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  1. humahuma

    humahuma 500+ Posts

    Speedy recovery bystander.
     
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  2. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez Beer Prophet

    Thank you all. He passed in 2017, but it's still tough on the whole family, especially my parents. When he actually passed (just a few hours after what ended up being my last conversation with him), I was horrified, but after the initial agony, I thanked God for letting him live as long as he did. I remembered when he called me to tell me about the diagnosis back in 2001. His cardiologist wasn't very confident that his heart would respond to medication, and my brother told me he may not live more than another 3 - 6 months. Instead, he got 17 more years, and though he often didn't feel well, we had a lot of good times.
     
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  3. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    This article is like all the others screaming about ICU capacity but they give real numbers to show that Covid is not really the culprit:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/22/unv...o-hospitals-as-delta-surges-across-state.html


    For example:

    About 80% of the intensive care unit beds in Ohio are currently in use. Covid patients are taking up about 22% of all ICU beds, according to the state health department.

    Lack of staffing is one issue complicating the latest spike in Covid hospitalizations, according to Dr. Michael Canady, who is CEO of Holzer Health System, which is based in southeastern Ohio near the West Virginia border.

    "Now, we have physical beds, but we are so short staffed right now from nurses who have burned out, left, gone to nursing agencies, traveling agencies that are paying up to $10,000 a week to draw our nurses away," Canady said. "It's very challenging. I've been in health care over 40 years, and I've never felt so helpless."
     
  4. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    mc
    I think staffing is an issue everywhere but it does not suit the narrative so let's blame COVID
     
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  5. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    I appreciate everyone's kind words. If you saw me, you'd never know what was happening. It's the same with everyone. We all have our burden's but this world expects us to keep calm and carry on. That is what I am doing. I am telling you these things because I feel comfortable in this place and I thought maybe it would add a little context to the COVID discussion. I don't want anyone to be forced to do something against their will. At the same time, our actions can harm others in so many ways beyond the choice to vaccinate or not. We all share the same space. It's a matter of having a light touch at times. That's all it is.
     
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  6. AC

    AC 2,500+ Posts

  7. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    You got me again by, at least I think I’ve responded to words from you before that I found moving. These were nice.
     
  8. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Thank you. I just give my raw feeling on life as I experience it; and as I witness it.
     
  9. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Hornfans is fortunate to have By as our Poet Laureate.
    He finds ways to express for us feelings we should have and sometimes do have.
     
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  10. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Thank you my friend. I just write what comes to mind with an emphasis on looking outside myself. Many things I say are actually a reminder to myself on how I want to be.

    Other times, it's pure outrage...
     
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  11. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Went to a concert last night where you had to show that you were vaccinated or tested within last 72 hours. Did they check your ID? No. Was there any proof you weren’t carrying a fake or someone else’s test or ID? No. The response to Covid by democrats continues to be a **** show.
     
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  12. lkainer

    lkainer 250+ Posts

    Watching Green Bay v SF in Levi Stadium. Almost no masks... are these all republicans in the bay area?
     
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  13. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Who said football games were going to increase cases? Adults in US are over 85% immune (vaxxed and natural).

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  14. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Thanks mchammer for the graph. The guy I follow showing the curve was out all week.

    Here is an example of the deception of corporate news. I was at the gym on Thursday and a broadcast news channel was on TV. The anchor in scary terms said, "today there were 9500 cases in Texas!" like it was some emergency. Now go back and look at the graph. It shows cases are going down. Texas has 30,000,000 people. So the numbers are getting smaller and small compared to our population.

    But CBS or ABC news reported on it in a way to keep you at home, in your mask, dialing up a pharmacy for the vaccine. Lies. Fear. Control. Soon to come violence. Just look at Australia or ... New York.
     
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  15. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Most of those cases are kids because they are testing every kid with a sniffle. Unfortunately it does include folks over 40. How come they never provide an age breakdown? If not, why not?
     
  16. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Why not? You know.
     
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  17. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    As New York forced vaccine mandates on healthcare workers today, watch the labor crisis get out of control. With an estimated 16% of healthcare workers not vaccinated, it is suicide.

    And it will hurt the rest of the country more than New York. That’s because nurses, doctors etc will go there to gouge for double hourly rates leaving the rest of the country to deal with the problem.
     
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  18. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Should be exemptions for those who had Covid or under 40. That is likely 90% of the holdouts.
     
  19. mb227

    mb227 5,000+ Posts

    Numbers from Tx DSHS yesterday show that the number of people hospitalized Statewide is under 10K. It was ~13K about a week ago. Ventilators available is back to where it was in early August. Harris County TSA hospitalization numbers are down to where they were in mid-August (I did not really track that number before then).

    I also saw a blurb on the TDCJ website this morning that calls into question some of the numbers reported for the entirely of the 'crisis,' A 79yo correctional officer goes to the hospital...two days LATER, he tests positive. Unfortunately, he has passed away. But if you don't test positive until days AFTER you were admitted, then you admission was NOT due TO the 'rona. It just isn't...
     
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  20. AC

    AC 2,500+ Posts

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  21. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    My 45 year old insurance agent "**** his pants" last Friday. He was mid 40's and otherwise healthy. Left a 20 year old and an 18 year old.
     
  22. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Apparently not a good risk adjuster. Did he have other health issues?
     
  23. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    More lying (about the frame of view):

     
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  24. mb227

    mb227 5,000+ Posts

    I've never known most insurance agents to discuss their health with clients. Nor do MOST professionals discuss health with their clients. Doing so tends to be...unprofessional.

    Of course, I am STILL interested in the take about the 79yo admitted to a hospital and who then two days AFTER admission tests positive...clearly the 'rona is NOT the reason they went to the hospital. Yet the stats are massaged to show people like that as a 'rona death...
     
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  25. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Not according to his staff members. They were concerned that he was not vaccinated. They are "elderly" and are vaccinated.
     
  26. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Yeah, you know the virus as a 5-8 day incubation period. So, you could catch it from someone and then AFTER 8 days you could develop symptoms. That's why I was good to go back to work 10 days after symptoms started but my 5 year old could not go back to school for 10 days after the 14 days. Science, yo!

    PS: I guess you're not familiar with one stoplight towns in Eastern Oklahoma.
     
  27. mb227

    mb227 5,000+ Posts

    Nice ignoring of the reality that SOMETHING ELSE had him in the hospital to begin with.
    Mobilhoma? No. I HAVE lived in Texas towns that played six-man football...when there were enough kids to field a team.
     
  28. mb227

    mb227 5,000+ Posts

    And yet again, we see daily numbers of hospitalizations drop, we see available ICU beds rise and we see the available vent count increase.

    But according to the left, all these positive tests mean people should be dropping like flies...and yet, they aren't.
     
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  29. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Wow, 10 days after the 14? Tough on the kid. That’s as cruel as what happened to my grandson that tested pos on a rapid test then tested neg the next day with the real one yet had to stay off the ‘pitch’ for 10, or was it 14, due to reporting the positive test.
     
  30. mb227

    mb227 5,000+ Posts

    The lunacy writes itself...New York Gov is set to can medical employees at midnight tonight if they are not vaxxed...and wants to replace them with National Guard who, wait for it...don't presently have a mandate to be vaxxed which kicks in until December.

    Yet another example of a Dem-led boondoggle.
     

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