Deaths in my opinion attributed to the money a hospital can get for a COVID patient!

See the chart at the bottom of the page for totals allowed in each state.
Gee, do you think there's an incentive to classify and sick person with Covid? You be the judge!

Joanne and Greg Eyerly. (Courtesy of Joanne Eyerly)

‘It’s Truly Unreal’: Stories of Negligence at the Hand of COVID-19 Hospital Treatment Protocols Continue to Surface

By Matt McGregor
August 29, 2022 Updated: August 29, 2022

After the death of her husband at the hand of what she believes to be hospital COVID-19 treatment protocols, Joanne Eyerly’s life was uprooted in grief and confusion. She had to sell most of her belongings and their home in Oregon to move to Ohio, where today she scrambles to put the pieces together. Of one thing Eyerly said she is certain: “They euthanized him,” she told The Epoch Times. “I know that they did.” Greg Eyerly was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 22, 2021. Eyerly was not allowed to stay with her husband, so she stayed in communication through text. It seemed like he was getting better, she said, until Greg reported that he hadn’t been receiving hydration for a week. “I think they are stopping taking care of me,” Greg texted her.

Eyerly called the doctor, asking for basic fluids and vitamin D, C, and zinc treatment for Greg, she said.

“This doctor yelled at me, saying, ‘I don’t know what research you’re looking at, but we’re not doing that. That’s not what we do,’” Eyerly said.

Greg texted her that he was losing body mass rapidly and that he wasn’t being fed.

“Please help make sure there is a plan to get me out of here,” Greg texted.

Throughout his stay, Greg reported that he was seeing less and less medical staff, and Eyerly said she was getting fewer updates on his condition.

‘We Had to Give Him a Chance’

On Sept. 30, Eyerly said Greg made a 39-second call to the Tualatin Police Department, though the department has no record of the call, she said.

The next day, Eyerly was told that Greg needed to be put on a ventilator or he would die.

“We said yes,” she said. “We had to give him a chance.”

On Oct. 1, staff called to tell her that Greg needed protein. Since there were no protein drinks in the ICU, Eyerly needed to go out and get one for him, she said.

With the National Guard at the front entrance, Eyerly said she still wasn’t allowed inside and had to leave it at the front desk.

When she got home, she received a call from hospital staff telling her there had been an emergency and that Greg needed to be ventilated immediately.

Later, she spoke with the doctor who ventilated Greg, and he reported to her that Greg was in no way close to death, and that “his lungs just needed a break,” she said.

However, on Oct. 5, hospital staff reported to her that the ventilator had stopped working and that she and her children needed to come to see him, she said.

“I don’t understand what happened between October the first and the fifth,” she said. “The doctors didn’t offer any information.”

‘It Makes No Sense’

None of it added up, she said, and she had no time to process any of the multiple inconsistent reports from hospital staff.

“I had to come in quickly if I didn’t want my husband of 30 years to die alone,” she said. “My kids and I watched as he took his final breath. My 21-year-old daughter was so distraught she had to be taken out of the hospital in a wheelchair.”

As they were leaving after he passed on Oct. 5, Eyerly said a hospital staff member yelled at them “to get vaccinated.”

Greg had already been hesitant to go to the hospital, Eyerly said, because he had been hearing stories describing poor treatment, specifically of the unvaccinated.

Greg couldn’t take the COVID-19 vaccine because he had a history of negative side effects from the flu vaccine, she said.

It was during this time when President Joe Biden was mandating vaccines for employees on several fronts: private businesses, federal contractors, and health care workers.

When Eyerly got Greg’s medical records, she said she found that Greg had been given a combination of drugs such as morphine and fentanyl.

“It was documented heavily how he was losing weight, and he was self-feeding,” she said. “He was also listed as a fall risk, so they tied his hands down and had him sedated. How could you be so sedated and in charge of feeding yourself? It makes no sense.”

Eyerly said he lost 25 pounds in the course of 12 days.

Now, Eyerly is seeking the truth, she said.

Eyerly connected with a nurse who heard her story and told that she had witnessed COVID-19 patients being treated similarly and that these cases almost always ended in the death of the patient.

The patients were all scorned because of their unvaccinated status and were given a combination of sedatives and the antiviral drug remdesivir. They were also kept isolated and malnourished and ultimately put on a ventilator before dying.

Though Eyerly hasn’t found in Greg’s medical records where he was given remdesivir, the pattern of treatment, combined with drugs like Ativan, Dilaudid, fentanyl, morphine, and multiple sedatives and anxiety medications, suggests to her and the nurse that Greg had been subjected to COVID-19 hospital treatment protocols that have strayed from the Hypocritic Oath of “Do No Harm.”

Though she still doesn’t fully understand what happened, she said her instincts are telling her “this was not a natural death.”

“After sorting through the medical records, it’s plain to see that he did not get his basic needs met,” she said. “Food and water are not controversial treatments. They are basic human needs and rights.”

‘I Can Prove Negligence in a Heartbeat’

Gloria Kniesler has reviewed “thousands upon thousands” of medical documents that describe cases just like Eyerly’s, she told The Epoch Times.

Kniesler, a registered nurse of 22 years in New Jersey who was terminated for declining the COVID-19 vaccine, now volunteers to review cases like Eyerly’s for, a website set up to inform people on what it describes as the dangers of hospital protocols.

“They didn’t even feed some of these people,” Kniesler said. “They let them starve, and I can prove negligence in a heartbeat.”

The protocols, as described by several physicians, nurses, and families of patients, usually involve isolating the patient after admission, not allowing family contact, putting the patient on several sedatives and pain killers, keeping the patient malnourished, and finally putting the patient on a ventilator before the patient eventually dies.

The hospital then writes it as a COVID-19 death, getting federal reimbursements through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

NIH Responds

The Epoch Times reached out to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institute of Health (NIH) for clarification on which organization specifically wrote and instituted what some have deemed these “death protocols” to treat COVID-19 patients that many federally funded hospitals are reported to be allegedly following.

Though the WHO and the CDC didn’t immediately respond, the NIH responded by stating that allegations of NIH being the source of the protocols is “egregiously false,” adding that it doesn’t recommend “the use of fentanyl, sedatives, or malnourishment.”

“NIH is a research agency and does not issue hospital protocols for treating COVID-19,” NIH said. “NIH is a part of the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel whose members are appointed based on their clinical experience and expertise in patient management, translational and clinical science, and/or the development of treatment guidelines. The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines provide clinicians with guidance on how to care for patients with COVID-19.”

In its COVID treatment guidelines, the NIH said remdesivir is the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat COVID-19.

Those who have criticized remdesivir, a drug known to cause kidney failure, cite a study found in the New England Journal of Medicine in which a safety board found it to be the least effective and the deadliest drug in this trial before it was suspended after killing 53 percent of the people who took the drug.

Kniesler has been outspoken about her medical opinion that remdesivir “is a poison.”

In New Jersey alone, CMS reimburses hospitals $17,000 for the use of remdesivir on one patient, she said, but this varies from state to state.

“That’s why this is happening in federally funded hospitals,” she said.

In most cases, the patients who undergo the protocols are unvaccinated, and their cause of death, though recorded as COVID, is multiple organ failure, she said.

‘Something Wasn’t Right’

In her review of the case of Therese Hernandez’s father, Vietnam War veteran Joseph Occhipinti, Kniesler said Occhipinti had gone to the hospital in New Jersey to get monoclonal antibody treatment.

However, when the hospital found that he was unvaccinated, the treatment protocols changed from monoclonal antibodies to remdesivir, Hernandez told The Epoch Times.

“We thought he was getting better, and all of the sudden he began telling us that they were forgetting to feed him,” Hernandez said. “They forgot to bring him food and water. I told him they’re not forgetting. Something was wrong. They were neglecting him.”

He went into kidney failure as his organs began to fail, Hernandez said.

Similar to Eyerly’s and other cases, Hernandez got the call telling her that her father needed to be put on the ventilator or he would die, she said.

“They scared us into venting him,” Hernandez said. “By that point, his kidneys were completely shot.”

Occhipinti was kept isolated from the time he was admitted on Sept. 3 to his death on Sept. 29.

“They called us and told us, ‘You better get up here now because it’s not looking good,’” she said. “Just the day before, they told me he was improving. So they pretty much lied to us the entire time he was in the hospital,” Hernandez alleged.

In addition to being devastated, Hernandez said she also felt “that something wasn’t right.”

“My father was a healthy 68 years old and had no health problems,” she said. “He had just retired and was enjoying life. That was ripped from him for no reason. He fought for this country and this country failed him.”

A Chance Encounter

Having just been fired, Kniesler was standing in line at her local UPS Store to fax paperwork for her 401(k) when she met Hernandez, who was also in line.

They began talking and Hernandez shared her story, Kniesler said.

“One of the biggest things I found with his case was that his hemoglobin was half of what it should be,” she said. “That means he didn’t have half the blood [cells needed] in his body, and they did nothing. They didn’t even acknowledge it. Why did they not give him a transfusion, which could have very well helped his breathing and prevented cardiac arrest?”

Occhipinti went into cardiac arrest, Kniesler said, because she believes his heart had to overwork itself to get oxygen to the cells, “and that can’t be sustained.”

“If they had given him a transfusion, the outcome could have been different,” she said. “But it doesn’t even matter if the outcome were different; he still deserved the top standard of care, and he didn’t get that.”

Two days before Occhipinti died, when Hernandez had been told that her father was improving, the doctor wrote an order for the nurse to contact an organ donor organization, Kniesler said.

“This shows that the doctor had no intention of saving this man,” Kniesler said. “One never does this until the patient is dead.”

Occhipinti was classified as “full code,” meaning he was to be resuscitated, Kniesler said.

“At the time he was writing that order, the patient was intubated and on a ventilator, with half the blood in his body,” Kniesler said. “So, does that show you that the doctor was trying to save him?”

‘It’s Truly Unreal’

The level of neglect Kniesler said she’s seen in Occhipinti’s and other medical records is “heart-wrenching,” she said.

“There’s a lot I can list that they are doing, and a lot of things I can list that they are not doing,” she said.

Light exercises such as deep breathing practice and walking aren’t encouraged when they should be, Kniesler said, leaving the patients forced to stay in bed even when they show signs of improvement.

“Putting COVID, these protocols, and the use of remdesivir aside, I’m seeing so many other things I can’t even believe I’m reading,” Kniesler said. “It’s truly unreal.”


Man Claims He Woke Up on a Covid Vent After a Car Crash

An unbelievable story. Is it real? You decide.

Feb 3

An Arizona man claims he was drugged and put on a ventilator for “covid” following a minor car crash. He says an EMT put a needle in his arm and knocked him out cold. When he woke up, he was on a vent with an IV. A catheter was also hooked up. He removed all the equipment and got the hell out of the hospital. The nurses claimed he had COVID-19.

Watch on Odysee

So. Is this guy for real? He doesn’t look like he’s faking to me but who knows. Is it possible this wasn’t malice but plain old-fashioned incompetence? Did they do a lung X-ray and see something concerning because he’s a smoker? Did the nurses overreact and put him on a vent because they are just bad nurses? Or is something more sinister going on?

Will he do another video in a few weeks saying he was just trolling to prove that so-called conspiracy theorists will buy just about anything?

I have emailed him to see if he wants to talk more about what happened, though since his email address is now out there, he may be overwhelmed with a bunch of junk mail.


Hospital Payments and the COVID-19 Death Count


Posted on April 21, 2020


CDC Admits Finacial Hospital Incentives Drove up COVID-19 Death Rates

August 25, 2020 by
Last updated on: September 2, 2020

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Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been inconsistencies in the reporting of COVID-19 cases. Hospitals have been incentivized to mark deaths as COVID deaths, even in cases where it may not be the primary cause of death. Hospitals were paid $13,000 per person who was admitted as a COVID case, and another $39,000 for every patient put on a ventilator.

Minnesota state senator and family physician, Scott Jenson, has critiqued the CDC’s prevention guidelines on how doctors are certifying COVID-19 deaths on death certificates. He pointed out that the current system could easily cause the disease to appear deadlier than it actually is.

Related: Data Shows How to Protect Against Coronavirus and We Address Conspiracy Theories

“In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID cannot be made but is suspected or likely (e.g. the circumstances are compelling with a reasonable degree of certainty) it is acceptable to report COVID-19 on a death certificate as ‘probable’ or ‘presumed.'”

CDC Admits Hospital Incentives Drove Up COVID-19 Deaths

Under the current CDC guidelines, a patient who is hit by a bus, and then tests positive for COVID-19, would be marked as a COVID death, despite injuries from the bus accident.

In Florida, a man died in a motorcycle accident, tested positive for COVID-19, and was then marked down as a COVID death. The same thing was seen in the case of a man who died of a gunshot wound, and a man who died of Parkinson’s disease.

Related: Coronavirus Supplement Review

The media consistently reports the number of positive test results instead of actual case numbers, making the virus seem much more deadly than it actually is. A positive coronavirus test does not mean that you have the disease of COVID-19, it generally means you are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. To have a case of COVID-19, one needs to show symptoms of the virus. A case of COVID-19 and a positive coronavirus test result are not the same thing.

CDC director, Robert Redfield has admitted that the financial policies put in place could have resulted in elevated hospitalization rates and death toll statistics. Brett Grior with the U.S Health and Human Services Department has also said he believes that financial incentivization could have resulted in higher COVID-19 death rates.

This is not to say that COVID-19 is all a big hoax. COVID-19 is very much real and can be dangerous to some people. If you’re worried about COVID-19, your primary focus should be living a healthy lifestyle that promotes a healthy gut. A healthy gut is the best way to prevent all diseases.


News | Coronavirus

Hospitals in COVID-19 hotspots to receive $10 billion more in federal aid

Jul 20, 2020
By Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer and editor
  • More than 1,000 hospitals in high-impact areas will get a share of $10 billion in new federal assistance.
  • The new payments will be $50,000 per COVID-19 admission, less than the $77,000 in an earlier round.
  • Hospitals with large Medicaid populations have until Aug. 3 to apply for a separate pool of funds.

Hospitals that recently have submitted information on large COVID-19 caseloads could start to receive a share of $10 billion in new federal assistance this week.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it would begin sending payments July 20 to more than 1,000 hospitals in “high-impact” areas of the pandemic, based on the case count data they submitted in recent weeks.

That would add to the $10 billion HHS sent in May to hospitals that had more than 100 COVID-19 patients by April 10.

Hospitals will qualify for payments based on whether admissions between Jan. 1 and June 10 meet one of the following criteria:

  • More than 161 COVID-19 admissions
  • At least one COVID-19 admission per day
  • Higher than the national average ratio of COVID-19 admissions per bed

Amount of assistance reduced

The new round will pay $50,000 per COVID-19 admission, compared with $77,000 in the earlier high-impact round.

A senior HHS official said on a media call that the reduced funding is due to the number of such admissions surging from about 50,000 in the first round to more than 400,000 by the time of the second round.

The first-round payments went to 325 hospitals. The new round of payments will be “net from their payments — what they had already received” will be subtracted from their allocated total, the official said.

HHS is still evaluating some of the data hospitals submitted to receive the latest round of funding, so only $8.5 billion of the $10 billion is immediately ready for release. Hospitals will not need to submit more data to receive the new round of funding.

The latest round of distributions leaves only $50 billion unspent in the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund appropriated by Congress.

The administration plans to release additional rounds of funding for high-impact areas that have emerged since the June 10 cutoff for the newest funding, the HHS official said.

Unless Congress changes the statutory language in any future round of appropriated provider assistance, the HHS official said his department expects to continue splitting the assistance between broad funding for all providers and focused funding on organizations more affected by local outbreaks.

"All providers had been affected by the virus and the need for elective care to be discontinued,” the official said.

Medicaid provider eligibility

The official also urged Medicaid providers to apply for a pending round of $15 billion that will be focused on them.

In June, HHS opened an application period for providers that serve Medicaid patients but did not receive funding from earlier rounds, which were based on Medicare revenues or net patient revenues.

Although HHS since has held webinars, offered application assistance and encouraged providers to apply for the Medicaid funding, there is concern that not all eligible have applied.

To draw more applicants, HHS has extended the application deadline to Aug. 3.

 About the Author
Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer and editor,

is based in the Washington, D.C., office. Follow Rich on Twitter: @rdalyhealthcare


I'm still looking but in the past, there was a report that hospitals recieved $100,000 for a reported covid death in their facility!

VERIFY: Do hospitals get more funding by marking deaths COVID-19 related?

Viewers have reached out to ABC10 asking if hospitals are inflating the coronavirus death numbers to receive more funding.
Author: Van Tieu (ABC10), Staff (ABC10)
Published: 9:52 PM PDT July 30, 2020
Updated: 11:40 PM PDT July 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif — It's a claim passed on through word of mouth and social media that prompted ABC10 viewers to reach out.

One viewer reached out to ABC10 and asked: 

"People are saying that the report of deaths due to COVID-19 is [sic] false. People are saying that hospitals are getting funded if they say a death is virus related. Any truth to this?"

Well, this has to be broken down in two parts.


Do hospitals receive more funds if they say a death is related to COVID-19? And does this mean the number of coronavirus death are false or inflated?


ABC10 can verify that hospitals do get reimbursed for coronavirus related care, which unfortunately includes deaths.

As for the the second part of our viewer's question, a medicare spokesperson said it is unlikely. 

"Claims with inaccurate diagnosis or DRG would be subject to recoupment and/or other potential civil or criminal charges for false claims."

So far, it is unverified that hospitals are falsifying records for financial gain.


According to the US Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] which oversees the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, under the federal coronavirus aid relief bill known as the CARES Act, hospitals get an extra 20% in Medicare reimbursements on top of traditional rates due to the public health emergency.

That's for COVID-19 related admissions, which can include deaths. The pay-out amount varies, according to a medicare spokesperson who said "medicare adjusts hospital payment based on geographic variation in local costs."

Also, earlier this month, HHS announced a second round of federal relief for hospitals in high impact areas, totaling $10 billion. 

Of that second-round money, HHS reported 63 California hospitals received $50,000 for each eligible coronavirus patient they admitted between Jan. 1 and June 10, 2020. That's a combined total of more than $607 million.



Analysis: Some states getting $300K per coronavirus case, New York getting $12K

by Tal Axelrod - 04/11/20 9:04 AM ET

Some states are getting significantly more funding to fight the coronavirus per case compared to other, harder-hit states, according to a new analysis released Friday.

Analysis from Kaiser Health found that states like Minnesota, Nebraska and Montana are getting more than $300,000 per reported COVID-19 case, while New York, the hardest-hit state, is receiving roughly $12,000 per case. Florida, which is also grappling with a serious outbreak, is getting $132,000 per case.

The funds are coming from $30 billion in emergency grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS said Friday that it is granting hospitals and doctors money according to their historical share of revenue from the Medicare program for seniors and not according to the number of coronavirus patients they are treating.

It is “woefully insufficient to address the financial challenges facing hospitals at this time, especially those located in ‘hot spot’ areas such as the New York City region,” Kenneth Raske, CEO of the Greater New York Hospital Association, said in a memo to association members.

The $2.2 trillion relief package President Trump signed into law last week gives HHS wide latitude to dole out a total of $100 billion in grants to hospitals and doctors, the first round of which is currently being distributed.

“It seems weird that they wouldn’t just target areas geographically based on where the surge has been,” Chas Roades, CEO of Gist Healthcare, a consulting firm, told Kaiser Health News.

New Jersey Sens. Bob Menendez (D) and Cory Booker (D) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D), who represent the state with the second-most COVID-19 cases, ripped HHS’s handling of the funds in a Friday letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, saying it does not do enough to help states grappling with more serious outbreaks.

“We are extremely disappointed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has failed to consider Congressional intent in distributing the first tranche of funding from the CARES Act,” the trio wrote. “The methodology proposed by HHS to distribute the initial $30 billion fails to account for the number of COVID-19 cases hospitals are treating and does not address the higher losses faced by hospitals and health care providers in the hardest hit states.”

HHS has defended its handling of the funds, telling Kaiser Health News the initial method based on Medicare revenue “allowed us to make initial payments to providers as quickly as possible.”


State-by-state breakdown of federal aid per COVID-19 case

Ayla Ellison (Twitter) - Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

HHS recently began distributing the first $30 billion of emergency funding designated for hospitals in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Some of the states hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive less funding than states touched relatively lightly, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News

The first round of grants will be distributed based on historical share Medicare revenue, not based on COVID-19 burden. Therefore, hard-hit states like New York will receive far less per COVID-19 case than most other states.  

HHS said it doled out the first slice of funding based on Medicare revenue to get support to hospitals as quickly as possible. The agency said the next round of grants "will focus on providers in areas particularly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak," rural hospitals and other healthcare providers that receive much of their revenues from Medicaid.

Below is a breakdown of how much funding per COVID-19 case each state will receive from the first $30 billion in aid. Kaiser Health News used a state breakdown provided to the House Ways and Means Committee by HHS along with COVID-19 cases tabulated by The New York Times for its analysis.

Money paid per COVID-19 case










District of Columbia























New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota






Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota







West Virginia