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  1. #12951
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    The overflowing of the hospital are definitely COVID related. But most in my neck of the woods ( northern New England) are related to nursing home closures or understaffing. Old folks that canít take care of themselves have nowhere to go. You canít send them home and the nursing homes canít take any more people. Mandates are great and all but if you have someone that will wipe peopleís ass (Ur mom and dads) for $12 an hr on the regular for years. Maybe it would be best to have them keep working their job if they feel they weathered the first round of COVID and can do it again.
    Deep thoughts by jack handy

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    Please stop quoting morons and trolls

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    So, when the dust settles next year... and these covIDIOTS look around and see the horrific results that banning mask and vaccine mandates wreaked on their friends and families and communities rather than blaming themselves or their idiot governors I bet THEY BLAME BIDEN. They will blame Biden for not forcing them to get vaccinated and wear masks like everyone else was doing out of common fucking sense..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    ďIt was the mixed messaging from WAPO and the NYT in January and February of 2020 that still has me confused. From then on I said no to masks or vaccines. But I said yes to hydroxychloroquine and then later azithromycin and then later warm weather and then later lots of zinc and then later invermectin. Cause itís a hoax but itís really from China lab where it leaked as a powerful bioweapon but Bill Gates is using it for his great reset despite it being no worse than the flu. We should do Israel. No waitÖ.Sweden.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    You call doctors by their first name? I would have written you up for that. (There was one of my partners who had me as an attending when she was a resident who refused to call me by my first name.).
    Huh, so youíre an asshole.




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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    You call doctors by their first name? I would have written you up for that. (There was one of my partners who had me as an attending when she was a resident who refused to call me by my first name.)


    The vax still works if you're angry
    Ski bro the gentleman skier and the most chill MD you will ever meet hasnt practised for 5 years but nurse Carmen still calls him dr blah blah and actualy I have heard him call her nurse Carmen ... old habits eh

    we will save these crayon eaters in spite of themselves
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    I never tested my lower threshold.

    How about some contributions to the Stoke Dreams fund?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    I call everyone by their first name. What exactly would you have written me up for? Iíd have laughed at you. Iíve been calling docs by their first name since I left the military in Ď93.

    Things have changed. That kind of hierarchical bullshit doesnít foster good teamwork.


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    I was joking. Making fun of stuffed shirt doctors. Lots of non-MD's called me by my first name. One of the nurses in the clinic called me by my baby name--I don't know how she found out or maybe she guessed it.

    I called most of the people I worked with by their first names, but if they introduced themselves as Mrs or Mr or Ms Something, that's what I called them--few did; maybe it would be better for equality in the workplace if more did. Patients I always addressed as Mr or Mrs or Ms Something, even if they were friends I called by first name outside the hospital. My own doctor, who was a colleague I was on a first name basis with, calls me Dr. Goat when I have an appointment with him.

    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Huh, so youíre an asshole.



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    That's Dr. Asshole to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    I was joking. Making fun of stuffed shirt doctors. Lots of non-MD's called me by my first name. One of the nurses in the clinic called me by my baby name--I don't know how she found out or maybe she guessed it.

    I called most of the people I worked with by their first names, but if they introduced themselves as Mrs or Mr or Ms Something, that's what I called them--few did; maybe it would be better for equality in the workplace if more did. Patients I always addressed as Mr or Mrs or Ms Something, even if they were friends I called by first name outside the hospital. My own doctor, who was a colleague I was on a first name basis with, calls me Dr. Goat when I have an appointment with him.


    That's Dr. Asshole to you.
    Ok, youíre not so bad


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    i have a new theory.... ( i was pretty high yesterday - and now hangover writing it down for yall)

    bill gates tries to eradicate vampires

    vampires get bad blood clotting in there teeth from the V

    so actually the vaccine is not for C19 it is kind of vampire repellent.

    vampires had already a bad time because of the hiv but now it is even harder for them

    hopefully we will get rid of this blood sucking fuckers by all getin the shot


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    Cousin of mine had some horrific injuries after getting hit on his bike by a car. (Unfortunately no Trinidadian swollen balls.)

    Because of all the dumbfucks in this country overwhelming our hospitals with Covid, my Aunt can't even get into the emergency room to visit him for the first three days he's in there because of Covid protocols. Now that they have moved him into a trauma care unit, his parents can finally visit, but only for 2-3 hours a day and they have removed furniture in the rooms to discourage long visits/exposure.

    Fucking asshole anti-vaxxers and the consequences of their shithead ignorant actions are really starting to piss me off.

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    It's great for his family that he survived and all but man... just think all the heartache, money and damage to health they could have saved/avoided if they'd just gotten the jab. So tired of hearing these stories over and over. Everytime the family has an epiphany like it's a some sort of incredible thing when it's not. It's really not. Vaccines have been around for centuries. Get the stupid jab!


    After 169 hospitals, a dad finally got the Covid-19 care he needed -- and changed dozens of skeptics' minds
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    It's great for his family that he survived and all but man... just think all the heartache, money and damage to health they could have saved/avoided if they'd just gotten the jab. So tired of hearing these stories over and over. Everytime the family has an epiphany like it's a some sort of incredible thing when it's not. It's really not. Vaccines have been around for centuries. Get the stupid jab!


    After 169 hospitals, a dad finally got the Covid-19 care he needed -- and changed dozens of skeptics' minds
    This is happening everyday, everywhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Huh, so you’re an asshole.




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    Oh FFS, it's like we haven't had any experience with the cranky old trickster for over 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    It's great for his family that he survived and all but man... just think all the heartache, money and damage to health they could have saved/avoided if they'd just gotten the jab. So tired of hearing these stories over and over. Everytime the family has an epiphany like it's a some sort of incredible thing when it's not. It's really not. Vaccines have been around for centuries. Get the stupid jab!


    After 169 hospitals, a dad finally got the Covid-19 care he needed -- and changed dozens of skeptics' minds
    It's also why there are no ambulances available.. They're all rolling around or sitting outside ERs full waiting for somewhere, anywhere to leave the patients..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Physicists either invented a new dimension to accommodate the version of chess being played here, or this is just one dimensional checkers:

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainm...p-voters-dead/

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    I canít wait to see that logic get posted this afternoon by the anti vaxxers I know. Who knew the libs were so clever ?!

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    NPR has hired a Senior Horse Pill Correspondent

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-...fyJfU2USnkaGps

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    U.S. states with most COVID deaths per 100,000 people:

    1. Mississippi: 308
    2. New Jersey: 306
    3. Louisiana: 288
    4. New York: 281
    5. Massachusetts: 267
    6. Arizona: 266
    7. Rhode Island: 265
    8. Alabama: 262
    9. Arkansas: 245
    10. Florida: 237

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    Quote Originally Posted by steepconcrete View Post
    U.S. states with most COVID deaths per 100,000 people:

    1. Mississippi: 308
    2. New Jersey: 306
    3. Louisiana: 288
    4. New York: 281
    5. Massachusetts: 267
    6. Arizona: 266
    7. Rhode Island: 265
    8. Alabama: 262
    9. Arkansas: 245
    10. Florida: 237
    Let's see it for 2021 only after vaccines became available and mask mandates were dropped by certain states.. If you scroll up you'll see some. It's already been covered that this data has inflected greatly thanks to antivaxxers..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Italy saw a 14.1% case fatality rate through August 2020. The Northeastern United States was also hit hard early in the pandemic. Both served to show how deadly Covid is when it hits a naive unprepared population.

    That was then, now, slower vaccine uptake means more deaths. If you live in Florida or Mississippi you're 10x more likely to be killed by Covid today than if you live a state with higher vax rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MultiVerse View Post
    Physicists either invented a new dimension to accommodate the version of chess being played here, or this is just one dimensional checkers:

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainm...p-voters-dead/
    I'm starting to feel more and more sorry for these people - ignorant and fearful minds so twisted in knots by manipulative fuckers they don't know which way is up.

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    Jamie Azar left a rehab hospital in Tennessee this week with the help of a walker after spending the entire month of August in the ICU and on a ventilator. She had received a shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in mid-July but tested positive for the coronavirus within 11 days and nearly died.

    Now Azar, who earns about $36,000 a year as the director of a preschool at a Baptist church in Georgia, is facing thousands of dollars in medical expenses that she canít afford.

    ďIím very thankful to be home. I am still weak. And Iím just waiting for the bills to come in to know what to do with them,Ē she said Wednesday, after returning home.

    In 2020, as the pandemic took hold, U.S. health insurance companies declared they would cover 100 percent of the costs for covid treatment, waiving co-pays and expensive deductibles for hospital stays that frequently range into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    But this year, most insurers have reinstated co-pays and deductibles for covid patients, in many cases even before vaccines became widely available. The companies imposed the costs as industry profits remained strong or grew in 2020, with insurers paying out less to cover elective procedures that hospitals suspended during the crisis.

    Now the financial burden of covid is falling unevenly on patients across the country, varying widely by health-care plan and geography, according to a survey of the two largest health plans in every state by the nonprofit and nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.

    If youíre fortunate enough to live in Vermont or New Mexico, for instance, state mandates require insurance companies to cover 100 percent of treatment. But most Americans with covid are now exposed to the uncertainty, confusion and expense of business-as-usual medical billing and insurance practices ó joining those with cancer, diabetes and other serious, costly illnesses.



    A widow with no children, Azar, 57, is part of the unlucky majority. Her experience is a sign of what to expect if covid, as most scientists fear, becomes endemic: a permanent, regular health threat.

    The carrier for her employee health insurance, UnitedHealthcare, reinstated patient cost-sharing Jan. 31. That means, because she got sick months later, she could be on the hook for $5,500 in deductibles, co-pays and out-of-network charges this year for her care in a Georgia hospital near her home, including her ICU stay, according to estimates by her family. They anticipate she could face another $5,500 in uncovered expenses next year as her recovery continues.

    Bills related to her stay at the out-of-network rehab hospital in Tennessee could climb as high as $10,000 more, her relatives have estimated, but they acknowledged they were uncertain this month what exactly to expect, even after asking UnitedHealthcare and the providers.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    ďIím not paying for anyoneís bad choices! Git yer own health care.Ē

    Gets covid. Gets intubated. Asks for lung transplant. Gets flown 6 states away on special ICU plane. Goes on ECMO. Survives. Months of costly rehab. Who is paying for all this?

    Numerous others infected at same time. Long covid everywhere.

    Then idiots are all likeÖ.Ēletís just look solely at death rates to see how states are doing.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoova View Post
    I'm starting to feel more and more sorry for these people - ignorant and fearful minds so twisted in knots by manipulative fuckers they don't know which way is up.
    I'm guessing you read the comments? I had to check to see if anyone called him out for the obvious attempt to manipulate them. Judging from what I saw they didn't catch on, so he probably struck the right tone for the "wouldn't put it past em" crowd. Oof.

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