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  1. bob1 says:

    This is from a front-line MD, published today on Twitter. She’s a board-certified physician who provides special care for critically ill patients.

    Beyond heartbreaking. Especially #4, 6 and 11, but the whole thing.

    1/Last night broke me. I’ve never imagined I would see such lack of care from politicians for people they represent, for people they supposed to advocate for. Covid should’ve never been about politics. It’s about life & death. People are still dying! Nobody cares!

    2/We have no capacity to care for the sick either from covid or from other things. We do the best we can. But we just cannot care for the amount of sickness with the resources we have. Everything is either deficient or delayed or short or takes time to be found or outdated.

    3/Deficient of staff, or supply, or drugs, or blood, or lab tests. Ran out of amps with sugar (D50). Why check blood glucose if cannot replace it? Ran out of sterile flashes. Instead of 10 cc they use 3 cc flashes. One hospital has no central lines, the other – midlines.

    4/Ran out of lab technicians & lab tests. Sent blood for a lab test to be done ASAP, didn’t get results for hours. How much time does it take to get a result ASAP? Some lab results never come back. Blood may never be processed, or may be lost. Or nobody is there to do the test.

    5/ Blood supply is low. Some covid patients are bleeding profusely. Last night brain bleed, bowel bleed, hemorrhagic shock from stomach bleed. Blood donation bus came this am to the hospital entrance to collect blood from dead-tired healthcare workers.

    6/Where are the politicians? Come to bedside or go donate blood. During legislative session each state house & senate & staffers go donate blood, go volunteer in the hospital. Instead you are doing shitty laws to gain power, control, wealth.

    7/Where are the medical organizations? Should be screaming at every media outlet abt the deep crisis we r in. Its not enough to write a statement & be happy about own performance. The disinfo doctor is being confirmed for state surgeon general position, no society speaks abt it.

    8/Where are the reporters? One thing they do is they ask of what is the name of the hospital. Because they want a hot screaming story. IT’S EVERY HOSPITAL! Or most of them. No names. But all these are true facts. Lived by us. Every. Single. Shift.

    9/Honestly, we are 2 years into the pandemic. Politicians f*cked the response in this country. We reached this point that its scary to be in need of healthcare because no matter if for covid or not for covid you’ll get a very deficient healthcare.

    10/You can believe in whatever you want to believe (vaccines/no vaccines/ivermectin) but no party can save you from dying if you don’t get care you need when you need it. If we run around the hospital to find an amp w sugar water it means you may die even from low blood sugar.

    11/Last night broke me. I had no moment to sit down x12 hrs. Several crashing patients, tons of procedures. Nurses & RTs were running around not having time to eat or drink x12 hrs. Some brought water & food for the shift & it remained untouched. Never ending Spring 2020

  2. Michael says:

    bob1,

    I read that this morning…but I didn’t dare read the comments.
    I knew that the comments would be full of people claiming she was lying and saying that if only they used ivermectin all would be well.
    This is a picture of the end of things as we know them…

  3. Dan from Georgia says:

    Seriously, have been thinking the last 20 minutes or so how to respond to that twitter post bob1 reposted without typing a lot of curses towards those who think the pandemic is a joke or don’t take it seriously. But I guess if you spend more time on Newsmax or listening to Tucker Carlson than you do praying for those that have lost loved ones to COVID…

    I don’t like to think we, as a society, are in our swan song, but more people seem to care about what their damn Facebook “experts” or news commentary sources think than what Jesus thinks.

  4. Dan from Georgia says:

    I know the kind of anger in me is not necessarily righteous, so I bite my tongue here quite a bit. Nor do I type the above from a place that I have it all together.

  5. Em says:

    Dan’s comment @ 4:01 is delusion
    Newsmax and Tucker Carlson do not negate our prayers….. nor do they mislead our understanding of today’s events…..
    MORE than what Jesus “thinks?”. SAY WHAT? ? ?

  6. Michael says:

    Newsmax and Carlson are wicked.
    The whole media is a cesspool, but they are among the worst.

  7. Em says:

    Michael, uh uh. 😇

  8. Dan from Georgia says:

    I am not delusional Em.

    Just stop it.

  9. bob1 says:

    Gaslighting extraordinare here.

  10. Dan from Georgia says:

    Ok it’s one thing to try to express an opinion here and be challenged but to told I’m delusional is just plain out of bounds.

  11. Em says:

    God keep all who follow the posts here on Michaels blog growing in wisdom and discernment
    ….. He will. 😇

  12. Officerhoppy says:

    As a former police officer, i am tired of reading headline after headline of cops being shot in the line of duty. Seems war has been declared on police officers. If you wanna pray about something, pray for them!

  13. Em says:

    Before I leave I will apologize to dan, but I thought that was what he said people who listen to Newsmax are…..
    Again – God keep

  14. Dan from Georgia says:

    Thank you Em. My apologies to you as well. You are a good and Godly woman and I appreciate it!

  15. Nonnie says:

    Thank you Officerhoppy for praying for the police officers. My son is a CHP officer. He is a husband, father to 4 children and one of the kindest, most gentle men you’d ever meet. I know there are so many more men and women like him serving our communities around the country. God bless and keep them in His loving care.

  16. Jean says:

    What is happening countrywide to police officers is horrible and a dangerous breakdown in our social order. However, you cannot have two things simultaneously: universal access to guns and law and order and, more to the point, the safety of the police. Under the current philosophy of the pro-guns movement, police are placed particularly in the cross hairs of every unhappy, unhinged, angry, delusional, mentally ill, person in this nation. Most police wear a uniform. Those uniforms are a target for every grievance that one may have.

  17. Officerhoppy says:

    Jean
    I was classified as an expert shooter when I was with the PD. But currently, I don’t own a weapon. I am not a pro gun guy especially assault weapons. They are designed to take many lives in a short period of time. I don’t understand people’s need to own one.

    I get lots of flack for saying that.

    Americans have the right to own a gun. But for those who own them, please know how and when to discharge it into human flesh.

  18. Em says:

    IMNSHO – anyone owning a gun should have to have in-depth training on handling, storing and using them.
    Sadly most crooks get their guns by stealing or through the street sources…. Hard to control ….. 🤔

  19. Nathan Priddis says:

    Looking at Michael’s link, the data suggests to me the Culture War ends in disaster for the Church. Engagement of culture is full throttle. But, the Church is being hollowed out, demographically speaking. I liken it to attacking Moscow in the winter. Forward momentum will carry an advance, until it reaches a point of catastrophic callapse.

    Meanwhile, COVID is a war of attrition for the Church, with the low vaccination rate.

  20. bob1 says:

    A really good meditation on the dangers of gloating over others’ pain and suffering from Father Jim Martin. He says schadenfreude scars the soul.

    A couple of strong quotes:

    The problem is that even a mild case of schadenfreude is the opposite of a “Christian value.” Jesus asked us to pray for our enemies, not celebrate their misfortunes. He wanted us to care for the sick, not laugh at them.

    When Jesus was crucified alongside two thieves, he says to one of them, according to Luke’s Gospel, not “That’s what you get,” but “Today you will be with me in paradise.”
    Schadenfreude is not a Christian value. It’s not even a loosely moral value.

    Indulged in regularly, schadenfreude ends up warping the soul. It robs us of empathy for those with whom we disagree. It lessens our compassion. To use some language from both the Old and New Testaments, it “hardens” our hearts. No matter how much I disagree with anti-vaxxers, I know that schadenfreude over their deaths is a dead end.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/30/opinion/culture/covid-death-mental-health.html

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