Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Shades of The Third Man! “Florida” Pediatrician Arrested for Allegedly Using Partial Vaccine Doses, and Possibly Unsterile Practices


“Orlando pediatrician Dr. Ishrat Sohail was arrested and released on Friday (2/23/18) for giving partial doses of vaccines to patients and for Medicaid fraud”

Shots of Florida couture

“Sohail, pictured above in 2011, was outed by one of her staffers who alerted fraud authorities”

“The Florida doctor ran into trouble with state health officials in 2016 for giving vaccines intended for Medicaid and uninsured patients, to those with private insurances”

By “W”

And where does “Ishrat Sohail” come from?

N.S.: I believe that’s the Tallahassee region. After all, “W,” they said she’s from Florida, didn’t they?!

My hunch: Pakistan.

Behind the Name says that it is an Urdu name from Pakistan and India.

This case reminds me of the fictional Nietzschean black marketeer, Harry Lime, in the Carol Reed/Graham Greene masterpiece, The Third Man (1949).


Joseph Cotten, l, and Orson Welles

Harry, as played by Orson Welles, murdered little children by taking stolen vials of penicillin, watering them down, and re-selling them on the black market, to buyers desperately seeking to fill the very shortage caused by Lime and his co-conspirators. The children died horrible deaths.

As Harry, Welles gives one of the movies’ most famous speeches, as they goes way up on the huge Ferris wheel at Vienna’s Prater fairgrounds, all the while implying that he is ready to push or shoot his friend, Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten), to his death.

Once the Ferris wheel touches down, Harry continues his meditations beyond good and evil.

Martins: [on the ferris wheel] Have you ever seen any of your victims?
Harry: You know, I never feel comfortable on these sort of things. Victims? Don't be melodramatic. [gestures to people far below] Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare? Free of income tax, old man. Free of income tax - the only way you can save money nowadays.
Martins: Lot of good your money'll do you in jail.
Harry: That jail's in another zone. There's no proof against me...besides you.
Martins: [holding onto the window ledge] I should be pretty easy to get rid of.
Harry: Pretty easy.
Martins: I wouldn't be too sure.
Harry: I carry a gun. You don't think they'd look for a bullet wound after you hit that ground….

HARRY: Don't be so gloomy...After all, it's not that awful. Remember what the fellow Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed, but they produced Michaelangelo – Leonardo Da Vinci, and the Renaissance...In Switzerland, they had brotherly love. They had five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce?...The cuckoo clock."
However, Harry Lime was a fictional character, and a career criminal, to boot, while Dr. Sohail is very real, and a doctor.

I was tempted to say that Dr. Sohail enjoys the presumption of innocence, but she has been caught before committing some of the crimes with which she is now charged. But rather than prosecuting her for her previous offense, medical authorities merely gave her a time-out.

The legal term for her previous treatment is, criminal justice affirmative action times four: Islamic, female, immigrant and non-white bonuses.

At People, which misspelled “vials” as “files.”

• Florida pediatrician is arrested for Medicaid fraud and giving partial doses of vaccines to 500 children in Orlando
• Dr. Ishrat Sohail was posted bond and released from jail Friday for giving partial doses of vaccines to 500 patients and for Medicaid fraud
• Officials caught her after raiding her office and finding vials of partial vaccine doses in the office refrigerator
• An employee from her office alerted fraud offices after hearing Sohail say she planned to shred patient's information regarding vaccine administration
• She also distributed vaccines meant for Medicaid and uninsured children to those with private insurance
• Despite giving out half doses, she charged insurance companies for full ones
• Her 500 child patients from 2016 to 2018 are urged to get re-vaccinated

At The Daily Mail.


Anonymous said...

The Third Man has long been one of my favorite movies with dramatic black and white cinematography and a wonderful zither score. It is tragic, but also has humorous moments.
But as to the crooked doctor endangering lives, that is exactly what one should expect when we are bringing in thousands of immigrants from countries with long histories of corruption.
Another Pakistani doctor has recently been in the news--a Muslim who performed genital mutilations on little girls.
Time for a moratorium on immigration--we don't need people like this coming to our country. Europe may be waking up to this, but it may already be too late for them.

Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
I knew it was coming and am surprised that it lasted as long as it has. Our local "news"paper is now instituting a "mute" control for comments, along with a vote up or down system. I'm not sure exactly what happens there, it's possible when you receive enough down votes you get deleted. It's a little unclear what the mute will do but the Oregonian is giving us the canned "It's for your benefit" or "cleaning things up" BS. The Oregonian is possibly the worst major newspaper in the country, it doesn't just bow to political correctness, it grovels at the feet. Despite that, they have not interfered much with the comments, there was some noise a while back about guiding comments more but things remained fairly free wheeling, which is what made the comments interesting. However, they are bowing to the pressure and tightening up on things. Some are claiming this isn't going to change much, it's just going to affect the trolls that post profanity or insults (how do you define insult anyways?), but we all know that the snowflake liberals will not rest until the comment fields are completely sanitized of anything that contradicts their political ideology, and if ultimately eliminating comments, as so many major media outlets now have, then so be it. They all started with the same rationalizations the Oregonian is using before eliminating comments, but we know they're lying, this is a purely political move to shut people like us up.

Anonymous said...

She probably had a practice in a minority area with negro or Spanish speaking patients who were so grateful for the good care she gave them.