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nursej22 MSN, RN

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nursej22 has 36 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Public Health, TB.

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  1. Meanwhile, cases are up 180% over 2 weeks and deaths are up 30%, according to today's NY Times. I advise anyone who is waiting for more studies and data before getting vaccinated, to be sure their affairs are in order and someone trusted is aware of end of life wishes.
  2. I looked at the citations to view what evidence, if any, demonstrates "localization of lipid nano-particles" and found none. I responded to your post because I think many might read that your citation is from a medical journal and take it to mean that there was at least some evidence behind this claim.
  3. The cited "rapid response" including the highlighted portion, is from an article published in December 2020 as a letter to the editor. This tells me this is an opinion, not peer-reviewed, and issued prior to the administration of millions of mRNA vaccines. I look forward to up to date evidence examining information about localization of microscopic amounts of lipid nano-particles.
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    Share Policies That Have Not Saved One Life

    This is fast becoming my favorite thread!
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    What I Hate About Nursing In 2021

    I understand the effectiveness of masks, and do wear them, but I still hate them! And I hate that they are still necessary. On a personal note, I hate that the first question when seeking health care is "what is your insurance?" I hate that the whole focus is reimbursement, to the point that I suspect tests are ordered just to boost revenue.
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    Getting the Vaccine: Nurses Lead the Way

    What is the significance of putting quotes around experts and fact checkers? If someone has a verifiable background in virology, infectious disease, and or epidemiology , I tend to trust them. If their expertise is as a radiologist or media personality, then not so much. I'm not sure what "blindly follow" means, (quotes are because I am quoting you) , but I read reports and articles with skepticism. I look at where data was gathered, the size of the study, and if its peer reviewed. I work in public health and I know first hand how unreliable the numbers gathered by national organizations were and still are to a degree. Every state, and even every local health jurisdiction has it own way of gathering and reporting data. In the beginning we only had paper faxes as a means of reporting, meaning someone had to look at each and every page (sometimes 500 day) to gathering testing data. And it was well reported that at least one state, Florida, was skewing the numbers. So Johns Hopkins was useful, but not the be all, end all. Media, any media, has bias. The ones that take the time to check multiple sources are going to be more accurate that the ones that cherry-pick sensationalized stories and spread them without investigation.
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    Getting the Vaccine: Nurses Lead the Way

    Per the NY Times today, cases are up 111% , deaths are up 5%. This seems to follow the past trends of the death rate rising about 2 weeks after case rates increase. How long do you think it will take for a new variant to emerge? So far, the vaccines have been effective against known variants, but let's keep on replicating that bad boy and see what happens!
  8. "Hey Mom, I want to get that shot that prevents cancer." "Over my dead body. 50 years ago 2 women in Europe had abortions."
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    Did you just TRY to bully me?

    No one is asserting that fear and misinformation are the only reasons to refuse the vaccine. But when posters repeat misinformation/lies is should be called out. Saying you are concerned about VAERS reports, which are essentially anecdotal and unknown side effects showing up years from now, is fear-mongering. Ignoring the deaths and disabilities of others is cruel.
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    A Fracture from a Fall: What’s Going on Here? | Case Study

    Which is why at least 2 of us want to speak to the daughter, whom we were told lives with the patient. The patient seems to be a vague historian, so I wouldn't be surprised if the daughter is out of the picture.
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    Did you just TRY to bully me?

    The point I have tried to make, admittedly not very well, is that most people in healthcare care as much about the health of others as they do about their individual selves. I do not dismiss the deaths of 600,000 fellow Americans as cavalierly as some do by declaring that people have the right to choose. You continue to stress about unknown side effects while completely ignoring the hundreds of thousands of lost souls, and the uncounted numbers of those with long COVID. Sure, many more have survived that originally projected. Also, many have brain, heart and lung damage. Have you seen the data about the alarming rise in type 2 DM? https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2021/06/08/how-covid-19-can-lead-to-diabetes/ Yeah, mea culpa about bringing up Tucker Carlson, but I cannot imagine where you are getting your information about "unapproved vaccine" and the number of side effects reported to VAERS. It sure sounds anti-vax to me. What peer-reviewed source are you getting this stuff from?
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    Did you just TRY to bully me?

    No matter how many times the authorized vaccines are called unapproved, doesn't make it true. No matter what Tucker Carlson says. 600,000 COVID deaths does not equal 2 deaths related to blood clots following the J&J vaccine. Yes, people died after receiving a vaccine. Also the sun rose in the east on the same day that they died.
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    Did you just TRY to bully me?

    Are we allowed to worry about patients who take biologics for autoimmune diseases and have poor response to vaccines? Are we allowed to worry about cancer patients, children, transplant recipients? Or do we just lock them away so that you can ignore the data about the millions who have not had adverse reactions, and the plummeting death rates? VAERS has not documented many fatal reactions to vaccines. A VAERS report does not confer correlation between a vaccine and an adverse reaction, no matter what you may have heard from anti-vaxxers.
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    A Fracture from a Fall: What’s Going on Here? | Case Study

    Assume there was some imaging done to diagnose hairline fx, but if not already done I would get a head CT. Need further investigation about why she is bleeding so would get PT, PTT. Get guiac to assess for GI bleed. Mini-mental state exam to assess for dementia. And yes, is the daughter there? Or someone who can give a more complete history? Can you check with PCP, or whoever prescribed the citalopram? Has she been taking it as prescribed?
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    First Time Parents Asked For A Different Nurse

    We interact with people at some of the roughest and most vulnerable points of their life: impending death of themselves or a loved one, acute pain, withdrawing, or feeling the effects of powerful medicines. You will need accept that getting affirmation from doing your job well and not rely on getting kudos from patients and family. Take a look at some of the threads about outlandish complaints. Being slow to answer a call bell is ranks up there with "the ice water isn't cold enough." I had a patient fire me because I turned on the bed alarm on his bed, due to him having dementia and extreme weakness. Another patient fired me for giving her Narcan because she wasn't breathing. Or how about the guy who kept going into ventricular standstill but refused chest compressions.
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    Share Policies That Have Not Saved One Life

    I think the question of "do you want a flu shot?" is poorly framed. How about "have you had your flu shot this year? We administer them free of charge if you are eligible." I had a similar experience 2 years ago. We were holding small drop-in clinics to administer Hepatitis A vaccines, plus we also had some DTaP to offer. One lady got 3 DTaP shots in 6 months, because each time she showed up she insisted she hadn't had a tetanus shot in 10 years. Most locations didn't have internet access so we couldn't check the online registry. Ow, 3 tetanus shots in 6 months.