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  • ‘Antiracist Agenda’: Boston Hospital Will Offer ‘Preferential Care Based On Race’

    04/09/2021 5:35:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 7, 2021
    A hospital in Boston is set to offer “preferential care based on race” and “race-explicit interventions” as a part of its new “antiracist agenda for medicine.” Brigham and Women’s Hospital will implement the program, outlined in a Boston Review article titled “An Antiracist Agenda for Medicine,” later this spring. Harvard Medical School instructors Bram Wispelwey and Michelle Morse wrote that the program uses a “reparations framework” for allocating medical resources in order to “comprehensively confront structural racism.”
  • Some of America's wealthiest hospital systems ended up even richer, thanks to federal bailouts

    04/01/2021 6:02:31 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 10 replies
    The Hour ^ | April 1, 2021 | Jordan Rau and Christine Spolar
    Last May, Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit hospital system in Texas, laid off 1,200 employees and furloughed others as it braced for the then-novel coronavirus to spread. The cancellation of lucrative elective procedures as the hospital pivoted to treat a new and less profitable infectious disease presaged financial distress, if not ruin. The federal government rushed $454 million in relief funds to help shore up its operations. But Baylor not only weathered the crisis, it thrived. By the end of 2020, Baylor had accumulated an $815 million surplus, $20 million more than it had in 2019, creating...
  • Cuomo says N.Y. couldn't report nursing home deaths in hospitals. But other states did.

    02/24/2021 2:25:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NBC 'News' via MSN ^ | 2/23/21 | Suzy Khimm
    When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was first accused of undercounting nursing home deaths from Covid-19, his administration offered a simple explanation: The state did not include nursing home residents who died in the hospital in the publicly posted tally of coronavirus deaths linked to long-term care facilities, officials said, because it wanted to avoid a “double count” of those deaths in the statewide total. But New York stands apart from other states in taking this approach to counting nursing home deaths, research experts said - a decision that made New York’s tally of nursing home deaths appear lower than...
  • Tiger Woods Injured In Los Angeles Car Crash, Extricated With “Jaws Of Life”

    02/23/2021 12:20:05 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 84 replies
    Deadline ^ | 2/23/2021 | Greg Evans
    Golf legend Tiger Woods was injured this morning in a one-car accident in Los Angeles and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. Los Angeles County firefighters extricated Woods from the badly damaged car with the “jaws of life.”
  • Common asthma treatment reduces need for hospitalization in COVID-19 patients, study suggest (Budesonide)

    02/15/2021 9:51:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Medical Xpress.com ^ | February 10, 2021
    Medications February 10, 2021 Common asthma treatment reduces need for hospitalization in COVID-19 patients, study suggests by University of Oxford Early treatment with a medication commonly used to treat asthma appears to significantly reduce the need for urgent care and hospitalization in people with COVID-19, researchers at the University of Oxford have found. The STOIC study found that inhaled budesonide given to patients with COVID-19 within seven days of the onset of symptoms also reduced recovery time. Budesonide is a corticosteroid used in the long-term management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Findings from the phase 2 randomized...
  • Trump Was Sicker Than Acknowledged With Covid-19

    02/11/2021 9:17:57 PM PST · by KingofZion · 94 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 11, 2020 | Noah Weiland
    President Donald J. Trump was sicker with Covid-19 in October than publicly acknowledged at the time, with extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, according to four people familiar with his condition. His prognosis became so worrisome before he was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that officials believed he would need to be put on a ventilator, two of the people familiar with his condition said. The people familiar with Mr. Trump’s health said he was found to have lung infiltrates, which occur when the...
  • WATCH: Double-lung transplant recipient arrested in Vernon hospital for refusing to wear mask ( Canada )

    02/10/2021 1:02:52 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Western Standard ^ | February 10, 202 1 | Dave Naylor
    Ryan Bentson, 53, was arrested and ticketed at Vernon’s Jubilee Hospital as he claimed his face shield was enough protection.. A Vernon man who underwent a double lung transplant has been ticketed for not wearing a COVID-19 mask in hospital. Ryan Bentson, 53, was arrested and ticketed at Vernon’s Jubilee Hospital as he claimed his face shield was enough protection. RCMP Const. Chris Terleski said the officers were called to the hospital about 2:45 p.m. on Sunday but the Bentson had left the facility. He called police at 6:40 p.m. to discuss the situation and was told if he returned...
  • Cuomo says he'll investigate NY hospitals that are 'slow' at vaccine roll-out after pitiful weekend where people failed to turn up to their appointments - as Citifield is announced as latest mass vaccine site

    02/08/2021 5:42:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/08/21 | Jennifer Smith
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday he is going to investigate hospitals that aren't working their way through their vaccine allotment after a pitiful weekend at the end of January where healthcare workers failed to show up for their appointments. The state has so far only been offering the vaccines to people aged over 65 and healthcare workers. But thousands of appointments that are reserved for them have gone unclaimed. In some instances, people have reserved their appointment then not shown up for it. Over the last weekend in January, vaccine sites should have been swarmed with eligible...
  • Sentencing delayed for fired VA staffer who killed 7

    01/31/2021 2:32:34 PM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2021 | Staff
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Sentencing has been delayed for a former staffer at a veterans hospital in West Virginia who pleaded guilty to intentionally killing seven patients with fatal doses of insulin. A federal judge on Friday granted a motion by attorneys for Reta Mays to push back her sentencing. It now will be held May 11-12. It had been scheduled for Feb. 18-19. Prosecutors had opposed the request as unreasonable. Mays, a former nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with...
  • London’s field hospital to be used amid acute COVID pressure

    01/07/2021 12:50:29 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/07/2021 | AP
    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s National Health Service will from next week employ a little-used field hospital specially built at a huge exhibition center in east London in the early days of the pandemic last spring. NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens said Thursday that the pressures facing hospitals in London and the southeast of England are so acute that the Nightingale hospital at the ExCel London will be opened next week to inpatients. A few hundred beds for non-COVID patients are expected to be available at first.
  • COVID anti-masker gasps for breath as he issues plea from hospital bed

    01/05/2021 10:10:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/05/2021 | Lia Eustachewich
    An anti-masker who believed the COVID-19 crisis was just a “political” stunt issued an emotional plea to skeptics from his hospital bed — after becoming seriously ill with the virus. In a Facebook video shared by a pal on Monday, Chuck Stacey gasps for breath as he admits he was wrong about the pandemic that’s killed 1.8 million globally.
  • Wow! Hospital Is Just Packed

    01/04/2021 10:54:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    This guy videos a near empty hospital in Maryland. https://twitter.com/silver_fox9/status/1346161209024811011
  • Prayer request. Going to be spending Christmas in the hospital.

    12/24/2020 12:06:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 128 replies
    December 24, 2020
    Im spending christmas at the hospital. Theyre admitting me today. I dont want to say why because I'd rather keep my medical issues private. Never spent christmas day laid up in the hospital before in my life. Thats something I saw happening before only in fictional tv sitcoms.
  • Nevada hospital treats COVID-19 patients in parking garage as pandemic rages

    12/08/2020 12:12:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/08/2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Nevada hospital has resorted to treating coronavirus patients in its parking garage — as hospitalizations soar in the state. Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno converted two floors of its parking garage into an alternative care site in early November to handle an overflow of COVID-19 patients if necessary.
  • My Hospital is "Covid" Only

    12/04/2020 12:27:14 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Free Republic | 12/04/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    Last night I was talking with my mom about her oxygen treatments. Then we were talking about if someone God forbid happens to either of us was our local hospital willing to accommodate us because of covid? I looked on the website and come across this. "Glenbrook has converted back into a COVID-only hospital within our system, meaning it is no longer taking patients in need of overnight care if they don’t have COVID-19. As the pandemic continues to evolve, we are experiencing an increase in the number of COVID patients hospitalized, in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and in...
  • U.S. Hospital Beds Were Already Maxed Out Before Coronavirus Pandemic

    11/30/2020 12:46:12 PM PST · by Vendome · 39 replies
    USNEWS ^ | March 26, 2020 | Dennis Thompson
    Many hospitals across the United States regularly operate with most of their beds taken by patients, limiting their ability to handle a sudden influx of folks sick with COVID-19, a new study reports. Only about 1 of every 3 U.S. hospital beds is empty on any given day, according to research from the Urban Institute, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "All indications show if the curve is not flattened, hospitals across the country will not have the capacity to deal with the surge in hospitalizations associated with COVID-19," said study author Fredric Blavin, a principal research associate with...
  • New York to reopen emergency COVID-19 field hospital on Staten Island

    11/24/2020 6:28:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/23/2020 | By Bernadette Hogan, Nolan Hicks and Natalie Musumeci
    MORE ON: CORONAVIRUS Moderna's coronavirus vaccine may come with a caveat NC gov goes after gym rats with latest COVID measure AstraZeneca's vaccine success followed major scientific mistake New data shows 28% rise in child COVID-19 cases in last two weeks With the coronavirus spiking on Staten Island, the state will reopen an emergency COVID-19 field hospital to help overburdened medical facilities there as the southern part of the borough was designated an “orange zone,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. “Staten Island is a problem. The number of hospitalizations in Staten Island have gone, over the last three weeks, they...
  • Illinois removes thousands of available hospital beds from state COVID-19 database

    11/22/2020 7:43:26 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 20 Novo 2020 | Cole Lauterbach
    The Illinois Department of Public Health quietly removed thousands of available hospital beds from their data showing how much capacity Illinois’ medical centers have. The number of available hospital beds is closely tracked by the state as a barometer of how much stress the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on Illinois’ medical system. The state has more than 30,000 total general use hospital beds. The lower the number of free beds, the worse the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming. “We actually need to know how many beds are available that have staff that could actually work it,” Ezike said. “When you put...
  • Utah hospital stops conspiracy theorists attempting to sneak in, disprove ICU capacity claims

    11/13/2020 9:13:08 AM PST · by buckalfa · 148 replies
    Backers Hospital Review ^ | November 13, 2020 | Gabrielle Masson
    Provo-based Utah Valley Hospital is implementing new precautions after several conspiracy theorists attempted to sneak into the intensive care unit, reports NBC affiliate KSL-TV. Hospital administrator Kyle Hansen told the Provo City Council this week that five people questioning if the ICU was actually as full as the hospital claimed attempted to get inside, some with video cameras. It seems no one has successfully snuck in thus far. However, the conspiracy theorists have prompted the hospital to take extra precautions, said Mr. Hansen. "You really can only get in if you're here for an appointment yourself or you have to...
  • Pritzker: Illinois Has ‘No Current Plans' to Turn McCormick Place Into Field Hospital

    10/28/2020 8:39:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    nbcchicago ^ | 10/26/2020 | 5chicago
    With the state of Illinois seeing increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says there are no plans currently in place to turn Chicago’s McCormick Place into a field hospital to deal with a potential surge in patients. The convention center, which was prepared as an emergency field hospital earlier this year before being decommissioned when coronavirus cases and hospitalizations began to decrease, could still be used in that capacity in the future, but Pritzker says that advances in the treatment of coronavirus, and a better understanding of how the virus spreads, mean that the facility will not...