Editorial-Reprisal, Tyranny and Genocide

By Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS, COL (RET), US Army, Clinical Psychologist,
Dayton SWAT

*This is an article from the Spring 2022 issue of Combat Stress

Termination of unvaccinated medical personnel and suspension or revocation of hospital privileges is wholly disgraceful. It is a clear example of coercion and severely punitive actions as medical staff are expelled from the kingdom of the vaccinated. To be treated like we are the disease is reprehensible.

My physician of record fully substantiated the reasons that I cannot obtain any of the COVID vaccines and the degree of medical risk this would pose to my health. I was later informed by the medical director of Miami Valley Hospital that NO medical exemptions will be granted OTHER THAN NEGATIVE REACTIONS TO ANY ONE OF THE COVID VACCINES, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THIS MIGHT BE FATAL TO THE RECIPIENT. These are the Centers for Medicare Services rules. Hospitals have no choice but to comply.

The formerly heroic healthcare providers, who were heralded as heroes last year, are now in line for the guillotine…or maybe healthcare provider internment camps. Not only are our hospital privileges being suspended or revoked, but we are being escorted out the door by the vaccine mandate executioner without any chance to plead our cases.

This nation has become a republic of strong-armed thugs, promoting human experimentation against reluctant subjects and endangering our lives with a weaponized virus, only to enrich Big Pharma, Lord Fauci, and to fuel a perversely corrupt media. Turning American citizens into lab rats is unconscionable. Involuntary or compulsory vaccinations mandated upon either unwilling or uninformed subjects violates scientific and medical ethics on a global scale. This is shameful, but those in power have no shame. And by the way, the President of the United States, the U.S. Government, and your employers are NOT your primary care providers.

Here is the dirty little secret of which much of the populace is completely unaware: The FDA has not fully approved the Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines and they are only administered under Emergency Use Authorization and are experimental treatments that have bypassed rigorous and appropriate safety testing. The sole fully FDA-approved Comirnaty vaccine will not be available for human use until 2024. Furthermore, time and data have proven that the COVID-19 vaccines do not prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2. A century of scientific research has proven that masks do not prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, yet these too, are mandated. Ineffective, mandatory lockdowns have seriously harmed millions of lives, while physicians stood by and did nothing. Furthermore, it has become unmistakably clear that vaccine after booster after booster and then another booster is insufficient to prevent the contraction or spread of COVID-19. This is the biggest con in human history.

Moreover, the politicized and forced COVID-19 vaccines are unequivocally a violation of the Nuremberg Code and all ten of its tenets with respect to human experimentation and essential voluntary consent. Denied the liberty of refusing the vaccine in this experiment gone wrong is simply egregious. At the same time, public health bureaucrats have inexplicably banned safe and effective early treatments for COVID-19 and state medical boards are punishing physicians for administering these treatments. Since it has been made unmistakably clear that the vaccines do not necessarily prevent the contraction or spread of COVID-19 and in countless cases, have been found to be incredibly harmful, all those who took the U.S. governments hard line owe the rest of us an apology for the moral atrocities they have committed.

According to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), health problems reported by vaccine recipients are more likely to have been caused by the COVID vaccines themselves than by coincidence alone. VAERS has been inundated with more than one million reports of health issues and more than 21,000 deaths since the advent of COVID vaccines in 2020. A large number of these harmful events may also be dose-dependent.1

Furthermore, a September 2021 analysis published in the Journal of Toxicology Reports, based upon “conservative best-case scenarios,” revealed that COVID-19 vaccines have taken the lives of seniors over the age of 65 five times more than the virus itself. It has already been made quite a bit more than obvious that the COVID-19 vaccine itself does not translate into lower rates of infection.2

We are losing our rights as human beings as our basic freedoms become extinct. The destruction of human lives worldwide by totalitarian dictates, with gross violations of medical, scientific, and humanitarian ethics regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, is the epitome of evildoing. This constitutes no less than crimes against humanity. If we don’t wake up to what we have already permitted to occur, we are condemned as human beings to something considerably worse. I fear that we are already well on the road to genocide.


  1. Svab, P. (2022, April 5). Numerous Health Problems More Likely Because of COVID-19 Vaccines Than Coincidence: VAERS Data Analysis. The Epoch Times. Retrieved April 7, 2022, from https://www.theepochtimes.com/numerous-health-problems-more-likely-due-to-covid-19-vaccines-than-coincidence-vaers-data-analysis_4380017.html?rs=SHRJLV&instaaccount=secb64RHJydW50JTQwd29oLnJyLmNvbQ==&utm_source=ishare&utm_medium=Medium&utm_campaign=Campaign&utm_term=eet&utm_content=Share-joshvid
  2. Mercola, J. (2022, April 4). COVID Jab is Far More Dangerous Than Advertised. BRIGHT Health Viewpoints. The Epoch Times. Retrieved April 7, 2022, from https://www.theepochtimes.com/covid-jab-is-far-more-dangerous-than-html?rs=SHRJLV&instaaccount=secb64RHJydW50JTQwd29oLnJyLmNvbQ==&utm_source=ishare&utm_medium=Medium&utm_campaign=bright&utm_term=bright&utm_content=Share-joshvid


Katherine Theresa Platoni, PsyD, DAIPM, FAIS

Clinical Psychologist

Colonel, Retired, US Army

Colonel, Ohio Military Reserve/State Defense Forces

Dayton SWAT

Director of Support Services, Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Lodge 117

Editor, Combat Stress Magazine

Dr. Kathy Platoni has been a practicing clinical psychologist for 40 years and maintains her private practice in Centerville, Ohio. In service of her country and as an Army Reserve clinical psychologist, she has deployed on four occasions in time of war. Dr. Platoni served as commander of the 1972nd Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) at Guantanamo Bay Cuba from 2003-2004, where combat stress control became a critical element of the Joint Task Force mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Global War on Terrorism.  Having volunteered to return to active duty within weeks of her redeployment from Joint Task Force-GTMO, Dr. Platoni deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, holding the position of Deputy Commander of Clinical Services for the 55th Medical Company (CSC) in Baghdad and seven subsequent locations, finally as Officer in Charge of Team Ar Ramadi, situated the seat of the insurgency and during times of intensive combat. At the invitation of the 3rd Brigade Commander, 3rd Infantry Division upon the conclusion of her tour of duty in the wartime theater, Dr. Platoni reported to the Home of the Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia for an additional six-month mission in order to provide for the reintegration services of the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment due to elevated numbers of psychological casualties among combat arms soldiers. Dr. Platoni was last deployed to the combat theater of Afghanistan from 2009 through late 2010 with the 467th Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as Clinical Advisor for the medical detachment and Officer in Charge of Team Wilson, Kandahar Province, and Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan.  She was assigned to the 1493rd Medical Detachment (CSC) in Cary, North Carolina until the time of her retirement. As a survivor of the tragic Ft. Hood Massacre in November of 2009, she is an ardent activist for reconsideration of this shooting incident as an act of terrorism to assure that the wounded and the families of the deceased are awarded long overdue benefits and was very instrumental in the awarding of the Purple Heart Medal to the Fort Hood wounded and to the families of those who lost their lives on that tragic day.

Dr. Platoni is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges (BS, 1974), the University of Miami (MEd, 1975), and the School of Professional Psychology of Nova University (now Nova Southeastern University) in Davie, Florida (PsyD, 1985). Subsequent to the conclusion of her doctoral studies under the auspices of the United States Army’s Health Professionals Scholarship Program, she completed her internship on active duty Army status at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas in 1984. From 1984 through 1987, she served as Chief of Psychology at DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. During her more than three decades of both active and Army Reserve status, including a six-month tour of duty during Operation Desert Storm, Dr. Platoni developed combat stress control, debriefings and crisis management programs utilized throughout the U.S. Army. She held the position of Army Reserve Clinical Psychology Consultant to the Chief, Medical Service Corp (Chief Psychologist for the Army Reserve pro bono) for six years and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Dr. Platoni retired from the US Army with the rank of Colonel in October of 2013.

Dr. Platoni maintains an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor with the School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University. She is a skilled hypnotherapist and possesses expertise in the sub-specialty areas of behavioral medicine and the treatment of chronic pain and chronic, debilitating, and terminal illnesses. Due to her father’s exposure to radiation during the bombing of Nagasaki during World War II, she was born with congenital defects that have required extensive maxillofacial (bone) reconstructive and bone grafting procedures. No stranger to chronic pain herself, Dr. Platoni has undergone 60 major and minor surgeries over the course of the last 24 years to correct these defects, 18 of them with hypnosis as the sole anesthetic. Her last major plastic surgery was featured in a segment of ABC News “20/20” in 1999. She is in the process of completing a series of scholarly articles on this subject and has also published in a number of professional and lay journals on topics relating to Gulf War Syndrome, the psychological aftermath of the events of “9/11”, and professional/medical ethics. Two landmark books, written and edited by Dr. Raymond Scurfield and Dr. Platoni on the subject of war trauma, Expanding the Circle of Healing – Trauma in Its Wake and Healing War Trauma – A Handbook of Creative Approaches, were published in 2012. She was awarded Diplomate status by the American Academy of Pain Management and was recently appointed Fellow of the American Institute of Stress and awarded distinguished membership in the Institute of Traumatic Stress 2013 Board of Scientific and Professional Advisors. In addition, Dr. Platoni holds professional memberships in the Ohio Psychological Association, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, the Dayton Area Psychological Association, and International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She has served in the position as Editor of the Combat Stress Magazine since 2014.

Since the “9/11” tragedy and attacks on the United States, Dr. Platoni voluntarily deployed to New York City on two occasions in order to provide disaster mental health and critical incident stress debriefing services to members of the New York City Police Department. In 2017, she deployed to hurricane-ravaged Florida to provide disaster mental health services with the American Red Cross and in May and June of 2019, in support of tornado relief in the aftermath of 15 tornadoes that devastated the area of Southwest Ohio in which she resides. She currently serves as the Dayton Police Department SWAT psychologist and Mental Health Advisor to the Dayton Hostage Negotiation Team.

As a nationally renowned expert in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dr. Platoni has been featured in Fox News, CNN, USA Today, Newsweek, US News and World Report, AP News, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Washington Post, NPR Radio, Stars and Stripes, San Antonio Express News, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, The Ohio Psychologist, the Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Military Times, and The National Psychologist.

 For her professional contributions to the field of psychology and decades of humanitarian service, Dr. Platoni was awarded a lifetime achievement award by her alma mater, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in 2008 and was selected for the very prestigious Dayton’s Ten Top Women Award for the Class of 2012. She was awarded the Legacy Award for community service and volunteerism in the Southwest Ohio area in April of 2013. She was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious service by the United States Army on 19 July 2014. Dr. Platoni was the recipient of the 2016 IVAT Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award. This award is given by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) to a Veteran who has experienced specific trauma in war and whose efforts and advocacy have had a notably restorative impact on a traumatized population. Dr. Platoni was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in November of 2019 for her numerous contributions to the Veteran and law enforcement communities. In November of 2020, Dr. Platoni was a recipient of the Ford Oval of Honor Award, again, for now more than four decades of military and tireless community service. Honored once again by the Dayton, Ohio community, Dr. Platoni was selected as the recipient of the 2020, 2021, 2022 Best of Dayton Psychologists, this year entering her into the Dayton Business Hall of Fame. Dr. Platoni will be inducted into the Greene County Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in April of 2022.

COL Platoni was retired from the 4th Civil Support and Sustainment Brigade, Ohio Military Reserve, in September of 2021 after six years of dedicated service as the Brigade Psychologist. She has been once again retained as the retiree psychologist for the Ohio Naval Militia/State Defense Forces; this her 41st year of military service.


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