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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:05 AM

Paris doctors warn of catastrophic overload of virus cases

PARIS >> Critical care doctors in Paris say surging coronavirus infections could soon overwhelm their ability to care for the sick in the French capitalís hospitals, possibly forcing them to choose which patients they have the resources to save.

The sobering warnings were delivered today in newspaper opinions signed by dozens of Paris-region doctors.

They came as French President Emmanuel Macron has been vigorously defending his decision not to completely lockdown France again as he did last year. Since January, Macronís government has instead imposed a nationwide overnight curfew and followed that with a grab-bag of other restrictions.

But with infections soaring and hospitals increasingly running short of intensive-care beds, doctors have been stepping up the pressure for a full French lockdown.

Read more: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/03/28/breaking-news/paris-doctors-warn-of-catastrophic-overload-of-virus-cases/
(Honolulu Star Advertiser)

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Reply Paris doctors warn of catastrophic overload of virus cases (Original post)
TexasTowelie Mar 29 OP
James48 Mar 29 #1
GPV Mar 29 #2
DFW Mar 29 #5
Hortensis Mar 29 #9
PJMcK Mar 29 #8
GPV Mar 29 #11
PJMcK Mar 29 #17
GPV Mar 29 #18
OhioChick Mar 29 #3
DFW Mar 29 #4
OhioChick Mar 29 #6
DFW Mar 29 #7
Lars39 Mar 29 #10
DFW Mar 29 #12
Lars39 Mar 29 #14
DFW Mar 29 #15
Lars39 Mar 29 #16
CTyankee Mar 29 #13

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 02:53 AM

1. Please

Dear Lord- help France with their cases and help get vaccines to the French people, and the people of every country in Europe. Help the vaccine makers create more, and distribute to save lives.

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Response to James48 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 04:42 AM

2. Sons gf in Netherlands has been told next spring for shot.

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Response to GPV (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 05:52 AM

5. The vaccination schedule here in the EU is catastrophic

We are going to fly to the USA next week in the hope of getting vaccinated there.

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Response to DFW (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 08:16 AM

9. Sorry to hear it, and okay. One way and another as needed.

You'll handle it if there are any bureaucratic glitches.

Our experiences at the site are still that they're making a basic effort to identify those who qualify and are scheduled, or whatever, but that the philosophy was and is to vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate. We hadn't been contacted yet for our second and just showed up to see if the FL state health department vaccination site was up and get information. It was -- for second doses only. All they wanted to put us in the car line was documentation that we'd had our first and it was time for the second. Then in our case they didn't bother to look at it, didn't check ID, didn't bother to see if we were resident in FL or that county, etc. Age qualification unfortunately is obvious, but you can see what I mean. They want to vaccinate.

Hope it goes quick and easy. The one-dose J&J vaccine sounds like it would be desirable, but whatever.

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Response to GPV (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 07:49 AM

8. Hmm, check out this article

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 09:48 AM

11. Hope they can do this. Would be very good.

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Response to GPV (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:31 PM

17. We hope so, too

We had plans to visit the Netherlands for the last week of March/first week of April in 2020. Obviously, that trip didn't happen but the airline and hotel have held our reservations until the end of 2021. We hope to be able to travel there before the end of the year.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:43 PM

18. So good of them to hold reservations!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 04:52 AM

3. Key Phrase...

"President Emmanuel Macron has been vigorously defending his decision not to completely lockdown France again as he did last year."


Time for them to lockdown.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 05:50 AM

4. Macron is set to address the nation Wednesday evening

Great. I have to run down there Wednesday afternoon for a few hours.

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Response to DFW (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 06:24 AM

6. I just read that you haven't been vaccinated, yet

I hope you're able to get vaccinated soon.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 07:29 AM

7. Here in Germany? I wish!!

No way until late August at the earliest, and even then if we're lucky. We are hoping to travel the the USA at the end of next week, and with luck get vaccinated there. We're concerned they'll take me but not my wife, as she is not a US citizen and doesn't have a US residence, but she does have a US Social Security number, and we will have a copy of our marriage certificate with us, so maybe that will be enough to get her vaccinated if she is with me.

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Response to DFW (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 08:58 AM

10. Your best bet will be a drive-thru site.

Pharmacies want your insurance and drivers license info, or at least Walgreens does.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 11:14 AM

12. No such thing here.

As well as no Walgreens.

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Response to DFW (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 11:29 AM

14. Each state and even counties in some cases are left on their own

to decide how to distribute the vaccinations. Might be the local pharmacies or health department or a local doctor that has managed to snag some, but here in TN, the only medical practice I know of that has any has been Vanderbilt, and they probably only got the Pfizer vaccine because they helped develop it. Ask the locals. Good luck in your chase!

Here's the CDC link:
https://vaccinefinder.org/search/




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Response to Lars39 (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:12 PM

15. That won't do me any good here, unfortunately

The locals have no say in the matter. Here it's the Bundeslšnder that set the tune, and we all have to dance by it. Back in the States, by the way, it's the CDC. Here, it's the RKI.

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Response to DFW (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:20 PM

16. Right!

I was explaining the US, and how you might be able to find a vaccine while here. I'm sorry it's really scarce where you are at in Germany.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 11:21 AM

13. This was sung by Ann Sothern during the Nazi occupation

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