TRUST SCIENCE! Dr. Steve Peters, MD, Family Physician & “Back-Alley” Provider of Early COVIDsteria Treatments
Excerpt from "COVIDsteria: An Oral History of America's Great Reset" - see https://covidsteria.substack.com/p/covidsteria-table-of-contents
Dr. Peters was one of the few doctors with the courage to defy the medical establishment by providing early treatments for COVIDsteria sufferers. I met him at his private practice in Texas to talk to him about those early treatments and the pushback he faced…
I have never been a lab rat or public health bureaucrat. I have always worked as a family doctor with my medical practice serving the needs of my local community.
I know many of my patients and their families personally. For that reason, I will always do everything in my power to help my patients regardless of what their survival odds might be.
How did the initial COVIDsteria pandemic impact you as a doctor and your medical practice?
Frontline doctors like me who see and treat patients are never strangers to and are always clinically familiar with respiratory illnesses caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. These would include common colds, the flu, pneumonia, bronchitis, and even rarer diseases such as Legionnaires or Valley Fever.
However and before COVIDsteria, frontline doctors had no viewpoint about or experience dealing with viral respiratory pandemics aside from bad flu seasons. We needed guidance beyond the media telling us 24/7 that COVIDsteria was an airborne Ebola and a Black Death with some Spanish flu mixed in that required a great reset to contain. They also falsely claimed there were no treatments for it until you needed a hospital ventilator.
Unfortunately, this reckless media narrative drove all public health and institutional guidance. It quickly broke the willingness and ability of frontline medical professionals to provide proper treatment to COVIDsteria patients.
I will give you just one example of this: As soon as the pandemic started in this country, the focus of nearly all of the meetings and conference calls between medical professionals was not about treating sick COVIDsteria patients. The focus was on protecting ourselves as frontline medical professionals and our hospitals from the virus and the patients who had it.
But I need to point out that nearly all medical professionals suffer from one major flaw when treating our patients. The flaw is our preference for group think dogma. That is why we have so many medical conferences, journals, research studies, and the like. Frontline doctors especially need heavy institutional backup support to know what to think and how to treat our patients. But it was not always like this.
Before the 20th century and big hospitals or healthcare practices managed by MBAs, we had frontier doctors who were more like scientists or tinkerers. Since information traveled more slowly in those days, frontier doctors had no choice but to tinker and innovate by trying new methods to treat their patients.
Since these frontier doctors typically did house calls, they saw the patient environment and the patterns that they may form. I guarantee you that if more doctors had done house calls during the COVIDsteria pandemic, they would have seen the folly of lockdowns because most of the virus transmission was happening indoors at home.
Frontline doctors need to be more like frontier doctors again by having a willingness and an ability to act on what they see on the frontlines. We do not need to wait for or do double-blind and randomized studies costing $20 million and taking years to complete to see basic patterns or come up with some solutions.
If something catches on fire in your home, what do you do? You grab a fire extinguisher, a bucket of water, a garden hose, or whatever you have at your disposal to try and put the fire out. If you cannot put out the fire quickly yourself, you call the fire department for help.
Now granted, you do need a reasonably sized medical practice of say 600 to 900 patients to have the ability to start seeing clear patterns with patients. If not, what you get might be getting is a bunch of noise in the form of antidotes. But even antidotal noise can alert you to something being wrong or at least worth investigating further.
What about COVIDsteria guidance from public health authorities?
What COVIDsteria guidance from public health authorities? [He laughs.]
Not one doctor bureaucrat in a public health leadership role anywhere in the world had ever treated a single COVIDsteria patient! Not a single one!
Throughout the pandemic, the only thing these bureaucrats or lab rats could consistently do was tell the public to stay home, wear three masks, get vaccinated, and bend over to get swabbed! [He laughs again.]