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beachbumbabs
March 25th, 2020 at 6:05:33 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

In Spain, they turned an ice skating arena into a makeshift morgue.
Javits Center is being turned into four smaller hospitals, but wouldn't be getting virus victims. At least not just yet. This and the Navy Hospital ship when it arrives in just a few short weeks will take regular patients out of hospital so those wards are be made into ICUs.
All the downstate hospitals are greatly expanding their beds. Cafeterias and gift shops are being converted, even Doctors offices.
They are attempting to convert ventilators so they can be used on two people at a time but that is very dangerous. The settings are supposed to be set for each patients individual needs and capacities.



As someone who has used a ventilator my whole life, it never would have occurred to me to even think of using a single ventilator on two separate patients. If anyone is interested, I'll relay a story of when we've used TWO ventilators on ONE patient.
Imagine that you have a bad infection in one lung, but the other lung is doing ok. WEewant to "isolate" the bad lung from the good one. So we have a special endotracheal tube (double lumen tube) that we use. Each lumen will ventilate only one of the lungs. This way you can set the ventilator for each lung independently. Presumably, as the bad lung gets better, the settings are changed. With the hope of eventually needing just one setting, and thus just one ventilator. With of course the ultimate goal of not needing any ventilator.
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beachbumbabs
March 25th, 2020 at 6:22:19 AM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

President Trump was just on the news and said that it would be gone, and stores running, by Easter.



That's not at all what he said, but believe what you want.
LuckyPhow
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March 25th, 2020 at 8:50:13 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

ExCel Centre is ... into a 2000 virus hospital. Pretty good idea, really.



All the universities are doing electronic classrooms, so the dorms are all empty. Dormitories already have beds. Less critical patients could perhaps recover there, freeing more hospital space.
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ForagerAxelWolfOnceDear
March 25th, 2020 at 9:32:53 AM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

President Trump was just on the news and said that it would be gone, and stores running, by Easter.



This is a goddam political lie and
should not be allowed here.
Where are the mods.
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March 25th, 2020 at 1:07:44 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

This is a goddam political lie and
should not be allowed here.
Where are the mods.



Which part is the lie?

He’s been saying it would soon be gone for months.

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On Feb. 26, he said: “We’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down, not up.” On Feb. 27, he predicted: “It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.” On Feb. 29, he said a vaccine would be available “very quickly” and “very rapidly” and praised his administration’s actions as “the most aggressive taken by any country.” None of these claims were true.

On March 10, he promised: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”



And he’s obviously pushing to get things back open by Easter. Said that many times over the past couple of days.
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