by Dr. Joseph Mercola
If the COVID
are as bad as
why isn't your
doctor warning you
about all their
potential side effects,
you to get more shots?
Doctors are afraid to speak out about COVID treatment
and the dangers of the COVID shots because they can lose
their ability to practice medicine if they challenge the
Remdesivir is the only "standard of care" drug approved
for the treatment of COVID, even though it was found to
be ineffective against the infection and had
life-threatening side effects, including kidney failure
and liver damage
Hospitals have an enormous financial incentive to use
this toxic treatment, which frequently kills the
patient, as the U.S. government pays a 20% upcharge on
the entire hospital bill when remdesivir is used.
Hospitals are also paid for the use of ventilation and
for COVID deaths. Every COVID patient has what amounts
to a $400,000 to $500,000 bounty on their head
persecution doctors have suffered under COVID is now
about to be cemented into law in California. California
Assembly Bill 2098 designates "dissemination or
promotion of misinformation or disinformation related to... COVID-19 as unprofessional conduct" warranting
disciplinary action that could result in the loss of
their medical license. The bill was approved by the
California Legislature September 26, 2022, and Gov.
Gavin Newsom signed it October 1, 2022
preventing doctors from sharing information and
knowledge as they see fit with their patients,
California bureaucrats are not only violating the U.S.
Constitution and destroying the medical profession as we
know it, they're also pushing medical science back into
the Dark Ages, as science can only move forward when
there's free exchange of ideas
If you've become disillusioned with the medical profession over the
past three years, you're not alone.
Many have come to
distrust doctors, largely thanks to widespread mistreatment
in hospitals, and doctors' failure to provide sufficient information
COVID jabs to make informed consent.
Doctors' enforcing the
use of masks, even though they ought to know they don't work against
respiratory viruses, hasn't helped either.
In a recent interview (video
bottom page) with Steve Kirsch, Dr. Paul Marik,
a pulmonary and critical care specialist and founding member of the
Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), discussed
why doctors have been so reluctant to speak out against the clearly
dangerous COVID shots.
As noted by Kirsch: 1
"My blue pilled
friends who believe the vaccines are safe have told me they
would reconsider their position if just a single one of their
own doctors came out against the vaccine.
One of them said even
if a 'TV doctor' (such as Sanjay Gupta) said it was unsafe, they
would reconsider their position.
I told them that doctors are afraid to speak out because they
will lose their ability to practice medicine if they challenge
the mainstream narrative.
My friends find that too hard to believe. They asked me
'Why would the medical community silence doctors
who are trying to save lives?'
They didn't believe my answer.
So, I wanted to
interview a doctor who is very highly respected and who is not
an 'anti-vaxxer' to explain it to them."
Share Their Concerns Are Punished
Like many other doctors, Marik took the COVID shots when they first
came out, as was expected of him. It wasn't until he started
reviewing the data for himself, well after the fact, that he
realized just how bad they are.
When asked whether he might have misjudged the data, Marik replies,
"No, the evidence is
Yet despite crystal-clear
data, when Marik started speaking out against the shots, the medical
Marik also suffered
retaliation when trying to treat patients with FDA-approved,
off-patent, off-label drugs shown to be very effective against COVID.
The hospital pharmacy refused to fill his prescriptions and he was
ordered to not prescribe them to anyone.
In short, he was ordered to
simply watch his patients die, even though he knew he could help
The only drug he was allowed to prescribe was
remdesivir, which is
known to be toxic and often lethal.
Remdesivir was developed
as an antiviral drug and tested during the Ebola breakout in 2014.
The drug was found to have a very high death rate and was not
In the early months of 2020, the drug was entered into COVID
Those trials were also
beyond disappointing. 3,4,5
Not only was the drug
ineffective against the infection but it also had significant and
life-threatening side effects, including kidney failure and liver
But despite its clear dangers and lack of effectiveness, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still authorized remdesivir for
emergency use against COVID in May 2020, 7 and then gave it full
approval in October 2020. 8
Get Rid of 'Troublesome' Doctors
When Marik refused to follow the remdesivir protocol, he was
subjected to "sham review," an unofficial but well-known process in
which a "troublesome" doctor is accused of wrongdoing and basically
railroaded out of practice.
In the end, he was fired, even though he's never had a single
patient complaint in his 30-year career as a critical care
But they didn't stop
administration also reported him to the National Practitioner
Databank, and once you've been reported as a bad actor to the NPD,
it's virtually impossible to clear your name:
Your career is
They also reported him to
the Board of Medicine, which concocted another set of bogus charges
They accused him of
ivermectin to fictional
patients whom they falsely claimed were injured by the drug.
"The truth is I was
never actually able to prescribe ivermectin," Marik says.
"The patients they
claimed I treated were nonexistent patients, so that tells you
how far the Virginia Board of Medicine will go ... This is the
problem if you try to speak out.
administration] went out of their way to destroy my career
because I wanted to treat my patients."
According to Marik, some
of his colleagues who have gone against the narrative have even been
physically threatened, and had the lives of their families
threatened unless they stop talking.
"So, this is
serious," Marik says.
The fact of the matter is
that doctors who argue against the Big Pharma narrative are a threat
to trillion-dollar revenues.
Compared to such sums, the value of a
doctor's life is nil.
Financial Incentives to Kill COVID Patients
Marik points out there were, and still are, enormous financial
incentives for hospitals to not provide proper care to COVID
incentives also helped drive up the COVID death count early on in
As explained by Marik,
every COVID patient has what amounts to a $400,000 to $500,000
bounty on their head, as hospitals receive bonus payments for:
Admission of a "COVID
patient," COVID testing and COVID diagnoses.
Use of remdesivir
- According to Marik, the U.S. government pays hospitals a
20% upcharge on the entire hospital bill when remdesivir is
Use of mechanical
ventilation, which Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
whistleblowers claim kill 84.9% of COVID patients within as
few as 96 hours, 14 typically due to barotrauma
15 (trauma to
the lungs from the elevated pressure).
COVID deaths - In
August 2020, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, agreed hospitals
had a financial incentive to overcount
COVID deaths. 16
According to Marik,
whether the patient lives or dies is irrelevant.
In fact, if they die,
there's additional monies to be had. The hospitals basically see
COVID patients as a cash cow, which is why they don't tolerate
doctors who use early treatment.
As shocking as this is to
some, it's not the first time this has happened.
Doctors were also
prescribe opioids, which contributed to the lethal opioid epidemic.
Injured Patients Desperate for Help
Just as Marik balked at health authorities' recommendation to not
offer early treatment - something completely unheard of until the
advent of COVID - he also balked at the idea that patients were
faking COVID jab injuries.
After the rollout of the shots, the FLCCC started getting calls from
people who were desperate for help, as they suffered serious health
problems shortly after their shots.
Almost universally, their
doctors had told them the shot couldn't possibly be at fault.
Marik was not so sure, and once he began to really investigate the
matter, he realized the data overwhelmingly showed there were
Marik is now so certain
the shots are dangerous, he says he wouldn't recommend it to a
single living soul on the planet, and the FLCCC is now one of the
few groups treating COVID jab injuries as well as COVID infection
Everything I Learned'
Marik's professional experiences over the past three years have
clearly resulted in a massive awakening to the fact that things have
not been as they appeared.
He says that in the past
six months, he's come to realize that he was essentially brainwashed
Big Pharma throughout medical school, and that much of what he
learned was simply wrong.
He also realized you cannot trust medical journals.
They too have
been corrupted by Big Pharma.
So, now, he's in the
process of unlearning the lies he was taught, and he's starting
anew, looking at health and disease with fresh eyes.
Bill Seeks to Muzzle Doctors
The harassment and intimidation doctors have suffered under COVID is
now cemented into law in California. 17
California Assembly Bill
2098 18 designates "the dissemination or promotion of
misinformation or disinformation related to... COVID-19 as
unprofessional conduct" warranting "disciplinary action" that could
result in the loss of their medical license. 19
The bill was approved by the California Legislature September 26,
2022, 20 and Gov.
Gavin Newsome signed it October
1, 2022. 21,22
"Misinformation" is defined as anything that is,
contemporary scientific consensus contrary to the standard of
disinformation related to SARS-CoV-2 includes,
"false or misleading
information regarding the nature and risks of the virus, its
prevention and treatment; and the development, safety, and
effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines."
decides what is 'scientific consensus?'
it's precisely those agencies
actors who, ironically,
have been wrong
time and again
The Daily Signal
Basically, what all this means is that the state will dictate what
misinformation is and isn't, because rarely ever is there scientific
consensus on anything.
Even after decades of
investigation, questions frequently linger, and new discoveries that
upend old dogmas can come about at any time.
As noted by The Daily Signal, 23
"Who decides what is
Presumably... it's precisely those
agencies and government actors who, ironically, have been wrong
time and again throughout the ''pandemic''."
For examples, see their
Science only moves forward when there is free exchange of ideas.
By preventing doctors
from sharing information and knowledge as they see fit with their
patients, California bureaucrats are not only violating the U.S.
Constitution and destroying the medical profession as we know it,
they're also pushing medical science back into the Dark Ages.
The Hunt for
I've written several articles over the past couple of years
detailing the brutal and unethical treatment of medical
professionals who have dared speak out against any part of the
irrational COVID narrative.
Meryl Nass, for example, was stripped of her medical
license and ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation - all for the
"crime" of successfully saving the lives of COVID patients using
I've also covered how Drs.
Anthony Fauci and
Collins colluded to destroy the reputations of the authors of
The Great Barrington Declaration, which called for focused
protection of the most vulnerable instead of universal lockdowns.
The three authors included,
Harvard professor of medicine
Sunetra Gupta, Ph.D.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya,
professor at Stanford University Medical School
One of the tactics Fauci used against them was,
to claim scientific
consensus - that most all scientists agreed with lockdowns, masking,
social distancing and so on - even though there were just as many,
if not more, who disagreed.
At the time, more than
46,400 medical practitioners and 15,700 scientists had signed the
As noted by Bhattacharya in an interview with Jimmy Dore (above
Fauci and Collins had
nothing in terms of actual science.
They could not defend
lockdowns or anything else based on science alone.
So, they turned to
propaganda, PR and smear tactics.
Dr. Peter McCullough
is another FLCCC member with top-notch medical credentials who is
being persecuted by the medical establishment for his outspokenness
about early treatment and the dangers of the COVID shots.
He's now written a book,
Courage to Face COVID-19 - Preventing Hospitalization and Death While
Battling the Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex," detailing his
experiences and the crimes perpetrated against patients, doctors and
others in the COVID era.
Dr. Ryan Cole, a clinical pathologist, is yet another
While he's been able to
be more outspoken than most, thanks to running a private lab,
several credentialing organizations have taken action against him in
a clear effort to shut him up.
He's also lost about half of his business, as two insurance
companies canceled him for "unprofessional behavior," i.e., for
sharing and discussing the health effects of the COVID jabs, and one
of his best friends, with whom he's worked for 12 years, canceled
their business relationship as he didn't want Cole's outspokenness
to affect his business.
"All because of the
defamation by the media, so to tell the truth in this day and
age is a dangerous thing," he told me during an interview
earlier this year.
Gone Off the Rails
For the past 25 years, and likely far longer, allopathic medicine
has been a leading cause of death in the United States.
As detailed in "Are
Medical Errors Still the Third Leading Cause of Death?" in 1998,
researchers concluded that properly prescribed and correctly taken
pharmaceutical drugs were the fourth leading cause of death.
Two years later, in 2000, an article in JAMA written by the late Dr.
Barbara Starfield detailed,
how physicians were the third
leading cause of death in the U.S...
One of Starfield's points
of contention with the medical system was the lack of systematic
recording and studying of adverse events - a shortcoming that has
been taken to absurd levels during the COVID era.
A 2003 article titled "Death by Medicine," 26 written by Dr.
Carolyn Dean, Gary Null, Ph.D., Dr. Martin Feldman,
Dr. Debora Rasio and Dorothy Smith, Ph.D., described,
how the modern conventional American medical system had by then
bumbled its way into becoming the No. 1 leading cause of death and
injury in the United States, claiming the lives of nearly 784,000
These iatrogenic deaths (meaning deaths resulting from the activity
of physicians) include everything from adverse drug reactions and
avoidable medical errors, to hospital-acquired infections, surgeries
gone bad and deaths from unnecessary medical procedures.
During COVID, all of the shortcomings of medicine have been
amplified to the point that many now refer to hospitals as "killing
places where greed rules and patients are mistreated,
tortured and killed for profit...
So far, the COVID death toll in the U.S. is well over 1 million,
and it's not inconceivable that a vast majority of those were killed
by the "standard of care" treatment given (i.e., remdesivir and
ventilation, and the withholding of food and fluids).
Corruption at every level has also been laid bare for everyone
willing to see it.
2021, we revealed how the American Medical Association instructed
doctors to intentionally deceive their patients about COVID data and
the safety of the jabs.
In December that year, we also showed how the AMA encouraged
lawlessness by telling private companies to ignore a court's
permanent injunction against vaccine mandates and implement mandates
If there's a silver lining to any of this, it's that people are
starting to realize just how far off the rails the medical system
has gone, and that we need to make radical changes.
Even doctors like Marik are waking up to realize everything they
thought they knew about medicine was actually
Big Pharma propaganda,
and that profits, not care, is the guiding light of most hospitals.
Many, like Marik, are shocked to realize they are being penalized
for trying to improve care and save lives at low cost.
interviewed critical care physician Dr. Pierre Kory, another
member of the
FLCCC, who admitted he was woefully na´ve when he
first started speaking out about ivermectin back in 2020.
He thought the FLCCC would be hailed as heroes.
Instead, they were
vilified, maligned, persecuted and fired, and continue to be
persecuted to this day, as they're now also treating COVID jab
injuries, which aren't supposed to exist.
Kory has now written a
on Ivermectin - The Medicine That Saved Millions and Could Have
Ended the COVID 'pandemic'," which will be available after
November 15, 2022, 28 detailing the playbook used to suppress ivermectin and other effective COVID treatments.
My interview with him, in
which we discuss these tactics, will air sometime in mid-November.
In closing, if you or someone you know still cannot believe that a
doctor would ever withhold information or straight out lie to you,
listen to Kirsch's
interview with Marik.
Listen to Nass's
Read Kory's book.
Look at the
legislation being pushed through in California.
Imagine being a doctor
with hundreds of thousands of dollars in educational loans, and
being told that if you share information that steers a patient away
from "standard of care" - whatever that might be - you could lose
your medical license. You could lose your career...
It takes a brave heart to stand up to that kind of pressure, which
is why there are so few of them out there talking about early
treatment and the dangers of,
remdesivir, ventilation and the
Those who cherish their
health will do well to listen to those who are actually putting
everything on the line to share the truth.