This may change everything we know…
The New York City Fire Department said it researched whether the murder of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was transmitted to anonymous email platform 4chan by first responders or other medical staff. The report was reportedly published to the web 38 minutes before media stations and journalists broke the story on Twitter.
According to a report by BuzzFeed News, a detailed post showing the murder of Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly published on the anonymous message board 4chan 38 minutes before ABC News journalist Aaron Katersky first published media on Twitter.
“[Don’t] ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this,” said the 4chan user on Saturday, August 10 at 8:16 A.M Eastern. Katersky published his tweet on the same day at 8:54 A.M.
The study noted that the anonymous user provided more comprehensive data after the original 4chan post in reaction to other users who replied with doubt to the original post. These information indicate that a first responder or medical employee might have been the 4chan leaker.
“[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.”
Dr. Keith Wesley, an emergency medicine doctor, advised BuzzFeed News that the 4chan post set out normal paramedics processes. According to Wesley, while trying to resuscitate Epstein, the post segment that says “telemetry advised bicarb” could refer to first responders interacting with the hospital.
“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.
“If one of the medics posted this separately that’s a breach of protocol,” added Wesley. “If there was identifying information on the patient, that is a violation of Federal HIPPA law.”
The report also observed that one of the 4chan user claims defined a 40-minute effort to resuscitate Epstein before being transported to the hospital for another 20 minutes of required resuscitation, adding that these allegations were at least partly compatible with the subsequent openly published data about Epstein’s murder by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
“Staff requested emergency medical services (EMS) and life-saving efforts continued,” said the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Prisons on Saturday. “Mr. Epstein was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, and subsequently pronounced dead by hospital staff.”
An FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer informed BuzzFeed News that he “could not verify the accuracy” of data published by the anonymous 4chan user, but said that any medical staff disclosing patient data without permission violated Federal HIPPA legislation and that the FDNY would look into it.
“The department will review this incident,” said Dwyer. The FDNY later said that after reviewing the incident, authorities have “determined this alleged information did not come from the Fire Department.”