The Truth for Health Foundation released a harrowing report detailing extensive human rights violations of Covid-19 patients across the United States, from denying patients access to attorneys and visitors to denying them intravenous fluids. Ali Shultz, legal director for America’s Frontline Doctors, went so far as to describe the condition of patients as similar to or worse than prisoners. After her father-in-law was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, hospital workers denied her access to his medical records and information about his treatment. After denying her information about his medical records and visitation, the hospital administered secret experimental treatments to him.
Epoch Times reports – “Prisoners in America’s jails do have more rights right now than COVID patients in America’s hospitals—it’s unheard of,” Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, president and chief executive of the Truth for Health Foundation said at an Oct. 27 press conference that she moderated. According to its website, the mission of the physician-founded charity foundation is “to provide truthful, balanced, medically sound, research-based information and cutting-edge updates on prevention and treatment of common medical conditions, including COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, that affect health, quality of life, and longevity.”
“‘I’m doing my job’ has never been a defense to crimes against humanity,” said Ali Shultz, legal director for America’s Frontline Doctors, whose mother-in-law died of COVID-19 and whose father-in-law allegedly suffered severe harm as a COVID-19 patient at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Shultz said that despite her medical power of attorney, she was prevented from learning basic information about the status of her father-in-law, Chuck, while he was in the hospital.
“I tried everything,” Shultz said. “I wrote every letter possible. I sent every email possible to advocate for them. I was literally carried out in handcuffs under color of law. I was assaulted under color of law. I was deprived access to their health records, I was deprived access to them, and I was lied to. But that’s absolutely nothing compared to what happened to Chuck.”
Shultz said that the Mayo Clinic kept Chuck from any hydration or nourishment over six days, “except one bag of D5 [dextrose 5 percent] water.”
She also stated that the clinic secretly experimented on Chuck with the repurposed rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib. They also secluded him for over three weeks more than the Arizona Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend, she said.
This blatant disregard for patient rights is not an isolated incident; it is systematic. “They’re meeting, and they’re all deciding on this together. So either this is becoming the standard of care, or this is the same modus operandi, which criminally makes it easier to prove,” Shultz explains in her report. U.S News & World Report further details the denial of visitation rights to Covid-19 patients, “The non-breathing was bad enough, but not to see your loved ones is the worst,” he said. “It felt like you were not a human,” said Jeremy Starr, a 36-year-old Covid patient in Jacksonville.
As early as last year, human rights advocates highlighted the abysmal treatment of Covid patients in nursing homes. For example, a report by Amnesty International described the treatment of Covid patients in England as “inexplicable and disastrous.” Shultz argues that this denial of rights is not only morally reprehensible but it is also criminal. Accordingly, she filed a police report against the Mayo Clinic, which included charges of vulnerable adult abuse. The Mayo Clinic has not issued a response to Shultz’s allegations at this time.