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malamud69 ADN, BSN, EMT-B

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malamud69 has 11 years experience as a ADN, BSN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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  1. TMB...Once again I must applaud your zest… But it reminds me of an old adage : “ If you could reason with reli...ous people there would be no reli...ous people”
  2. Point is that the flu argument/nonsense is the apples to oranges comparison a vociferous minority loves to tout...Why not use the “Chewbacca is a wookey “ defense or a select read from Dr. Seuss...that’s my point.
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    Judy Mikovitz, Ph D and Anthony Fauci, MD

    Sadly, the ‘human’ simian still has no grasp/understanding concerning the use of the frontal lobe. It would in fact, be easier to ride a stegosaurus across an unleavened earth that was all of 3000 yrs old...just saying
  4. SARS-CoV-2 is NOT the FLU Is this truth incomprehensible? This thread once again compels the invocation of Hitchens... ”That which can be proclaimed without evidence can be dismissed without evidence “
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    Is anyone else holy crap concerned?

    “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: if we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We are no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back” Carl Sagan
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    Facial coverings effective?

    This! Thank you...
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    Want some more fun? Here's another conspiracy theory.

    “That which can be proclaimed without evidence can be dismissed without evidence “
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    Judy Mikovitz, Ph D and Anthony Fauci, MD

    “That which can be proclaimed without evidence can be dismissed without evidence “ ...Hitchens
  9. Look to 80’s British film “Threads” (Nuclear Holocaust) details the fragility of human society/existence. I was just commenting to a close confidant in the ED the other day...if we are falling apart after a few weeks of “staying in” then we should all take extreme notice of how our “systems” pale in comparison to Mother Nature...
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    Fed up!!

    To the OP They are rabbit holes, you are in the twilight zone, and unfortunately you’re caught up in a money making machine regardless of COVID-19, regardless of reality/ logic/any semblance of “helping”… Unfortunately the decisions that you are now faced with are true and valid...I always suggest that people read the DODIS book concerning the fallacy/BS of the 12 step Mumbo jumbo And what you say concerning selling it all and going to live out in the woods/in isolation is probably not the worst idea I’ve ever heard concerning the current insanity surrounding the COVID-19 scenario… I just finished four years of a program that sucked my bank account and had me living on eggshells every minute of every day… All I can say is that I luckily finished the “program” almost days before this outbreak hit the region that I live in...I feel your pain… You can and will prevail over the insanity… Remember you are literally dealing with a machine that treats you only like a number and only for a way to make money Treat the machine with respect if you must so you can survive it
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    Applying for Jobs During COVID 19

    I an supposed to start a job in May Hired before all of this became so intense several months ago-HR Stated the only major change so far will be that orientation will be “virtual“ it seems to me that it’s just basically going to be a let’s wait and see what happens kind of a scenario… Most of my shifts have been canceled or cut way back where I am currently working so it’s going to be a strange six weeks for sure…I suspect once things get really intense where I am currently working—they will—I suspect they won’t even have enough people to fill positions at this next juncture
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    What is it like in your hospital right now?

    I agree “this is not a problem I expected to have” we are very close to NYC and all the extra/per diem shifts were just cancelled. Census low w/ daily shifts cancelled -daily updates/check-ins as needs change-testing tent very limited due to lack of test kits-Feels like they are keeping the extra staff ready/healthy before the hospital gets hammered.
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    Non-compliance with Social Distancing

    I feel the same way you do… I am in the north east let’s just say… And my state has recently put a stay at home order in place etc... I can say this: basically nobody is paying attention to that or at least it’s a 50-50 split… Some people are very self-aware and very aware of the situation while other people just- I bet if you ask them wouldn’t even know what you were talking about… As a healthcare worker it makes my head want to explode!??? I’ve been around a while and I really don’t remember the IQ being so low in the general population or simply how self-centered selfish and arrogant the people of the United States are… Or perhaps I was just naïve and didn’t realize it or I realized it and just put it out in the back of my mind somewhere and didn’t think about it even though I experience that every day in the emergency department… Sad Me and several of my coworkers have been resigned to the fact that we are essentially on our own, the for-profit company that runs the hospital basically changes the PPE protocol at will based on availability, certainly not on science or evidence-based practice, And out in the general public the ignorance reigns supreme… My best bet is to just look out for myself my family and those closest to me. I will say it brings up a lot of anger because boy would I just love to go over and hug and kiss my elderly parents and hug and kiss my friends and I work in an emergency department and I can’t do any of those things… So when I see people just acting like this is nothing it’s no big deal and basically telling the F word to the whole world… You know what I mean… Thanks for your post
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    What is it like in your hospital right now?

    Similar-We are close to NYC: approx 3 hrs-hospital on lockdown… No visitors… Keeping away all the people that call in the ambulance for a broken finger nail etc. etc. etc.… Seems like people are afraid to come to the hospital right now…The effect is now the ED is split between r/o COVID and really sick Trauma/MI/Stroke etc...Drive through testing center shut down because no tests left… Most r/o COVID patients are sent home and told to self isolate…Current data on lab results seem to be accurate, but without a test how the heck are you supposed to know??? PPE is holding up under rationing, but for how long? Very few admits for COVID...yet… Keyword seems to be “yet” Definitely difficult to get a shift as a Perdiem as our census is even lower and they are canceling shifts… We all fear this is the quiet before the storm… Most hospitals in the general region are experiencing the same-Perhaps the worst thing is that multiple doctors/nurses/technicians were coming to the drive-through test center to be tested because their hospital would not test them. Yup
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    Legal issues with AA or NA

    It is an abhorrent violation of our intelligence and intellectual rights..."That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence"
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    Nice break

    Well now...only in the "sense" that P is liquid gold! Too bad I can't make money off of my lol (little ol' lady) uti pee pee! Yippie!