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Thu Sep 30, 2021, 02:24 PM

My mom has worked in Idaho hospitals and healthcare clinics for about two decades - it's this bad...

Kevin M. Kruse Retweeted

This is what Trump and his anti-science followers and media propagandists have wrought upon us.



My mom has worked in Idaho hospitals and healthcare clinics for about two decades - itís this bad and much worse. There are no beds. People are dying at home with nowhere to be treated.
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Reply My mom has worked in Idaho hospitals and healthcare clinics for about two decades - it's this bad... (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 30 OP
tblue37 Sep 30 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 30 #2
hadEnuf Sep 30 #8
33taw Sep 30 #3
NJCher Sep 30 #4
pnwmom Sep 30 #5
KT2000 Sep 30 #6
dchill Sep 30 #7
lagomorph777 Sep 30 #9
dchill Sep 30 #23
UpInArms Sep 30 #10
Rebl2 Sep 30 #11
Ford_Prefect Sep 30 #12
soldierant Sep 30 #13
Ford_Prefect Sep 30 #16
soldierant Sep 30 #20
Ford_Prefect Sep 30 #21
soldierant Sep 30 #22
Mr.Bill Oct 1 #29
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 1 #24
soldierant Oct 1 #25
Roc2020 Sep 30 #14
DENVERPOPS Oct 1 #30
Jon King Sep 30 #15
DENVERPOPS Oct 1 #28
bronxiteforever Sep 30 #17
onecaliberal Sep 30 #18
Stuart G Sep 30 #19
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 02:25 PM

1. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 02:33 PM

2. Health workers once saluted as heroes now get threats

Health workers once saluted as heroes now get threats

by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press Wednesday, September 29th 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ó More than a year after U.S. health care workers on the front lines against COVID-19 were saluted as heroes with nightly clapping from windows and balconies, some are being issued panic buttons in case of assault and ditching their scrubs before going out in public for fear of harassment.

Across the country, doctors and nurses are dealing with hostility, threats and violence from patients angry over safety rules designed to keep the scourge from spreading.

"A year ago, we're health care heroes and everybody's clapping for us," said Dr. Stu Coffman, a Dallas-based emergency room physician. "And now we're being in some areas harassed and disbelieved and ridiculed for what we're trying to do, which is just depressing and frustrating."

Cox Medical Center Branson in Missouri started giving panic buttons to up to 400 nurses and other employees after assaults per year tripled between 2019 and 2020 to 123, a spokeswoman said. One nurse had to get her shoulder X-rayed after an attack. ... Hospital spokeswoman Brandei Clifton said the pandemic has driven at least some of the increase. ... "So many nurses say, 'It's just part of the job,'" Clifton said. "It's not part of the job."

Some hospitals have limited the number of public entrances. In Idaho, nurses said they are scared to go to the grocery store unless they have changed out of their scrubs so they aren't accosted by angry residents. ... Doctors and nurses at a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, hospital have been accused of killing patients by grieving family members who don't believe COVID-19 is real, said hospital spokeswoman Caiti Bobbitt. Others have been the subject of hurtful rumors spread by people angry about the pandemic. ... "Our health care workers are almost feeling like Vietnam veterans, scared to go into the community after a shift," Bobbitt said.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:26 PM

8. This is the result of 30+ years of right wing propaganda brainwashing on TV, the radio

and the internet. Not to mention 4 years of a lunatic POTUS and his administration agreeing with and amplifying this same propaganda.

We are in the disinformation age and yes, it's that bad.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 02:36 PM

3. Why are they going to the hospitals if they don't believe in them? Stay home, don't get diagnosed,

and do home treatments. They bitch about choice and then don't follow through.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:08 PM

4. so here you are as a healthcare worker,

risking YOUR life for these patients and their relatives are calling you a murderer.

It's beyond the pale.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:20 PM

5. I've seen this on my sister's stupid town's FB page. People are convinced

that the reason people are dying of Covid there isn't because they're not vaccinated. It's because their hospital isn't giving good enough care, or offering the good drugs, or whatever.

If only the hospitals would offer ivermectin, everyone would survive! Or so these idiots think.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:21 PM

6. My nephew spent 3 days

in the ER of a hospital in Boise. His heart had stopped. No beds in the hospital and no beds in other hospitals to transfer him to for a defibrillator implant. A doctor had to come to him from another hospital to do it. He was lucky because he is young.

Boise hospitals take patients from N. Nevada and Eastern Oregon as well as Idaho. Wonder what their combined vaccination rate is.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:23 PM

7. Kinda makes me believe in zombies.

But scarier.

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Response to dchill (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:37 PM

9. It does look like something has eaten their brains.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 09:42 PM

23. Like Ray Liotta in that Hannibal Lecter movie...

They're eating their own brains. Sauteed.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:50 PM

10. They should go to the barn and eat their ivermectin

Why are they clotting up the hospitals when they are obviously not sick?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:53 PM

11. Time to

refuse treatment at hospitals to (Covid) unvaccinated adults. Let them suffer at home so others who need hospital care for other reasons have a chance to be admitted.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 03:59 PM

12. The Idaho Governor and Attorney General DO NOT BELIEVE in science or law.

Both have specific responsibilities to protect the public written in law. They and the Legislature have chosen to play political power games rather than own-up to the genuine disaster facing the Citizens of Idaho whose well being and safety they are required and have sworn to protect.

I am speaking of real responsibilities not obligations of political form.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 04:06 PM

13. And now Ammon Bundy wants to run for Gov. Frying pan, meet fire.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 04:25 PM

16. Frog meet scorpion!

As I read it somewhere Ammon doesn't actually qualify to be a candidate under Idaho law. It's true he owns a house in Emmett. I can't recall ATM but there is some other disqualifying factor like that he's not registered to vote, or is not a member of the Republican party. He's way out of his lane whatever the details are. Among other things he's tried that sovereign citizen act which might just moot the whole argument for him being a credible Governor.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 07:42 PM

20. Thanks.

I'm not sure being completely unqualidied/ineligible ever stopped any of these idiots, but it's good to know.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 07:57 PM

21. As I recall it the Idaho GOP is not enamored of Ammon in the least.

I suspect if they wanted him they'd find ways to qualify him. He's not actually political material in terms of skills or the connections needed to rise to the Governor's office. He's charismatic for a certain audience and that's meaningful in Idaho but not enough to own the office without a great deal of support from the party.

I see him as a threat to the GOP and to the discussion of issues that an election process tends to be. Despite the hype of his past he's actually a grandstander who's getting a ride in the press until someone who's got background in the party steps up and asks the harder questions.

He's got no useful answers to COVID which is going to be a serious issue by the primary season. Trump isn't in love with him either. He's a party of one pretending to represent the broader populace in Idaho. He has no plans to put kids in school, to pave roads, or save the Idaho economy.

I think that empty promise will loom very large by the time people have to make up their minds. I don't know who they'll chose but I don't think Ammon will stand quite so tall by the time that choice is made.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:09 PM

22. From your keyboard to God's monitor.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:51 PM

29. Whoever has the most commercials showing

them shooting guns will be the next Governor.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 05:56 AM

24. Fun video at the link. Thanks. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #24)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 07:13 AM

25. YVW.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 04:18 PM

14. If it sounds like a cult

and acts like a cult...It's a cult. Trump Republicans have drunk the kool aid and there is no coming back. Wow America

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Response to Roc2020 (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:52 PM

30. As I have been saying for over a decade

WASF

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 04:23 PM

15. I would pack my stuff and move to a blue state.

Just pack up and leave, plenty of jobs in blue states. Each one of these deep red states should have its young people leave to go to college and never come back, and its professionals just leave and find a gig in a blue state. Scary for some who have never been out of the rural areas, but well worth it in the long run.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 01:39 PM

28. BINGO

My thoughts precisely.

There are many many Blue States that would welcome you caregivers with open arms, and probably at a higher wage.
AND pay your moving/relocating expenses also........

And leave the Republican Governors and Politicians in those states to deal with that massive migration directly caused by their BS

Coincidentally & curiously, I am seeing a definite increase in TEXAS license plates here in Colorado. Considerably more than any other states.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 04:36 PM

17. Kick and recommend for visibility

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 04:53 PM

18. If they're infected and don't believe. They shouldn't be admitted into any hospital.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 05:05 PM

19. K and R for visibility

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 12:37 PM

26. Worried Mom

This mom is worried. My daughter the doctor is working in an overloaded hospital in Montana and every one of her COVID patients is not vaccinated. Now we worry that she might be attacked as well. I am thankful that the National Guard is there too!!!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 12:47 PM

27. People in my office are now spreading the lie that you cannot donate blood if you are vaccinated.

Acting like they need to save the world.

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