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Important headlines this week

Some highlights if we could call them that! So much happening & catching up here with just a sprinkling of latest developments. Stay safe and informed. Research! EWR

From Children’s Health Defense:

Indonesian Nurse Dies After Being Given Chinese-Made COVID Vaccine + More

Silencing ‘Anti-Vaxers’ (& more)

Facebook Posts Back Up VAERS Reports Linking COVID Vaccines to Injuries, Including Death

Male Infertility Threatening ‘Future of Human Race,’ Says Author of New Book

From Health Impact News

Lost Generation? America’s War Against Parents and the Destruction of Childhood

22 Elderly with Dementia Dead in 1 Week After the Experimental mRNA COVID Injection in the Netherlands

Two Nuns Dead and 28 COVID Positive 2 Days After Experimental COVID mRNA Injections

From Dr Mercola

WHO’s COVID-19 Investigation Is a Deadly, Disgraceful Con

Shameless Manipulation of Positive PCR Tests

Exploring the Oxford-AstraZeneca Eugenics Links

Mentally Disabled Now Prioritized for COVID Vaccine

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Spain: a nursing home has halted the second shot After 46 Deaths Following the First one

by The COVID Blog

LOS BARRIOS, SPAIN — The Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) nursing home is reeling due to mass deaths after mRNA inoculations.

All residents and workers at the facility received the first dose of Pfizer mRNA in early January, according to Spain mainstream media outlet ABC de Sevilla. Most residents became extremely ill shortly after the shots.

It is believed many came down with COVID-19, despite being “vaccinated against it.”

The Andalusian Health Service reported that at least 46 residents have died since January. For perspective, Our Lady has a maximum capacity of 145 residents.

The Junta de Andalucía (regional government) intervened in early February to curtail the death count. But people continued dying. Spain’s Ministry of Health is now in charge of mitigation.

The situation remains dire, as at least 28 residents and 12 staff members were COVID-19 positive last week. Health officials halted all further mRNA shots as a result. The Federation of Public Services criticized Our Lady for not taking action sooner. The workers’ union said the response was inadequate after eight people died by January 18. The death count grew to 30 by January 28.

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https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/second-pfizer-covid-shot-halted-in-spain-after-46-deaths-in-one-nursing-home-following-the-first-shot/

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78-Year-Old Woman Dies After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine; ‘not believed to be related to the vaccine’!

The narrative if you like is now complete. The medics were / are already able to escape liability for damages to you, and have been since 1986. Now they are also enjoying the ‘professional’ judgment that death even as early as 25 minutes after a shot is still not attributable to it. Meanwhile in NZ the rollout begins while the ‘authorities’ claim only minor side effects are likely & nary a mention of death (or most of the other 31 side effects) as listed by the US FDA. On that note, read this excellent illustration of calling black white and white black … This is an Orange by Joyce Bowen.
EWR

“A 78-year-old woman died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at Cal Poly Pomona, but her death is not believed to be related to the vaccine, health officials said Saturday. The woman died Friday, according to Kaiser Permanente, which operates the vaccination site at the Pomona campus.

(The patient) received an injection of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer around noon. While seated in the observation area after the injection, the patient complained of feeling discomfort and while being evaluated by medical personnel, she lost consciousness,” said Dr. Michael Morris, physician director of Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/coronavirus/78-year-old-woman-dies-after-receiving-covid-19-vaccine-no-link-suspected/2526566/?amp&fbclid=IwAR0YFXQISfCmnbBbX69HX5sBx_hv4x59yNM49sqgp3EA-X1qBmmgE44utKY

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Whistleblower: 8 of 31 residents dead in German nursing home after being forcibly injected with Pfizer experimental mRNA COVID shots against their will & with soldiers in attendance!

Health Impact News

“A vaccination team consisting of an aged vaccinator, three aides and two federal soldiers in camouflage uniforms performed the vaccinations.”

The whistleblower describes how German soldiers accompanied nurses to administer the vaccines, and that there was no informed consent, and some who resisted were vaccinated anyway.

The whistleblower then gives first hand knowledge of how the health of the residents rapidly declined soon after vaccination, resulting in 8 of the 31 residents dying within a few weeks.

While these residents reportedly suffered from dementia, they were allegedly all in good physical health prior to the injections. They had also tested negative for COVID, but began to test positive after the injections.

According to the whistleblower’s first hand knowledge and observation, the deaths of these seniors were “inhumane.”

“Normally, the person dying would eventually accept their approaching death and – perhaps after seeing a loved one for the last time – go in peace.

Dying as after vaccination, however, was different, he said.

The old people he had seen dying had breathed heavily, trembled strongly, and seemed as if inwardly they had passed away already. It seemed to him like a lonely, futile struggle against death, as if the people knew that their time had not yet come, and therefore they had not yet been able to let go.”

Attorney at Law Viviane Fischer filed a criminal complaint with the public prosecutor’s office, and informed the police as well.

READ MORE

https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/whistleblower-8-of-31-residents-dead-in-german-nursing-home-after-they-were-forcibly-injected-with-pfizer-experimental-mrna-covid-shots-against-their-will/

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New York man dies 25 minutes after receiving COVID-19 vaccine – health commissioner says he “did not have an allergic reaction to the vaccine”

“..did not have an allergic reaction to the vaccine”? 25 mins afterwards? Do you really believe that? These people are relying on your gullibility. EWR
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NEW YORK (CNN) – New York health officials are sharing more details about the death of a man who received a COVID-19 vaccine.

He collapsed Sunday, approximately 25 minutes after he was vaccinated at Javits Center New York City.

The man later died at the hospital.

The health commissioner says the man did not have an allergic reaction to the vaccine.

He was in his 70s.

https://kvoa.com/coronavirus-coverage/2021/02/08/new-york-man-dies-25-minutes-after-receiving-covid-19-vaccine/?fbclid=IwAR0sbhmn5k-q4zK1mSbyX2QldeakmO7LPEFuVAZj0ab8k18lIF3ti9vYuaE

46 Nursing Home Residents in Spain Die Within 1 Month of Getting Pfizer COVID Vaccine

Health officials have reportedly halted administration of the second shot of Pfizer’s vaccine at the Spanish nursing home.

Forty-six nursing home residents who had received their first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s fast-tracked vaccination against COVID-19 at the beginning of January had died by the end of the month, Spanish media have reported.

Staff first reported a coronavirus outbreak at Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary), a nursing home in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia in Spain on Jan.12, in the wake of a vaccine distribution campaign.

The Ministry of Housing and Families intervened in the private facility which houses up to 145 residents and where local media reported on Feb. 4 that a further 28 of 94 residents as well as 12 staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.

At another nursing home in the same southwestern Spanish province, in Novo Sancti Petri, in Chiclani, 22 elderly residents died and 103 were infected following a vaccination campaign.

Similar outbreaks and death clusters following vaccination have been reported across the globe, including:

  • 10 deaths in a German palliative care patients within hours to four days of COVID-19 vaccination were deemed a “coincidence.”
  • 22 of 72 residents of a nursing home in Basingstoke, England have died following vaccination.
  • 24 seniors at a nursing home in Syracuse, NY were reported to have died from COVID-19 as of Jan. 9 despite having been vaccinated beginning Dec. 22.
  • 10 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Jan. 28 among seniors who had received both doses of Pfizer’s vaccine at one care home in Stockholm Sweden. The residents were vaccinated on Dec. 27 and again on Jan.19.
  • The COVID-19 death toll in the small British enclave of Gibraltar numbered 16 before it launched its Pfizer vaccination campaign on Jan. 10 and then shot up to 53 deaths 10 days later and to 70 seven days after that. According to a Reuters report, the Gibraltar Health Authority declared there was “no evidence at all of any causal link” between 6 of the deaths that were investigated and Pfizer’s vaccine, despite the individuals having tested negative for COVID before vaccination, but positive “in the days immediately after.”
  • 4,500 COVID-19 cases in Israel occurred in patients after they had received one dose of Pfizer’s vaccine and 375 of those vaccinated patients required hospitalization, Israeli news media reported on Jan.12.
  • Seven adults living in a care home in Saskatoon tested positive for coronavirus a week after residents were vaccinated at the Sherbrooke Community Centre, the CBC reported. There were no positive cases at the time of vaccination.
  • Seven residents at a Montreal long-term care facility tested positive for COVID- within 28 days of being vaccinated with Pfizer’s vaccine, prompting the province of Quebec to delay the second Pfizer dose.
  • Abercorn Care Home in Scotland, which began COVID-19 vaccinations on Dec. 14 was home to an outbreak of the virus by Jan. 10 and the National Health Service for the region refused to comment on whether vaccinated residents were ill. A care home staff group founder told the Scottish Daily Record: “We have had members of our group whose parents have had the vaccine and then two weeks later have tested positive for coronavirus.”
  • All of the residents at a home in Inverness, Scotland were vaccinated against COVID early in January, but 17 became infected with the virus after the first dose.

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LINK: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/nursing-home-residents-spain-die-pfizer-covid-vaccine/?utm_source=salsa&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=2b9af66c-cba0-4577-b22e-491d5cbe62b0

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Seniors Dying After COVID Vaccine Labeled as Natural Causes

NOTE: “Ironically, when seniors die before vaccination, it’s due to COVID-19 and something must be done to prevent it, but when they die after vaccination, they die of natural causes and no preventive action is necessary”

Story at-a-glance

  • Around the world, reports are pouring in of people dying shortly after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. In many cases, they die suddenly within hours of getting the shot. In others, death occurs within the span of a couple of weeks
  • Ironically, when seniors die before vaccination, it’s due to COVID-19 and something must be done to prevent it, but when they die after vaccination, they die of natural causes and no preventive action is necessary
  • Several areas have reported that deaths are rapidly increasing after vaccination programs are implemented, including in Gibraltar, which prior to a vaccine had recorded a total of 10 deaths due to COVID-19. Eight days into the vaccination program, the death toll had risen to 45
  • Norway has recorded 29 senior citizen deaths in the wake of their vaccination push. Most were over the age of 75
  • Aside from sudden death, examples of side effects include persistent malaise and extreme exhaustion, severe allergic, including anaphylactic reactions, multisystem inflammatory syndrome, psychological disturbances, seizures, convulsions and paralysis, including Bell’s Palsy

LINK: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/02/02/covid-vaccine-death-seniors.aspx?ui=685e66ad79a2084ce1076a1d6f40bd4323d01a706e69013a5023147b938dc9d7&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20210202&mid=DM784168&rid=1073685001

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More Nursing Home Deaths After Vaccination Spark Concern

A nursing home in Spain where the Pfizer mRNA vaccine was administered January 13, 2021, is reporting that all 78 residents have now tested positive for COVID-19, and at least seven have died.

While the reports are not saying whether the COVID cases and deaths are related to the vaccine, a pathologist at Wuhan University told Global Times that “it is possible that the vaccination causes positive IgM antibodies, which is a natural process. IgM is usually the first antibody produced by the immune system when a virus attacks.”

Regarding the deaths, it’s also possible that those were coincidental, the pathologist said, although “the use of mRNA-based vaccines carries the risk of causing abnormal immune dysfunction, allergy or even death especially among the elderly and people with underlying diseases.”

SOURCE: Global Times February 2, 2021

VIA MERCOLA … LINK: https://blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2021/02/05/more-nursing-home-deaths-after-vaccination-spark-concern.aspx

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10 Dead In Germany Within 4 Days Of Covid-19 Vaccine Inoculation; Probe Ordered

“The deceased were aged between 79 to 93, all with antecedent diseases.” …. which puts them in the vulnerable category… so why vaccinate them? Why can’t they just let them die in peace at the right time? The noises we hear about looking after the vulnerable & at risk … and yet they continue to jab them. Cuomo has been caught out covering up the true death rate of the elderly in 2020 as it is. Surely looks like mass extermination to me. Depopulation. And, as always, ‘they are looking into it’ … don’t be holding your breath on more than … ‘coincidence’ or ‘no proven connection’. EWR
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German specialists probe as 10 people died soon after getting inoculated against the novel Coronavirus disease, the deceased were aged between 79 to 93 years.

Written By Astha Singh

After the deaths of 10 people who passed away soon after having been inoculated against the novel coronavirus disease, Specialists from Germany’s Paul Ehrlich Institute are looking into it. Brigitte Keller-Stanislawski, the head of the institute’s department of the safety of medicinal products and medical devices, said on Thursday.

READ | COVID-19: Two WHO Team Members To Wuhan Test Positive, Being Retested In Singapore

The deceased were aged between 79 to 93, all with antecedent diseases. The time between vaccination and death ranged from several hours to four days, according to the medical expert.

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https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/europe/10-dead-in-germany-within-4-days-of-covid-19-vaccine-inoculation-probe-ordered.html?fbclid=IwAR3AzkrdNvL4fOL5NhTuPiUk5NFyTVt7FV7OGt3hYtuHwOMN1vyXajBWqCc

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New York Governor Cuomo Caught Covering Up Shocking Fact That COVID Nursing Home Deaths Of Elderly Were Underreported By Nearly 50%

The bombshell findings could push the current DOH tally of 8,711 deaths to more than 13,000, based on a survey of 62 nursing homes that found the state undercounted the fatalities there by an average of 56 percent. The report further notes that at least 4,000 residents died after the state issued a controversial, March 25 Cuomo administration mandate for nursing homes to admit “medically stable” coronavirus patients — which James said “may have put residents at increased risk of harm in some facilities.” “The attorney general’s report shows that Cuomo’s book on his great leadership during the pandemic is a fraud,” she said. “It’s a fraud and insult to the families. He’s a fraud and his book is a fraud.”

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LINK: https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-caught-covering-up-shocking-fact-that-covid-nursing-home-deaths-of-elderly-underreported-by-nearly-50-percent/

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Watch a woman’s attempt to rescue her mother from medical kidnap – Armed riot police pepper spray a crowd of mostly women & children

The 2020 NY state nursing home deaths are reported to be in the 10s of 1000s!
Detained against her will following an overnight stay for fluids only (she had a UTI), the elderly woman’s daughter along with people support, successfully retrieved her, not before a huge display of armed force from local law enforcement including pepper spray on a crowd that was primarily women and children. They are supposed to be protecting the people … not Big Pharma. They declined to show for this family, but responded when the hospital called them. A must read/watch (video below). They tell us they are looking after the vulnerable elderly! Does this look like care? Tyranny in plain sight people. EWR

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

In a week where it was reported that the New York State Attorney General admitted that nursing home deaths in New York State for 2020, already recorded as numbering tens of thousands, were undercounted by as much as 50% with Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly stating “Who cares?”, and where numerous reports all over the world have recorded hundreds of seniors dying in assisted care facilities this week after the roll out of the experimental COVID mRNA injections, something truly amazing happened in Vancouver, Washington last night.

The people of the community, many members of “People’s Rights Washington,” turned out in mass to rescue a 74-year-old woman at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital where she had been medically kidnapped, and was being held against her will, and against the will of her daughter who has medical power of attorney for her mother.

This group of 40-50 citizens, 90% of whom were women (mothers) and their children, stared down an army dispatched from the Clark County Sheriff’s department in full riot gear, endured being grabbed by the throat and pepper sprayed, and refused to leave the hospital until 74-year-old Gayle Meyer was released back into the custody of her daughter, Satin.

Satin took her mother to the hospital the night before to get treatment for a urinary tract infection (UTI), and had been with her until 4 a.m. before returning home to get a few hours of sleep before heading back to the hospital the next day.

Their primary care physician had already written a prescription for an antibiotic, and Gayle was supposed to be released and sent home with her daughter, who is also her medical power of attorney.

But when Satin arrived at the hospital, she was told that not only could she not take her mother home, but that she could not even see her mother, because she refused to take a COVID test.

That’s when Satin called her friends, who responded by heading to the hospital to find out what was going on. The nursing staff allegedly changed their story a few times, first saying that Gayle had refused to take a COVID test and was therefore being quarantined, but then later allegedly changing their story and stating that Gayle did in fact take a COVID test, and had to remain in the hospital for at least 24 hours until the results of the test came back.

Her daughter Satin, who had been in the hospital with her mother the day before until 4 a.m., had made it clear that her mother did not need nor want a COVID test, since she only had a UTI and was only in the hospital to be put on fluids.

The nurses allegedly also stated to Satin that they had also put her mother on oxygen, which greatly surprised Satin and her friends who were now showing up at the hospital to support her and her mother. Her mother, Gayle, allegedly has never before had to be put on oxygen, and certainly a UTI does not warrant oxygen.

As we have documented many times since COVID started last year, many deaths blamed on COVID in fact are caused by improper treatment, especially when a patient is intubated and put on a ventilator, where the death rate is over 90%.

Obviously becoming very concerned at this point that her mother who had a simple UTI was now being medically kidnapped and forced to stay in the hospital against her will and receive treatments she did not want, Satin and her friends called the County Sheriff office to come and assist them get Gayle out of the hospital.

The woman who filmed the entire ordeal, Kelli Stewart, explained that she had spoken to the Sheriff dispatcher, and she was told that the Sheriff was not going to respond and get involved.

However, as they were talking, the dispatcher allegedly stated that now the hospital had also called, so they were sending officers to the scene.

As you will see in the video below, the Sheriff deputies and officers were there to protect the hospital and Big Pharma, and NOT to represent their constituents and fulfill their oath of office to protect their constituents, and in this case, to prevent a medical kidnapping.

In fact, at one point Satin attempts to enter the hospital behind another patient who was entering, and an officer grabs her by the throat, and pushes her back.

The officer then used pepper spray on the people who were standing outside, who were all unarmed and primarily women and children.

Everything was captured on video, and I have watched the entire 2 hours of film footage, and condensed it down to under 53 minutes. This is from our Rumble account, and it is also available on our Bitchute Channel, and our Minds.com account.

If you want to watch the raw footage of everything as it unfolded, you can watch it on the Ammon Bundy YouTube channel, here and here. (We have copies if they disappear.)

Interestingly, as I watched the entire two hours of footage, the word “vaccine” never came up once. It was also shocking to see the Sheriff deputy use pepper spray on innocent people. A man was sprayed in the mouth with it, and he spit it out, but it also spread to the others around him, including some children.

And yet one local CBS Corporate Media outlet described the events of last night quite differently:

‘Anti-vax’ protest sparks lockdown at ClarkCo hospital

A hospital in the Salmon Creek neighborhood of Clark County went into lockdown on Friday night after a group of “exceptionally unreasonable” people demanded the release of a patient, authorities said.

Deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office were called to Legacy Salmon Creek at about 6:30 p.m. after a group of 30 to 40 people gathered outside the hospital. Deputies said the group was there to support a person who had a family member being treated at the hospital and they wanted that person released.

The sheriff’s office said the group consisted of “exceptionally unreasonable” people who were “anti-vaxxer, anti-science types” who live-streamed the incident on social media.

A spokesperson at Legacy Salmon Creek told KOIN 6 News around 8:30 p.m. that the hospital was in a so-called “silver lockdown” and no one was being allowed in but people inside were permitted to leave.

Deputies said they protected the hospital and worked to have the patient — a woman — released. No arrests were made and deputies did not resort to any crowd control measures; however, they said a small scuffle broke out when the hospital went into lockdown.

The group of people tried to enter the hospital through the emergency room entrance and someone in the crowd used pepper spray.

The patient was eventually released and the crowd dispersed at around 9:15 p.m., deputies said. (Source.)

This event clearly illustrates several important truths (besides the obvious fact that you cannot trust the Pharma-controlled corporate media).

First, the people who turned out to stand up for the rights of 74-year-old Gayle Meyer clearly shows that there are still some people left in this country who value human life, including the precious lives of our senior population.

These friends and advocates probably saved her life, because hospitals today are incentivized to treat COVID patients, and if they get them onto ventilators they receive even more COVID medical funding.

Secondly, this event also illustrates that law enforcement will almost always side with the medical tyrants and the medical industrial complex over the individual rights of the patients.

Having covered the issue of Medical Kidnapping for over 6 years now, I can personally vouch for the fact that this is almost always the case.

But perhaps the most important lesson this event teaches us, is the fact that when a community decides to act together to oppose the medical tyrants, those tyrants fear them, and their medical tyranny can be resisted.

When the People Fear the Government There is Tyranny, but When Government Fears the People There is Liberty

As Kelli Stewart mentioned several times while filming all of this, this was a real wake-up call for those who thought the “men in blue” were on our side. She mentioned how those on the other side of the political spectrum have decried the abuses of law enforcement for decades now, and it just took a little longer for those on the “Right” side politically to see the same thing.

This gives me great hope, because as I have been writing ever since COVID and medical tyranny took over this country, this is NOT a “Right” versus “Left,” Republicans versus Democrats problem.

This is an issue of We the People against the Wall Street Billionaires and Central Bankers who control BOTH sides of the political spectrum, and if we can unite together as We the People to fight this medical tyranny, then we can begin to win our country back.

And that is what they fear the most.

Clark County Sheriff Page. Telephone: 564.397.2211 – Email: sheriff@clark.wa.gov

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Page. Telephone: 360-487-1000 – Email.

Thanks to Cassandra Fairbanks at Gateway Pundit for breaking this story.

CNA Nursing Home Whistleblower: Seniors Are DYING LIKE FLIES After COVID Injections

James (he gives his last name in the video) is a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), and he recorded this video as a whistleblower because he could not keep silent any longer.

James reports that in 2020 very few residents in the nursing home where he works got sick with COVID, and none of them died during the entire year of 2020.

However, shortly after administering the Pfizer experimental mRNA injections, 14 died within two weeks, and he reports that many others are near death.

The video is long (47 minutes), and it is clear that James is suffering from emotional stress, and he admits that he has nothing to gain from going public, and that he will probably lose his job for doing so.

READ MORE (note I am adding a link to the video as it is not currently available at the posted link: https://www.bitchute.com/video/cpQ7dnqu0Sos/ )

LINK: https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/cna-nursing-home-whistleblower-seniors-are-dying-like-flies-after-covid-injections-speak-out/

RELATED: A NZ rest home whistle blower reports a sharp rise in illness & deaths following the flu shot – BEWARE

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Doctor on CNN: Don’t be ‘alarmed’ if elderly die after receiving COVID vaccine (normalizing the abnormal)

Now for years we’ve been told adverse reactions following a vaccination are coincidence, not related to the vaccine, or a one in ‘x‘ million or so chance of reaction … now we are being told, ‘no worries, it’s to be expected’. They surely cannot have it both ways.

I’m not making this up. It is mainstream media. So the lockdowns were to protect the elderly & most vulnerable. And the vaccine might kill them? So many elderly have been abandoned to isolation (for their own good) dying without the comfort of a loved one at their side. Some given up hope no longer wanting to live. Sad on every level. EWR

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/doctor-on-cnn-dont-be-alarmed-if-elderly-die-after-receiving-covid-vaccine?fbclid=IwAR1Ja0fXpoboFmnhkvFt0Cr0IfZQbFJve34kEcslR2z0Md0bTq-OG1GO4xc

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When the elderly and frail die after receiving the COVID vaccine

What if it’s your mother or father?

by Jon Rappoport

December 16, 2020

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CNN has the story. And it’s quite a story: “Why vaccinate our most frail? Odd vote out shows the dilemma”, December 4. [1]

“The vote to recommend long-term care residents be among the first to receive Covid-19 vaccinations was not unanimous.”

“Out of a panel of 14 CDC vaccine advisers, a lone doctor said no.”

“’Odd woman out, I guess,’ Dr. Helen ‘Keipp’ Talbot, of Vanderbilt University, told her colleagues. ‘I still struggle with this. This was not an easy vote’.”

“Talbot was worried about whether the vaccine would even work in such frail, vulnerable patients. Even more, she worried about how it might look if the vaccine failed in that group, or how it would affect public perception if residents died soon after getting the vaccine.”

“The Covid-19 vaccines have not been tested in the frail elderly, many of whom are residents of long-term care facilities.”

Let’s stop here for a moment. First, we learn that the clinical trials of the COVID vaccine have not used the frail and elderly as volunteers. Therefore, there is NO evidence that the vaccine is safe or effective in that very large group. If this doesn’t give the frail and elderly and their families pause for thought, nothing will.

Second, Dr. Talbot is worried about “public perception,” when the elderly die right after getting the vaccination.

Well, what would YOU think if your mother died the day after she received the COVID shot?

The CNN article gets worse. Read on. Next up is a comment from Dr. Kelly Moore, “associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition, which is supporting frontline workers who will administer Covid-19 vaccinations.”

READ MORE:

LINK: https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/12/16/when-the-elderly-and-frail-die-after-receiving-the-covid-vaccine/?fbclid=IwAR2hy0NCvNksMbWkXZmTW2lXUW-OJGyHF5ebsarHhPf4yPz_r4_woyPGg0I

SOURCES:

[1] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/09/pfizer-covid-vaccine-nhs-extreme-allergy-sufferers-regulators-reaction

[2] https://www.denverpost.com/2020/12/09/pfizer-covid-vaccine-allergic-reactions/

[3] https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/01/26/vaccine-for-the-china-virus-the-planet-is-the-guinea-pig-for-a-vast-experiment/

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This former ‘vivacious & outgoing’ 95 year old died from despair and loneliness imposed by pandemic-imposed isolation

We never of course hear about these cases, or the suicides. They are quietly & conveniently swept under the proverbial rug by those who are sticking with the narrative. EWR

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Rita Thomas was a victim of COVID-19, but she never had the disease.

The vivacious and outgoing 95-year-old, who lived independently until last year and celebrated her most recent birthday in February with friends at a Pasco County diner, willed herself to die two weeks ago because she could no longer handle the pandemic-imposed isolation.

“She said to me: ‘Linda. I’ve had a good life. I am ready to die. I don’t want to live this way anymore. I stopped eating,’ ’’ her daughter Linda Gardnersaid, recalling the conversation she had with her mother in August. Weeks later, her mother was hospitalized for complications from malnutrition.
Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article246114855.html?fbclid=IwAR235nRzRY7OhO9liQCSMBGD15YzEk0cD9VJLzDtKciQCJIo7jNp3tvpyIM#storylink=cpy

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Instructed to give Morphine & a muscle relaxer to help relieve anxiety while over 65 yr old patients slowly suffocate, sometimes taking days to die (Sweden)

From rairfoundation.com

Swedish Medical Professionals Expose Coronavirus Directives for the Elderly: ‘Basically Kill the Patients’ (watch)

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”
– Billy Graham

Swedish Doctor Jon Tallinger has been dubbed “Dr. Whistleblower” for exposing a government directive (translated here) sent to physicians instructing them not to refer elderly patients with the coronavirus to the hospital for intensive care or potential life-saving oxygen. Since his exclusive interview with RAIR Foundation USA, another brave medical worker has stepped forward to share her personal account of how Sweden’s coronavirus directives for “elderly” patients is effectively killing them.

In the following RAIR interviews, Doctor Tallinger speaks with Latifa Löfvenberg, a registered nurse working in a government-funded nursing home in Gävleborg, Sweden. Nurse Löfvenberg reveals that coronavirus patients over 65 years-old struggling with breathing difficulties are in fact being denied life-saving oxygen. Instead, Löfvenberg explains, she has been instructed to administer Morphine and a muscle relaxer, Midazolam, which helps relieve anxiety while the patients slowly suffocate, sometimes taking days to die.

LINK: https://rairfoundation.com/swedish-health-professionals-expose-coronavirus-directives-for-the-elderly-basically-kill-the-patients-watch/

Image by Silas Camargo Silão from Pixabay

Watch out for our elderly – a man lay dead for days in his council flat – and he was the second one that week

Sadly this has happened many a time in NZ and is part of the new corporate scene… certain segments of society no longer matter. The elderly are one of those segments. A society where people are valued on their financial contribution only … where only profits matter … is one that is in severe decline in my opinion. I’ve seen this scenario elsewhere where a gentleman who had gone to hospital in an emergency & had to leave his flat unlocked … the housing management were not too interested. This just wasn’t the norm two and three decades ago. How sad for these elderly folk who died alone when people were genuinely worried for them. EWR

 

From the NZ Herald

An elderly man lay dead in his council-owned flat for four days before he was discovered.

It is the second case of a resident at a Haumaru Housing-run village dying and not being found for several days.

Iain Halliday, 88, was found dead at Birkdale Court, on Auckland’s North Shore, in late June.

His death came just two days after the body of Bryan McGinty was found at Leabank Court in Manurewa. McGinty had been dead for five days.

In both cases the men had been unwell and concerned neighbours had asked Haumaru Housing staff to check on them. And in both cases the residents said they felt their concerns had been ignored.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12255307

Elderly Kiwis being detained in locked units

Neo-lib proponents by and large, from my observations, care little about the elderly. They turn them away from ambulance help when they fall. They are placing them into hospices that once were reserved for the terminally ill. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Watch out for your elderly people, if you care at all. They are not surplus to requirements, any more than you were surplus when you were newborn and couldn’t feed yourself or walk to the bathroom. And remember, you too will be old one day. Few people comment on the elderly posts yet old age is something none of us will escape unless of course we die young.

This article is from Newshub

Elderly Kiwis being detained in locked units

Hundreds of elderly Kiwis are living in secure dementia units even though they never agreed to live there, a new report has found.

The Human Rights Commission report considers legal and ethical concerns around the housing of an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders.

The report, called This Is Not My Home, collects essays from lawyers, doctors, academics and a District Court Judge about residential care of older people when that care is provided without the person’s consent.

According to the report, around 4000 New Zealanders are being detained in secure dementia units, with another 1000 in residential psychogeriatric facilities.

Disability Rights Commissioner and acting Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says very few of these people have formally consented to being held in these locked facilities.

“It is critical that appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure everyone’s rights and preferences are respected to the greatest extent possible,” says Ms Tesoriero.

“This requires a real commitment to actively support individual decision-making. I hope that the calls for law reform and change of practice identified by the contributors will be carefully considered by all those who can influence change in this area.”

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/08/elderly-kiwis-being-detained-in-locked-units.html?fbclid=IwAR1AYIeVt9LLVJNdO08bw24v0f1vboPXTDcjp8gxPE-t_EJJyP8Mg7U4LqM

The Medical Kidnapping of the Elderly: a Massachusetts Senior Citizen and Attorney Kidnapped – Estate Plundered – Represents National Epidemic

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

Retired lawyer Marvin Siegel of Boxford, Massachusetts, has lived an isolated and heavily-medicated existence, against his will and wishes, after court proceedings in August in 2011 resulted in his being placed under a court-appointed guardianship and conservatorship that his family considers to be unlawful.  His meticulous estate planning has been eviscerated, and millions of dollars continue to be plundered from the 88-year-old’s estate.

He is being held prisoner in his own home, under medical providers that his daughter has termed “24/7 guards.” Meanwhile, his daughters Attorney Lisa Siegel Belanger and Devora Kaiser tirelessly advocate for him in the court system, despite those who are working vigorously to shut them out of their father’s life.

At this point, those in charge of Mr. Siegel’s estate have drained half of the retired attorney’s approximate nine-million-dollar estate deceptively and fraudulently, according to Lisa.  Further, as Lisa began to research her father’s case, she uncovered a network of corruption within the family and probate court system of Essex County, where the case is, as well as in other Massachusetts counties.  The daughters’ court documents allege fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering, involving 40 litigants in the Siegel case alone.

Earlier this month, Lonnie Brennan of Boston Broadside broke the story in his article, “ISOLATE, MEDICATE, LIQUIDATE:  How to Fleece a Senior.”  It is a “Warning to Seniors:  Rich or Poor, You’re Worth a LOT to Lawyers, Courts, and Service Agencies!”

In 2011, Mr. Siegel was starting to slow down a little, and he needed help around the house.  His family stepped in to help, and they also arranged for a part-time worker to check in on him and tend to any unmet needs.  Mr. Siegel asked Lisa and her family to move in for nurture and care.

Medical Kidnapping: Family Power of Attorney Revoked

One day, the worker reportedly called 911, stating that Mr. Siegel was believed to be a harm to himself or others.  An ambulance arrived and took him to Beverly Hospital and then to a psychiatric facility for evaluation. That is where he was placed on lock-down, without any notification of his family.  As Lisa and her family arrived home from a day out, they found Mr. Siegel being placed in the ambulance.

However, court documents state that Lieutenant Riter of the Boxford Police Department, who had known Mr. Siegel for ten years at the time, “had no experience with the elder being a legitimate threat.”  Lieutenant Riter went on to say that the concerns that prompted the 911 call were “more benign than indicated,” and that “there has been no legitimate reason to use a section 12.”

Lisa said that once Mr. Siegel was placed in psychiatric facility, his financial advisor Brian Nagle reportedly facilitated having Attorneys Edward Tarlow and Catherine Watson go into the psychiatric ward to revoke the Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) that he had previously executed in February of 2003.

Further, the attorneys brought with them papers retaining Attorney Tarlow and his firm, to “do whatever they wanted to do.” She went on to say that the paperwork also named accountant William Austin, who had a long, established relationship with Nagle, the new DPOA.  Lisa said that Austin later refused to be attorney-in-fact.  She felt that this was because he knew that she “wouldn’t be someone to run over.”

Lisa had been assigned DPOA when Siegel was fully of sound mind, but somehow attorneys were able to go into a psych ward and obtain his signature to revoke that document. Lisa accuses Nagle of “refus[ing] to carry out his fiduciary duty and honor the Durable Power of Attorney.”

https://medicalkidnap.com/2017/05/01/massachusetts-senior-citizen-and-attorney-medically-kidnapped-estate-plundered-represents-national-epidemic/

Photo: supplied by Marvin Siegel’s family to medicalkidnap.com

The real perpetrators of elder abuse & exploitation: Medical kidnapping by state public officials (US)

From medicalkidnap.com

by Lisa Siegel Belanger, Esq.
Health Impact News

More than 30 years ago, throughout the United States, state governments created agencies known as “elder protective services.”

As seen by such designated titles, these agencies are made to appear as though state governments are helpful resources for citizens.

However, nothing could be further from the truth.

These so-called protective agencies are, in fact, wolves in sheep’s clothing that I can attest to from not only my direct personal experiences, but also from years of research.

Details of my family’s ongoing travesty of justice can be found at FreeMarvin.com. (See also: Massachusetts Senior Citizen and Attorney Medically Kidnapped – Estate Plundered – Represents National Epidemic.)

Upon years of my reviewing and obtaining voluminous court documentation throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts—particularly, in my professional experience as an attorney, there is no doubt, whatsoever, that public officials have been operating a racketeering enterprise through the probate and family courts, feeding off our most vulnerable citizens, the elderly.

These public officials do so through physical and financial exploitation of the elderly. [1]

In 2015, I filed a federal civil action in the District Court of Massachusetts providing overwhelming and irrefutable documentation that state elder protective agencies is one cog of many in a long-embedded governmental money laundering and embezzlement enterprise.

“Adult/elder protective services” is a money-making industry, which should set off nonstop warning bells to the public—especially, given the revelation of the magnitude of absolute corruption by government officials with hard cold supporting indisputable facts to the credit of our 45th President Donald J. Trump. (Editor’s note – See: National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against Over 412 Individuals Responsible for $1.3 Billion in Fraud Losses – Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History.)

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http://medicalkidnap.com/2018/07/17/attorney-elder-protective-services-is-a-racketeering-enterprise-medically-kidnapping-seniors/

Alzheimers and Dementia Summit online FREE from July 23-29, 2018 – important info for prevention

Are you concerned about brain health? Or, of one day not recognizing your closest friend? If so, or if you care about friends and family members dealing with poor brain function, don’t miss The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Summit.

Brain disorders, including memory loss, are fast becoming the single biggest health problem in the world.

 

Did you know?

  • Every 3 seconds someone gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia
  • Dementia starts in the brain 30 to 50 years before symptoms appear
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death
  • The average burden on families dealing with late-stage dementia is $300,000
  • 46+ million people are losing their minds (this will double every 20 years)
  • The “silent epidemic” of early-onset dementia is on the rise

This event represents a unique opportunity to discover the best strategies to improve brain health. Join us to find out what you can, and should, do before it’s too late – because taking action now is the key to protecting your brain health and overall well-being!

READ MORE AT THE naturalhealth365 WEBSITE

https://alzheimersdementiasummit.com/?idev_id=2517&idev_username=Jonathan&utm_source=2517

How to Decrease Your Risk for Dementia by 90 Percent

Story at-a-glance

  • Women with the highest cardiovascular fitness had an 88 percent lower risk of dementia than those with moderate fitness
  • Women with the lowest fitness had a 41 percent greater risk of dementia than those of average fitness
  • Cardiovascular fitness can be used as a measure of how well blood is circulating to your heart and brain
  • Cardiovascular fitness may slash dementia risk because exercise (which helps improve cardiovascular fitness) increases levels of the protein PGC-1alpha, which is responsible for improving mitochondrial biogenesis

By Dr. Mercola

Staying fit is key to warding off many chronic diseases in later life, including those that may affect your brain. Worldwide, 47 million people are living with dementia. This is expected to increase to 75 million by 2030 and more than triple by 2050, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).1 Yet, you may be able to significantly slash your risk by taking steps to improve and maintain your cardiovascular fitness.

In fact, researchers from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden revealed that women with the highest cardiovascular fitness had an 88 percent lower risk of dementia than those with moderate fitness.2 Further, even maintaining average fitness is worthwhile, as women with the lowest fitness had a 41 percent greater risk of dementia than those of average fitness. Fitness, in this case, is not the same as exercise, and the study did not measure how often the women exercised.

Instead, it focused on cardiovascular fitness, as measured by a stepwise-increased maximal ergometer cycling test. Cardiovascular fitness can be a measure of how well blood is circulating to your heart and brain. Study author and physiotherapist Helena Horder told Time, “If the small blood vessels and circulation in the heart are OK, then the brain is also affected in a positive way by good small vessel circulation.”3

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https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/04/12/how-to-decrease-dementia-risk.aspx

 

Many cases of “dementia” are actually side effects of prescription drugs or vaccines, according to research

(Natural News) The “quick facts” provided by the Alzheimer’s Association are pretty concerning: More than five million people in America are living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is projected to reach 16 million by the year 2050. As the sixth leading cause of death in our nation, it kills more Americans than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. Someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds; will you be one of them?

With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that people want to do everything they can to reduce their odds. However, it’s also important to note that Alzheimer’s is only one of the potential causes of dementia. While many people use the terms interchangeably, Alzheimer’s is really only responsible for around 50 to 70 percent of dementia cases. The misleading terminology is obscuring one very dark fact about dementia: Many times, it’s being caused not by something scientists are still struggling to understand like Alzheimer’s but rather by things that are masquerading as tools for good health; vaccines and prescription drugs.

In fact, the Alzheimer’s Association that publicizes these statistics is subsidized by Big Pharma. It’s simply good business sense that they want people to believe that every memory-loss patient falls under the Alzheimer’s umbrella because then they can sell you drugs that purportedly address it. Their research has led them to an approach that pays dividends: promoting and destigmatizing what many think of as “mental illnesses,” making them seem unpreventable but manageable with drugs. Many people who work for the Alzheimer’s Association and similar organizations are well-meaning people who want to help and are often unaware of the connection to Big Pharma.

You have more control over “dementia” than you’re being led to believe

It’s no coincidence that dementia cases have been spiking during the same time that children and adults alike are being over-vaccinated (flu shot, anyone?) and the over-prescription of brain-altering drugs like antidepressants is prevalent.

A help guide based on a Harvard University report admits as much. According to the report, “medications are common culprits in mental decline.” As the body ages, the liver’s efficiency when it comes to metabolizing drugs declines, and the kidneys do not eliminate them as quickly as they once did. This causes the drugs to accumulate in the body, which means those who take multiple medications are particularly susceptible to this effect.

Included in the list of drugs published in the guide that cause dementia-like symptoms are antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, sedatives, corticosteroids, narcotics, antihistamines, cardiovascular drugs, and anticonvulsants. It’s a very broad range of drugs, and many elderly people take medications from one or more of those categories. In fact, you might want to go check your medicine cabinet right now.

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine correlated the use of popular medications like Benadryl and other anticholinergic drugs with dementia onset. According to the researchers, patients who took these medications for three years or more had a 54 percent higher chance of going on to develop the disorder.

Vaccines are also responsible for causing symptoms mistaken for dementia. People in their 40s are increasingly being diagnosed with “dementia,” and experts believe that environmental factors must be responsible in these cases. Mercury-containing thimerosalwas used widely in childhood vaccines until 2001 and remains in some vaccines, including flu shots, to this day. A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that exposure to mercury could produce many of the changes that are seen in Alzheimer’s patients, including impaired cognitive function and memory as well as confusion.

Researcher Richard Deth stated: “Mercury is clearly contributing to neurological problems, whose rate is increasing in parallel with rising levels of mercury. It seems that the two are tied together.”

Another common ingredient found in vaccines, aluminum, has been linked to dementia as well.

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-02-27-many-cases-of-dementia-are-actually-side-effects-of-prescription-drugs-or-vaccines.html

How a Harvard Doctor caused the death rate & medication costs to plummet in a nursing home for the elderly

In my opinion this has always been a no brainer. How are our elderly who have often lived active and happy lives, supposed to ‘rejoice’ when they are suddenly plucked from all things familiar & forced (yes frequently against their will without consultation as to their wishes) to live in a ‘dorm’ of sorts with complete strangers? All activities they enjoyed gone. It is surely a no brainer that they need something to do, not just be expected to sit and stare at the walls? Well this wonderful Doctor had the residents dressing themselves and taking an interest in life. To wake in the morning & wonder if the lettuces you just planted are growing, or if the cats have been and dug them up are all about purpose and a reason to get up. How many folk have I seen after admission to these mausoleums suddenly decline and pass on. Hope is a powerful motivation. Well here we have a working example of the success of providing just that. EnvirowatchRangitikei

 

from econewsmedia.org

Based on a hunch, he persuaded his staff to stock the facility with two dogs, four cats, several hens and rabbits, and 100 parakeets, along with hundreds of plants, a vegetable and flower garden, and a day-care site for staffers’ kids.

Dr. Bill Thomas, a Harvard trained physician, wants you to know one very important thing about life and aging: “growing older is a good thing.”

He’s been in the news quite a bit regarding his somewhat radical, yet very positive, first-hand perspective of aging. A Washington Post article featured this one man crusade to change negative attitudes about aging and help people to think of “post-adulthood” as a time of enrichment:

“Thomas believes that Americans have bought so willingly into the idea of aging as something to be feared that it has become a self-fulfilling prophecy leading to isolation, loneliness and lack of autonomy,” the article stated. In 1991, Thomas became the medical director of a nursing home in upstate New York. He found the place, as the Post put it, “depressing, a repository for old people whose minds and bodies seemed dull and dispirited.”

In 1991, Dr. Thomas found himself the medical director of a nursing home in upstate New York and in the words of the Washington Post article, he felt the place a: “depressing, a repository for old people whose minds and bodies seemed dull and dispirited.”

So, what did Thomas do to change the resident’s lives forever and spark a movement in aging? The Washington Post explains“[Dr. Thomas] decided to transform the nursing home. Based on a hunch, he persuaded his staff to stock the facility with two dogs, four cats, several hens and rabbits, and 100 parakeets, along with hundreds of plants, a vegetable and flower garden, and a day-care site for staffers’ kids.

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http://econewsmedia.org/2017/12/05/harvard-doctor-changing-nursing-homes-forever/

A 93 year old Wellington man who fell & broke his hip, left alone by Free Ambulance staff & told to call his own doctor!

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

This story I heard very recently and is clear evidence of the downturn our once caring nation has taken since the advent of Neo-Liberal economics courtesy of the now ‘Sir’ Roger Douglas. This is a corporate mindset that displays no empathy or care for the vulnerable. It is heartless and cruel. It is about not so much the players in these events, as the government policies that dictate how they act. It is also about how those heartless policies are shaping the current workforce. The company in question here has apologized, however, in my opinion it is a sign of things to come. Caused by the company’s policy in the guidelines around falls, I have nevertheless seen a similar scenario recently in the UK where people are now charged a £26 lifting fee for a fall (NZ$47). Earlier this year there was a man in Christchurch denied service whose fall was deemed non life threatening by St John’s Ambulance. As we know, the tentacles & misery of Neo-lib economics is planet wide now. Elsewhere these cuts are called austerity measures. Always there’s a new fancy name invented by these people for plain old greed. This is Agenda 21/30 people. Already in NZ.

We’ve seen all this growing in our midst in recent years like an ugly cancerous growth on the face of humanity. By increments it is grabbing up all the state homes built by our forefathers and hocking them off for private profit, lining developers’ pockets. Selling off our clean water for pennies to offshore corporations to make a mint from, while fobbing us off and slow poisoning us with heavily chemically treated water supplies. Polluting our waterways with impunity and stopping their ears to the fact that we now have very damning health statistics (child poverty & teen suicide). It is also a mindset that disregards the elderly, after all they’re not considered economically productive, which is what ‘matters’ to the corporate. These corporates however, forget who climbed out of bed at night and fed them when they could neither walk, talk nor feed themselves. And for no wages either.

So here is this veteran who faithfully served his country in World War Two,  and continues to serve in other ways, yes until very recently, still delivering meals on wheels to fellow elderly, falls and breaks his hip and this is the response he gets.

This gentleman, (in the words of his family), a “93-year-old veteran of world War Two, is a very active and clear minded man, involved in community and church service. He fell and broke his hip last December 29th 2016, managed to crawl back to his bed and activate his alarm system to alert the neighbours to call the ambulance.”

The ambulance attended him, but declined to take him to the Emergency Department at the hospital, instead telling him to go to his doctor. AND THEN LEFT HIM!

The man’s family was two hours drive away. How could he get to the doctor in his condition? He couldn’t walk, or drive, let alone manage the internal house stairs to use his own toilet.

As this man’s family pointed out in their letter to the ambulance service, “he had spent 5 years fighting for New Zealand to protect our human rights – against the practice of eugenics that Hitler and his Nazi regime were practicing, only now to be rewarded with selective health care at the hands of medical personnel who enjoy the
freedom of our land today because of men like him”.

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Men who served in World War II now discarded by a health system that considers them not worth the expense [20th Bttn Egypt 1941: Wikipedia]

An explanation was sought by family as to why this man was “left in his hour of need, and denied access to the medical attention that he needed … that could have so easily been provided, from a country’s health system that he has paid taxes for, for most of his life. He never deserted New Zealand in her hour of need”.

“Your investigation of this matter would be greatly appreciated”, wrote family, “and an improved practice developed for your ambulance staff to provide the service that they are employed to perform without prejudice, preference or neglect.”

Here is the abbreviated response received from the Free Ambulance Executive Manager:

“I would like to start by saying I am sorry that your father did not receive the level of care that we expect of our service. l have reviewed all the circumstances of the case and based on his presentation, I agree that we should have transported your father to hospital. Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics use guidelines to inform the care they provide, and the guidelines in use at the time of our visit to your father did not include information about what is best practice when treating a patient who has fallen. This resulted in them not making the best decision for your father. On l June we implemented new guidelines which do now specifically include a section about
helping patients who have fallen. Under the new guidelines, it would have been very clear to the paramedics that your father should have been taken to hospital. I understand that this does not change the outcome for your father, however we expect it to prevent a similar thing happening to anyone in the future. I would like to apologize to both your father and yourself, as the care that he received was not of the standard it should have been. Wellington Free Ambulance takes pride in the care
that we provide to our patients, however in this case we have not got it right.

Going by the ambulance service manager’s  written response, it appears the ambulance staff had followed guidelines to the tee and did nothing wrong by the book. Those guidelines clearly did not include at the very least assisting him to contact further help or waiting with him until help arrived. The “book” has now been tweaked accordingly to allow for the legitimate helping of a “fall” patient, given staff do not appear to have the mental capacity to think beyond the book. A sense of compassion and plain common sense is just not present.

These people ABANDONED an elderly man, leaving him alone in his bed where he could well have died if he had had no people looking out for him.

Policy guidelines dictated their response and not human compassion. This is how far we have sunk. People neither think for themselves nor exercise lateral thinking any more. And a trite apology from the Executive Manager in my opinion is just not good enough. How many other people have been left in a similar plight and died? We will of course never know the answer to that. I would add though, in small town NZ this would in my opinion be unlikely to happen. The people I know who work for St John’s Ambulance in country districts offer a fantastic, caring service, and by largely unpaid staff. It is in the cities that things begin to get impersonal as it did recently in a Christchurch incident involving the fall of an elderly man.  An interesting twist to this scenario is that the elderly living in rural towns have long felt the pressure to move to the city where there are more accessible health and emergency facilities.

The Hon. Annette King  was also contacted informing her of this incident in Wellington, and apart from an acknowledgement of receipt of the letter in February this year, the family are still, four months later, awaiting a reply from the Minister herself. Such is the importance of elderly war veterans.

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Neo-Lib economics clearly considers some sections of society as expendable

This story has really shocked me. The abandoned man was also a friend of my own late father who also served in World War Two. They had worked together in the building industry following the war. In a similar vein, my father in his early 80s, was taken off a hospital waiting list for a life extending operation without even the courtesy of a letter or phone call. They just wrote him off with the stroke of a pen and left us to ponder innocently at why the wait was so very long. (I was more trusting in those days). There comes a point on corporate waiting lists that some are just not worth spending money on.

Again, these people need to stop and consider who climbed out of bed at night and fed them when they could neither walk, talk nor feed themselves. Without charge. 

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.”
Mahatma Ghandi

EnvirowatchRangitikei

 

 

Nobody thought of the elderly in Foxton’s main street upgrade – what’s new?

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Negotiating the road crossing with no curbing leveled to a ramp for the elderly with walkers

Aside from the fact HDC is hocking off the pensioner housing stock, how will the elderly fare with the new Foxton main street upgrade? Having observed the elderly walking along the main street over several days, it seems the clever people who designed the upgrade forgot to factor them in. It’s common knowledge that Foxton has a high ratio of older citizens. And yet, watching them negotiate the main street currently is very interesting. This dear lady in the above image had to lift her walking frame over the curb before she could proceed across the road over the stones. Now if you are in need of a walking frame you are, one could safely conclude, unsteady on your feet. So lifting the frame over a guttering then stepping over it yourself could be quite a risky venture.

So if it’s temporary, what’s the problem? Take a look at that curbing. It has no ‘ramp’ or leveling from the path down onto the road as one would normally find on a foot path, enabling a smooth transition onto and off of the roadway. And they are making the street safer? Really? There’s not a ramp in sight so this appears to be permanent. And worse, where will the mobility scooters negotiate the crossing? At the public presentation by HDC a woman did speak up about this (weeks ago now). She had witnessed near accidents with people and their walkers sliding downwards on the gravel towards the gutter. This really isn’t all rocket science people. Who designed this upgrade & where did they get their credentials? One of those purchase online degrees perhaps?

Another gentleman spoken to on the street recently told us he had had a similar omission of a ramp to enter his drive. The new curb was built right across his drive way and he had to press for them to change it, and they did, but what an unnecessary cost having to re do it? How many other driveways have they ‘plastered’ over like that? 

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No ramps on either side of the street for the elderly to cross with either walking frames or a mobility scooter

Then there is the entrance to the swimming pool. They’ve placed a garden area right at the entrance so if an ambulance needs access, well, they will just have to park up the road a bit and run a bit faster when they hit the pavement.

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The entrance way to the swimming pool is now blocked with a garden making ambulance or other access more difficult … and this upgrade’s about safety

Check out further articles on these issues at our Local Govt Watch pages at the main menu. (You will also find articles under ‘categories’). Because councils are now companies (check Dun & Bradstreet’s website) then their focus, like any company’s, is profits not people. Particularly not elderly people, going by this street fiasco. Their affordable housing is on the way out, what is next? There was a quick consult about the sales also (except Iwi by the looks … the OIA request we got on that had no evidence of it … in spite of their policy on Iwi relationships espoused on their website) … and people I know who attended said their anti sale views were quickly squashed. They were also given a very nice dinner I’m told.

The current contracts will apparently remain the same, but remember they’re still selling off the family jewels and the next set of tenants will of course have raised rents. Companies aren’t in business for love … the current council already raised the rents considerably since becoming a company. That’s all in the nature of neo-liberal economics … sell off the stock these old people helped build and if we go the way of America, offer them end of life counseling.  What these people need to remember is they too will grow old and their fortunes are not foolproof.

I did omit to mention, the new Mayor who actually cares about old people, and who is and always has been against the sale of these flats, has been removed from the committee that is discussing the sales (see Horowhenua Chronicle 1/3/17) … because he has a conflict of interest, that is, he doesn’t agree with selling them. That gets rid of any pesky bias towards keeping them and presumably it’s going to help pay down the $70 odd million debt (the official figure, it’s said to be much higher) the same establishment accrued in recent years.

EnvirowatchHorowhenua