TUCSON, Arizona (LifeSiteNews) — Explosive interviews aired during the Truth for Health Foundation’s “Stop the Shot: Caught on Tape” conference Wednesday reveal that American hospitals are holding patients as prisoners while denying them life-saving treatment and nutrition.
Ali Schultz is a lawyer with the Foundation’s legal advisory council working with the medical team in the trenches where they deal with hospital abuses as they assist family members who are desperate to get their loved ones out of the hospital to save their lives.
Schultz saw the medical tyranny first-hand as her mother-in-law and father-in-law both faced strong opposition from their respective hospitals regarding how to treat their illness with COVID-19. Ultimately, Schultz’s mother-in-law lost that battle, dying on September 17. She had been neglected by staff when she wouldn’t accept remdesivir, a dangerous protocol which has been associated with high levels of liver and kidney failure.
Schultz did, however, manage to have her father-in-law Chuck “released” from hospital on September 16, she said, adding that his exit from hospital was more like an escape from prison. “He was not let go or discharged. He had to be released.”
Schultz explained that she was a medical power of attorney for both of her sick in-laws and that they had both notified the hospital in an advance directive that they did not want to receive remdesivir or be forced onto mechanical ventilation.
Although both parents-in-law were admitted to different hospitals, “they had the same exact protocol … and since they refused remdesivir I felt like we were just punished.”
“And the reason why they refuse remdesivir, and I agree with them, is because it’s known to cause kidney toxicity and failure, which ultimately leads to more pulmonary congestion,” Schultz said. “I’m obviously not a doctor, but we’ve done a lot of research on this because you have to when you’re advocating for your own health.”
After completing their research into the effects of remdesivir, the family was “adamant about refusing it, and after that, I felt like we were totally punished.”
While Chuck was being treated by the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, prior to his release, Schultz said that nurses were not implementing any kind of plan for him to become stable enough to transfer out of the critical care unit. “They just had no plan to treat him off of oxygen and no plan to get him home,” Schultz stated. Coercion for patients to use remdesivir is so strong that Schultz suggested Mayo has no protocol “for the noncompliant” to leave their critical care units in good health.
Even with medical power of attorney, Schultz shared that she was unable to verify basic vital treatments like hydration and nourishment. The lawyer penned letters and emails advocating for both of her parents-in-law and was subsequently met with strong pushback, being denied access to their health records and even to the patients themselves, at one point being handcuffed and carried away. “I was deprived access to them, and I was lied to,” she said.
Schultz later found out that the hospital had denied Chuck food and water for six consecutive days, save for one bag of sugar water.
The lawyer explained that hospitals have a “perverse financial incentive” to keep using the remdesivir protocol initially implemented by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the president.
“From a legal perspective,” Schultz added, “they have zero liability whatsoever for any COVID patients so as long as they’re doing that [Fauci’s protocol]. They think that they are totally immune except for wilful misconduct which, of course, they would be liable for.”
An audio recording taken by Schultz in conversation with a Mayo Clinic administrator revealed that the hospital knew that they were depriving Chuck of nutrition and claimed that “when someone is admitted having that many problems with breathing,” that this “is exactly what they do.”
“And actually, you would find that to be the case in all hospitals in the valley. That is the standard of care,” the administrator added.
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Schultz can be heard telling the clinician that “the nurses all knew about [Chuck’s condition]. I was begging them every single day [to help]. Where is their compassion? Why are they not advocating for their patients? They have a responsibility.”
Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., CEO of the Truth for Health Foundation and conference host, told Schultz that to learn that medics have been allowing patients to go without nutrition for such an extended period is “staggering.” “I can’t wrap my mind around that,” she said.
The Mayo Clinic proceeded to place Chuck on an investigational drug, baricitinib, which is not yet approved for treating COVID-19 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), without his knowledge or consent. He was then held in isolation “for 24 days past the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] recommendation and Arizona State guidelines for that from the Department of Health,” Schultz said.
As far as she is concerned, “seclusion is the number one issue and the thing that anyone who currently has a loved one in the hospital can act on right away.”
“They are not to be secluded just because they’re using the word isolation,” Schultz counseled, explaining that the phraseology does not change the character of what is being done.
“With my mom-in-law, Christy, they were trying to get us to remove her ventilator without allowing us the ability to get in to see her and assess her. We can’t do that. We want to be with her.” “How could someone make that decision without assessing their loved one? This is a huge legal issue,” Schultz said, describing the practice as “unlawful imprisonment” and “torture.”
She explained that, normally, “in order to seclude and restrain patients, there are actually very, very strict guidelines for health care workers and it cannot be a blanket order. There needs to be a new order every twenty-four hours, and if it goes past a few days, they need a judge to sign a court order. They cannot just blanket seclude someone for this long. And they also cannot conspire to make sure every hospital around them is doing the same thing.”
Playing a further audio clip, Schultz was able to show clinic administrators telling her that she could not see her father-in-law: “As far as visitation in our hospital, we are not going to allow [anyone] to visit the hospital as long as he is here.”
A little later, a woman can be heard saying that “all of the hospitals meet with all of the other chief medical officers of the hospitals three times a week, and there is no visitation for patients who test positive.” Schultz clarified that this means the administrations of multiple hospitals are colluding to make isolation a “standard of care.”
Vliet added that “prisoners in America’s jails have more rights right now than COVID patients in America’s hospitals. It’s unheard of.”
In response to the medical tyranny experienced by her parents-in-law, Schultz has developed a private criminal complaint which, she said, any private citizen can file through the attorney general’s website.
Schultz noted that in both Texas and Colorado her complaint has been easily adapted. “If we have enough people to put pressure on reminding people of their duties, then we might make some change here,” she concluded.