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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:36 PM

Midwest health system CEO says he had virus, won't wear mask

Source: Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest has told his employees that he has recovered from COVID-19 and is back in the office — without a mask.

Sanford Health’s president and chief executive, Kelby Krabbenhoft, said in an email Wednesday that he believes he’s now immune to the disease for “at least seven months and perhaps years to come” and that he isn’t a threat to transmit it to anyone, so wearing a mask would be merely for show.

The email from Krabbenhoft, who is not a physician, comes as hospitals throughout the region, including in his own network, are struggling to keep up with some of the country’s worst surges of coronavirus patients. And it comes at a time when mask wearing remains a politicized issue in many states.

Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has 46 hospitals and more than 200 clinics concentrated in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. It employs about 50,000 people. The Dakotas have had the country’s worst spread rates for several weeks, with Iowa close behind, while Minnesota is catching up.

“For me to wear a mask defies the efficacy and purpose of a mask and sends an untruthful message that I am susceptible to infection or could transmit it,” Krabbenhoft wrote in the email, obtained by The Associated Press. “I have no interest in using masks as a symbolic gesture. ... My team and I have a duty to express the truth and facts and reality and not feed the opposite.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/technology-sioux-falls-south-dakota-coronavirus-pandemic-email-d07d3059702c95a162bf2794c79e538c

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UpInArms Nov 20 OP
Ferrets are Cool Nov 20 #1
Midnight Writer Nov 20 #2
Sherman A1 Saturday #6
CatMor Nov 20 #3
bluestarone Nov 20 #4
usajumpedtheshark Saturday #5
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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:43 PM

1. How does someone so FUCKING STUPID

get a position of power? Oh wait, nevermind.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:43 PM

2. Asshole.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:32 AM

6. Precisely

And you are being charitable.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:48 PM

3. I wouldn't want to go to one of his hospitals...

he should be fired for such stupidity during a pandemic.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 06:52 PM

4. I wish ALL healthcare professionals at Sanford health would

Set a WALKOUT date, UNLESS this asshole agrees to wear a mask.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:40 AM

5. I spoke with one of his employees and heard that doctors and nurses were furious with this idiot.

The hospital had to clarify that he was not speaking about Sanford's actual policy or recommendations. The system has been buying up hospitals in ND and MN and is trying to call themselves world leaders in medicine. They have been financially fueled by Denny Sanford who got his money from the credit card business. Last I heard he was being investigated regarding child pornography. Krabbybutt, the guy who thinks his immune should be sidelined soon due to yet another merger with another hospital system which heard will to push him into emertius status.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:10 AM

7. Good lord...

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