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What Evidence Can You Offer? A Serious Survey by Catherine Schmid Murphy MD

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What Evidence Can You Offer?  A Serious Survey by Catherine Schmid Murphy  MD

Update posted by CS Murphy 9-1-2020

Here are the results, in summary, of the survey. Thank you to all those who responded. The intent of the survey was to get you to look critically at what is happening in your world, that you know first hand. The answers describe the perception of this year as opposed to prior years; what is different this year. The assessment I will leave to each of you.

What evidence can you offer, of a pandemic, were there no media and no test?

16 individuals responded to the survey; 2 gave no answer, 14 gave answers

  • 8 said none
  • 6 offered 9 pieces of evidence

            *5 said more sicker than usual or dead

            *3 said hospitals busier than usual, understaffed, overtime

            *1 said more off work sick

Total number dead: 9

Thank you for participating in this survey.

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What evidence can you offer, of a pandemic, were there no media and no test?

What are you, as an individual, seeing with your own eyes, in the real world?

Example:

  • more friends dying of pneumonia
  • my ICU has more pneumonia cases than usual
  • my hospital is over-run with respiratory cases
  • more funerals in town
  • our morgue is full
  • more obituaries
  • people are out sick
  • more friends, relatives and co-workers have had the flu
  • more friends, relatives and co-workers died than expected
  • more respiratory illness in the office
  • more deaths at our nursing home
  • etc

Anyway, you get the picture. I have many friends in the healthcare field and I want to hear from you, too, as there is precious little local reporting. In the old days, when there was some sort of disaster, there would be regular pressers by local hospitals; today: crickets from local hospitals.

Please leave your replies in the comments below. Results are also being collected on my personal facebook page and will be reported September 1, 2020 on this blog as an update.

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I will start. What evidence can I offer? None.

We are rural and I am retired; this likely skews things in comparison to the cities and those still in practice. We have 3 elderly friends who had a febrile illness this year and recovered at home uneventfully;  they tested negative for flu and covid. As of this writing, Neil and I know 6 people who tested covid positive:

  •  3 were sick and recovered at home;  one was in her 60s and took a hydroxychloroquine regimen and returned to work in the field with Samaritan's Purse; one works for the CDC. These events would have been within parameters of a same-as-usual flu season.
  • 3 were not sick and tested negative just days after testing positive

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    What evidence can I offer? None.

    We are rural and I am retired; this likely skews things in comparison to the cities and those still in practice. We have 3 elderly friends who had a febrile illness this year and recovered at home uneventfully; they tested negative for flu and covid. As of this writing, Neil and I know 6 people who tested covid positive:

    3 were sick and recovered at home; one was in her 60s and took a hydroxychloroquine regimen and returned to work in the field with Samaritan’s Purse; one works for the CDC. These events would have been within parameters of a same-as-usual flu season. 3 were not sick and tested negative just days after testing positive
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    I know 4 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. I do not believe any of them have had symptoms or been hospitalized. I’ve never kept track of how many people have gotten colds and the flu in the past.

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