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Don’t freak out about hospitals filled
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Posted By: Magnante, 9/15/2021 8:59:12 AM

One of the biggest stories in the media concerns hospitals filled to overflowing with COVID patients. However, as an article in The Atlantic (of all places!) informs us, these numbers are misleading. Almost half of the people in the hospital with COVID are either mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic. In other words, to anyone running around screaming, “We’re all gonna die!” the answer is “No, we’re not.” The biggest story is that of a 73-year-old Alabama man who purportedly died from a treatable heart attack after dozens of hospitals across a three-state region turned him away

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Reply 1 - Posted by: harleynyc 9/15/2021 9:08:28 AM (No. 915163)
I've seen it first hand. This morning we reviewed my girlfriends medical report: after an ordinary check-up a few months ago, the doctor noted she had covid. It's a total lie.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bur Oak 9/15/2021 9:10:43 AM (No. 915166)
Repeat of 6:50 post.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: justavoter 9/15/2021 10:28:42 AM (No. 915242)
The hospitals are full at the cause of the medical "system". When you get the Covid test and it is positive, you are told to go home, watch your temperature and oxygen levels and if they get out of line, then go to the emergency room. Well no wonder. No mention of therapeutics. You are on your own. 5 to 10 days later you are at the hospital in line for a ventilator.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: red1066 9/15/2021 10:34:17 AM (No. 915250)
If your asymptomatic, why the hell are you at the hospital? The media trots out the stock footage of people on vents on every news cast to send out the idea that if you get Covid, this is what will happen to you. Why would every person in the hospital, and every death be the cause of Covid if money wasn't involved? Money is being tossed around for every Covid case the hospital systems can muster. Therefore, every person in the hospital has Covid.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kate318 9/15/2021 10:49:08 AM (No. 915270)
All this hysterical hyperventilating about overflowing hospitals is as phony as it comes. I’ve worked in healthcare marketing. This is a hospital administration’s dream come true. All they ever want to know is bottom line, or “butts in beds.” Hospitals have sorely abused their staffs, and are now paying the price. If they can tie it in with the “pandemic” and collect some of that Covid cash, so much the better. The US healthcare system you thought you knew is long gone.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ladyknowsalot 9/15/2021 10:51:57 AM (No. 915275)
City governments mandating that hospitals can only perform emergency surgeries will cost more lives than covid. Yes, people die from covid. But labeling every surgery "elective" is a terrible practice. Waiting for an embolism to rupture, waiting for a major heart attack that a stent or bypass could prevent, removing a cancerous mass before it spreads. Yes, these are all considered elective!! And this IS happening right now in order to hold beds open for covid patients. My surgery that's on hold will not kill me, just delay pain relief. That's okay. Others are not!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 9/15/2021 12:01:31 PM (No. 915358)
Hospitals need patients to make money and keep the doors open. They have discovered that putting Wuhan flu (real or imagined) patients into a hospital bed is an excellent way to make a bunch of money. Now instead of sending people home with the disease, they put anyone that they can possibly wrangle into calling a Wuhan patient (many/most who are not) into a hospital bed and start collecting lots of $$$ from insurance. The latest big league insurance scam, it would seem.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 9/15/2021 12:03:08 PM (No. 915360)
Always remember to ask, "Cui bono?" In this case, it is the hospitals, docs and nurses who all get lots of $$$$ if beds are filled.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sandpiper 9/15/2021 12:59:19 PM (No. 915422)
My family is living this. To illustrate Number 3’s point, my son and daughter-in-law (in fact, their entire family) became ill with Covid. After diagnosis, no medical support whatsoever. Their kids all had mild cases but both parents were sicker, and after 12 days went to their dr. They BEGGED for treatment. The dr laughed at the suggestion of Invermectin and wouldn’t proscribe the anti-clonal infusion until 5 days later. Two days later my daughter-in-law was in the hospital. She was given O2, steroids and antibiotics and sent home. In the meantime, my son made it to where the anti-clonal infusion treatment was available and was well after two days. Why couldn’t they have been treated sooner?! Why so little support?! Number 6 - another daughter-in-law is caught in that “nether-world” of non-Covid yet non-“emergency” surgery. During an emergency appendectomy in July a benign but dangerous tumor was found. Made up of tissue and blood vessels it could burst at any time, yet her surgery has been put off twice. She’s been turned down by the hospital review board as not being serious enough. Her surgeon is fighting really hard for her. We hope this Friday finally? She has been told “too many Covid patients”. Her friend who works in the hospital says there’s actually not enough staff. Who knows what the truth is anymore.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday 9/15/2021 3:06:52 PM (No. 915549)
#9 has it summed up nicely…”Who knows what the truth is anymore”?
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