5 thoughts on “NYC Hospital workers use garbage bags as protection

  1. Requiem says:

    “Worker at NYC hospital where nurses wear trash bags as protection dies from coronavirus” https://nypost.com/2020/03/25/worker-at-nyc-hospital-where-nurses-wear-trash-bags-as-protection-dies-from-coronavirus/
    “People Are Dying’: Battling Coronavirus Inside a N.Y.C. Hospital” (NYT News 3/25/20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE68xVXf8Kw
    “Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-27/rhode-island-police-to-hunt-down-new-yorkers-seeking-refuge
    “Patients wear personal protective equipment while maintaining social distancing as they wait in line for a COVID-19 test at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in New York.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo) https://wgme.com/resources/media/dbf79f73-bf2b-48f6-9e3e-d251271aa02c-medium16x9_NYCcoronavirusAP.PNG?1585261267974

    “Trump takes immediate step to try to curb new inspector general’s autonomy, as battle over stimulus oversight begins : In signing statement, he signals he could restrict new watchdog’s independence” https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/27/trump-coronavirus-inspector-general/

  2. So it goes says:

    Coronavirus killing people in New York City at rate of one every 17 minutes (New York Post updated March 28 @ 9:30 AM) https://nypost.com/2020/03/27/another-84-people-killed-by-coronavirus-in-new-york-city/
    Within five days, Los Angeles could see a surge in the coronavirus just as bad as what an already-overwhelmed New York City has experienced, state and city officials warned. https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/los-angeles-coronavirus-crisis-could-reach-nyc-levels-in-five-days/
    “An online influencer has gone viral once again, this time for filming herself licking a toilet seat during a flight to Miami in what she called the “coronavirus challenge,” according to the Miami Herald.” https://www.miamiherald.com/miami-com/miami-com-news/article241270296.html

    “President Donald Trump said Friday that he instructed Vice President Mike Pence not to reach out to governors who aren’t “appreciative” of his administration’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in their states.
    “If they don’t treat you right, I don’t call,” Trump said of those state leaders.” https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-trump-told-pence-not-to-call-washington-michigan-governors.html

    • La Catrina says:

      (March 28, 2020 at 2:40 p.m. ET): New York City coronavirus cases reach nearly 30,000 with a death every 9.5 minutes

  3. Triage says:

    “In ERs overwhelmed by COVID-19, here’s who might get treated—and who might not
    These are choices no doctor wants to make. But they may soon be a reality.” https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/who-lives-who-dies-guidelines-for-hospitals-in-the-time-of-covid-19/
    In a recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine, a group of medical ethicists and public health researchers made a series of conservative estimates, starting with the estimate that about 5 percent of the US population—about 16 million—will become infected with SARS-CoV-2 within the next three months. From there, about 8 percent of those cases may need to be hospitalized. That’s 1.28 million hospital beds. Of those, 960,000 may need to be admitted to an ICU. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsb2005114
    According to the American Hospital Association, there are just under 800,000 staffed beds in community hospitals. Estimates of the country’s ICU beds for adult patients range from just 68,000 to 85,000. https://www.aha.org/statistics/fast-facts-us-hospitals
    “U.S. Hospital Beds Were Already Maxed Out Before Coronavirus Pandemic” https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-03-26/us-hospital-beds-were-already-maxed-out-before-coronavirus-pandemic

  4. N95 says:

    “Hospital employees across the country have been blocked from wearing surgical masks in certain situations to protect against infection by the new coronavirus — including those they bring to work themselves.
    Workers at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have been told not to wear face masks unless they have lingering respiratory symptoms after an illness, are under surveillance following COVID-19 exposure or are treating patients showing signs of COVID-19.
    The restriction on wearing masks comes amid widespread shortages of personal protective equipment for health workers and confusion over shifting guidelines from federal officials. Such restrictions are in place at other hospitals, but there’s no indication yet that the practice is widespread.” https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2020/03/29/this-va-hospital-cited-misleading-data-to-restrict-mask-use-for-healthcare-workers/?mc_cid=9f4eea4baf&mc_eid=4b85ca587f

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