Medical chief: Acadiana is sick with the disease of ignorance – KATC Lafayette News

An internal memo sent out to physicians by the primary medical officer at Our Lady of Lourdes has actually been shared over and over on Acadiana Facebook pages.
It is aimed at physicians, and requests their help.
Presently our community is ill, the disease is ignorance and misinformation and you my coworkers, are the remedy. Act,” he wrote.
Today, the medical facility published the memo to validate it was, undoubtedly, written by Dr. Henry Kaufman.
” While not intended as a message to the general public, it is a accurate and existing representation of what our team is facing and the strain being placed on our healthcare system in Lafayette. We implore the community to stick to recommended safety measures to assist us stop the spread of COVID-19,” the post states.
In his memo, Kaufman shares dire realities about the virus effect on Acadianas capability to provide medical care, and implores citizens not to desert science.
” I am challenged daily by individuals in our neighborhood who think that the pandemic is a scam, that it is politically inspired, that things are not as bad as the media depicts. If anyone doubts it, I welcome them to accompany me personally on a trip of our ICU and the COVID systems. There you can see on your own patients in their 2nd, fourth and third years of life with minimal to no comorbid conditions have a hard time to breathe in the ICU along with those we would expect to be most severely affected by the illness. This disease is NOT affecting simply those with substantial medical comorbidities,” he composed.
Other countries have actually followed the science, and theyre better off, he composed.
” The media sound surrounding the pandemic has been accompanied by abandonment of the clinical concepts and precepts upon which your practice, modern-day medication and public health have been founded. Where other places have actually enabled science and reason to direct their actions, the curve has actually been flattened and the disease has actually been reduced to the point where routine individual and commercial activities have resumed. Here in our community, there has been much resistance to common sense measures and we are enjoying the rewards of our obstinance,” he composed.
Heres the post:

There you can see for yourself patients in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th decade of life with minimal to no comorbid conditions struggle to breathe in the ICU alongside those we would anticipate to be most badly affected by the disease. Where other places have allowed science and factor to direct their actions, the curve has actually been flattened and the disease has been suppressed to the point where routine individual and commercial activities have actually resumed. Here in our community, there has actually been much resistance to typical sense procedures and we are reaping the benefits of our obstinance,” he composed.