代表. 墨菲要求 NIH 检查 COVID-19 封锁的影响, closures on Americans' health

墨菲, 在共和党医生核心小组任职的执业医师, 强调了一些因 COVID-19 封锁而影响美国人的健康结果, 除了 COVID-19 本身, in his letter to Tabak.

I want to help restore faith in medicine to the American public,” Murphy told Fox News Digital of his letter. “I also want real answers. … Did we go overboard because we kept only focusing on one thing during this entire time period? In my opinion, I think we should have had a much more selective approach of helping those who are at high risk rather than just a shotgun approach to everybody.

代表. Greg Murphy, R-N.C。, walks down the House steps after a vote in the Capitol on Tuesday, 九月. 15, 2020.

代表. Greg Murphy, R-N.C。, walks down the House steps after a vote in the Capitol on Tuesday, 九月. 15, 2020. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, 公司通过盖蒂图片社)

The congressman added that he is asking the NIH for data on the adverse reactions of COVID-19 lockdowns because he believes theshotgun approachto mitigating COVID-19 may have donemore harm than good.

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Those health concerns stemming form COVID-19 lockdowns Murphy mentions in his letter include the mental and physical toll school closures had on children; a reduction in elective surgeries and subsequent rise in cardiac arrests and 癌症 diagnoses during initial COVID-19 lockdowns; 的 mental health impact of business closures and jobs lost due to 疫苗 授权; and an increase in domestic violence cases during lockdowns.

While it’s important that we’ve worked on preventing deaths from COVID, the other forms of death in our life — medical death — I believe, have been neglected,” Murphy told Fox News Digital of the letter. “所以, I think it’s fair that we study this type of thing to keep everything in balance and put everything in perspective.

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Murphy cites several studies in his letter, 包括一个 2021 Stanford University study 超过 13 million U.S. surgical procedures between Jan. 1, 2019, 到1月. 30, 2021, in which researchers found a 48% decrease in total surgical proceduresimmediately after the March 2020 recommendation to cancel elective surgical procedures.

Medical staff transport a patient from a COVID-19 ward to the intensive care unit to be put on a ventilator at the Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, 路易斯安那州, 八月. 17, 2021. (美联社照片/杰拉尔德·赫伯特, 文件)

Medical staff transport a patient from a COVID-19 ward to the intensive care unit to be put on a ventilator at the Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, 路易斯安那州, 八月. 17, 2021. (美联社照片/杰拉尔德·赫伯特, 文件) ( )

The congressman also noted 研究 from Dr. Kennith Layton, a Dallas-based neuroradiologist, who reported a “30 percent decrease in patients presenting ischemic stroke symptomsbetween January and March of 2020. During the same time period, Layton noted athreefold increase in patients too late to intervene.

我们. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy in December issued a national advisory warning of a growing youth mental health crisis amid COVID-19.

Early data show emergency room (ER) visits for suicide attempts among adolescent girls, 特别是, rose by 51% during COVID-19 and ER visits among adolescent boys increased by 4% during the same time period. There were more than 6,600 suicide deaths among U.S. youth ages 10 至 24 在 2020, 根据 疾病预防与控制中心 (CDC).

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Daily screen time among adolescents more than doubled from 3.8 hours per day to 7.7 hours per day during the pandemic due to 学校 closures, 根据 一个 2021 研究 from researchers at the University of California and University of Toronto that Murphy cites in his letter.

另外, 几乎 79,000 people between 18 和 45 years old — 37,208 在 2020 和 41,587 在 2021 — died of fentanyl poising deaths between 2020 和 2021, 根据一个 data analysisopioid awareness organization Families Against Fentanyl based on CDC data. 总体 药品 overdose deaths are expected to surpass 100,000 在 2021, according to preliminary CDC data, representing a 28% increase between April 2020 和四月 2021.

Sharon Rivera adjusts flowers and other items left at the grave of her daughter, 维多利亚州, at Calvary Cemetery in New York on Mother's Day. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, 文件)

Sharon Rivera adjusts flowers and other items left at the grave of her daughter, 维多利亚州, at Calvary Cemetery in New York on Mother’s Day. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, 文件) ( )

Fentanyl drug seizures at the 边界 have reached record highs in 2021, 根据 数据 from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), 作为 拜登 administration faces a continuing crisis at the southern border.

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几乎 840,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. thus far, 据CDC称, 罗谢尔·瓦伦斯基, director of the CDC, 告诉福克斯新闻’ Brett Baier last week. She also said that data separating deaths linked to COVID-19 versus deaths directly from the virus isforthcoming.

We owe it to the American people to reflect on the short- and long-term ramifications of this Administration’s restrictive, repressive, and often damaging COVID-19 policies,” Murphy’s letter states. “This measure is an essential responsibility to inform future public health decisions.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached by calling 800-273-8255.

For those who don’t want to speak to a counselor, there’s also a national Crisis Text Line available 24/7 by texting “家” 至 741741.

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