The hashtag #FilmYourHospital was currently trending on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. But the social media giants have now engaged in censorship “en mas.” With a third of the world’s population currently ‘on lockdown’, some citizens began coping with cabin fever by paying visits to their local hospitals to record some of the chaos they expected to see happening there – what with a deadly pandemic raging and all. The surprising thing, however, is that people are finding, for the most part unusually quiet, not busy, hospitals. Some even appear to be – forgive the pun – deathly quiet. Now, it could be that the reason people are currently seeing empty or quiet hospitals is because COVID-19 cases (suspected and/or confirmed) are being directed – for now – to specific hospitals only. This would make sense from a epidemiological point of view: you’d want to ‘contain’ cases to as few ‘hotspots’ as possible because hospitals themselves quickly become strong sources of infection. Has anyone seen reports or directives issued about such an administrative move? I haven’t yet. Most reports about hospital preparedness convey the impression that all medical facilities, in cities anyway, are expecting to be ‘overrun any day now’. And even more curious, if they were directed to these ‘unseen’ and ‘over-run’ hospitals, why all the empty tents outside and EMS employees reading in their ambulance. Wouldn’t they be needed elsewhere? In one of the first #FilmYourHospital videos published online, by German reporter Billy Six and titled in German ‘Mediziner gegen Medien Es gibt keine gefährliche Corona Pandemie’, he begins his tour of one of Berlin’s busiest hospitals by claiming that he was directed there by administrators of another hospital who had told him the one he’s filming from is “where they’re sending the Covid-19 cases.” But instead of finding medical staff frantically running about handling Covid-19 cases, as you’d expect, he found the hospital to be unusually quiet. Six’s video contains brief footage of his visit to the Berlin ‘COVID-19 hospital’, but most of its content is a collage of footage of interviews with doctors and virologists in Germany, Italy and elsewhere questioning the core assumptions of the ‘COVID-19 pandemic’. Interestingly, iterations of this video have been removed by YouTube for ‘violating policies’, yet after watching it I couldn’t see anything in there that should be at all controversial. Yesterday afternoon, my wife and I drove past Mt. Sinai – Queens to see the “apocalyptic conditions” both inside and outside that were reported in our local, national and world news reports. It sure looks like chaos, no? Watch. “We don’t know we just assume they have the virus” Watch. Elmhurst, “the epicenter of the #CoronavirusOutbreak” #FilmYourHospital #EmptyHospitals Watch. St. Pete’s Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ Watch. At the best of times, and especially during flu season, hospitals are full of patients waiting for treatments, tests and a host of other medical services, which – even though many are not critical – are nevertheless essential in a functioning society. These patients’ needs are not being seen to. We also typically see, in the busier hospitals, full waiting rooms and busy ER departments dealing with accidents. All of that has been ‘put on hold’ to deal with this ‘pandemic’… but where is it? Hospitals DO, from time to time, reach ‘critical overload’. Time reported in January 2018 about the winter flu epidemic in the US that year, “the likes of which hospital staff had never before seen”:
Hospitals Overwhelmed by Flu Patients Are Treating Them in Tents The 2017-2018 influenza epidemic is sending people to hospitals and urgent-care centers in every state, and medical centers are responding with extraordinary measures: asking staff to work overtime, setting up triage tents, restricting friends and family visits and canceling elective surgeries, to name a few. “We are pretty much at capacity, and the volume is certainly different from previous flu seasons,” says Dr. Alfred Tallia, professor and chair of family medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. “I’ve been in practice for 30 years, and it’s been a good 15 or 20 years since I’ve seen a flu-related illness scenario like we’ve had this year.” Tallia says his hospital is “managing, but just barely,” at keeping up with the increased number of sick patients in the last three weeks. The hospital’s urgent-care centers have also been inundated, and its outpatient clinics have no appointments available.Obviously, no one suggested two years ago that the entire American population ‘go into lockdown’ to “prevent hospital resources from being overstretched.” But besides the issue of winter flu epidemics periodically inundating hospitals with sick people, we should keep in mind that – even when hospitals seem to be ‘overrun’ – they may in fact not be. Here’s a report from the Los Angeles Times in January 2018, reporting on the situation for Los Angeles hospitals during what would have fallen within the above-mentioned 2017-2018 flu epidemic:
California hospitals face a ‘war zone’ of flu patients Ana Oktay rushed to the hospital in late December struggling to breathe, with a 102-degree fever and a cough that wouldn’t let up. She expected doctors to tell her she had pneumonia or bronchitis. “They were just like: ‘It’s just influenza A. It’s just what’s going around,'” said Oktay, 49. An influenza A strain known as H3N2 is making people so ill in California that thousands have shown up in recent weeks at hospitals struggling to fight the infection. “I was flat on my back and in bed for 10 days,” said Oktay, who lives in Palms. “This has been hands down the worst flu I’ve ever dealt with.” The huge numbers of sick people are also straining hospital staff who are confronting what could become California’s worst flu season in a decade. Hospitals across the state are sending away ambulances, flying in nurses from out of state and not letting children visit their loved ones for fear they’ll spread the flu. Others are canceling surgeries and erecting tents in their parking lots so they can triage the hordes of flu patients.Sending away ambulances and flying in nurses? That sounds like it was really bad then. But was it? Vaxxed documentary producer and journalist Del Bigtree went to the specific hospitals the LA Times said were overrun that month to check out the situation for himself:
Hospitals ‘full to bursting’ as bed shortage hits danger level Hospitals are “full to bursting” and bed use is reaching such “dangerous” levels that staff are struggling to maintain the safety and quality of patients’ care, claims an authoritative report based on the NHS’s own performance data. Bed occupancy rates are often well above 85%, the maximum for patients to be well looked after and not exposed to health risks, according to official statistics collated by healthcare information firm Dr Foster, which the government half owns. The analysis also found that death rates at more than a dozen hospital trusts in England are “worryingly high”. At 12 trusts, death rates were higher than expected on two out of four hospital mortality measures. Senior doctors warned that the findings reflected their increasingly frantic efforts to find beds for the growing number of emergency admissions and that repeated breaches of the 85% limit mean that patients – especially the elderly – are being scattered across hospitals. A lack of beds in specialist wards results in patients being sent to wards where staff may not know how to look after them properly. Some operations being cancelled because of this “overspill”, hospital doctors’ leaders say.That was 8 years ago. Things generally haven’t gotten better as each year budgets are further slashed and services cut. The UK’s situation is similar to many other countries. So, if Covid-19 really was causing an overflow problem, hospitals wouldn’t have the room to contain the hordes of people that the mainstream media keeps telling us are in need of (or ‘about to be in need of’) dramatic emergency intervention with ventilators to save their lives. Curiously, while these hospitals are said to be overwhelmed and understaffed, staff are being laid off! But the hordes, they’re coming, don’t you worry. Could it be that we are not seeing crowded hospitals full of Covid-19 patients because the SARS-Cov-2 virus is not deadly to the vast majority of people? By all accounts, most who get it are asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms. As we’ve been reporting since the start of this fiasco, the numbers that went into calculating the mortality rates reported by the WHO, national governments and the media simply don’t add up. Even with Covid-19 infections and deaths being (probably often) falsely attributed to the virus, they are not even close to the numbers needed to objectively claim that this is an ‘apocalyptic we-are-all-gonna-die’ scenario. So, after weeks of doom and gloom, we are still waiting. The longer this charade goes on, the more people are going to question the authorities. As well they should, even more so now considering the mass psychological experiment we are all undergoing by voluntarily agreeing to indefinite house arrest. What is being reported by the MSM and our governments appears to be completely at odds with the facts on the ground. Our basic freedoms and liberties are being decimated over what is a wholly unwarranted response to a virus that, so far, hasn’t been anywhere near as deadly as we are being told. If a real pandemic is underway, we should see a lot more footage of overflowing hospitals from sources other than the mainstream media reusing old footage from Bergamo, Italy – and the frightening mortality rates to go along with it. But we don’t.