Ground Reports – Healthcare Focus – What’s Going On In Your City, Town, Neighborhood?…

There’s something really odd, a profound disconnect of sorts, between what the media is sharing and the reality of what the general public is reporting from their own experience.

According to most national media hospitals are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.

U.S. media claim doctors and nurses are collapsing under the stress and strain of conditions they describe as “war zones” in the battle against COVID-19.

Media are now reporting about nurses and doctors committing suicide as they try to deal with severe PTSD, and psychological trauma, as a result of endless shifts in overcrowded hospitals filled with desperate and dying patients.  Additionally, refrigerated trailers now fill with piles of dead bodies as the morgues are overwhelmed with deceased coronavirus patients.

Influencers, perhaps people with an interest in pushing an agenda, are sharing videos of nurses and doctors pleading for help and crying under duress amid their struggle.

 

It all seems rather sad and unnerving.  Additionally, that level of professional instability seems a little disconcerting…. Perhaps too dramatic.  That said, that’s one summation of a recent 24-hour media cycle.  However, there is a disconnect.

I’m not talking a little disconnect; there is a profound and entirely opposite set of reports from nurses, doctors and healthcare workers –in multiple states– who are being laid-off, sent home, told not to come in; and doctors worried of losing their practices because hospitals, and their offices are completely empty.

For every media claim of overwhelmed hospital war-zones, there are a dozen reports from actual workers, nurses, doctors and medical personnel reporting exactly the opposite; and yes, a disparity in reporting even in the New York metropolitan area.

Medical personnel in Wisconsin, Missouri, California, Florida, Colorado, Oregon, Georgia New Jersey, and every region in the USA are reporting there are few to no patients in their facility and the medical staff is being laid-off, or told to go home and/or stay home, because there is nothing to do.

How the heck is this level of profound disconnect possible?

If you google (or duck duck) search: “medical personnel laid-off”, or “nurses sent home” there are thousands of various reports showing hospitals and treatment centers essentially devoid of any patients. There are videos of hospitals on social media showing empty medical treatment floors, empty ICU units, empty waiting rooms, empty x-ray labs, and workers waiting for something to do…

Obviously, the collective -albeit anecdotal- reports do not fit with the 24/7 media claims of “war zones” and PTSD suffering medical workers so overwhelmed they are now committing suicide because they cannot cope.

So you tell me: what’s going on in your town, city, or neighborhood in the healthcare provider industry?

Are hospitals near you “war zones”?  Or are they empty?

Do you have family in the healthcare service field?  What do they say (absent specifics and identifying information, obviously)?

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853 Responses to Ground Reports – Healthcare Focus – What’s Going On In Your City, Town, Neighborhood?…

  1. labrat says:

    Small private hospital in Southern Maine. We have about a half a dozen Covid admits. 2 deaths – both over 85 with multiple pre-existing conditions, IMHO both would have died of an ILI of any origin. Last count we had about 30 positive samples out of about 300 tested in our lab. As an organization were are about 75% shut down. All “non essential” services have been cancelled or transferred to telemed or significantly curtailed. Inpatient census is well under 50%. Place is locked down like Fort Knox, no one in or out without screening. I’d say at least half of our staff is on furlough, maybe more. I would happily volunteer – but no one wants to do my job, 😦 Hi ho, hi ho I’m actually off to work right now.

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  2. Grandma Covfefe says:

    We’re in Orange County, SoCal.
    Two days ago hubbie needed his doctor to look at a worsening surgical wound and the doctor said to meet him at the old medical center (20 mins away from us) in 3 hours and to wear a mask. Doctor said his own office, a brand new two year old medical center, only a mile from us, has been shuttered indefinitely.

    So hubbie went to his appt, expecting long lines and heavy crowds since they shuttered the other place. He did have to go thru a health screening, temp taken and questions asked of symptoms of C-virus, before he was able to get to the window. Then went to the waiting room…only 4-5 people.

    We thought it unusual, then was remembering back to Mar 19th, 2020 when Hubbie was supposed to call in to set up appts to have two different C-scans from two different doctors and ended up having both of his C-scan orders postponed the next day because the Radiology office was completely shut down indefinitely. No instructions as to a follow-up to set new appts.

    We realized now hubbie had got caught up in the middle of the crossfire in Mar 19-20. One day everything was normal…calling to set appt only for the nurse to have “lost” the appt order from the dr. Nurse said she’d have to call the dr to get new one. Then the next day, hubbie was told, orders for C-scan was postponed. Strange…..we are with this large healthcare for over 20 years and everything that happened is not normal.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Oh, that visit to the old medical center….very difficult to find parking during those 20 plus years…hubbie for the first time got to pick n’ choose his spot, many many choices…Eenie Meenie Miney Mo …..lol.

      As for the worsening wound….Dr thinks it’s an allergic reaction to the large band-aid or maybe allergic to Fake Media. Pffth….lol.

      We used to have a good hospital, but it shuttered 20 years ago.

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      • riverelf says:

        Ugh yeah even if you’re not normally allergic to bandaids, repeated or extended use can trigger a reaction to the adhesive. It looks pretty bad when it happens. My mom has had a little luck with Benadryl spray and cortisone cream, but sadly nothing to write home about.
        Good luck to Grandpa Covfefe!

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          He was using band-aids for 3 weeks to keep it dry when taking a shower…It looks worse today than yesterday after two days of no band-aid. Ugh.
          I have benadryl tablets, maybe I’ll get him to take it for couple of days to see if it helps. Thank you for reminding me of the Benadryl. God Bless You!

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  3. Very interesting. Did some in Nov 2019 CA with a new “B” flu already actually have COVID-19 in 2019 hence the explosion predicted by the governor may not happen ?
    CA has more Chinese visitors than anyone in the world. Did many hit hard with the tougher than normal B strand of flu in Nov-Jan actually have the early coronavirus – and are they now immune?

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-california-herd-immunity/

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Yes, our area of OC has a lot of Asians, now.

      And I got very sick for 2 weeks in mid January with same symptoms, plus other symptoms, but thought it was the flu from too much family get together/family outings over the holidays. I was also sick around Thanksgiving 2019.

      When it’s available I’m hoping to take that anitbodies test to see if I had it in Jan. Hubbie was mildly sick for 3-4 days. We are connecting our dots and hoping to get more answers later when all this drama is over.

      Treepers, take care of yourselves. We Treepers care about all of our Treepers.

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      • jebg46 says:

        The exact same thing happened to me. Each time I visited grandkids in DC area in October 2019, then end of Dec 2019. I was sick for weeks when I came home to NH. One grandkid goes to an International school. I swear I’ve already had Wuhan virus and would like to be tested for antibodies when things simmer down.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          jebg46, When you do get tested, can you let me know at Prayer post on Presidential Thread how it went? Take care.

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    • whoseyore says:

      My hubby was admitted to the largest hospital in our state back in December and they were over run with influenza cases and had strict guidelines in place. I called my friend in my way home with husband in 12\31\19 and my friend (who has a history of asthma) was so very ill with respiratory symptoms and fever. It was difficult for her to even understand me. After she found out about coronavirus, she swears she had it when I called her.

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      • Judith says:

        I suspect a lot of NYers already had it in Dec-Jan before it was known. Many could already be immune, espec those testing negative who live with COVID-19+ family members.

        Testing would clear up that question pretty fast.

        Nassau County NY – 10 Hospitals reporting as of April 4 @ 5 PM:

        13,346 Total COVID-19 +
        2,117 Total COVID-19 Related Hospitalization
        512 COVID-19 ICU Patients
        431 Total COVID-19 Ventilator Patients
        206 COVID-19 Discharges
        149 COVID-19 Related Deaths

        •Above figures divided by ten hospitals is a pretty significant number per hospital.

        • I know 6 families with COVID + members: 12 cases total, 2 deaths (age 65+ co-morbities), 5 hospitalized (inc. 2 recovered)

        •Testing began within past 2 weeks and is *limited* to the sickest patients who report exposure to a COVID+ person.

        •”Positive” totals do not include those sent home (untested) to self-resolve. (Less tests = higher death rate).

        •Death rate now is 1.12 percent of all COVID+ cases.

        • Some wait a up to week to be scheduled for a test (Healthcare workers expedited) and results can take 5-7 days (too late for those at risk who develop SARS within 2-3 days).

        •Patients are advised to go to ER should breathing problems develop. (Too late again. Should receive earlier drug intervention if high risk, before lungs are destroyed by SARS.)

        •Some “positives” have other household members testing negative. Could be due to prior undetected infections?

        •Most cases are resolved without hospital intervention. Common symptoms are fever, headache, loss of taste and smell, lethargy and malaise. Could mimic allergies.

        •Interventions should reduce SARS deaths going forward. Two nurses report to me that Hydroxychloroquine is administered upon admission to ER or upon symptoms in skilled nursing /rehab. Rehab is now taking in COVID-19 recovered hosp patients but isolating them for one week.

        •Deaths fit the high risk categories, but even those could be saved by earlier drug intervention (before hospitalization).

        •Recent deaths reflect those
        on ventilators for 2-3 weeks (prior to sheltering/quarantine.) If staying home prevents new infections and Hydroxychloroquine + Zinc are given sooner, death rate should start to drop off in a week or two.

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    • Aisheschayal says:

      Yes, I was severely sick over thanksgiving. I lived in NY at the time. But seems like I had the coronavirus symptoms. Now it just hit me, my daughter had been travelling back and forth to San Francisco previous to that.

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  4. AlwaysRight says:

    Here’s another “disconnect” for us to ponder. Worst case estimate 3 weeks ago was that 1 million Americans could die if we didn’t shut down our country. We’re spending $2 Trillion in direct, real dollars as damage control. That equals a $2,000,000.00 insurance policy on each “potential “ death. Now we’re learning the original numbers were, shall we say, a little off. How many Americans carry $2 Million in insurance? Want to get real sick? Divide the hit to our GPD by the new worst case estimate of 40,000. Don’t get me wrong, I think every life is precious. But……

    We’ve been had. Whoever thought this up is smart, and networked.

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  5. Deplorable Canuck says:

    Canada, 4500 ICU units available, 196 in use nation wide? This makes no sense to me!

    Click to access covid19-epi-update-eng-2020-04-04.pdf

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  6. Todd says:

    I trust the CDC as much as I trust the FBI.

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  7. Cat says:

    I’m an hour outside of Detroit & know hospital employees. They seem to be pushing the majority of Wuhan virus cases into one hospital system, almost like creating a crisis. They are short on PPE & have to reuse their n95. They are issued only one n95. Several healthcare workers are symptomatic but the hospital just sends them home without testing them. Only the Doctors get tests. I asked my state Senator to help & he checked it out & said the symptomatic hospital workers have to get an order for a test from their primary care provider. The hospital didn’t even tell the workers that, just sent them home. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

    Anyway, the employees in that hospital system are stressed. Some young people on ventilators. The disease is scary bad for those requiring ventilators.

    A symptomatic healthcare worker from another hospital system was sent home for 10 days before they would test. He tested positive for the flu.

    I think a lot is dependent on the area, competency of Governor, state health officials & hospital administrators. Sadly for us, Gov. Whitmer is a feckless, immature incompetent.

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  8. Hyperopiate says:

    I think what you might not be picking up on is that we shut down the country BEFORE the wave of infections could overwhelm ALL hospitals. The unfortunate consequence of this is that PRIVATE hospital owners are /choosing/ to keep their doors closed in fear that /their/ hospital will now contain COVID19 infections. Only the public hospitals are being forced to stay open and this is why you see this huge disparity. Poorer and more rural areas don’t have as many public hospitals and therefore in those areas, you will see mostly underwhelming numbers (not to mention the population and density). In places like new york city you see even wider disparity between privately owned practices and hospitals and public hospitals. The public hospitals you are seeing are the “warzones”. The private hospitals simply see more risk than reward in holding CV19 patients. And I don’t blame them.

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    • lcsteel says:

      Sounds like nonsense.

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    • Judith says:

      @Hyperopiate you make a very good point about “shutting down the country BEFORE the wave of infections could overwhelm ALL hospitals.” I think you got that right. New York EXPLODED with cases in a few short weeks.

      In mid-March our numbers were way down, and looked a lot like many other states do right now. This means if those states don’t take action TO-DAY, they could see an EXPLOSION as well.

      Nassau County, Long Island NY is a pretty good barometer for what to expect. We actually have been laying low for two weeks. If that makes a diference in new hospitalizations, we should see it in two weeks time.

      I come to these conclusions independent of the President, but his observations seem pretty darn close to mine. He is no dummy so why don’t we give him the benefit of the doubt here?

      President Trump has pretty good instincts, as we all know. First he said “hopefully” Easter, then maybe a week or two beyond that.. That’s just about right for NY to see if there’s a difference and, beyond that, “It’s the medicine, stupid.”
      Hydroxychloroquine + ZINC + Azythromycin

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  9. Ernie Hemway says:

    85 people hospitalized with Covid-19 in the whole State of Iowa. The Des Moines Register and democrats are running a campaign to force the Governor to imprison folks in their homes.

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    • We live in a rural area in Colorado with three small hospital for a pop of about 55,000.

      We are a bit isolated, the high mountain valley we live in is ringed by two mountain ranges the three hospitals serve 5 counties.

      All COVID-19 cases are air lifted out to Colorado Springs, out small hospitals do not have the ability to care for them here so far we have 19 cases of this virus and no deaths reported.

      All three hospitals have shut down everything except their emergency rooms and are taking only the most critical patients.

      My daughter in law is a RN at one of the hospitals and she said they only had ONE patient in house and that there were only two RNs working the floor, the only floor that was open.

      She was not happy that the hospital was shut down so completely and that all of the nursing and other medical staff had been laid off for an emergency pandemic that has not surfaced and thinks it is about time to get back to normal here at least.

      I have another daughter in law that works in radiology at a different hospital here where they have only two in house patients and she is working an “on call” basis because she also is not full time anymore either.

      None of our very small hospitals are even slightly overwhelmed, our medical people are sitting home twiddling their thumbs.

      No one is suicidal or depressed they just want to get back to work.

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      • 2Goldens says:

        Hi COchloe,

        We’re in a rural eastern slope area or CO not far from Flight for Life’s flight path. Haven’t seen or heard them fly much at all iin the last three weeks! Normally, this is ski season/spring break, when FFL is flying everyday– sometimes, a few times per day. We’ve lived here decades and it’s never been so ghost town-ish/eerily quiet!
        We have beloved elderly parents living with us in their own “apartment’ upstairs, so of course, we’re taking extra precautions and staying in.
        We also have a 24/7 team of caregivers, two of whom work in health care settings when they’re not here on shift. We’ve furloughed them temporarily. One of them is sweet, but liberal, terrified and very happy about the fact she doesn’t have to go outside. The other is not happy at all, and wants her agency to allow her back to work here, yet they won’t because she works at a hospital when not here.

        I do imagine Steadman Hawkins in Vail and the main trauma hospital where patients are flown into, St Anthony’s in Denver, are perhaps abnormally quiet places right now.

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        • Very quiet 2Goldens, like ghost towns.

          You make interesting comments about the medical personnel that you know, many of them have had mixed feelings about this situation.

          Some are upset that they are unable to work but some are worried and glad that they are not being asked to expose themselves to the virus.

          It seems to depend on how close they are to at risk family members themselves.

          Since we send all of our COVID-19 cases out our hospitals here are very quiet.

          Good luck to you and you family!

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    • Ernie says:

      We are supposed to have 2 cases in Mitchell Co. They are from 1 plant that wound up shutting down. Nobody knows who they are (very small town) or how they are doing. Hmmmmmmmmm.

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  10. destashjan says:

    My daughter in an RN (IV Therapist) in a Hospital in Essex County, MA. I asked her about the conditions, and her reply was:
    “ Its empty of anything that isn’t COVID unless its urgent, like broken hips, urgent surgeries. Normally we are full. We have 250 beds and we are 68% full.
    Our ICU is overflowing. It’s like every other medical condition people would normally come to the hospital for has just stopped. It’s very odd. But, the cases of COVID pts needing hospitalization is steadily increasing.
    Right now over age 65 is the majority of pts that are in need of hospitalization. But friday the younger people were starting to come in..
    ICU definitely is running differently than normal. Not war zone yet, but by the end of next week and the week after has a huge potential. That’s supposed to be when we are going to start the beginning of the “peak”.. We have strict protocols for intubation and cardiac arrest.”
    Then she added “ I will save you from the sad and scary details.”
    I know that she has lost patients, and that 11 coworkers are positive. No testing unless symptomatic.

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    • vikingmom says:

      Prayers for you and your daughter!

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    • Dr. Mysteriouso says:

      I’m in Salem, hospital is dead quiet, haven’t even heard the usual amount of sirens that I usually hear. This is a scam for a bigger agenda, we need to get out and stop this distancing nonsense. It is pure Communism.Organizing pro liberty street protests should be a start.

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    • Judith says:

      It’s not odd at all that only COVID-19 patients are admitted, because doctors switchboards have been proactively postponing what they consider to be “elective” or minor procedures, in anticipation of a crush of COVID-19 patients.

      Has anyone made the connection yet that the reason there *isn’t* the expected COVID-19 crush, is that sheltering may actually be WORKING?

      I know someone who has tried to schedule surgery for a 3 cm breast mass (found in February), that is considered “stage zero,” but needs to be removed before it turns cancerous. She was told this was a low priority due to COVID-19, and the earliest consultation is August.

      Can you believe that? So much for “early” detection! Meanwhile, hospital beds sit empty because sheltering & Hydroxychloroquine are actually WORKING!

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  11. Fringe Dweller says:

    I skimmed and speed-read about 80% of this comment thread, and I didn’t see a single person reporting an even remotely busy hospital. How long until the majority of people start to notice? It can’t be that long; too many doctors and nurses that go home and report this weirdness to friends and family.

    Due to this obvious truth, I’m a bit worried that those that are orchestrating this completely fabricated crisis are not the least bit worried that people are going to start noticing in large numbers. They have something planned that will simply make the entire situation moot. Since it appears economic collapse is their goal, then I would imagine their plans are to make it total. Total collapse of everything on a social and economic level. The resultant chaos will justifiably take everyone’s mind off of who did what, and for what reason. Survival will take over daily life. As others have pointed out, this is a perfect scapegoat for crashing the insolvent world financial system and get an economic reset, on THEIR terms. Trillions are at stake, indeed. They’re going to make sure the trillions they currently control are put to good use buying up the ruins of whatever remains of our middle class.

    Or not. Prayers.

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    • Christina says:

      How is it that all is you are putting your heads in the sand? No worries, coming to a city near you.

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      • Judith says:

        The sheltering in place most likely saved them from NY’s fate. And some rural areas probably have a lot less contact in the first place.

        But we should be happy if this virus dies off in April, instead of annoyed. The President knows this is a necessary step, or he would never take such drastic measures!

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    • Or its a drill.
      explains fake news
      Explains a lot of inconsistenties.

      What did Pompeo mean by this is a live exercise.

      If people found out most would be relieved ,some would be ticked
      2 trillion buys a lot forgiveness.
      Not saying I believe it
      Not saying.I don t

      Remember event 201

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    • Bendix says:

      Albany NY is 2.5 hours from NYC. There are planes, trains, automobiles, and buses, even Chinese buses, running back and forth between the capital area and NYC every day. Our hospitals are not overflowing, nowhere near.

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      • Judith says:

        I heard that CDC lady Birx say that resources were being *consolidated* and ventilators being *moved* to where they are needed most. It stands to reason that hospitals that receive the ventilators will get the SARS patients, right?

        Albany should still see their usual patients though, unless they are all terrified of hospitals now and staying away. I know I would!

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  12. TradeBait says:

    Here in east TN it is hard to picture what is being reported nationally. 1 death in Knox County from an older person with serious pre-existing health issues that could have passed away from about any illness regardless of type. In my county that is the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains NP there are 13 positives out of 301 tests, no deaths, and very little change day to day. Hospital is normal.

    The state is 3321 positive out of 41391 tested with only 311 hospitalized, 416 recovered and 43 dead. The Nashville area in Davidson County had 6 deaths over a week ago and still has only 6 deaths today. The gov and health professionals are all freaking out despite the rather unimpressive results claiming we could see 3000 deaths and need 7000 beds. I repeat, only 311 hospitalizations in a state of 6+ million. The rest are in self quarantine or cured. The math is the math until it isn’t.

    I feel for NY and other hot spots, but it sure feels like the rest of us are being punished unfairly. People want to work, people want their lives back. This doesn’t have to be one size fits all.

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  13. Christina says:

    This is a dangerous article. I live in Michigan. I’m an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner in a suburb of Detroit. My hospital system is overwhelmed. Our ICUs are full of COVID+ patients. We have 11 floors just dedicated to COVID. We are building tents outside the ED for the anticipated surge. People are dying. Hospital staff is overwhelmed. We don’t have enough supplies and get one n95 mask a shift (supposed to be single use). How can you report on this issue as if people are being laid off?! That is FAKE NEWS. I am being pulled from my team this coming week and am forced to take care of COVID patients.

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  14. Perot Conservative says:

    In Contra Costa County, the small city of Orinda has a small outbreak in a skilled nursing facility. 27 infected, 4 hospitalized.

    5 COVID deaths in CC County – of 1.15 Million.

    307 total infected = .000267 infection rate.

    Cal Matters has put up a Dashboard to track COVID infections, deaths, etc. I don’t see the exponential growth curve. 2,300 cases in a state of 40+ Million? Will be updated daily.

    https://public.tableau.com/profile/ca.open.data#!/vizhome/COVID-19PublicDashboard/Covid-19Hospitals

    LA County #1 spot for infections. 60,000 homeless. Infections starting to jump. Homeless shelters have reduced capacity to honor social distancing. Soup kitchens shutting down, volunteers reducing assistance. The Los Angeles Skid Row area is massive, really sad & shocking.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      San Francisco Chronicle, April 4th

      *** “4:00 p.m. Stanford antibody test close to FDA approval, Newsom says: Stanford Medicine has developed an antibody test to indicate whether a person has developed some immunity to the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a briefing Saturday. Newsom said the test was “hours” from being approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Charity Dean of the California Department of Public Health said the serologic, or blood-based, test could determine if a person has been infected and developed antibodies to the virus. People with immunity could theoretically interact with others without risk of catching or spreading the virus. “We’re very excited that this is a California homegrown test that is going to be rolled out in the next week for actual use on Californians,” Dean said.” ***

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      • 4EDouglas says:

        I’d like that antibody test too. Ne Oregon end of November-had the flu for a week. Had to go to the ER. high fever,chill cough. Sent me home with antibiotics.Took Tylenol for the
        fever. we have a large Asian population here but few Wuhan Chinese, however there is
        a freeway ,I-84.. I have a large taregt on my back-66,male Type Two (Controlled)
        and A- Note common asian blood type -I’m part Cherokee..(Asian). but our Local Hp has had one death from COV-19 bu the fellow as 80’s overweight uncontrolled type two
        and COPD.. Two others here but the self quarantined and are so far ok..No our hospital is very quiet-my doc is not busy…

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    • FPCHmom says:

      Interesting to look at the California numbers by county in that dashboard.

      Los Angeles county population is 10 million, and has 962 cases, which is an infection rate of less than .01%. (City of Los Angeles population is 4.5 million.)

      San Francisco county population is 900,000, and has 80 cases, which is almost the same infection rate – less than .01%. (SF city and county are the same population)

      Santa Clara county population is 1,800,000, and has 164cases, which is, again, an infection rate of less than .01%.

      There is not anywhere in the state that is showing a spike of cases (when you look at it in terms of cases/population), including LA.

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  15. Victor says:

    My hospital (120 beds, 12 bed ICU) had 2 covid patients admitted this past week. I’m on call (I am in an ambulatory practice) to go in and cover overflow for hospitalists, and have been for 3 weeks, but no call yet. I practice in the St Louis area. Reports are higher at other hospitals in the area, supposedly, but this is all I know first hand. My family med practice, once busy, is now a ghost town, and there is talk of layoffs.

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  16. Ish Kabibble says:

    If this were a legit crisis the news would be splashing death and destruction 24/7 on all outlets. Not one of our local TV outlets or their or County government Facebook pages or Twitter accounts have posted anything of hospital stress or people overrunning hospitals or government agencies.

    I’m in the Mid-Michigan area and even the Detroit outlets are not posting much and that’s supposed to be a “hot spot”.

    Maybe I’m missing something but it certainly doesn’t seem like the crisis of claim from DC.

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  17. vfm#7634 says:

    I’ve noticed that the growth of COVID-19 cases hasn’t varied much at all across the country, at about 13% growth per day most recently.

    The problem is, there has been an assumption that the whole country is going to be hit as hard as New York has been.

    Clearly, though, that isn’t the case, except maybe for Detroit and New Orleans, which have their own problems. If it was, then you’d see New York grow slower than the U.S. average, and a lot of less-affected states growing at over 20% a day, as the virus starts to hit them. But we’re not seeing that.

    Washington state is good evidence as to this phenomenon of cases slowing down. Hard-hit at first, now practically middle-range. And when you see just about every state growing at 13% a day give or take about 10% usually, then most states aren’t going to see much at all, especially as the rate continues to decrease. It was 25% a day over a week ago, after all.

    The result is a lot of idled hospitals and hospital staff all over the country.

    And if trends in Europe are any indication, the number of new cases per day will start falling as soon as it drops down to about 10% or less per day.

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  18. vikingmom says:

    It definitely seems to hit hard and fast but then there doesn’t appear to be any large successive waves – that’s what happened here in King County Washington. A local nursing home, filled with very ill, elderly people had a “flu-like” outbreak the end of February and did not follow proper protocols and it swept through the facility, infecting residents, staff, and their family members. (Still no word as to how it originally entered the facility) Many contracted it and those who were already sick died from complications. I believe over 50 of our deaths, maybe closer to 70, were connected to that Life Care Center, which was recently fined over $500,000 by the CDC.

    Local police/fire departments quarantined two dozen employees – not sure if any actually contracted the illness but no one was seriously ill. The hospital just up the road was evidently massively overwhelmed for about a week but appears to be operating normally today. We basically went into lock down mode in the Puget Sound at that time and have been in it ever since.

    Up to 300 deaths here in Washington State as of today (although I question that stat because our number of deaths from the regular flu are less than half of normal) so I suspect they are calling things COVID that are not, just to justify the complete crashing of our economy, in a massive overreaction, IMHO, to the initial outbreak.

    I have family and close friend who work as First Responders and they are all saying that call volume is down significantly, although domestic violence and suicides are definitely on the rise. All overtime is cancelled because the number of calls just don’t justify it. A few police officers have tested positive and are at home, and a fair number are also quarantining just because they were exposed. No serious illnesses or hospitalizations that I am aware of and no deaths among Police/Fire/EMS in this state have been reported.

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    • alonzo1956 says:

      I live in Lewis County which is just south of Olympia. Our population is 78,000 with 12 cases of COVID 19 confirmed. There are still people out and about although traffic is about 25% of normal. I have 2 relatives who work for Safeway and so far none of their employees are sick.

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  19. Ana Nimity says:

    The coup of Donald J. Trump continues.

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  20. Annie says:

    Am in Columbus Ohio and live near a large hospital(we have lots of them here)started noticing about a week or so ago..the huge parking lot in front was closed..altho.,it does have a parking garage..so you really can’t tell how many cars are there..but, it is usually lit up like a Christmas tree..now, a lot of lights are off.

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  21. cheryl says:

    14 cases in my county in southern VA

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  22. Patriot1783 says:

    I’m connected to a large group of over 2000 from all parts of the state of CT, member represent all age groups and states of health.
    Going on 3 weeks now I have not heard of 1 member nor their family member in this group infected. Hmmmm how is that possible 🤔

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  23. TFC Center (Cobo) taken yesterday by a friend of a friend who set these up with the army guard downtown Detroit, working for a medical supplier. These companies also rent ventilators and they supposedly had 50 in the shop 8 days ago. Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties have 90+ percent of Michigan cases clustered there. I probably couldn’t go catch it 100 miles west for a million bucks if I tried. Anyway, that’s a lotta beds, maybe we can get a report how many get used.
    https://ibb.co/TPWQv7f

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  24. Troublemaker10 says:

    I live in southern Chester County, PA (about an hour west of Philadelphia). My spouse went for lab work last week and the technician told him that she would likely be layed off soon (no patients).

    He also had to go for a follow-up lung x-ray to be sure he was over pneumonia (which he had in January) and the place was empty.

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  25. I live in an area of Louisiana called “Acadiana” – Cajun Country. My Parish is Lafayette Parish. We have what appears to be 329 cases as of today, up from 2 positive cases 2 weeks ago, and 4 deaths so far in the Parish. In the last census our Parish had a population of 242,485. It is impossible to really determine what percentage of people are infected here because the ONLY people who are able to be tested are those who are showing symptoms, meaning a fever of 100.4 or higher, coughing and/or shortness of breath AND are in a high risk group, consisting of: health care worker having direct contact with covid-19 patients, under 10 weeks of age or gestational equivalent, pregnant, immunocompromised meaning having a condition that requires taking immunosuppresive drugs – just having an autoimmune disorder doesn’t qualify if you’re not on meds to suppress your immune system, live in a group setting or shelter or are over the age of 60. Anything outside of those parameters and no testing – so no telling how many people are actually positive but cannot get tested. We need antibody tests now. Until we can know who is infected we won’t get a handle on this.

    On another note – and we’ll have to see how this ultimately plays out – during the 2018-2019 flu season 1,400 people in Louisiana died from flu complications – and the 2018-2019 flu season was not a particularly bad year for flu. I can’t help but think the gloom and despair is being inflated. I realize this is a serious viral illness and I’m very afraid because I AM immunocompromised and I DO take immunosuppressive drugs, but we just don’t have nearly enough data nor a clear picture of the real stats to know for sure what’s going on or make predictions. In fact, I’m not certain I haven’t already had this virus. I was very sick beginning the end of February and am JUST getting over whatever it was. Week 1 was bad, week 2 I was certain I had the flu but tested negative – completely drained, dry cough/brick in my chest feeling and then copious amounts of mucus and chest congestion, fever, lethargy, etc. This literally lasted a full month – I’ve just finished week 5. My very healthy 12 year old son was sick also the week prior and week of Mardi Gras. He was out of school and spent 10 days sleeping. Unfortunately the only way to know if with an antibody test so until then I will continue to take precautions.

    For what it’s worth, we have multiple specialty surgical hospitals here in addition to regular hospitals here. I have to think none of the specialty hospitals are running at capacity right now.

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  26. John Good says:

    China & their Globalist Puppets have managed to pull-off the “biggest-con in History” against America, IMO!

    With all the empty hospitals, the hospitals cheating the Gov’t by labelling every death as caused by Coronavirus in order to scam taxpayers, Is it possible that the technique first reported by Professor Jordan Peterson of Canada, where he warned us that “software was out, that could place ANYONE in ANY situation & you could not tell that it was not REAL”? I can’t recall what he called it right now!

    I had bookmarked the video, but not on this laptop, BUT I was “horrified” at the implications of what could be done with this software! It was last year & he had examples of “faces singing popular songs in videos, where you could not tell that it was a “fake video”! Maybe the Globalists are using this software to place “fake people in fake videos” to spread this hoax around the World!

    Tomorrow, I will try to find some info. on this, because I had completely forgot about this.

    Meanwhile, here is the latest on what is quickly being exposed as a hoax.

    https://www.rebelnews.com/who_director_general_tedros_adhanom_isnt_medical_doctor_ally_china_troubling_human_rights_record?utm_campaign=kb_who_director_general&utm_medium=email&utm_source=therebel

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  27. RightAroundTheBlock says:

    We have seen a 66% decline in the number of cases we perform on a weekly basis for back-end Medicare compliance work our business performs. We read every piece of a person’s medical record on file, yet to come across a Wuhan case. We currently service home health agencies performing skilled care in several states including NJ and LA. Most admissions usually come directly from hospital referral (70%) or rehab(25%). We know others in our industry experiencing an 80%+ diminish in their workflow. So our work is downstream from hospital discharge, typically one to eight weeks after initial hospital admission. Essentially people in need are not being treated.

    Though revenue builders, critical care/intensive care units are but a small subset of any hospital’s output. It looks like they have effectively, by large measure, shut down our healthcare system -through various means, like the rest of our economy. That said, considering the small percentage ICU/CCU plays within the greater hospital environment I am not surprised that many nurses and docs are out of work. That part makes sense considering the decisions made at the top to cancel services and the ripple effects. And the mainstream will surely only interview, or show us post tape, those hospital workers expressing the desired opinion and effect. As always a small sub-set drives the narrative for the masses on the couch.

    When the dust settles, there will be such a back-log of needed care that it will have very unfortunate consequences for some people, particularly elderly, near elderly the debilitated that are either potentially turned down for service at this time or are self-avoiding medical intervention due to fear of contacting the virus during treatment. It will get Canadian.

    We need to get our hospitals back up and operating to near but not full capacity (less than capacity will allow for decreased ICU productivity needs in non-Wuhan environments as discussed below). What we should do, in dense areas, is consolidate hospital resources, so that one is available to effectively treat covid or potential covid pts, move materials and staff as needed and then allow other hospitals to operate as usual while operating under heightened standard precautions, the latter would operate an icu as usual but perhaps at a lower census to compensate for shifted resources. The ems and ER’s would need to be the gatekeepers along with some managing metro central command.

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    • vikingmom says:

      Your post has more common sense and specific suggestions than anything I have seen or heard from Drs Fauci or Birx in three weeks of watching the daily pressers! You need to email your entire comment to the White House and offer to join the team as a “real-life” medical provider, to offset the never ending theoretical circle j**k that is accomplishing NOTHING (pardon my language but I’m getting irritated)!

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    • leavemygunsalone says:

      You have that correct. There will be a huge back log, my doc called and cancelled my appointment, best they could offer was July and if anything critical came up I could do a phone call or teleconference appointment. For years there have been things I have felt could be handled over the phone, but policy dictated a visit, so now suddenly they can do medicine via the computer or phone. Will we be charged more or less for telemedicine?

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  28. squattybody says:

    Travis County, Texas covers Austin and several surrounding cities with a pop.of approx. 2.5 million. On March 13 the city of Austin and Travis County reported the first 3 cases. Since that time there have been 3,322 cases “confirmed”. There is no public breakdown of what % had to be hospitalized. Assuming it was even 50%, there is no strain on Austin area hospitals. Especially if elective surgeries have been postponed. People are dying so this isn’t a hoax. But in a state where you can’t get people on the coast to run from a Cat 5 hurricane, the shutdown by Governor Abbott isn’t going to last much longer. Anyone can run the numbers where they live for themselves and do their own risk/reward calculation.

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  29. nimrodman says:

    Not MY reporting but here are a couple clips posted on other Treehouse threads, one in NYC and another in Hawaii

    First clip shows citizen video-recording emergency rooms and admissions tents in New York City that are essentially empty despite authorities screaming about being overwhelmed, “long lines”, etc

    Basically, nothing’s going on. Admissions and testing areas are empty, ambulances sitting idle and no steady stream of arrivals.

    … includes Elmhurst hospital that is claimed to be ground zero in NYC’s health catastrophe

    Common theme in both clips seems to be “we were overwhelmed yesterday” – maybe everyone came yesterday and few to no patients are showing up today? How plausible do we think that is?

    (note: for Hawaii, it IS plausible … EVERYONE shows up like lemmings at anything when it’s first announced, so 2nd-day crickets are not out of the question)

    New York:
    Citizen reporters go & do what the media won’t!

    Hawaii:
    ASSAULTED BY URGENT CARE CEO at COVID-19 TESTING LOCATION

    … and this page plays a video showing the test procedure at the Hawaii clinics
    https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/03/12/urgent-care-facilities-now-offering-drive-through-coronavirus-testing/

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  30. Richie says:

    Hospitals and Emergency Rooms in my area are usually crowded every day of the year due to the close proximity to the Los Angeles Metro area and the Sanctuary City status which has attracted everybody in the world to come here illegally and vote for Democrats in exchange for free health care etc… So I dont see any difference now then in the month of January

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  31. lbprouddeplorable says:

    Nashville is a joke right now. The newly elected mayor who was supposedly going to get us out of the disasterous fiscal policies of the last 2 mayors (including our mayoress 2 yrs before who pled guilty to a FELONY and resigned!). High hopes for mayor cooper as he was doing everything he said and being a good–not great- but good (for a democrat) mayor so far. THEN this thing hit and WHAT gets shared ALL OVER the Internet? A Video of a Downtown Honky Tonk where people were laughing, drinking, dancing and HAVING FUN. Well, all Hell broke loose because our betters (the elitists who run this city) were embarrassed and appalled when the shaming began to be posted by stupid liberals in OTHER Cities DEMANDING Nashville shut the HICKS in the Honky Tonks DOWN. And he did–almost 3 weeks ago now. Keep in mind, we were JUST HIT by a Cat 5 Tornado a month ago in the same areas where the HTs were located and MANY of the Bartenders, Waitresses, Restaurant/Retail staffs who got hit with the Tornado were EMPLOYED Dwntwn. THEN because people were APPALLED that he hadnt shut the rest of Nashville down, he did just THAT. I did a VideoConf with my Dr last week-his office is in the same complex of one of the largest Hospitals in Nashville. They ARENT busy! NONE of the Hospitals are at capacity. As a matter of fact TWO adjoining Counties (Williamson & Putnam) are FURLOWING their Staffs because of the knee jerk reaction where they shut ALL Elective Surgeries down. Someone tattletailed on the top Orthopedic practices in the SE located here because they were still doing Hip Surgeries and Knee Surgeries. Basically they told the News/Govt to go pound sand. They would continue to do these Surgeries because many WERE urgently needed by their Patients.
    Then this HYSTERICAL Dr’s group wrote letter to Gov DEMANDING he SHUT DOWN the entire State. He didnt–left it up to the Mayors/County Execs. This group then went on a MAJOR PR Blitz to DEMAND Gov Lee SHUT DOWN TN completely. Gov Lee refused–until midweek when he tightened his “Please stay home” to YOU NEED to stay home AND gave local/State Police directive to “enforce” as needed. WHAT caused the sudden, and I mean HOURS change of Heart? SOMEONE got to him with-get this-CELLPHONE TRACKING info Statewide that said WE were travelling too much. UNREAL. This guy WONT get re-elected, trust me. First he betrays us and blindsides the Leg with the “Refugees are welcome because my religious friends have been pressuring me BS” and NOW he locked us down PLUS the just CLOSED the State Parks–you know, the ones WE PAID FOR? Yes, those.
    They are planning for HUGE overload to use the stadium, etc for the Patients/Deaths and yet–there have ONLY been 43 Deaths out of 4000 cases. MOST of those have been in 3 nursing homes that were not well run. The largest outbreaks (other than the County (Sumner) with that 1 nursing home that covered up the infection spreading thru 200+ patients & Staff) are in the 4 Metro Area with Nashville (Davidson County actually) with the most cases-800 as of today. Of those 856, only 6 Deaths and only 30 Hospitalizations!
    We are now locked down Statewide thru this Friday at least (Gov is going to look at it Friday), I have a feeling he is going to ease up esp for Easter. As for Davidson, the mayor is ALL IN on the DOOM AND GLOOM WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE if he “allows” us to start living normally.
    We have SO many carpetbagging Libs here anymore that they are cheerleading the lockdown. The rest of us, esp small business owners are PISSED.
    Hope that long rant helped give an idea where we are at this point–supposedly we all DIE this week or it might be about over…what a load of nonsense

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  32. MaineCoon says:

    METRO ATLANTA:

    I can confirm a cluster outbreak in my metro Atlanta mega choir. One person died (confirmed COVID-19 case), 3 in ICU on respirators (as of today, all released), many, many were at home sick (I know of about 10 via their friends’ FB posts or my contacting others, but most likely there were many more (ultimately, everyone at the 3/11 practice (including me) received email notification on 3/26 that there was a confirmed case at practice (15 days after the fact!!! I was already in self-isolation. I did not get it.) Most haven’t said they were confirmed cases (afraid, I think, to claim being confirmed (with one death no one wants to think they the carrier, if they even know as I don’t think most were even tested. Several said they talked to docs over phone, etc. but were told to stay at home as they weren’t bad enough to go to ER. One was waitlisted to be tested at Emory w/an app’t about 5 days out (probably tested by now).

    Fulton County HD never contacted anyone in the choir re: contact tracing. Guessing they had no idea about the cluster outbreak. I was extremely disturbed by how this entire matter was handled so I called HD, who told me to complete a certain on-line form to the gov’s office, which I did.

    I know of another husband/wife in the church who are seriously ill with COVID. He was not expected to make it.

    I just got a response from an RN choir member who works at the #1 trauma hospital in GA (downtown Atlanta). She said they are overrun with COVID patients and as of Thursday had 42.

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  33. US says:

    UCLA Health System had 5 deaths total up to this morning. Tested 4,400 patients, 440 positive, 37 hospitalized patients, 14 on ventilators currently.

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  34. nimrodman says:

    And I’ll drop this here just because it’s pi$$ing me off:
    Video at the page linked

    WATCH: Chinese Woman Hoards Face Masks To Prevent Americans From Buying Any (VIDEO)

    … In a separate incident, another unidentified Asian woman in Stockton, California is shown deliberately touching all the computers on display at a store

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/watch-chinese-woman-hoards-face-masks-prevent-americans-buying-video/

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    • nimrodman says:

      … comment at Pundit:

      Ggm Ppv donewiththem • 2 hours ago

      Back in January and early February In Australia, several Chinese owned companies ordered all employees to go out and bulk purchased masks, gloves, hand sanitizer etc. They cleaned the place out and shipped out over 90 tones back to China.

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      • The evil of some people is simply astounding. This IS war and we should damn well take note of it…

        I believe our President knows this very well and while he is taking advantage of this time in economic ways etc, there will be hell to pay in the end for these rotten bastard globalists that did this, including of course bill gates.

        It’s TIME!

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    • That first bitches bloodline should be eliminated. To think, we allowed her into our nation.

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  35. TimeIsNow says:

    Local Emergency ward completely empty, as observed by me twice over the past 5 weeks.

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  36. DB says:

    I saw a video a couple weeks back on Twitter, from a morgue director in Italy, whose morgue had been in the media as ‘not being able to keep up with cremations’.

    He claimed, while filming around his facility that he and his staff hadn’t seen a single body in 2 weeks. I wish I knew how to capture it because when I sent the link out, it had already been removed.

    Then there’s this: https://www.westernjournal.com/cdc-tells-hospitals-list-covid-cause-death-even-just-assuming-contributed/?utm_source=site&utm_medium=protrumpnews&utm_campaign=can

    Assuming the suicides by medical staff are true, they’re no doubt being attributed to SARS-CoV-2.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      I have a friend that lives in northern Italy, in a resort area. She told me that some people have been severely affected, but refuses to label it a pandemic.

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  37. oldpalerider says:

    Dem2020
    I have stage 1 cancer and go to a hospital in Los Angeles where major surgery was scheduled. I was “approved” to take pre-op tests (pulmonary, etc) last week and found the place empty. It was eerie. I walked in, answered questions, they took my temperature and I had the test. I saw a total of about 10 people the entire time and 8 of those were in the lobby => at this very large, very busy and very well known hospital.

    After my test, they notified me the surgery has been postponed.

    There is another cancer among us. A fast spreading one. Death comes without the carriers even knowing it. Let’s call this contagious cancer “Dem2020” You can’t wash your to stop its spread, you can only open your mind and speak against the spread.

    So I continue to go out, without a face mask, and talk to people while respecting the social distancing. ‘So what do you think about all this?’ They virtually always just shake theirs heads in disgust. Sometimes I get to speak to a small group of shoppers standing around. It only lasts a minute or so, if that.

    I always end with “keep your freedom, never fear, wash your hands.’ Always get a smile.

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  38. chzheadproud67 says:

    I watched the video last week and your summation is spot on! thanks!

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  39. SSI01 says:

    Despite being in southeastern coastal Georgia, this is still a rural town yet we have a good-sized hospital here. It is just getting a new wing completed, five-story I think with an attached doctors’ office building. The hospital covers at least a four-county area. The wife and I took a drive by the place this evening. Normally on a Saturday evening there is a moderate number of auto accident victims in the ER along with losers in fights, ODs, Tonight there is NO ONE in the ER entrance except the attendant who is normally on duty to greet patients. The hospital put up a walkway with very definite borders to funnel all incoming patients to the ER by this one route. There is NO Covid-19 screening tent or other structure on the walkway. The ER, as I said, is dead quiet – no patients spilling out the door, no nurses frantically running around, very few cars in the parking lot. On a normal Saturday evening there are more than there are now. No sense of urgency to anyone walking around the area.

    What is interesting about this hospital, given the current “emergency” (ginned up), is a significant number of potential elderly patients – thousands of them – on three adjoining islands within a few minutes drive of Brunswick. You would think there would be some sort of precautions and preparations taken before hand to tend to them if they suddenly showed up sick at this hospital. Yet the only things I saw out of the ordinary were the walkway I described, and signs placed around the outside of the hospital saying they had no masks to provide to the public. Only one ambulance near the ER entrance, engine off, lights out, and NO activity there.

    If you keep this thread going I can try to take a run by there later in the week to see how things are on the day shift.

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  40. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Very very helpful–thank you very much!

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  41. STRINGY theory says:

    Our weekly paper here in small town eastern NC reported medical personnel layoffs as a result of decisions to stop elective medical procedures. We have 1 reported COVID case so far in our county. I traced one of those FB letters, supposedly from a nurse at Cone Hospital in Greensboro, Guilford County, NC, to an origination on a political Democrat Resist FB page. It is left wing propaganda. Visited our Food Lion here yesterday, our only grocery store. Other than TP and the usual stuff people are hoarding, it was decently stocked with meat, produce, water, can goods, etc. We got all on our list.

    A couple days ago, I spoke to a friend near Winston-Salem whose daughter is a pharmacist at the huge Novant Forsyth hospital there. She told him no big problems there. I think as of today NC has had around 29 deaths with about 80% being age 65 and above. I am in my mid-70s with an immune system disease, RA, so I suppose I am high risk.

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  42. 6x47 says:

    My wife is a RN. The hospital she works at is the regional coronavirus center. They are less than half capacity (22/39 beds reserved for coronavirus empty.) Nurses being sent home, 20 temporary nurses hired on sitting idle.

    It IS very stressful dealing with coronavirus patients though: Full isolation protocol means assistance is required to gown up, decontaminate, and de gown. Every minute spent in the rooms is logged; every minute of exposure is a chance to become infected. My wife is very unhappy with the working conditions.

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  43. ncpatriot123 says:

    My husband works in a hospital in Myrtle Beach, SC. Recently the hospital is underwhelmed and patient count is extremely low.

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  44. Elric VIII says:

    “How the heck is this level of profound disconnect possible?”

    The media is the Fifth Column. They are truly an Enemy of the People.

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  45. Deb says:

    Our county has a few dozen cases and two deaths.

    The health care workers I know were all told to brace themselves for disaster. People were told not to go to clinics for non-essential appointments or minor illnesses. Elective surgeries postponed. All hands on deck to fight the outbreak.

    And then the outbreak didn’t come. The clinics and hospitals are cutting people’s hours because without the regular patients there isn’t enough for them to do. So surgeons and doctors and nurses sitting at home going stir crazy like the rest of us.

    South of here in Milwaukee is a different story, they do seem to be getting worse. But so far the hospitals are not overwhelmed. I have a friend who’s cousin in Milwaukee tested positive, but they are at home recovering well.

    My husband seems to think the overreaction will save lives. I think the upcoming depression will take more than we saved. Please Lord let me be wrong, as I often am.

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    • vikingmom says:

      I am afraid that I agree with your assessment…front line LEOs are reporting major upticks in suicides and domestic violence cases and that’s only going to get worse. Add in all of the other factors that a prolonged shutdown will cause and the deaths will be in the tens of thousands, although they will be spread out over time and not reported on the evening news…

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  46. Denise M Moitoza says:

    From a family member of mine:
    Referring to Oakland CA Kaiser –
    Someone at work’s wife worked at Kaiser Oakland and she had been working a month straight with no days off 12-16 hour shifts and they gave her a day off because the cases started to slow down a bit

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  47. Magabear says:

    Now this is suspiciously interesting. According to worldometer, New York subtracted about 300 deaths from yesterdays totals and added them to todays tally. Maybe an innocent mistake, or maybe a neat way to get more hysterical headlines. Hmmm. 🤔

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  48. SSI01 says:

    Wondering if arrangements have somehow been made to direct ALL the Covid-19 patients to certain hospitals in a given area – and ONLY those hospitals – so it looks like the big ones are being positively overwhelmed and are awash in live and dead bodies. Then the media do what they can to cover those hospitals or those connected with them – or who say they are connected with them – and give emotional (and very possibly rehearsed) stories about the mayhem going on inside. Meanwhile the vast majority of hospitals that are smaller or more remote are seeing practically none at all.

    Sounds like this is a sound and light show meant for media consumption and to terrify the majority of the population that does not visit sites like this one, or do any thinking or inquiring for themselves.

    It’s all ginned up, either it’s a drill or it will shift its present form into a generalized societal collapse. That will likely happen once people begin to find out they and the legitimate government have been played in this thing. The powers-that-be will not allow a general uprising against themselves and will try to sink the entire society instead.

    Everyone who visits this site probably believes the Democrat party was headed for the thrashing of a lifetime in November. I know I did, and still do. That would spell their end, at least for a 20-year span of time. But they’re not going to sit still and let that happen to themselves. They’re planning on taking the fight to Trump and his devotees – myself among them – rather than sit still and take some VERY heavy incoming. I believe we are headed for something truly dangerous in this country unless POTUS can act to stop it using the War Powers Act and other statutes giving him the power to do so. Stay safe everybody, and keep your eyes peeled and ears open.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Sounds like this is a sound and light show meant for media consumption and to terrify the majority of the population that does not visit sites like this one, or do any thinking or inquiring for themselves.”

      https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/04/new_york_city_is_lying_about_chinese_virus_death_rates.html

      “…”The mass hysteria over COVID-19 in the U.S. is driven in large measure by misleading statistics and bad math about the disease’s body count.

      Now that New York has become the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, we are now regularly inundated on cable TV news with the latest pandemic statistics from the city.  The statistics grow gloomier by the hour….”

      (MSM TV plays it’s part with the visuals. I don’t sit and watch it for hours on end, but I did see two examples in the last day or two that were designed to hype up and exaggerate the risk.

      1) Forklifts being used to transfer bodies to refrigerated trailers for storage,

      Really?

      Since when is there such a surge of hundreds or thousands of deaths per day to be doing this.

      2) An alleged dead body of a victim being wheeled on a gurney to storage outside of a hospital by 5 or 6 people in full protective regalia.

      Since when does it take 5 or 6 people to wheel a gurney and move a body???)

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  49. bkrg2 says:

    Southwest suburbs of Chicago
    Neighbor is a Pediatric Dentist with over 25 years experience and owns 3 offices. All have been shut down by the greatest Governer in history Pritzker for a couple weeks now.
    She can’t even perform emergency procedures (said she usually has 1-2 a week). Those have to be referred to a hospital and she can’t perform.
    She volunteered to assist medical as there are non stop commercials here calling for anyone with medical background to volunteer. She has called mulitple times and no one needs her help….

    Another person I know works at Rush hospital – huge hospital downtown Chicago. She is Surgury Technician – basically cleans & prepares all the tools for surguries. The entire department was laid off this week as there are no elective surgeries being performed. She asked to help with all the overload of patients and they were told no one is needed.

    I was 99% convinced the “medical crisis” was another Fake News story. I am certain some poorly run hospitals are struggling with extra cases, but that must be a very small number of hospitals…

    After reading this post and talking to these 2 highly qualified professionals, this “crisis” is 100% bull

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