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ICWA Weekly News 9-05-23
Lawsuit against PeaceHealth, Inslee adds plaintiffs, Dr. Ryan Cole sues the WMC, FDA's ivermectin stance is crumbling, Oct. 21 Great Northwest Awakening event adds Robert Scott Bell
By Gerald Braude
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Radio Show links
18 new plaintiffs against PeaceHealth & Inslee are added after judge orders amended filing
Background on Dr. Ryan Cole’s lawsuit against the Washington Medical Commission
FDA to face heat ivermectin stance; Dr. Marik’s court case revived after appeal
Robert Scott Bell announced to the lineup for Oct. 21st Great Northwest Awakening
September 1 Episode of An Informed Life Radio - show links
Tips for a Fearless Cold + Flu Season
Guest: Dr. Paul Marik, M.D.
HBOT News Special Report – HBOT helps a true American Hero
Meet a true American Hero, Simon LeMay, retired Sergeant Major with 25-years in the US Marine Corps. LeMay was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan five times during a ten year period. He lost his best friend in battle and witnessed horrific incidents of violence and injury among his Marine bothers. Although LeMay was blessed to avoid serious physical injury to himself, he did come home with an invisible wound of war.
IED exposures left him with a TBI and visions of war and death haunted him with PTSD. Simon turned to alcohol and pain pills to ease the emotional and physical pain, leading him down a dark tunnel of depression and suicidal thoughts that almost ended in demise.
After hearing about it from friends, his loving family talked him into trying hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help heal his brain injuries. LeMay received treatment at Extivita-RTP in Durham, NC and states after 20-30 treatments he started realizing that he was once again “starting to feel emotion,” with the sense of worthlessness disappearing and the suicidal ideation being no more.
Eighteen More Plaintiffs Join Legal Complaint against PeaceHealth Healthcare System and Governor Inslee
A revised filing in United States District Court, Western District of Washington reveals that the number of previous employees of PeaceHealth in the complaint against their former employer and Washington Governor Jay Inslee has risen from sixty-four to eighty-two. The complaint is for “damages arising out of their unconstitutional, unlawful, malicious, unequal and contractually violative COVID-19 investigational drug mandate.” In addition to the Governor and the PeaceHealth organization, the other named defendants are PeaceHealth policymakers CEO Liz Dunne and Chief Physician Executive (CPE) Doug Koekkoek.
At the judge’s request, the complaint had to be shortened from the original filing (148 pages covering 628 points) and is now 72 pages covering 281 points.
Left untouched in the amended complaint are the first seven points made by the PeaceHealth employees, which provide the best overview of the compelling historical background to their argument:
In early 2020, the nation and the world faced a novel coronavirus called SARSCoV-2, which caused the highly contagious disease COVID-19.
On January 31, 2020, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency. The President declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020, of which led to the development of investigational new drugs designed to perform as a vaccine from the virus, i.e., cause the body to produce antibodies to the virus so that the person is immune from infection when exposed to the true virus.
To implement the nationwide distribution and administration of these investigational new drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Case 3:23-cv-05741-RJB Document 8 Filed 08/31/23 Page 2 of 72 3 Use Authorization pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 360bbb-3 (Section 564 of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.)
The FDA made clear on its website: FDA believes that terms and conditions of an EUA issued under Section 564 preempt state or local law, both legislative requirement and common-law duties, that impose different or additional requirements on the medical product for which the EUA was issued in the context of the emergency declared under section 564…In an emergency, it is critical that the conditions that are part of the EUA or an order or waiver issued pursuant to section 564A – those that FDA has determined to be necessary or appropriate to protect public health – be strictly followed, and no additional conditions be imposed.
In August 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published the transcript of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, at which Dr. Amanda Cohn stated (@1:14:40): I just wanted to add that, just wanted to remind everybody, that under an Emergency Use Authorization, an EUA, vaccines are not allowed to be mandatory. So, early in the vaccination phase, individuals will have to be consented and they won’t be able to be mandated. (Emphasis added)
In August 2021, Governor Inslee usurped the authority of the United States Congress by issuing an official proclamation in defiance of federal law when he mandated the use of investigational new drugs by healthcare workers. Additionally, Governor Inslee engaged in outrageous tyrannical conduct by mandating that healthcare facilities deny employment to healthcare workers who exercised their federally secured right to refuse investigational drugs.
PeaceHealth, CEO Liz Dunne, as PeaceHealth’s policymaker, and CPE Doug Koekkoek decided that the suffering of the few was justified by the windfall such suffering had on PeaceHealth’s financial bottom line. Thus, PeaceHealth prescribed its own “required conditions” in defiance of Congress and the rights of individuals under Defendants’ authority as secured by the Constitution.
More pre-trial motions are expected before this case is heard.
The Case of Dr. Ryan Cole, Free Speech, and Ivermectin
On July 25, 2023, ICWA Weekly News published a special report on the fallout from Dr. Renata Moon’s testimony at US Senator Ron Johnson’s Roundtable Discussion last December. Her Roundtable comments led to Washington State University’s threatening to report her to the Washington Medical Commission (WMC), obviously leading to the university’s failure to renew her contract for the upcoming academic year.
In turn, the Silent Majority Foundation (SMF) filed documents in Benton County Superior Court arguing that Dr. Moon and three other doctors licensed in Washington state were unfairly targeted by the WMC based on a position statement as opposed to a properly-adopted rule, and that their free speech rights were violated.
As things have turned out, Dr. Ryan Cole, who sat next to and helped Senator Johnson facilitate the December 2022 roundtable discussion, is also one of the four plaintiffs in the SMF filing. The other two plaintiffs are Dr. Michael Turner and Dr. Richard Wilkinson.
Dr. Ryan Cole was the ‘right-hand man’ to Senator Ron Johnson while Johnson read Dr. Moon’s biography before the start of her testimony. World-renowned cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough sat on Senator Johnson’s left.
This was also the same meeting in which, at the 1:30 mark of his recording, Senator Johnson mentioned that he had requested representatives of the public health agencies and pharmaceutical companies to attend this meeting, but none of them showed up. “They had steadfastly refused to discuss and debate this second opinion, and I find that shameful,” Johnson said.
The SMF filing claim summarizes Dr. Cole’s impressive, and now tragic, background:
Plaintiff Ryan Cole is a resident of Idaho and maintains medical licenses in nine states, including Washington. Prior to COVID-19, Cole’s Washington license allowed him to service Washingtonians who sent him skin biopsies to Cole for laboratory review through his laboratory, Cole Diagnostics, he formerly owned in Boise, Idaho. Cole was contacted by Washington residents via telehealth seeking assistance with COVID-19 treatment throughout the pandemic. The commission issued SOC No.: 2022-207 against Cole on January 10, 2023. The SOC and other investigations have negatively impacted Cole and his practice as Cole has been required to dissolve his pathology practice Cole Diagnostics with significant reputational and financial loss.
On January 21, 2023, The Epoch Times wrote an article about Dr. Cole that helped explain his rationale for testifying as he did:
Cole, the founder of Cole Diagnostics, has said in interviews with The Epoch Times and other outlets, as well as during public presentations, that he observed a spike in unusual cancers and other problems after the messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines were introduced in late 2020. He asserted that heart inflammation is known to be caused by the shots, as well as other issues not proven to be linked, that stem from introducing the spike protein into the human body.
"The naysayers [say], Oh, the spike isn’t ... [a] toxin," Cole said during one interview with The Epoch Times "American Thought Leaders."
"I’m like, 'The cells don’t lie.' And that’s my defense. The cells don’t lie. These people aren’t looking at the cells under the microscope. They’re not seeing the damage I am. Many of my colleagues are. The cells don’t lie. If it’s inconvenient to what you want to tell yourself, that’s fine. But the cells don’t lie. The clots don’t lie. The damaged organs don’t lie," he added.
Cole has also said COVID-19 vaccines are "fake" and referred to vaccination with them as "needle rape," the commission noted.
Some of the statements the commission referenced as "false and misleading: were actually accurate. Among them: Cole's noting that natural immunity, or post-infection immunity, against COVID-19 is superior to the protection bestowed by vaccines. That's been shown or indicated in many studies, including a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a paper from Israel.
The Epoch Times’s article then discussed Dr. Cole’s ivermectin prescriptions, which were also unfavorable to the Washington Medical Commission.
Cole was part of MyFreeDoctor.com, according to archived versions of the website. The website is a telehealth service that enables doctors to correspond with and see patients remotely using the internet. The charges say Cole treated patients for COVID-19 over a "virtual telemedicine platform."
Cole prescribed medicine to four patients after reviewing their records and speaking with them over an instant chat function on the platform, according to authorities. He prescribed ivermectin multiple times. Ivermectin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat conditions caused by parasitic worms but the administration says it should not be used against COVID-19, though some of the studies it cites actually support its use.
Cole's treatment of the patients, including not documenting "appropriate medical decision-making" for them, constituted unprofessional conduct, according to the commission.
Cole has told The Epoch Times in previous interviews that he has seen 500,000 patients in his 26-year career and has never had a patient complain about him or file a lawsuit.
"Now all of a sudden I find myself in the crosshairs for sharing science. Because of that, I lost one of my major insurance contracts for my 'unprofessional behavior' of talking about ivermectin and helping save a handful of lives with that for free. I never charged a patient," he said.
"Then they say, 'Well gosh, you’re a pathologist.' I did years of emergency medicine, years of family medicine, years of dermatology," Cole said. "I never quit being a doctor. I’m the doctor to the doctor, as a laboratory physician now."
This past August 16, Senator Johnson sent out a letter to his constituents titled “FDA’s Ivermectin Bombshell” that leads one to wonder how many lives Dr. Cole could have saved if the WMC had not brought charges against him for prescribing ivermectin.
FDA's About-Face on Ivermectin for COVID
Remember this tweet from the FDA in 2021? The FDA sabotaged the use of ivermectin by tweeting: "You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it." Along with other official statements.
But now we learn when pressed in court, FDA lawyers said, "FDA explicitly recognizes that doctors do have the authority to prescribe ivermectin to treat COVID."
How many people died needlessly when they could have been saved by this safe treatment?
Doctors who had the courage and compassion to treat COVID patients believe hundreds of thousands of Americans died needlessly because the FDA sabotaged the use of cheap, safe, and effective generic drugs.
On Mornings with Maria on FOX, Senator Ron Johnson said the following (captured in this post to X):
You know the doctors whom I’ve been talking with for years now, and they believe that probably hundreds of thousands of Americans lost their lives because they were denied early treatment, and they were denied it because the FDA sabotaged, for example, ivermectin, and they said, “ay, c’mon you all; you’re not a cow; you’re not a horse. You know this is supposedly horse medicine. No, this is a Nobel Prize winning medicine that could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. It did save many lives because you did have doctors with the courage to and the compassion to actually treat patients using it and putting at risk their medical license. But fortunately, you say, what can we do? Well, you know, we do have reporters like yourself and other people who have the courage to report the truth against the mainstream media and against the narrative. But that’s the only way that this is going to be solved is we need the truth to be exposed.
We need more Americans to listen to the truth, to be exposed to the truth, to pull their heads out of the sand, quite honestly, open up their eyes and understand what is happening to this country. We are going down a very dangerous path. But it is a path being laid out and planned by an elite group of people who want to take total control over our lives, and that’s what they’re doing bit-by-bit. They do it, you know, by increasing massive government spending, increasing the size of government, takeover of the WHO (World Health Organization). These amendments that are coming up that are going to voted on in 2024 on the WHO are frightening, and they are really taking away all of our sovereignty. But people have to wake up, be awakened by the dangers of the moment.
Further, a lawsuit by prominent doctors including Paul Marik of the FLCCC Alliance (see radio show link above) agaisnt the FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services was revived on Friday September first when the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed with the lower court. Children’s Health Defense - Washington covers this turnaround and the hopeful progress to remove the stigma from the Nobel prize winning pharmaceutical.
The Great Northwest Awakening adds Robert Scott Bell, national talk show host, to Oct. 21 event lineup
On Saturday, October 21, 2023, Informed Choice Washington is helping sponsor The Great Northwest Awakening, presented by Patriots United Washington, whose mission includes protecting medical freedom and the elimination of vaccine mandates. Speakers will provide insight and actionable solutions to protect parental rights, health, the Second Amendment, election integrity, and ideas to work with legislators. Gather for the day with fellow freedom lovers to enjoy a wealth of presenters, comedy acts, and a concert from Ryan Weaver's band.
Just added: Robert Scott Bell, national talk show host, will speak and share his wide-ranging views on natural health solutions instead of big-pharma medicines.
For a limited time, Patriots United is offering $15 off each ticket with coupon code PUWVETLAW for those who follow any of its social media platforms or receive its emails; current and veteran service members, current and retired law enforcement, current and retired corrections officers, current and retired first responders; and current and retired teachers.
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