Skip to comments.Lorena Gonzalez’s AB5 is Contributing to Coronavirus Deaths But She Still Won’t Back Down
Posted on 03/25/2020 8:28:57 PM PDT by DoodleBob
Since Californias controversial anti-freelancer bill was signed into law in September 2019, one (not unpredictable) result has been staffing shortages in the healthcare industry, particularly in fields generally staffed by contractors or locum tenens providers: physicians assistants, nurses, nurse anesthetists, and respiratory therapists.
As the Wuhan coronavirus made its way into California, advocates whove been pushing to fix/amend/repeal AB5 let Asm. Lorena Gonzalez, the bills author, know in no uncertain terms that unless enforcement of AB5 was suspended until the crisis passed Californians who needed care from these professionals would die.
Gonzalez didnt listen, and people are dying.
The populations most at risk in the current crisis the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, and people living in poverty are the very populations harmed by the lack of access to healthcare in the rural areas of Californias Coachella Valley. Cara, a nurse who practices on a contract basis in the areas rural health clinics said in an interview with CommDigiNews that since AB5s implementation many rural clinics in the area have closed, unable to meet the financial burden of transitioning contracted nurses, PAs, and more to W-2 employees. One of the clinics that was shuttered primarily served the areas homeless population.
The Coachella Valley was one of the first areas in California to be hit by coronavirus. As of March 10, the date the article Cara was quoted in published, there were 10 cases of coronavirus in the Coachella Valley. As of Friday, March 20, 28 Coachella Valley residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and four have died.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
She has no problem with people dying because it is so important to never admit she was wrong.
Stupid Democrats are killing people, and they are getting away with it. Under the guise of politicians they kill dead those they lie they would help.
The Public Be Dammed
I’ll bet she never once considered that the legislation would affect medical professionals doing locum tenens work. In fact, I doubt she even had a clue what that was.
These medical people are far from being taken advantage of. That kind of work pays quite well. It benefits the facility because the hiring and paperwork is done by the agency. It often means that places which have a difficult time finding permanent employees can still be adequately staffed. People will go work somewhere temporarily when they would never consider permanently relocating there.
...one (not unpredictable) result has been staffing shortages in the healthcare industry, particularly in fields generally staffed by contractors or locum tenens providers: physicians assistants, nurses, nurse anesthetists, and respiratory therapists.
Has sepsis met its match? New treatment may save millions around the world
Eastern Virginia Medical School Magazine ^ | 9.4 017 | Staff
Posted on 2/20/2020, 12:04:13 PM by Norski
Sepsis, an infection that kills millions worldwide each year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States, may have finally met its match.
Paul Marik, the EVMS Foundation Distinguished Professor in Internal Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, believes he has developed a cure for the life-threatening infection. His treatment breakthrough promises to revolutionize sepsis care and produce results that are nothing short of astonishing.
Vitamin C is often used intravenously as part of a treatment for cancer.
Hydrocortisone is used to relieve inflammation and for a variety of conditions from arthritis to asthma.
Thiamine is a vitamin.
Sepsis is the leading cause of death among hospitalized patients.
As a critical-care physician and head of the general intensive care unit (GICU) at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Dr. Marik used to be locked in a struggle with sepsis. Despite his efforts, one to two people under his care died each week from the disease. That all changed unexpectedly Jan. 5, 2016.
The breakthrough came as Dr. Marik struggled to save a woman dying from overwhelming sepsis. He had recently read about vitamin C as a potential treatment for sepsis, and he recalled that steroids, a common treatment for sepsis, might work well in concert with the vitamin C.
Aware that both were safe and would not harm the patient, he gave her the vitamin C and steroid combination intravenously.
Within hours, his patient was recovering. Two days later she was well enough to leave the ICU.
Dr. Marik and is colleagues were astonished.
In the following days they used the combination therapy on two more patients seemingly destined to die of sepsis. Twice more the patients recovered. Dr. Marik and his team quickly adopted the combination therapy as standard practice.
(Excerpt) Read more at evms.edu ...
Here is his protocol:
Dosing Strategy PDF:
1 | Page Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone and Thiamine For the treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic ShockVitamin C, Hydrocortisone and Thiamine dosing protocol
Vitamin C: 1.5 g IV q 6 hourly for 4 days or until discharge from the ICU.
Hydrocortisone: 50mg IV q 6 hourly for 4 days or until discharge from the ICU. Taper is not required.
Thiamine: 200mg IV q 12 hourly for 4 days or until discharge from the ICU.
Alternative dosing: 100mg IV q 6 hourly for 4 days. Vitamin C: Vitamin C is provided by the manufacturer as a 50 ml vial at a concentration of 500mg/ml.
Three (3) ml of vitamin C will be placed in a 100ml bag of either dextrose 5% in water (D5W) or normal saline and infused over 30-60 minutes. The Vitamin C min-bag solution is stable for in excess of 24 hours (should be protected from light).
Hydrocortisone:Hydrocortisone 50 mg bolus q 6 hourly
Thiamine: Intravenous thiamine (200 mg) is placed in a piggyback in 50 ml of either D5W or normal saline and administered as a 30-minute infusion.
NOTE: The Vitamin C and Thiamine can both be mixed in the same mini-bag
Successful therapy against Covid-19 virus from New York State:
Dr. Vladimir (Zev) Zelenko
Board Certified Family Practitioner
501 Rt 208, Monroe, NY 10950
March 23, 2020
To all medical professionals around the world:
My name is Dr. Zev Zelenko and I practice medicine in Monroe, NY. For the last 16 years, I have cared for approximately 75% of the adult population of Kiryas Joel, which is a very close knit community of approximately 35,000 people in which the infection spread rapidly and unchecked prior to the imposition of social distancing.
As of today my team has tested approximately 200 people from this community for Covid-19, and 65% of the results have been positive. If extrapolated to the entire community, that means more than 20,000 people are infected at the present time. Of this group, I estimate that there are 1500 patients who are in the high-risk category (i.e. >60, immunocompromised, comorbidities, etc).
Given the urgency of the situation, I developed the following treatment protocol in the pre-hospital setting and have seen only positive results:
1. Any patient with shortness of breath regardless of age is treated.
2. Any patient in the high-risk category even with just mild symptoms is treated.
3. Young, healthy and low risk patients even with symptoms are not treated (unless their circumstances change and they fall into category 1 or 2).
My out-patient treatment regimen is as follows:
1. Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day for 5 days
2. Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days
3. Zinc sulfate 220mg once a day for 5 days
The rationale for my treatment plan is as follows. I combined the data available from China and South Korea with the recent study published from France (sites available on request). We know that hydroxychloroquine helps Zinc enter the cell. We know that Zinc slows viral replication within the cell. Regarding the use of azithromycin, I postulate it prevents secondary bacterial infections. These three drugs are well known and usually well tolerated, hence the risk to the patient is low.
Since last Thursday, my team has treated approximately 350 patients in Kiryas Joel and another 150 patients in other areas of New York with the above regimen.
Of this group and the information provided to me by affiliated medical teams, we have had ZERO deaths, ZERO hospitalizations, and ZERO intubations. In addition, I have not heard of any negative side effects other than approximately 10% of patients with temporary nausea and diarrhea.
In sum, my urgent recommendation is to initiate treatment in the outpatient setting as soon as possible in accordance with the above. Based on my direct experience, it prevents acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), prevents the need for hospitalization and saves lives.
With much respect,
Dr. Zev Zelenko
cc: President Donald J. Trump; Mr. Mark Meadows, Chief of Staff
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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, speaks at a rally after her measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors was approved by a Senate committee, in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The measure, AB5, is aimed at major employers like Uber and Lyft. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
That all changed unexpectedly Jan. 5, 2016.
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