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America's Largest Nurses Union
Warns of 'Catastrophic Levels of
Death and Suffering' as COVID

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Posted By: AltaD, 11/24/2020 1:58:54 PM

Members of the National Nurses United (NNU), America's largest union of registered nurses, warned that there will be "catastrophic levels of death and suffering on the horizon" if the country doesn't start limiting the spread of the coronavirus. During a virtual press conference Monday, nurses from some of the country's most hard-hit areas—Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Florida—shared harrowing stories about the emotional and physical strain that the pandemic is putting on hospital systems.(Snip) You need to listen to the nurses.... Social distance. Wear a mask. Avoid large crowds.


Chicago's had a mask mandate for 8 months, along with social distancing rules and limits on crowds, it's made no difference.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby 11/24/2020 2:04:14 PM (No. 615303)
1. Specify the cities/counties with high COVID cases. 2. El Paso, TX doesn't mean the entire Texas. They should take into account the number of cases they are getting from Juarez, Mexico across the border from El Paso.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: red1066 11/24/2020 2:10:00 PM (No. 615308)
Taking lessons from the teacher's unions. Close everything forever.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 11/24/2020 2:20:07 PM (No. 615319)
LOL... I no longer care!!! LOL
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vesicant 11/24/2020 2:25:54 PM (No. 615325)
Isn't this what they said back in May or June? They must have brushed off the same press release. Meanwhile, the hospital parking lots around here are mysteriously empty.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Violet 11/24/2020 2:51:57 PM (No. 615340)
It's all a joke and a hoax until it's your loved one on a respirator
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ho72 11/24/2020 2:51:58 PM (No. 615341)
So far we've learned that: Masks are essential Masks do no good Covid can spread via contact with surfaces Covid is not likely to spread via contact with surfaces Asymptomatic persons are spreaders Asymptomatic persons are NOT spreaders Lockdowns work Lockdowns do not work ...and so on. But there's at least one bit of advice that seems to be held as universally true: if you are home schooling, you may start drinking at approximately 10 a.m. every day.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 11/24/2020 3:00:23 PM (No. 615343)
Last Friday, in my state, (which now has about the worst Governor lockdown orders in the nation) they were announcing on the radio that every hospital in the state was overflowing with people dying of the Covid.... That they were putting tents up in the parking lots for people who would be dying in the streets otherwise. Out of curiosity yesterday, I went to my regional hospital. They do have a big awning up in the parking lot, ... But the place is a ghost town. I saw ONE person wandering around in the 20 minutes I spent surveilling the place. and he was just wandering kind of aimlessly, maybe doing the same thing I was..
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 11/24/2020 3:07:13 PM (No. 615347)
Isn't this the same song they were singing in March?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Corndoggies 11/24/2020 3:08:34 PM (No. 615349)
Until they can explain to me why masks aren’t a biohazard and treat disposal of them as such, I will continue to believe this is a farce to gain control of the population.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 11/24/2020 3:09:52 PM (No. 615351)
Nobody here thinks the virus is a joke or a hoax. The government response is a joke and a hoax. Except it's not funny.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ARKfamily 11/24/2020 3:18:43 PM (No. 615356)
#5, nobody around here thought it was a joke or a hoax. It is the fact that nobody paid attention to Donald Trump on January 31 with the travel ban. For crying out loud, Joe Biden was calling him xenophobic and racist. It was the fact that governors did nothing at all to heed the president's warning and waited until March after the impeachment debacle. Were you okay with all of the protestors, looters, and the people out there creating damage and chaos? I doubt many of them had masks on. Who knows. . . So I think your comment is baseless and critical where it shouldn't be.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Venturer 11/24/2020 3:37:55 PM (No. 615375)
I wonder what will be worse. The deaths caused by Corona, or the deaths of America's small business's/
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Vaquero45 11/24/2020 3:46:59 PM (No. 615383)
The nurses union is like every other American union; we’d be better off without them. In March, when the coronavirus panic was in full swing, the University of Colorado Medical Center - the largest hospital in the state - was LAYING OFF nurses! How bad could it have been? We’re being had - again. You’re over 70 and have another medical condition? Then stay home. You drank the kool-aid and think the virus is going to kill you? Fine - stay home. The rest of us should tell the “experts” to shove it where the sun doesn’t shine, and get on with our maskless unrestricted lives.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: bgarrett 11/24/2020 3:55:46 PM (No. 615390)
I dont believe ANYTHING that NEWSWEEK SAYS
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Reply 15 - Posted by: hoosierblue 11/24/2020 3:56:54 PM (No. 615391)
More hyperbole from the left.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 11/24/2020 4:18:46 PM (No. 615403)
It’s newsweak! Fake ..phony...just narrative So many “journalists” are such devil liars.. And so f’in willing stupid commies. I just asked my nurse wife her opine... She said..and I quote...”that’s bullshit”!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: franq 11/24/2020 4:22:47 PM (No. 615407)
End Times stuff. Just like waiting in line this morning at Best Buy (a store I rarely visit). Huge block walls. Employee at the door asking everyone, including me, what brings you here. Slowed the line tremendously. I thought "so this is what it will look like".
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Periwinkel 11/24/2020 4:23:20 PM (No. 615409)
I don't believe them. (sung to the tune of nannie-nannie-boo-boo!)
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Reply 19 - Posted by: hershey 11/24/2020 4:26:45 PM (No. 615412)
Yah know, God cleaned up the world the first time with water, then the gays and bung busters stole his rainbow and bent it to immorality.....maybe the virus is His answer to immorality and apostasy in the world...he promised no more water, but he didn't say anything about a Chinese virus...
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Reply 20 - Posted by: JackBurton 11/24/2020 5:04:53 PM (No. 615443)
Here's an idea. If a person has symptoms... and AS SOON as a person has symptoms... prescribe hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, and the Z pac. 6 day regimen. It can be done at home. No need to involve a hospital.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bur Oak 11/24/2020 5:25:44 PM (No. 615461)
Note to self - before going to a hospital check and see if the nurses are unionized.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/24/2020 5:49:53 PM (No. 615488)
Its Newsweek. They've been known to hire actresses who play 'experts' to achieve their narrative.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Violet 11/24/2020 5:53:33 PM (No. 615495)
#11, my comment was critical but not baseless. You have no idea what I have suffered.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/24/2020 5:54:52 PM (No. 615497)
I think the reason they're doing this is they want to blunt the hordes of heavily armed, angry Americans who know Trump won and won't put up with their lies and manipulations any longer.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: JimJr 11/24/2020 6:54:36 PM (No. 615540)
How many hospitals have been closed because "non-essential" medical services (except abortion) have been shut down?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: twinkles 11/24/2020 7:21:38 PM (No. 615558)
Msrk my words. IF the nitwit is inaugurated, the next day the cases will drop to zero. We won’t hear a virus peep from the fake news ever again.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DVC 11/24/2020 8:44:03 PM (No. 615614)
The only two people that I know personally.....well other than the father of my college roommate, who I last met in about 1970, one is somewhat sick with it and her husband got over it in a day, thought he had a slight cold. And he had a heart attack earlier this year, and a stent, and ......he still got over it quickly and painlessly as a heart patient.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 11/24/2020 9:40:40 PM (No. 615646)
Sorry for your grief and pain #23.I would guess most of us do understand that it is real and it can be as serious as death. IAs I recall some of us have had love ones suffer form it. It may be hard to see in your circumstances but the comments are directed toward those who have used this terrible event for political gain. There is no intent to mock those suffering. It is, however, fair to comment on how the matter has been turned against those not sick or at risk. I believe most would do all they could, including wearing masks, distancing and whatever else it would take if those efforts would work, but that does not seem to be the case - as many here have pointed out. The politicians and experts that are doing this are doing so out of greed for power and money. These fabricated "measures" to "protect us" is causing many others great harm. Some are so overcome with anguish that it has driven then to suicide. It is important to comment about this matter because we can begin to sift out what works and what doesn't. We are all in this together. The posters seem to be doing that. I wish G-d's blessings on you and your loved one.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 11/25/2020 3:58:46 AM (No. 615749)
I don’t buy it! I don’t buy the numbers at any level! Minnesota is once again shut down! Can’t go to an eating establishment or bar! We were waiting for Thanksgiving to be cancelled so we could joyously travel 60 miles to meet the in-laws for Lunch! Enjoy the hysterical proclamations of pathetic little Soy Boy Governor “Big Shots” who have tasted POWER and they won’t be giving it back anytime soon!
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