COERCING THE CURE
How a Perfect Storm of Corporate Coincidence Exposes the Potential for Benefit in the Aftermath of the East Palestine Burn.
A thread by Shawn Bradley Witzemann (TMI)
February 24, 2023
Camper Trailer, Missouri — The entire world has been in a nearly perpetual state of crisis since the beginning of 2020.
A global pandemic, widespread rioting, tumultuous elections, and the now palpable possibility of World War 3 are beginning to coalesce into what can reasonably be described as the sum of all fears.
Deception has become normalized, and misinformation is rampant. Everyone picks and chooses what they believe. Facts are rarely agreed upon.
In the aftermath of the East Palestine train derailment, much of the American public is desperately searching for answers while others are probably much better served through continued ignorance. Frankly, the story you’re about to read makes me sick to my stomach.
I hope all assessments are wrong and I come to be a discredited lunatic — forced to give up my ramblings and return to the quiet, blue-collar life that I often miss so much.
Nevertheless, I feel compelled to tell this story as the facts have led me to write it. As with much of my work over the years, a series of random coincidences lead the way.
This particular story begins with an investigation into a conspiracy theory regarding Medical ID bracelets.
BRACELETS FOR THE FAMILY
On January 29, 2023, WFMJ reported that East Palestine, Ohio was preparing to roll out a program to provide MyID bracelets for residents.
According to the company website, “MyID is a comprehensive medical ID solution that provides an easy way to access, store, and manage your health information. Your medical profile can be accessed anytime, anywhere via MyID Products such as bracelets, sticker kits, and mobile apps.”
Along with the bracelet and unique QR code, MyID claims 24/7 access to a live operator as further support for website access to all stored data.
Their website further explains how “First Responders can access your profile in 5 seconds or less, telling them who you are, who to contact, and how to save your life.”
The MyID website also reminds their potential users that “A doctor may be of no help if you can’t communicate clearly. My ID stores all your medical information in one place for quick & easy reference.”
Clearly, this simple technology would make things much easier for first responders and healthcare professionals in the event of an emergency.
A BRIGHT IDEA FOR EMERGENCY DATA ACCESS
MyID was initially introduced to investors by Josh Taylor of St. George, Utah.
Taylor is the CEO of Product EVO, a product development firm that promises “end-to-end rapid product development for high volume, high performing products - from idea to production.”
On September 17, 2013, PC Magazine explained how MyID came into existence after Taylor was nearly hit by a vehicle while jogging near his home.
It was this near miss that apparently inspired Taylor and his teammates at Endevr to create an emergency identification bracelet. The bracelets, capable of linking to any amount or type of stored data the buyer desires, were at that time sold on Amazon for $26.21.
A BIG BREAK FOR MY ID
MyID got its big break when a partnership with pharmaceutical behemoth, Merck and Co. Inc., was announced on January 20, 2021.
According to St. George News, the goal was to “provide the MyID mobile app and wristband to patients in the United States, including St. George, who are being treated with their number one selling drug, KEYTRUDA.”
MyID Board Chairman Brian Norman remarked on the partnership: “Cancer immunotherapy drug treatment is an excellent fit in our portfolio, with a clearly defined customer base, that will create synergies and scale with our commercial team.”
He went on to explain that “The agreement with Merck allows the company to continue that commitment by driving innovation in the pharmaceutical marketplace.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Merck agreed to purchase bracelets directly from MyID, and provide them to KEYTRUDA patients in the U.S. through December 31, 2023.
A TRAIN DERAILS ON TRADING DAY
On January 24, 2023, Norfolk Southern stock was trading at $255.88 when it suddenly took a dip. It hit a low of $238.21 by January 30th before beginning to rebound. The stock recovered to $254.84 on February 2, 2023, but by the time a train went olestine, the price was tanking hard and is now valued $224.77.