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Doctors raise alarm about health
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shutdown: 'Mass casualty incident'

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 5/21/2020 4:24:15 AM

More than 600 doctors signed onto a letter sent to President Trump Tuesday pushing him to end the "national shutdown" aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, calling the widespread state orders keeping businesses closed and kids home from school a "mass casualty incident" with "exponentially growing health consequences." The letter outlines a variety of consequences that the doctors have observed resulting from the coronavirus shutdowns, including patients missing routine checkups that could detect things like heart problems or cancer, increases in substance and alcohol abuse, and increases in financial instability that could lead to "[p]overty and financial uncertainty," which "is closely linked to poor health."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: KatieJo 5/21/2020 4:55:46 AM (No. 417421)
The truth is coming to the surface, the amount of damage they have done is staggering.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo 5/21/2020 5:25:20 AM (No. 417439)
Yup, they flattened the curve and just kept on flattening until they darn flattened the whole health care sector. Closed hospitals all over the place. Furloughed doctors and nurses. People dead from other diseases all over the place. But hey, at least dweeb Dr. Fauxi (sic/sick) made it to "Sexiest Man Alive" and got his name on a line of underwear for appreciative Karens.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo 5/21/2020 7:24:51 AM (No. 417493)
But, but, they told us the lockdown was like riding unicorns with pixie dust. Alll rainbows and flowers. You mean there is a dark side? Or is it all dark and we are too stupid to notice?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Philipsonh 5/21/2020 7:42:33 AM (No. 417505)
Don't forget the multitude of so-called elective surgeries being postponed. People that require surgery don't magically get better; THEY GET WORSE. If a person NEEDS surgery, it is NOT elective, it is necessary, sometimes to avoid permanent damage or death. The bureaucrats termed these procedures 'elective', which is a blatant LIE.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: AltaD 5/21/2020 10:35:55 AM (No. 417696)
There are many words I would use to describe the cancer treatment I went through but "elective" is not one of them. The anxiety that goes along with a cancer diagnosis and treatment can be absolutely overwhelming, to force anyone to put their treatment on hold is criminal in my opinion.
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