Westerly

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  1. Westerly

    covid-19

    Sure, but that only covers acute injuries and exabradations where they treat you to the point of stability. That is not sufficient to treat any chronic condition, any illness or any injury. All of those things require follow-up care, sometimes very extensive follow-up care, which is not handled at the ER. The ER does not diagnose or treat illnesses. They check the Hs and Ts. That's it. I do agree that the poorest do get Medicaid though which is pretty good insurance. It has no deductible or copay which is better than even the most expensive plans that you can purchase on the marketplace.
  2. Westerly

    covid-19

    Well on the upside, Covid is on the downhill and soon people can get back to remembering the old days. Specifically, we can get back to our massively over strained, overly bureaucratic and extremely overpriced healthcare system that largely accomplishes little except making shit loads of money from sick people who want nothing more than to just feel better. I had a patient the other day who told me he has spent $300,000 on testing and fees over the last two years for a disease that he still has no diagnosis or treatment plan for...
  3. Westerly

    covid-19

    So it sounds like it's time to just approve it. What are they waiting for anyway, the entire world population to take it before it gets approved? Half of Americans have already taken the vaccine. There is no other experimental drug on the planet that has had even 1/50th as many participants. You cant really call it experimental anymore when literately the entire population has taken it... Safe to say if there was something serious we need to know about it, we would already know it.
  4. Westerly

    covid-19

    Regarding people who dont want to get the vaccine, put it on businesses. There is no reason why an employer cant mandate it. Employers already have the ability to mandate other vaccines. You cant work in heath care if you refuse the flu shot for example. So easy, get the shot or lose your job. Also make it a requirement for travel. Want to get on an airplane? You have to show your COVID card then. Of course not all employers are going to give enough of a shit to mandate it, but if the big 10 employers did, that would cover a large percentage just right there. The US government could mandate all of their employees get it, and that's the largest employer in the US right there. In the end, make it so inconvenient to not have the shot that you basically have to get it.
  5. Westerly

    covid-19

    Great then transfer the vaccines to the states that want them. There are plenty in that category.
  6. Westerly

    covid-19

    We cant even supply vaccines to our own country. Might I remind you half of all Americans still dont have the vaccine. I'd say we have more pressing issues at hand.
  7. Westerly

    covid-19

    Makes sense. North Dakota was also the same state that refused to issue a mask mandate when they had the highest concentration of Covid infections of any place on the planet. More than 1% of the entire states population was getting infected every week. Covid shots are still really difficult to get. There are plenty of people who have been trying to get one since they were first available and they STILL havent been able to actually get an appointment. north Dakota is the Florida of the north...
  8. Westerly

    covid-19

    I have always wondered what the point is in going on a cruise. Like, lets pay a ton of money to be stuck on a boat. If you really like boats join the fucking Navy. Then they will pay you to be on a boat. Seems kind of stupid to me.
  9. Westerly

    covid-19

    The cruise industry is Blockbuster of 2021. No one is going to go aboard a Covid ship. The industry is dead for now. It may make a comeback in the future, but not anytime soon.
  10. Westerly

    covid-19

    https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations 50% of adults have been vaccinated with at least one dose. Kids dont count because they are not eligible to receive the vaccine in the first place.
  11. Westerly

    covid-19

    Actually it's 50%. The US has vaccinated half of adults with at least one shot effective today. Also, Covid deaths are misleading because the number will always be much higher than reported. For example, all the people who now have heart or lung damage. How many people who were in the ICU back in March, April, May have since died from complications arising from the long term damage from Covid? How many more will die next year from diseases that are now progressing thanks to Covid initiating them? Those could all easily count as Covid deaths becasue that was the first underlying cause, but they wont be counted as such as they were not infected at the time of death. But it doesent change the fact that they are now dead solely because they got infected with Covid, just they dident die in weeks, they died in months or a year.
  12. I am not making fun of anyone, I am pointing out that popular and factually correct are rarely the same. When the virus first came out there was this rush to buy cleaning supplies because people thought that if they dident clean every surface in their house at all times then they might get sick. The science now says that cleaning surfaces has little to no effect on the likeliness of you getting infected. Avoiding other people can singularly reduce your risk more than all other factors combined.
  13. I have to laugh at that one. There seems to be two groups of people. Those who dont even think the virus is real and it's all some made-up bullshit conspiracy by the dems to de-thrown the rightful leader (Trump) and those who think that if they dont drink bleach and sanitize every surface of their house every 30 minutes they will surely die. Wiping down your groceries accomplishes absolutely nothing. The virus does not spread that way. It spreads by airborne contact from another infected human. The chances of you getting Covid because someone infected touched your pizza box and then you touched it is next to zero. The majority of the cleaning agents people are using to sanitize their surfaces are harmful to humans. Not if you have proper PPE, but if you dont and you're using that stuff every day, it absolutely can harm you. I personally know of a patient who developed serious lung disease from spraying disinfectant at work all day on a daily basis for months.
  14. Herd immunity was always a pipe dream. The problem is the virus is a lot better at doing what it does than we are at doing what we do. It moves fast, it mutates fast, and it greatly outnumbers us. Our vaccine efforts are just flat-out too slow. Regardless if we are doing everything we can or not, it's just not good enough. Really, for us to stop the mutations, we need everyone to be vaccines by the end of this month. It needs to be done NOW, not the end of the summer, not winter, now. That wont happen and so the virus will continue to mutate, we will react, but as with the first attempt our reaction will be too slow and it will mutate again and again. We just arnt fast enough or good enough at what we do to realistically stop it.
  15. Well the pandemic is over, so... Pandemics are temporary. Covid is not going away, not ever. Endemic.