In the midst of my turbulent COVID journey, I became the expert witness pulmonologist in the George Floyd civil case. It helped win his family a 27 million dollar judgement. We need to learn from it.
A subscriber just wrote to me the following: I’m wondering if you could share more detail about the following passage in your report:
“I found no evidence that Mr. Floyd’s respiratory drive (rate) was significantly suppressed, despite the fact he had opiates in his bloodstream, an agent known to suppress respiratory rate. His intact respiratory rate is evidenced by observing him in the minutes prior to and at the beginning of the restraint by the officers whereby he was able to walk, sit, stand, answer questions, and cry out for help. It is clear from these observations that the opiates in his bloodstream at the time were not of sufficient concentration to suppress his respiratory rate.”
This section is intriguing to me because it touches on the core of the defense’s argument that Mr. Floyd was not murdered but died from a drug overdose during his arrest.
My questions are as follows:
1) You cite several activities such as walking, standing, talking / crying out as indication that the concentration of opiates in Mr. Floyd’s blood were not sufficient to suppress his respiratory rate. However, don’t we know exactly a) what the opiate levels in Mr. Floyd’s blood were, and b) the levels required to affect (and stop) human respiration? If so, why do you draw your conclusion about whether or not opiates contributed to his respiratory failure from his observed activities during his arrest as opposed to this medical data?
2) What do you make of Mr. Floyd’s erratic behavior, including complaints that he was not able to breathe and that he was dying, before being placed on the ground and restrained by Mr. Chauvin?
1) I do know the level of opiates and they were not elevated enough to suppress breathing.
2) Patients whose respiratory drive is being suppressed by opiates… NEVER complain of it. They descend into a sleep like, highly pleasurable state and then with too much opiates, they become unconscious, their breathing slows, stops, and they arrest. Mr. Floyd was fully awake and essentially fighting police officers. That aint someone on a lot of dope. He was high for sure… but he was breathing just fine.. He was likely panicking. He was claustrophobic, was terrified of being placed in a police car and can’t handle handcuffs. My guess is he was having a panic attack, patients with panic attacks always complain of not being able to breathe. Either that or he was simply trying to not be placed in a police car.
Wow‼️ Great work, Dr. Kory‼️
Do you ever rest❓❓❓
Take care of yourself as you continue your selfless efforts to take care of others‼️
WOW, Pierre. This was haunting and highly illuminating to read and made me reconsider the arguments that the drugs in his system may have been the primary contributor to his death as he had expressed difficulty breathing prior to being restrained (which obviously would have exacerbated his existing distress, regardless). Thank you for sharing this detailed medical assessment of a tragic situation that was subsequently exploited for political purposes. I hope sharing it here will help you heal from the PTSD.
I was also very sorry to hear from Steve Kirsch that ABIM is coming after you, too. I hope you and Peter McCullough will vanquish these Stasi attempts to silence you and others courageously speaking counter-narrative truths.
I called attention to the threats you both received and shared a Take Action for Freedom petition on stopping the persecution of doctors in the updates section of the piece I published yesterday:
• “Anatomy of a Philanthropath: Dreams of Democide & Dictatorship – Part 1: A Mostly Peaceful Depopulation” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/anatomy-of-a-philanthropath-dreams)
Dr. Kory I am speechless after reading this and the humanity involved in just being you and what you have done for the world. You don’t seem like the type who would care about this, but I hope you get a Nobel Peace Prize or a statute in your honor. If we only had more Dr. Kory’s!
Thank you for sharing this, Dr. Kory. You are a hero and a blessing to more people every day. It is profoundly heartbreaking, though, to learn that, on top of all the persecution related to COVID-19, you've also had to endure -- and still suffer from -- the pain of reviewing the George Floyd murder case. I am in tears. The only other thing I can say is that I send you much love and gratitude for what you do for this planet.
Perhaps Floyd's breathing was interfered with by police officers doing their duty in an over aggressive manner causing death. I don’t know.
What I do know is that Minneapolis will never be the same progressive city it once was due to politicians who refused to call in National Guard for days. Minneapolis is a ghost town and skyway storefronts are empty. The city is violent with drag racers and carjackings on the streets every evening. Chaos reigns.
see: Caught on camera: Minneapolis bar worker pistol whipped in broad daylight in attempted carjacking
Dr. Kory, now do a Substack on just one patient who was killed by Medical Doctors and Nurses in hospitals using Dr. Fauci's COVID protocol. Seems like a massive problem in comparison to the Floyd death. While the expectation is that Medical Professionals would save lives, the opposite outcome occurred in many cases. The money poured in to the hospitals by the Federal Government for remdesivir, vents etc.
The four officers who pay dearly for their mistake or the medical community getting away scott free for multiple thousands of deaths for cash, which is more astounding?
Maybe expert witness testimony can be had for the families that lost loved ones in this heinous covid scheme at some point in time looking to the future.
Keep up the good work with the covid injured. Dr.Kory you are a hero in your relentless speaking out of the truth of early treatment and the efforts with the FLCCC!
It is not surprising that your expert testimony yet again directs absolute truth and empowers those without a voice. So many lessons applicable on so many levels for all from this, most especially those who cast judgment. If not for humans such as yourself, so many of us would be left hopeless, powerless and sucked into the vortex of this ongoing nightmare of medical tyranny. Words cannot express the appreciation.
Not sure what to think about this. Any time I hear the death of George Floyd characterized as “murder”, I immediately think that is incorrect. Where is the intent? And these ridiculous amounts of money awarded to families. Where is personal responsibility for one’s actions? Police have an enormously difficult job and I am grateful there are still people in our society today willing to do it.
WOW. Dr. Pierre Kory is the Swiss Army knife of all skills amazing. I am upset that you have had to go through so much hardship just to be such an outstanding doctor and exemplary human being. You are highly stress tested and come out with flying colors. Please consider using that tenacity and set of lessons learned to run for high political office.
There are still many unanswered questions about his.
- George Floyd's Claustrophobia: Floyd clearly indicated he was claustrophobic. I'm mildly claustrophobic and know people who are severely. He as a big man was handcuffed, put in a small car, and knew he would return to a small prison cell. That WOULD trigger a severe anxiety attack. On top of this he was retained flat on the ground which is mortifying for the claustrophobic...I used to have nightmares about being trapped in this position. Severe anxiety CAN trigger cardio issues, but this wasn't discussed in the civil or criminal trial.
- George Floyd's Drugs: He clearly robbed the store to pay his drug dealer dealer who was right there to get his money. There is good evidence he had consumed part or all of his drugs to conceal evidence, and later said "I ate too many drugs". Fentanyl CAN cause breathing problems on its own. Scott Adams on his VLOG detailed how a relative of his had these symptoms when there were going through their own opioid issues. Science agrees that it can cause breathing problems: eg https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/fentanyl
- Speedball: But Floyd didn't just consume simple Fentanyl, but a street concatenation called a "speedball" that contained other drugs and likely a stimulant. His girlfriend Courtney Ross also had bad experiences with this batch of speedballs the drug dealer sold them.
- Floyd's Breathing Previous Breathing Troubles: Floyd CLEARLY states he couldn't breath several times PRIOR to being put on the ground. https://www.newsweek.com/george-floyd-couldnt-breathe-before-he-was-pinned-down-cops-prosecutor-says-1507608 Why was he saying that? How you can you definitely say somebody was killed by the prone position for lack of breath when they had complained about breathing PRIOR to being put into the prone position?
- Floyd's Covid: No Covid didn't directly kill Floyd. But...his body was likely not processing oxygen at optimal levels because of his infection. This could have been a camel straw (among others).
- Floyd's Heart Problems: Several of his key arteries were 75% blocked...one 90% blocked. This was serious he enough he was prescribed medication for (which he didn't usually take). This + drugs + anxiety can absolutely starve the body of oxygen.
- Lack of Opioid Experts: Neither in the criminal or civil cases were experts provided who had serious experience autopsying drug overdoses. The way the trials made it sound like, it wasn't possible to OD on opioids! Yet we know in 2020 alone there were a whopping 90k deaths from opioid deaths. https://nida.nih.gov/research-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates Floyd had 11 nanograms of fentanyl (not counting his other drugs in his system). Deaths have been certified with 3.
I took a double take, WHAT! Oh dear, that too. Your heart is so big you embrace clearing the suffering wherever it lands....this is horrific, hideous so tragically more of the same. Oh, dear dear Doc Kory please look after yourself, we love you so much your integrity SHINES in this darkened land.
left speechless with love and concern...how much can one take
Absolutely astounding. Thanking you for everything you do just seems inadequate. But thank you for everything you do❤️
As a former Paralegal “Crime” all I can say is wow on how you dealt with the case.
Thank you for sharing this. It all never made sense to me, now it does. (Well the whole thing is insane, really, but I understand the physical process now.
One very salient observation:
Dr. Kory was asked for his opinion in June 2020.
As this was one of the most prominent criminal trials ever, the prosecutors literally had their pick of practically any medical expert in the whole country (world?).
This was even *after* Kory & FLCCC were advocating corticosteroids for covid treatment.
In other words, the mainstream-iest mainstream of them all held Kory to be one of the country's foremost pulmonological experts if not *THE* foremost expert.
There ain't a snowballs chance in hell that they would use a [insert epithet adjectives here] disinformation-spreading quack for only one of the most seminal cultural events in history.
Now that's a credential :))
Stunning to read this.
Sadly, I doubt anyone on Team Blue will notice or appreciate your contribution to this case -- and revise their slander against your reputation accordingly.