by Matt Agorist
Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Since the beginning of
the 'pandemic', much of the entire system of government, media, and
even doctors and scientists has failed the public.
Whether intentional or
not, these bodies of authority have twisted, inflated, changed, and
manipulated information that has led to mass confusion, rampant
misinformation, and an entire population divided during a
Early on, some folks believed the disease didn't even exist while
others thought it was so deadly that children needed to be double
masked and kept in isolation at home.
Both were wrong, and
it was all thanks to
the sheer failure of those we
call "leaders" in the land of the free...
As time passed during the
'pandemic', even more manipulation took place, numbers fudged, and
half-truths once again led to mass confusion and rampant spreading
This month was no
different and a leaked video from inside Novant Health New
Hanover Regional Medical Center makes that point entirely clear.
In the video (below), which is just over two minutes, hospital officials are
recorded discussing how to make their case count higher by
continuing to count patients as Covid patients, who no longer have
In the video, the hospital's Director of Marketing, Carolyn
Fisher, begins explaining what information is used in terms of
Covid-19 numbers with the specific mention of the percentage of
After Fisher opens up the meeting, Dr. Mary Rudyk, who
previously served as Chief of Medical Staff for NHRMC, weighs in
with her thoughts on how to twist the hospital's messaging to make
"completely a little
bit more scary for the public"...
This is clearly an act of
manipulation as making it more scary means something has to be
How, exactly, will they
do that, according to Rudyk?
They should count
"post-Covid" patients in the hospital's case count...
To seemingly make the
numbers "a little bit more scary," Rudyk and her staff are
discussing counting people who - by definition, no longer have Covid
- as current Covid patients.
"...I think those are
important numbers - the patients that are still in the hospital,
that are off the Covid floor, but are still occupying the
hospital for a variety of reasons",
...Rudyk says, before
Shelbourn Stevens, who earlier this year was named president of
NHRMC and the Coastal market, chimed in to agree.
"But I do think, from
our standpoint, we would still consider them a Covid patient
because they're still healing," Stevens said.
While this could
certainly be a debatable topic and relevant to statistical data, the
idea of making it "a little bit more scary for the public," goes
about it in a completely deceptive manner and only erodes trust in
an already highly distrusted system.
"I think that needs
to be highlighted as well, because once they're off isolation, I
think that drops the Covid numbers as well," Rudyk responded.
At this point, Stevens
interrupts and tells Rudyk, that,
"We can take this
discussion offline as well."
But before doing so,
Rudyk comes back in with yet another deceptive marketing ploy.
"I think we have to
be more blunt, we have to be more forceful, we have to say
something coming out, if you don't get vaccinated, you know
you're going to die," she said. "Let's just be really blunt to
But this is simply not
true. If it were true, hundreds of millions of people across the
planet would be dead or dying and that is not the case at all.
certainly saw a seasonal increase in the south, millions of folks
who are unvaccinated, have not died and telling people this is
nothing short of lying to them - thus muddying the waters even more
and aiding in the mass confusion that lends itself to the rampant
spreading of misinformation.
Naturally, the media is doing its job to run cover for these
comments with one outlet in Wilmington claiming to have "debunked"
But there is nothing to
The comments are
perfectly clear and the statement released does nothing to "debunk"
"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
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
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."
this is no "smoking
gun" that proves some massive conspiracy to defraud the American
public, it certainly isn't "transparency" nor does making things
"scary" help to more accurately convey the severity of the
Though the hospital is
claiming they are seeing the "highest level of Covid-19 deaths," the
data show us something different.
Below is the most current data from the NY Times Covid database of
deaths in North Carolina:
Below is the current hospitalization rate in the state, according to