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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson View Post
    My job places me in hospitals and clinics, and my wife works in a local hospital. I wish it was a hoax.

    Personally, I believe we're dealing with something akin to a flu outbreak. Yeah, it's on a global scale, and more infectious than a seasonal flu and possibly more deadly, but it's not as bad as it could be. It's mostly a matter of flattening the curve.

    Humanity will likely have something much worse come down the pike in the future. Imagine a completely stealthy virus that is 10X more infectious and deadly, and by the time you know you have it you're already in critical condition? It's almost a matter of "when" and not "if". Globalization comes with a heavy price tag.
    Thanks for your contribution. This description of the coronavirus severity is what I hear from voices across the world.

    Some hospitals are seasonally busy but it seems that many hospitals are stopping elective surgery. The videos could be reflecting the effects of lockdown where only the worst medical issues are handled and visitors are limited. A point that people often are making is that the activity at their nearby hospital is not matching what the news media says or shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
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    You are neither an admin or a moderator. Please do not attempt to moderate others' involvement in a thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwimac View Post
    You are neither an admin or a moderator. Please do not attempt to moderate others' involvement in a thread.
    As i remember the rules, the originator of the thread is able to ask people not to post in the discussion. However, if the originator specifically makes accusations of a person, that person can respond to that accusation. People have been respecting this rule pretty well.

    In other people's threads, I don't have a right to request someone to stay out. We see breakaway threads that people use to argue on topics that are otherwise disruptive of the original thread.

    Some people are just marginally disruptive and still part of the ongoing discussion. So, these are allowed to continue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    As i remember the rules, the originator of the thread is able to ask people not to post in the discussion. However, if the originator specifically makes accusations of a person, that person can respond to that accusation.
    This is correct, although it is best to report the post and note that you've asked the person to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    I would expect to see something like you said -- a screening at the entrance of hospitals. But not every hospital would have the same situation. Some may not have to do this right now. The idea is to get eyes on the street from common people, to see if the news media is presenting the scenario at hospitals correctly
    But the people on the street don't have access to the wards or busy parts of the hospital. News agencies might get a pass. But mostly I am seeing the same videos cycling over and over while some talking head tells us what is going on. So basically a few people get access and film various hospitals and then that stock footage is passed around to all of the other agencies.

    But that doesn't mean this is some sort of hoax. The hospitals are taking it seriously and I personally know some healthcare workers (like my cousin) who are in the middle of it. It's real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    But the people on the street don't have access to the wards or busy parts of the hospital. News agencies might get a pass. But mostly I am seeing the same videos cycling over and over while some talking head tells us what is going on. So basically a few people get access and film various hospitals and then that stock footage is passed around to all of the other agencies.

    But that doesn't mean this is some sort of hoax. The hospitals are taking it seriously and I personally know some healthcare workers (like my cousin) who are in the middle of it. It's real.
    Right. There are hospitals that are busy. I appreciate and acknowledge your contribution on this. Many or most of the videos are just there to counter the claims of outside activity by various news media. The videos often don't make a claim about the virus or the inside activity. Well, some videos show the insides -- and these places may not be as busy. Everything varies by locations and hospitals.

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    I have for a long time been interested in hearing ideas from a broad number of people. People have different specialties or expertise or contributions. Maybe its like Paul's direction for the Corinthian church -- that everyone is given opportunity to contribute something when they are together.

    Years ago I wanted to setup a forum for people to share ideas on Romans. The goal was to gather insights from many people. I never promoted it so it never took off (and maybe was not something that would capture people's interest).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    Right. There are hospitals that are busy. I appreciate and acknowledge your contribution on this. Many or most of the videos are just there to counter the claims of outside activity by various news media. The videos often don't make a claim about the virus or the inside activity. Well, some videos show the insides -- and these places may not be as busy. Everything varies by locations and hospitals.
    My wife works on the upper wards. She has to determine and qualify patients for various insurance or Medicaid. In my city, our 7-floor hospital has almost the entire 6th floor dedicated to coronavirus patients and suspects. And that is expanding every week. At the rate so far, I'd guess the entire 6th floor and another entire floor (likely the 7th) will be dedicated to coronavirus by the end of April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson View Post
    My wife works on the upper wards. She has to determine and qualify patients for various insurance or Medicaid. In my city, our 7-floor hospital has almost the entire 6th floor dedicated to coronavirus patients and suspects. And that is expanding every week. At the rate so far, I'd guess the entire 6th floor and another entire floor (likely the 7th) will be dedicated to coronavirus by the end of April.
    Are there more details that can be shared? Number of patients and suspects? General mood and expectations? ICU cases due to COVID?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    Are there more details that can be shared? Number of patients and suspects? General mood and expectations? ICU cases due to COVID?
    Actually, the direct numbers may not be useful ... and I don't want to you to reveal too much where you are -- for general privacy concerns. Is the workload more than a heavy flu season (if we think of the patients being distributed in a normal fashion in hospital)? Is the severity (for patients coming in with similar conditions) generally more than we would expect in other years?

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