Dr. Hotze interviews best-selling author and physician from New York City, Dr. Erika Schwarz. Dr. Schwarz takes the best of conventional and integrative medicine and applies them to preventing disease. She shares personal knowledge of the practices in New York hospitals regarding COVID-19 and explains the concept of “herd immunity.”
5:45: “You know that we have been told that the protocols are that regardless of what the patient gets admitted for, the admission diagnosis has to be COVID, even if you don’t test them.”
6:46: “Stop watching the news because the news is not telling you what’s going on.
7:04: Stop worrying because fear is going to kill you a lot faster.”
9:00: And then where is the herd immunity? Has anybody talked about that? We’re talking about vaccines that will do absolutely nothing, that will not help anyone, that will actually never represent more than just more money in big pharma’s pockets and whoever the doctors that are representing them are.
9:44: No one talks about prevention, no one. Why is nobody talking about prevention? Because prevention doesn’t make money.
10:17: “Let me just say this to the listening audience, you can’t depend upon the government, you can’t depend upon your doctor, you can’t depend upon insurance companies or politicians to keep you healthy. You’re in charge of your health and nobody else and you can make a decision to be healthy or not.
12:20: …now what we’re doing is we’re killing everybody by not allowing their immune system to be exposed to anything.
14:38: Your immune system will take and destroy anything if it’s healthy, whether it’s seen it before or not.
18:01: You want to keep your immune system healthy all the time and that has to do with what you eat. Because if you’re on a high sugar diet which means carbs, high-carb diet with grain products, potatoes, rice, and corn, those all convert to sugar, sugar depresses your immune system, it’s highly inflammatory
19:20: If something seems inexplicable, there’s always a money trail involved.
20:10: He immediately put them hydroxychloroquine Zithromax and zinc. Guess what? Not one of them died. And they were positive for COVID.
22:52: …the vast majority of people that are dying from this COVID virus are in the nursing homes.
26:20: See what Dr. Schwartz had talked about earlier, herd immunity. What you do is you let the virus be the vaccine, you go out, those of us that are healthy, go out into the world, shake hands, hug, kiss, let that virus circulate and you’ll get it over with in about four or five weeks.
27:55: You’re 16 times more likely to be struck and killed by lightning than die of the coronavirus in Texas and yet they shut down the whole state it’s craziness.
29:02: And part of this is run by financial incentives because the federal government pays hospitals an additional $13,000 per patient who has COVID virus and $39,000 if they have a respirator.
Stacey: Welcome to Dr. Hotze’s Wellness Revolution. I’m Stacey Bandfield here with Dr. Steven Hotze, founder of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center. We have a great guest on tap for you today. Her name is Dr. Erika Schwartz. She’s a real trailblazer, a pioneer, and she has a unique perspective on the coronavirus that you may not have heard anywhere else. Well, maybe from Dr. Hotze, but something you definitely won’t hear on TV, so tune in.
Dr. Hotze: Thanks so much Stacey and thanks for joining us here on Wellness Revolution. I believe that you and everyone needs to have a doctor and a staff of professionals who can coach you on a path to health and wellness naturally so as you mature you’ve got energy, vitality, and you have enthusiasm about life. So, I’m glad to have one of the most enthusiastic people I know on our program today, Dr. Erika Schwartz, who hails from New York City, and that’s been in the news a lot recently with this coronavirus manufactured crisis that’s going on. And we want to visit with her about her perspective. By the way, Dr. Schwartz does natural approaches to health there in New York City. She treats using a good, healthy eating program. She replenishes hormones using bioidentical sex hormones and thyroid hormones. She uses vitamin and mineral supplementation. And she just does a wonderful job in getting her patients on the path of health and wellness naturally.
I visited her office in New York City, it’s wonderful. And she’s been a gem. She has numerous books. Her really most famous book was her second book called The Hormone Solution and I highly recommend you getting that. That’s a good primer on hormone therapy, but she has another book that’s very interesting. One of the other books she has, a very interesting title which is Don’t Let Your Doctor Kill You: How to Beat Physician Arrogance, Corporate Greed and a Broken System.
Stacey: And a Broken System.
Dr. Hotze: And a Broken System. So that’s a great book and I’ve asked Stacey to please buy that, purchase that book for me today online. I want to get it tomorrow and I’d like to read it this weekend. I’m really anxious to hear your comments about that. Well, I wanted to visit with Dr. Schwartz today because she lives in New York City and right now we’re in about day 54 of a lockdown in the United States and in most states across the country, with the exception of just a handful, are locked down. Restaurants have been closed, schools have been closed, churches have been locked up. It borders on really, mass hysteria, irrational fear and panic has gripped the public and it’s being fueled by a bunch of government paid health bureaucrats like fuzzy Fauci, and Miss Birx, Dr. Birx, and a bunch up there.
We have them in Texas and I know you have them in New York. You have these epidemiologists who come out with all kinds of strange predictions that throw the public into a complete panic. And now we have what I call massive delusion across the board where people think, where really the sky’s falling in for crying out loud. They heard Chicken Little firsthand say the sky was falling and they believe it. And Chicken Little’s on the TV every night telling them that the sky is falling. And of course, those of us that don’t have a spirit of fear, that have common sense because we’ve been around the corner before, this isn’t my first rodeo, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen them try to scare us to death, but this is the worst I’ve ever seen it.
I wanted you to get Dr. Schwartz’s take on this because you know my take, you’ve heard me talk about it. I’ve written about it, I’ve been on…by the way, Dr. Schwartz, I’ve been on 92 or three radio programs, conservative talk radio programs, across the nation all the way from Anchorage to Miami, from San Diego to up there in Long Island. I’ve been to Minneapolis, I’ve been to Dallas, you name it, we’ve been there on the radio telling people that they need to get a grip and what they really need to do don’t worry about a virus.
What I’m worried about is that all this is going to turn most of Americans into neurotic germophobes and that’s exactly the way it is. You see people driving in their car alone wearing masks and you go, “What are they thinking?” So tell us, give us your take on what’s going on. You’re up there in New York and you’ve got that wonderful Governor Cuomo. Boy howdy. Maybe y’all can, I think I heard a rumor y’all are going to try to get rid of him by running him for president.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: No, it didn’t work, huh? Well, I agree, I can’t agree with you more. I think that, yes, New York was hit supposedly, but the thing is we have no way of knowing, but I could tell you a couple of stories. So first of all, I work with one of the doctors who works in the emergency room in one of the hospitals in New Jersey. In the emergency room, she comes back and she says to me, “You know that we have been told that the protocols are that regardless of what the patient gets admitted for, the admission diagnosis has to be COVID, even if you don’t test them.” So, if you come in with a heart attack or a broken bone, you’re going to have the diagnosis of COVID.
So what does that tell you? Well, it tells me that we have no idea what we’re doing except for building up the numbers, scaring people. We’re also telling people, “Well, we have so many thousands of people infected.” But what does that mean? It’s a disease that’s like just a bad flu. You’re not talking about how many people are dying. Why aren’t we talking about how many people die of heart attacks? How many people are dying in motor vehicle accidents? And why are we talking about constantly scaring everybody?
And I was doing a Zoom talk yesterday with a group of about 50 people and we asked, “How many of you are afraid?” and some of them were saying, “Well, we’re afraid because we’re watching the news.” And I’m like, “Stop watching the news because the news is not telling you what’s going on. What’s really going on is look around, you’re taking care of yourself, you’re sleeping, you’re exercising, you’re taking your hormones, you’re dealing in your relationships, you’re enjoying life. Stop worrying because fear is going to kill you a lot faster.”
Like you said, we’re going to be left with a country of crazies. Everybody’s going to be in PTSD. We’re never going to be able to clean it up. The pharma is going to do great with selling antidepressants but it’s not going to bring back the economy that we have so thoroughly destroyed by taking into consideration nothing about the reality of how people think and what’s going on. And people don’t know what you and I know, people get scared. They listen to Anthony Fauci, they listen to the Imperial College. They believe that, actually all these epidemiologists have never seen a patient in their life, predict and its numbers and numbers have nothing to do with the individual.
Dr. Hotze: Well, that’s exactly right and you talk about these epidemiologists who have never seen patients before. Dr. Fauci, who happens to be an MD and graduated from Cornell Medical School in ’66, within two years he was working for the federal government at the National Institute of Health. And he’s been working with the government and these various agencies for the last 52 years, so he’s never, except maybe if during his internship, he’s really never treated patients and never had patients and doesn’t know really…
Dr. Erika Schwartz: That’s the problem. That’s the problem that the people who are making the decisions, the people who are sharing the information are people have nothing to do with reality. They really don’t see patients, they’re not first line, they don’t listen to the patients. I spend my days listening to patients and because we can’t go in, because we open the office and then the patients are scared because they’re told, “Don’t get on the subway, don’t go anywhere, don’t move, don’t breathe, cover your mouth, rebreathe your own viruses, get sick.” And then where is the herd immunity? Has anybody talked about that? We’re talking about vaccines that will do absolutely nothing, that will not help anyone, that will actually never represent more than just more money in big pharma’s pockets and whoever the doctors that are representing them are.
Dr. Hotze: Yes. That’s it.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: So, we’re talking about scaring people and then you’re talking about a drug. So, you’re getting approval from the remdesivir and you’re saying, “Well, this is going to be like, Tamiflu,” decrease the duration, shorten the duration, but you already have to be sick and you don’t even know that it works. What are you doing to prevent? No one talks about prevention, no one. Why is nobody talking about prevention? Because prevention doesn’t make money.
Dr. Hotze: That’s right. That’s right. Well listen, I was on Fox News on March the 15th, Sunday afternoon, on the coronavirus pandemic report and I was on with another physician who was…and this is national Fox News, another physician out of Connecticut, and she was in charge of some hospital system. And I said this when they asked me a question, I said, “Let me just say this to the listening audience, you can’t depend upon the government, you can’t depend upon your doctor, you can’t depend upon insurance companies or politicians to keep you healthy. You’re in charge of your health and nobody else and you can make a decision to be healthy or not. If you want to be healthy, there are certain habits you can develop that will keep you healthy. If you don’t want to be healthy there’s plenty of things you can do not to be healthy. So let me tell you what you need to do.”
And I talked about the importance of vitamin A, B, C, D, and Z with the probiotic, and I made my case and said, “Build up your immune system that’s what you need to do. If you have a healthy immune system, you’re not going to have to worry about this virus or that virus or this bacterial infection, you’re going to be healthy. And that’s what you can do and you need to do that now through what you eat and the vitamins you take, and of course if you take hormone therapy all that’s important to help you be healthy and strengthen your immune system.” Oh my gosh, you’d have thought I was crazier than a bedbug. I mean, the lady looked at me and she goes, “We don’t really believe vitamins and all those things can help you with the coronavirus.” Well, of course it can.
Now listen, you and I practiced emergency medicine, we’re so much alike in what we’ve done. I practiced emergency medicine, not as long as you, I practiced it five years and went into a more family oriented practice back in early 1980s. But in the emergency room and in my practices over the last 44 years, how many patients have I seen in the emergency room with bacterial meningitis, viral meningitis, bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia, bacterial dysentery, viral dysentery, flu syndrome, skin infections, staph infections, drained boils, everything. Did I have a face mask on when I was in the emergency room? I never wore a face mask.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: No. And you never got sick did you?
Dr. Hotze: I never got sick and I didn’t…
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Because your immune system was absorbing it and responding and now what we’re doing is we’re killing everybody by not allowing their immune system to be exposed to anything.
Dr. Hotze: Right. That’s exactly right. And this is an important point folks. What they want to do is they want everybody to be quarantined so they only have one way to give you immunity and that’s their vaccine which Bill Gates and…
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Which doesn’t confirm immunity. It affects your immune system. It actually decreases your immune system’s ability to fight infections. The flu vaccine has been a miserable failure. And I’m not against vaccines, but I’m against lies, I’m against people manipulating instead of telling the truth and stopping the fearmongering. It’s horrible.
Dr. Hotze: Well, what people need to understand is that instead of being a germophobe you need to realize, and this is going to be hard for some people to take, you may not realize it folks but since the day you were born, when you were passed through your mother’s birth canal, you were slathered with literally billions and trillions of bacteria and viruses all over your little body. Every day since you were born you’ve been exposed to trillions of viruses and bacteria all in your surroundings. They’re everywhere in your home on the floor, on the walls, on your sinks, countertops.
Your skin is covered with staph epidermidis. You have bacteria loaded in your mouth. As a matter of fact, they say, and we knew this being in emergency medicine, a human bite is the worst bite, it gets infected the easiest, over dog bites or any other kind of bite. Human bites are really dangerous because there’s so much bacteria in your mouth. You’ve got bacteria in your colon. The average 200 pound person has four pounds of bacteria in their colon. It’s everywhere. You cannot sanitize the world, much less your world, you can’t do it. And I see these people spraying…
Dr. Erika Schwartz: You need them. You need them to survive.
Dr. Hotze: We’ve learned, our immune system has learned to live with these various bacteria and viruses and we live in a symbiotic relationship. You have an immune system. People say, “Well, the COVID is a new virus!” Your immune system will take and destroy anything if it’s healthy, whether it’s seen it before or not. It may not have antibodies, but you have plenty of white blood cells that are going to put on a full court press and attack that rascal and knock him down and excrete him out of your body. And you’ll be building up blocking antibodies at the same time with your T cells. So, what you need to do is have a healthy immune system and what we’re creating is neurotic germophobes, people that think they can literally wash their hands 10 times a day for 20 seconds. I never wash my hands. I mean I wash my hands but 20 seconds?
Dr. Erika Schwartz: When you’re scrubbing in surgery.
Dr. Hotze: That’s when you do it when you’re going in for surgery, but it’s just ridiculous and you can’t touch your face or your nose and you can’t get within six feet of people. Listen folks, that little virus…and then you have to wear a mask that mask is totally ineffective. That mask has holes in it that are larger than the virus. The virus is a nanoparticle that comes right through the mask, around it, underneath it, in the sides of it. If you had the COVID virus or you don’t and somebody else did, it doesn’t keep the virus out, it doesn’t keep the virus in. It’s totally ridiculous to wear a mask. Unless, now we use it in surgery so we don’t sneeze into an open wound obviously.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Right if you’re sick and you need to go out, if you’re sick you should be respectful and just stay home and not spread it. But we did a lot of, we’ve done about 150 antibody testing since it started and this is the interesting thing. Remember they said how we’re going to do antibody testing to see if people are positive and if they’re positive they’re immune and they can go out and they whatever. Well, guess what? 99% of the 150 people are negative. Does that mean that they are susceptible, they’re at risk? No, they’re healthy. Their immune system is totally ignoring this virus, it doesn’t even care that the virus exists. And in the meantime, you’re not going to let them go out because you came up with some cockamamie scheme saying that only positives mean that you’re immune. No, and you don’t even know how long immunity is. It’s just all a mess. And we know so little and all we’re doing is scaring people with the little knowledge we have that changes from one minute to the other.
Dr. Hotze: Well, that’s an excellent point that you make that people, if you had a negative antibody test, it doesn’t mean you haven’t been exposed to the virus, it means that you just whacked it totally.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Yes, the body doesn’t care. My immune system doesn’t care. Everybody on our staff and their spouses were all tested and we all came back negative. We’re all healthy, we’re all following the same protocols that I follow with my patients. It’s not like we are at risk. What it is our bodies don’t even care about this virus.
Dr. Hotze: This is why it’s important to strengthen your immune system at all times in the preparations that doctor, the supplemental supplements the doctor uses, Dr. Schwartz uses in her practice are very, very important for strengthening the immune system. You don’t want to just strengthen your immune system when a coronavirus comes around, “Well, I’ve got to do something for my immune system.”
You want to keep your immune system healthy all the time and that has to do with what you eat. Because if you’re on a high sugar diet which means carbs, high-carb diet with grain products, potatoes, rice, and corn, those all convert to sugar, sugar depresses your immune system, it’s highly inflammatory and gets you fat too by the way. So you want to cut those out as much as possible and get yourself on a healthy eating program. Eat a lot of whole vegetables, eat a small amount of meat and eat some good healthy grains with your salad and then eat some good fats, eggs. You can have avocados. You can have olive oil, fish oil, you can have nuts, you could have hard cheeses, all these are good oils that help your body be satisfied so you don’t have sugar highs and sugar lows and don’t have all that inflammation.
So, the key is to have a healthy immune system and that’s what Dr. Schwartz is talking about and nobody is talking about that on national TV.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Why aren’t we talking about it? Why aren’t we talking about prevention? Why are we talking about once you’re sick what vaccine, what medication? Why don’t we talk about how to prevent? Why?
Dr. Hotze: And you know how to do it because we’ve been doing it with ourselves and with our patients for decades and seen the results, but they don’t want to do that and the reason is folks, it’s real simple. If something seems inexplicable, there’s always a money trail involved.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Always.
Dr. Hotze: And the money’s in the vaccines and the money’s in these pharmaceutical drugs, that’s why they don’t want them to…I mean, they get on TV and we have to have our president and Laura Ingram be the ones that inform us about hydroxychloroquine.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Right. Which has been working forever.
Dr. Hotze: But Fauci will get up and contradict the President, “Well, we don’t think it’s anecdotal it doesn’t work.” Well my gosh, I’ll tell you, we have Dr. Robin Armstrong down here who is a physician in Lake City and Dr. Armstrong has a home that’s a nursing home that he’s in charge of it and they had 49 or 59 people in the nursing home and they started to get sick a month ago. Yes. He immediately put them hydroxychloroquine Zithromax and zinc. Guess what? Not one of them died. And they were positive for COVID. It was on national TV on Ingram’s show. On the other channel, there’s Fauci saying, “it’s anecdotal. We don’t know if it works. Just because 49 patients that got the COVID virus didn’t die because they got on hydroxychloroquine and they died in all the other nursing homes when they didn’t that doesn’t mean hydroxychloroquine’s any good that’s just an anecdotal story.” Really?
Dr. Erika Schwartz: That made a difference to those people. I would say.
Dr. Hotze: So anyway, listen if you haven’t seen this, I’m going to send it to you and folks, if you haven’t seen this, I want you to go find it. Bill Maher, M-A-H-E-R, he’s a TV host and has a talk show. I’m not a fan of his, he’s left wing, left wing person, doesn’t like Trump, doesn’t like anything conservative and he’s just not a good guy, but even a monkey can fall out of a tree. He came up with his story on immunity and it is the funniest and best story I’ve seen and talks about he must be seeing, maybe he’s seeing you because he talks like you, he’s seeing a health and wellness doctor that’s got him building up his immune system. And he talks about how important the immune system is. I went, you know what? They ought to take and fire Fauci and Birx and they ought to put Bill Maher in to handle the coronacrisis here. He’d have everybody taking vitamins and minerals and being healthy. When you see it you’ll laugh. He’s so funny about it.
Because folks, as I mentioned, you can’t get away from germs, you can’t do it, they’re there they’re in your life. And you’ve got to learn to live with them, they’ve learned to live with you and your immune system has learned to live with them. Just keep your immune system strong so when a bug comes around it doesn’t whack you. If your immune system is not strong, you’re the one that’s going to get whacked.
And if you decide on your own that you’re going to drink too much and eat too much and you’re going to get overweight and diabetes and you’re going to have heart problems and a host of health problems just because you didn’t exercise and didn’t sleep well and smoked cigarettes and all that, don’t come crying to us and say, “I want you to shut down the whole world because I didn’t take care of myself.” You’re in charge of your health. Everybody’s in charge of their own health. And we have lives, everybody has lives and if your life ,you think it’s under duress, you can’t expect everybody else to put down and destroy their own lives because you’ve decided not to lead a healthy life.
And the other thing to remember, and this is, I just saw this statistic yesterday Dr. Schwartz, in the nursing homes, the vast majority of people that are dying from this COVID virus are in the nursing homes. I saw where it was 80% in Pennsylvania, 72% of the deaths in New Hampshire were nursing homes, 50% I think in New York or New Jersey or one of the two. These are people that, people go to nursing homes, they’re not healthy when they go to nursing homes. Nobody puts their family member in a nursing home thinking they’re going to get rehabilitated and come back out healthy and well, you just don’t see that. The average person spends 835 days in a nursing home when they’re put in, that’s less than two and a half years, and they die in the nursing home. 99% of the people die and don’t ever leave that nursing home. Maybe they’re shipped to the hospital for the last moment in their life, but that’s what happens. And what did they die of in nursing homes? You know that, Dr. Schwartz, they die of infections, that’s what kills them.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Well they have, their immune systems are compromised, they’re old, they have diseases, they don’t have good lifestyles, they’re sedentary, nobody takes them out for a walk, nobody takes care of them. So obviously they are at higher risk, but that’s telling you why is the rest of the country shut down?
Dr. Steven Hotze: That’s the whole point. So what we could do if we really care about those in our nursing homes and we do, when they start coming down with symptoms of the coronavirus get them on hydroxychloroquine, get them on Zithromax, get them on zinc, build up their…
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Take them out. Don’t have them sedentary, walk around with them, give them less drugs and more good food.
Dr. Hotze: That’s exactly right because most of them are drugged up terribly. So it’s really counterintuitive that, I like to say what I’ve seen with this hysteria that’s been caused and what’s going on is the politicians have shown how they can control your life and my life very simply…
Dr. Erika Schwartz: That’s the problem, it’s been politicized.
Dr. Hotze: People just roll over and let them control their lives and violate other constitutional rights. I say, what we have done is like cutting off a leg to solve a problem with an ingrown toenail, that’s about what we’ve done. Because I don’t know how the economy is coming back. You think about, you may know this, that the federal reserve, President Hubbard in St. Louis, has predicted upwards of 50 million people will lose their jobs, already 33 million have lost their jobs and up to 32% unemployment. In the height of the depression in 1933 it was 25% unemployment. It’s going to cause social upheaval. Poor people don’t do well. Go look at Venezuela, look at Cuba. People are not healthy. In fact, I think the average weight loss in Venezuela is like 20 pounds. They can’t get any food and they sure can’t get any toilet paper. And that’s what they want to happen here and that’s what will happen and they’ve caused, they’ve brought it on themselves. It just it baffles me that they’ve done this
Dr. Erika Schwartz: It baffles me that you think that you’re going to keep people locked up at home and you’re not going to destroy the country, you’re not going to destroy the people, you’re not going to destroy their health, their immune system, everything. I mean it’s insane that you’re sitting there scaring people out of their minds and not realizing that you’re doing damage that you’re not going to be able to undo.
Dr. Hotze: See what Dr. Schwartz had talked about earlier, herd immunity. What you do is you let the virus be the vaccine, you go out, those of us that are healthy, go out into the world, shake hands, hug, kiss, let that virus circulate and you’ll get it over with in about four or five weeks. We know that 25% of the people that get the virus are completely asymptomatic. It could be far more than that. Only in Texas, now our statistics I think are better than New York because I think they padded a lot. How was it New York?
Dr. Erika Schwartz: New York is all padded.
Dr. Hotze: I mean, it’s got to be padded because those statistics don’t show up anywhere else. They may be in New Jersey, so they may pad New Jersey and New York, but in Texas, here’s the statistics: one in a thousand people have been diagnosed – presumed to have coronavirus, one in a thousand.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: What does that mean? The diagnosis doesn’t mean they die.
Dr. Hotze: Well, I know but listen to this. One of the thousands of those that die, of those one in a thousand, less than 1% of died, so that really makes it one in, our statistics are one in 50,000 Texans have died from the coronavirus, allegedly, presumed, one in 50,000. Now, to put that in perspective, I started thinking, let’s try to get a perspective on it. I wonder, what’s your chance of dying, of being struck by lightning and killed by lightning? So I looked it up and National Geographic – had a lifetime statistic – the odds of you being struck and killed by lightning over your lifetime are one in 3,000. You’re 16 times more likely to be struck and killed by lightning than die of the coronavirus in Texas and yet they shut down the whole state it’s craziness.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Yes, but who’s getting on TV saying that this is the chance of you dying of being struck by lightning? They’re not.
Dr. Hotze: They’re not, I know it, it’s crazy. So, they’ve got everybody flummoxed and totally worried and it’s a shame. But I wanted to have you on because I know you’re up in New York, and again, tell me again for our listening audience, some people might be just coming in, you know an emergency room physician in New York City and what were they told to do on the…
Dr. Erika Schwartz: They tell them to diagnose COVID on people who die regardless of what the diagnosis is. That people who die of heart attacks, that people who die of cancer, and they’re being told that the diagnosis should be COVID even if they’re not even tested for COVID, so this way it looks like there are a lot more COVID deaths than there really are.
Dr. Hotze: And part of this is run by financial incentives because the federal government pays hospitals an additional $13,000 per patient who has COVID virus and $39,000 if they have a respirator.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: On a ventilator, exactly. And the whole thing with the ventilators was insane.
Dr. Hotze: You know good and well these hospital administrators, whose hospitals are about half full right now, all the hospitals are about half full because they won’t let you in for any other problem, basically. I mean, there’s no elective surgery and no elective workups so the hospital is running about half full and guess what? The hospitals are hurting, they’re losing a ton of money.
So if you can imagine the hospital administrator comes out and goes like, “Dr. Schwartz, you know we get a little extra money if you diagnose that with COVID that would really help out our…” “You’ve got it,” wink and a nod. Everybody understands how the game is played. They get that money from the government and if you’re going to pay them for that I guarantee you’re going to incentivize them and you’re going to get a lot more COVID patients then you would otherwise.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Yep. Yep. And you’re going to scare people for no reason.
Dr. Hotze: That’s exactly right. Well listen, Dr. Schwartz thank you for being a voice of reason for our listening audience today and thank you for the wonderful practice that you’ve developed and the example that you’ve set to literally thousands of doctors across the country on how they can help their patients obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally. I’m grateful to you. I love being your friend and I love participating with you whenever we can and I love to have these podcasts, they are great. Thank you so much, Erika.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Thank you for having me.
Stacey: Dr. Schwartz did we already share out your website? I’m not sure.
Dr. Hotze: Yes, let’s do that. If you want to go to get Dr. Erika Schwartz’s books, and one is The Hormone Solution. She’s got the other one, Don’t Let Your Doctor Kill You, among other books. Go to Amazon and you could find her books or you can go to her website which is E as in Erika, S as in Schwartz, health eshealth.com. You can go to her website and there you can get her number. If you live up in that area of the woods or anywhere, I mean she sees people from all over the country and all over the world because she’s renowned.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: If they come back to New York, that’s assuming New York ever opens again. We’re doing it remote now. We’re doing all…
Dr. Hotze: Telemedicine, we’re doing telemedicine.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: We’ve been doing it for 20 years, but now we call it telemedicine.
Stacey: Yes, we’re doing telemedicine, as well. And you know what Dr. Hotze and Dr. Schwartz both said is that you can take charge of your health and no one is going to talk to you about that, no one is going to talk to you about how you can boost your immune system. You can certainly check out Dr. Schwartz, you can also go to our website HotzeVitamins.com. That’s H-O-T-Z-E vitamins.com. Dr. Hotze actually has a customized pack called the Immune Pack that has all of those wonderful vitamins in there that we’ve already discussed. So thank you again, Dr. Schwartz.
Dr. Erika Schwartz: Thank you so much.
Stacey: And thank you out there for joining us today At Dr. Hotze’s Wellness Revolution.
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