Posted On: Thursday - April 30th 2020 6:03PM MST
In Topics:   Immigration Stupidity  Healthcare Stupidity
Last week, in the post, Nurses in New York we has some anecdotal information about the high demand for nurse there, along with more on the situation in other locations. What's happening is that the sick patients who do HAVE the COVID-19, not so say they don't have lots of other problems that are just as important, are being treated very badly.
I understand the idea of all the personnel wearing additional protection for themselves and to slow down the spread of this virus in the hospital. However, there are plenty of other infectious diseases that exist in hospitals, which is a reason one should spend as little time there as humanly possible. This virus is said to be much more infectious, but then I've heard all sorts of stories on that, and how does one actually wipe out a virus that is semi-inanimate to begin with. (see Kung Flu vs. VD).
If one thinks of all the pathways a germ can take from a patient to anywhere else in the hospital, the only true methods to avoid it would bring on complete paranoia. These methods would have to be exactly what one sees in science fiction movies about germs from other planets that will simply kill everyone they come in contact with. This is NOT a disease from outer space! It's not the Black Plague!
The nurses, techs, and even the doctors are purposefully being scared shitless. Due to this, doctors won't visit patients in person, nurses are quitting before going in to visit with infected patients, and family members are not there to help and give support to their loved ones.
Here's what makes it worse in NY City: Due to out-of-control immigration, with destination zero being that city, it has become a real Tower-of-Babel, 3rd-world shitshow. Peak Stupidity has opined on Immigration Stupidity more than any other type for a reason. It's at the root of a lot of America's problems. NY City is Exhibit A. I don't mean the post Upper East/West side of Manhattan or wherever else they have $20,000/year kindergartens to get their kids away from the riff-raff. I mean the majority of what NY City has become - majority 3rd-world people means the place becomes the 3rd world and runs accordingly.
That long intro. over with, please listen to this just-over-10-minute video, made by a nurse practitioner (she's practically a doctor), in which she relates the stories from NY City from her anonymous nurse friend there. It's the media and government induced fear that has caused this madness and misery for everyone - the healthcare workers AND the patients.