The Post-Covid Silence — Intubation edition

The Post-Covid Silence — Intubation edition. By Michael Senger.

Tens of thousands of Americans died after being placed on mechanical ventilators in spring 2020.

It’s long past time we got real answers as to how many were killed this way.

Early COVID data from China had suggested that ventilators would need to be used widely in the treatment of COVID patients, and this led to a major rush by politicians and hospitals to procure tens of thousands of ventilators. …

In interviews with major media outlets, several practitioners later disclosed that patients had often been put on ventilators not for their own benefit, but in order to protect hospital staff and stop the virus from spreading.

As Dr. Rich McCormick told the House COVID Select Subcommittee, “we were intubating people that probably shouldn’t have been intubated.” …

Even Anthony Fauci eventually admitted that having “very very readily put people on mechanical ventilation” may have “caused more harm than good.”

The New Yorker featured a harrowing account of one early victim’s final moments before he was put on a ventilator and died — even though he didn’t even “feel sick” at the time he was intubated.

A study in JAMA later revealed a 97.2% mortality rate among those over age 65 put on mechanical ventilators. Patients over age 65 were more than 26 times as likely to survive if they were NOT placed on mechanical ventilators.

Yet astonishingly, despite all this evidence, the establishment is arguing that *no patients* were killed by ventilators in spring 2020. An astonishing argument, even by the abysmal standards of the COVID era.

The data bears out that ventilator use was sharply curtailed after spring 2020. Overall, CDC data shows that about 10,000 patients died with COVID in NYC hospitals after being put on ventilators in spring 2020.

Even more strangely, most attorneys with whom I’ve discussed the ventilator issue agree that there’s actually little litigation risk for the medical establishment given the perceived global emergency and the information coming from China at the time.

This, too, leads me to believe that the real number of patients killed by ventilators must be frighteningly high; even absent any real litigation risk, the embarrassment alone is leading to this broad cover-up.

Given all the clumsy, self-contradictory arguments about ventilator deaths coming from the medical establishment, you’ve probably gathered that these are not sophisticated crooks. Rather, these are ordinary people who can’t seem to face what really happened.

The administrative state cannot be brought to heel or held responsible for anything. (Except by sacking them all.)