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The Pachinko Machine Effect and the Death Loop
Explaining why data is showing more unvaxxed in hospitals from a different perspective
During my time working in a top Biopharma in Japan, I had the incredible opportunity to dive into the country's captivating culture. One gem I discovered was the wild world of Pachinko parlors. The moment I stepped inside, It was like stepping into a carnival of colours and excitement.
Pachinko is like a mix of pinball and slot machines. Players shoot small metal balls into the machine, and they bounce around, landing in different pockets with varying rewards. The goal is to get as many balls as possible into the winning pockets to win more balls or prizes.
In the world of Pharma, the Pachinko game resembles what we call the "Patient Journey." Every pharma marketer needs to understand the patient journey of the drug they are selling because this is how they could manipulate the game in their favor (ahem, higher drug sales!). You can simply do a Google image search on "Patient Journey Mapping" to find all kinds of patient journeys.
Anyway, let's get back to the Pachinko Machines. Imagine those tiny pins inside the Pachinko machine as the path of a patient's journey.
The ball represents the patient, bouncing around while trying to navigate through the maze of medical decisions with the guidance of their doctors. Once they've got the diagnosis in hand, it's like the ball moving on to the next phase of the game - the treatment protocols. The patient meets the healthcare team, and it's all systems go. Everyone's working together to get that ball rolling towards the right treatment option.
It looks something like this.
Some parts of the decision process can be manipulated to our (Big Pharma’s) favor, some are not. For example, if you are selling an anti-coagulant for patients with A-Fib (abnormal heart flutters), you would run an awareness campaign together with hospitals or clinics that have a higher tendency to prescribe your company’s product. This way, you ensure that the patient flows to the right winning pockets. Hospitals and clinics love this because it increases their patient load, and we (Pharma) supply all kinds of necessary resources (i.e., huge and costly disease awareness advertisements, educational materials, exhibition booths, manpower, etc.). The best thing is, most of these activities do not go through the Sunshine Act because there’s no actual transfer of value between Pharma and Healthcare Providers (Hospitals and Doctors). We are simply working together for the benefit of mankind! Sometimes we even invite politicians because it lets them score political points.
Of course, regulations may differ across countries, but you get the idea.
It's like a strategic dance where everyone seems to be a winner. Pharma sells more drugs, hospitals welcome more patients, politicians get on TV to showcase their efforts for the people, and patients end up receiving
more treatments than necessary. And the icing on the cake? It all appears squeaky clean to those ever-watchful regulators!
Here’s an example of a full patient journey (don’t ask me where I got this!).
What has this got to do with COVID vaccination?
In most countries, national statistics indicate that the majority of hospitalized individuals are unvaccinated. Some argue that governments may manipulate data to some extent, for example, counting individuals as unvaccinated if they are less than 14 days after vaccination. But for the meantime, let's just assume that the data is accurate and indeed shows unvaccinated patients constitute the majority of hospitalized cases.
This aligns with what Phillip Buckhaults mentioned in his tweet, and I believe he is telling the truth. Similar observations have been discussed with frontline doctors, leading me to realize that the road to truth often lies in the narrow middle instead of the extreme wide sides. It's essential to consider various perspectives to gain a clearer understanding of the situation.
The Death Loop
There was a conciousness in the medical community in 2021 that the unvaccinated population are getting severe illnesses and hospitalized.
Biden himself pushed this message, saying multiple times, “For the unvaccinated, "you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm”.
The belief that the unvaccinated are overwhelming hospitals and facing severe illnesses has sparked a death loop and self-fulfilling prophecy. Consequently, hospitals are witnessing an influx of unvaccinated patients, subject to deadly treatment protocols akin to a Pachinko player pulling levers intensely to push the ball in a certain direction. This unfortunate cycle has led to more deaths, which reinforces the initial hypothesis that the unvaccinated are straining healthcare facilities.
Here, you can see that in an interview with Dr. David Lloyd, the first question he asked his COVID patient was about their vaccination status, and he sent them to the hospital simply based on that [Credit to Jikkyleaks].
In my view, Dr. Lloyd and many other frontline doctors likely don't harbor any nefarious intentions (although he spoke like a condescending, arrogant prick! pls pardon my aussie). Instead, they seem to have simply adopted the notion that the unvaccinated would suffer severe illness, influenced by a narrative kick-started by government bureaucrats and Big Pharma. This perception was further reinforced by the death loop effect.
Presently, a mounting body of evidence indicates that not all hospitalized deaths are directly caused by COVID-19. On the 20th of June 2023, the Israeli team, who had previously examined booster effects in 2021, acknowledged that a significant portion of hospital mortality was unrelated to COVID-19 [SOURCE].
To provide context, their initial 2021 study had actually concluded that boosted patients were not being hospitalized, and this finding was utilized to advocate booster usage globally.
Heck, even Fauci himself admitted that ventilators caused more harm.
I do believe that Big Pharma played a significant role in pushing the pachinko balls to the winning pocket. You can read more about how Biden himself is promoting a Key Message drafted by Pharma here. It exhibits all the telltale signs of Big Pharma's involvement.
Anyhoo, signing off for now
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