I have a few questions for Memorial Health regarding their 2/3 page “A Letter to Our Community” printed in Friday’s paper on page 7.
Will you quantify “a surge in COVID patients” according to the CDC’s website, which updates daily and reports data for the last seven days?
Will you quantify your claim that “the grand majority of these patients have not been vaccinated” with the number of patients who have received none of the COVID shots, the number of patients who have received only one dose of a COVID shot and the number of patients who have received two or more doses of a COVID shot?
Will you share how you determined “that many people have been delaying care ‘at the first sign’ something isn’t right?” It would appear that this is a generalization without substantiation.
Will you also quantify at what number of cycles your labs (internal and external) are cycling the now class one recalled PCR tests to determine cases (this is the most serious FDA recall)?
Will you quantify the “extreme spike in number of patients in our beds?” The CDC, whose website is updated daily, has Union County data for the last seven days. For the period of Sept. 12-18, the CDC reported new hospital admissions of four, less than half of all staffed beds used (41.67%) and 1/3 of all staffed ICU beds used (33.33%).
Will you quantify “the number of very sick people through our doors, as a result of COVID as well as other serious conditions, is soaring,” and compare this to the data for the same time period of the past three years? For the period of Sept. 12-18, the CDC reported four new hospital admissions (a 33.33% decrease) and 10.59% positivity of COVID tests (a 1.6% decrease).
Will you answer who is responsible for this letter, as it is only signed “Your friends at Memorial Health?” Is it Chip Hubbs, President/CEO or someone else?
This letter left too many unknowns and, as such, has little credibility. Without these facts, this appears quite like a form letter. It is a fear-mongering piece encouraging segregations and demeaning of those who refuse to delay or take these shots.
“We need your help” might be accurate, after all.
Route 736, Plain City