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What would I do if someone I loved was hospitalized for COVID?
I would line up a doctor, nurse, equipment, and meds and check them out of the hospital ASAP.
It’s not COVID that is killing people in the hospital: it is the hospital COVID treatment protocols
We know from all the surveys that we do that it isn’t COVID that is killing people from COVID: it is the hospital treatment protocols.
Hospitals maximize their revenue and also avoid liability by following what the CDC says. So that’s what they do. It’s not rocket science.
It’s not about your health or superior outcomes. It’s not about compassion. It’s about maximizing revenue for the hospital and avoiding legal liability when you die from the protocol.
This is why the protocol never changes over time.
People die, the hospitals are rewarded for each death, and the government protects them from liability. That’s just the way medicine works today.
Here’s what I would do
Here’s what I would do for myself, or for someone who urgently needed to be hospitalized.
The single best thing is to get all the recommended supplements and meds on hand BEFORE you get COVID. A little advanced planning goes a long way. When I got COVID, I had all the meds handy and started them immediately on a positive home antigen test and COVID was a non-event for me. I got my meds from myfreedoctor.com.
Note: DO NOT make the mistake of taking a steroid unless you are more than 7 days post infection and you’ve already cleared the virus. A lot of people make the mistake and take all the meds at the start. Taking a steroid while you are fighting the infection is a mistake: it makes things worse. I never needed to use a steroid. Most people won’t need it if they follow the protocol and treat COVID early.
Do not make the mistake of thinking that if you’re already recovered from COVID once, you don’t need to take any drugs. This can be a fatal mistake. We had a family member of someone who recovered from COVID, got it again, didn’t treat it, and died the second time he got it.
If you have limited funds, for the non-prescription items, partner up with your neighbors so you buy one set of supplements, nebulizer, etc which then can be used by the person who gets sick, and then replenished (by the person who got sick). That gives you an inventory at minimal up-front expense.
PLEASE: Take COVID seriously, prepare in advance, and it will be a non-event.
If the person didn’t get early treatment and if the person needed immediate hospitalization because you don’t have the items needed to treat the person at home, you have no choice: check them into the hospital, but with a medical power of attorney delegated to a family member.
Then I would VERY quickly line up a doctor (who could be remote) and nurse (who should be local) who could coordinate healthcare at home. In my case, I have this lined up in advance, but you should be able to line this up quickly.
The nurse should quickly procure the needed equipment and medicines, e.g., an oxygen generator, a nebulizer, distilled water, salt, budesonide, IV delivery, IV drugs (vitamin C, etc).
Once everything is in place, the responsible party should check out the injured person against medical advice (AMA) ASAP and transfer care to the physician/nurse team who is lined up to treat the person.
It’s not that complicated.
I hope this advice saves a lot of lives.