Note: Most recent update is at the bottom of the post.

I’m sharing here a VITAL source of information from the Coffee and Covid blog:


Today’s post includes my first draft of a guide for how to navigate Covid hospitalization issues, including legal options for worst-case scenarios. Preparation is the best strategy.

*Note: The article mentions recording laws. Do check the law in your state. If you are in Florida, you will need to notify the other party that you are recording the conversation.

Here is the article in full. INVEST the time it takes to read it and make the preparations that are recommended.



How to navigate Covid hospitalization issues, including legal options for worst-case scenarios. Preparation is the best strategy.

Jeff Childers, author of Coffee and Covid blog:

Personally, my number one goal is to stay far away from hospitals and especially hospital Covid wards.

This is exactly the reason I am passionate about early treatment. Early treatment saves lives!

I recently scheduled foot surgery for myself. I put it off for the last few years, but now it’s time. I was careful in my scheduling to pick the day when my podiatrist would operate in a surgery center, not on a day he would operate at the local hospital.

Update 3/15/2022:

Hospitals in the US standardly treat with Remdesivir, which is known to cause kidney damage and mostly accelerates death.

Here is a study:

“Our findings, based on postmarketing real-life data from >5000 COVID-19 patients, support that kidney disorders, almost exclusively AKI, represent a serious, early, and potentially fatal adverse drug reaction of Remdesivir.”

If you are stuck in the hospital and the doctors are bullying you about receiving Remdesivir, show them that the World Health Organization recommends against it, since 2020:

Update 4/29/22:

One more word about Remdesivir – if you do end up in the hospital and want to make sure you are not given this medication, when you arrive at the hospital, put it on the list of medications to which you have known allergies! They will give you a bracelet to wear, stating specifically what meds you are allergic to, so there will be no mistake! (I would just say “hives” if asked what reaction I experienced). I am personally allergic to penecillin, so I know the routine well.

Sadly, this precaution could be necessary – I have a friend who was admitted months ago, wasn’t very lucid at the time, her daughter, at the time of arrival, specified “no Remdesivir” but the patient was given Remdesivir anyway. I don’t know if the daughter had the legal paperwork to control the situation, but I would think “next of kin” should have been sufficient at the time. Apparently, it was not.

Update 8/6/22:

The Epoch Times just published a very helpful article:

Hospital Patients Need an Advocate to Fight the ‘White Coats’ in the Medical Establishment, Former Nurse Says

“Many hospitals mechanically adhere to treatment protocols outlined in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), but with the help of patient advocates, patients and their families can override these one-size-fits-all treatment plans.”

“There are also incentives for treating COVID-19 patients with sedatives and the antiviral drug remdesivir, and then putting them on a ventilator, which often ends in death.”

I looked up the website mentioned in the article (for hospital advocacy) and here it is:

We bring our experiences of working in the hospital, outpatient, hospice, home care, and insurance industries to help as a patient advocate for those in need.

Update 9/6/22:

The Vires Law Group, based in Florida, will advocate for you regarding hospital protocols. (No, I don’t don’t if they can help you in other states):

Here is what they say on their page:

If you or your loved one is in a health crisis under Covid-19 protocols, and you need help asserting your rights, please contact us

Update: 9/24/22

More hospital help available here!

The COVID Care Strategy Team rescues patients and families from hospitals. If you or someone you know is being involuntarily held and are risking loss of life by deadly hospital COVID protocols TAKE ACTION NOW. We can help!

Go to this address:

Update 10/14/22:

Another resource:

This website gives advice and lists resources, such as telemedicine contacts and legal help, for different situations such as an emergency room visit (what if you test positive for Covid in the ER? Should you be admitted?), early interventions, late interventions where the patient might already be on a ventilator, etc.

Update 5/6/23:

Free National Patient Advocacy

Effective strategies from a brave Anonymous Hospital Insider

“Most people think you must hire a nurse, an attorney, or doctor to assert your patent rights.  This is untrue.  While assisting Dr. Richard Bartlett (her brother) in his efforts to save lives during the Covid, Laura Bartlett became familiar with patient rights.  Further research led Laura to a greater understanding of informed consent, patient rights, and how each person can effectively assert his or her own rights.  Knowledge is power and patients have always had the power to protect themselves in a hospital setting. Laura’s goal is to share this information and empower every American.”

The RIGHT DOCUMENTATION will help protect you from losing control. The site has a page to walk you through what is needed:

Another hospital guide is found of the FLCCC website:

Additional Information on Remdesivir:

As you saw in my link above, the WHO originally recommended against Remdesivir, but has now changed their recommendation:

(April 22, 2022) WHO Recommends COVID-19 Treatments Paxlovid and Remdesivir:

“Alongside WHO’s recommendation of Paxlovid for global distribution came a reversal of their stance against remdesivir. Remdesivir was previously not recommended by WHO, due to clinical trial data suggesting the treatment offered inadequate protection against COVID-19 mortality. Now, in light of recent hospital data, WHO says the drug should be used in mild or moderate COVID-19 patients at high risk of hospitalization. WHO is still determining whether to recommend remdesivir for severe or critical COVID-19.”

Here, from the WHO website:

WHO recommends against the use of remdesivir in COVID-19 patients

20 November 2020

WHO has updated its recommendation on remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19.

On 22 April 2022, following publication of new data from a clinical trial looking at the outcome of admission to hospital, WHO now suggests the use of remdesivir in mild or moderate COVID-19 patients who are at high risk of hospitalization.

How does this make any sense? The people who are being offered Remdesivir (no, the people who are being bullied into taking Remdesivir) are already admitted in the hospital – not mild and moderate cases!

I recently watched a webinar presented by Steve Kirsch of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation with heartbreaking testimonies of people who suffered through the bully-type treatment seen all too often in hospitals these days when it comes to Covid treatment.

I learned a couple of things, among others, which I think are important if your goal is to avoid Remdesivir. (Remember, I am not a doctor and not advising you on what to do in your particular case)

  1. KNOW THE NAMES. They might call Remdesivir (this is the generic name) by another name which you might not recognize. The commercial brand name is VEKLURY. If they recommend that one, you should know they are talking about remdesivir.
  2. The spouse of one patient mentioned WRITING “NO REMDESIVIR” ON THE WHITE BOARD IN THE PATIENT ROOM. I think that’s a smart idea, which I would personally do in addition to declaring that I am allergic to remdesivir during patient intake. (My suggestion: take a photo of the white board in the room which states, “Patient refuses remdesivir” or “No remdesivir”, and let the doctors and staff know that you have this photo.)

Here is the video from Vaccine Safety Research Foundation:

Full Episode #38: The Tragedy of Remdesivir: Dr. Mary Bowden

Update 1/2/23:

Think it couldn’t happen to you?

Here is a cautionary tale, and a site that will allow you to find out more about hospital “treatments” for Covid admissions.

Dr. Stephen Guffanti’s Story
Dr. Stephen Guffanti was an emergency room doctor for fifty years but when he came down with Covid he found himself as a mistreated patient in Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida. They immediately put in him Covid isolation. They started him on remdesivir, oxygen and a steroid. He knew he needed an antibiotic but was denied it, was not the hospital protocol for Covid. During his stay, they gave him a roommate, a marathon runner that also had Covid. His roommate was also isolated from any family and or an advocate. Dr Guffanti could tell he was not doing well and saw his chart showing that his white blood count was going up rapidly. He asked his roommate if it was ok if he advocated for him since he was a doctor and knew what he needed to recover. His roommate of course said yes. When Dr Guffanti told the nurse that he needed to speak to a doctor because his roommate needed to be cultured and given antibiotics for his bacterial pneumonia. Never once did a doctor come in or was an antibiotic started on his roommate. At that point, Dr. Guffanti realized he needed to get out of that hospital because they were not trying to help patients but just the opposite. He finally told the nurse that his roommate desperately needed some antibiotics, that he was dying. The nurse got incredibly angry and had the police and other doctors and nurses tie Dr Guffanti to his bed, under the Backers Act. He told the hospital he wanted out immediately and they let him leave with an oxygen saturation of eighty-one.
Dr. Guffanti treated himself when he got out with oxygen and antibiotics, which he recovered quickly. He filed a police report for theft, illegally holding him against his will and elderly assault. The police did not think those crimes were important. At least Dr. Guffanti survived, his roommate was not as lucky. Had they just listened to this experience caring doctor, but the money was too important to them.

Update 9/2/23:

Here is an article from Dr Mercola from May 6th, 2023 which has just come to my attention. Excellent information on preparing yourself for a hospital stay, whether expected or unexpected.

How to Save Your Life and Those You Love When Hospitalized

  • “Laura Bartlett and Greta Crawford have founded an organization to address the forced treatments patients receive when they’re hospitalized for COVID-19, but the same strategy can be used to protect yourself against other medical hazards as well”
  • “The Caregivers and Consent document they created is an “advance decision” document. So, the moment you enter the hospital, the hospital staff know what they can and cannot do to you; they are legally required to respect your current care decisions. And unlike an Advance Directive (which only kicks in when you are incapacitated) the Caregivers and Consent document goes into effect immediately”
  • “It’s important to complete and notarize your Caregivers and Consent document BEFORE you ever need to go to the hospital”

Read the full article here:

Be well, do well, stay well!