Back in November, a bombshell dropped as the original MATH+ paper by Drs. Pierre Kory, G. Umberto Meduri, Joseph Varon, Jose Iglesias, and Paul E. Marik was retracted by the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine (JICM). An emerging theme of this Substack is the ways in which the social epistemology around the pandemic response collapsed. This case presents a particularly blatant example of a retraction for no apparent reason, with rationales that nobody I’ve spoken to can make heads or tails of.
The lack of integrity in our scientific and medical authorities is a tragedy. So many journals have behaved disgracefully during this pandemic. Thank you for this review and going to bat for these doctors who care about people.
At this point, any attempts at rational discussion with the gatekeepers of authorized approved blessed by God and possessors of the Waters of Life, etc. etc. etc., reflects a touching and naive belief that one can wring justice from, say, the gates of hell when the imps guarding them don't give a half shit.
I'd say start gathering class-action battle-hardened law firms willing to stand up for the rights of man, or whatever, because the horrors looming with the approval of the vax for our tiniest children need everyone of decency to man the ramparts for an extended and quite literally, unfortunately, to the death struggle.
I understand that Dr. Kory's medical license is now under attack. Parents of unvaccinated children will soon find it impossible to enroll them in daycares, preschools etc. and will be desperate when thereby shut out from, basically, all babysitting options.
This is now a disaster of unfathomable depths. What weapons do we have to survive it?
The barring of the use of vitamin C always blew my mind. That just shows the insanity of the hospital's position. And not only for covid. But for sepsis too. This is someone who's had a burr on the ass for Marik since his sepsis studies. Time we enpanel a new medical board, so doctors like Kory, McCullough, and Marik can be allowed to practice medicine without interference for saving lives. Shameless.
I tweeted this on Dr. Kory’s November 2021 post you linked. I know he’s really needing support right now, may God be with him and protect him and his colleagues. Thank you for defending him.
I honestly cannot understand the reason for all this madness. Doctors stand aside Institutions that work hard to preventing patients from getting treatment. It looks like an horror novel. All the doctors from FLCCC deserve profound recognition from their work and courage to defend what is right.
'Well, it appears that hospitals get an add-on payment for using the "official" treatments (remdesivir, convalescent plasma). Something like fluvoxamine or ivermectin may imply a big financial loss if it displaces those incentivized treatments, and the hospital would have a hard time winning that argument if its own published data show favorable results by using repurposed generics.
It’s hard to parse the regulatory documents, but there seems to be a bonus in the region of $20,000 per patient, so it's not small potatoes (65% of $30,000). Please let me know if there’s additional nuance here, or if the rules have changed since.'
I'd really like someone in the hospital system to confirm or deny (or otherwise explain) this.
Because he approaches evidentiary issues so carefully, I doubt that our worthy host would agree, but the unwarranted retraction sought by SNGH seems to me relevant to the wider issue of repurposed drugs for early treatment. Taking the broad view, I find consilience of evidence very compelling. In other words, if the medical establishment, for financial gain, smears and bans the most effective protocol for hospitalized Covid patients, they would also smear and ban ivermectin and HCQ. Thus I conclude that these drugs have received further evidence of efficacy from the official actions smearing and banning them.