Hospital respiratory ventilation.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

A New York City physician who says he is working as an ER physician in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) treating COVID19 patients, took to YouTube to explain that he believes patients with COVID19 symptoms are being treated incorrectly with mechanical ventilators, and that the ventilators are doing more harm than good.

I am a physician who has been working at the bedside of COVID+ patients in NYC. I believe we are treating the wrong disease and that we must change what we are doing if we want to save as many lives as possible. I welcome any feedback, especially from those bedside: doctors, nurses, xray techs, pharmacists, anyone and everyone. Does this sound wrong or right, is something more right? Please let me know. @cameronks

In the video, he gives a desperate plea to re-think how hospitals are treating COVID19.

In short, I believe we are treating the wrong disease, and I fear that this misguided treatment will lead to a tremendous amount of harm to a great number of people in a very short time… I feel compelled to give this information out.

COVID-19 lung disease, as far as I can see, is not a pneumonia and should not be treated as one.

He then put out a second video:

We don’t know where we’re going. We are putting breathing tubes in people and putting them on ventilators and dialing up the pressure to open their lungs. I’ve talked to doctors all around the country and it is becoming increasingly clear that the pressure we are providing may be hurting their lungs. That it is highly likely that the high pressures we are using are damaging the lungs of the patients we are putting breathing tubes in… we are running the ventilators in the wrong way…. COVID-19 patients need oxygen, they do not need pressure.

25% of Patients Who Receive Treatment on Mechanical Ventilators Suffer Lung Damage

One of the over-riding principles in the current Pharma-driven medical-care model (it is technically wrong to call our medical system “health care” because healthy people do not provide income, only disease management does – see: Investment Report Reveals Medical Cures not Profitable for Big Pharma – Sick People Needed to Sustain Drug Sales) is that casualties due to medical intervention are accepted “for the greater good.”

What is not being reported in the media right now with all the attention on producing mechanical ventilators and distributing them not only to hospitals in the U.S., but also to other countries as President Trump said is their intention, after he forced GM and other corporations to make them, is that injuries caused by these ventilators are common.

They routinely damage lungs, and since it is well known that those suffering from coronaviruses are already sick with compromised immune systems, it is statistically proven that many of these people going to the hospital right now to receive treatment, will have their lungs damaged from these ventilators.

Ventilator-associated lung injury (VALI) is a common cause of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

But don’t take my word for it (I am NOT a doctor!), look it up for yourselves. The documentation in the medical literature is prolific.

Here is a good summary:

Ventilator Associated Lung Injury

by Dr Chris Nickson, last update March 30, 2019


Mechanical ventilation with application of pressure to the lung, whether positive or negative, can cause damage known as ventilator-associated lung injury (VALI)

VALI may occur in previously normal lungs or worsen pre-existing ARDS
About 1 in 4 mechanically ventilated patients develop VALI, the risk is likely higher in ARDS patients
Ventilator induced lung injury (VILI) is sometimes used as a synonym for VALI, but strictly speaking VILI is VALI when mechanical ventilation is the proven cause of lung injury


The medical authorities have told us that without mitigation, 2 million people or more would have died from COVID19 in the U.S., and that people would be falling dead in the streets, on trains, in stores, etc.

But has anyone read of any COVID19 reported deaths like this, or in one’s home?

As far as I can tell from media reports, they are all dying in hospitals, and accidental hospital deaths are over 100,000 per year, and is not even a fact that is disputed.