Video shows man once gasping for air in a hospital bed, then working out at the gym only days after receiving corticosteroid treatment from Dr. Bartlett.
- Video circulating online shows a man in a hospital bed gasping for air and hooked up to breathing tubes as he suffers from severe COVID-19 symptoms.
- A caption on the screen explains the man, Daniel, had been on the “hospital’s protocol” for 11 days, but was still “having a hard time being able to eat,” Daniel says in the video.
- Next, the video shows Daniel’s health taking a turn for the worse. “I feel like I can’t breathe,” he gasps, struggling to draw breath.
- Finally, Daniel demands to be given budesonide treatment through the recommendation of Dr. Richard Bartlett, a 28-year medical practitioner and former member of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Health Disparities Task Force.
- The video shows how after only three days of inhaling the corticosteroid at Dr. Bartlett’s recommendation, Daniel’s health improves dramatically.
- “I am in shock of where I am today,” Daniel says in the video, criticizing the hospital doctors who told him that budesonide “will not work.”
- “Praise God and thank you, Dr. Bartlett,” he adds.
- The video ends showing Daniel at a gym lifting weights only 14 days after receiving Bartlett’s budesonide treatment.
- Dr. Bartlett gave American Faith an exclusive interview (see below) on Monday, during which he explained how Oxford University had completed trials looking at budesonide against COVID-19, and how the university “concluded that 90% of [coronavirus-related] hospitalizations, ER, visits, and urgent care visits could be prevented with one medicine used early against COVID: budesonide.”
- Bartlett went on to tell us that “when Oxford University did the stoic trial, looking at early budesonide use against COVID, they stopped that study early and did not complete it because they saw it was an overwhelming success. The authors said it was not ethical for them to continue the study for fear of giving people who might die from COVID a placebo when they had found something that was very effective at saving lives.”
- Read Dr. Bartlett’s full comments below.
- Dr. Bartlett recommends searching budesonideworks.com for peer-reviewed studies, medical journal publications, and news articles on the efficacy of budesonide.
- “Early treatment saves lives,” says Dr. Bartlett. “If you get treated early, it doesn’t have to be a near-death experience. And if your doctor won’t treat you with budesonide, please visit synergyhealthdpc.com and navigate to the ‘COVID Care‘ section, and a nurse will call you within 24 hours.”
WATCH THE VIDEO:
WHAT DR. BARTLETT SAID:
- In an exclusive interview with American Faith, Dr. Bartlett explains the benefits and efficacy of budesonide, as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci’s part in suppressing the treatment.
- “Budesonide is a medicine that’s been around for decades,” said Dr. Bartlett. “It’s been used on two-pound premature babies in the neonatal ICU without batting an eye—that’s as delicate a human as there is on the planet. It costs less than $3 a treatment for the budesonide to be used in a nebulizer, if you paid the full cash price. So it’s inexpensive. It’s generic. It’s readily available at every pharmacy on every corner in the United States, including every hospital pharmacy. It’s in every country in the world. Every third-world country in the world has budesonide.”
- Dr. Bartlett explained how COVID can cause a great deal of inflammation in the lungs. “Sometimes the inflammation is so severe from the cytokines—the inflammatory chemicals from the lung lining that cause COVID symptoms—that are released, that the patient’s oxygen levels begin to drop,” said Dr. Bartlett. “And that’s why COVID patients end up in the hospital: they need oxygen. And some patients who are even in late disease, possibly on a ventilator in the ICU, will show improved blood oxygenation after budesonide treatment.”
- He described a condition that was first coined in 1967 called ‘acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). “COVID patients that end up in the hospital on oxygen, eventually have ARDS,” Dr. Bartlett went on to say. “One valid treatment option for ARDS is budesonide, given in one-milligram nebulizer treatments. There are studies that are vetted by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) showing budesonide one-milligram nebulizer treatments benefit patients with late ARDS or acute lung injury.”
- (Here is one of those interventional studies (here) showing inhaled budesonide “reduced the likelihood of requiring urgent care, emergency department consultation, or hospitalization,” produced “quicker resolution of fever” as well as faster resolution of “persistent COVID-19 symptoms at days 14 and 28” when “compared with usual care,” according to the study authors. “We found that the budesonide treatment effect size was larger than predicted,” the authors noted, adding that “budesonide, an inhaled glucocorticoid, appears to be an effective treatment for early COVID-19 infection, which could be applicable to global healthcare systems. Our findings require urgent validation and dissemination, especially in the setting of a treatment given early that is widely available and relatively safe.” Dr. Bartlett will mention this study further down.)
- Dr. Bartlett explained another benefit of budesonide is its ability to down-regulate ACE receptors, lessening the severity of COVID symptoms. “ACE receptors are the doorway for the virus to get into the body. Children, for example, have fewer ACE receptors than adults, causing them to be less at risk of dying compared to adults. That’s why children are not ‘super spreaders.’ Moreover, biopsies find that people tend to have more and more ACE receptors every year until they’re around 24 years old. But if an adult gets sick with COVID, they can use budesonide to down-regulate the amount of ACE receptors, making them more protected, like children are.”
- Budesonide treatment also “causes the cytokine levels to drop to zero,” “stops the scarring process that’s happening in the lungs due to the inflammation called ‘remodeling,’” and “reverses edema, a swelling of the lung tissue.” “Those are all benefits,” he said. “Every one of those is good for a patient in the hospital with ARDS that resulted from a COVID.”
- Dr. Bartlett also emphasized how the American Medical Association (AMA) prescribes doctors the responsibility to explain ‘informed consent’ to their patients. “Informed consent means you tell the patient every treatment option as well as the risks and benefits associated with those options.”
- “But right now, many patients in hospitals across the country are being told only the hospital’s protocol or the current CDC protocol. And hey’re not even being told the risk of those treatments. Many are simply not being told about budesonide nebulizer treatments even though it’s been studied and vetted at the NIH database for ARDS.”
- However, Dr. Bartlett did say that the patients, or the patient’s family, who press hospital doctors for budesonide “many times do get the treatment. And they recover. We’ve seen some drastic improvements in people’s conditions when they get the budesonide,” said Bartlett.
- He went on to argue that budesonide treatment is not only being suppressed by the mainstream, but that there is “an aggressive effort to suppress this information.” In a viral video he released on Jul 3, 2020, Dr. Bartlett describes how budesonide is a “readily available, inexpensive therapy that’s effective against COVID.”
- But shortly after the release of that video, says Bartlett, Dr. Anthony Fauci “recruited Matthew McConaughey, an A-list actor, to post a video on the internet, in which McConaughey asks Dr. Fauci, ‘What about budesonide for COVID? Many people think that that helps,'” Dr. Bartlett recounts.
- “And Anthony Fauci says, ‘Well, in reality, Matthew, it’s just a placebo. It really doesn’t help.’ Fauci put that out despite the fact that the NIH database listed evidence for years that budesonide was a very beneficial treatment for late disease, even with ARDS,” said Dr. Bartlett.
“Months after Anthony Fauci did that hit job on the internet, Oxford University—the oldest university in the English speaking world, since 1096, with 72 Nobel prize laureates—completed the stoic trial and the principal trial looking at budesonide against COVID. Oxford concluded that 90% of hospitalizations, ER, visits, and urgent care visits could be prevented with one medicine used early against COVID: budesonide,” said Bartlett.
“That’s in direct contrast to what Anthony Fauci said. When Fauci said it was just a placebo, he quoted no scientific studies. He quoted no evidence. He just said it, like everything else he does. It was just a statement without any science to back it up. But I believe he thinks he is science. So maybe that’s why he doesn’t quote real science.”
“The reality is Oxford University vetted budesonide and proved it with randomized controlled trials. Not just one, but two. And when Oxford University did the stoic trial, looking at early budesonide use against COVID, they stopped that study early and did not complete it because they saw it was an overwhelming success. The authors said it was not ethical for them to continue the study for fear of giving people who might die from COVID a placebo when they had found something that was very effective at saving lives.”
- Dr. Bartlett also said he thinks Dr. Fauci does in fact know about budesonide being effective against COVID, even though the NIAID director “has spoken aggressively against it,” going on to say, “When I did that video in July of 2020, I said, ‘Why are we even talking about a vaccine or any other experimental therapy when we already have something that works, like budesonide?’ In fact, you can’t get an urgent Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approved if there is already a proven therapy that’s beneficial.”
- The doctor had some advice for patients who become as sick as Daniel was: “The only person with patient rights is the patient and the patient’s power of attorney. Not doctors. Not the hospital. Not lawyers. We have a crisis in healthcare right now where patient rights are being trampled. But the patients who stand up for their rights many times live and don’t die.”
- “If you have a doctor who’s obnoxious, absent, condescending, and rude, you have the right to fire that doctor,” recommends Dr. Bartlett. “You have the right to ask for a valid treatment option. You have a right to demand an ethics committee consult to discuss the treatment options as well as your grievances and concerns about how the treatment is going so far.”
- “Moreover, it’s the hospital’s responsibility to have a doctor for each patient. It’s not the patient’s family’s responsibility to provide doctors. I have seen the most ridiculous things pushed on families who are in distress, where doctors say, ‘If you don’t like it here, you can just take your loved one elsewhere!’ That is an EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) violation.”
- “It’s illegal to send patients away who need treatment you have the ability to provide. I have heard doctors say ‘Well, I’ll consider that option if you’ll provide the scientific papers on it’ to the patient’s family, when they’re already overwhelmed and upset about their loved one who’s fighting for their life. It’s the doctor’s responsibility to do their continuing medical education and inform themselves. How ridiculous that doctors are asking distressed family members to do their research for them!”
- Dr. Bartlett concluded by emphasizing how patients “have a right to ask for valid treatment options, to demand them, in fact. Especially if a doctor is rude, condescending, obstructive unprofessional, or absent. I’ve talked to family members who have not heard from doctors for two weeks, when their loved one is fighting for their life in the ICU. A patient or their family can turn in a complaint to the medical board about that doctor, and should, for future patients’ sake,” he finished.
WHAT DANIEL & HIS WIFE, ANITA, SAID:
- American Faith also reached out to Daniel and his wife, Anita, who said they felt “lucky” to connect with Dr. Bartlett.
- “When Daniel got sick, he looked like he had aged 20 years,” Anita said of her husband. “His face and his body were slumped down, when he’s usually very strong. And when his oxygen levels got too low, we knew we had to take him to the hospital.”
- “On the way to the hospital, every little bump in the road was hurting him. I had to drive slow because the slightest bump was causing him a lot of pain. He was just drained, totally drained,” she said.
- “The hospital doctors confirmed his oxygen levels were extremely low. And I thought to myself, ‘I don’t even know how he was making it!'”
- Even after administering oxygen and albuterol, Daniel wasn’t getting any better. “After a week,” explained Anita, ‘Daniel was still saying things like, ‘I don’t think I’m going to make it!’ ‘Wow. Don’t say that!’ I’d respond. ‘You’re going to make it!’ But Daniel kept struggling, gasping for air.”
- “I was stressing out, doing research online,” Anita shared. “We’ve known about Dr. Bartlett because we used to live in the West Texas area, near his work. So I started asking friends for help.”
- “Then some friends on Facebook told us about how Dr. Bartlett has been helping COVID patients, how he’s been all over the news. And one of our friends was able to connect Daniel and me with Dr. Bartlett, so we messaged him. I thought he’d be too busy, but within 20 minutes Dr. Bartlett called me back and said, ‘This is what you’ve got to do. Write it down: one-milligram budesonide every four hours for Daniel.'”
- Anita went on to explain how she and Daniel had to fire the first hospital-provided doctor because they would not prescribe Dr. Bartlett’s budesonide treatment. When they did, they were able to finally obtain the one-milligram budesonide treatment recommended by Dr. Bartlett.
- “After only six treatments—every treatment lasting four hours—it only took a day and a half for me to feel better,” said Daniel. “I’m telling you, within a day and a half, I started feeling like a different man. I could actually breathe!”
- Daniel went on saying, “Every breath was tiring and had to be thought out. It was torture. I cannot even begin to put into words how painful it was. It was the most gruesome type of thing that you could feel. Like you’re suffocating. It was terrifying.”
- “But we know the right protocol now,” said Daniel. “We know what we’re going to do if we ever get sick with COVID again. But I feel bad for people who end up in the hospital only to experience what we experienced,” he said, advising anyone caught with the same COVID symptoms “to demand the one-milligram budesonide protocol.”
- “If the hospital won’t give it to you, they’re treating you with the wrong process and prolonging your symptoms,” warned Daniel. “Just ask for the one-milligram budesonide treatment.”
- Daniel concluded by explaining how his friend had such severe COVID symptoms that he required a ventilator to help him breathe. His friend demanded the budesonide treatment, per Daniel’s recommendation, and is now off the ventilator and back home.
- “That process of getting the budesonide through the nebulizer and breathing it in—all I can say is I’m living proof of its effectiveness.”
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fully approved Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Axios reports.
- Moderna’s vaccine will be marketed as “Spikevax,” now the second coronavirus vaccine to receive full approval, after the FDA approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine in August.
- We asked Dr. Bartlett’s opinion regarding Moderna’s vaccine approval, and he pointed out how Judge Mark Pittman in Fort Worth, Texas “had already made the judgment that Pfizer cannot withhold the safety and efficacy data that was turned in by Pfizer to the FDA for decades from the American people.”
- Judge Pittman “has judged that the public has a right to have access to that information. In fact, how can doctors even give informed consent about a medication’s risk and benefits, its safety and effectiveness, without that safety data? Pfizer’s safety and efficacy data hasn’t even been released yet, and now you have another product that the FDA has approved without releasing that information to the public,” said Dr. Bartlett.
- “And so when you mention Moderna, is this the same song, second verse?”