Leaked Video Shows Doctor Trying To Fudge COVID Numbers To 'Scare People'... OMG
"You don't get vaccinated, you know you're gonna die," that's the message Dr. Mary Rudyk from Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in North Carolina wants to get across. Leaked video footage shows Dr. Rudyk trying to talk her co-workers into adding non-Covid patients into the overall case numbers to jack up the number of cases they report to the public.
Dr. Rudyk so clearly says she wants to scare the public into getting vaccinated by over-dramatizing the number of cases and deaths. The grainy partial video was leaked which forced the hospital to act but now how you might expect.
The video begins with the director of marketing, Carolyn Fisher going over covid-19 case numbers in terms of the unvaccinated.
The doctor suggested that they needed to make Covid a little more scary to the public. Rudyk also asked how the hospital could include "post-COVID" patients in its overall COVID-19 case count: "I think those are important numbers — the patients that are ... off the COVID floor but still are occupying the hospital for a variety of reasons."
Shelbourn Stevens, president of NHRMC and the Coastal market, noted that patients initially hospitalized with COVID-19 but who no longer test positive for the virus are considered "recovered" and are removed from the hospital's COVID-19 patient count, WECT reported.
"But I do think, from our standpoint, we would still consider them a COVID patient because they're still healing," Stevens added before telling Fisher that he could speak to her "offline" in regard to "how we run that up to marketing."
Dr. Mary Rudyk, who previously served as Chief of Medical Staff for NHRMC, responds bluntly, saying she feels the hospital’s messaging needs to be “a little bit more scary for the public.” She then proposes including patients she characterizes as “post-COVID” in the hospital’s case count – the primary source of the outrage on social media.
When reached for comment a spokesperson for Novant Health issued the following statement:
“The team members involved in this excerpt of an internal meeting are seeing the highest level of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths so far in this pandemic - despite having safe and effective vaccines widely available. This was a frank discussion among medical and communications professionals on how we can more accurately convey the severity and seriousness of what’s happening inside of our hospitals and throughout our communities. Specifically, the data we have been sharing does not include patients who remain hospitalized for COVID-19 complications even though they are no longer COVID-19 positive, so it does not provide a complete picture of the total impact of COVID-19 on our patients and on our hospitals. We continue to be concerned with the amount of misinformation in our communities and consistently strive for more ways to be transparent and tell the whole story. The continued rise of hospitalizations makes it evident that we have more work to do to reach our communities with these messages.”
Which, sounds to me like they pretty much agree with Rudyk's plan to fudge the Covid numbers. They don't seem outraged or concerned at all. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.