My name is retired Lieutenant Colonel Robyn L. Middleton. I served 23 years in both the Active Duty U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve as a hospital administrator (Medical Service Corps Officer). The last 5 years of my service were spent as the Deputy Reserve Medical Forces Advisor to the USAF Surgeon General. I continue to be horrified that our core medical ethics have been disregarded and abandoned during the pandemic response. Patients' rights, physicians' right to treat, patient access to care, transparency, and ultimately patient safety have all been grossly violated in favor of corporate profit being illegally positioned as the only clinical tool in the toolbox. Moreover, the blatant censorship in the scientific and medical communities continues to put patients at risk. The obstruction of open scientific inquiry and discourse will leave clinical stones unturned. Censorship is the complete antithesis of the empirical process, and its continued tolerance is destroying trust in our health and public health institutions. As patients continue to lose trust in public health, many will cease to seek care. This will only create more negative clinical outcomes in all disease categories.