May 19, 2020 | Karen Hardin
A new twist in the COVID-19 narrative is a mandate some medical facilities are beginning to implement that requires all patients to be tested with the most invasive COVID-19 test before elective medical procedures will be performed.
A friend was scheduled for an elective surgical procedure in Tennessee. She received a call from her doctor’s office three days prior and was told that her procedure could not be performed unless she was first tested for the virus. Additionally, she was informed that once the vaccine is released, medical procedures would be withheld until patients receive the vaccine.
Although the medical professional said she “personally disagreed” with the new “law,” the medical facility had “no choice” but to comply, as it was coming down from the “top.” “This decision is not coming from the hospital,” my friend was told.
So where was this massive overreach actually coming from? The nurse said “the top” so that is where I started.
I immediately called my senator to verify the information and was told no law had passed in the Senate requiring COVID-19 testing before a medical procedure can be performed. I then called my congressman and was told that no bill had passed in the House requiring COVID testing prior to a medical procedure.
I did learn the CDC has made this part of their guidelines which are to be implemented on a state-by-state basis. But remember what comes from the CDC is a GUIDELINE that can either be followed or ignored based on the decision of each state.
A call to the office of Bill Lee, Republican Governor of Tennessee, confirmed that the order requiring testing had NOT been issued from his office either.
So where was the supposed “order” coming from that made the Galen Medical Group in Tennessee refuse treatment to patients unless they first received COVID testing?
A call to Mayor Jim Coppinger’s office (Republican) revealed the order did not come from him. I was told to call the Hamilton County Health Department, who also stated that it was not their requirement either.
With just a few phone calls, we learned the mandatory testing order from “the top” definitely was not coming from the top, as far as a law. In fact, so far no one has been willing to take responsibility for this mandatory action, including the medical group requiring the testing!
It appears in this case that the Division of Health Licensure and Regulation is calling the shots and is able to threaten the doctors and facilities by removing their licenses if they don’t comply.
This should cause great concern in every city as it bypasses the laws of the state and civil rights of citizens. Some will have no choice but to comply in order to receive life-saving treatment.
What if this were you or your son or daughter? Or worse, your elderly parent bullied into the painfully invasive nose swab test?
Perhaps you feel it makes sense to require the test to protect the medical staff or public from further spread. Here’s something to consider. I have had friends in the medical community working directly with COVID-infected patients on a daily basis, none of whom have come down with the disease.
We have never done such extensive pre-testing for any other type influenza, H1N1, SARS, etc. So why now, when the numbers are going down? It doesn’t make sense.
Plus, medical experts have confirmed that COVID-19 testing is not 100% accurate. According to a report on GoodRX.com, “While a positive result indicates an active COVID-19 infection, it does not rule out bacterial infections or co-infections with other viruses.” Additionally, there’s a chance that the test could result in a false positive, in which your test is positive, but you actually don’t have a COVID-19 infection. Nevertheless, at that point you have been labeled as having the virus.
Here’s where some of our leaders want this to take us: Once someone tests positive (real or not), their names are then added to a list in which they will be checked regularly by “contact investigators.” This is a new position that would be created by a partisan bill (HR6666) to keep track of and monitor people who test positive with the virus. The investigators could also begin to monitor any people who have been in contact with someone who tests positive. It may become very far reaching. A health director in California let it slip that investigators may recommend removal from your home if they feel you are a danger to other members of your household! These possibilities depend on state and local laws, as well as federal law.
Concerned yet? Is mandatory testing trying to protect the medical personnel, stop further spread of the virus, or is it really a means of keeping track of us?
What does testing involve? For my friend it would require a one-hour drive to the nearest facility, followed by a wait in a drive-through line (approximately two hours she was told), then the actual test, another two hour wait for the results, and then drive back an hour home. An entire day consumed to be tested for a disease for which she is experiencing no symptoms.
The question we should all be asking is why?
As we face more and more demands regarding the coronavirus, it is essential that we politely but firmly ask questions to verify any information we are told.
Hospitals and medical facilities rely heavily on elective surgical procedures to stay financially in the black. If patients begin to refuse to comply with forced testing (which may or may not become mandatory in every county or state), it will hurt them financially. THAT will get their attention.
In the instance referenced above, the medical community didn’t even know where the mandate was coming from. They were simply “following orders” and unfortunately losing some patients who refuse the invasive and painful procedure.
We cannot afford to just “follow orders.”
We need to verify where these new regulations are coming from and why. Because unfortunately much of what we are seeing attached to the coronavirus recommendations and regulations are attached to political agendas rather than protecting the health of Americans.
With so much misinformation presented each day as “news,” we can no longer take anything for granted. We must do our own research. In this case, it took about forty-five minutes of phone calls in order to ask a senator, representative, governor, mayor, health department, and a medical group to verify the information. It required simply asking the questions: Is there a new law which makes COVID-testing mandatory? And if not, why is this mandatory and who is behind this requirement?”
Again, mandatory testing is a CDC guideline only. That means it is not a requirement unless an official chooses to make it a requirement.
How do we pray?
- Protection of our rights and our homes. When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me (Ps 56:9). It is past time we cry out to the Lord as never before not only for the virus to be stopped, but for our protection against invasive maneuvers to take over our rights.
- Declare that the misinformation and fear-mongering regarding this virus come to a halt. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it (Jn 14:13-14).
- Pray that the virus will die and not return a second time. What, do you conspire against the Lord? He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time (Nah 1:9).
- Declare that the hidden things regarding the origination and any political intent with this virus will be revealed so the truth will be brought to the light. So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known (Mt 10:26).
- Continue to pray for President Trump for wisdom and protection. In a recent news conference, he stated, “Not everyone will want the vaccine.” He knows the political intent behind this pandemic and vaccine. Pray for his protection and insight on what action to take for the protection of American citizens and our nation.
Lord, we pray for President Trump and Vice President Pence and ask You to protect them and fill them with your wisdom. You said you would go before them and make the rough places smooth. Lord, we are in a rough place as a nation and we need your help to stop this plague, restore our economy, and heal our land. You said You would shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars and You would give us the treasures of darkness and hidden wealth of secret places in order that we would know that it is YOU, the Lord God of Israel, who calls us by Your name (Is 45:2-3).
Let those be turned back and dishonored who delight in our hurt. Let all who see You rejoice and be glad in You (Ps 40:14 & 16).
Karen Hardin is a literary agent, author, and intercessor. In addition to her writing, she also leads prayer teams to Washington, DC to pray for governmental leaders. Her work has appeared in USA Today, World Net Daily, Intercessors For America, Charisma, CBN.com, The Elijah List, etc. For additional information you can contact her at www.prioritypr.org, www.karenhardin.com or https://destinybuilders.world/