Health Freedom - July 4th, 2022 Episode

Updated: Oct 17




Define freedom - the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint: we do have some freedom of choice | he talks of revoking some of the freedoms.


Define American freedom - In political discourse, political freedom is often associated with liberty and autonomy in the sense of "giving oneself their own laws", and with having rights and the civil liberties with which to exercise them without undue interference by the state. Frequently discussed kinds of political freedom include freedom of assembly, freedom of association, freedom of choice, and freedom of speech.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom


Benjamin RUSH, MD


Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights.

The Selected Writings of Benjamin Rush

By Dagobert D. Runes


[The] Constitution of this republic should make special provisions for medical freedom as well as religious freedom ... To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privilege to another will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic. They are fragments of monarchy and have no place in a republic. [in Robert L. Schwartz, "Laetrile: The Battle Moves into the Courtroom," American Bar Association Journal, February 1979, p. 226, no citation given]

Source: https://quotepark.com/quotes/1726290-benjamin-rush-unless-we-put-medical-freedom-into-the-constitutio/


Rush …”obtained what he thought to be valuable medical information from (what medical establishment considered) “lowly quacks, Indians and Negroes, and urged his students to do the same”

“by teaching Americans the plain elements of the new system of medicine, untold millions of people would be spared a premature death. The practice of medicine would no longer be confined to a relatively few specialists as in the past, but will be thrown open to all the people, even those of the "meanest capacities." Medicine, like a government, would be at last emancipated from the tyranny of special and esoteric interest and restored to the people.

“It is no more necessary that a patient should be ignorant of the medicine he takes, to be sure to buy it, then that the business of government should be conducted with secrecy, in order to ensure obedience to just laws. Much less it is necessary that the means of life should be prescribed in a dead language, or dictated with the solemn pomp of the necromancer. The effects of imposture and everything are like the artificial health produced by the use of ardent spirits. It's a figure is temporary, and is always followed by misery and death.”


Dr. Benjamin Rush and the American Medical Revolution

Donald J. D'Elia

Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society

Vol. 110, No. 4 (Aug. 23, 1966), pp. 227-234 (8 pages)


Access and Freedom


Flexner

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Abraham-Flexner

https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/medicaleducation/87171

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3543812/pdf/ECAM2012-647896.pdf

https://www.statnews.com/2022/04/04/color-code-flexner-report-curtailed-black-medical-education/


Rockefeller

https://meridianhealthclinic.com/how-rockefeller-created-the-business-of-western-medicine/

Roe v Wade

Medical Therapy

Pillars of medical ethics

  • Autonomy

  • beneficence

  • non-maleficence

  • justice

Autonomy

requires informed consent


1931 Berlin Guidelines:

Innovative therapy may be carried out only after the subject or

his legal representative has unambiguously consented to the procedure in the light of relevant information provided in advance. Where consent is refused, innovative therapy may be initiated only if it constitutes an urgent procedure to preserve life or prevent serious damage to health and prior consent could not be obtained under the circumstances

Nuremberg code: Rule 1

The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be situated

as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion, and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject, there should be made known to him all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected, and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3121268/pdf/PCR-2-72.pdf

Beneficence:

vaccines reduce severity of illness

Vaccines are not reducing transmission

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8451182/pdf/NEJMc2106757.pdf

https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o298#ref-1

Non-maleficance:

myocarditis and many other reported issues

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html

Justice:

Vaccines prevent hospitalizations and may reduce HCW shortages and protect health system capacity.

Vaccines injure some, and there is no product liability