Coronavirus COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #35

Discussion in 'Coronavirus - Covid-19' started by Amonet, Jan 17, 2020.

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  1. Henry2326

    Henry2326 Well-Known Member

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    FAUCI: "Understandably, people want to get out of New York. They're going to Florida. They're going to Long Island... If you look at the statistics, it's disturbing. About 1 per 1,000 of these individuals are infected. That's about eight to ten times more than in other areas."

    Ryan Struyk on Twitter
     


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    A Mushroom in the dark being covered by wash manure! Brilliant! Could not have described but I feel any better.
     
  4. gngr~snap

    gngr~snap Verified Pediatric Nurse Georgia

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    I just googled the name with manufacturer and it comes up.
    I do know 70% of all medication is made outside the US.
     
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    Ursamajr Well-Known Member

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    Hoping we see a downturn in numbers soon. My mother was supposed to have her lung removed today but it was cancelled last minute. We were informed that there were no hands at the hospital but they had tried. We are frantically trying to reschedule somewhere else. Needless to say... I'm emotionally drained and in a panic.

    Please stay safe everyone.
     
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    BRAZIL.....INTERESTING....SOUND FAMILIAR.....must be a strategy

    As a huge coronavirus crisis looms on Brazil’s horizon Bolsonaro goes on TV to boast of his physical prowess, denounce media “hysteria”, call for schools to be reopened and gratuitously mock the kind & wise Brazilian doctor Drauzio Varella. Strong and stable leadership. Tom Phillips on Twitter

    Tom Phillips on Twitter
     
  7. Reasonable & Just

    Reasonable & Just United We Stand

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    I don't want a lockdown, but I do think there needs to be some moratorium on travel to & from here. We in NY cannot go around seeding new hotspots.
     
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    Honestly, I think my dad, and probably my step-dad, too, are going to die waiting this out. It’s a shame that their last months/year will be spent like this.
     
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    Yes, please be careful. Just posted about this. There are NO beds and no hands.
     
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    Really? South Jersey USA

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    This reminds me of when Philadelphia implemented the sugar tax......lol...a woman was complaining of paying $5 for iced tea.......hehe.......
     
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    I'm so very sorry about your Mom. I hope she can get her surgery soon. I know I speak for all here that you and your Mom are in our thoughts and prayers.
     
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    I'm so sorry. The affect of this is far reaching.
     
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    Henry2326 Well-Known Member

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    UK....NO ANSWERS AS TO WHY

    The UK is not participating in EU procurement schemes to buy ventilators, protective gear for hospital staff or coronavirus testing kit. Confirmed by UK and EU sources.

    Jennifer Rankin on Twitter
     
  16. afitzy

    afitzy STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES!

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    CT-Daily State Briefing 3/24/2020:

    CT-N: Governor Lamont March 24th Briefing on the Coronavirus

    View from the ground: No words to adequately describe the train wreck situation that seems to be playing out in CT orchestrated by Gov. Lamont for the poor folks living in Southern CT near NY border. Hard to watch these conferences every day but I will persist. No improvement in testing levels from State lab and no explanation why - No update on whether CDC testing kits have been received. No news from the DC delegation as to what they are doing for CT and its small businesses. CT now has at least 2 nursing home hotspots in Ridgefield and Upstate CT and its unclear whether all staff and patients have been tested. This isn't a difficult question to answer IMO, YET Gov Lamont refused to answer the question about what is being done to protect the residents and workers at these facilities (and their families who no doubt visited residents!). Was nothing learned from the tragedy in Kirkland, WA?

    The Gov. was caught flat footed today on the issue of the Westport Party from a couple of weeks ago that has now created a COVID19 'hotspot'. The Town of Westport orchestrated its own testing via a private lab (they knew that CT Lab wouldn't be able to help!) for the party situation that resulted in a 'hot spot' of 40+ cases. Today Gov. Lamont seemed surprised to hear that the number of people at the Westport party was a much higher number than originally stated in the Press (more than 100 people were supposedly at the party). At the time of the party, the Board of Health people in Hartford and Gov. Lamont had NO CLUE what had happened in Westport. When Dr. Carrter was asked about the Westport situation a few days after it happened by the Press at one of these briefings, he said he had no awareness of the party. Stunning stuff is playing out and the gulf between the Northern part of the State and Southern part of the State simply gapes wider and wider every day and the situation with the Westport party which was written about in the NYTs yesterday is simply one such example unfortunately.

    Total absence of proactivity from Gov Lamont to keep people safe via flattening the curve even though the situation in NY deteriorates by the day. No tough calls coming from Hartford and IMO sadly people will pay for this absence of leadership with their lives. Joke of the day at the meeting was that not one professional on the stage COULD OR WOULD say precisely how many ventilators are available in CT. Other sources estimate that CT has fewer than 200 ventilators presently for its more than 3.5 million residents. You just have to scratch your head and ask if CT did any forward planning as the crisis emerged for COVID19 in China way back in December, 2019? Doesn't look like it from the way things are looking at ground level.

    The Gov seems averse to imposing any 'hard and fast' rules beyond the rule of no groups of more than 50 people and still has over 100 'exceptions' to the business closure rules. Why not mirror what is going on in NYC? Nope, not happening in CT.

    So, beaches are open, parks are open, local police aren't consistently enforcing restaurant and bar closures and local parks show little evidence of social distancing guidelines and teen parties are ongoing as are pickup basketball and baseball and soccer.

    The Press though are turning up the heat on Gov Lamont on issues such as assistance for individuals that lose health insurance such as has been proactively dealt with by the Gov of Ohio. Hartford CT has long been the 'insurance capital' of the Country and even though many of the insurance companies have moved to lower tax states in recent years, the power of the insurance lobby in Hartford is truly a factor that to outsiders is hard to understand. So, to today see the Gov. bow yet again to the insurance lobby rather than do what he could to help everyday working people and families in CT was hard to stomach. Today in the conference we saw YET AGAIN Gov. Lamont catering to his special interest lobby in the form of the insurance companies and the construction companies. Construction projects in CT haven't been shut down and many workers are afraid as they work in tight quarters with people, many of whom commute in from hard hit areas in CT and MA. Gov. Lamont refused to address the issue of indoor construction and instead focused on outdoor construction projects from another of his 'special interest friends'.....hard to watch this 'picking and choosing' playing out based on special interests and not on the welfare of workers or the citizens of CT.

    Watching this absence of leadership from Gov Lamont play out in CT I do have to wonder how many COVID19 deaths it will take to enact strict guidelines that are seriously enforced to flatten the curve? Basic questions such as why CT hospitals are taking patients from NY now as the Fairfield County stats are in an uptick mode and more beds will be needed soon, remain unanswered by Gov Lamont today? Fairfield County has long had inadequate hospital beds for peak demand and so to see the situation that is evolving now will mean that in 1-2 weeks when CT residents will need access to critical care in CT hospitals that space will be restricted due to presence of patients from neighbouring NY where the virus has a jump of 1-2 weeks. Where will the COVID19 sick people of Southern CT go for treatment?

    MOO
     
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    I do not understand the reluctance to use the federal Defense Production Act to manufacture ventilators.
    If not now, when?
    Andrew Cuomo on Twitter

    NYS GOVERNOR CUOMO: 'NO AMERICAN IS GOING TO PUT THE ECONOMY OVER HUMAN LIFE'
    *Walter Bloomberg on Twitter
     
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    Some people in KY decided it was a good idea to have a corona virus party.
    Now those geniuses are going to burden medical system. Tell me who deserves a ventilator? 60 year old observing social distancing, or 20 year old who went to corona virus party?
    "The state has 163 coronavirus cases – 39 new from Monday — and one of the new cases is in someone who attended a coronavirus party, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday while taking the time to use it as a warning and admonishment to the state."
    'Coronavirus' party led to new case, some more businesses to be impacted, 2,000 calls to hotline: Governor - ABC 36 News
     
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