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Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:04 AM

This is how Covid kills as well

One of my daughter's best friend's dad just passed away from injuries he received in a fall from a ladder. It took 3 days to get him the right medical care because of the backlog of Covid cases.

My daughter is pretty broken up about it.

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exboyfil Sep 4 OP
Ocelot II Sep 4 #1
leftieNanner Sep 4 #2
malaise Sep 4 #3
Lars39 Sep 4 #4
Grammy23 Sep 4 #5
mopinko Sep 4 #6
SoCalDavidS Sep 4 #8
IbogaProject Sep 4 #20
wryter2000 Sep 4 #17
bluesbassman Sep 4 #7
wryter2000 Sep 4 #18
bluesbassman Sep 4 #21
SheltieLover Sep 4 #9
dalton99a Sep 4 #10
Mariana Sep 4 #11
Rebl2 Sep 4 #12
calimary Sep 4 #14
Bear Creek Sep 4 #13
IronLionZion Sep 4 #15
irisblue Sep 4 #23
IronLionZion Sep 4 #24
Rebl2 Sep 4 #25
Farmer-Rick Sep 4 #16
IronLionZion Sep 4 #26
nitpicker Sep 4 #19
IbogaProject Sep 4 #22

Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:11 AM

1. It kills people who don't even have it.

It kills people who can't get medical care because the people who do have it are taking up all the hospital beds. And too many of those people got it because they wouldn't wear masks or get vaccinated. So who is the real killer?

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:20 AM

2. Our hospitals are completely swamped with Covidiots

The county is only 50% vaccinated. Between the MAGAs and the anti-vax hippies, we are in bad shape.

I was scheduled for surgery in early August but it was cancelled because it's considered "elective". My husband is supposed to get a hip replacement in October, but who knows if that will happen.

If you get in a car accident or have a heart attack or stroke, you are SOL.

Really pisses me off.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:22 AM

3. Our good friend's 30 year old daughter has breast cancer

but it is not considered an emergency so she cannot have surgery now - lots of folks without Covid are dying because of Covid

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:24 AM

4. Even Urgent Care here is swamped...

Tried going thru Dr’s office to get seen quicker, closest appointment was a week and a half with a walk-in clinic.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:29 AM

5. I have a friend who lives in NC. Her adult daughter was


Recently diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer. One spot in her lower lung. She has been on a drug to shrink the tumor and then was supposed to have surgery to remove the remaining tumor. The tumor has shrunk, as they hoped. The surgery has not taken place because there is no space in the hospitals to get it done.

Imagine knowing you have a cancer that can’t be removed because there is no space for you to be admitted. As a cancer survivor myself, this is just appalling and unacceptable. There will be other horror stories like this to come out of the Covid crisis. 😔

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:31 AM

6. tell her to go to a blue state.

i have no doubt she could get care in chicago. we're doing pretty well.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:34 AM

8. Exactly!

Tell her to go to a less fucked up state, where they actually have hospital beds and can treat people other than the unvaccinated assholes, who apparently get priority because they were/are assholes.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 12:05 PM

20. and pay out of pocket for out of network treatment

Pay out of pocket for out of network treatment then. I hate this myopic country. Universal health, helps everyone, by lowering the demand for emergency services.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 11:45 AM

17. Please tell her to go to another state

Do a Go Fund Me if necessary.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:33 AM

7. A close friend of mine died in December.

Had a heat attack on Christmas morning. They were at a vacation house about an hour and a half from Dallas and the regional hospital had no real cardiac unit. There were no beds available in Dallas or Ft. Worth due to the spike in Covid cases at the time, so he sat in that regional for three days until a cardiologist could get there. By that time it was too late for the procedure that could have saved him.

So no, he didn’t die from Covid, but he died because of Covid. A distinction without a difference as far as I’m concerned, and one of the reasons anti-vaxxers and mask deniers can all go to hell.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 11:47 AM

18. Can the family sue Greg Abbott?

They might find an attorney who would give it a try.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 12:06 PM

21. Good question.

His wife was devastated and she’s not the litigious sort, but you’ve given me an idea!

Considering the specious way the Texas GOP crafted the abortion law and basically gave standing to everybody to sue individuals for having a medical procedure that in no way affects them, they’ve opened the door allowing even the remotest level of connection to be considered “standing”. Now, seeing as how this man was not only my friend, but was also a business partner (drummer in my band), I’d say I have way more standing to sue Abbott than some anonymous tipster does!

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:41 AM

9. Willfully ubvaxed should not be allowed to break healthcare system



Hugs to your daughter & her friend. 💗💗💗

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Sat Sep 4, 2021, 10:51 AM

11. My mother can't get pain relieving surgery because of them.

It's not endangering her life, fortunately, but she's been in debilitating pain for months. Simple outpatient surgery will solve the problem completely, the neurosurgeon says, but she can't get it done. This is in Florida, so there's no end in sight.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 11:21 AM

12. We have

had a couple of stories in our local news recently where someone has died because no room at hospitals because they are overwhelmed with Covid patients and have no room for non Covid patients.
Need to set up MASH units to treat unvaccinated Covid patients. Bring in military reserves to treat them in tents somewhere-maybe military bases. I am DONE with these people who won’t get vaccinated.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 11:37 AM

14. You're not the only one, Rebl2.

I think if you didn’t get vaccinated and got COVID, you should go to some tented “MASH”-type unit. Leave those precious hospital beds for the deserving.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 11:39 AM

15. They keep saying the US doesn't ration health care

when we can all see that's a blatant lie. People shouldn't have to die preventable deaths simply from waiting for a hospital spot to open up. The system is failing.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 12:20 PM

23. Right Wingers, trumpers, MAGAs and Covidiots got the death panels by their own work

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Response to irisblue (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 01:16 PM

24. Yet they call themselves "pro-life" nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #24)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 03:48 PM

25. They say

they are pro life, but we all know they lie about everything including being pro life!

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 11:45 AM

16. Wow, remember when we all were wearing masks and locking down

to flatten the curve?

Look at those curves now.....they look more like ocean waves during a Tsunami.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 08:05 PM

26. 2 years into 2 weeks to flatten the curve

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 12:03 PM

19. True story about a relative in northern VA in February

Tripped and broke her leg.

The ambulance finally arrived and took her to the hospital.

When I caught up, I had to wait outside until they finally put her into an ER "room".

There were only a few gurneys in the hallways then, but an hour-plus later the ER hallways were packed.

The hospital had to call in someone affiliated with the hospital to operate the next day.

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Sat Sep 4, 2021, 12:08 PM

22. We should have put microchips or tags in the vaccines.

I guess we should have put microchips or tags in the vaccines. How can we sort out vaxed and or reasonably exempt from the unvaxed but healthy enough to get the shot but refused?

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