If the flattening isn't working is it time to face reality?

EveDallas

Always keep fighting
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Aug 21, 2008
If it hasn't passed, then I apologize for mis speaking, but numerus articles indicate it has. Either way, May checks aren't going to help people who really need this money much.
 
  • Colleen27

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 31, 2007
    If it hasn't passed, then I apologize for mis speaking, but numerus articles indicate it has. Either way, May checks aren't going to help people who really need this money much.
    Yeah, hasn't passed yet. Leadership announced a deal was reached but apparently they weren't speaking for everyone because it looks like it is going to be held up in the Senate over one set of problems and then, even if it passes, held up again in the House over an entirely different set of objections. At this rate, they may not even get to an agreement by May, never mind sending out checks!
     

    Notrealname

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    Nov 25, 2019
    Everyone talking about chloroquine being a potential cure needs to temper it. Seriously.
    It isn’t helping those that truly need it for approved uses. And it’s only making dumbsacks dumber by self medicating.

    Has there been evidence of chloroquine working in the clinical setting to help patients recover? Yes, but so has not prescribing it. Even praying has helped anecdotally.

    Until there is a complete formal study using randomized participants, we can’t say for sure whether it is a treatment. And as mentioned many times, all the observations of chloroquine use has been done in inpatients who are constantly monitored. You don’t just take this medicine at home for COVID-19.

    And just because you hear of a doctor here and there hoarding it doesn’t mean they’re the brightest bulb. Not all doctors are beautiful and wonderful people. Rand Paul is a doctor and he still went about his activities before receiving positive COVID-19 test results.
    Unfortunately you’re going up against this.
    An insurer/healthcare provider is rationing meds and thanking their patients for their sacrifice.
     

    LSUmiss

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    Sep 8, 2014
    Also wanted to add that my DH got his “essential employee travel letter” from his company yesterday and I was quite impressed with it! It referenced at least three state and federal policies outlining why what they do is essential. I’ve never seen anything like it before. I’m accustomed to traveling with my own disaster pass which is simply the back of my hospital ID. At any rate, he’s keeping one copy in his car (and one at home) and he also took a picture of it to have on his phone.
    My DH is expecting to get one soon from his company. I’m like you, anytime I was essential my work ID badge was the proof. Thankfully I am no longer essential & luckily still being paid b/c I’m working from home.
     

    Starwarsfan2

    Earning My Ears
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    Mar 15, 2019
    Wait 3 days or so--it'll double. And again. And again. Etc.

    3/11: 38 U.S. deaths.
    3/14: 57 U.S. deaths.
    3/17: 109 U.S. deaths.
    3/20: 256 U.S. deaths.
    3/23: 553 U.S. deaths.

    Source:

    This is 10 times deadlier than the flu. Many hospitals around the world are deciding not to treat people who are above a certain age or have certain underlying health factors. I'd rather avoid that if possible.
    You do know the flu kills on average 0.1% so 10X worse =1%.
     
  • Starwarsfan2

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Mar 15, 2019
    Everyone talking about chloroquine being a potential cure needs to temper it. Seriously.
    It isn’t helping those that truly need it for approved uses. And it’s only making dumbsacks dumber by self medicating.

    Has there been evidence of chloroquine working in the clinical setting to help patients recover? Yes, but so has not prescribing it. Even praying has helped anecdotally.

    Until there is a complete formal study using randomized participants, we can’t say for sure whether it is a treatment. And as mentioned many times, all the observations of chloroquine use has been done in inpatients who are constantly monitored. You don’t just take this medicine at home for COVID-19.

    And just because you hear of a doctor here and there hoarding it doesn’t mean they’re the brightest bulb. Not all doctors are beautiful and wonderful people. Rand Paul is a doctor and he still went about his activities before receiving positive COVID-19 test results.
    My hospital is using Hydroxychloroquin/Zithromax Now to treat.
     

    LuvOrlando

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    Jun 8, 2006
    I think we just need to slow down and give the authorities and experts time to strategize. This isn't like a normal battle, not that I know anything about one, but it seems the strategists aren't in a room somewhere safe, they are trying to both think and participate at the same time. They are physicians and nurses and other staff who took oaths to advocate for humanity and that's what most are trying to do - certainly those showing up and risking their lives day in and day out. I have a friend who is an Xray tech, she''s always been an amazing role model through a crazy divorce and such and now, again she is proving herself to be amazing again. These people are knee deep in trouble and the best the rest of us can do for all of our sakes is sit still and get out of the way. Stay home, practice social distancing even in our homes and stay healthy so we don't contribute to the mess.

    I truly believe the antiviral R & D that went on after HIV and has been in research for cancer treatments hold what we need, we just need to buy time, fine tune the action plan & to ramp up production. We just need to sit still for a bit
     

    3threebabies

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    Dec 6, 2018
    Unfortunately you’re going up against this.
    An insurer/healthcare provider is rationing meds and thanking their patients for their sacrifice.
    This is very upsetting and scary for family involved. However, those of you who don't think US private insurance and government universal healthcare systems worldwide don’t already ration or outright deny medication are lucky to not have yourself or anyone you love with a life threatening illness.
     
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    Oct 23, 2015
    Holy cow y'all my area is getting 50,000 test kits! We've been running with a shortage which is causing lack of availability in testing reducing to just testing hospitalizations or relying on few drive thrus that have just been opening up.

    It was a task force created by local business leaders who are partnering up with one of the main health systems. One of the task force members notified of test kits sitting in a warehouse in CA. They paid over a $1million for them.
     



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