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Texas governor to residents: "The safest place for you is at your home" due Covid-19 spike

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NRSKarenRN has 43 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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You are reading page 13 of Texas governor to residents: "The safest place for you is at your home" due Covid-19 spike. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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The USA is positioning itself to experience a million American deaths from COVID in the first wave.  When New York was approaching the level of outbreak currently experienced now in other states, they were putting the brakes on, trying to shut down the easy transmission.  The currently affected states are not in that phase.  They are loosening restrictions and allowing the public to do as they please. 

Here in alaska, we are experiencing a rise in cases because of travel into the state and poor compliance with recommendations. The mayor of the largest city, Anchorage, just mandated masks for all public spaces. The Governor said that didn't apply to state employees or state buildings in the city.  He apparently wasn't embarrassed by that purely political nonsense that puts people at risk.  His decision was quickly and publicly corrected by the legal counsel...the state employees and buildings are absolutely subject to the local authority and mandate. 

This is a terrible time to have terrible political leadership. 

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BostonFNP has 9 years experience as a APRN and specializes in Adult Internal Medicine.

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I don't have much use for politics in the best of times, but the perversion of simple things like wearing a mask from a health issue into a political issue is going to have lasting impact on our country. 

I was behind a car today that had a large bumper sticker that read "Only Liberal (*insert a vulgar slang akin to cats*) Wear Masks". It seems very ironic to me that the same people that want to get the country opened ASAP are also the same people protesting the very minor things that need to be done to do just that. In the world of politics I guess it is easy enough to simultaneous hold two mutually exclusive passions, but we don't have that luxury in medicine.

I am concerned about what I see in Texas as I hope most objective, educated nurses are. These now-political issues hare going to end up impacting us on the front lines. 

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lifelearningrn has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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On 6/29/2020 at 1:58 PM, Leader25 said:

????????I don't speak abbreviation ....

This made me LOL.  Please forgive us Texans. Dallas/Fort Worth is as natural to us as NYC and LA are to the rest of the country. 

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scribblz has 13 years experience as a BSN, CNA, LPN and specializes in Med Surg, Tele, Geriatrics, home infusion.

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7 hours ago, damianus said:

 

We were having a civil discourse before it got off track. It is out of line to attack each other individually. The internet allows us to be anonymously cruel in a way that we would (hopefully) be ashamed to be in real life. 

Life's too short to engage with those who trigger our worst selves.

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2 hours ago, scribblz said:

We were having a civil discourse before it got off track. It is out of line to attack each other individually. The internet allows us to be anonymously cruel in a way that we would (hopefully) be ashamed to be in real life. 

Life's too short to engage with those who trigger our worst selves.

THIS.

Yes, these are extraordinary times, and emotions are running high, and frustrations abound, and some may not be as well-trained as others in expressing themselves well.

Please, perhaps think twice before posting.  Post to the subject on hand ONLY, and refrain from name-calling and personal attacks.  Several posts have been moved from view or edited (probably more should have), to comply with the Terms of Service.

Last I saw we were different, yes, but on the same side.  Nurses.  Human. 

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NRSKarenRN has 43 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Texas Update 7/1/2020:

ABC News

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Texas has hit a record 8,076 new cases of the coronavirus -- about 1,100 more than yesterday's previous record -- and the state now has a positivity rate of 13.56%, down slightly from Tuesday.

Hospitalizations have jumped to 6,904 statewide.

Texas Medical Center hospitals in Houston are transitioning to a phase 2 surge planning as the intensive care unit capacity nears 100%.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/coronavirus-updates-europe-reopens-borders-us-travelers-remain/story?id=71548690&cid=clicksource_4380645_2_heads_hero_live_hero_hed

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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14 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

SMH. Every. Single. Day. A new record every single day, both in the news and here in our hospital. We are opening a fourth Covid ward.

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3 minutes ago, Nurse SMS said:

We are opening a fourth Covid ward.

Well, apparently you didn't get the message to give the patients steroids and tell them to go home.

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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48 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

Well, apparently you didn't get the message to give the patients steroids and tell them to go home.

Of course not. That would not fit in with my liberal conspiracy agenda.

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU.

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There are now TWO pediatric hospitals within TMC that will be accepting adult patients (both covid positive and covid negative) due to lack of capacity within the medical center.

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NRSKarenRN has 43 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Better late than never, I hope. 

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