease and reduce the need for mechanical ventilators. Their findings have not yet been widely adopted in the U.S. and they want to get the word out
to save lives now."
Video recorded April 5, 2020.
...Featuring Dr. Judy Mikovits
From Children's Health Defense...
RFK, Jr.: Judy Mikovits is among her generation’s most accomplished scientists. She joined NIH in 1980 as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular Virology at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Mikovits began a 20-year collaboration with Frank Ruscetti, a pioneer in the field of human retro virology. She helped Dr Russetti isolate the HIV virus + link it to AIDS in 1983. Her NIH boss Anthony Fauci delayed publication of that critical paper for 6 months to let his protégé Robert Gallo replicate, publish and claim credit. The delay in mass HIV testing let AIDS further spread around the globe + helped Fauci win promotion to director NIAID.
Watch video below.
In 2006, Dr Mikovits became director of Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease + collaborated with Dr Ruscetti searching for the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which suddenly became epidemic in the 1980s. The male dominated medical community dismissed CFS as psychosomatic “yuppie flu" caused when fragile females cracked in corporate jobs.
Dr. Mikovits discovered that 67% of affected women carried a virus—called Xenotropic Murine Leukemia related Virus—that appeared in healthy women only 4% of the time.
XMRV is also associated with prostate, breast, ovarian cancers, leukemia, and multiple myeloma. Many women with XMRV bore children with autism. In 2009, Drs. Mikovits and Ruscetti published their explosive findings in the journal Science. But the question remained: How was XMRV getting into people.
Other researchers linked the first CFS outbreak to a polio vaccine given to doctors and nurses that resulted in the "1934 Los Angeles County Hospital Epidemic." That vaccine was cultivated on pulverized mouse brains. Retroviruses from dead animals can survive in cell lines and permanently contaminate vaccines.
Dr Mikovits’ studies suggested that the XMRV Virus was present in the MMR, Polio + Encephalitis vaccines given to American children + soldiers.
Dr Fauci ordered Mikovits to keep her mouth shut. When she refused, he illegally confiscated her work books and hard drives, drove her from government work + blackballed her from receiving NIH grants ending her science career. XMRV remains in American vaccines.
On March 31, 2020, Cameron Kyle-Sidell, MD a NYC emergency room/critical care physician on the front lines working with COVID-19 patients released a video that has been shared widely on social media; although, to my knowledge, not via mainstream media*. I urge you to listen to what Dr. Kyle-Sidell has to say. Several related resources are listed below including an April 9th webinar from "thinking critical care" entitled COVID-19 Webinar: Respiratory Management, where you will hear Dr. Kyle-Sidell and several physicians from Italy, U.S. and Canada, openly discuss the issues that Dr. Kyle-Sidell has brought to the forefront. Printed excerpts from that webinar are included below. As I was about to publish this post, I discovered a brief update from thinking critical care entitled, "C'EST N' EST PAS ARDS" i.e., "IT'S NOT ARDS." Click here for audio.
Cameron Kyle-Sidell, MD
Click image for video.
I hope this post will not only empower you with knowledge, should you or someone you love require COVID-19 medical treatment; but also encourage you to pray for our physicians who are in uncharted territory with COVID-19 and learning as they go. Especially pray for those who have realized and are honest enough, humble enough, and courageous enough to openly admit that many of the COVID-19 deaths we are seeing are due to well intentioned but iatrogenic medical treatment.
EVMS MEDICAL GROUP
EVMS CRITICAL CARE
COVID-19 MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL
Developed and updated by Paul Marik, MD Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA April 6th 2020
“We have zero success for patients who were intubated. Our thinking is changing to postpone intubation to as long as possible, to prevent mechanical injury from the ventilator. These patients tolerate arterial hypoxia surprisingly well. Natural course seems to be the best.”
This is not your “typical ARDS”. Mechanical Ventilation may be doing harm. We need to think of alternative treatment strategies.
Read more here.
This resource includes a
"Suggested approach to prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19."
THINKING CRITICAL CARE
“A BLOG FOR THINKING DOCS: BLENDING GOOD EVIDENCE, PHYSIOLOGY, COMMON SENSE, AND APPLYING IT AT THE BEDSIDE!”
Click here for webinar audio.
Click here for brief audio, "C'EST N' EST PAS ARDS"
"Bottom line: Stay away from recipe medicine. Assess and re-assess your patient’s physiology."
Below are excerpts from the April 9th webinar, "COVID-19 RESPIRATORY MANAGEMENT A PHYSIOLOGICAL APPROACH".
“We’re here to share experiences, knowledge, thoughts “all in the hopes of helping to treat our many, many, many critically ill and acutely ill COVID patients.”
-Philippe Rola, MD-
“…the knowledge we’ve gained with, gained it from a lot of mistakes we’ve made actually because we were hit as the second nation just after China and I guess we were a bit slow in recognizing the key patterns of this disease. We started, actually, with a what was the intubate more or less as fast as you can these patients. Sort of preemptive intubation after a very small CPAP or NIV challenge, and looking back we now recognize that this strategy does not work. It doesn’t work for the single patient because most often these patients don’t fair well once intubated; and frankly intubation does not prevent these people from deteriorating; and secondly, because it wasn’t feasible counting the number of patients we had. So we started off intubating far too many patients and this is the most important lesson we learned and we learned it the hard way obviously…So we gradually shifted from very small CPAP or NIV challenges trials; we shifted off to more pro-longed non invasive strategy and I must say that this has paid off really well. The percentage of patients that have been intubated has been gradually reducing and we have a much better selection now of the patients who really need invasive support..."
-Dr. Marco Garrone, MD, ED, Mauriziano Ospedale, Torino, Italy. @drmarcogarrone-
“For me, this disease has really changed, forced you to change almost everything you know about medicine and critical care…”
-Dr. Rory Spiegel, ED-CC, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. @emnerd-
"I realize many questions came from the audience regarding L and H phenotypes, a concept which was rapidly assimilated by those reading and discussing day and night to stay at the cutting edge of the understanding of COVID physiology, so I am including the Gattinoni paper which is the source. For those still thinking of this as ARDS, understand that the single most published author and pre-eminent authority on that disorder states “this is not ARDS,” even if the H type, for those who progress to it – or evolve towards it due to initial management strategies, is fairly similar."
-Philippe Rola, MD-
The Gattinoni paper that is referenced in some of the videos above...
COVID-19 pneumonia: different respiratory treatment for different phenotypes?L.Gattinoni1, D.Chiumello2, P.Caironi3, M.Busana1, F.Romitti1, L.Brazzi4, L.Camporota5
COVID-19: Is It Like Mountain Sickness? -- Homeopathy
*I'm not sure how mainstream the NY Post is, but kudos to them for carrying this story on April 6, 2020 -- NYC doctor says high ventilator settings damage coronavirus patients’ lungs.