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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:22 PM

Queens ER Dr: "I don't really care if I get into trouble for speaking to the media."

‘People Are Dying’: 72 Hours Inside a N.Y.C. Hospital Battling Coronavirus
By Robin Stein and Caroline Kim•March 25, 2020

An emergency room doctor in Elmhurst, Queens, gives a rare look inside a hospital at the center of the coronavirus pandemic. “We don’t have the tools that we need.”

"I don't really care if I get into trouble for speaking to the media. I want people to know that this is bad. People are dying. We don't have the tools that we need."

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Reply Queens ER Dr: "I don't really care if I get into trouble for speaking to the media." (Original post)
kpete Mar 25 OP
SWBTATTReg Mar 25 #1
pangaia Mar 25 #10
MyOwnPeace Mar 25 #13
A HERETIC I AM Mar 25 #18
azureblue Mar 25 #30
SWBTATTReg Mar 26 #43
napi21 Mar 25 #2
tblue37 Mar 25 #5
LisaL Mar 25 #7
tblue37 Mar 25 #8
marybourg Mar 25 #12
Harker Mar 25 #15
Leghorn21 Mar 25 #3
dalton99a Mar 25 #4
stillcool Mar 25 #6
dweller Mar 25 #9
stillcool Mar 25 #11
SunSeeker Mar 25 #14
iluvtennis Mar 25 #16
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 25 #31
roamer65 Mar 25 #17
avlbeerfan Mar 25 #19
Lars39 Mar 25 #20
avlbeerfan Mar 25 #23
Lars39 Mar 25 #25
iluvtennis Mar 26 #33
flibbitygiblets Mar 25 #21
Post removed Mar 25 #28
azureblue Mar 25 #32
napi21 Mar 25 #22
GulfCoast66 Mar 25 #24
AllyCat Mar 26 #37
SWBTATTReg Mar 26 #44
tiptonic Mar 25 #26
BootinUp Mar 25 #27
wnylib Mar 25 #29
iluvtennis Mar 26 #34
wnylib Mar 26 #40
wnylib Mar 26 #41
iluvtennis Mar 26 #42
wnylib Mar 26 #45
Jarqui Mar 26 #35
AllyCat Mar 26 #36
misanthrope Mar 26 #38
OhioChick Mar 26 #39

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:25 PM

1. And where is rump in all of this? Playing golf, watching TV, reading newspapers, bullshiting on...

the phone (pardon the language), or tweeting. Certainly not doing anything to help speed things up, etc.

If anything, he's whining again about the media / press coverage.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:55 PM

10. He hates Cuomo with a passion.....

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:30 PM

13. "reading newspapers?"

Ha, you crack me up!!!!
But you DO have the right idea - he's nowhere near being concerned or involved with what happens to millions of Americans.
What did America ever do to deserve this?

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:17 PM

18. Many authors and people that know him say he "reads" the newspapers...

but what he mostly does apparently, is skim articles and headlines for his name. He looks only for references to HIM, and when he sees one, he will delve into it just enough to figure out if it is flattering or not. If it is flattering, he will indulge it completely, because he loves to read glowing articles about himself. This is with the caveat that a narcissist like Trumpy can only do so much before he gets bored and has to move on to the next, more gratifying thing.

But if it isn't utterly flattering, he will make note of the author and the subject matter so he can use it against the writer or publication later on.

He does read, just not like you or I understand the term.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:44 PM

30. Trump is killing Americans

so he can play political power games. He is a crazy sociopath.

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Response to azureblue (Reply #30)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:52 AM

43. Yes. And his enablers are just as guilty too. One day a reckoning will come and perhaps a ...

tiny sliver of justice for all of his victims will be obtained. Too many of us in this Country believe in law of right, not might, and that indeed, 1 vote counts as 1 vote, and that the 1%ers don't 'rule' this country, we ALL do, each vote equaling the same as another vote.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:29 PM

2. I HOPE the jackels that always listen to DT hear this! There were already 2 people who died when

they took the medication he said would keep people from getting Covid 19/ The man had died already when the wife was interviewed. She said she heard DT say this in one of his daily briefings & she had some in her house. When asked why she had it she said she used to keep coy fish and it was for the fish. She died the next day. It seems these DT supporters do't use their heads at all & just believe whatever he says.

PLEASE PEOPLE! Listen to this Doctor!

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Response to napi21 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:40 PM

5. ??? I didn't hear anything about the wife dying though she was in critical condition. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:44 PM

7. Wife didn't die.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:46 PM

8. That's what I thought. nt

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Response to napi21 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:20 PM

12. All fish are coy.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:56 PM

15. Even koi? n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:32 PM

3. K & fkn R, goddamit

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:34 PM

4. Kick

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:42 PM

6. sending out an SOS

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Response to stillcool (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:51 PM

9. don't stand

don't stand, don't stand so close to me 😷

✌🏼

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Response to dweller (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:04 PM

11. I forgot that...

good one to get stuck in my head.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:34 PM

14. It's just the beginning. They expect it to peak in May.

They better clear out the ice rinks to store the coffins, like Spain is doing.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:01 PM

16. OMG, this is so sad. Where is the PPE, test kits, ventilators, etc that these healthcare providers

need. trump and pence should be ashamed.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:48 PM

31. trumpence should be in jail

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:09 PM

17. People are dying in the ER waiting for help.

Saw that on O’Donnell.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:18 PM

19. Medical supply production

 

Look when America gave away all of its manufacturing capacity to China this is what happens.
I dont like Trump & Pence but realistically they cant pull supplies outta thin air.
This is a problem that was years in the making.
How much does the hospital CEO make where the Dr. works is that why there wasnt a stockpile of PPE?
My local hospital CEO made a million a year as a nonprofit until they sold out to HCA.
Maybe if China had told the real numbers and the WHO had bothered to check to see if China was lying
MAYBE just MAYBE Italy, Spain, Iran and us could got out in front of this thing.

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Response to avlbeerfan (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:28 PM

20. FFS the Trump transition team

threw the pandemic plans in the trashcan.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:30 PM

23. Plans or no plans

 

if the PPE is not here its not here. What good is a damn plan if it says make sure all hospitals are well staffed and supplied?

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Response to avlbeerfan (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:33 PM

25. Lots of things that could have been done

before staff and PPE were tested. Trump and his transition team did not want to learn.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:15 AM

33. +++++ agree. nt

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Response to avlbeerfan (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:30 PM

21. Maybe Trump & Pence can't pull supplies outta thin air, but they could have not dismantled pandemic

response team. And fired the experts. And ignored the intel warnings. They could have not called it a hoax and they could have not said we have it all under control and will go away very soon.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:53 PM

32. Trump needs to be defunded

Remember he fired the CDC way back and ignored warnings back in January. This is 100% Trump's failure. And now he is trying to score political points with people's lives. He is literally killing people. The WHO has nothing at all to do with this so take your talking point elsewhere. Trump needs to be fired and dragged out of the White House.

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Response to avlbeerfan (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:30 PM

22. Right! Iwonder if anyone in the US will recognize the problem and return the mfg. of mandatory

ermergency items like masks, ventilators etc. back home? It's certainly possible to go without making clothes, shoes, and many of the items we've outsourced to China and other low cost employers but mandatory healthcare items, and parts for systems & equipment that we as a society need must be made HERE!

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Response to avlbeerfan (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:33 PM

24. US intelligence knew China was lying in December. Trump was told and did not believe it.

And the shortage is not due to where things are made. But after 30 years of MBAs and Industrial Engineers pushing Just In Time stocking onto every business no one keeps inventory. And JIT is very efficient. At minimizing costs. Until there is a pandemic. Which is not taught about at IE school.

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Response to avlbeerfan (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:50 AM

37. Strategic National Stockpile

Good relations with our allies. Working globally to come up with supplies from other sources. Tasking industry with changing their production or increasing it. 3D printers?

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Response to avlbeerfan (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:55 AM

44. America didn't give away it's manufacturing to China or Mexico, or anywhere else...as

consumers wanting yet a lower price for items, we all did.

The Billionaires and / or Millionaires wanting yet more profits (as though they weren't making enough) didn't hurt in the effort either.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:34 PM

26. Can we say

Can we say 'trump virus/pandemic' ? I think we should.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:36 PM

27. Our new reality. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:42 PM

29. What I can't figure out is how

so many people around President Death have either been near someone who tested positive or are positive themselves and yet Donny Death is negative. The CPAC meeting, Mar a Lago, etc. And he us so confident that he won't get it. Not the reaction you expect from a germophobe. Does he really believe he has some kind of invisible protection shield? That it's just the flu?

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Response to wnylib (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:16 AM

34. He may very well have CV-19. He reports tht he's been tested, but I don't believe him. He is too

arrogant to be tested.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #34)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:05 AM

40. No, I don't think he has it.

He would not have a mild case at his age and health.

He might have been tested. He talks about what a "nasty" ordeal testing is, like a true wimp.

OTOH, how long ago was his "partial" yearly exam at Walter Reed? It was before the outbreak in China, but how long before?

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Response to wnylib (Reply #40)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:24 AM

41. OK, I just looked it up. Genocide Don

went to Walter Reed in mid November. The massive outbreak in Wuhan occurred a few weeks later in December. But it was probably circulating in China in November, before the huge Wuhan outbreak.

Possibly there were people traveling to and from China in November who picked it up and carried it to Europe and the US.

If the genocidal president had a case of coronavirus in November and recovered, that would explain why he is so confident now about his own invulnerability. And typical of him, he would believe that was proof of his superiority over people who die from it, so they are expendable.

Maybe that's why he was out of the public eye for a while after his trip to Walter Reed and seemed more drugged than usual.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #41)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:20 AM

42. interesting. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #42)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:07 PM

45. it's only a speculation that occurred to me

when I wondered why Trump is so confident of his own safety and continued to shake hands in public for so long since he is supposed to be a germophobe.

If he has immunity due to recovery from an early case of it, that would explain his attutude and behavior.

The timing is right. It is believed now that the virus was circulating in China during November. That fits the pattern of epidemics and pandemics. The disease. circulates in a population for a few weeks before enough of them have it to form a cluster outbreak in one community, like Wuhan.

Given the number of people in the Trump circle of contacts who are involved in business and trade negotiations in China, it is entirely plausible that one of them carried the virus to the US where Trump could pick it up through direct or indirect contact in DC, NY, or Mar a Lago in November, before it was a known disorder.

Acute symptoms like a high fever and trouble breathing would be a medical emergency for Trump to seek treatment at Walter Reed.

His persistence in calling covid 19 the Chinese virus and explanation for saying it, that the Chinese government did not warn people early enough, fits well if he takes it personally from personal experience of being infected.

None of this is proof. But if true, it explains some recent mysteries, e.g. the Walter Reed trip and Trump's indifference about getting infected, which is inconsistent with being a germophobe.

Might be worth an investigative reporter looking into it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:18 AM

35. The doctor at about 1 min in confirmed CPAP machines can help

free up some ventilators.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:45 AM

36. We were warned at shift change tonight not to post photos

Of ourselves on social media in our PPE. Management has never had a problem before now with pictures of us at work having tasteful fun, smiling, group committee photos. But all of a sudden, no photos allowed. Methinks they don’t want the world to know the “protection” they have provided for us is completely inadequate.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:55 AM

38. That has to be based on fear of liability and subsequent financial fallout

Otherwise they wouldn't care.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:08 AM

39. A refrigerated truck for dead bodies....

I knew this was coming but to see that...

God help us.

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