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Fri Aug 6, 2021, 02:24 AM

What will the reaction be when there are not enough hospital beds

Or medical personal.

The unvaxed will be surprised maybe.

Pissed off.

With school starting we looking at a lot of sick kids.

The hospitals are already overwhelmed.

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Reply What will the reaction be when there are not enough hospital beds (Original post)
Texaswitchy Aug 2021 OP
Skittles Aug 2021 #1
Texaswitchy Aug 2021 #2
OhioChick Aug 2021 #6
Skittles Aug 2021 #7
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #10
Hortensis Aug 2021 #15
Volaris Aug 2021 #3
mucifer Aug 2021 #4
Celerity Aug 2021 #13
tanyev Aug 2021 #17
Takket Aug 2021 #5
clutterbox1830 Aug 2021 #22
Mr.Bill Aug 2021 #38
Tanuki Aug 2021 #8
Grokenstein Aug 2021 #9
IrishAfricanAmerican Aug 2021 #11
GoodRaisin Aug 2021 #57
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #12
roamer65 Aug 2021 #27
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #31
roamer65 Aug 2021 #32
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #35
roamer65 Aug 2021 #37
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #39
Mr.Bill Aug 2021 #42
marie999 Aug 2021 #34
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #36
smirkymonkey Aug 2021 #51
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #52
Klaralven Aug 2021 #14
Horse with no Name Aug 2021 #23
JustAnotherGen Aug 2021 #16
Texaswitchy Aug 2021 #18
NotASurfer Aug 2021 #19
Texaswitchy Aug 2021 #24
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #40
Mr.Bill Aug 2021 #44
H2O Man Aug 2021 #20
triron Aug 2021 #21
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #41
former9thward Aug 2021 #25
LisaL Aug 2021 #28
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #43
former9thward Aug 2021 #45
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #46
OhioChick Aug 2021 #47
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #48
OhioChick Aug 2021 #49
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #50
BannonsLiver Aug 2021 #55
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #58
BannonsLiver Aug 2021 #59
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #60
mcar Aug 2021 #26
moondust Aug 2021 #29
11 Bravo Aug 2021 #30
lpbk2713 Aug 2021 #33
Texaswitchy Aug 2021 #53
Marius25 Aug 2021 #54
gulliver Aug 2021 #56
Jim__ Aug 2021 #61

Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 02:26 AM

1. repukes DO.NOT.CARE.

they will blame the spread of Covid on IMMIGRANTS....they NEVER take responsibility FOR ANYTHING

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 02:29 AM

2. Yep

It is always somebody elses fault with them.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 03:58 AM

6. They're also blaming Healthcare Workers now for the spread....

They're getting spit on.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 04:28 AM

7. omg

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:22 AM

10. This!👆



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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:42 AM

15. :) That's what they say about all of us too. They do care about their

own children, but for many believing a Covid hoax is part of an evil Democratic plot has been baked in. You know it's bad when very ill patients sincerely believe hospital personnel are lying to them.

Denial is already getting harder and is about to get much harder. But of course it'll still all be the fault of whoever they fear and dislike. The universal mindless reaction.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 02:31 AM

3. 'WHY DIDNT SOMEBODY TELL US?!?!'.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 03:35 AM

4. President Biden will be blamed. His poll numbers are already going down

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Response to mucifer (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:30 AM

13. Yep.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:39 AM

17. And Pelosi. For some reason.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 03:40 AM

5. No one will care. They don't even believe there is anyone in the hospitals

They believe hospitals are empty and just make up covid numbers to make drumpf look bad.

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Response to Takket (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 02:33 PM

22. This

That will make up their own facts anyways. A lot of these anti-vaxer believe the vaccine kills more people than Covid. You can't reason with crazy.

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Response to Takket (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:43 PM

38. I've read some say

the hospitals are full, but they are full of people dying from the vaccine.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 04:29 AM

8. They are already blaming, with zero evidence, "illegal immigrants

pouring across Biden's open borders." It is already the right wing's widely-distributed talking point of the week.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 04:33 AM

9. They'll blame immigrants. Hell, they're already doing that.

And, of course, they're blaming Biden for not "securing the border." (Don't ask what all the National Guardsmen sent from the red states are doing. Maybe they're already back home.)

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:27 AM

11. MAGAts don't give a fuck




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Response to IrishAfricanAmerican (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 01:02 PM

57. Even a magat loves their kid. I guess it's going to take these stupid people

losing THEIR children for them to wake up from the stupor they have fallen into. Unfortunately that is too late.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:28 AM

12. Hospitals should either refuse willful antivaxers

Or put them in palliative care in empty buildings or tents, as suggested by another DU member yesterday.

Not smart to clog & overwhelm the healthcare system with them.

Accident victims, heart attacks, etc. etc., etc. need space & medical attention they will not get because of the anti-vax hypocrites.

This is so wrong on so many levels.

Like a very poorly written movie script.



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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 03:54 PM

27. Absolutely right.



Children first. Willfully unvaccinated covidiots, dead last.

No pun intended…sort of…

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #27)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:15 PM

31. Lol

Great pun.

Why don't hospitals do this? Is this a legally viable option?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #31)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:16 PM

32. I think they don't want the bad press.

They are waiting for FEMA and other emergency management to step in.

Meanwhile, children and immunocompromised people die.

Sad, but true.



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Response to roamer65 (Reply #32)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:40 PM

35. I suppose

But why is it always perception winning out over truth?

My top pet peeve.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #35)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:42 PM

37. I hear ya.

All about the 🤑, sadly.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #37)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:44 PM

39. Sickening

People's kids are going to die &, per Dr. Ding approx 1 in 12 will struggle with long haul.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #31)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:49 PM

42. I belong to a family of Nurses, including my wife who is retired.

You will have a hard time getting any health care worker to not offer the absolute best care possible to every patient. Theoretically, a convict gets the same treatment as a Saint. The ugliest it gets is in disaster scenarios when people get triaged. And even then, it's based on who is savable, not who they are.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:38 PM

34. So doctors should just throw out the Hippocratic Oath?

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Response to marie999 (Reply #34)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:41 PM

36. Of course not

Pls read above post.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 02:18 AM

51. Yes! Hi Sheltie Lover!



That might have been me, or at least I was one of the people calling for the same.

I am so tired of these horrible, selfish people. I don't think any healthcare worker or institution should be forced to go out of their way to save them. They knew the risks and they took their chances. There is no reason that other innocent people should have to suffer for their ignorance and stupidity.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #51)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 02:22 AM

52. Hi SM!

Fully agreed!

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:32 AM

14. We need better protection for healthcare workers

They should be given close to 100% immunity by booster shots and by booster shots tailored to the new variants.

We also need better drugs for those who do get sick. Something at least as effective as Tamiflu is for flu.

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 02:33 PM

23. Booster shots are in the works

But it isn’t going to be a 3rd dose of the existing vaccine. There is one on the horizon that helps with some of the variants.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 06:55 AM

16. I'm evil

They can't be sent to NJ. We did this last year. We then took all of the steps necessary to get vaccinated, slow rolled the opening, offices are still doing half team in, half team out . . .

I've put off sinus surgery for 14 months. They can't come fill up our hospitals.

They LAUGHED at us last year. Said we were brainwashed and it was a plandemic.

We can send ventilators - but in the meantime - we've moved on.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 12:57 PM

18. They are willing to endanger their own families for Trump.

Trump took his shot.

Most of the Republicans in Congress did.

These fools will not.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 02:11 PM

19. Hospitals should put up a big tent in the parking lot now

Call it the contingency plan. If anybody asks, explain that the hospital is saving enough beds for core medical care, L&D, dialysis, cancer treatment, and the emergencies of life like appendectomies. If Covid gets bad enough, all the remaining beds are for patients who can be helped

The tent in the parking lot is for triage. Patients in the best shape can be monitored for a couple hours and sent home to quarantine and self-medicate. Patients who might be treatable wait for a bed to become available. And patients who are simply too sick for the hospital to provide heroic care for, get sent behind a divider and checked every hour or so

Put the tents in the parking lot now as a warning. Then, hope the warning is heeded and we never have to use them

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 03:41 PM

24. Sounds like a plan.

My Grandfather said when he was wounded in WW1 in France the Army set up death tents for those with the Spanish Flu.

Big tents.

Most died but some made it.

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:46 PM

40. Put willfully unvaxed in tents!

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:54 PM

44. Most hospitals have tents ready to go.

They even set them up for drills. They drill for specific types of disasters. They have specific written procedures and policies for it.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 02:14 PM

20. There will be a

slight change in the lyrics of this song:

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 02:30 PM

21. School starting with live attendance is a very bad idea imo (at least in many states). You watch.

Need to continue remote learning in most places.

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Response to triron (Reply #21)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:49 PM

41. Agreed!

But in the town I live in, they did not quarantine anyone when they had outbreaks this past year.

Mask mandates? Pfffft - teachers & even principle not wearing them.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 03:50 PM

25. According to the CDC Covid hospitalizations are about 20% of what they were in January.

And the hospitals were not "overwhelmed" then and they are not now.

https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/covidnet/COVID19_5.html

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Response to former9thward (Reply #25)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 03:56 PM

28. In some states they are.

NT

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Response to former9thward (Reply #25)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:50 PM

43. Yes, actually, they are

DU posts recently about infant having to be flown 150 miles for care, 25 ICU beds open in all of Arkansas, etc.

Yes they are overwhelmed.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #43)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 06:42 PM

45. I go by the CDC

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Response to former9thward (Reply #45)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 08:39 PM

46. Your choice

I go by what I see in credible news stories & common sense.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #46)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 12:30 AM

47. I go by what I hear "firsthand" n/t

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #47)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 12:34 AM

48. Me too!

Sadly, CDC is last source I wpuld consult!

Have you seen this:

https://mobile.twitter.com/DrEricDing?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

TX no longer will notify parents of outbreaks in other classrooms!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #48)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 12:51 AM

49. Yes, I've been following him for a while now...

He's been on target throughout this entire Pandemic.

As for the CDC, they knew Delta was a VOC (variant of concern) but only labeled it a VOI (variant of interest) for far too long. The WHO even called Delta a VOC for a good month prior to the CDC.

I've lost trust in the CDC after Walensky was on the MSM crying for what was about to come and then did an about face shortly thereafter with the horrible mask recommendation.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #49)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 01:01 AM

50. Good practice to read Dr. Ding's twitter!

He has been sounding alarms over delta for quite awhile!

I have to wonder what's up with the CDC?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #46)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 12:50 PM

55. Yeah, like Eric Ding

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/605644/



By the time of this writing, Feigl-Ding’s thread has roughly triple the likes and retweets of Jabr’s. This is one of the realities of the current information ecosystem: While out-and-out conspiracies and hoaxes will draw some attention, it’s really the stuff that’s close to the boundaries of discourse that grabs the most eyeballs. That is, the information that’s plausible, and that fits into a narrative mounting outside the mainstream, gets the most clicks, likes, and retweets. Bonus points if it’s sensational or something that someone might want to censor. After all, which is more interesting: “HOLY MOTHER OF GOD,” or “the essential data are still being collected and assessed,” as Jabr ended his thread?

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #55)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 01:40 PM

58. Please feel free to ignore my posts.

Dr. Ding has been 100% correct in sounding alarms about delta.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #58)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 01:40 PM

59. Even cranks like Ding get it right now and again


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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #59)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 01:44 PM

60. Harvard epidemiologist a crank?

You are too funny!

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 03:50 PM

26. It's already happening. They don't care.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 03:56 PM

29. Billionaires welcome!

In a supply and demand system they just raise the price of everything through the roof to reduce demand, right? Isn't that why the U.S. health care system is what it is? So the fat cats can get whatever they want whenever they want it?

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 04:45 PM

30. In red states and in conservative media President Biden will be blamed.

TFG will vomit a spew of incomprehensible gibberish.
Carlson will blame immigrants.
DeathSantis will ban social distancing mandates.
Maria Bartiromo will climb into the nearest wine bottle and gurgle about how it wouldn't have happened under Trump.
A whole host of Republican assholes will continue to ignore even the most basic precautions, causing countless Go Fund Me accounts to appear.
Steven Miller will still be a shitweasel.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 05:22 PM

33. Privileged non-vaxers will piss and moan the loudest.



And they will be pointing their fingers in every direction but at themselves.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 09:40 AM

53. Huge numbers of Americans will die for Republican power trip.

Just ignore what is going on and try to act like it is normal.

Sick Republicans.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 09:52 AM

54. Already happening. Most hospitals in the South are full and out of beds.

Florida hospitals are running out of oxygen for Covid patients.

Louisiana just had to shut down some Emergency Rooms so they could move staff from there to the ICU wards.

Texas is so full, Houston (which has the largest medical complex on Earth), had to fly an 11-month old girl 150 miles away to get treatment for Covid.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 12:55 PM

56. I'm sure DeSantis will offer to work COVID shifts in hospitals

Otherwise, people might start to think he's a typical Republico-Trumpie jerk.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 02:24 PM

61. Joe Biden did this! - That will be the reaction from the right.

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