There is much to cover in this fourth installment of the “Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus” series, but it is my goal in this commentary, which I hope will be last one in this series, to provide additional information to document many of the facts cited and conclusions reached in parts two and three.
More and more evidence is being amassed to state clearly and without any equivocation that we are eyewitnesses to a mass genocide of those who have diagnosed with—or merely being suspecting of having—the Chinese/China/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus by means of “palliative” or “comfort” care. The numbers are actual deaths from the virus, which is actually not as deadly as the World Health Organization and its functionaries here in the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are reporting breathlessly as an excuse for draconian social control policies that are straight out of 1984 and Brave New World, continue to be inflated by the use of “palliative care.” In other words, people are being pro-actively killed in hospital emergency rooms, hospices and nursing homes and the makeshift facilities that have been constructed to handle cases arises from the spread of the Chinese/China/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus.
I. Dr. Paul Byrne’s Sober Analysis of the Use of “Palliative Care” in Coronavirus Cases
Dr. Paul Byrne, who turned eighty-seven years of age on February 14, 2020, the Feast of Saint Valentine, has written a very sober analysis explaining how many patients, especially the elderly and those with underlying conditions (co-morbidities), are being denied the opportunity to be treated with actual medical care by being categorized as “candidates” for “palliative care,” which means candidates for execution under the cover of the civil law:
We are in the midst of a Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Early reports included multiple, now more than 40 deaths in a nursing home in the State of Washington. Twenty percent of the COVID-19 deaths in New York and New Jersey are residents of nursing homes. Many other nursing homes have increased deaths. Is this because the COVID-19 virus is so virulent or other factors?
“The Associated Press conducted its own survey in the U.S. and found there had been nearly 11,000 COVID-related nursing home deaths across the country as of April 24. However, just 23 states have been publicly reporting nursing home deaths.” https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-04-failure-covid-nursing-home-deaths.html (Accessed 4-28-20)
This is not surprising considering that patients in nursing homes are older and have co-morbidities and therefore, are more susceptible to succumb to an infection.
Most in nursing homes require assistance in living. A prerequisite for acceptance into most, if not all, nursing homes is an Advance Directive for Healthcare. It is common that the Advance Directive will include a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order.
In addition some may have already unwittingly been put into Palliative care (PC). Most residents of nursing homes and their relatives do not have full and complete information about PC.
Triggers for PC are not limited to incurable diseases that are painful, but include declining ability to complete activities of daily living, weight loss, uncertainties regarding prognosis, limited social support and a serious illness (e.g., homeless, chronic mental illness), perceived psychological or spiritual distress of the patient or family. https://getpalliativecare.org/resources/clinicians/ (Accessed 4-28-20)
PC sets the stage for more deaths for the most vulnerable. How? PC focuses on alleged relief of symptom-burden, not necessarily treatment of the cause, i.e., the underlying medical conditions, treatment of which could alleviate the symptoms. For example, an elderly patient with cancer is noted to have a change in mental status. This could be a result of medication, a urinary tract infection, dehydration, or a myriad of other treatable conditions, not related to the cancer. Yet, in PC the symptom-focus response may be to give Valium-like drugs or narcotics to sedate the patient, omit evaluation and simple tests to diagnose the actual problem, and not provide common medications or interventions that could successfully treat the medical condition causing the symptom(s).
There are many concerns during this time of sheltering at home and social distancing. Separation of loved ones in nursing homes from family and visitors including clergy, done for their protection from COVID-19, was sudden and not predictable and raises other questions concerning care needs of these vulnerable persons.
Doctors and Death – Redefinitions and Participation
How did we get here? Medicine changed drastically and horrifically in 1968 with “brain death” when a Committee at Harvard published “A Definition of Irreversible Coma.” “Brain death” calls a person with a beating heart and circulation, “dead.” Everyone in coma is alive, nevertheless the Harvard Committee without any scientific or medical references, declared that someone unconscious in coma, on a ventilator without brainstem reflexes of the eye and ear, and unable to take a breath on their own, but many other signs of life including being warm with normal color, a beating heart, blood pressure, pulse, oxygen being taken in and carbon dioxide going out, can be considered “dead.” To call a person dead while there are many signs of life and then to participate in organ procurements by stopping the beating heart and removing it thereby making the person definitively dead was a major change in the direction of medicine. This change had and still has an impact on medical practice. Doctors were blinded to the most basic good of the presence of life itself and were now participating in causing deaths albeit with the intention of helping others live. Laws were passed to protect this new definition of death. In 1970 Kansas was the first state to pass a “brain death” statute. Judges and legislators from all 50 states became involved making it legal to call someone dead while the heart was beating with many other signs of life.
Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders
In 1990 Medicare and Medicaid were amended to require hospitals and skilled nursing facilities to inform patients of their rights to make decisions concerning their medical care and to periodically inquire as to whether a patient executed an Advance Directive and document the patient's wishes regarding their medical care. As a result, when entering any hospital or nursing home the patient and/or those who represent the patient are asked if the patient has a Living Will or Advance Directive. This is commonly done by an admission clerk, not a treating physician. If the patient does not have an Advance Directive, quite commonly a “sample” is provided for consideration.
Every state had a “brain death” statute before a Living Will statute. A Living Will is a written statement detailing a person's desires under some future, hypothetical, circumstances not to be treated. Decisions about non-treatment in the future violate two basic principles of medicine. The first is that a physician gathers all timely, relevant information about the patient before a diagnosis and plan of treatment are made. The second is that a doctor is expected to provide the most up-to-date treatments that can be most beneficial to the patient. Neither of these are available when a Living Will is executed.
Another form of Advance Directive is a Power of Attorney for Health Care. This allows one to designate someone to speak for him/her.
POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments) is a type of Advance Directive designed to have patients choose to get less treatment and care and once signed by a physician becomes a legal medical order binding future caregivers from providing the care refused. The future, including the onslaught of a coronavirus, cannot be known by the person completing an Advance Directive.
Once society and medicine has accepted 1) calling people “dead” who are really alive, participating in their deaths, 2) advance directives that aim at refusing or limiting treatments and care, it is an easy step to 3) palliative care principles that further limit treatments with their focus on symptoms, not cures.
Then enter coronavirus especially in nursing homes. Everything is in place for those with weak or absent immunity to acquire the virus. Those with underlying disease are more likely to get sicker. Almost everyone in a nursing home has an Advance Directive in place not to be treated and receive less care.
People with disabilities and the elderly are considered to be more likely to die from COVID-19 and therefore they may be denied life-saving or life-sustaining treatments to enable a person who is viewed as more likely to survive to receive treatment.
Nursing home residents, relatives and friends are affected by the involuntary mandated imposition of no visitors. If a person, labeled a “client,” in a nursing home has an acute illness, they are subject to whatever is provided. Their Advance Directive is in place for non-treatment, even for unspecified imaginable illnesses. Many are frail; they are without relatives; treatment depends on whatever personnel in the nursing home provide. Their Advance Directive indicates that the person has chosen not to receive some treatments; thus, it is so easy to translate this into no treatment.
The palliative care movement, preceded by “brain death” and Living Will statutes, is another related change in medical care in our country. Palliative care involves a palliative care team (which can include physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains) that helps the family determine when the patient’s care should be shifted away from cure and toward death. Palliative care is less treatment and no care and is a major part of the System of Death that exists in Medicine, the Law and the Church.
The person in the nursing home and their relatives did not appreciate this. This was done before COVID-19. Now, nursing home residents, relatives and friends are stuck with it.
Shortly after the onset of COVID-19, the anticipated need for ventilators started the push to make more ventilators. However, patients in nursing homes with a DNR order will not get a ventilator, even if it might be a temporary treatment that would allow recovery from the virus. Is the death rate among the elderly higher because of their age and co-morbidities alone or because they will not be offered a chance to survive whether that be on a ventilator or possibly due to other innovative care strategies that may have a reasonable chance for even greater effectiveness and improved survival? The Advance Directive may be the mechanism to the ending of their life even if unintended by the patient.
In general, many patients seem to have the idea that ventilator use would mean a comatose existence on a machine indefinitely. How many are informed that ventilator use can be temporary and a means to continued living? The use of ventilator guidelines is being questioned for COVID-19 patients. Are death rates from COVID-19 higher in nursing homes because in the face of advance directives that limit potentially curative therapy, treatments, whether with a life-saving ventilator or with other modalities, are being denied to the elderly?
Palliative Care proponents want opioids to relieve breathlessness and pain. Opioids do not relieve breathlessness per se but make a patient sedated and breathe less because they decrease respiratory rate and volume. The patient too sedated to take hydration or nutrition, dies. They may appear more comfortable but if they are too sedated to respond, one does not really know how they feel inside. They could be motionless and still have nausea, itching, pain, constipation, dysphoria, feel unable to handle their secretions, and other undesired side-effects.
While attention is drawn to their age and co-morbidities in discussing the increased death rates among nursing home residents and while these are valid considerations, what is not discussed is how healthcare has changed to a system of death that does not aim for protection and preservation of lives of those considered a drain on society’s resources.
First came “brain death” with the goal to eliminate persons who needed ventilators. Next, came Living Wills and Advance Directives to discourage life-saving treatments, including ventilators, assisted nutrition and hydration, and even antibiotics. Then most nursing home residents have a “DNR – Do Not Resuscitate” order, which often results in, decreased treatments and care even if not directly related to resuscitation.
Add taxpayer funds to the push for PC for all, even if not dying or in pain. Enter Coronavirus-19 with sudden, social isolation for all, even those not sick. It is no surprise that elderly persons are more vulnerable to disease, but are they getting the care that protects and preserves their life and health and gives them their best chance of recovery?
A ventilator may or may not preserve the life of a person, especially when the person is older with co-morbidities and COVID 19, but denial of a needed ventilator associated with DNR in PC can shorten life and hasten death. (Coronavirus (Covid-19 in Nursing Homes. Please send Dr. Byrne’s column to as many people as you can. Also see Dr.Pierre Kory's testimony on medical protocols to treat patients with legitimate cases of the coronavirus: Testimony of Dr. Pierre Kory to United States Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, May 6, 2020.)
As has been noted on this site very consistently for more than a decade now, “palliative care” involves the use of “medical professionals,” acting collaboratively as a “team,” who are highly trained in employing of variety of psychologically manipulative methods to convince patients and/or their family members to accept the “plan” that the team “custom designed” to be used to provide “comfort” as the patient is sedated and then killed with a variety of pharmaceutical “cocktails” designed to end their lives during a specific time frame, whether slowly or more rapidly, according the patients’ alleged “needs” and the “readiness” of family members to “let go.” “Palliative care” has been incorporated into every phase of the medical industry globally (see Chronicling the Adversary's Global Takeover of the Healthcare Industry) and, of course, has been endorsed by the Argentine Apostate himself, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (see Attack Dogmatic Truth, Open the Doors Wide for George Soros. There is also an entire book online that was written by Ron Panzer of the Hospice Patients Alliance in Rockford, Illinois, entitled Stealth Euthansia: Health Care Tyranny in America that no one who does yet accept the fact that "hospice care" in the modern world is a death trap to its very core should read dispassionately and with great care).
Patients in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers, “memory centers,” and rehabilitation centers are, as Dr. Byrne noted in his informative commentary, isolated and thus at the mercy, such as it is, of “medical professionals” who have been conditioned to base medical decisions on their own subjective determinations of a patient’s “quality of life” and the “necessity” of rationing supposedly scarce resources to others. In short, we are living in the midst of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984.
The Chinese/China/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus is simply being used as the pretext by the statists to increase their control over their us, which why the pro-abortion, pro-perversity governors of New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Washington, New Mexico, Oregon and California have a vested interest in inflating the numbers of those who are said to be victims of the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus. These monsters want the “crisis” continue so that their citizens learn how to “behave” and so that private property rights and legitimate human liberties are held hostage until the mandatory “coronavirus” vaccine is developed and then made mandatory, and it won’t hurt matters any in their view of things if they can keep the lockdowns in place until after one of their own is inaugurated on January 20, 2021, to complete the job of transforming the United States of America into a duplicate of the Red Chinese tyranny that provides the model for their policies and actions.
Moreover, the whole business of “diagnosing” is based on the premise that the testing kits are not spiked with traces of the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus to produce false positive results in patients who do not have the disease, a scam that the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli,courageously exposed for what it is:
DAR ES SALAAM — Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
Magufuli, whose government has already drawn criticism for being secretive about the coronavirus outbreak and has previously asked Tanzanians to pray the coronavirus away, said the kits had "technical errors".
The COVID-19 testing kits had been imported from abroad, Magufuli said during an event in Chato in the north west of Tanzania, although he did not give further details.
The president said he had instructed Tanzanian security forces to check the quality of the kits. They had randomly obtained several non-human samples, including from a pawpaw, a goat and a sheep, but had assigned them human names and ages.
These samples were then submitted to Tanzania's laboratory to test for the coronavirus, with the lab technicians left deliberately unaware of their origins.
Samples from the pawpaw and the goat tested positive for COVID-19, the president said, adding this meant it was likely that some people were being tested positive when in fact they were not infected by the coronavirus.
"There is something happening. I said before we should not accept that every aid is meant to be good for this nation," Magufuli said, adding the kits should be investigated.
As of Sunday, Tanzania had recorded 480 cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths but unlike most other African countries, Dar es Salaam. sometimes goes for days without offering updates, with the last bulletin on cases on Wednesday.
Magufuli also said that he was sending a plane to collect a cure being promoted by Madagascar's president. The herbal mix has not yet undergone internationally recognised scientific testing.
"I'm communicating with Madagascar," he said during a speech, adding: "They have got a medicine. We will send a flight there and the medicine will be brought in the country so that Tanzanians too can benefit."
COVID-19 infections and fatalities reported across Africa have been relatively low compared with the United States, parts of Asia and Europe. But Africa also has extremely low levels of testing, with rates of only around 500 per million people. (Tanzania President Proves Coronairus Test is Useless. A satirical treatment of this story can be found at Tanzanian President Exposes Covid-19 Test.)
Perhaps the real reasons explaining why African countries have low rates of infection of the coronavirus center around the fact that many of their leaders are wary of the West’s population imperialism and have caught on to what President Mugufuli said when he noted that not all types of aid is “meant to be good for this nation,” meaning the program of vaccinations to which African children have been subjected that kill more than a handful and sterilize many others permanently.
Yes, not only are the number of deaths from the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus inflated, so are the number of so-called “confirmed cases.”
II. Inflated Numbers, Needless Deaths
One of the chief points made in Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part three: Inflating the Numbers, concerned the fact that physicians and medical examiners are being encouraged to cite “Covid-19” as the cause of a person’s death even when no tests have been made to determine a cause. Dr. Deborah Birx, whose own unbearable condescension toward us in the peasant class of citizens will be examined later in this commentary, admitted that this was the case on Tuesday of Holy Week, April 7, 2020, that she had encouraged physicians and government officials do to precisely this (see Brix Admits Counting as Coronavirus Victims All Deaths Regardless of Underlying Conditions and Dr. Annie Bukcack’s Inflated Death Cornavirus Death Statistics), and a new video by Project Veritas shows that four funeral home directors in my native New York are saying that “Covid-19” is being put on almost every death certificate even without any testing. They are simply inflating the numbers, and they are doing this for Federal funds and to keep the crisis going until after their hope for change of presidential and Democratic takeover of the United States Senate in January of 2020.
However, the situation is more serious than just putting the “Covid-19” indiscriminately on all death certificates. We are, as noted above, eyewitnesses to a mass genocide by means of “palliative care” that is taking place before our very eyes, and more and more evidence of this is emerging.
A video that contains rather explicit language was sent to me on Tuesday morning, May 5, 2020, the Feast of Pope Saint Pius V. The video features a nurse who used the word “murder” to describe what is going on in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York, at this time. The video is very hard to watch because the distressed nurse who has been eyewitness to gross negligence and medical mismanagement of patients brought to hospitals where she has worked in recent months uses profane, vulgar language as a matter of course.
The short of the matter is, though, that the nurse has gotten switched from hospital to hospital each time she tries to advocate for the proper care of her patients, most of whom are black or Hispanic, who wind up dead after she is removed from their care. The poor woman said that she had a breakdown the day before she recorded the video and chokes up several times recalling her experiences. She tried getting hold of black advocate groups, and they have ignored her just as management has done, asking at one point in the video “Am I the only one who is not a sociopath?” Most of the people with whom she works know what is happening and they simply do not care. They are resigned to either letting people die or to say nothing when they witness outright medical incompetence.
Given the censorship that is taking occurring right down as our country is turned into an authoritarian system in training to be transformed further into totalitarianism, this video is likely to disappear. However, I have decided not to link to it as the profane language is used throughout the entirety of the video. The woman pleading for help does not know any better, of course. However, it is just not right to expose readers of this site to such language no matter the legitimate pleas made by the nurse.
Additionally, the statist thug who is reveling in the lockdown that he has imposed on my native State of New York, Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo, has presided over a complete mismanagement of nursing homes during the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus “crisis” that he, among so many others, desire to perpetuate as long as possible, that has resulted in thousands of deaths needlessly, no less those that have been accomplished proactively:
The news media isn’t waiting for the dust to settle on the coronavirus pandemic to start assessing blame for the ensuing losses. Since the moment it became apparent that the Wuhan coronavirus was going to exact a fearsome toll in the United States, the pundit class began asserting that the Trump administration had failed to safeguard the country against the threat.
As the crisis deepened and lockdowns were imposed, a different political narrative emerged that contrasted with the alleged failures of President Donald Trump. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefings became must-watch television in much the same way Trump’s press conferences did, except Cuomo’s performance seemed to charm many, including the corporate media.
Cuomo’s ability to strike the right tone consistently by sounding in charge, as well as speaking in a manner that seemed comforting to those in distress, was in marked contrast with Trump’s confrontational style that may have appealed to his supporters while alienating many others. While most of the mainstream media continued to hit Trump hard by second-guessing his decision-making early in the crisis, Cuomo’s decisions escaped close scrutiny.
The Cuomo Administration’s Policy Was Lethal
That should have changed once it was clear that one of the hottest of the pandemic’s hotspots — New York’s nursing homes — were compelled by a state regulation to take in recovering coronavirus victims, many of whom were likely still contagious.
The implication of this rule — which was apparently strictly enforced and similar to the order issued by California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration — was that facilities filled with exactly the most vulnerable population had no choice but to admit carriers of the contagion. The results of this blunder were as brutal as they were predictable. As of last week, New York’s Health Department estimated the number of nursing home patients who had died of COVID-19 to be 3,500, a total representing more than 20 percent of all the state’s fatalities.
As reports of the suffering going on in nursing homes made clear, what happened was not a function of demography or chance. The March 25 order handed down by Cuomo’s Health Department mandating that nursing homes could not reject those recovering from the illness set in motion the events that inflated the state’s COVID-19 death tolls.
Far from realizing the mistake and seeking to correct it, Cuomo was still doubling down on the order at an April 26 press conference, at which he said again that nursing homes had no right to challenge the state order and reject patients who were likely to spread the illness.
When a reporter challenged him, asking whether upholding the order contradicted his admission that what was going on in these facilities was a “feeding frenzy” for the virus, Cuomo refused to acknowledge the problem. Instead, he insisted that any institution that didn’t have quarantine space or sufficient equipment to protect other patients or staff could request to have coronavirus victims transferred elsewhere.
Yet as the New York Post reported a day later, one coronavirus hotspot, the Cobble Hill Health Center in Brooklyn, where 55 people have died from COVID-19, had tried repeatedly to inform state Health Department officials of its lack of equipment and staff to handle the problem and received no help. Requests to transfer patients to the makeshift wards at New York’s mammoth Javits Center, a convention center that has been turned into a hospital, or the USS Comfort, the navy hospital ship that was anchored in New York Harbor before leaving due to lack of use, were turned down.
The Nursing Home Scandal Can’t Be Ignored
The problems in the nursing homes were reportedly compounded by a policy of secrecy. Families of the elderly housed in the facilities were not informed that their loved ones were being put in harm’s way until it was too late. While Cuomo conceded at one point, “I wouldn’t put my mother in a nursing home right now,” he was at the same time backing his administration’s order. (Media Doesn't Care That People Died Because Cuomo Put Coronavirus Patients in Nursing Homes. Michael Godowin's Nursing Home Disaser is on you, Governor Cuomois another article on the scope of the Andrew Mark Cuomo nursing home scandal.)
As bad as this is, and it is horrific, the truth remains that untold numbers of people are being killed at present by means of “palliative care.”
The American “Final Solution” to Sickness and “Bad Quality of Life:” Palliative Care
Chronicling the Adversary's Global Takeover of the Healthcare Industry provided readers access to the efforts for Dr. Elizabeth Wickham and Mrs. Ione Whitlock to chronicle how the “third path” or “palliative care” movement came to control every aspect of the medical industry, including medical colleges/universities, nursing schools and hospital administrators, while establishing a cottage industry of “hospices,” which are, despite the use of a term that was used once by Catholics to provide genuine medical care to the elderly and the poor, killing centers just as surely as are abortuaries.
Dr. Wickham sent out an e-mail on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful (as well as the Commemoration of Saint Peter Martyr, O.P., the Protomartyr of the Order of Preachers), explaining the thorough manner in which teams of “palliative care” specialists have been dispatched to emergency rooms, hospitals and other facilities since the Chinese/China/Wuhan/Covid-19 Coronavirus became an opportunity for our civil minders to engage in “transformative” policies that reduce legitimate civil liberties, spread fear and anxiety among the population, destroy the economies of so many nations around the world, including right here in the United States of America:
Dear friends of LifeTree,
Please take a look at this email from a friend and watch the video before it gets taken down. VERY IMPORTANT!
It's time to Act! As you send it out this message and the video it is important that you should state that palliative care is not good medical care. Looking ahead, it is possible the President may have a very bad bill on his desk to sign before the election and it needs to be STOPPED in the Senate HELP Committee. The bill to crush is the Palliative Care and Hospice Education Training Act (S. 2080)!
This video tells what is happening during the surge of Coronavirus-19 cases. It reveals the real truth about palliative medicine. Today's palliative medicine is NOT affirming life!
On March 31, 2020, CAPC [Center to Advance Palliative Care—ed.] held a public webinar for their members and others to discuss the Coronavirus - 19 situation as it was playing out in their New York area hospitals. They talked about making adjustments. because of the Corovavirus-19. (Transcript is available upon asking). For those of you who don't know, the Soros-funded Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is headquartered at Mount Sinai in New York City at the epicenter of this pandemic.
Ordinarily, palliative-trained specialists are part of palliative care teams in hospitals within palliative care units. At this webinar Drs. Diane Meier and Dr. Sean Morrison, both major leaders in the palliative care movement, discussed the technical issues they first encountered when Coronavirus-19 patients were brought to the hospitals in their system. They described that to be more effective it was necessary to change to a different logistics at the hospitals. They moved palliative specialists onto the frontlines -- into the ERs and ICUs -- because the non-palliative doctors and nurses did not know about or have the time to go through the long, drawn out palliative care model of coaxing the patients to revisit their goals of care described in their advance directives or to get a POLST form filled out, etc.
Drs. Meier and Morrison talked about making available a hotline to palliative care doctors offsite and a "script" for the non-palliative doctors to use in talking to patients/family members (over the phone). They also talked about making the palliative protocol for symptom management (pain, etc) readily available to the non-palliative clinicians.
Worst of all, and you probably know this already, the CMS guidelines for treating patients with Coronavirus -19 symptoms have changed to not allow families to be present to help the patient make decisions and to not allow priests to bring the sacraments. The patient is under the complete control of a system that uses today's model of palliative medicine to treat the seriously ill.
WHEN YOU WATCH THIS VIDEO PLEASE BE AWARE THAT, WHEREVER POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, THE NEW SUB-SPECIALITY OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE IS BEING MOVED TO THE FRONTLINES DURING THIS PANDEMIC!
Prayers to the Holy Ghost and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Elizabeth (Betty) Wickham, PhD
The March 30. 2020, “webinar” (I, for one, despise some of the new words that have crept into the English language because of the jargon deployed by Silicon Valley, California, geeks) to which Dr. Wickham referred and summarized was transcribed by a young man in California, and a review of its contents should tell us all we need to know about how patients who are said to be suffering from “coronavirus” are being counted as coronavirus fatalities.
Although the complete transcribed, which is nineteen pages long, is appended below, the following excerpt demonstrates the reliance upon “comfort packs,” which contain the “cocktails” that are designed to kill unsuspecting human beings who have been convinced into believing that they providing them “comfort” but are designed to kill them, in all forms of “hospice care,” including that being used at the present time during the state-sponsored and manipulated crisis that is denying people ordinary medical care:
Dr. Diane – Well, so, everybody who has ever taken care of a patient on hospice knows that those patients have a comfort pack in their refrigerator and so the hospice pharmacies are very familiar with filling those know how, usually have those drugs on hand, so my first step is to find out who your hospice pharmacies are and see if they can scale up creating comfort packs for non-hospice patients that might choose to stay at home through this pandemic (29:19). Barring that, the hospice pharmacies in New York City that supply our Home Care Agencies and Hospices were too small to scale up rapidly to meet the needs of a Health System that’s taking care of patients in 5 Boroughs. So, we ended up working through our own Hospital, actually, our School of Medicine pharmacy and they just did a remarkable job with the companies they ordered products from, creating protocols, and sign offs, and arranging 24-hour courier services to deliver these comfort packs to all 5 Boroughs and any hour of the day or night. And they’ve also taken instructions. We wrote instructions with photos of each of the bottles to help people make sure they’re using the right medicine, a photo of a syringe… very clear, simple, direction on how to fill the syringe to the right level, where to put it, under the tongue or in the cheek, and then a 24/7 phone number if any questions or if the initial or second dose doesn’t bring relief. And that script is near completion. When it’s completed, we’ll post it and it may need to be different for different Health Care Systems and it may also need to be different based on what drugs you can procure locally. So, for example, we are able to get Roxanol, 20 milligram per ML, morphine, other places can only get 5 milligram per ML or 10 milligram per ML, so the instructions have to fit what you’re able to procure in terms of these medicines. The other medicines in the box are liquid Haloperidol, liquid Lorazepam, sublingual Ondansetron for nausea, Dulcolax suppositories, Tylenol suppositories for patients who can’t swallow pills, and an Anticholinergic Atropine for respiratory secretions. I think that’s it. Brynn, correct me if I’m wrong but that home med list is already posted, is it not? (Transcript of March 30, 2020, Webinar conducted by the Center to Advance Palliative Care, CAPC).
As you can see, this part of the transcript details some of the pharmaceutical agents that compose the “comfort pack,” aka Hemlock Cocktail, that has helped to mainstream and to gain acceptance for the kind of killings for which Dr. Death, Jack Kevorkian, achieved such notoriety and even eight and one-half years in jail before his release in 2007. It is really way past the time for anyone, especially those who are priests and consecrated religious, to understand and to accept the monstrous nature of “palliative” that has been insinuated into every fabric of the global medical industry thanks to the oodles and oodles of money provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Soros Foundation.
There is a later point in the transcript in which the participants return to the subject of the “comfort pack” and its contents:
Seema – Some of the other… sorry, I’m trying to keep up with the flow here. As your hospital… actually there’s been several questions about opioid use and so I just… I’ll just ask a general… I think there’s concerns about shortages, what to use if you’re running short on opioids and Benzoyl(s) for Dyspnea for example. When is it appropriate as it relates to end of life care? There’s a few questions about opioids, so if you can just talk about it In general, their usage and covid-19. Or, do you want me to pull up more specific questions?
Dr. Diane – Sean… you can take that.. ah… what I would say is there are a lot of formulations of opioids and Benzos and it’s about what your local pharmacy can procure and that’s why talking to them right now, early, before their suppliers run out and getting a supply in for your community is a really good idea but, if you know, if we didn’t have Lorazepam, we would take Diazepam or some other Benzo, rather than have nothing. So, and if we don’t have Morphine, we could use Hydromorphone or some other opioid that was available, so it’s about figuring out what you can get and then use… making a protocol that fits that particular formulation of the drug.
Seema – Thank you, there’s also several questions about the role of PCPs; should they be trained to discuss goals of care and other things? Is that appropriate use of time? Should patients talk to PCPs about getting a MOLST or POLST so that the patient can stay home. If you can generally talk about just the role of a PCP in all of this.
Dr. Diane – Well, as I mentioned earlier, our system is going to do a mass email to all clinicians asking them to reach out to their patients to have this conversation and linking them to an EPIC order set, EPIC documentation and a script for having the conversation. The script is right now available on the capc website. Perhaps, Brynn, we could get a hold of the EPIC documentation template and share that with others as well but the answer is yes, we should be asking PCPs to reach out to patients and families, again, that conversation will neither come as a surprise nor be unwelcomed to patients and families. They’re sitting at home worrying about it, thinking about it all day. A conversation with a trusted clinician is exactly what they need. And people are prepared to say yes, I do want to come to the Hospital, I want… I want you to do everything possible to prolong my life or I’m not sure, maybe I would only want to do that if there was enough resource, or no, I never want to be in the Hospital or be on a breathing machine. If my time has come, so be it, just take care of me at home. And we’re hearing all of those things from patients and families, but that… it’s reassuring to patients and families to know that there are options A and that their voice is being heard and documented and that they will be supported no matter what choice they make. So, the answer to your question is yes, every clinician should be doing this with their patients who are [at] home. (Transcript of March 30, 2020, Webinar conducted by the Center to Advance Palliative Care, CAPC).
What Orwellian euphemisms!
The “conversation” to which the discussants of the “webinar” is the pre-packaged, boiler-plate fill-in-the-blank for the names of those involved routine of providing patients and their family members with “options,” although the deck is stacked in favor of “palliative care” as the “team” paints a picture of “being in control” of one’s life and “easing pain” through use of varying degrees of words that provide them with a mantle of “professional expertise” and a condescension that is designed to make patients and their families feel uninformed, emotionally overwhelmed and thus completely dependent upon the “advice” transmitted. In other words, the goal of the “team” is to turn a patient and his family members into so much silly putty that can the “team members” can manipulate at will.
Why would anyone in the medical community do these things?
Well, why would anyone in the medical community support and/or participate in the daily slaughter of the innocent preborn by chemical and surgical means?
Why would anyone in the medical community support and/or participate in the invented, money-myth of “brain death” when it is well known that it was a cover to provide a “moral foundation” to remove the vital organs of living human beings in manner worthy of the Aztecs themselves?
Why would anyone in the medical community support and/or participate in the starvation and dehydration of living human beings who are said to be—and may in fact be—“brain damaged”/
Why would anyone in the medical community support and/or participate in the killing of innocent human beings whose “quality of life,” in their view, is “diminished” or who is suffering from a chronic affliction or terminal illness?
There are four brief answers.
First, because they are not conscious of the Divine Presence and thus do not see the Divine impress upon the souls over whom they have been care of their bodies, which are the temples of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost.
Second, because they do not understand that is their obligation to see in every person, but especially the sick entrusted to their care, the suffering Christ the King Himself and are thus to treat each patient as they would Him in the very Flesh.
Third, because they do not understand anything about redemptive suffering nor about the fact that the good God never permits us to suffer anything that is beyond our capacity to endure—neigh well prosper under as a remedy for our sins, worldliness and disordered self-love—by means of the ineffable graces that His Divine Son won for us during His Passion and Death of he wood of the Holy Cross.
Fourth, because they do not fear the Particular Judgment of Christ the King upon their immortal souls as they reject all authority outside of themselves, which is one of the end results of Protestant individualism, a subject to explored near the end of this commentary.
This is mass genocide, and the fact that almost no one sees this as so is a reminder of how far men and their nations must fall when living in a Protestant and Judeo-Masonic world of irrationalism that places a premium on emotionalism, subjectivism and sentimentality over and over even the slightest consideration of truth in either the supernatural or natural realms.
III. Trump Has Given Prominence to Bad Actors Who Want to Enslave Us in Order to “Save” Us
Although President Donald John Trump was more or less correct when he called the anxiety over the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus to be a “hoax,” it is more important to elaborate that there is a real virus that does not kill as many people that our civil minders say that it has killed. Accurately termed, this is a manufactured crisis to use fear compounded by “comfort care” killings to augment government control and to keep killing people until the desired goal of “regime change” and the mandatory vaccination “certificate” that can be read in a chip implanted under the human skin. The president is even boasting that a “coronavirus vaccine” will be ready by the end of his year, and that is nothing to celebrate as one of the ironies of this all is that, as noted in part three of this series last month, Trump himself and many of his supporters would be decrying this manufactured crisis and the power grab engendered thereby if Madame Defarge, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, was president at this time, and I dare say that private citizen Trump himself would be tweeting against the use of mandatory vaccinations and making public appearances with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
This proves once again that the devil without his tail is much more dangerous than the devil with his tail as many of the president’s reflexive supporters are helping him, if only by their silence, promote the very kinds of policies and actions that would be making their blood boil if a member of the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist “left” occupied the White House.
To be sure, however, there are at least some people have been able to put the pieces together to conclude that the “modeling” designs used by Drs. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Debroah Birx, who is both the United States Global AIDS Coordinator and Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, have been wrong consistently and that Fauci, in particular, has been and continues to be an exaggerating, if not openly prevaricating, Deep State swamp creature and open admirer of Madame Defarge, aka Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, the dangers posed by the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus while remaining silent about the “herd immunity” that has been achieved in the country of Sweden (see The Swedish-Belarusian Herd Immunity Model Has Won.)
Fauci and Birx do not want us to know that they are the latter day embodiments of former Montgomery, Maryland, Police Chief Charles Moose, who gained his fifteen minutes of fame in from October 2, 2002, to October 24, 2002, as he used supposedly trustworthy “psychological profiling” to conclude that the Beltway Sniper was an angry white man when the truth of the man is that the sniper was named John Allen White, who was black and had taken the name of Muhammad, and a teenaged accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, who was also black. Chief Moose’s profiling was the basis of the manhunt’s checkpoints, thus permitting Muhammad and Malvo to slip through several times during the twenty-two day-killing spree that killed seventeen people and wounded ten others. Fauci and Birx do not want to admit the Imperial College “modeling” they used to intimidate President Donald John Trump, scare Americans, shut down the economy, provided the pretense for stripping Americans of their legitimate freedoms and constantly propagate junk science in the name of “follow the science” was as wrong as Charles Moose had been in instructing law enforcement officials in Maryland, Washington, District of Columbia and Virginia.
Dr. Deborah Birx, who is Anthony Fauci’s protégé, is a typical specimen of an unelected bureaucrat who has a very condescending attitude toward those amongst the unwashed masses who have been protesting against the lockdowns after come to realize that the “Coronavirus Panel” on which she serves has been engaged in a massive exercise in social experimentation and control that is based on the phony numbers that she serves up in tandem with her partner-in-junk science propaganda, Fauci. Consider what Birx said about those protestors when interviewed on Sunday, May 3, 2020, the Feast of the Finding of the True Cross and the Commemorations of the Third Sunday after Easter and of Pope Saint Alexander and Saints Juvenal, Eventius and Theodulus:
Dr. Deborah Birx said protesters who gather without wearing masks and not practicing social distancing at rallies against states’ lockdown regulations are “devastatingly worrisome” because they could spread the coronavirus to at-risk family members.
Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, was asked by host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” about crowds that gathered at Michigan’s state capitol from a “public health standpoint.”
“It’s devastatingly worrisome to me personally because if they go home and, in fact, their grandmother or their grandfather who has a co-morbid condition and they have a serious or a very or an unfortunate outcome, they will feel guilty for the rest of our lives,” she responded. “So we need to protect each other at the same time we’re voicing our discontent.”
Demonstrations against governors’ stay-at-home orders have ramped up in the past weeks as the economic effects caused by the pandemic worsen and more Americans apply for unemployment benefits.
Crowds of protesters — many carrying guns — showed up at the statehouse in Michigan on Thursday. President Trump last week called on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to “make a deal” with the protesters.
Other pockets of unrest broke out in Wisconsin, Arizona and California. (Birx Calls Protestors Without Masks "Devastingly Worrisome".)
What incredible condescension and paternalism
Here is a little memorandum for Dr. Deborah Birx:
This is the vale of tears.
Pain and suffering are two of the many consequences of Original Sin and of our own Actual Sins. It is only the true Faith, the Catholic Faith, that teaches men the truth about pain and suffering, exhorting them to recognize that each of us must suffer on account of the vestigial after-effects of Original Sin in the world and on account of our own personal sins.
The Catholic Faith alone teaches men that they must see in suffering and pain and humiliation and rejection and calumny and ridicule and ostracism and poverty and ill-health the path of our sanctification and salvation.
The Catholic Faith alone provides men with the means to accept with joy and with gratitude each of the sufferings that come our way. She alone has the graces, won for us by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces, to equip men to carry their crosses with equanimity as they seek to make reparation for their sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of the Divine Redeemer through His Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
Catholics understand that nothing we suffer in this mortal, passing vale of tears that is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins caused Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and that caused His Most Blessed Mother to suffer as those Seven Swords of Sorrow were pierced through and through her Immaculate Heart, out of which His Most Sacred Heart was formed and is perpetually united in a bond of perfect love. Catholics know that they have no reason to complain or grumble about anything that happens to them in this life. They have only to accept the adorable will of God as He manifests it for them in their lives, accepting suffering and pain and rejection as the means by which they can save their souls and give honor and glory to Him as they are conformed more perfectly with the patience and obedience exhibited by His only begotten Son on the wood of the Holy Cross.
While there are times when intense, debilitating and/or physically incapacitating pain can be relieved by various types of over-the-counter analgesics or prescription medications, we are not to expect that we can live our lives without enduring our share of pain. We are also to understand and to accept the fact that we will suffer more and more pain, both emotional and physical, as we grow closer and closer to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His true Church.
Many saints prayed to suffer for love of Our Lord and the souls for whom He shed His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross, being willing to take up themselves various penances to make reparation for the sins of others just as Our Lord took our own sins upon Himself as He suffered and died for us to make atonement for those sins. Other saints prayed specifically for the gift of martyrdom so that they could make expiation for their own sins by a perfect act of self-immolating love for the Most Blessed Trinity and thus go straight to Heaven after their deaths. Catholics embrace suffering as the path of their salvation.
We are never going to live in a world where human beings can be protected from this or that disease du jour. Only the truly sick and legitimate contagious need to be quarantined, not the healthy, whose chance to build their own natural immunity to diseases is lessened when they do not have contact with the outside world. As one physician noted in a video that is linked later in this commentary, the human being has a natural defense mechanism to fight various infections and that keeping him in a lockdown or requiring to wear a mask actually makes him more susceptible to a particular disease that his body has not had to chance to confront and fight off on their own.
As to Dr. Anthony Fauci, well, he has a vested interest in continuing to speak about “second waves” and the supposedly “new normal” as he joined at the hip with the anti-population, anti-family “philanthropist” named William Gates in promoting the development of the “coronavirus vaccine,” which will wind up infecting those who get it with live coronavirus and cause subsequent “waves” that will be used by our civil minders to further tighten their control over us for “our own safety,” you understand.
Fauci has longstanding ties with the nefarious William and Melinda Gates Foundation that date back at least ten years as he served on a foundation’s panel to promote vaccinations:
NEW YORK -- The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a collaboration to increase coordination across the international vaccine community and create a Global Vaccine Action Plan. This plan will build on the successes of current work to achieve key milestones in the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving vaccines to the most vulnerable populations in the poorest countries over the next decade.
The collaboration follows the January 2010 call by Bill and Melinda Gates for the next ten years to be the Decade of Vaccines. The Global Vaccine Action Plan will enable greater coordination across all stakeholder groups – national governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and philanthropic organizations -- and will identify critical policy, resource, and other gaps that must be addressed to realize the life-saving potential of vaccines.
The structure of the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration includes a Leadership Council to provide oversight for the planning effort, a Steering Committee that holds the primary responsibility for developing the action plan, an International Advisory Committee to assist the Leadership Council in evaluating the action plan, and a Secretariat for administrative support.
Prof. Pedro Alonso, Director for the Institute for Global Health of Barcelona and Dr. Christopher Elias, President and CEO of PATH, have been appointed co-chairs of the Steering Committee and the Secretariat.
“Vaccines are miracles,” said Prof. Alonso, “For just a few dollars per child, vaccines prevent disease and disability for a lifetime. We must make sure that people understand that vaccines are one of the best investments in health.”
The Leadership Council is comprised of:
- Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO;
- Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health;
- Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director for UNICEF;
- Ms. Joy Phumaphi, Chair of the International Advisory Committee and Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance
- Dr. Tachi Yamada, President of Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation;
The Steering Committee includes globally recognized experts in vaccine delivery, advocacy, research and development, and access:
- Dr. Nicole Bates, Senior Program Officer, Global Health Policy and Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Dr. Seth Berkley, President & CEO, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
- Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Chair, Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University
- Dr. Lola Dare, CEO, Center for Health Sciences Training, Research and Development International
- Ms. Helen Evans, Acting CEO, GAVI Alliance
- Dr. Lee Hall, Chief, Parasitology and International Programs Branch, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIAID
- Dr. T. Jacob John, Professor and Head, Departments of Clinical Microbiology and Virology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India (Retired)
- Dr. Orin Levine, Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
- Dr. Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, Director, WHO Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
- Dr. Ciro de Quadros, Executive Vice President, Sabin Vaccine Institute
- Dr. David Salisbury, Director of Immunization, UK Department of Health
- Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
- Dr. Peter A. Singer, Director, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto
- Dr. Lucky Slamet, Deputy for Therapeutic Products, Narcotic, Psychotropic and Addictive Substance Control, National Agency of Drug and Food Control, Indonesia
- Dr. Gina Tambini, Area Manager, Family and Community Health, PAHO
- Dr. Jos Vandelaer, Chief, Immunization, Programme Division, UNICEF
- Ms. Sandy Wrobel, CEO and Managing Director, Applied Strategies
The Decade of Vaccines Collaboration expects to complete its work by mid-2012. At that time, all vaccine stakeholder groups will be responsible for implementing the action plan.
“We look forward to working with the global vaccine community to extend the benefits made possible by existing vaccines and new vaccines in development,” said Dr. Elias, “Together we can ensure that all children have a shot at a healthy life.”
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WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. For more information, visit www.who.int. ###
UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit www.unicef.org (see Global Health Leaders Launch Decade of Vaccines Collaboration.)
The list of nogoodniks above should chill one’s Catholic bones. Each of these people is committed to the promotion of an agenda that is anti-life, anti-family, anti-population and pro-One World Government control of human lives. More specifically, the goal at present is to create such a pandemic of fear that ordinary citizens will readily relinquish their legitimate liberties in exchange for their physical “safety” and “good health” and these unwashed masses will be stupid enough not to notice that the goal posts of when they can return to normal lives keeps being pushed back because of fear-mongering at second, third, fourth and ninetieth “waves” of the China/Chinese/Wuha/Covid-19/Coronavirus. We are not supposed to notice that their “modeling” systems that predicted nearly 200,000 deaths have been wrong consistently, and we are not supposed to notice that our civil minders want the numbers to increase daily so that they can keep the lockdowns in place until there is that “coronavirus vaccine” and an implantable chip that may very well be required to leave our homes, to go to work, to shop and, most certainly, to travel anywhere within or outside of the United States of America. The euphemism for this Orwellian device is what Dr. Anthony Fauci has called “a digital registration certificate,” something that would accompany the tracking device most of us own called a cellular phone:
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, revealed Friday the federal government is considering issuing Americans certificates of immunity from the coronavirus, as the Trump administration works to better identify those who have been infected and restart the U.S. economy in the coming weeks.
“You know, that’s possible,” Fauci told CNN’s “New Day,” when asked whether he could imagine a time when people across the country carry such forms of identification.
I mean, it’s one of those things that we talk about when we want to make sure that we know who the vulnerable people are and not,” he said. “This is something that’s being discussed. I think it might actually have some merit, under certain circumstances.”
The proposal is contingent upon the widespread deployment of antibody tests which the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration are in the process of validating in the the U.S., Fauci said.
“Within a period of a week or so, we’re going to have a rather large number of tests that are available” to the public, he added.
The development of a comprehensive antibody testing system represents the next phase of the administration’s efforts to reopen the country and begin reintegrating essential workers such as health care providers and first responders back into society.
Although coronavirus testing thus far has been able to determine if an individual has an active infection, antibody tests report whether an asymptomatic person was previously infected but has since recovered, potentially allowing them to return to their jobs.
“As we look forward, as we get to the point of at least considering opening up the country, as it were, it’s very important to appreciate and to understand how much that virus has penetrated the society,” Fauci said.
Immunity certificates are already being implemented by researchers in Germany and have been floated by the United Kingdom and Italy, the most recent epicenter of the global outbreak in Europe. (Fauci Says That Task Force is Considering Coronavirus Immunity Cards for Americans.)
As I have been saying in this series, this is all a preparation to condition us amongst the unwashed masses to accept the coming of Antichrist. The minions themselves may not realize that this is the case, but it is the case nevertheless.
IV. Mandatory Coronavirus Vaccination and the Digital Certificate
Dr. Anthony Fauci has an agenda is based upon his religious acceptance of the “science” in support of modern vaccinations even though the members of a World Health Organization panel that oversees the development and provision of the entire gamut of vaccinations, most of which are filled with various toxins and even the cells of butchered embryonic human beings, admitted that they have never authorized or even discussed the possibility of a study to determine the harmful side-effects of vaccinations administered to African children on successive days, nor are they interested in conducting such studies.
How can I say this?
Well, the proof is contained in an eighty-minute video, W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth, produced by a well-informed (except Americanism) couple, Ty and Charlene Bollinger, who might have dressed a bit better of the video (might is my way of saying should) about the moral, legal, scientific, governmental, corporate and fiscal corruption that exists endemically in the thoroughly incestuous bubble in which the supposed “scientists” live and do their work in the advancement of “public health” without ever conducting the proper studies to assure that their vaunted vaccines, almost each of which today involves the use of the cells from aborted babies. The Bollingers are to be commended for the professionalism of their presentation, noting that one must disregard their injunctions for a return to the “founding principles,” which they do not realize helped to bring us to this point.
The Bollingers’ video documents the meeting of the World Health Organizatoin’s “Consent Action Network and was used with permission of Del Bigtree, who produced the Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe motion picture four years ago that has been banned from Amazon, whose website described the meeting, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, as follows:
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "Closed door" videos uncovered by the non-profit Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) shows key officials and doctors at the December 3, 2019, World Health Organization's Global Vaccine Safety Summit directly contradicting their public claims of vaccine safety and research that proves "the science is settled."
The videos were made public and streamed last week on "The HighWire with Del Bigtree," ICAN's weekly science and health news program. Fifteen key moments from WHO's Global Vaccine Safety Summit can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/sbderc5
"This footage is shocking and highly damaging," says Del Bigtree, the Emmy-winning host of "The HighWire" and founder of ICAN. "It shows the WHO is dishonest, deceitful, and more interested in cover-up than addressing the peril of vaccine risk. They are literally clueless about how to perform safety studies on vaccines."
Bigtree says that the video acquired by "The HighWire" shows "The science is far from settled, which for most people will be unsettling.
"We can now presume to know why there has been such a mad rush—and it is madness—to get mandatory vaccine laws on the books in many states," Bigtree asserts. "The truth is coming for Big Pharma, and their time is tight; they're pulling out all the stops to coerce power over free Americans' health decisions for themselves and especially their children though state decree."
Bigtree notes the World Health Agency declared that vaccine hesitancy is one of the top 10 threats to global health. "But the danger that becomes apparent in these videos is the hesitancy by the WHO to perform statistically powerful long term safety surveillance studies," he says.
Bigtree concludes this is very concerning for Americans, but also proves there is a world-wide problem. (World Health Organization's Closed Door Video Shows Claim of Settled Science About "Vaccine Safety" is False.)
Although the information on the Bollingers’ video, which features selected excerpts from the “Consent Action Network” meeting in Geneva five months ago, speaks for itself, I believe it is useful to provide the readers of this site with a brief review of some of the salient points made therein:
As noted in the video, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who is Children’s Health Defense organization, indicated that there is an immense machine to censor any criticism about the harm that is caused by contemporary vaccinations. Social media organizations such as Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has been particularly aggressive in its censorship of anyone who attempts to question the safety and the effectiveness of vaccinations, something that prompted United States Representative William Posey, who supports vaccinations in general but who desires those who have been harmed by them to have a voice, to ask Zuckerberg a series of pertinent questions.
Zuckerberg said it was necessary to prevent “disinformation” from being disseminated, whereupon Posey asked him why the Federal government established a fund that has paid out over $4 billion to compensate those have been injured by the supposedly “safe” and “effective” vaccines (see Representative William Posey Questions Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's Vaccine Safety Information Policy Censorship. The same website also features a letter that Representative Posey had sent to Zuckerberg before the hearing: Representative Posey's Letter to Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's Vaccine Safety Censorship.)
The excerpts from the Consent Action Network’s December 3, 2019, meeting included an advertisement that feature the World Health Organization’s chief scientist, Soumya Swaninathan, attesting to the safety of vaccinations. Yet it is that she admitted at the Consent Action Network meeting in Geneva. Switzerland, the following shortly after the advertisement had aired here in the United States of America.
“I think that we cannot overemphasize the fact that we do not have very good monitoring systems in many countries and this adds to the miscommunication and misapprehensions because we’re not able to give clear-cut answers when people ask questions death that occurred due to a particular vaccine and this always gets blown up in the media. One should be able a very factual account of what exactly has happened and what the cause of the deaths are, but in most cases there is some obfuscation at that level, and therefore, there is less and less trust then in the system.” (W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth.)
Dr. Heidi A. Larson, an anthropologist who is the director of Vaccine Confidence Project, admitted that “There’s a lot of safety science that’s needed”:
“There’s a lot of safety science that’s needed, and, uhm, without the good science we cannot have good communication. So, although I’m talking about all these other contextual and communication issues, it absolutely needs science as the backbone. You can’t repurpose the same old science to make it sound better, if you don’t have the science that’s relevant to the new problems. So we need much more investment in safety science.” (W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth.)
Ty Bollinger made a sarcastic remark on the video after the clip featuring Heidi Larson had been played, saying that he thought only a conspiracy theorist, anti-vaxxer, a nut job would speak about a lack of vaccine safety while Charlene Bollinger noted that Heidi Larson’s remarks at the Geneva conference five months ago violated Facebook community standards by stating we need more vaccine safety science, which, of course, is supposed to be taken for granted.
Marion Gruber, Director of Vaccine Research and Review at the United States Food and Drug Administration discussed the lack of studies about the role of vaccine adjuvants, which are supposed to “boost” a vaccine’s immune response, in connection with the vaccine antigens, which are the molecules from the particular pathogen (virus) that are supposed to fight off the pathogen:
“One of the additional issues that complicates safety evaluation is that if you look at it, and you struggle with, the length of follow-up that should be adequate in a, say, pre-licensure or even a post-marketing study. If that’s even possible. And again as you mentioned pre-licensure clinical trials may not be powered enough. It’s also the subject population that you administer the adjuvant to because we’ve seen data presented to us where, an adjuvant a particular adjuvant added to a vaccine antigen did really nothing when administered to a certain population and usually the elderly. You know compared to administering the same formulation to younger aged strata. So, so, these are the things which, uh, need to be considered as well and further complicate safety effectiveness and evaluation of adjuvants combined with vaccine antigens.” (W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth.)
In other words, you see, even those who are seeking to silence those they call “lunatics” or “nut jobs” or, disparagingly, “anti-vaxxers” admit in their own private meetings that they do not have enough evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines that they promote and administer in association with the Big Pharmaceutical companies that manufactured the vaccines as well as the antidotes to the vaccines for side-effects that we are not supposed to admit are side-effects from vaccinations. This is a familiar scenario as the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine caused many people to come down with the Guillan-Barre Syndom and other afflictions. See 60 Minutes (1979) Expose of Swine Flu Vaccine.
Got all that?
This reminds me of the days when our motor home, which was sold on April 5, 2011, after nearly ten years of pretty constant use, would sputter and then make a horrible “put, put, put” sound after one or more of the unit’s Ford V-10 Triton engine spark plugs got ejected from its cylinder(s) while I was driving. The Ford Motor Company did not admit that this problem existed. However, Ford Motor Company manufactured a tool kit so that a mechanic could re-groove the cylinder from which the spark plug had been ejected.
Another “expert,” Dr. Martin Howell Friede, Coordinator, Initiative for Vaccine Research World Health Organization, explained the conundrum of the “necessity” of using adjuvants to make vaccines work and the fact that adjuvants cause most of the adverse reactions to vaccines:
“Every time there is an association, be it temporal or not temporal, the first accusation is that is the adjuvant. And yet, without adjuvants, we are not going to have the next generation of vaccines. And many of the vaccines that we do have, ranging from tetanus through to HPV, require adjuvants in order for them to work. So the challenge we have in front of us is: How do we build confidence in this? And the confidences comes, first of all, from the regulatory agencies. I look to Marion [Gruber]. When we add an adjuvant, it’s because it is essential. We do not add adjuvants to vaccines because we want to do so. But when we add them, it adds to the complexity, and I give courses every year on how do you develop vaccines? How do you make vaccines? And the first lesson is, when you’re making your vaccine if you can avoid using an adjuvant, please do so. Lesson two is, if you’re going to use an adjuvant, use one that has a history of safety. And lesson three is, if you’re not going to do that, think very carefully.” (W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth.)
The Bollingers summarized these comments by saying that adjuvants multiply adverse reactions. These reactions are systemic, not local. In other words, the “experts” were admitting that there is no such thing as vaccine safety just one week after that commercial had assured us that vaccines were “safe and effective.”
Dr. Bassey Okposen, the Program Manager, National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Center, Abuja, Nigeria, asked if there had been any studies about the safety of administering the whole range of childhood vaccinations within a short period of time:
“I cast back my mind to our situation in Nigeria, where at six weeks, ten weeks, fourteen weeks, a child is being given different antigens from different companies, and these vaccines have different adjuvants, different preservatives, and so on . . . Something crosses my mind, is there a possibility of these adjuvants, preservatives, cross-reacting amongst themselves? Has there ever been a study on the possibility of cross-reactions, that you can share the experience with us.” (W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth.)
There was no answer from the "experts."
A similar question has been asked at a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an arm of the Centers for Disease Control, February of 2018, about the safety of a Hepatitis B vaccine that was being put to a vote of the advisory committee:
“Is there any comment on using this vaccine the same time at the same time as using other adjuvanted vaccines?” (W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth.)
Amanda Cohn of the CDC:
“We have no data, uh, to, um, make a recommendation one way or the other. So um, just so you just kind of put this in the context of other vaccines, um, whilst, pre-clinical studies were not done using these vaccines simultaneously, our general approach to immunizations is that, um, they should be given they given, they can be given at the same time in different, um, limbs.” (W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth.)
Despite the fact that there had been fourteen heart attacks in the test group, something that a physician had pointed out, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to approve the Hepatitis B vaccine.
Even Heidi Larson, who was quoted earlier, admitted that medical colleges provide students only “half a day on vaccines, never mind keeping up to date with all this.”
It was thus necessary, the “experts” contended, that to boost the confidence of “front-line” professionals” who are beginning to lack confidence in vaccines given the adverse effects they are seeing in their patients.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who is featured prominently in the Bollingers’ video and who must be given great credit for his courage in exposing the corruption of the scientific, medical and pharmaceutical communities, said that vaccines can be marketed without rigorous safety tests as they are labeled as “biologics,” not drugs. Not one of the seventy-two vaccines has ever been tested. “Nobody can scientifically tell you that that product can save more lives than it can take.”
The vaccinators are using their same corrupt methods to exploit the China/Wuhan/Chinese/Covid-19/Coronavrius, and they receiving the full support of the mainslime media, whose advertising divisions rake in millions of dollars from the pharmaceutical companies annually, to continue the ever-shifting narrative of when it will be “safe” for people to return to work and go about their daily business without looking like cast extras in Borderland, a 1937 Hopalong Cassidy series motion picture, aiding Loco/The Fox, and/or as members of Captain Video’s video rangers.
The Bollingers noted that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been showcasing the Cuomo family’s trademark thuggery and penchant for fascism in the past two months, has called for more ventilators and more hospital beds for New York City and Long Island.
Footage attempting to show busy medical personnel in a New York City intensive care unit aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Yet it is that that same footage had been shown on Channel 4, Sky News, in England three days previously, that is, on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, and the Commemoration of Saint Isidore the Farmer in the United States of America, of a hospital in Italy March 22. This whole “pandemic” has been about creating and sustaining (and sustaining and sustaining and sustaining) that hospitals have been filled to the rafters with coronavirus patients.
Channel 4 Sky News in England also showed a close-up of another intensive unit that purposed to show a physician working on a patient. However, the “patient” was clearly a mannequin. Anyone who could not notice the truth by looking at the “body” of the mannequin could examine the sign on the wall above the mannequin’s head: “No Food or Drink Allowed Near Mannequins.”
As the Bollingers asked, what if the “pandemic is not as bad as is being reported?”
V. Anthony Fauci: Deep State Monster
The Bollingers’ video also featured the nefarious activities of the ubiquitous Dr. Anthony Fauci, who, as noted earlier in this commentary, is on the leadership council of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and who silenced Dr. Judy Mikovits at the Whittemore Peterson Institute in 2011 when she discovered that the a mouse retrovirus, XXMRV, had contaminated the MMR [measles, mumps, rubella), polio and encephalitis vaccines that are given to children and soldiers, thus causing a national health crisis.
Dr. Mikovits’s studies and her research were confiscated, and she was eventually sent to jail, briefly, before dismisses against her were dismissed by the district attorney of Washoe County, Nevada, for refusing to sign a document in which she disowned her findings. These are her own words as contained in the Bollingers’ video:
What Tony Fauci, Iam Lipkin and Harold Varmus did was pressure me to withdraw our manuscript. I refused again.” (W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth.)
The Bollingers noted that Anthony Fauci gave his own career vaccine program priority above the safety and health of Americans.
Dr. Mikovits went on to say:
“When I refused to be silent, Dr. Fauci stepped in and ordered that my computer and notebooks be confiscated and orchestrated the retraction of our science paper [that had been published in Science magazine, which is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science]. He then removed all my funding and prevented me from getting a job in government research from 2012 forward.” (W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth.)
I highly recommend readers of this site to learn more about what Dr. Anthony Fauci did to Dr. Deborah Mikovits, who has much to say also about how Fauci is spreading propaganda now, by watching: Plandemic Movie Trailer Restored. (The original link no longer works because the Google/You Tube censors have taken it down. A friend who reads this site occasionally provided me a link to the restored video, although the man on whose site the link exists currently misspelled Dr. Mikovits's name as "Michovitz." Dr. Mikovits has also co-authored a book on her experiences: Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (ME/CFS) Autism, and Other Diseases.)
It is clear, the Bollingers noted, that Dr. Fauci abused his power and misused his office.
The video continued to note that in 2015 the administration of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro placed a moratorium on the funding of “gain-of-function” studies involving the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related coronavirus). Here is the announcement of this moratorium as found on the Obama White House archive pages:
Following recent biosafety incidents at Federal research facilities, the U.S. Government has taken a number of steps to promote and enhance the Nation’s biosafety and biosecurity, including immediate and longer term measures to review activities specifically related to the storage and handling of infectious agents.
As part of this review, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Department of Health and Human Services today announced that the U.S. Government is launching a deliberative process to assess the potential risks and benefits associated with a subset of life sciences research known as “gain-of-function” studies. With an ultimate goal of better understanding disease pathways, gain-of-function studies aim to increase the ability of infectious agents to cause disease by enhancing its pathogenicity or by increasing its transmissibility.
Because the deliberative process launching today will aim to address key questions about the risks and benefits of gain-of-function studies, during the period of deliberation, the U.S. Government will institute a pause on funding for any new studies that include certain gain-of-function experiments involving influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses. Specifically, the funding pause will apply to gain-of-function research projects that may be reasonably anticipated to confer attributes to influenza, MERS, or SARS viruses such that the virus would have enhanced pathogenicity and/or transmissibility in mammals via the respiratory route.
During this pause, the U.S. Government will not fund any new projects involving these experiments and encourages those currently conducting this type of work – whether federally funded or not – to voluntarily pause their research while risks and benefits are being reassessed. The funding pause will not apply to the characterization or testing of naturally occurring influenza, MERS, and SARS viruses unless there is a reasonable expectation that these tests would increase transmissibility or pathogenicity. (Obama White House Archives: Doing Dilgence to Assess Risks and Life Sciences Gain of Function Resarch.)
Well, guess who arranged for the transfer of $3.7 billion from the National Institutes of Health to Wuhan BSL-4?
That’s right, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Dr., Rashid Buttar is featured in the Bollingers’ video as saying the following about Fauci’s actions:
“[The] Government passed a moratorium on coronavirus research in 2014. Fauci approved monies and budgets to be sectioned for this type of research. So basically, and every time I think about this it gets me really flustered, I’m so angry. He [Fauci] basically broke the law. He more than broke the law. He created [the entire scenario back in 2015] that caused the world shutdown. He broke the law. He went against government moratoriums, he took taxpayer money and funded research that has now led to the Covid-19.
“In 2017, he [Fauci] was documented at Georgetown University saying that there will be a pandemic that this presidency will face, that this term will face. How did he know in 2017 that something was going to happen in 2018, 2019, or 2020? You can’t predict the market three days from today. How did he know that there was going to be a pandemic? He stated that this president will face a pandemic.” (W.H.O’s Not Telling the Truth.)
Here is a report on what Fauci said at Georgetown University in 2017:
‘If there’s one message that I want to leave with you today that is based on my experience… there is no question that there will be a challenge [for] the coming administration in the arena of infectious diseases.
‘But also there will be a surprise outbreak…there is no doubt in anyone’s mind [the administration] will be faced with challenges their predecessors were faced with.’
Dr. Fauci, who served under five presidential administrations, later added that he cautioned former President George W. Bush to be more concerned with a potential ‘influenza pandemic’ than bioterrorism.
‘I worry more about the natural occurrence of an influenza pandemic and the ongoing plague of HIV than I do about a bio-terror attack,’ he said, adding that people should pay attention to natural causes.
In regards to the Trump administration, Fauci mentioned possible challenges that included a resurgence in the Zika Virus or a new flu pandemic.
He said: ‘What is for sure…history has told us definitively that it will happen because infectious diseases [are] a perpetual challenge.’ (Fauci Revealed His Fears of a "Surprise Outbreak" Three Years Before the Pandemic.)
Anthony Fauci has worked with the Wuhan BSL-4 for the past several years on the coronavirus.
A new flu pandemic?
Well, I am not a conspiracy theorist.
However, it really does look like Event 201 in October of last year was, at the very least, very “prophetic,” although we may not know until eternity whether we are living through Event 201’s self-fulfilling prophecy.
Here is a review of what Event 201 predicted:
Event 201 was a 3.5-hour pandemic tabletop exercise that simulated a series of dramatic, scenario-based facilitated discussions, confronting difficult, true-to-life dilemmas associated with response to a hypothetical, but scientifically plausible, pandemic. 15 global business, government, and public health leaders were players in the simulation exercise that highlighted unresolved real-world policy and economic issues that could be solved with sufficient political will, financial investment, and attention now and in the future.
The exercise consisted of pre-recorded news broadcasts, live “staff” briefings, and moderated discussions on specific topics. These issues were carefully designed in a compelling narrative that educated the participants and the audience.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, World Economic Forum, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation jointly propose these recommendations.
In recent years, the world has seen a growing number of epidemic events, amounting to approximately 200 events annually. These events are increasing, and they are disruptive to health, economies, and society. Managing these events already strains global capacity, even absent a pandemic threat. Experts agree that it is only a matter of time before one of these epidemics becomes global—a pandemic with potentially catastrophic consequences. A severe pandemic, which becomes “Event 201,” would require reliable cooperation among several industries, national governments, and key international institutions.
Recent economic studies show that pandemics will be the cause of an average annual economic loss of 0.7% of global GDP—or $570 billion. The players’ responses to the scenario illuminated the need for cooperation among industry, national governments, key international institutions, and civil society, to avoid the catastrophic consequences that could arise from a large-scale pandemic.
Similar to the Center’s 3 previous exercises—Clade X, Dark Winter, and Atlantic Storm—Event 201 aimed to educate senior leaders at the highest level of US and international governments and leaders in global industries.
It is also a tool to inform members of the policy and preparedness communities and the general public. This is distinct from many other forms of simulation exercises that test protocols or technical policies of a specific organization. Exercises similar to Event 201 are a particularly effective way to help policymakers gain a fuller understanding of the urgent challenges they could face in a dynamic, real-world crisis.
Details about the scenario are available here.
The next severe pandemic will not only cause great illness and loss of life but could also trigger major cascading economic and societal consequences that could contribute greatly to global impact and suffering. The Event 201 pandemic exercise, conducted on October 18, 2019, vividly demonstrated a number of these important gaps in pandemic preparedness as well as some of the elements of the solutions between the public and private sectors that will be needed to fill them. The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, World Economic Forum, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation jointly propose these recommendations. (Center for Health and Security: Event 201 .)
Just a coincidence?
World economic collapse?
Controlling the movement of citizens?
Effectively suspending all legitimate liberties found in the Order of Creation (Nature), no less the various provisions of national constitutions?
Just a coincidence?
One will notice that Event 201 was funded by the John Hopkins Center for Health Security and by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Interesting, no?
This is even more interesting when Gates himself admitted that he had told President Donald John Trump in March of 2017 not to appoint a commission to examination vaccination safety that would have been chaired by Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr. Trump was stupid enough to listen to Gates, and Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx have been relying on the Imperial College “models” to justify the violation of legitimate human liberties while also touting the “statistics” provided by Johns Hopkins University that has exaggerated even the inflated number of coronavirus cases than are being reported as such. The actual American death rate for the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus on a per capita basis is 0.0189 percent of our country’s total population (see Fatality Rates Show Media's Covid Narrative Is False).
In other words, this is all absurd, and it is designed to get us to the point of begging for a vaccine derived from the cells of aborted babies and that will even change our entire genetic system while doing untold harm to many, if not most, of those who submit themselves to getting jabbed with Dr. Fauci’s poisoned needles.
Dr. Joseph Mercola explained Anthony Fauci’s deep ties to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and his commitment to the pursuit of vaccines at all costs, including human lives and the elimination of legitimate human liberties.
- Bill Gates’ answers to the problems of the world are consistently focused on building corporate profits through toxic means, be it chemical agriculture and GMOs, or pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines
- Gates has used “charity” as a way to gain tremendous political power
- The true beneficiaries of Gates' philanthropic endeavors tend to be those who are already rich beyond comprehension, including Gates’ own charitable foundation
- Over the past 20 years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given close to $250 million in charitable grants to companies in which the foundation holds corporate stocks and bonds, yet it gets tax breaks for the charitable donations it makes money from
- Vaccines are one of Gates’ mainstay “solutions” to most diseases. Gates has gone on record saying the U.S. needs disease surveillance and a national tracking system that could involve vaccine records embedded in our bodies
According to statements made by Gates, societal and financial normalcy may never return to those who refuse vaccination, as the digital vaccination certificate Gates is pushing for might ultimately be required to go about your day-to-day life and business.
An April 4, 2020, article by OffGuardian comments on Gates' March 24, 2020, interview with Chris Anderson, the curator of TED (which runs TED Talks) above:20
"Shockingly, Gates … suggests people be made to have a digital ID showing their vaccination status, and that people without this 'digital immunity proof' would not be allowed to travel. Such an approach would mean very big money for vaccine producers."
Again, vaccine producers stand to make enormous amounts of money from any given pandemic, and the Gates Foundation is both funding and making investment profits from vaccine makers. Is it any wonder then that Gates is trying to indoctrinate people into thinking there are no other answers? When asked by Anderson about the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gates says:
"It is really tragic that the economic effects of this are very dramatic ... But … bringing the economy back … that's more of a reversible thing than bringing people back to life. So, we're going to take the pain in the economic dimension, huge pain, in order to minimize the pain in disease and death dimension."
As noted by OffGuardian, Gates' statement:21
"… goes directly against the imperative to balance the benefits and costs of the screening, testing and treatment measures for each ailment — as successfully promulgated for years by, for example, the Choosing Wisely campaign — to provide the maximum benefit to individual patients and society as a whole. Even more importantly … there may be dramatically more deaths from the economic breakdown than from COVID-19 itself …
Millions could potentially die from suicide, drug abuse, lack of medical coverage or treatment, poverty and lack of food access, on top of other predictable social, medical and public-health problems stemming from the response to COVID-19."
Gates Explains Economic Shutdown
At 33:45 in the interview, Gates goes on to reveal what appears to be a stunning insider's insight into the current economic shutdown:
"We don't want to have a lot of recovered people … To be clear, we're trying — through the shut-down in the United States — to not get to 1% of the population infected ... I believe we will be able to avoid that with having this economic pain."
In other words, if we are to believe Gates, we're sacrificing the financial stability and sanity of hundreds of millions of Americans in order to prevent the infection rate from hitting 1% of the population.
Keep in mind, the death rate for COVID-19 now appears to be on par with seasonal influenza, according to Fauci,22 so the vast majority of those infected end up recovering after mild illness, and have antibodies that should provide them with long-lasting immunity. Clearly, if you want to make money from a vaccine, you don't want people to develop immunity naturally, and this is precisely what Gates is admitting to. As noted by OffGuardian:23
"Gates and his colleagues far prefer to create a vast, hugely expensive, new system of manufacturing and selling billions of test kits, and in parallel very quickly developing and selling billions of antivirals and vaccines.
And then, when the virus comes back again a few months later and most of the population is unexposed and therefore vulnerable, selling billions more test kits and medical interventions."
he short video above summarizes some of the points I've touched on in this article so far and reviews how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation influences public health policy at the very highest levels through a vast web of personal and organizational interconnections.
Gates has a history of "predicting" global pandemics with vast numbers of deaths,24 and with his call for a tracking system to keep tabs on infected/noninfected and vaccinated/unvaccinated individuals, he's ensuring an unimaginably profitable future for the vaccine makers he supports and makes money from via his Foundation investments.
In an April 9, 2020, Children's Health Defense article,25 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. further details Gates' vaccine agenda. As noted by Kennedy:
"Vaccines, for Bill Gates, are a strategic philanthropy that feed his many vaccine-related businesses (including Microsoft's ambition to control a global vaccination ID enterprise26) and give him dictatorial control of global health policy."
The vaccination ID enterprise Kennedy mentions refers to a program called ID2020, launched in 2019, which is designed to "leverage immunization as an opportunity to establish digital identity."27
This digital identity system is said to carry "far-reaching implications for individuals' access to services and livelihoods," so to think that Gates' call for implantable COVID-19 vaccine certificates would be limited to that alone would likely be a grave mistake.
It's not so far-fetched to imagine a future in which your vaccine certificate simply replaces personal identifications such as your driver's license, state ID card, Social Security card and passport. (Dr. Joseph Mercola, the Bill Gates Power Grab)
The saddest part of this is that there will be true priests who will huddle together and employ all kinds of moral casuistry to claim that their parishioners could get the vaccine that will change their genetic structure and is derived from the cells of aborted babies as it would be considered a “necessity” for “public health and safety,” which it is not, and, similarly, many of these priests will decide that the identification chip is a “necessity” for the same reasons. Some many even argue that the “chip” does not require us to apostatize, but argument ignores the fact that the chip itself is part of an effort dehumanize and control us as though we are wild animals who need to be traced and “tranquilized,” “pacified” or “neutralized” if it is deemed “necessary” to do so.
We must see the signs of the times clearly. Those who blind themselves to the reality of what is happening will be morally culpable for the physical harm caused to them who follow their counsel, which is based on fallacious reasoning and an eager willingness to “trust the government” and the “medical experts” unquestioningly, thereby mimicking Jorge Mario Bergoglio himself, who recently refused pleas by his “bishops” in Italy to resume the public staging of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical abomination of desolation:
ROME - Since Pope Francis began livestreaming his daily Mass from the Vatican’s Santa Marta residence, many people around the world have been grateful for the opportunity to hear the pope’s words and to participate, albeit virtually, in his liturgy, helping to break the isolation of the coronavirus quarantine.
Tuesday morning, however, probably no one was more grateful than Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Conte got a badly needed favor, as the pontiff essentially hit the off switch on mounting Catholic resistance to the PM’s program for recovery by calling for “prudence and obedience.” What remains to be seen is whether, in addition to pastoral conviction, the utterance was also a clever political tactic, in effect putting the Italian leader in the pope’s debt and creating capital Italy’s bishops now can spend in negotiations with the government.
Francis began with a brief prayer intention, as has been his custom, and today it was devoted to what the Italians call “Phase 2,” meaning the gradual reopening of the country after two months of lockdown.
The plan triggered wide national blowback after Conte announced it on Sunday, in large part because while he authorized the celebration of small-scale funerals, he did not make any provision for the resumption of public Masses despite repeated appeals from the powerful Italian bishops’ conference, CEI, to be able to do so, employing precautions such as social distancing and masks and gloves.
Media reports suggest that Conte’s technical-scientific committee overseeing Phase 2 judged that for now, the risks of movements of people and contact inside churches that restarting public Masses would generate are too great, and that it could be May 25 at the earliest when that decision is reviewed in light of the infection rate.
In response to the decision, CEI put out a testy note Sunday evening stating that “the Italian bishops cannot accept seeing the exercise of freedom of worship compromised.” (Jorge Tells Italian "Bishops" to Obey the Civil Authorities.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio wants Catholics to be submissive to the civil state, thus showing himself once again to be but a tool of the the forces who are preparing the way for Antichrist.
As has been noted in the first three parts of this series, this is all about social control and various corporations, including but limited to Microsoft, GlaxoKlineSmith, Merck, Pzizer and several others making billions upon billions of dollars from vaccines and drugs that will be administered counteract their side effects, masks, identification chips and other assorted items, not public health. Massive amounts of people have been unemployed and had their own lives and those of their family members thrown into chaos as many of them locked down in states governed by authoritarians who are, to quote the fictional Maxwell Smart, “loving every minute of it.” This is too widespread not to have been planned out in advance.
However, the “solution” offering by the well-meaning Bollingers is not a return to “founding principles” nor is it to quote as they had from an “Enlightenment” nogoodnik, John Stuart Mill, one of the chief evangelists of the immoral philosophy called utilitarianism upon which our entire “healthcare” system is based and according to which it operates, but the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King as exercised by the one and only true Church, the Catholic Church, outside of which there is so salvation and without which there can be no true social order, something that will noted once again in this commentary’s conclusion.
VI. Yes, the Chicoms Did It
Readers may recall that part two of this series contained the text of an interview that Dr. Francis Boyle, who teaches international law at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, gave to Geopolitics & Empire in early February that had been transcribed and published by Christian Order, whose editor, Mr. Rod Pead, was kind enough to give me permission to republish the text on this website.
Dr. Boyle’s interview with Geopolitics & Empire featured his studied conclusion that the China/Chinese/Covid-19/Coronavirus escaped from Biosafety Lab-4 (BSL-4), in Wuhan, Red China, in accident before it had been fully weaponized to reach its most deadly potential. Here is an excerpt from that interview for those who have been overloaded with information and may have forgotten:
FB: Well, that’s a lot of questions. I guess we can take them one at a time. But if you just do a very simple Google search on “Does China have a BSL-4 laboratory?”, Wuhan comes up right away. It’s at the top of the list. At the moment this type of thing happened I began to do that. So a BSL-4 is the most serious type. And basically, BSL-4 labs, we have many of them here in the United States, are used to develop offensive biological warfare weapons with DNA genetic engineering.
So it does seem to me that the Wuhan BSL-4 is the source of the coronavirus. my guess is that they were researching SARS, and they weaponised it further by giving it gain of function properties, which means it could be more lethal. And indeed, the latest report now is [that] it’s 15% fatality rate, which is more than SARS at 83% infection rate. So, typical gain of function. It travels in the air, so it could reach out maybe six feet or more from someone emitting a sneeze or a cough. Likewise, this is a specially designated WHO research lab. So the WHO is in on it and they knew full well what was going on there.
Yes, it’s also been reported that Chinese scientists stole coronavirus materials from the Canadian lab at Winnipeg. Winnipeg is Canada’s foremost centre for research, developing, testing, biological warfare weapons. It’s along the lines of Fort Detrick here in the United States of America. I have three degrees from Harvard. It would not surprise me if something was being stolen out of Harvard to turn over to China. I read that report. I don’t know what was in those vials one way or the other.
But the bottom line is — and I drafted the US domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the United States Congress, signed into law by President Bush Sr. — that it appears the coronavirus that we’re dealing with here is an offensive biological warfare weapon that leaked out of that Wuhan BSL-4. I’m not saying it was done deliberately. But there have been previous reports of problems with that lab and things leaking out of it. And I’m afraid, that is what we are dealing with today. (The Coronavirus Cover-up, published in Christian Order, March 2020, issue. For ordering information, please see Christian Order.)
Dr. Boyle’s studied conclusions after years of expertise in this field are slowly being reached by others, although most of those who now admit that the evidence about the Chinese/China/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus is pointing toward BSL-4, although most in the mainslime media do not want to admit that the laboratory exists for one reason: to manufactured biological weapons. Almost everyone in the employ of the mainslime media is an apologist for Xi Jinping and his Chicom policies of censorship of criticism, kidnapping, imprisonment, torture and, in all likelihood, the execution of outspoken political critics, especially scientists in Red China who have attempted to speak out about the criminal activities of Xi Jinping and his band of Maoist thugs in covering up the origins of the Wuhan/China/Chinese/Covid-19/Coronavirus as they were using their stooges at the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and amongst the ranks of Congressional Democrats and the intelligentsia/commentariat class in the United States of America to place the blame on President Donald John Trump and his administration for the spread of the virus:
A damning dossier leaked from the “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance claims that China lied to the world about human-to-human transmission of the virus, disappeared whistleblowers and refused to hand over virus samples so the West could make a vaccine.
The bombshell 15-page research document also indicated that some of the five intelligence agencies believe that the virus may have been leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a claim initially dismissed as a conspiracy theory because Chinese officials insisted the virus came from the local wet markets, according to the Australian Daily Telegraph.
At the same time, a senior intelligence source told Fox News that while most intelligence agencies believe COVID-19 originated in the Wuhan lab, “it was thought to have been released accidentally.”
The report from the intelligence-sharing alliance of the five leading English-speaking countries, the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada called China’s shady handling of the virus “an assault on international transparency.”
The paper described how China downplayed the outbreak around the world while wildly scrambling to bury all traces of the disease at home, including bleaching wet market stalls, censoring the growing evidence of asymptomatic carriers of the virus and stonewalling sample requests from other countries.
Beijing started censoring search engines as early as December to stop Internet surfing related to the virus, according to the report. The World Health Organization went along with China’s claims and also denied human-to-human transmission of the virus despite concern from neighboring countries.
Intelligence gathering showed that China had “evidence of human-human transmission from early December,” but continued to deny it could spread this way until January 20, according to the dossier.
The document pointed out China imposed travel bans on people traveling throughout the nation, but continued to tell the rest of the world travel bans were unnecessary. (Intelligence Report Says Chicoms Liked about Originof Coronavirus.)
More evidence seems to be emerging about this almost daily.
However, the information that Dr. Francis Boyle provided three months ago in his interview with Geopolitics & Empire is proving to be entirely accurate as the leak from the BSL-4 in Red China served as the opportunity for the notorious outlaw Xi Jinping to order as much medical equipment as could be found to prevent other nations from having it at their disposal while he permitted waves of Chinese nationals from the Wuhan region to travel throughout the world without informing the leaders of other governments what was happening.
There is plenty of very solid, substantiated evidence that Red China’s criminal behavior is being suborned by like-minded ideologues in the supposedly “free” nations of the Western world, who are reveling in their opportunity to suspend and eventually supersede the Constitution of the United States of America by personal fiat in order silence all dissenting views from the “follow the science” slogan.
VII. Adopting the Chicom's Methods of Quashing Dissenting Views from the “Follow the Science” Madness
Although we may not ever learn of the true number of people who been killed and have had their murders covered by false diagnoses as having been “caused” by the Chinese/China/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus, it is very safe and accurate to state that our civil minders have trafficked in fear-mongering to use a viral outbreak that does not kill otherwise healthy people in most cases to experiment upon the masses to discover just how far they can go to engage in “transformative” social control that has been designed to accustom us all to the supposedly “new normal.” This “new normal” includes open censorship of dissenting voices even from well-trained medical practitioners and the criminalization of the exercise of legitimate human liberties, including even purchasing plants and seeds in Governor Christine Whitmer’s prison-state of Michigan, to say nothing of the ruining of thousands of small businesses and sending millions of people to food pantries and/or bread lines to obtain something to eat for themselves and their families.
Consider the case of Bakersfield, California, urgent care physicians Drs. Daniel Erickson and Artin Massihi, who posted a video on You Tube, which is owned by that tool of Red Chinese propaganda named Google, explaining that evidence of low coronavirus death rates in the State of California justify the Golden State’s reopening and then had their informative video removed for “violating” GoogleYouTube’s “community standards.” In other words, we are supposed to believe in the received “infallibility” of the medical “experts” from which not even practicing physicians are permitted to dissent.
Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, commented on this censorship as follows in a transcript found at Real Clear Politics.com:
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: Good evening and welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight. Last night on this show, we played a clip from a nearly hour-long video produced by two physicians in California, Doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi. Many of you had likely already seen it. The video had more than five million views on YouTube. In their presentation, the two doctors presented a flurry of data pointing to what we’re learning about this virus. They recited pages of government statistics, and then interpreted them in light of their own long clinical experience. At one point, they noted the newly-adjusted death rate in their state, which is much lower than anyone expected, and asked if government officials should change their policies based on the science:
DR. DAN ERICKSON: “We’ve seen 1,227 deaths in the state of California, with a possible incidence or prevalence of 4.7 million. That means you have a 0.03 chance of dying from COVID-19 in the state of California. 0.03 chance of dying from COVID in the state of California. Does that necessitate sheltering in place? Does that necessitate shutting down medical systems? Does that necessitate people being out of work?”
Whatever your view of the mass quarantines, those are valid questions. In fact, they’re critical questions. We should all be asking them, including and especially our policy makers. But as Dr. Erickson pointed out in the video, dissent of any kind is no longer tolerated in this country. Fact-based honesty, which is the soul of science, is under attack, even in hospitals. Dr. Erickson described physicians being being pressured to classify illnesses and deaths as coronavirus-related, whether they believed them to be or not:
ERICKSON: We aren’t pressured to test for flu but ER doctors I talk to say “It’s interesting. When I’m writing up my death report, I’m being pressure to add Covid. Why is that? Why are we being pressured to add Covid? Is it to maybe increase the numbers and make it look a little bit worse than it is?”. I think so.
What Erickson described is lying. Lying has no place in science. It’s scary to think it takes place on a large scale in hospitals. Viewers of Erickson’s video were shocked and transfixed. They forwarded it to friends, who forwarded it to friends. Suddenly millions of people who’ve spent the last six weeks on a diet of Tiger King and internet memes were watching sober-minded medical researchers reading from charts of statistics. It’s hard to recall a science video taking off like this one did. Not everyone was impressed by it. Some criticized the doctors’ policy conclusions. That’s fair. Decent people have different opinions. We’re not entirely certain what the perfect response to this pandemic is. No one is. There’s no objective answer right now. At best, we can plod along with open-minds and good faith. More informed debate is exactly what we need to make wise decisions going forward.
Unfortunately, informed debate is precisely what the authorities don’t want. They want unquestioned obedience. So they’re cracking down on free expression. Last night, the doctors’ video was pulled off YouTube. This wasn’t an accident. YouTube admitted doing it. The company cited a violation of quote, “community guidelines,” and did not apologize.
Looking back when all of this is finally over, it’s likely we’ll see what YouTube just did as a turning point in the way we live in this country — a sharp break with 250 years of law and custom. The two doctor’s video was produced by a local television channel in California. It was, in effect, a mainstream news story. The video wasn’t pornographic. It didn’t violate copyrights, incite violence, or commit libel. It didn’t break any law. The only justification for taking it down was that the two physicians had reached different conclusions from the people currently in charge. In other words, it was a form of dissent. YouTube, and its parent company Google, have now banned dissent. YouTube’s CEO has admitted that openly:
WOJCICKI: But then we also talk about removing information that is problematic, you know. Of course, anything that is medically unsubstantiated. So people saying, like, take vitamin C, you know, take turmeric, those will cure you. Those are the examples of things that would be a violation of our policy. Anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy. And so remove is another really important part of our policy.
STELTER: So, you're not just putting in the truth next to the lie. You're taking the lie down. That's a pretty aggressive approach.
Quote: “Anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations” will now be removed from the Internet. Consider that. As a matter of science, this is ludicrous. Like everyone else involved in global pandemic policy, the W-H-O has often been wrong in its recommendations. In mid-January, they told us that the coronavirus could not spread from person to person. In March, they told us that face masks didn’t work. Those lies were welcome on Google’s platforms. Doctors who are actually treating patients with the virus have been banned. So, no, this is not about science. Censorship never is. It’s about power. Big technology companies are using this tragedy to increase their power over the American population. They’re working in concert with politicians in order to do it. Just today, Facebook removed an event page for a political protest in Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer was no doubt pleased to see that. Grossly mismanaging a state is a lot easier when citizens aren’t allowed to complain about it. Last week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg explained that protests like these are no longer protected political speech. They’re quote, “misinformation.”
STEPHANOPOULOS : How do you deal with the fact that Facebook is now being used to organize a lot of these protests to defy social distancing guidelines in states. If somebody trying to organize something like that, does that qualify as harmful misinformation?
ZUCKERBERG: "We do classify that as harmful misinformation and we take that down.
“Harmful misinformation.” That’s a phrase familiar to anyone who’s watched totalitarian regimes. It’s how Mark Zuckerberg now describes political opinions he doesn’t like. Our free press exists to push back against obvious abuses of power like this. It’s the reason we have a first amendment. But suddenly the media aren’t concerned about the freedom of speech. Reporters applaud our overlords as they punish us for disagreeing. You just saw it from CNN in that clip. Our media are no longer challenging power. They’re colluding with it.
That may be why there’s been so little critical coverage of the massive expansion of our surveillance state currently in progress. In the name of fighting the coronavirus, tech companies are now following you through your cell phone. They’re watching you from above with drones. Those aren’t paranoid fantasies. It’s happening as we speak. Needless to say, our politicians approve of this:
ANDREA MITCHELL: How do you feel about the drones?
BOOKER: Look, at this point we need to save lives and it’s really important that in public spaces, people are abiding by the directives.
Big companies partnering with the government to spy on you without your knowledge. Americans locked in their homes, banned from going to church, placated with sedatives like beer and weed. Anyone who speaks up is silenced. Political demonstrations are illegal. Organizers are arrested. Only opinions approved by unelected leaders are allowed on information platforms. Sound familiar? It sounds a lot like China. Of all the many ironies of this moment, so many of them bitter, the hardest to swallow is this: as we fight this virus, we are becoming far more like the country that spawned it. We’re becoming more like China. It’s horrifying.
It tells you everything that our professional class enthusiastically welcomes this. Over the weekend, The Atlantic magazine published an article by two academics calling for an end to freedom of speech in America. Their model for an idea system: the totalitarian government of China. Quote:
"In the debate over freedom versus control of the Internet, China was largely correct, and the U.S. was wrong." End quote.
Read the whole thing. You should. It’s the future. We could quote from it for the rest of the show. But just one more. Quote: “Significant monitoring and speech control are inevitable components of a mature and flourishing internet, and governments must play a large role in these practices to ensure that the internet is compatible with a society’s norms and values.” End quote.
Norms and values? Whose? Our leaders’ norm and values of course. But mostly their interests. Those in power are the ones our professional class seeks to protect, not the country. Freedom of conscience never endangers the public. It only threatens the powerful. It endangers their control. It hinders their ability to dictate election results, to loot the economy, to make policies based on whim for their own gain. No wonder our leaders have done such a poor job protecting us from China. They’re on the same team. (Big Tech Companies Using Coronavorus to Increase Their Power Over Americans.)
This should be proof enough for readers of this site who have wondered what kind of “special insights” I have that would justify my concern that my work will be banned from the internet sooner or later as a purveyor of “misinformation” and a failure to “meet community standards.” The very people whose ancestors decried the Catholic Church for its censoring books injurious to souls have arrogated unto themselves a mantle of infallibility and are serving as censors to prevent what they deemed to be proscribed thoughts from being read or spoken’. We have return to the efforts made by the Sanhedrin itself to silence the Apostles about the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus and were employed more systemically by the Roman emperors and their minions sought to silence and to persecute Catholics and that have been employed by the Protestant, French, Bolshevik, Maoist, Castroist revolutionaries and Judeo-Masonic naturalists ever since. As I have noted in the first three parts of this series, this all a preparation for the coming of Antichrist.
Mr. Carlson does not understand First and Last Things, and he does not understand that the convergence of the false opposite of the naturalist “left” with the party line and ruling practices of the Chinese Communist Party is not an accident. Communism of any kind is “flip side” of the same anti-Incarnational coin as is Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry, something that Father Edward Leen noted in The Holy Ghost in 1953:
A shudder of apprehension is traversing the world which still retains its loyalty to Jesus expressing Himself through the authority of His Church. That apprehension has not its sole cause the sight of the horrors that the world has witnessed in recent years in both hemispheres. Many Christians are beginning to feel that perhaps all may not be right with themselves. There is solid reason for this fear. The contemplation of the complete and reasoned abandonment of all hitherto accepted human values that has taken place in Russia and is taking place elsewhere, causes a good deal of anxious soul-searching. It is beginning to be dimly perceived that in social life, as it is lived, even in countries that have not as yet definitely broken with Christianity, there lie all the possibilities of what has become actual in Bolshevism. A considerable body of Christians, untrained in the Christian philosophy of life, are allowing themselves to absorb principles which undermine the constructions of Christian thought. They do not realise how much dangerous it is for Christianity to exist in an atmosphere of Naturalism than to be exposed to positive persecution. In the old days of the Roman Empire those who enrolled themselves under the standard of Christ saw, with logical clearness, that they had perforce to cut themselves adrift from the social life of the world in which they lived--from its tastes, practices and amusements. The line of demarcation between pagan and Christian life was sharp, clearly defined and obvious. Modern Christians have not been so favorably situated. As has been stated already, the framework of the Christian social organisation has as yet survived. This organisation is, to outward appearances, so solid and imposing that it is easy to be blind to the truth that the soul had gradually gone out of it. Under the shelter and utilising the resources of the organisation of life created by Christianity, customs, ways of conduct, habits of thought, have crept in, more completely perhaps, at variance with the spirit of Christianity than even the ways and manners of pagan Rome.
This infiltration of post-Christian paganism has been steady but slow, and at each stage is imperceptible. The Christian of to-day thinks that he is living in what is to all intents and purposes a Christian civilisation. Without misgivings he follows the current of social life around him. His amusements, his pleasures, his pursuits, his games, his books, his papers, his social and political ideas are of much the same kind as are those of the people with whom he mingles, and who may not have a vestige of a Christian principle left in their minds. He differs merely from them in that he holds to certain definite religious truths and clings to certain definite religious practices. But apart from this there is not any striking contrast in the outward conduct of life between Christian and non-Christian in what is called the civilised world. Catholics are amused by, and interested in, the very same things that appeal to those who have abandoned all belief in God. The result is a growing divorce between religion and life in the soul of the individual Christian. Little by little his faith ceases to be a determining effect on the bulk of his ideas, judgments and decisions that have relation to what he regards as his purely "secular" life. His physiognomy as a social being no longer bears trace of any formative effect of the beliefs he professes. And his faith rapidly becomes a thing of tradition and routine and not something which is looked to as a source of a life that is real.
The Bolshevist Revolution has had one good effect. It has awakened the averagely good Christian to the danger runs in allowing himself to drift with the current of social life about him. It has revealed to him the precipice towards which he has was heading by shaping his worldly career after principles the context of which the revolution has mercilessly exposed and revealed to be at variance with real Christianity. The sincerely religious--and there are many such still--are beginning to realise that if they are to live as Christians they must react violently against the milieu in which they live. It is beginning to be felt that one cannot be a true Christian and live as the bulk of men in civilised society are living. It is clearly seen that "life" is not to be found along those ways by which the vast majority of men are hurrying to disillusionment and despair. Up to the time of the recent cataclysm the average unreflecting Christian dwelt in the comfortable illusion that he could fall in with the ways of the world about him here, and, by holding on to the practices of religion, arrange matters satisfactorily for the hereafter. That illusion is dispelled. It is coming home to the discerning Christian that their religion is not a mere provision for the future. There is a growing conviction that it is only through Christianity lived integrally that the evils of the present time can be remedied and disaster in the time to come averted. (Father Edward Leen, The Holy Ghost, published in 1953 by Sheed and Ward, pp. 6-9.)
Father Leen was overly optimistic about the ability of Catholics to reject the effects of Bolshevism, which have indeed made their way to our own shores (have you noticed?), as he could never have envisioned that Modernists would come up from the underground after the death of Pope Pius XII on October 9, 1958, and effect a coup against the Catholic Church while representing themselves to be Catholics despite the fact that they had expelled themselves from the bosom of Holy Mother Church by their embrace, no less public promotion of, one heretical proposition after another, including an overt "reconciliation" with the principles of Marxism-Leninism. Father Leen did, of course, see very well the dangers in a world shaped by naturalism as it is very easy for Catholics to become so immersed in the world and its distractions and agitations as to lose the sensus Catholicus over the course of time. Thanks to the conciliar revolutionaries, of course, the genuine sensus Catholicus has been destroyed by the effects of the "reconciliation" between Modernism and Modernity.
The Chinese/China/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus is simply being used as the pretext by the statists to increase their control over their us, which why the pro-abortion, pro-perversity governors of New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Washington, New Mexico, Oregon and California have a vested interest in inflating the numbers of those who are said to be victims of the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus. These monsters want the “crisis” continue so that their citizens learn how to “behave” and so that private property rights and legitimate human liberties are held hostage until the “coronavirus” vaccine is developed and then made mandatory.
We are becoming a police state to such an extent that “contact tracing,” which is meant to monitor those who have received the modern scarlet letter—a diagnosis of “Covid-19”—with regular “visitations” from an assigned “monitor,” who would have the “right” to question the branded ones about their contacts and to determine if and when they would be permitted to join the “rest of society” (see Fever Reading Drones Just the First Wave of Privacy Challenges Say Civil Liberties Advocates).
There are even experiments to fly drones with temperature censors over homes to “check” on whether Americans are said to be at “risk” to themselves and, of course, to “others.”
Additionally, a video sent by Dr. Elizabeth Wickham to e-mail her list featured documentation provided by someone who calls herself “Amazing Polly” explained that “contact tracing” is being promoted by an assembly of nogoodniks in association with the Clinton Foundation. A summary of the foundation’s virtual meeting on April 18, 2020, included the following points:
- President Clinton speaking about the importance of building up and properly funding the National Stockpile, and working collaboratively with the World Health Organization (video here(link is external));
- Chelsea Clinton speaking about the importance of coming together as a community, checking in on family members, neighbors, and friends, and being able to ask for help (video here(link is external));
- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking with President Clinton about what prepared him to respond to a challenge of this magnitude, and the important role of government during a pandemic, (video here(link is external));
- California Governor Gavin Newsom speaking with President Clinton about the impact that collective action to practice safe social distancing has had in helping flatten the curve and build capacity to handle the pandemic (video here(link is external));
- President Clinton about the importance of testing and contact tracing – tracing those who test positive and their contacts throughout their communities – in controlling the spread of the pandemic and future outbreaks, and the possibility of building a national AmeriCorps-style program to support the U.S. public health infrastructure;
- A discussion about the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color between President Clinton, Rep. Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (video here(link is external)); Rep. Joaquin Castro, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (video here(link is external)); and Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.N. Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (video here(link is external));
- Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan speaking with Chelsea Clinton about the importance of unified leadership, both at the global level and local level, in responding to the pandemic (video here(link is external));
- 19th Surgeon General of the United States Vivek Murthy speaking with Chelsea Clinton about rebuilding the national health infrastructure with a “Marshall Plan” of investment (video here(link is external)). (Amazing Polly on Who is Planning a nd Funding Contact Tracings.)
Trust contact tracing?
Ah, do you trust William Jefferson Blythe Clinton?
Trust his band of experts?
You are badly mistaken, and that is being charitable.
The infrastructure of the police state, which includes the merchants of surveillance, disinformation and censorship in Silicon Valley along with apparatchiks Federal, state and local governments, the medical and pharmaceutical industries, the corporations that will reap great profits from new, mandatory vaccines, contact tracing and the “identification card” and state and local police departments has been in place for some time now. This planned “pandemic” has provided the perfect opportunity for its implementation, and the fact that it is being accomplished during the administration of a president that the police state pioneers despise and want to destroy is so much the better.
It is case furthermore that “contact tracing” is part and parcel of the police state tactics encouraging relatives, friends and neighbors to inform “public health officials” on the “suspicious” movements or actions of their very own relatives, friends and neighbors. This is how totalitarians have always government, and it is a feature that is a characteristic of all Communist regimes, including the Red Chinese regime that is providing a model for many of our own Xi Jinping wannabes to shut down their states and send ordinary citizens to jail for exercising their legitimate liberties while releasing thousands of convicted criminals because of “social distancing” considerations in prisons. Alas, the real agenda behind social distancing to isolate human beings from each other and to rob them of their livelihood, thus making them more susceptible to infections and “elimination” thereafter. “Social distancing” is about social control, fear of others and depopulation, not public health and safety (see Social Distancing?)
It took the Governor of the State of Texas, Gregory Wayne Abbott, to personally order the release of a salon owner, Shelley Luther, who had been jailed for a bogus “contempt of court” order issued by a judge in Dallas, Texas, because she refused to apologize for “endangering” the public by her reopening her hair salon in violation of state and local emergency decrees (Governor Gregory Wayne Abbott Issues Executive Order Eliminating Jail for Those Who Violate Coronavirus Restrictions). This is the level of fascism that is upon us. What happened to Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, which will be examined again in part two of “Naturally Absurd” in June or June, is happening to ordinary citizens who run afoul of the social engineers, thought police, and “public health monitors.”
The authoritarianism of “contact tracing” has even extended to very militant attempts on the part of state and municipal officials to penalize those who attempt to go to what they think is a “church service” (Protestant “churches” are empty assembly halls that offend the true God of Divine Revelation).
These have efforts have included The Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, Quinton Lucas’s “recommendation” that all churches and other “non-essential” businesses to keep records of everyone who enters their buildings during each thirty-day period. Although is not exactly same thing as requiring people to “register” as in Red China, but it is pretty close, and there will come a day when the Stalinists within the ranks of the false opposite of the naturalist “left” require actual registration lists to go along with the “digital identification card,” and the man who told the longsuffering underground Catholics in Red China to “register” with the Chinese Community Party rump church (Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association), Jorge Mario Bergoglio—or his successor—will be in the vanguard in support of such draconian efforts, which will also include the sort of “social credits” for “good and “compliant” behavior to government edicts as exists in Red China. This is thought control, and it is right in our very face, and as one who has been “branded” the leader of a “hate group” (see Chopped Liver No More and Chopped Liver No More Update) by the Christophobes at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), I find it very predictable that the SPLC is in the vanguard of identifying “Covid-19 deniers” (see SPLC Continues to Fight Against Injustice).
VIII. Pretext for Advancing Depopulation
This false concern for “public health and safety” is reminiscent of the eugenicists of the Weimar Republic and the Nazi Reich that succeeded it to “purify” those said to be “infected” with some kind of “impurities.” Indeed, we are eyewitnesses to the open mainstreaming of the sort of agenda that Margaret Sanger herself advanced a century ago:
First, put into action President Wilson's fourteen points, upon which terms Germany and Austria surrendered to the Allies in 1918.
Second, have Congress set up a special department for the study of population problems and appoint a Parliament of Population, the directors representing the various branches of science: this body to direct and control the population through birth rates and immigration, and to direct its distribution over the country according to national needs consistent with taste, fitness and interest of individuals. The main objects of the Population Congress would be:
a. to raise the level and increase the general intelligence of population.
b. to increase the population slowly by keeping the birth rate at its present level of fifteen per thousand, decreasing the death rate below its present mark of 11 per thousand.
c. to keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924.
d. to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.
e. to insure the country against future burdens of maintenance for numerous offspring as may be born of feebleminded parents, by pensioning all persons with transmissible disease who voluntarily consent to sterilization.
f. to give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization.
g. to apportion farm lands and homesteads for these segregated persons where they would be taught to work under competent instructors for the period of their entire lives.
The first step would thus be to control the intake and output of morons, mental defectives, epileptics.
The second step would be to take an inventory of the secondary group such as illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, dope-fiends; classify them in special departments under government medical protection, and segregate them on farms and open spaces as long as necessary for the strengthening and development of moral conduct.
Having corralled this enormous part of our population and placed it on a basis of health instead of punishment, it is safe to say that fifteen or twenty millions of our population would then be organized into soldiers of defense---defending the unborn against their own disabilities.
The third step would be to give special attention to the mothers' health, to see that women who are suffering from tuberculosis, heart or kidney disease, toxic goitre, gonorrhea, or any disease where the condition of pregnancy disturbs their health are placed under public health nurses to instruct them in practical, scientific methods of contraception in order to safeguard their lives---thus reducing maternal mortality.
The above steps may seem to place emphasis on a health program instead of on tariffs, moratoriums and debts, but I believe that national health is the first essential factor in any program for universal peace.
With the future citizen safeguarded from hereditary taints, with five million mental and moral degenerates segregated, with ten million women and ten million children receiving adequate care, we could then turn our attention to the basic needs for international peace.
There would then be a definite effort to make population increase slowly and at a specified rate, in order to accommodate and adjust increasing numbers to the best social and economic system.
In the meantime we should organize and join an International League of Low Birth Rate Nations to secure and maintain World Peace. (Black Genocide.org | The Truth About Margaret Sanger.)
Here is what Pope Pius XI told us was the foundation of true peace:
It is possible to sum up all We have said in one word, "the Kingdom of Christ." For Jesus Christ reigns over the minds of individuals by His teachings, in their hearts by His love, in each one's life by the living according to His law and the imitating of His example. Jesus reigns over the family when it, modeled after the holy ideals of the sacrament of matrimony instituted by Christ, maintains unspotted its true character of sanctuary. In such a sanctuary of love, parental authority is fashioned after the authority of God, the Father, from Whom, as a matter of fact, it originates and after which even it is named. (Ephesians iii, 15) The obedience of the children imitates that of the Divine Child of Nazareth, and the whole family life is inspired by the sacred ideals of the Holy Family. Finally, Jesus Christ reigns over society when men recognize and reverence the sovereignty of Christ, when they accept the divine origin and control over all social forces, a recognition which is the basis of the right to command for those in authority and of the duty to obey for those who are subjects, a duty which cannot but ennoble all who live up to its demands. Christ reigns where the position in society which He Himself has assigned to His Church is recognized, for He bestowed on the Church the status and the constitution of a society which, by reason of the perfect ends which it is called upon to attain, must be held to be supreme in its own sphere; He also made her the depository and interpreter of His divine teachings, and, by consequence, the teacher and guide of every other society whatsoever, not of course in the sense that she should abstract in the least from their authority, each in its own sphere supreme, but that she should really perfect their authority, just as divine grace perfects human nature, and should give to them the assistance necessary for men to attain their true final end, eternal happiness, and by that very fact make them the more deserving and certain promoters of their happiness here below.
It is, therefore, a fact which cannot be questioned that the true peace of Christ can only exist in the Kingdom of Christ -- "the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ." It is no less unquestionable that, in doing all we can to bring about the re-establishment of Christ's kingdom, we will be working most effectively toward a lasting world peace. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)
Margaret Sanger’s and her eugenicists' prescriptions for “peace” were founded on making warfare upon the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, thus helping to predispose men to be at war with each other at a moment’s notice in the domestic cell that is the family, in their neighborhoods and their cities and in their country. Yes, there is a direct line from Father Martin Luther to Margaret Sanger to the events transpiring because at present with the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus plandemic. Sanger was one of the most successful evangelists of evil that the world has ever known, more successful than the man under whose auspices Ernst Rudin worked, none other than the murderous Adolf Hitler himself (see Meet Some Catholics Truly Worth Admiring, part one and Meet Some Catholics Truly Worth Admiring, part two).
Even more recently, however, the takeover of our daily lives, including our ability to work, shop—including shopping for groceries in a supermarket, to drive and even to travel was very much part of then Secretary of State Henry Alfred Kissinger’s NSM-200. The following material is taken from a book, The Life and Death of NSM-200, written by a pro-abortion author, Stephen Mumford. The first excerpt is then United States Secretary of State Henry Alfred Kissinger's letter outlining the nature of the study:
The President has directed a study of the impact of world population growth on U.S. security and overseas interests. The study should look forward at least until the year 2000, and use several alternative reasonable projections of population growth.
In terms of each projection, the study should assess:
- the corresponding pace of development, especially in poorer countries;
- the demand for US exports, especially of food, and the trade problems the US may face arising from competition for resources; and
- the likelihood that population growth or imbalances will produce disruptive foreign policies and international instability.
The study should focus on the international political and economic implications of population growth rather than its ecological, sociological or other aspects.
The study would then offer possible courses of action for the United States in dealing with population matters abroad, particularly in developing countries, with special attention to these questions:
- What, if any, new initiatives by the United States are needed to focus international attention on the population problem?
- Can technological innovations or development reduce growth or ameliorate its effects?
- Could the United States improve its assistance in the population field and if so, in what form and through which agencies -- bilateral, multilateral, private?
The study should take into account the President's concern that population policy is a human concern intimately related to the dignity of the individual and the objective of the United States is to work closely with others, rather than seek to impose our views on others.
The President has directed that the study be accomplished by the NSC Under Secretaries Committee. The Chairman, Under Secretaries Committee, is requested to forward the study together with the Committee's action recommendations no later than May 29, 1974 for consideration by the President.
HENRY A. KISSINGER
Excerpts From NSSM-200's "What Must Be Done" Agenda:
- "Control of population growth and migration must be a part of any program for improvement of lasting value." [Page 81]
- "...the Conference adopted by acclamation (only the Holy See stating a general reservation) a complete World Population Plan of Action" [Page 87]
- "Our objective should be to assure that developing countries make family planning information, education and means available to all their peoples by 1980." [Page 130]
- "Only nominal attention is [currently] given to population education or sex education in schools..." [Page 158] "Recommendation: That US agencies stress the importance of education of the next generation of parents, starting in elementary schools, toward a two-child family ideal. That AID stimulate specific efforts to develop means of educating children of elementary school age to the ideal of the two-child family..." [Page 159]
- "...there is general agreement that up to the point when cost per acceptor rises rapidly, family planning expenditures are generally considered the best investment a country can make in its own future," [Page 53] (The Life and Death of NSSM-200. The complete one hundred twenty-three page text of NSM-200 can be found at NSM-200. The complete one hundred twenty-three page text of NSM-200 can be found at NSM-200, which itself was based on President Richard Milhous Nixon’s July 18, 1969, Special Message to Congress on the Problems of Population Growth.)
Stephen Mumford's summary of the pro-abortion thrust of NSSM-200:
While the agencies participating in this study have no specific recommendations to propose on abortion, the following issues are believed important and should be considered in the context of a global population strategy...Certain facts about abortion need to be appreciated:
" -- No country has reduced its population growth without resorting to abortion". [Page 182]
" -- Indeed, abortion, legal and illegal, now has become the most widespread fertility control method in use in the world today." [Page 183]
" -- It would be unwise to restrict abortion research for the following reasons: 1) The persistent and ubiquitous nature of abortion. 2) Widespread lack of safe abortion techniques..." [Page 185] (The Life and Death of NSSM-200. The complete one hundred twenty-three page text of NSM-200 can be found at NSM-200, which itself was based on President Richard Milhous Nixon’s July 18, 1969, Special Message to Congress on the Problems of Population Growth.)
Remember, Bill Gates believes in depopulation. So do the social engineers of Silicon Valley and the professional “leftists” and globalists here and around the world. These statists and globalists want depopulation as they believe that this will result the reduction of carbon gas emissions, the “healing” of the ozone layer, the retarding of “global climate change,” clean water, fresh air, less infectious diseases and an end to sinusitis, dental plaque and ear wax. And one of the most effective ways to do this is create and then manipulate a crisis that exaggerates the dangers caused by a particular disease and to use this as a pretext to cut off the food chain and produce a manufactured famine that is designed to have the same effects of the one that the English used, if only in a laissez-fare manner, in Ireland to starve Catholics into submission to Protestant rule in the Nineteenth Century (see British Complicity in Irish Famine/) and that Joseph Stalin’s ready apparatchik, Nikita Sergeyeyevich Khrushchev, implemented between 1945 and 1947 in the then named Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev and the Utrainian Famine t.) As has been reported pretty widely recently, we are facing shortages of certain type of meat products because of the shutdowns engendered by the fear over the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus (see A Smart Guide to U.S. Meat Shortages.)
All signs point to Antichrist.
IX. A World Rent Asunder by the Protestant Revolution
The events that are unfolding before our very eyes are the logical consequences of the false, anti-Incarnational premises upon which the modern civil state is founded. Although it is doubtlessly the case that the current “crisis” over an illness that is not as deadly as is being reported despite its ability to serve as a mortal threat to those with underlying conditions is being exploited to increase the power of the civil state and to silence all dissenting views as illegitimate, there is really nothing that should shock us as the end result of Lockean liberalism and all its offshoots, that is, all modern “philosophies” and ideologies, is totalitarianism.
We are simply witnessing the logical consequences of the Protestant Revolution against the Divine Plan that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself instituted to effect man’s return to Him through His Catholic Church and the subsequent rise of Judeo-Masonry. Martin Luther’s revolt opened a fountainhead from which has flowed all the naturalist errors of Modernity, something that Pope Leo XIII noted very succinctly in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885:
There was once a time when States were governed by the philosophy of the Gospel. Then it was that the power and divine virtue of Christian wisdom had diffused itself throughout the laws, institutions, and morals of the people, permeating all ranks and relations of civil society. Then, too, the religion instituted by Jesus Christ, established firmly in befitting dignity, flourished everywhere, by the favor of princes and the legitimate protection of magistrates; and Church and State were happily united in concord and friendly interchange of good offices. The State, constituted in this wise, bore fruits important beyond all expectation, whose remembrance is still, and always will be, in renown, witnessed to as they are by countless proofs which can never be blotted out or ever obscured by any craft of any enemies. Christian Europe has subdued barbarous nations, and changed them from a savage to a civilized condition, from superstition to true worship. It victoriously rolled back the tide of Mohammedan conquest; retained the headship of civilization; stood forth in the front rank as the leader and teacher of all, in every branch of national culture; bestowed on the world the gift of true and many-sided liberty; and most wisely founded very numerous institutions for the solace of human suffering. And if we inquire how it was able to bring about so altered a condition of things, the answer is -- beyond all question, in large measure, through religion, under whose auspices so many great undertakings were set on foot, through whose aid they were brought to completion..
A similar state of things would certainly have continued had the agreement of the two powers been lasting. More important results even might have been justly looked for, had obedience waited upon the authority, teaching, and counsels of the Church, and had this submission been specially marked by greater and more unswerving loyalty. For that should be regarded in the light of an ever-changeless law which Ivo of Chartres wrote to Pope Paschal II: "When kingdom and priesthood are at one, in complete accord, the world is well ruled, and the Church flourishes, and brings forth abundant fruit. But when they are at variance, not only smaller interests prosper not, but even things of greatest moment fall into deplorable decay.".
But that harmful and deplorable passion for innovation which was aroused in the sixteenth century threw first of all into confusion the Christian religion, and next, by natural sequence, invaded the precincts of philosophy, whence it spread amongst all classes of society. From this source, as from a fountain-head, burst forth all those later tenets of unbridled license which, in the midst of the terrible upheavals of the last century, were wildly conceived and boldly proclaimed as the principles and foundation of that new conception of law which was not merely previously unknown, but was at variance on many points with not only the Christian, but even the natural law. (Pope Leo the Great, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)
The rise of the monster civil state of Modernity was, as readers of this site know very well by now, made inevitable as soon as the princes of various German states decided to support Martin Luther's revolution against the Divine Plan that Christ the King instituted to effect man's return to Him through His Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order. These princes cared nothing for Luther's theology. They simply wanted to be "liberated" from having to govern according to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted by Christ the King to His true Church for their eternal safekeeping and eternal safekeeping. In other words, the German princes who supported Luther after he had posted his ninety-five theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, five hundred ninety-four years ago today, that is, on October 31, 1517, wanted to govern according the manner of Niccolo Machiavelli's amorality (the ends justify the means), not according the Mind of Christ the King as He has discharged It in His Catholic Church.
Despotism was the immediate result of Luther's desire to overthrow the Social Reign of Christ the King that required civil rulers to pursue the common temporal good in light of man's Last End and as they recognized that the Catholic Church had the authority From the King of Kings Himself to interpose herself with them if they proposed to do things or had in fact done things contrary to the good of souls after she had exhausted her Indirect Power of teaching, preaching and exhortation. Although there were abuses of monarchical authority during the period of Christendom in the Middle Ages, even the worst, most self-seeking civil potentates understood that Holy Mother Church possessed the authority to check their abuses of power, which is why some of the more pernicious ones among them made war directly upon her popes and bishops. The true "checking and balancing" power of the Catholic Church was removed by the Protestant Revolution, resulting in the rise of absolute despots such as King Henry VIII in England, who presaged the rise of the monster civil state of Modernity.
As has been noted on this site many times, it is arguably the case that there would have been no reason for the American Revolution if England had remained Catholic as the colonies settled by Englishmen would have been expressions of the Social Reign of Christ the King. A just English king would not have permitted the sorts of abuses that caused the American colonists to rebel, although it should be noted that the total of the various taxes, duties, imposts and other revenue-raising measures imposed by the English upon them after 1763, following the conclusion of the Seven Years' War in Europe and its American cousin, the French and Indian Wars, added up to but a mere seven percent of annual per capita income. We are, just perhaps, mind you, paying a bit more than that today, I do believe.
As Father Francis Xavier Weninger, S.J., noted in Protestantism and Infidelity, infidelity is the logical consequence of Protestantism, which is not Christianity in any manner as it rejects the Catholic Church, her infallible teaching authority, her sacramental helps and her authority to call them to correct and substitutes individualism and egalitarianism as the basis of “personal belief,” and infidelity is the path to the barbarism that is awash in every “developed” nation of the world, including, of course, the United States of America:
Here, dear friends and fellow-citizens, I conclude this appeal. You have no choice except THE CATHOLIC CHURCH—OR DESPAIR.
Every one who has read these pages without prejudice, must have understood clearly, that Protestantism, in its tendency, leads to Distress and Despair; that in its principle it involves absurdity; that in its prejudices is founded on calumny; that in its last consequences it implies self-contradiction, and that in every point of view, it is a Religion at war with the human heart and intellect, and with human society.
The history of Protestantism confirms all I have advanced. Protestantism began by introducing discord and division among the brethren; it has continued its work of division in its own bosom; religious animosity and hostile doctrines divide its sects; its work of division is forever progressing.
Luther, Calvin, and their adherents would have done well to amend their own lives; the faults which they had observed in individuals could not justify the rash and violent introduction of discord and hatred among millions of brethren.
The condition of the whole world would be far better than it is, if all Christian nations were still united in the same faith. No one can calculate the amount of misery and bloodshed that would have been avoided, if England, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Prussia, and Russia had remained Catholic. If all these powers, instead of being actuated by religious jealousness, had united their efforts to convert idolatrous nations, particularly in Asia, there is but little doubt that with the Divine assistance, they would have succeeded that glorious undertaking.
A time will come when all our separated brethren will return to Catholic unity. “They shall be made one fold and one shepherd.” Happy the time when the Christian world shall then witness their return. The Te Deum which will be intoned by the Sovereign Pontiff as Head of the Church, will be the most glorious ever intoned by the Vicar of Christ. (Father Francis X. Weninger, S.J., Protestantism and Infidelity: An Appeal to Candid Americans, Seventh Edition, New York: Sadlier & Company, 164 William Street. Cincinnati: John P. Walsh, 170 Sycamore Street, 1863.)
Obviously what Father Weninger wrote about Protestantism is pertinent also the false religion that is conciliarism and from which every Catholic of good will must flee as it is impossible “to work for reform within” something that is corrupt, impure and heretical of its nature, but that is a subject that will be left for another time. The counterfeit church of conciliarism is corrupt. The Catholic Church is the spotless, virginal mystical bride of her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Bridegroom, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and it is ontologically impossible for her to be touched by error, no less heresy and sacrilege. Individual Catholics are in need of reform. Holy Mother Church herself is irreformable.
Father Weninger’s exhortation to Protestants was not without precedent here in the United States of America as Orestes Brown explained the same points in slightly different manner in 1848 in Brownson’s Quarterly Review:
But what religion? It must be a religion which is above the people and controls them, or it will not answer the purpose. If it depends on the people, if the people are to take care of it, to say what it shall be, what it shall teach, what it shall command, what worship or discipline it shall insist on being observed, we are back in our old difficulty. The people take care of religion; but who or what is to take care of the people? We repeat, then, what religion? IT cannot be Protestantism, in all or any of its forms; for Protestantism assumes as its point of departure that Almighty God has indeed given us a religion, but has given it to us not to take care of us, but to be taken care of by us. It makes religion the ward of the people; assumes it to be sent on earth a lone and helpless orphan, to be taken in by the people, who are to serve as its nurse.
We do not pretend that Protestants say this in just so many words; but this, under the present point of view, is their distinguishing characteristic. What was the assumption of the Reformer? Was it not that Almighty God has failed to take care of his Church, that he had suffered it to become exceedingly corrupt and corrupting, so much as to have become a very Babylon, and to have ceased to be his Church? Was it not for this reason that they turned reformers, separated themselves from what had been the Church, and attempted, with such materials as they could command, to reconstruct the Church on its primitive foundation, and after the primitive model? Is not this what they tell us? But if they had believed the Son of Man came to minister and not to be ministered unto, that Almighty God had instituted his religion for the spiritual government of men, and charge himself with the care and maintenance of it, would they ever have dared to take upon themselves the work of reforming it? Would they ever have fancied that either religion or the Church could ever need reforming, or, if so, that it could ever be done by human agency? Of course not. They would have taken religion as preserved by the church as the standard, submitted to it as the law, and confined themselves to the duty of obedience. It is evident, therefore, from the fact of their assuming to be reformers that they, consciously or unconsciously, regarded religion as committed to their care, or abandoned to their protection. They were, at least, its guardians, and were to govern it, instead of being governed by it.
The first stage of Protestantism was to place religion under the charge of the civil government. The Church was condemned, among other reasons, for the control it exercised over princes and nobles, that is, over the temporal power; and the first effect of Protestantism was to emancipate the government from this control, or, in other words, to free the government from the restraints of religion, and to bring religion in subjection to the temporal authority. The prince, by rejecting the authority of the Church, won for himself the power to determine the faith of his subjects, to appoint its teachers, and to remove them whenever they should teach what he disapproved, or whenever they should cross his ambition, defeat his oppressive policy, or interfere with his pleasures. Thus was it and still is it with the Protestant princes in Germany, with the temporal authority in Denmark, Sweden, England, Russia, - in this respect also Protestant, - and originally was it the same in this country. The supreme civil magistrate make himself sovereign pontiff, and religion and the Church, if disobedient to his will, are to be turned out of house and home, or dragooned into submission. Now, if we adopt this view, and subject religion to the civil government, it will not answer our purpose. We want religion, as we have seen, to control the people, and through its spiritual governance to cause them to give the temporal government always a wise and just direction. But, if the government control the religion, it can exercise no control over the sovereign people, for they control the government. Through the government the people take care of religion, but who or what takes care of the people! This would leave the people ultimate, and we have no security unless we have something more ultimate than they, something which they cannot control, but which they must obey.
The second stage in Protestantism is to reject, in matters of religion, the authority of the temporal government, and to subject religion to the control of the faithful. This is the full recognition in matters of religion of the democratic principle. The people determine their faith and worship, select, sustain, or dismiss their own religious teachers. They who are to be taught judge him who is to teach, and say whether he teaches them truth or falsehood, wholesome doctrine or unwholesome. The patient directs the physician what to prescribe. This is the theory adopted by Protestants generally in this country. The congregation select their own teacher, unless it be among the Methodists, and to them the pastor is responsible. If he teaches to suit them, well and good; if he crosses none of their wishes, enlarges their numbers, and thus lightens their taxes and gratifies their pride of sect, also well and good; if not, he must seek a flock to feed somewhere else.
But this view will no more answer our purpose than the former; for it places religion under the control of the people, and therefore in the same category with the government itself. The people take care of religion, but who takes care of the people?
The third and last stage of Protestantism is Individualism. This leaves religion entirely to the control of the individual, who selects his own creed, or makes a creed to suit himself, devises his own worship and discipline, and submits to no restraints but such as are self-imposed. This makes a man’s religion the effect of his virtue and intelligence, and denies it all power to augment or to direct them. So this will not answer. The individual takes care of his religion, but who or what takes care of the individual? The state? But who takes care of the state? The people? But who takes care of the people? Our old difficulty again.
It is evident from these considerations, that Protestantism is not and cannot be the religion to sustain democracy; because, take it which stage you will, it, like democracy itself, is subject to the control of the people, and must command and teach what they say, and of course must follow, instead of controlling, their passions, interest, and caprices. (Orestes Brownson, Catholicity Necessary to Sustain Popular Liberty, Brownson’s Quarterly Review, October, 1845.)
Herein, therefore, rests to the answers to the questions about why physicians, nurses, medical technicians, administrators of hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and many assisted living centers would kill those diagnosed with this or that illness, including the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Covid-19/Coronavirus. The answer is simple: those who reject the teaching of the authority of Holy Mother Church must arrogate unto themselves that which belongs to God alone, the power over life and death.
It is that simple.
X. We Must Reform Our Lives
Men cannot live their lives without submitting themselves to the infallible teaching authority of the Catholic Church in a spirit of humility and docility and, concomitantly, persist in committing what are serious sins in the objective order of things and expect to enjoy social order, economic prosperity and peace within and among nations. Men who are in open rebellion against the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted to the infallible teaching authority of Holy Mother Church but are eager to render under the civil state the sort of meek submissiveness that is owed to Christ the King and His true Church will find that their Faustian bargain for their “health” and “safety” comes with the price of being reduce to mere creatures of the state who have no “rights” or individual identities that cannot be stripped away by the mere fiats of civil potentates.
Men must reform their lives.
In other words, men must stop sinning, and our civil leaders have an obligation to lead the way in this regard by organizing and then participating in public processions of reparation in honor of Our Lady as they themselves exhort their fellow citizens to pray the Holy Rosary and live as befits redeemed creatures, not as hedonistic beasts who live to enjoy an unlimited number of pleasures in a world based on sense pleasure and not the honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity. In this regard, therefore, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s “nonjudgmental guidance” about the safety” of certain internet "services" (Fauci Says to Take the Risk in Impure Relationships) that provide patrons with opportunities to commit sins, whether natural or unnatural, against Holy Purity does nothing to advance the eternal and temporal good of immortal souls, upon which the entirety of social order depends. Indeed, such “advice” is a means to make the current “pandemic” and the coming blight of locusts and the “murder hornet” seem like so much child’s play when compared to the chastisements that will come our way in coming years if men do not reform their lives and return to Confession to a true priest and then start to do penance for their sins. Far from being a protector of the true common good of the United States of America, is a spiritual as well as medical malefactor of the highest order who is sowing the seeds for the sort of cataclysm that will envelop us all.
Unfortunately, however, unelected apparatchiks such as the aforementioned Dr. Anthony Fauci does not understand the following quotation from Silvio Cardinal Antoniano that is contained in Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929:
The more closely the temporal power of a nation aligns itself with the spiritual, and the more it fosters and promotes the latter, by so much the more it contributes to the conservation of the commonwealth. For it is the aim of the ecclesiastical authority by the use of spiritual means, to form good Christians in accordance with its own particular end and object; and in doing this it helps at the same time to form good citizens, and prepares them to meet their obligations as members of a civil society. This follows of necessity because in the City of God, the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a good citizen and an upright man are absolutely one and the same thing. How grave therefore is the error of those who separate things so closely united, and who think that they can produce good citizens by ways and methods other than those which make for the formation of good Christians. For, let human prudence say what it likes and reason as it pleases, it is impossible to produce true temporal peace and tranquillity by things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity. (Silvio Cardinal Antoniano, as quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)
God the Holy Ghost saw fit to instruct us in Sacred Scripture, including in the passage from the Book of Proverbs:
 Justice exalteth a nation: but sin maketh nations miserable. (Proverbs 14: 34.)
Christ the King will not be mocked. He will suffer the sins of men so that they and their nations might be brought to repentance. He is not, however, indifferent that which Him to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross, sin, and that wounds the Church Militant on earth and impedes the pursuit of the true common temporal good of men and their nations.
As Pope Pius XI noted in Casti Connubii, December 31, 1929:
Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 30, 1930.)
It is to take nothing away from the suffering of those who have had legitimate cases of the coronavirus or whose relatives have either died because of it or have been killed by the medical monsters of Modernity for their own utilitarian reasons of expediency to note that since part two of this series was published on Wednesday, April 4, 2020, when the World Abortion Clock’s statistics showed that 216,660 babies had been killed by surgical means alone in the United States of America since January 1, 2020, another 44,500 babies have had their lives slaughtered by surgical means, bringing the total this year to 301,660, far outdistancing the numbers of those who died from the coronavirus and/or have been killed under the pretext of having it, and we may never know how many untold thousands of people are being killed around the world because of the lies of "brain death" and "palliative care" under "ordinary" circumstances, no less those in which we find ourselves at the present time.
Countless millions of blasphemies and sacrileges continue to be committed every minute of the day as thoughtless people who have lived their entire lives in a culture of infidelity break the First and Second Commandments.
Banks, financial institutions, and commercial retailers continue to charge usurious interest rates to their customers who need to finance the purchase of motor vehicles and major appliances.
The wages of day laborers are withheld, and excessive rates of taxation make it difficult for hard-working people to pay their bills and to feed their families.
Millions upon millions of people use contraception of one means of another to frustrate the natural end of Holy Matrimony and many others use the lie of “natural family planning” to deny the Sovereignty of God over the sanctity and fecundity of married life.
Unnatural and perverse abominations in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments have received the sanction of the civil law and are celebrated throughout what passes for “popular culture.”
Ideology and junk science, including the lie of biological evolutionism, which itself is an ideology, places itself above the Sacred Deposit of Faith and demands a religious adherents to its false tenets lest the self-anointed high priests and priestesses of law, politics, government bureaucrats, members of the commentariat class, entertainers, “social justice/cancel” advocates or professional educators take offense and threaten to punish heretics. The very people who deny the existence objective truths, whether supernaturally revealed (the Order of Redemption) or existing in the Order of Creation (Nature), and denigrate the existence of any single source to serve as the infallible and authoritative teacher of those truths consider their subjective ideological predilections and pseudo-scientific studies to be beyond any questioning as they consider themselves to be infallible and invincible. Anyone else is a "bigoted hater" and/or a "denier" of myths that they have manufactured for purposes of their own financial gain and control over us all.
To be sure, the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is ever-merciful as It is an infinite fount of love and tenderness to us erring creatures. However, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ wants sinners to turn unto Him and to reform their lives in cooperation with the ineffable graces He won for us by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.
Men who choose to remain steadfastly in their sins must be chastised and called to correction, and while this is an exercise of Divine justice it is also an exercise of Divine mercy as Our Lord seeks to exhort the lost sheep to follow Him, Our Good Shepherd, into the pastures of eternal life.
God's chastisement is a sign of His ineffable love for us. He wants us with Him for all eternity in Heaven. We cannot get there, however, if we are not willing to accept His discipline and His punishment so that we can be purified of the stain of our own sins and thus be better able to plant seeds for the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and of Christendom in the midst of the world. We must never lose sight of these words which the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, inspired Saint Paul the Apostle to write:
And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us: Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God. For think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself; that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds. For you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin: And you have forgotten the consolation, which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord; neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him.
For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth; and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. Persevere under discipline. God dealeth with you as with his sons; for what son is there, whom the father doth not correct? But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are made partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons. Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live? And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification.
Now all chastisement for the present indeed seemeth not to bring with it joy, but sorrow: but afterwards it will yield, to them that are exercised by it, the most peaceable fruit of justice. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, And make straight steps with your feet: that no one, halting, may go out of the way; but rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness: without which no man shall see God. Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder, and by it many be defiled. (Hebrews 12: 1-15.)
It is not only for the sins of our nation throughout its sordid history of exporting evils throughout the world that we are being chastised at this time. We are being chastised for our own sins, our lack of fidelity to the truths of the Catholic Faith by our placing trust in everything but the totality of that Faith as the foundation of personal and social order. There has been so much short-sighted emphasis on attempting to "retard evils" by naturalistic means that we have lost sight of the fact that evil has been advancing exponentially no matter who serves in the White House. No matter whether at a slower or more rapid rate, evil gets more and more institutionalized, and the current president has done much to advance the agenda of sodomite collective. This is no way to call down upon us the favors and blessings of the good God.
The late Dr. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn commented in his commencement address at Harvard University 365 months ago on the human tendency, both in the West and in the Soviet-dominated East, to rely upon politics and social reform as the means to "resolve" the problems caused by the sin of men:
We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life. In the East, it is destroyed by the dealings and machinations of the ruling party. In the West, commercial interests tend to suffocate it. This is the real crisis. The split in the world is less terrible than the similarity of the disease plaguing its main sections.
If humanism were right in declaring that man is born to be happy, he would not be born to die. Since his body is doomed to die, his task on earth evidently must be of a more spiritual nature. It cannot unrestrained enjoyment of everyday life. It cannot be the search for the best ways to obtain material goods and then cheerfully get the most out of them. It has to be the fulfillment of a permanent, earnest duty so that one's life journey may become an experience of moral growth, so that one may leave life a better human being than one started it. It is imperative to review the table of widespread human values. Its present incorrectness is astounding. It is not possible that assessment of the President's performance be reduced to the question of how much money one makes or of unlimited availability of gasoline. Only voluntary, inspired self-restraint can raise man above the world stream of materialism.
It would be retrogression to attach oneself today to the ossified formulas of the Enlightenment. Social dogmatism leaves us completely helpless in front of the trials of our times. (Solzhenitsyn's Harvard Address, June 8, 1978 )
We have been thinking for far too long in naturalistic terms without realizing that we must be unapologetically Catholic at all times and in all places without any equivocation whatsoever. The false premises of the Modern civil state have influenced us so insidiously and so subtly that we are even unwilling to consider for a moment all of the empirical evidence proving that no evils have been retarded as a result of our Judeo-Masonic electoral process wherein we are expected to disregard one candidate's support for grave evils to defeat another candidate who is said to support those evils to a greater degree, thereby fulfilling Pope Leo XIII's prophetic warning in Libertas Praestantissimum, June 20, 1888, about what happens to a society when it gets used to the toleration of more and more evils over time:
But, to judge aright, we must acknowledge that, the more a State is driven to tolerate evil, the further is it from perfection; and that the tolerance of evil which is dictated by political prudence should be strictly confined to the limits which its justifying cause, the public welfare, requires. Wherefore, if such tolerance would be injurious to the public welfare, and entail greater evils on the State, it would not be lawful; for in such case the motive of good is wanting. And although in the extraordinary condition of these times the Church usually acquiesces in certain modern liberties, not because she prefers them in themselves, but because she judges it expedient to permit them, she would in happier times exercise her own liberty; and, by persuasion, exhortation, and entreaty would endeavor, as she is bound, to fulfill the duty assigned to her by God of providing for the eternal salvation of mankind. One thing, however, remains always true -- that the liberty which is claimed for all to do all things is not, as We have often said, of itself desirable, inasmuch as it is contrary to reason that error and truth should have equal rights. (Pope Leo XIII, Libertas Praestantissimum, June 20, 1888.)
Pope Leo XIII exhorted us two years later, in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, to proclaim the Catholic Faith unapologetically, something that so many Catholics across the ecclesiastical divide believe is neither advisable or necessary, thereby denying the efficacy of the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces, to provide us with all of the helps necessary to be as courageous as were the Apostles themselves:
But in this same matter, touching Christian faith, there are other duties whose exact and religious observance, necessary at all times in the interests of eternal salvation, become more especially so in these our days. Amid such reckless and widespread folly of opinion, it is, as We have said, the office of the Church to undertake the defense of truth and uproot errors from the mind, and this charge has to be at all times sacredly observed by her, seeing that the honor of God and the salvation of men are confided to her keeping. But, when necessity compels, not those only who are invested with power of rule are bound to safeguard the integrity of faith, but, as St. Thomas maintains: "Each one is under obligation to show forth his faith, either to instruct and encourage others of the faithful, or to repel the attacks of unbelievers.'' To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to believe. In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God, and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind. This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. Moreover, want of vigor on the part of Christians is so much the more blameworthy, as not seldom little would be needed on their part to bring to naught false charges and refute erroneous opinions, and by always exerting themselves more strenuously they might reckon upon being successful. After all, no one can be prevented from putting forth that strength of soul which is the characteristic of true Christians, and very frequently by such display of courage our enemies lose heart and their designs are thwarted. Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph: "Have confidence; I have overcome the world." Nor is there any ground for alleging that Jesus Christ, the Guardian and Champion of the Church, needs not in any manner the help of men. Power certainly is not wanting to Him, but in His loving kindness He would assign to us a share in obtaining and applying the fruits of salvation procured through His grace.
The chief elements of this duty consist in professing openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power. For, as is often said, with the greatest truth, there is nothing so hurtful to Christian wisdom as that it should not be known, since it possesses, when loyally received, inherent power to drive away error. So soon as Catholic truth is apprehended by a simple and unprejudiced soul, reason yields assent. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10. 1890.)
We deserve chastisement not only for our sins but for our failure to profess "openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power," being willing to accept crumbs from careerist politicians while turning a blind eye and a deaf eye to the evils they support as a matter of principle and as the basis of public policy. Oh, yes, we, each of us, deserves the chastisement that is upon us as we have been enslave and monitored by mere mortals who act as though they have divine powers but who are nothing other than minions of Antichrist who are headed to eternal perdition if they do not reform their lives.
Father Frederick Faber described the situation of the modern world by explaining how the passage of the life of the Church Militant on earth is summarized in a Corpus Christi procession:
I said that Corpus Christi was naturally a day of processions. Now the whole history of the Church may be viewed as in itself a vast and various procession, seen under all the vicissitudes of war, as a caravan of pilgrim soldiers fighting their way from east to west. Now it is in little straggling bands with the apostles on the Roman Roads, or now encamped with the obscure Proselytes of the Gate round the Jewish Synagogues in the Roman Provinces. Here we behold it, an army of martyrs, with the pontiff at its head in the dim chambers of the Catacombs; there it is out before the world's eyes, all gleaming and glancing with the ensigns of imperial favour and command. One while it is pushing its way across the desert to reach the unevangelized nations; another while it is curbing the inundations of the whole barbarian north. Now it has absorbed the whole civilized world into itself and in its mediaeval splendours; and again it is mingled through the crowd of base literatures, of wicked philosophies, of corrupted civilizations, and of debased diplomacies, never lost to the eye, always cognizable, always suffering, always royal always unlike anything else in the world, like the children of Israel in the Red Sea when the solid waters stood up as a wall on their right hand and on their left.
The procession of the Blessed Sacrament is a compendium of Church History. It is a disclosure of the mind of the Church in all the vicissitudes of her warlike pilgrimage. It makes us feel as past ages have felt and as generations will feel in times to come. It gives us a taste of her supernatural disposition, and helps powerfully to form the same disposition within ourselves. It is not the triumph of the Church because she has finally destroyed her enemies and is victorious. Every day is only bringing new enmities to view, and unmasking false friends. The whole of the extraordinary versatility of human wickedness is simply at work to harass and exhaust the Church by the multiplicity and unexpectedness of its attacks. The empire of the demons abounds in fearful intelligence, backed by no less fearful power, and the Church has to prove it all. There is not a change in the world's destinies which is not a fresh trial for the Church. There is not a new philosophy or a freshly-named science, but what deems, in the ignorance of its raw beginnings, that it will either explode the Church as false, or set her aside as doting. There is no new luxury of our modern capitals, but the devil or the world enter into it with a mysterious possession, in order to make a charm of it against the Church and her mission to the souls of men. Heresy can be pious, reverent, philanthropic, a zealot for public morals, patriotic, liberal, conceding, if so only the Church can be wounded by the stratagem. No! it would be premature indeed if at this day the Church should sing her paean because she has finally destroyed her enemies and is victorious.
Neither is the feast of the Blessed Sacrament a triumph because she is at peace. She never gets beyond a truce, and it is seldom enough that she ever has so much as that. She can never be at peace until the day of doom, nor while there is yet a soul, that is not already reprobate, left unsaved. Her very alliances must needs be full of suspicions from long experience, and in reality they are rather fresh anxieties than permissions for repose. She has often been in alliance with the governments of the world, and thereby has many a soul been saved that would have been lost. But such alliances cost her the blood of martyrs and the toilsome sweat of popes, and at the best she can live in them only as the timid deer in the forest whose every echo is ringing with the hunter's horn. She is less at her ease in a Concordat than in a Catacomb. So with educational and reformatory movements; so with legal efforts for political liberties; so with philosophical and scientific leagues; so even with the graceful enervations of beautiful and refining art. She has her place in all these things, because she has a mission to them all; but she does not, may not, dwell with them in peace.
Neither does she triumph because heresy is stifled all over the earth. For new heresies wax while old ones wane; and each schism as it decays is the fruitful parent of many more. In truth heresies are a condition of her life, and the unwitting cause of nearly all the intellectual magnificence of her dogmatic teaching. Nevertheless it is doubtless a pleasure and a triumph to her children to see how year after year various heresies seem to shed their Christian elements, and to work their way with a blind fatality outside the ring of revealed truth altogether. There is not perhaps a single year in England which does not see some section of protestant opinion repudiate its own starting point and anathematize its own first principles, and so either lose its hold on earnest minds, or drop with indifferent minds into the growing gulf of simple weary unbelief. An Englishman should be the last person in the world to deem the Church was triumphing because heresy is extinct.
Neither again is she triumphing because she has outlived so many foes who at one time seemed to be actual conquerors: though this phenomenon must be a daily subject for her devout thanksgiving and renewed confidence in God. The turbid flood of protestantism, daily subsiding and leaving waste tracks of dismal mud, behind, never covered the earth so dreadfully as Arianism in the early centuries; and as the one passed, so will the other. Protestant prophecies are coming untrue, and making their rash author a laughing-stock year after year. Date after date of the infallible destruction of the Papacy passes on with the harmless course of the four grateful seasons, and the calendar of heretical prophecy is left disdainfully, cruelly unfulfilled; and they will figure in the half antiquarian novels of our posterity as the vagaries of the Rosicrucians, and the sabbaths of the Lancashire witches do in ours, emblems and monuments of the undignified weaknesses of the human mind. Still souls are lost meanwhile, and the Christian eye is fixed far more on that lamentable fact than on the successive extinction of her foes, which it is as natural and common-place a thing for her to expect as that the sun shall rise, or the harvest, plentiful or scarce, shall come in its appointed season.
Neither does she triumph because the Blessed Sacrament is to her a foretaste of the joys of heaven and of its eternal satisfactions. Men do not triumph in anticipations, and the feast of victory must be something more than the pleasure ardour of desire. Nay, truly, if I shall not seem to be uttering a conceit, I will say that this one day is the only day in the year in which she does not seem to think of heaven; rather, she acts as if it had come to her, and she needed not to go to it. And this brings me at once to the real cause of her spiritual triumph. It is because she has Jesus Himself with her, the Living God, in the Blessed Sacrament. It is no commemoration of Him; it is Himself. It is no part of the mystery of the Incarnation; it is the whole mystery, and the Incarnate One Himself. It is not simply a means of grace; it is the Divine Fountain of Grace Himself. It is not merely a help to glory; it is the glorified Redeemer Himself, the owner and the source of all glory. The Blessed Sacrament is God in His mysterious, miraculous veils. It is this real presence of God which makes Catholicism a religion quite distinct from any of the so-called forms of Christianity. It is this possession of her God which is of necessity the lifelong triumph of the Church. Nothing short of this could be a a real or sufficient triumph to the Bride of Christ. (Father Frederick Faber, The Blessed Sacrament, written in 1854, republished by TAN Books and Publishers in 1978, pp. 20-23.)
There are still places in the Catholic catacombs that have God Himself in the Most Blessed Sacrament in these days of apostasy and betrayal and persecution.
Why do we fear a little chastisement?
We have His Most Blessed Mother, who has given us numerous aids (the Brown Scapular, the Holy Rosary, the Miraculous Medal, the Green Scapular) for our sanctification and salvation.
Why do we fear a little chastisement?
Why do we fear a big chastisement?
Why do we fear at all?
Suffering is indeed the path to triumph for all eternity in Heaven.
Can't we be generous in offering up the difficulties of the present moment to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permit and as we spend time with Our Beloved where He can be found in those Catholic venues served by true bishops and true priests who make no concessions to conciliarism or its wolves in shepherds' clothing?
The fear engendered by naturalism and its high priests and priestesses will dissipate the more that we envelop ourselves in the things of eternity and seek to make reparation for our own sins and for those of the whole world.
Yes, chastisement is to be embraced and for which we should be most grateful.
The chastisement of the moment is being sent to us in large part to help us find our way out of the straitjacket that is the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic lie of naturalism. I know that I have no hope of saving my immortal soul, stained with so many sins over the course of my lifetime, absent the rod of correction which God uses to beat me down into dust and to humiliate me for my stubborn refusal to give my whole heart and soul to Him at all times. We should be grateful for being permitted to live in these challenging times so that the chastisements of the moment may help us to make reparation for our sins as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary so that we will be better able to think, to speak and to act as Catholics at all times as we seek to discharge the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy and to keep those suffering from any kind of disease, including the coronavirus, and from the fear it has engendered in the souls of so many millions of people in our prayers.
As I noted in part one of this series:
In other words, we must be prepared at all times to suffer and die, being ever ready to accept with resignation the sort of death and all of the pains accompanying that God has fashioned for us to undergo before we meet Him face to face at the terrible moment of the Particular Judgment. We do not know the day or the hour when Our Lord will come for us. The coronavirus outbreak is simply an occasion to remind believing Catholics that death can occur at any time, and that Moral Sin is the worst affliction from which anyone can suffer, not coronavirus or any other physical affliction. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ really meant it when He said:
 And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10: 28.)
Sin is much more deadly than the coronavirus as sin has an infinite dimension to its offense against He Who is Infinite, He Who redeemed us on the wood of the Holy Cross and Who gave us His Most Blessed Mother, who was preserved from all stain of Original and Actual Sin at the moment of her Immaculate Conception, to help us avoid even the near occasions of sin and to make reparation for our sins by keeping ever close to her and by wearing the great sacramentals--the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and her Miraculous Medal of Grace--to keep us unspotted by the world and ever-desirous of pleasing God with every beat of our hearts, consecrated as they must be to the Sacred Heart of His Divine Son and to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the very fairest flower of the human race.
XI. On the Feast of the Apparition of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel
Today is the Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is so very timely given all that is unfolding before our very eyes. We so desperately need his protection from the wickedness and wiles of the adversary and his minions, which is why we should reflect on his own request to have Divine Worship offered to God in his honor and that of all the angels on Mount Gargano, an even that is recounted in the Matins for today’s Divine Office:
That the blessed Archangel Michael hath oftentimes been seen of men is attested on the authority of the Holy Bible, and also by the ancient traditions of the Saints. For this reason such visions are held in remembrance in many places. As of old time did the Synagogue of the Jews, so now doth the Church of God venerate Michael as her watcher and defender. But during the papacy of Gelasius I. the summit of Mount Gargano in Apulia, at whose foot lieth the town of Siponto, was the scene of an extraordinary appearance of this same Archangel Michael.
And it came to pass on this wise. A certain man had a bull grazing with the flock upon Mount Gargano, and it strayed. And when they had sought it for a long while they found it jammed in the mouth of a cavern. Then one that stood there shot an arrow at it to slay it, but the arrow turned round and came back against him that had shot it. They therefore that saw it, and all those that heard it, were sore afraid because of that which had come to pass, so that no man dared any more to draw near to the cavern. But when they had sought counsel of the Bishop of Siponto, he answered, that it behoved to seek the interpretation from God, and proclaimed three days of fasting and prayer.
After three days the Archangel Michael gave warning to the Bishop that that place was under his protection, and that he had thus pointed out by a sign that he wished that worship should be offered to God there, with remembrance of himself and of the Angels. Then the Bishop and the citizens made haste and came to the cavern and when they found that the form thereof was somewhat after the fashion of a Church, they began to perform the public worship of God therein which sanctuary hath been glorified with many miracles. It was not long after these things that Pope Boniface IV. hallowed the Church of St. Michael on Hadrian's Mole at Rome, on the 29th day of September, on the which day the Church also holdeth in remembrance All Angels. But this present day is hallowed in remembrance of the manifestation of the Archangel Michael. (Matins, Feast of the Apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel.)
We need to turn to the protection of Saint Michael the Archangel and our own Guardian Angels at all times so that we will win the greatest conquest of all, that of eternal life in the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity.,
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart will triumph. We simply need to be faithful we accept hardship as the price of our sanctification and salvation:
For which cause I admonish thee, that thou stir up the grace of God which is in thee, by the imposition of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of sobriety. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but labour with the gospel, according to the power of God. (2 Tim. 1: 6-8.)
Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
The Longer Version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888
O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered. Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.
Verse: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
Response: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.
Verse: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
Response: As we have hoped in Thee.
Verse: O Lord hear my prayer.
Response: And let my cry come unto Thee.
Verse: Let us pray. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls.
Transcript of March 30, 2020, Webinar of the Center to Advance Palliative Care
Briefing: Serious Illness, Palliative Care, and the Impact of COVID-19
Link to video: https://www.capc.org/events/recorded-webinars/briefing-serious-illness-palliative-care-and-impact-covid-19/?utm_source=Center+to+Advance+Palliative+Care&utm_campaign=3ecc50248a-COVID-19+Briefing+4.3.20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31106acbde-3ecc50248a-369170029
Recorded: March 31, 2020
Transcribed: Monday of Holy Week, 2020
Seema Setia, MBA
Education Program Manager
Seema – Hello everyone, my name is Seema Setia, and I’m a Program Manager here at the Center to Advance Palliative Care. I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to join this briefing Serious Illness, Palliative Care and the impact of covid-19. Before we begin, I want to provide some technical notes for using the virtual platform. To participate in today’s session, please use the Q&A panel to the right of the screen, to submit questions to the presenters. If you encounter any technical issues, please use the chat function which appears at the bottom of the screen, as a word bubble or chat panel on the right. Our presenters for today are Diane Meier, Director to the Center to Advance Palliative Care, Dr. Sean Morrison, the chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Brynn Bowman, the Chief Strategy Officer of the Center to Advance Palliative Care. Thank you all for being here today. I’ll now turn it over to you (0:57).
Dr. Diane - Seema can you hear me?
Seema – Yes, we can.
Dr. Diane – Welcome everybody. It’s a pleasure connecting with you even if only through the distance by phone and by screen. I am really grateful to have with us today my colleague Sean Morrison who chairs the department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai—Mount Sinai Health System is one of the Health Systems at the center the pandemic in the United States, New York City. We have Hospitals in four of the five Boroughs, and are really experiencing.. we aren’t quite at the peak, but we’re nearing the peak, and so the pressure on our.. our staff, our resources, our infrastructure, has ratcheted up dramatically, over the past few days. And our purpose here is to ask Sean how as.. as leader of a Geriatrics and Palliative Care Program, those are the patient populations at highest risk for getting covid-19, and if they get it, at highest risk of doing poorly, and then on top of that we also have a larger number of people we never would have seen in the past who developed this virus and didn’t get the milder version of it, got the more serious version of it, and a subset of those patients are getting extremely sick, extremely quickly. And that’s a whole new set of challenges for our staff. So, I wonder if you could talk a little bit about what you’re seeing… helping prepare people who are not, yet, where we are for the future (2:55).
Dr. Sean – …and uh, hopefully, all of you will not be where we are in the future although I think we need to plan for the worse case scenario given what has happened both in New York State and in New York City. A couple of introductory remarks and then quickly into what’s worked and what hasn’t worked. First of all, it happens really quickly, and that Health Systems go from business as usual to rapidly needing to ramp up and so, to the extent that people can prepare now, that is really helpful because we didn’t get that opportunity and that chance to do it, and so a lot of learning was learning on the fly. As Diane said the Mount Sinai Health System extends from Nassau County all the way into greater Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and we even have physicians on other little hospitals on Staten Island, so, we tend to cover a very, very, large geographic area.
A couple things we thought might helpful but in fact turned out not to be helpful. The first was, our initial thought was that we could train front line providers in core communication skills and core pain and symptom management skills that would relieve pressure on palliative care teams; that turned out not to be true; that what has seen and what we have seen happening is that Emergency Departments, ICU’s and even Hospital Services are so overwhelmed with patients that people only really have time to manage clinical symptoms, intubate where necessary and provide critical care. We typically think about having both goals of care discussions, pain and symptom management at the bedside with patients and families, there are no families (5:01). Everybody is excluded from Hospitals as a visitor and so everything needs to be done telephonically, so what is happening in Emergency Departments is that... it... for somebody to have a goals of care discussion with a next of kin or family member means that—that emergency physician has to go to the computer, find a telephone number, pick up the phone, call somebody, and nobody has time to do that. And that is also true within the clinical care units. It’s also true on the Hospital Services, so we quickly moved away from the idea that training front line providers was going to be a successful strategy. What we have done given the fact that we like... all... most people have limited workforce resources, consolidate and condense our teams so that we are embedding one healthcare professional within the ICU’s and one healthcare professional within the emergency department. Typically, during the day and weekends during the day and then providing back up through a centralized 24-hour, 7 day a week, hotline. Initially, that hotline was thought to be for clinicians to ask for help and for coaching on through both goals of care discussion and symptom management. Typically, what that is happening now is there’s a direct hand off to the person on the other end of the phone who is calling family members directly and feeding that information back to the clinician who called. About a third I would say of the calls are around direct coaching, around symptom management and what do we need to do. So, and, we have scaled back fairly dramatically our regular consul teams because the number of people with non-covid, non re… still in the hospital has been dropping largely because of the people with covid-19. We have put in, really, in the matter of about 72 hours, we took a relatively small resurge program modeled around delivering telephonic, home, community-based, palliative care and we have scaled that up to a full size program that goes across all five Boroughs. Lower Westchester which, if you’re not familiar with New York, is the northeast neighboring area and southern Rockland County, which is the northwest regional suburb and onto Nassau County which is the first Long Island County. And that provides telephonic support to families and to clinicians in the field. We also worked with our 24-hour pharmacy to ensure that meds could be couriered to patients within hours of them being enrolled. And that will roll in… that will roll out tomorrow. The last thing that we did is our Palliative Care Unit got converted into a covid-19 Palliative Care Unit and that required some specific modifications that we are putting in place over the next 24 hours; that means converting all rooms to negative pressure rooms (8:43) which means if they’re not negative pressure rooms, you’ve got to have a window and we jury rigged that out the window. We have put video monitors in each of the rooms so that our clinical staff can monitor patients without going into the rooms and exposing themselves; all of our IV pumps are situated outside of rooms so they can be changed without people going in and obviously rigorous training and personal protective equipment. That has also helped a lot in terms of the Hospital. The last thing, just, that I wanted to say before moving out is that what makes the papers are the young people, who are severely ill with covid-19 (9:34) and yes we do have young people coming to the Hospital just because of the sheer percentage in numbers but the reality is most of the people who are seen with severe covid-19 illness are older adults and those with a coexisting medical condition (9:52). Our younger patients, we are seeing them, they are getting intubated. So far, they’re doing reasonably well and quite well, and it is the very, very, rare exception that is not doing well, but that’s what you read about in the newspapers; that has not been our experience here. And then, obviously, you know, to the extent that your system can buy PPE and ventilators as things move forward. That is very, very, helpful. So, let me just stop there, if people have questions or comments.
Dr. Diane – So, I just want to comment that while all Palliative Care Teams are under resourced compared to the patient need, Mount Sinai is relatively well resourced compared to a lot of other places and I wonder how you would think about places that might have 1 FTE or 1.5 FTE, how would you prioritize and allocate the scarce resources that is Palliative Care specialty capacity. How would you advise our colleagues to… where would you advise that… that we put our time and our effort in a circumstance that’s different than the one we’ve got at Mount Sinai?
Dr. Sean – Yea, I mean, I think… I would turn to your Health System and ask them where they need the most help. Our Health System needed it in the emergency departments where very rapid decisions were needed to be made and also in our ICU’s, again, where complicated decisions needed to be made and needed to be made relatively quickly to free up resources. What happens very quickly is the number of people requiring mechanical ventilation gets, moves, exponentially quickly (11:54).
Dr. Diane – So, I just want to add to what Sean said about that some of our patients when asked say they don’t want to come to the Hospital even if they get very sick and others with serious illness who don’t yet have covid-19 and hopefully won’t get it, also say, they don’t want to come to the Hospital. And when the Hospital is filled to the rafters, that’s music to their ears, that people can be managed by sheltering in place with adequate support that’s optimal in terms of both of respecting their wishes and reducing the pressure on the Acute Care system and so the model that Sean was describing of creating essentially a home-based Palliative Care capability that is a combination of getting comfort packs just like we use in Hospice all the time but broadening access to those comfort packs, which, our pharmacy was able to turn around in a few days… this was like a miracle (12:59). And then in addition to that, creating a 24/7 both video and phone hotline to support the families that are taking care of their loved ones at home. So, making use of telemedicine to improve access and then for patients who remain stable and get better, we just refer them back to their primary clinician team. For those that get worse or appear to be nearing the end of life, we’re trying to identify hospices in our community that will take patients with covid-19. Not all willed because of lack of personal protective equipment. So, a very important thing for Palliative Care and other leaders to do is to understand the capacity of your usual community partners, whether it’s a Home Care Agency or a Hospice or a Nursing Home for that matter; to be able to take patients either suspected to have or likely to have or who have covid-19 because obviously that has huge implications for volume pressures on the Hospital and so that’s also a really important task to do early. The issue of supporting other clinicians to have goals of care conversations and managed symptoms, again, the ideal is that you have access to Palliative Care Specialists for whom this is not a stretch, but what our system has done to try to support non-Palliative Care clinicians that are taking care of sick patients, is put pocket cards with scripts, literally, how do you talk to a family about this and very easy to read and interpret symptom management… almost recipes (14:49). What’s the starting dose of opioids for shortness of breath? What do you have to do if that doesn’t work? When do you increase the dose? So, having those types of resources ready before you need them, would be really helpful. We’ve been scrambling to get them done 3 – 5 days after we needed them and… so… most of those resources are available for… virtually all of them are available for free, for download, on the CAPC website so… let me turn this over to Brynn for a few minutes on the resources that we have because it might answer some of the questions in the chat and then we’ll retain the remaining time just for taking questions.
Brynn – [shares a screen on the live stream session with the capc.org website’s home page and begins to speak] …to the home page so you can see how I got here. This is capc-dot-org, our home page. On every page of our website right now, you’ll see this purple banner that takes you right to our covid tool kit. So I will follow that now and spend just a couple of minutes talking about what’s new, important things to note in this toolkit and then, like Diane said, we want to save a lot of time for all of you to ask questions and get those questions answered (16:13). The big thing to know about this tool kit is that everything in it is absolutely free and absolutely public (16:20), so you do not have to be a capc member to use what is in here or to refer it to colleagues in another organization. An important… [resource?] you need is a conversation with peers to talk about what you’re hearing and seeing or a conversation with experts is virtual office hours and we have been posting a number of different virtual office hour sessions every day. We do limit them to small group conversations so that everybody has a chance to talk but we’re posting more dates all the time, so keep checking back in what’s going on. Some are general sessions if you want to talk about how to prepare, talk to colleagues about what they’re seeing and hearing, some are specific on how to lift your services to telehealth, start-up or protocols during the midst of covid. You can get your questions answered on those virtual office hours. We also have virtual office hours for communicating with patients and families during covid. You’ll see we have dates listed here and we’re also adding those dates to the calendar all the time. So, this page is being updated. Keep checking back. We will keep offering more office hour sessions as we hear what people need. I’m going to go back to the tool kit. You’ll see at the top of this tool kit page we link to the virtual office hours, so that’s how you can find it. In the tool kit we have a number of different sections in the hopes that you can find what you need really quickly and easily. Sean and Diane both mentioned the difficulty of doing crisis symptom and communication application but for those of you on the line who are in regions where you are preparing right now and not yet in crisis mode, we have a number of resources where you could be doing more comprehensive education on communication and symptom management, combined with , as Diane said, a number of tools that are just quick to the minute reference guides for clinicians having tough conversations or doing crisis symptom management. So, this first section is on communication tips. The very first resource here is a guide put out by the educators at Vital Talk. This guide is being updated all the time to reflect the conversations that we’re hearing are happening in the field and in hospitals across the country, so a really good resource that really handles a number of different very specific conversation scenarios with patients or with families, followed by, specific scripts that have video examples of those conversations being played out. So, those scripts include: goals of care conversations and the challenges of covid, ventilator withdrawal, saying goodbye to a family member at the end of their life over the phone if patients are not able to see those family members in the hospital and proactive calls to patients who have covid and are receiving care at home to make sure that you understand what’s important to them and how their care plan can reflect their goals (19:20). If I go back to the tool kit, the next section of the tool kit is symptom management and here again, if you have more time and can be preparing, we’ve put together a training pathway that covers comprehensive education on managing the most common symptoms of covid and on conversation scenarios if what you’re looking for is that just in time guidance that you can provide to any clinician working across your organization, these next three resources are the place to look. So, a symptom medication list for symptom management in the Hospital, a slightly more stepwise document on symptom management protocols and new, as of yesterday, a medication chart for managing symptoms in the home (20:08). So, these are three resources that are 1 or 2 pages and simple tables that any clinician can follow to understand safe prescribing guidelines for symptom management with covid. The next section of this tool kit covers Tools for Palliative Care Team. New in this section is a flow chart, almost an algorithm for thicking through crisis service design for the Palliative Care program and this captures a lot of what Diane and Sean have said in the last twenty minutes about how and where to allocate that precious resource which is more specialty train palliative care staff; a list of covid-19 specific palliative care referral criteria and again, for those on the line who are not yet right in the middle of crisis mode but are trying to be ready, a readiness protocol for you to think through, you know, what are the considerations where you want to have made decisions, created new protocols, before you start seeing… a volume of patients with covid. There are a number of other palliative care team tools and I should say about this tool kit that new resources are getting added all the time. If you are not yet on capc’s email list, that’s the best way to get real time updates about what’s being added to this tool kit that… we’re going back to this page. Each of our resources is dated so that you know if something is new. The new section is on telehealth and there are a couple of key resources here I want to point out. One is at-a-glance guidance that talks about use cases for telehealth, virtual visits etiquette and start-up tips. The next is a virtual visit algorithm, a telehealth start-up guide where if your team has not used telehealth for or to work with patients, this is a great starting point. The next section of the toolkit is on Medicare and Medicaid covid-19 waivers. The first document here is important because new guidance is coming out every day or two on emergency waivers and so as telehealth reimbursement opens up under Medicare, each time a change comes out we quickly put it into this guide that translates how and when and why a palliative care team could take advantage of those emergency measures. And so, they’re all summarized in this document. This document is updated every time something changes on the health policy front, so keep an eye on that. The second document is a state policy tracker that covers any covid-relevant state policy changes happening now for all fifty States. Again, this is a document that is being updated in real time as States make those decisions and those policies change, so this is the document to keep an eye on. We have a number of resources for patient and family support including guidance for elderly patients who are worried even if they don’t have covid-19 but are generally anxious about the scenario in the world right now, a checklist that they can use to feel ready and prepared should a difficult situation come up. More information on key links and federal guidance coming out about covid-19, several resources for specific patient populations, patients on dialysis, patients with cancer, setting specific guidance, and then the last section is about the role of palliative care. And this is where we’re trying to bring to light what we as a palliative care field are publishing and thinking about our role in this moment of time, as well as, how our role is being mentioned in key articles in the news for example this piece from Kaiser Health News from a couple of days ago (24:04). The first document in this section is called Key Messages regarding covid-19 and if you are talking to the Press, if you are talking to the public, this has some really helpful talking points about the role of palliative care and covid-19. The las thing that I want to mention on this page, I will go back up to the top. We are trying to be really responsive to what we are hearing from Teams on the ground and to be responsive to what we think the needs of Teams who haven’t yet been hit as hard might be in the coming months and we’re listening to what’s on your mind in virtual office hours and for many communications that we have. Well, we’ve also opened up a web survey, if you click here on this Fill in the form link and that’s a place to where if you have a question, if something’s on your mind or if you’ve developed a great tool or protocol in your organization to aid with your covid-19 response, you can submit those tools, submit those ideas to us. We check that form every day and tools that you’re comfortable with, we will share back out with the field and you letting us know what’s on your mind helps us know how we can best be useful and continue to support Teams. The last thing I want to mention is that very soon, I believe before the end of the day, we will be posting a new Frequently Asked Questions page to the website. We have gotten those questions again from what we’re hearing in the field through virtual office hours and on the brief that we delivered two weeks ago, any questions that get asked here today that we don’t have time on the line to answer, we will fill in the answers to those questions on the FAQ page. Diane, I think that’s it for me on the tool kit.
Dr. Diane – Thank you so much Brynn. It’s an incredible treasure trove of literal tools that will help solve the problems that… the advantage we’ve had being in New York is that all the problems we anticipated, perhaps we anticipated wrong but we’ve been making real time corrections and (26:21) developing tools and training, and strategies in response to what’s actually happening on the ground and what Sean and his colleagues are learning at Mount Sinai gets rapidly uploaded into a tool that goes up on the capc website to be available for everybody. So, let’s take our remaining twenty minutes to try to address some of your questions. Seema do you want to shoot some questions to us, or should I do that?
Seema – I’m happy to do that and you can take it, if you prefer, after. I’ll start you though. There are several questions about the hotline. What professional figures are on the 24-hour hotline? Sean do you want to address that?
Dr. Sean – Yea, sorry, it’s… right now it is staffed by a rotating group of four physicians at the moment. It could easily be one of our nurse practitioners as well, we just have them deployed elsewhere.
Dr. Diane – And do you think it’s important that it’s a prescriber?
D. Sean – Yes.
Dr. Diane – Because of the need for symptom management?
Dr. Sean – Yep.
Dr. Diane – Okay.
Dr. Sean – And because it’s primarily physicians who are calling and they want peer-to-peer guidance.
Dr. Diane – Got it. So, that’s helpful. I’m wondering whether… am I understanding from talking to some of our people doing the 24/7 PALCARE hotline, is that, what they end up doing most of the time is goals of care discussions… they get transferred to talk to a family member and…
Dr. Sean – It’s about 7… eh… 60% goals of care discussions and the remainder is about breathlessness management.
Dr. Diane – Got it. So, under circumstances where there are not enough prescriber, provider-type people, there is probably a logical role for people who are skilled at communicating about goals of care with patients and families for those… for that 60% where that’s the primary concern. [pause] Next question Seema…
Seema – Sure, there’s several questions about comfort packs, I’ll just relay one of them. Can you share the comfort pack you created for these families and what lessons from those have you done?
Dr. Diane – Well, so, everybody who has ever taken care of a patient on hospice knows that those patients have a comfort pack in their refrigerator and so the hospice pharmacies are very familiar with filling those know how, usually have those drugs on hand, so my first step is to find out who your hospice pharmacies are and see if they can scale up creating comfort packs for non-hospice patients that might choose to stay at home through this pandemic (29:19). Barring that, the hospice pharmacies in New York City that supply our Home Care Agencies and Hospices were too small to scale up rapidly to meet the needs of a Health System that’s taking care of patients in 5 Boroughs. So, we ended up working through our own Hospital, actually, our School of Medicine pharmacy and they just did a remarkable job with the companies they ordered products from, creating protocols, and sign offs, and arranging 24-hour courier services to deliver these comfort packs to all 5 Boroughs and any hour of the day or night. And they’ve also taken instructions. We wrote instructions with photos of each of the bottles to help people make sure they’re using the right medicine, a photo of a syringe… very clear, simple, direction on how to fill the syringe to the right level, where to put it, under the tongue or in the cheek, and then a 24/7 phone number if any questions or if the initial or second dose doesn’t bring relief. And that script is near completion. When it’s completed, we’ll post it and it may need to be different for different Health Care Systems and it may also need to be different based on what drugs you can procure locally. So, for example, we are able to get Roxanol, 20 milligram per ML, morphine, other places can only get 5 milligram per ML or 10 milligram per ML, so the instructions have to fit what you’re able to procure in terms of these medicines. The other medicines in the box are liquid Haloperidol, liquid Lorazepam, sublingual Ondansetron for nausea, Dulcolax suppositories, Tylenol suppositories for patients who can’t swallow pills, and an Anticholinergic Atropine for respiratory secretions. I think that’s it. Brynn, correct me if I’m wrong but that home med list is already posted, is it not?
Brynn – It’s already posted and includes all of the different formulations that you just mentioned for each medication.
Dr. Diane – Alright. Just realized that it’s got to be adjusted to fit what your local pharmacists can procure and that is something else I would get started on right now because we started this process maybe 7 days ago and it has not gone live yet despite everyone working 24/7 to get it going, it takes time. So, that’s the sort of thing that would really be helpful to have up and ready once the surge starts to hit your community.
Seema – Thank you. Another question here we have. How do you start the community conversation prior to the surge, so patients can choose to stay at home?
Dr. Diane – That is such an important question and our colleagues Amy Kelly, Elizabeth Lindenberger, Lindsey Dow and others, have been working to, again, develop scripts that will help front line clinicians; Sam a Nephrologist or Cardiologist, or an Oncologist or a Primary Care Doc., or an internist (33:08). We are now encouraging all clinicians to their patients who are over age sixty or have 1 or more serious illnesses, to preemptively reach out to them and have a conversation with them about what they’re thinking, in terms of what they would want, should they become sick with covid-19. And it’s actually a script, so that you don’t have to make it up on the fly, you can read it, we expect people to do this by telephone or video conference and it helps clinicians introduce the issue of covid-19 which, surprise, surprise, patients and families have been thinking about non-stop. This is not going to be strange to them and they’re almost universally relieved that someone is calling them to talk about it and to talk through what their options are should they get it (34:05). They… you know… there’s been some public polling with most people, patients with serious illness saying no one has reached out to them among their Healthcare team and they’re looking for that outreach. So…[mumble] we’re trying to do is make it easy including putting the conversation script in EPIC, putting the documentation template in EPIC, and then developing a blast communication to Mount Sinai Health System clinician saying, you know, we need you to reach out to your patients. Have this conversation and document what people want and then linking that conversation to the fact that—that physician – should that patient say, look I don’t want to come to the Hospital no matter what, can you take care of me at home – is being able to help that clinician find that order set for the comfort pack and the referral to the palliative care at home 24/7 program; so that the front line clinician says well we have no option, you have to call 911, there’s no alternative. That doesn’t have to be the case if we get organized. The other thing that’s very important to do as I said before is what Hospices and what certified Home Health Agencies, and what skilled Nursing Facilities in your community, are prepared to take these patients and have adequate personal protective equipment to make it feasible. Again, we are about a week behind in trying to get that organized here in New York and are scrambling to find places for patients to go or be cared for, either once they leave the Hospital or if they don’t want to come to the Hospital. That kind of planning should have begun two weeks ago.
Brynn – Diane, if I can add a comment onto that, PAPC is right now convening leaders of Hospice Agencies , Home Health Agencies, Nursing Homes, Assistant Living Facilities, who are already facing a scenario of patients or residents with covid-19 and who are sharing lessons learned specific to the service delivery of that agency or organization, so we’re really quickly trying to put out specific guidance, not just for Hospitals and large Health Systems but for those community based care delivery entities who are also trying to respond. If you represent one of those organizations and your questions that you know about or strategies that we should know about, please do reach out.
Seema – Speaking of reaching out, I just want to add another question that we have from our attendees here about the calls for help from New York for more medical providers, if were available, do you know how we might explore how to connect with those that need us?
Dr. Diane – Sean, I’m going to turf that to you.
Dr. Sean – There’s… we will, after this is over, send out… there is a – from the State of New York – there is a website where you can put in your information and then it will be centrally coordinated to be deployed where it’s needed within the State (37:30).
Dr. Diane – And there has been an urgent request for palliative care support from New York City’s Health and Hospital’s Corporation which is the Public Hospital System with Hospitals in every Borough and they’re being hit really, really, hard and do not have anywhere close to the palliative care capacity that they need and they’ve actually put out a plea for help to CAPC, to colleagues in other States and we’re trying to figure out how to set up some kind of, at a minimum, telephonic support, mentoring support for clinicians who need help when they don’t have access to palliative care. Also, having people come to New York and be willing to work in these settings, would be fantastic.
Dr. Sean – I think I would just add to that, please, please go through your State or local Department of Health rather than do it Ad Hoc because, to the extent that anybody is coordinating this, it is the DOH’s, and they are very much aware of where resources are critically needed and where they are not. Sometimes they are not aware of things that they don’t know about such palliative care. But what we don’t want to see happen is what we’re seeing elsewhere, is everybody grabbing for resources and stocking them up and people who really need them, not having them. So, for example, upstate physicians and nurses are being deployed downstate now because that’s where the need is. And so, what we don’t want is, for example, upstate Hospitals saying we’re going to need more resources, come work with us. Please work with the DOHs.
Seema – Thank you. Can you speak a little about the issues of PPE for care givers? Just want to make sure others aren’t thinking ahead on this.
Dr. Diane – Sean, do you want to comment on that?
Dr. Sean – Yea, it’s really a supply and demand issue and it really depends where you are right now given the fact that there is not enough PPE to go around. The focus should not be on Healthcare providers rather than on care givers. I wish that wasn’t the case, but nobody to date has enough PPE and so it needs to go where it’s needed most and not stored by caregivers unfortunately.
Dr. Diane – Well, one of the questions coming up right now as we’re about to start this palliative care at home program for patients with and without covid-19, where patients and families choose to stay home is whether we can get PPE and we are trying to get PPE for those caregivers. Again, it’s a service to the Hospital pressures, if such people do not end up having to turn to the ED in the Hospitals, so…
Dr. Sean – Yea, I would just… I hate to disagree, but I would caution and part of what we’re running into is that effective use of PPE requires really good training because otherwise you just look good in blue and it requires being able to don and doff on a regular basis and so ideally, you’d like caregivers to have a ready supply. The reality is, without that really specific training, you just look good in blue and masks. So, it’s not as straight forward as that unfortunately.
Dr. Diane – Yea, it’s a good point.
Seema – Some of the other… sorry, I’m trying to keep up with the flow here. As your hospital… actually there’s been several questions about opioid use and so I just… I’ll just ask a general… I think there’s concerns about shortages, what to use if you’re running short on opioids and Benzoyl(s) for Dyspnea for example. When is it appropriate as it relates to end of life care? There’s a few questions about opioids, so if you can just talk about it In general, their usage and covid-19. Or, do you want me to pull up more specific questions?
Dr. Diane – Sean… you can take that.. ah… what I would say is there are a lot of formulations of opioids and Benzos and it’s about what your local pharmacy can procure and that’s why talking to them right now, early, before their suppliers run out and getting a supply in for your community is a really good idea but, if you know, if we didn’t have Lorazepam, we would take Diazepam or some other Benzo, rather than have nothing. So, and if we don’t have Morphine, we could use Hydromorphone or some other opioid that was available, so it’s about figuring out what you can get and then use… making a protocol that fits that particular formulation of the drug.
Seema – Thank you, there’s also several questions about the role of PCPs; should they be trained to discuss goals of care and other things? Is that appropriate use of time? Should patients talk to PCPs about getting a MOLST or POLST so that the patient can stay home. If you can generally talk about just the role of a PCP in all of this.
Dr. Diane – Well, as I mentioned earlier, our system is going to do a mass email to all clinicians asking them to reach out to their patients to have this conversation and linking them to an EPIC order set, EPIC documentation and a script for having the conversation. The script is right now available on the capc website. Perhaps, Brynn, we could get a hold of the EPIC documentation template and share that with others as well but the answer is yes, we should be asking PCPs to reach out to patients and families, again, that conversation will neither come as a surprise nor be unwelcomed to patients and families. They’re sitting at home worrying about it, thinking about it all day. A conversation with a trusted clinician is exactly what they need. And people are prepared to say yes, I do want to come to the Hospital, I want… I want you to do everything possible to prolong my life or I’m not sure, maybe I would only want to do that if there was enough resource, or no, I never want to be in the Hospital or be on a breathing machine. If my time has come, so be it, just take care of me at home. And we’re hearing all of those things from patients and families, but that… it’s reassuring to patients and families to know that there are options A and that their voice is being heard and documented and that they will be supported no matter what choice they make. So, the answer to your question is yes, every clinician should be doing this with their patients who are [at] home.
Seema – Thank you, I just want to be mindful of everyone’s time, so we will end here. I want to thank Doctors Meier and Morrison, as well as Brynn Bowman for all of this insight and information. There will be a recording posted as well as a slide with all the resources that are available including the link for the tool kit and the form. And please submit any follow-up information that you need in the survey and that will appear after this event. We do check those so just want to make sure you know that that’s there.
Brynn – Thanks, everybody.
Dr. Diane – Thank you, everyone. Stay safe out there!
Seema – Thanks. Bye.