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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:36 PM

McAllen Tx starting "Death Panels"

Isn't this what republicans said about Obama-care?

Texas county, overwhelmed with Covid-19, will deny treatment to those deemed unlikely to survive

The situation in Texas has deteriorated to the point where one county’s health authority has implemented a triage committee for the purpose of determining which Covid-19 patients the county’s single hospital will treat, and which patients will be sent home to die.

According to the McAllen, Texas affiliate WSYR:

Full atricle here........

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/23/1963124/-Texas-county-overwhelmed-with-Covid-19-will-deny-treatment-to-those-deemed-unlikely-to-survive?utm_campaign=trending

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:44 PM

1. Unholy shit!!!

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:50 PM

2. Welcome to Texas. Notice where this is happenning: on the border. Not Austin, Dallas, Houston ...

we are a hateful and selfish state.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:52 PM

4. My mom from Texarkana Tx

14 siblings. All crazy racists. Yes, including my mom.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:54 PM

6. My mother in law is a smart, smart person involved with pet rescue and neutering programs ...

still mad there was a black man in the white house. And really loves Trump.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:57 PM

7. But you love them anyway. Compartmentalize I tell my friends.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:05 PM

9. You gotta. If the conversation stays away Trump and race, its a pleasant visit. She takes Covid ...

very seriously. My wife's sister moved down from Utah in January to take care of the MiL and their politics measure up. Since Covid, we've been over only three or four times. Everybodie's on the phone daily.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:51 PM

3. This is particularly scary:

Starr County Health Authority Dr. Jose Vazquez said Starr County Memorial Hospital, the county’s only hospital, on Tuesday implemented an ethics committee and a triage committee to review all coronavirus patients as they come in to determine what type of life-saving equipment and treatment they would likely require and whether they would likely survive. Those deemed too fragile or sick or elderly will be advised to go home to loved ones, he said.


Sending patients with active COVID 19 - likely to need extensive care since they are near death - to loved ones to infect them. Creating the next wave of COIVD 19 patients to be triaged to determine who is too sick to live, sending them home to create the next wave of COVID 19 patients, and so on.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:52 PM

5. It's inevitable when you don't have the resources

You can either do it Hobson's Choice style, whoever gets on a ventilator first, regardless of condition or co-morbidities, and you dedicate staffing and resources to save an 87-year-old diabetic smoker while the 31-year-old waits. Or you take a look at the 50 patients eligible for 10 ventilators, and make some real hard decisions.

Thank you, President Trump.

And thank you, Senate Republicans.

Let's be sure that in our anger and dismay about this situation that we keep in mind whose feckless leadership brought us to this point.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:59 PM

8. Sarah Palin is smiling

She predicted the future. With a twist.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:11 PM

10. will become the normal all across the Redstate South

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:13 PM

11. Funeral homes are full, morgues are full, just dig a hole in the backyard



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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:15 PM

12. So which party is it that said we were going to have death panels that would kill your grandma again

Fuck you conservatives!

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