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married 8 yrs, have 3 little boys, RN for 9 yrs

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  1. I support the reopening. I'm not here to argue with anyone. This is a graph that shows death rate of countries with lockdown (yellow) vs countries without (green). I realize there are many variables. This graph was put together by a statistician. Already we are looking at great depression rates of unemployment. I personally think that the reopenings should be decided on a local level, not state level.
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    Unemployment for travel nurses?

    I'm currently in an assignment until end of July, and so thankful for that. But looking at my agency's job postings has me worried. I used to see over a hundred L&D jobs, now there are 10 nationwide. Any travelers dealing with this? Travelers do quality for unemployment right? If I had to file, would it be with my home state? Hoping is doesn't come to this.
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    No Hydroxychloroquine Benefit in Randomized COVID-19 Trial

    I realized that Dr. Vladimir Zelenko’s 3 drug regime and his outcomes are anecdotal, but I don't they should be completely dismissed. He is a family practice Dr and orthodox Jew. In this newest video he states that he has treated 1450 patients in his community. He divided them into low risk (about 1000...no drugs, mild cases, stayed home) and high risk, 400 patients. The high risk group he treated quickly with Hydroxychloroquine, zinc, azithromycin. Out of the high risk group: 2 died 4 on ventilator... recovered 5 in hospital.. but recovering It sounds like patients have to be treated very quickly, before they are severely sick. He states that they are starting a trial in hospital on Long Island.
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    World Health Organization

    I'm only going to address the media here. I don't know that the Dems control the media so much as the Global elites control the media, and the Dems are on the same wavelength, agenda. Personally, I don't trust NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, CNN, MSNBC or any other mainstream media. Just today CNN ran an article about Chris Cuomo coming out of his basement to see his family for first time in several weeks, since positive for covid19. Yet he himself spoke about an altercation he had publicly a week ago. https://www.theblaze.com/news/cnn-stages-chris-cuomo-emerging-quarantine Personally I never watch tv news. I read my news online and I'm on Twitter. The Blaze, the Daily Wire, Breitbart, Daily Caller, Zero Hedge, Gateway Pundit, Prager U videos, Bongino report, Epoch times ... alternative news. Washington examiner and NYPost and Foxnews are more central Yes, I'm a conservative, although really more libertarian. I didn't vote for Trump 2016, voted 3rd party. I will vote Trump 2020. Even if these are too "Far right" for you, at least read them and open your eyes to the fact that much of the msm is just touting the liberal party line. They don't do real journalism any more. Even when our economy had increased to a record 3+% gdp under Trump and unemployment at record lows, the msm still had nothing to say positive about Trump. From day one he has been the devil. Yet, when Obama was in office, they never said a negative thing about him...he was the darling.
  5. Sweden is a country of 10 million people. Some suggest the Swedish experiment is paying off. And the ICU in Stockholm is not overwhelmed. The hospital has beds to spare. https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-swedish-experiment-looks-like-it-s-paying-off
  6. I support the protests... First Amendment right My county has had 13 positive cases. We have been shut down for 5 weeks in CO, there is no reason rural areas and areas that aren't hot spots should not open up. Not everyone qualifies for unemployment. My son is 18 and applying for jobs...no one is calling. What about the 100s of thousands of deaths that will result from "elective" surgeries being put on hold, from suicide? This is much bigger than this virus ( as bad as it is). We have to look at all factors.
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    Travel Pay

    Nomad and Trusted seem to pay best, very transparent. No recruiters. ( I like that part). All online. I've done 3 assignments with Nomad. I do l&d. My 1st assignment, $56/hr in NM, 2nd $50/hr in FL, 3rd $48/hr in KY. I have offer from CA, $72/hr. Hr rate is total, including stipend. Both companies show your taxable rate and stipend upfront, on website. Register on their website and you can browse and apply for current jobs.
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    Travel Company Suggestions

    I've done 3 assignments with Nomad. No recruiters, best pay in industry that I can see ( and Trusted Healthcare works the same/high pay). My next assignment may be with Trusted.
  9. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/world-health-organization-un-agency-spends-big-on-travel-report/ I think Trump is right...they should be investigated. WHO “routinely has spent about $200 million a year on travel expenses, more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health, including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. And Tedros... https://frankreport.com/2020/04/14/the-ethiopian-terrorist-in-charge-of-the-world-health-organization-Dr-tedros-adhanom/
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    How is your hospital...poll

    More details in comments if you want.
  11. I agree completely. Our small rural hospital has been slow for last month. It's not sustainable. This is a media induced panic because they hate our president. It's also agenda-driven. I honestly don't trust the CDC, WHO, Fauci, Bill Gates or big pharma at all. Yes, I sound like a conspiracy theorist. But sometimes there's truth to them, and people in the healthcare field need to wake up. Can this virus be horrible? Of course it can, but we should not shut down the entire economy and usher in a recession over this. Shut downs should be decided on a local (city/county) level, not statewide. And Dr Birx herself admitted that anyone who dies "with Covid19 died OF Covid19", so can we even trust the death numbers? I'm thankful I work in OB, but feel sorry for nurses unable to work and all the "non-essential" workers.
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    Crisis travel assignments for Covid-19?

    Trusted healthcare and Nomad have jobs from $90 to $120 an HR last time I looked. Both agencies don't use recruiters, but if you get an account with them, you can see exactly what jobs they have and the exact pay. I've done 3 assignments with Nomad and starting a new l&d assignment with trusted next week.
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    SURVEY: Nurses, Are You Prepared for an Encounter with COVID-19?

    I think I disagree with this statement. I trust the government ...um...not at all. And the bigger the government, the less I trust it. It's just too bad that healthcare has become commercialized, and a huge reason it's so expensive now.
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    Crises Pay

    True, travel nurse agencies are paying up to $120 an HR for covid19 contracts, but housing will probably be a huge issue. I'm an L&D travel nurse, (I've seen rates go up, but not that high) and I travel in an RV. I'm concerned, because I've heard lots of RV parks have closed ( which is dumb...lots of full-time RV ers have no place to go).
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    Afraid of dying

    I'm in a very small town in the USA. We have zero cases in our county. I work L&D, so not a lot of difference in my unit. I appreciate the Dutch nurse's personal story and perspective. To US nurses, stop watching mainstream news outlets. They are trying to stir up panic. They lie about stuff all the time. I'm 51, in good health and I'm not afraid at all, in some ways I'd like to get Covid19 and get it over with. Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.