TRANSCRIPT Sawbones: Death Certificates

You may have heard that just six percent of COVID-19 deaths are attributed to COVID alone. This statistic was based on death certificates. This week we explain, through the history of this odd document, why that’s a terrible idea.

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About the show

Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, they dig through the annals of medical history to uncover all the odd, weird, wrong, dumb and just gross ways we’ve tried to fix people over the years. Educational? You bet! Fun? We hope!

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