A new virtual healthcare system that embraces both medical freedom and affordable services has announced its pledge to provide free medical care for the victims of the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment.
“It is clear at this point that the government is absolutely unwilling or unable to assist the men, women, and children of East Palestine, Ohio” said Foster Coulson, founder and chairman of The Wellness Company (TWC), in a press statement Monday.
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“Today, we are pledging to assist those Americans who are impacted by this disaster by offering free medical care,” Coulson continued. “I founded this company to put patients before profits – and that is exactly what we are doing. I encourage the rest of the medical industrial complex to join us in our mission of putting the health and well-being of people before the bottom line.”
Since the derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals was set on fire in East Palestine, residents have complained of headaches and other symptoms. Additionally, they are experiencing anxieties about whether they will be suffering long-term effects from the toxic blaze.
TWC noted about the government’s response to the derailment and its ensuing events:
The federal response to the derailment has been a national embarrassment. President Joe Biden chose to go to Ukraine rather than visit East Palestine and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg avoided visiting the area until after former President Donald Trump came. President Trump delivered truckloads of water to area residents and fed first responders.
A virtual health care, supplements, and wellcare company led by prominent leaders of the medical freedom movement, including Drs. Peter McCullough, Heather Gessling, Harvey Risch, Richard Amerling, and Paul Alexander, TWC states it is “creating a parallel system of healthcare and wellness that puts the patients first.”
“I find the lack of support, from not only the government but also industry, incredibly disappointing,” Coulson said. “These are the times to come together as a community, as a country and as a society to support those in need.”
Coulson added the government’s response to the victims of the East Palestine debacle is yet “another sad reminder of just how broken our current healthcare system, and indeed our culture, is today.”
“Instead of placing a premium on protecting people’s health, the only metric that matters now is does it help the bottom line of multi-billion-dollar corporations,” he said, specifically noting:
The truth is, after decades of neglect by the government, the healthcare infrastructure – much like the transportation infrastructure – in East Palestine is simply not able to handle the magnitude of the crisis they are now facing. That is why access to The Wellness Company’s world-class doctors, which can be done from any living room or kitchen table in East Palestine via our virtual care portal, is such a game-changer here.
Residents of the area affected by the train derailment and poisonous blaze are encouraged to go to TWC.health/derailment and register to receive free acute virtual care with a licensed doctor or medical provider.
On Monday, The Ohio Star observed “growing reports of health concerns from residents following the chemical explosion and toxic train derailment” in the East Palestine community.
“Some residents this month say they have been diagnosed with bronchitis, lung issues, and rashes that doctors and nurses suspect are linked to the chemical exposure,” the report states.
During a townhall meeting on Friday, environmental activist Erin Brockovich urged residents to document any health issues they may be experiencing since the events of the derailment.
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Susan Berry, PhD, is national education editor at The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Virtual Medical Care” by The Wellness Company.