zou3gou3 wrote: ↑
McElyea might be a fraud and the story a lie, but
for conceding that possibility. Before we proceed-- pause for a moment & consider how widespread McElyea's story has been reported as 'truth', and how few of those news sources will ever print a retraction. The story will not be flagged 'medical misinformation' by Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter.
Literally the only institution which has issued an official statement refuting McElyea's claims-- is the hospital which fired him in 2018/ which is also the hospital named in the wrongful death lawsuit against McElyea.
So that hospital has it's own self-interested reasons to make it 100% clear that McElyea is no longer an employee/ and does not speak for them/ despite continuing to list his affiliation with them in his bio. If not for including that-hospital in his lies, they-too would have let his lies stand unopposed-- just like everyone else.
Please understand-- you're not making new claims. We've all heard The Sky Is Falling for 2 years. And we accepted those claims, at first.
In November 2020, I posted-about how the widely-reported "shortage" of ICU beds was due to a change in How The Number Of Bed Is Counted:
If no staff is assigned to an ICU bed BECAUSE THE BED IS EMPTY, then that AVAILABLE bed is counted as not-existing:
"Hospitalizations have been increasing, but the change is also due to revisions in how hospitals report the numbers.
MARC spokeswoman Amy Strange said that in October, the federal system used to report data removed pediatric ICUs from its total counts. Children make up only a tiny number of COVID-19 patients who need intensive care.
A month ago, Kansas City had a total of 994 intensive care unit beds, as listed on the MARC dashboard. The dashboard currently lists 534."
https://slymepit.com/phpbb/viewtopic.ph ... ds#p499940
Another perverse twist to the story-- is the artificial limit on the number ICU beds. In the US, if someone wishes to build or enlarge a hospital-- to provide more ICU beds-- the newcomer must first request permission-- from the existing-hospitals which already provide ICU beds in that area. If the pre-existing hospitals say that a new hospital will hurt the old-ones' business... by creating too much competition for too-few patients... then the existing hospitals have the legal authority to stop new competitors from emerging.
Those same old hospitals are now crying fake crocodile tears-- about the 'shortage' of ICU beds-- blaming Covid & the un-vaccinated, not their own anti-competitive business practices.
Here in New York, we were told we'd be locked-down '2 weeks to flatten the curve', so that Covid would not overwhelm the available medical facilities. An emergency field hospital was built in Central Park, a military hospital ship was docked in Manhattan. But that expanded-capacity went un-used, because the sick patients were packed into all the pre-existing hospital beds AND NURSING HOMES-- so that the precious Business Model of those hospitals would receive every dollar and penny of profit.
The US medical system is a corrupt abomination. But the US is far-from-alone when it comes-to hype vs. reality. Look at the the UK:
"Hospital intensive care no busier than normal for most trusts, leaked documents show
Update seen by Telegraph shows capacity tracking as normal for beginning of November, with usual numbers of beds available
An NHS source said: "As you can see, our current position in October is exactly where we have been over the last five years."
The new data shows that, even in the peak of the Covid outbreak in April, critical care beds were never more than 80 per cent full.
Although there has been a reduction in surge capacity since the first wave, with the closure of the emergency Nightingale Hospitals, there is still 15 per cent spare capacity across the country – fairly normal for this time of year.
Commenting on the new data, Professor Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford, said: "This is completely in line with what is normally available at this time of year. What I don't understand is that I seem to be looking at a different dataset to what the Government is presenting.
"Everything is looking at normal levels and free bed capacity is still significant, even in high dependency units and intensive care, even though we have a very small number across the board. We are starting to see a drop in people in hospitals.
But the leaked documents also show that no intensive care units are in Covid-19 Pandemic Critcon levels above two, and the majority are at 0, meaning they are operating as normal.
Critcon levels three and four are enacted during a "full stretch" and "emergency", when other wards need to be used for critical care. But 146 units out of 222 (65 per cent) are still at "Critcon 0", which is defined as "business as usual" by the NHS.
https://slymepit.com/phpbb/viewtopic.ph ... ds#p499942
The entire premise-- that ICU beds are full because Unvaccinated people are unnecessarily filling them-- rests on the assumption that Covid Vaccination is effective in stopping Covid from overwhelming medical capacity. Reality doesn't confirm that hypothesis. Right now-- the Most Vaccinated Israel is experiencing the Most Overwhelmed hospitals.
And even the firmly anti-Trump Nate Silver debunked the pandemic-of-the-unvaccinated narrative... by exposing the CDC's fucktarded methodology in the infamous Gay Bears of Bear Week In P-town
incident: https://slymepit.com/phpbb/viewtopic.ph ... ek#p504126
After 2 years of lies, the burden of credibility is on the medical establishment, not those of us who want more truth & accountability from them.
Instead, they've attempted top-down authoritarian bullying, to silence dissent.