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A case study of ignoring the elephant in the room


Question: What brand of journalism fails to ask the the most basic, elementary questions like who, what, where, when, how, and why?

Answer: The censorship packed kind that dominates the American landscape today.

By James P. Hilton

So, recently a story was published describing how a 14 year old suffered a cardiac arrest and died on a commercial jetliner.

The family is rightly suing because someone employed by the airline failed in their duty to charge the AED (automatic external defibrillator) batteries, and this negligence almost certainly contributed to the child’s death.

That’s bad enough, but the really big question here that was carefully skirted around and was NOT asked was “what in the hell was a 14 year old doing having a cardiac arrest in the first place?!

As a paramedic for over 30 years I’ve treated hundreds, probably thousands of heart attack and stroke victims.

And I can assure you that except in cases of trauma -heart attacks, strokes, and cardiac arrests in persons under the age of 30, and especially in teenagers, is historically so exceedingly rare it was almost unheard of!

But all that changed about 2-3 years ago.

So the obvious next question is what precipitated that change?

What event (s) occurred in the past 2-3 years that may be the cause or a contributing cause to this ominous shift?

Well these days you’d have to be pretty gullible to expect CNN, The New York Times, or any of the usual drug company owned mouthpieces to ask the really tough questions of those in authority or to tell you the unvarnished truth.

They won’t.

Perhaps Dr. Fauci knows?

Yeah, I bet he does.

JAMES P. HILTON is an Athens based hypnotherapist who was formally trained in Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

An experienced paramedic and a medical educator, he has taught physicians, nurses, and paramedics for the American Heart Association for over 20 years.

He is also a medical historian and has written 8 books.

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James Hilton
James Hilton
Apr 23, 2023

"It isn't censorship.. if the reporting is based on "conspiracy theories and personal anecdotes." Oh really now?! Americans should remind themselves that the AMA is officially on record (for decades) as supporting cigarette smoking as "a harmless activity unrelated to lung cancer" (look up MORE DOCTORS SMOKE CAMELS). It would be laughable if the medical doctors hadn't of contributed to so many senseless and preventable fatalities, totaling in the hundreds of thousands!! And that very same medical establishment once enthusiastically supported thalidomide, a drug given to pregnant women that CREATED an epidemic of unspeakably horrific birth defects like missing arms and legs. These same geniuses LOVED performing lobotomies leaving patients like zombies and also conducted the atrocious decades long Tuskegee…



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ThinkAboutIt
ThinkAboutIt
Mar 28, 2023

Oof. The author doesn't even answer his own "basic" questions. Here are some questions he could have researched BEFORE writing:


At a population level, what is the yearly incidence of cardiac arrest among children (17yo or younger) last year? What trends in incidence exist over the past 5 or 10 or 20 years? Is there a significant increase in cardiac events over time, and what might be contributing factors (for example, a concurrent rise in chronic conditions)?


At a case level, what health conditions did the child had that may have contributed to the cardiac event? What other environmental or social conditions (like poverty) did they experience that could have exacerbated their health condition? Did they even receive a Co…


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