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Ravages of COVID surge evident inside Missouri hospital
apnews.com ^ | July 29, 2021 | SARAH BLAKE MORGAN and JIM SALTER

Posted on 08/01/2021 9:08:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Daryl Barker was passionately against a COVID-19 vaccination, and so were his relatives. Then 10 of them got sick and Barker, at just 31, ended up in a Missouri intensive care unit fighting for his life.

... Sohal said nearly everyone hospitalized is unvaccinated. Patients have said they worried about vaccine side effects, or felt the vaccines were rushed out took quickly.

Daryl and Billie Barker both plan to get vaccinated once he recovers.

Daryl said his wife and son are why he’s fighting so hard.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: qtards; trollinsteadofprayer; trumpvaccine
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1 posted on 08/01/2021 9:08:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This article was brought to you by your friends at Big Pharma.

Take the jab or die die die!


2 posted on 08/01/2021 9:10:17 PM PDT by cgbg (A kleptocracy--if they can keep it. Think of it as the Cantillon Effect in action.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
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3 posted on 08/01/2021 9:10:38 PM PDT by kiryandil (China Joe and Paycheck Hunter - the Chink in America's defenses)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The scare tactics are getting really annoying.


4 posted on 08/01/2021 9:11:38 PM PDT by Not A Snowbird (I do not recognize Biden’s authority.)
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To: cgbg
Daryl and Billie Barker both plan to get vaccinated once he recovers.

I is Daryl, and my other brother Daryl.

I is dumm.

5 posted on 08/01/2021 9:11:47 PM PDT by kiryandil (China Joe and Paycheck Hunter - the Chink in America's defenses)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Typical garbage propaganda piece.


6 posted on 08/01/2021 9:11:51 PM PDT by BiglyCommentary
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If they really have the virus, and recover, they won’t need the vaccine. They are lying about only people unvaccinated getting sick. Israel is saying the opposite, and I believe them a tad bit more on this issue.


7 posted on 08/01/2021 9:13:50 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Not A Snowbird
The scare tactics are getting really annoying.

Daryl the Inbred is gonna get vaxxed after he recovers from Da CoVid.

When Daryl left skool after da eighth grayde, he dint lurn no more about biology, cepting the sex stuff.

8 posted on 08/01/2021 9:14:08 PM PDT by kiryandil (China Joe and Paycheck Hunter - the Chink in America's defenses)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hospitals have more than a year to prepare for any “surge.”

There shouldn’t be any problems.


9 posted on 08/01/2021 9:14:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire. Or both.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I wonder how much Daryl and Billy and the gang got paid for spouting this stuff?


10 posted on 08/01/2021 9:15:02 PM PDT by Allegra
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......Sohal said many patients now are younger — in their 20s, 30s or 40s — and sicker, often with gastrointestinal distress in addition to breathing problems.

And the state of MO has supposedly found the plague in wastewater treatment facilities across the state of MO back in May ... somebody has been pooping out the COVID

https://www.foxnews.com/health/missouri-lab-delta-covid-19-wastewater-weeks-before-first-case-reported

11 posted on 08/01/2021 9:15:22 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Psalm 2. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

For a 99.8% survivable virus, this is really scary! /s


12 posted on 08/01/2021 9:15:44 PM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: cgbg

From your home page:
https://freerepublic.com/~cgbg/
“...what I really wanted to do when I grew up
I wanted to be a Professor of Conspiracy Theory...”
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Congratulations, you made it!


13 posted on 08/01/2021 9:15:47 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Get out of the matrix and get a real life.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
“I was strongly against getting the vaccine,” Barker said through labored breathing. “Just because we’re a strong conservative family.” In the U.S., many people who identify as politically and socially conservative have been more reluctant to be vaccinated — so much so that in Missouri, faith leaders have joined the effort to encourage shots. Meanwhile, the summer outbreak is so alarming that Democratic-led St. Louis city and county and Kansas City have reinstated mask mandates.

Oh, good grief, this over-the-top propaganda is getting even more ridiculous.

14 posted on 08/01/2021 9:16:58 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Ever notice (?) with these type of propaganda pieces it always starts by claiming that so and so 'was' "passionately", "ferociously", "absolutely", "firmly" etc.against the vaccine until ... then they proceed to list the horrors that family members are experiencing, including death, after catching covid.
15 posted on 08/01/2021 9:17:09 PM PDT by LibertyWoman (Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Do you actually believe this Ass Press drivel?

FTA....

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Daryl Barker was passionately against a COVID-19 vaccination, and so were his relatives. Then 10 of them got sick and Barker, at just 31, ended up in a Missouri intensive care unit fighting for his life.

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Yeah, I’m so sure. Daryl and his relatives were ALL against the china flu shots. Right.

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It’s a scenario playing out time and again at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, where 22 people died from the virus in the first 23 days of July. Many other hospitals across Missouri are fighting the same battle, the result of the fast-spreading delta variant invading a state with one of the nation’s lowest vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.

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Funny....no mention of the percent who are “vax”d.

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“I was strongly against getting the vaccine,” Barker said through labored breathing. “Just because we’re a strong conservative family.”

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LOL....sure....sounds like Mitt’s severely. Stronly against. Labored breathing....strong *conservative* family.

What an absolute joke.

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In the U.S., many people who identify as politically and socially conservative have been more reluctant to be vaccinated — so much so that in Missouri, faith leaders have joined the effort to encourage shots. Meanwhile, the summer outbreak is so alarming that Democratic-led St. Louis city and county and Kansas City have reinstated mask mandates.

The virus has recently run through Barker’s extended family. Not only did he and his wife, Billie, get it, but so did eight other relatives.

Barker got so sick that his wife took him to the emergency room in Branson. He was sent home with oxygen, but got worse.

With the Branson hospital maxed out with COVID-19 patients, doctors contacted a dozen hospitals in all corners of the state. All were at capacity. Lake Regional was nearly full, too, but Dr. Joe Sohal, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist, found a bed for Barker.

He arrived critically ill. Placed on a ventilator, Barker was given a 20% chance of surviving.

“The doctor told me he was going to let my wife and kid in so I could say my goodbyes because he didn’t think I was going to pull through,” Barker said. In those conversations, he told his wife and 6-year-old son, Brody, that he loved them “and I wasn’t going to give up.”

Slowly, Barker started to recover. Sohal is optimistic but said Barker, who has been hospitalized for three weeks, isn’t out of the woods.

“This is the time when he’s going to get a lot better or a lot worse,” Sohal said.

The Lake of the Ozarks region draws nearly 5.5 million annual visitors and made national news early in the pandemic, when large crowds were spotted ignoring social distancing while partying at bars and swimming pools.

That mindset remains in Osage Beach. Few people — locals or visitors — wear masks, even in crowded spots.

If tourists are getting sick, they’re taking it home with them. Sohal said most of the COVID-19 patients at Lake Regional are locals, or people like Barker transferred from other hospitals.

Statewide, hospitalizations for COVID-19 have more than doubled since the start of June, and the number of ICU patients has more than tripled. Since June 7, Lake Regional has admitted 125 patients with the virus. As of Tuesday, it had 21 COVID-19 patients, including eight in intensive care and four on ventilators. Sohal himself signed about a half dozen death certificates over the past week.

Sohal said many patients now are younger — in their 20s, 30s or 40s — and sicker, often with gastrointestinal distress in addition to breathing problems.

Hospital staff members are exhausted. Among those feeling the strain is ICU nurse Chris Murphy, who spends much of his day running from one room to the next.

“It’s devastating people and families,” Murphy, a former combat medic, said of the virus. “And you should take precautions.”

Sohal said nearly everyone hospitalized is unvaccinated. Patients have said they worried about vaccine side effects, or felt the vaccines were rushed out took quickly.

Daryl and Billie Barker both plan to get vaccinated once he recovers.

Daryl said his wife and son are why he’s fighting so hard.

On a sweltering day, they sat outside the ICU in lawn chairs, looking at Daryl through glass. Every now and then, Brody walked up to the window and waved to his dad, who smiled and waved back. Billie used a dry erase marker to scrawl “I love you” backwards on the glass so her husband could read it.

“I don’t ever want to have to do this again,” she said, “and if that means getting a vaccination to prevent something like this, that’s what I’ll do.”

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Sorry, this just reads like more MSM fear porn.

Every line of it.

Sorry, Ass Press.....No sale.


16 posted on 08/01/2021 9:17:36 PM PDT by Jane Long (America, Bless God....blessed be the Nation.)
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To: Allegra

I wonder if Daryl and his other brother Daryl aren’t actors 🤔


17 posted on 08/01/2021 9:18:25 PM PDT by Jane Long (America, Bless God....blessed be the Nation.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
CNN Health - 'I am furious with myself': Unvaccinated Covid patient describes the exhausting illness
... the vast majority of those patients -- 88%, according to Ochsner Health CEO Warner Thomas -- are unvaccinated.

"This is absolutely disproportionately hitting folks that are unvaccinated," Thomas said. "Those are the folks that in a very high majority we're seeing coming to the hospital."

Matzen told CNN she was not opposed to getting vaccinated -- she just hadn't gotten around to it. Every time she planned to get inoculated, "something would come up," she said.


18 posted on 08/01/2021 9:20:30 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The Lame Stream Media and their continous flood of sob stories has really jumped the shark!

If you guys want a laugh, check out the comments on this video. This particular one is from CNN earlier today, but I could’ve picked any other MSM related covid News story, and the comments would be about the same. It’s good to see other people (not just FReepers) who are coming to understand the lies and deception with this entire covid saga!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b442uKKMnmE


19 posted on 08/01/2021 9:20:37 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Oh also, according to the Pew research center, 45% of white evangelicals have resisted getting the shot!!
20 posted on 08/01/2021 9:21:53 PM PDT by LibertyWoman (Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Isaiah 5:20)
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