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Trumpers are out here in Dayton this morning with a mission.

The Trump trucks with huge flag and tRump signs...just like pre Election ... maybe there will be more today as I drive into Fairfield...I'll try and get pictures. Not sure what is up... especially after the Nashville bombing.

I just got my Moderna vaccine.... Dayton Ohio

RN ....It's easy and professional... I'm sitting in observation area now....all is good.😇.. Next step 2 vaccine..1/21/21...

I do home care Specialty Infusions...Health Department notified my employer/ Administrator and we pre-registered...


If tRump resigns, we get Pence? So, will Joe be No. 47 then?

Head spinning now regarding Pardons and Bribery...Pence could become 46 right and pardon tRump????

Then, will we find that pence was the "Bag Man" or something along those lines and not get Pence?

Ohio Nursing Association November 30, 2020 Update...

Dr. Andy Thomas describes ICU capacity as “quite serious” as Ohio sees a 200% increase of hospitalizations in November, with the state reaching a new record of 5,000 current hospitalizations.

Plus, the governor had several nurses join the conference, with nurse manager Stacey Morris pleading, “…Patients deteriorate quickly…. This isn’t a hoax. This isn’t blown out of proportion. We live this every day.” Nurse Dara Pence said,” We can only be strong for so long. We will have PTSD and we will be struggling with this. The community coming together is what will get us through. We are no longer the frontlines, we are the last line of defense. The new frontline is the community.”

More summary information from the November 30, 2020 COVID-19 update with Governor DeWine:

• Ohio has seen 421,063 total cases, 6,429 deaths, 26,864 hospitalizations and 4,682 ICU admissions. 7% of the cases are healthcare workers (29,877).

• 21-day: case average – 7,909, deaths – 43, hospitalizations – 296 and ICU admissions – 30

• The governor started today with a call with Ohio hospitals. There are serious concerns with ICUs.

• Another discussion was had with health departments and their serious concern with spread in every county.

• DeWine spoke with the Vice President and other governors. Dr. Fauci was on the call and he referred to the vaccine has an extraordinary occurrence that this vaccine seems almost ready to go, subject to final approval. Shipment could come as early as December 15th (Pfizer) AND December 22nd (Moderna). ON Thursday, the Governor will have a full report on vaccine roll out.

• Bad news: Ohio Dept of Corrections is mourning the death of two employees because of COVID-19: Steven Cook and Mark Jones.

• Dr. Andy Thomas provided a report on the call with Ohio hospitals this morning. Ohio crossed another threshold in numbers: 5k inpatients with COVID-19 for the first time ever. 200% increase since November 1st (1.7k inpatients with COVID-19 on Nov 1). Rural areas are being hit particularly hard. ICU capacity is an even more of a concern, with hospitals expressing even more concerns on how to care for so many ICU patients. 1 out of 3 patients on a ventilator are on COVID-19 and if we continue to see numbers rise, it will crowd out other people who need care. For example, hospitals are pushing surgeries where people will need care in the ICU afterward, so therefore those people are being crowded out of the hospitals. It is quite serious.

• The state has developed a new program to improve indoor air quality for nursing homes, assisted living center and adult day care centers. Eligible recipients can receive up to $15k to improve air quality. Visit the BWC website to apply.

• The governor asks employees and employers to continue to work from home. If you have returned to work, take a hard look to see if it is possible to work remote again. With hospital numbers increasing, it is important we do what we can. The state is doing it with state employees. State employees return date was January 4th, but now there is a hold on that.

• Stacey Morris, a nurse manager at Akron General Medical Center, provided her account what she is seeing day to day. the numbers have risen so much and so drastically, triaging and making sure there is enough space for patients. These patients deteriorate quickly. COVID-19 is unpredictable…we don’t know how someone is going to respond. We have had people in their 30’s and 40’s with no high risk medical history whose bodies are not handling this virus well. There is no visitation, so the caregivers to their best to bring an iPad in so patients can communicate with their loved ones. It is hard on caregivers, being part of those hard conversations or when families have to say goodbye. It is more common for people needing ICU than not. Caregivers lean on each other a lot, and emotionally carry each other through this. But there are so many caregivers…you can create space, but there are not hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, etc. You can’t snap your fingers and make caregivers appear. We need the help of the people to fight this to continue to give the care we are giving. This isn’t a hoax, this isn’t blown out of proportion. We live this every day. While we have seen waves, this is the biggest wave we have seen. We need to come together to slow this, but we can’t do that without everyone masking, distancing, doing all the things we are supposed to do.

• Nurse Dara Pence from Riverside Hospital also joined. This is completely unpredictable and we don’t know the long-term effects on patients. This doesn’t hold any biases and affects patients from all backgrounds. Patients were in isolation for 30-40 days alone, relying on zoom to communicate with family. Nurses are the only personal contact and nurses are relied on to bridge the gap so they patients and families can communicate with each other virtually. I wish people could see what we see every day, but then again, I don’t want people to have to witness what nurses have to see every day. We can only be strong for so long. We will have PTSD and we will be struggling with this. The community coming together is what will get us through. We are no longer the frontlines, we are the last line of defense. The front line is the community.

• Nurse Jamie Giere with Upper Valley Medical Center echoed what the other nurses said. More patients and patients deteriorating in such a short amount of time. Patients are sicker and don’t necessarily have the comorbidities. The COVID-19 population seems to be getting younger and younger. The public doesn’t understand the fear and heartbreak that we see every day…. The fear on patients’ faces. We are exhausted. Please take this seriously.

• Nurse Jenna Watkins with Genacross Lutheran Services joined the conference. Staff are overworked and spread very thin. We have turned into an extended family for the nursing home residents. There is a link between community spread and spread in the nursing homes. As caregivers, we work so hard to care for residents and be there for each other. Your actions have consequences that can have a chain reaction right into the facility. These lives are worth protecting. We need to take the recommendations seriously.

Thank you Governor DeWine for including nurses' stories in your pressers.

Just thinking ahead....Who should become the Executive White House Chef in the Biden Administration?

Michael Voltaggio is my first pick....he would liven up the place with amazing culinary delights and has creative insight to do various cultural fusions...

Cristeta Comerford had been the Chef since 2005...but...I don't know if she is still there with the limited menu options over the last 4 years....I understand take-out was popular like McDonalds and KFC....

A must watch Tarot Card Reading video by Maryann...


Detailed reading for the current status wherein she reads the cards regarding the upcoming Electoral College finale...and the transition teams funds being release....It is a tad long but holds your attention...I feel better now

Are there more ballots to count in Georgia?

It seems to be " stuck" with Biden having a small lead around 1500...?

Didn't tRumps younger brother Robert die from COVID-19?

I know the rumor was that he had covid-19...no real, firm facts but it did sound like a covid-19 death...


Keeping it a secret is always a clue....

So, if this is true...then tRump is really being convert with his denial due to his intense fear...

I don't know what happened to DU'er poster Bobnicewander...

But all the self deleted threads just breaks my heart.....I hope Bob is not in a bad emotional mood space...such a beloved poster....My heart aches.

Kasich to speak at Democratic Convention on behalf of Biden


Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is expected to speak on behalf of former Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention next month.

It’s unclear if Kasich will explicitly endorse the presumptive Democratic nominee when he speaks at the convention. But the expected remarks would amount to a major show of support for Biden by a lifelong Republican who rose to political prominence amid the Tea Party movement a decade ago.

The plans were first reported on Monday by The Associated Press. Spokespeople for Biden’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.

Kasich, who unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has been fiercely critical of President Trump, going as far as to call for his impeachment last year.

Kasich’s expected speech on Biden’s behalf could also give the former vice president a boost in Ohio, a longtime swing state that has increasingly moved in Republicans’ favor in recent years. During his 2016 presidential bid, Ohio was the only state Kasich won.

Kasich isn’t the only Republican supporting Biden’s campaign to oust Trump in November. A handful of prominent Republicans founded a political action committee, The Lincoln Project, late last year to oppose the president’s reelection. The group has spent heavily on advertising criticizing Trump in recent months.


I'm a simple math kind of girl.... If John Kasich can sway 10,000 independent or Republican voters in Ohio to vote for Joe Biden then Joe Biden wins Ohio. If Joe Biden wins Ohio he becomes the next President of the United States. Simple math.

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