Someone posted details of Jeffrey Epstein’s death on the anonymous message board 38 minutes before the information was released to the media.
The initial post that the convicted pedophile had died was met with both apathy and skepticism. The 4Chan user posted a follow-up message with more details. The second post contained the shorthand vocabulary that paramedics use in their electronic documentation system.
Breitbart reported on the second message:
“[W]orked asystole arrest for 40 minutes, als intubated in the field/epi/2 liters NS infused,” said the 4chan user. “Telemetry advised bicarb and D50 in field. Pt transported to Lower Manhattan ER and worked for 20 minutes and called. Hospital administrator was alerted, preparing statements.”
Emergency medicine physician Dr. Keith Wesley told BuzzFeed News that the 4chan post is laying out standard procedures for paramedics. According to Wesley, the section of the post that reads “telemetry advised bicarb” could be referring to first responders communicating with the hospital while they attempted to resuscitate Epstein.
“Telemetry implies the paramedics were in contact with a medical control hospital who then gave orders to give Sodium Bicarbonate, bicarb which is designed to reverse the acid buildup in the blood from prolonged cardiac arrest,” said Wesley, according to the report.
The 4Chan post has more details than were released in the official statement, but both contain cardiac arrest, initiation of life-saving protocols, and Epstein being pronounced dead at the hospital.
Releasing any information of this type without permission is a violation of HIPPA law, and after a short investigation, the FDNY stated that it did not believe the leak came from their department.
Do you think a first responder leaked the information?