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I talked to my director yesterday. she said the issue was was “fixed”. I called for a terminal clean, she laughed and said, “ yeah, ok” and hung up on me. Called today and she did the same....never coming to clean.

i went to talk to my director again today in person, after that it got cleaned by someone else in their dept. Its just this one woman.

i said, im not dealing with this crap all weekend with her....i WILL call infection control, and the union, and maybe OSHA while im at it.

we will see....
 

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We have 100+ new covid cases In Victoria (a southern state In Oz). (That is a huge Number for us as most states had irradicated it here in Oz.) Some places in that state (including the capital) are back in lockdown and immediately we have shortages of toilet paper, flour, rice and pasta in NSW! A totally different practically covid free state! I don’t understand - didn’t people realise it wasn’t necessary last time?
We have higher numbers now than ever before. It is terrible. We don't have shortages, but I just sent DH a list for Sam's that included stock up items we had shortages of before just to prevent having to go scramble in case people panic again.

I talked to my director yesterday. she said the issue was was “fixed”. I called for a terminal clean, she laughed and said, “ yeah, ok” and hung up on me. Called today and she did the same....never coming to clean.

i went to talk to my director again today in person, after that it got cleaned by someone else in their dept. Its just this one woman.

i said, im not dealing with this crap all weekend with her....i WILL call infection control, and the union, and maybe OSHA while im at it.

we will see....
I am so sorry you are having this problem! As if it was not stressful enough taking care of people who are positive for Covid-19, or just anybody during this time. I certainly hope you get a true resolution to your problem. You should not be having to deal with this, Catscankim.
 

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You want to hear the craziest story?

My friend posted on fb about how they have to dig 9cm into your nose to detect the virus but you can catch it from 6ft away....

I GET IT the whole stupid thing is confusing and nobody knows What the truth is.

I responded that i dont know, but all i can tell you is what i see at the hospital and it is way worse now than it was before. I gave some personal stats like...i scanned 40 patients toniight and 8 of them were covid+ on my 8 hour shift. And i have just finished my long run of (10) 8 hour shifts and its bad.... Ended with ...i get it...do what you need to do to keep you and yours safe, despite what you hear on tv. Im a frontliner and can only tell you what i see.

i was called a communist, a socialist, and a lot of bad names that i cant say here. One person asked me how much i was paid to say post that. Then this other guy blasted me because i have a fb profile picture with a thin blue line, and then the name calling started all over again.

this world has turned fing crazy.
 

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A well-respected doctor in Texas is advocating that we respond to the virus according to the way it is being handled in countries with very low COVID death rates (Japan, Taiwan, Singapore). Unlike the countries with high death rates, these densely-populated countries are beating COVID by:

1. Testing everyone
2. Treating early (none of this "go home and wait" stuff), and
3. Treating it with asthma medications

He started doing this, and has not had one patient die yet. He is trying to get the word out that there IS effective treatment if people will get tested and then treated early. This is also happening in the three countries mentioned -- which did not close down, but DID do widespread testing and early treatment.

Trigger warning: his YouTube video contains a LOT of conservative commentary. If that upsets you, please try to look past that for the substance of what is being discussed: Dr. Richard Barlett on Treating COVID
 
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A well-respected doctor in Texas is advocating that we respond to the virus according to the way it is being handled in countries with very low COVID death rates (Japan, Taiwan, Singapore). Unlike the countries with high death rates, these densely-populated countries are beating COVID by:

1. Testing everyone
2. Treating early (none of this "go home and wait" stuff), and
3. Treating it with asthma medications

He started doing this, and has not had one patient die yet. He is trying to get the word out that there IS effective treatment if people will get tested and then treated early. This is born out by the three countries mentioned -- which did not close down, but DID do widespread testing and early treatment.

Trigger warning: his YouTube video contains a LOT of conservative commentary. If that upsets you, please try to look past that for the substance of what is being discussed: Dr. Richard Barlett on Treating COVID
I’ve shared this video when I first saw it a few days ago. He makes a lot of sense.
 

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Im an in a border. When a patient wallks in and says “estoy enferma”...typically an immigrant...im like “Covid!”

nothing against a culture....but they all have it. Not all hispanics....Guatemalans down here. Every one of them. Every. Single. One.
 

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Im an in a border. When a patient wallks in and says “estoy enferma”...typically an immigrant...im like “Covid!”

nothing against a culture....but they all have it. Not all hispanics....Guatemalans down here. Every one of them. Every. Single. One.
Very disturbing. I’ll leave it at that.
 

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Very disturbing. I’ll leave it at that.
I’m guessing that, as immigrants who don’t speak English and are probably continuing to work at their essential positions, they are exposed to a lot more potential illness and a lot less good information about protecting themselves. Culturally (and due to limited finances) they may also be living with more people in smaller homes, and less access to the best sanitation practices and tools.

I don’t say this as a slur in any way, but as the reality that I observe when working with the child welfare system.
 

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I’m guessing that, as immigrants who don’t speak English and are probably continuing to work at their essential positions, they are exposed to a lot more potential illness and a lot less good information about protecting themselves. Culturally (and due to limited finances) they may also be living with more people in smaller homes, and less access to the best sanitation practices and tools.

I don’t say this as a slur in any way, but as the reality that I observe when working with the child welfare system.
Yup, same thing in Ontario. Hundreds of migrant workers who were brought here to do back-breaking agricultural work have caught the virus from Canadians. Many have died. Neither their job nor their living conditions allows them to physically distance; at one point, they were told to keep working even if symptomatic.
 

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You want to hear the craziest story?

My friend posted on fb about how they have to dig 9cm into your nose to detect the virus but you can catch it from 6ft away....

I GET IT the whole stupid thing is confusing and nobody knows What the truth is.

I responded that i dont know, but all i can tell you is what i see at the hospital and it is way worse now than it was before. I gave some personal stats like...i scanned 40 patients toniight and 8 of them were covid+ on my 8 hour shift. And i have just finished my long run of (10) 8 hour shifts and its bad.... Ended with ...i get it...do what you need to do to keep you and yours safe, despite what you hear on tv. Im a frontliner and can only tell you what i see.

i was called a communist, a socialist, and a lot of bad names that i cant say here. One person asked me how much i was paid to say post that. Then this other guy blasted me because i have a fb profile picture with a thin blue line, and then the name calling started all over again.

this world has turned fing crazy.
Part of why I stopped watching the news (reading it isn't much better depending on the source but life). Americans are used to thinking they can do whatever they want and it's gotten worse with the whole BLM stuff going on. We have a race war going on in the middle of another wave of a pandemic that is ongoing AND Americans don't like being told they have to wear a mask in order to get their necessities from stores directly.

It sucks that you got cussed out like that, I'm sorry it happened to you because no one needs that negativity and I hope things turn around (and that you have been reporting and making use of that block button).
 

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Some of the dumbest things I've heard are, "I'm not gonna wear a mask because I'm a Christian, and I should be willing to die for God," and "I didn't think I had to worry about the virus. I'm only 29."

Cases and deaths in my part of the US are through the roof. Masks are being given out for free by the health department, and masks have been mandated, although the police department says they won't enforce it. People apparently think nothing of taking chances with their own health and the health of those they come into contact with. This virus sounds horrible, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, even those who apparently don't care if they get it. I just wish everyone would do their part, but maybe some people would literally rather die than practice the precautions.
 

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I was encouraged yesterday by an email I received from a friend in Dongguan, China. The virus seems to be under control there now...when I say under control I mean the lid is being kept on. She said it's back to business as usual and a lot of people have even stopped wearing face masks ! The rules are still in place though, re being tested if you have a cough, quarantine for travellers etc....but people don't break the rules ! If they do they are immediately exposed on social media and prosecuted.....not going to work anywhere but China ! At least we can see that it can be controlled if a government gets serious.
 

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@Catscankim I feel your pain!!
We've been cleaning our own CT rooms from the beginning because it's faster and we do it better and more thoroughly than EVS. We also have our air filtration tested weekly in each of our 3 CT rooms to make sure we remain at a 25-minute turnaround time. For those of you who don't work in healthcare - this means that it takes 25 minutes for the air in the CT scan room to be virus free for the next patient per a specialized filtration system. Which means that every time we scan a Covid positve (or Covid presumptive) patient we have to shut that room down for 25 minutes minimum! And we're being overwhelmed by Covid positive patients!!!
Now every employee in our ER is required to wear a N95 mask and a face shield or goggles for all interactions with patients. If you've never had to wear this stuff, let me tell you that it's uncomfortable/it's HOT/and you get sick of it really fast!! And heaven help you if you burp your lunch into your N95 mask....I may be off tuna salad sandwiches forever thanks to this.
So as a healthcare worker who has been on the frontline non-stop since the beginning of this mess, I beg everyone to please wear a mask when you have to be within 6 feet of other people and to NOT come to the ER for anything that isn't life-threatening right now. And that includes testing positive for Covid or being exposed to someone who tested positive. We know you're scared, but if you don't have any symptoms you don't need to be here. And for heaven's sake, STOP pulling your mask down to talk to us!!! Or pulling it off because it's not comfortable!! And BTW - it needs to cover your nose as well as your mouth, otherwise it's kind of like wearing a condom on your testicles.
 

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None of our ct scan rooms is negative air pressure, which is scarey.

and i dont know how many times i have to tell a pt ...put your mask back on, please pull your mask up, cover your nose, cover your nose.

they havent required for us to wear n95s, just a mask and goggles. I had to purchase my own goggles. I havent had a hard time getting an n95, but the other day mine snapped. Rubber band strap hiit me right on the cheek...ow. But since it was after hours, i couldnt get another one from my manager, so i had to barter with the er and promise to replace it, which is sad. What is this, a third world country?

I been using my n95 on nearly every pt and i have bruises on my chin from it. I will write on my paperwork when i have worn one, so theres no guesswork when infection control calls. I told the other girls to do the same and they “keep forgetting”...how many times you gonna get a swab up your fricken nose before you remember. Newbies...
 

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I agree. I dont want to be controlled by a government run state. But i also think ppl are so afraid of the same, that they do things in spite of the government. Which is why i talk about it a lot. Too many ppl say no, just because the government told you to.

Hear from honest, just as scared as you are front liners and then make your decision.

If the government told me that as of wednesday i could no longer buy a gun, sure as all heck im gonna go out to buy another gun on tuesday.

with so many uncertainties and questions, and media and government etc giving ppl false senses of security... NOBODY really knows whats going on. Why risk it? Its really, literally ppls lives at stake
 
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Since testing for the virus has ramped up considerably it important to understand that infection rates will reflect this. Meaning we should expect to have a much higher infection rate due to a higher testing rate. What we really need to know is is the Death Rate Dropping? If it is, this tells us one of two things. The virus is running its course or it is becoming less lethal. The Death Rate is a much better indicator of what is going on with the virus than the infection or testing rates. We scream believe the science, what we should be doing is reading the science correctly to start with. And if we believe the Panic Driven Mainstream Media they are focusing on the infection/testing rate instead of the actual death rate. Could it be this helps their ratings and increases their viewer numbers? Maybe
 

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Since testing for the virus has ramped up considerably it important to understand that infection rates will reflect this. Meaning we should expect to have a much higher infection rate due to a higher testing rate. What we really need to know is is the Death Rate Dropping? If it is, this tells us one of two things. The virus is running its course or it is becoming less lethal. The Death Rate is a much better indicator of what is going on with the virus than the infection or testing rates. We scream believe the science, what we should be doing is reading the science correctly to start with. And if we believe the Panic Driven Mainstream Media they are focusing on the infection/testing rate instead of the actual death rate. Could it be this helps their ratings and increases their viewer numbers? Maybe
That does make logical sense to me.
 

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One of my friend's friends' kids got kicked in the head by a horse and passed away in the ER. They labeled her death certificate covid 19. The hospital likes to get paid the extra 38,000 dollars per covid death.
 
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