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Monday, October 12, 2020

Dr. Judy Melinek knew it was time to make a change when she started fear for her health and safety. While working as acting chief forensic pathologist for Alameda County in California, she read early reports about a virus in Wuhan, China. By June, after repeatedly sounding the alarm about the need for health workers to have sufficient personal protective equipment, she'd had enough.

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Doctor, hmpf, what does she know?

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#1 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-10-12 10:58 AM | Reply

FTA:Some have been feeling burned out for years due to the complex U.S. health system.
Shame that someone made some healthcare changes that made doctors feel burned out, underpaid, and overwored like that. If only someone had warned us years ago.

How ObamaCare Will Affect Your Doctor
Expect longer waits for appointments as physicians get pinched on reimbursements.

www.wsj.com

Fully two-thirds of the privately insured will move out of or lose coverage. As patients shift to a lower-paying government plan, doctors' incomes will decline by as much as 15% to 20% depending on their specialty.
Physician income declines will be accompanied by regulations that will make practicing medicine more costly, creating a double whammy of lower revenue and higher practice costs, especially for primary-care doctors who generally operate busy practices and work on thinner margins.

Oh, it was warned against, and promptly ignored by those passing the law that caused it.

#2 | Posted by Avigdore at 2020-10-12 12:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

How can you miss the key points, and how could you tie this to the ACA?

Key points from the article:

- Some U.S.-based doctors and nurses are fleeing the country because the lack of PPE and coordinated U.S. response made them feel unsafe during the coronavirus pandemic.

- Some have been feeling burned out for years due to the complex U.S. health system.

- New Zealand, which led with science, has declared victory over Covid-19 yet again and hasn't reported a positive case in more than a week.

Why after 4 years of Trump is this happening? You can't figure it out and you're trying to blame the ACA? LMAO! The whole article is about Trump's inept response to COVID-19, ferchrissakes!

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-12 12:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Adding to the success of New Zealand, I think it's safe to assume that their Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, unlike Donald Trump, is sane.

I don't like to use the word "we." So I'll just say ~~ The U.S., most notably the Republican half, have failed miserably at detecting the mental imbalance of the U.S. president for a total of five years, which includes his 2016 campaign.

Once President Biden eradicates the GOP vermin who have co-joined Donald Trump on his insane rampage, I hope these doctors will once again return to the United Stated to practice in safety.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-12 12:22 PM | Reply

If she lived in CA I can understand her leaving, for the same reason medical conventions no longer go there. No doctor in their right mind wants to be there. Human feeces on the side walks, on the beach, and in the ocean. she may not like Trump, but we will have a vaccine long before NZ will have it. Our president actually has removed the red tape to allow the drug companies to get a vaccine in record time. Less than a year from the first case diagnosed in January.

Question is, how many deaths from the virus were not the cause of death, but named as such to collect the extra $13000 dollars? Did you ever notice they talk about new cases, but never tell you how many are admitted to the hospital. 48K college students have been diagnosed with the virus, but what they don't tell you is out of those 48000 students only a handful, less that 10, have been hospitalized. Pr how many were killed by the totally incompetent Cuomo? You have to watch Fox News to see the chart of how the number of deaths have dropped, the fake news media will not tell you these numbers.

With out the above facts nobody can make an intelligent decision. Even Dr. Birx at one point said the actual deaths from Corona 19 could be over stated by as much as 25%.

#5 | Posted by gtjr at 2020-10-12 12:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

GTJR - you're an idiot. What garbage.
Oh, and RTFA.

#6 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-12 12:48 PM | Reply

Question is, how many deaths from the virus were not the cause of death, but named as such to collect the extra $13000 dollars?
#5 | Posted by gtjr

Yeah that's it. All those hospitals aren't crowded because of the virus. They're all filled with fakers.

This is how stupid you have to be in order to be a trump supporter.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-12 01:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I don't like to use the word "we."

And that's why our nation is divided.

What are you going to do? Never let us have a voice again? You do know that's how civil "disagreements" happen, right?

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2020-10-12 01:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

What are you going to do? Never let us have a voice again? You do know that's how civil "disagreements" happen, right?

#8 | Posted by boaz

No civil "disagreements" happen because your klan thinks people like you should be property and the other side fought to protect you.

Yet you cling to the side that hates you.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-12 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Covid deaths are undercounted in the US based on this year's surplus deaths.
Trump killed at least 200,000 Americans with his incompetent response to the pandemic.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2020-10-12 01:50 PM | Reply

Buying your way in to New Zealand is $66k, and you need a business plan they'll accept. One of the benefits of White Privilege, you can flee to the colonies with enough money.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-10-12 02:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You have to watch Fox News to see the chart of how the number of deaths have dropped, the fake news media will not tell you these numbers."

Whenever someone tells me to watch Fox News I laugh in their face but from behind my mask.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-12 02:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"how many deaths from the virus were not the cause of death, but named as such to collect the extra $13000 dollars?"

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You're accusing a lot of medical professionals of unethical practices and fraud.

#13 | Posted by Pirate at 2020-10-12 02:21 PM | Reply

You're accusing a lot of medical professionals of unethical practices and fraud.

#13 | POSTED BY PIRATE AT 2020-10-12 02:21 PM | FLAG:

That's the persistent accusations thrown at the for-profit medical industry. Exploiting Covid for financial gain would come naturally with that.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-10-12 03:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

No sane person with the means wants to live in a -------- country when there are so many wonderful alternatives.

#15 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-10-12 04:35 PM | Reply

"You have to watch Fox News to see the chart of how the number of deaths have dropped"

No you don't.

That's on the WorldInfoMeters site that normal people use.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-12 04:41 PM | Reply

#14, this claim of fraud would be a much grander scale. Hospitals overall are losing money due to Covid.

#17 | Posted by Pirate at 2020-10-12 04:50 PM | Reply

Inflating Covid deaths doesn't make sense from a strictly healthcare perspective. Artificially inflate deaths during a global pandemic? I don't think there would be that many doctors and hospitals across the country that would be crossing that ethical line. Making the US such an outlier compared to other countries would just beg for more research into why.

#18 | Posted by Pirate at 2020-10-12 05:06 PM | Reply

#18 | POSTED BY PIRATE

My 12 year-old niece was pushing the narrative of inflated death figures tied to COVID. I asked her where she heard that information and she said a friend on Facebook.

A fnkcing 12 year-old. That's when you know it's a bunch of bull ----.

#19 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-10-12 05:30 PM | Reply

Everything is fraud or fake news with the conspiracy fetishists who make up today's right wing. I recommend they take a flying leap into a giant ball of fire.

#20 | Posted by cbob at 2020-10-12 06:38 PM | Reply

The hospitals are filed with people that have problems that have nothing to do with the virus. We are not getting the information to make a sensible decision. It is that simple. Sad part is the kool aid drinkers like you are not smart enough to recognized when you are getting played.

#21 | Posted by gtjr at 2020-10-12 07:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Ther have been numerous instances of fraud by the hospitals. When it started to come to light in May the feds started to screw things down, as they should. But you just keep drinking the kool aid, everything will be fine, the government will take care of you, just surrender them your rights. Then one day, when it is too late you will wake up and end up like the the Jews at Auschewitz.

#22 | Posted by gtjr at 2020-10-12 07:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wow.
You are a loon.

#23 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-12 08:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5

How are you defining Covid death? Only people who died from Covid alone or people who had Covid and died from another health complication? If you are defining a Covid death only as people who died from Covid then yes the numbers are probably over reported. However that means that someone with severe cystic fibrosis who gets Covid and dies wouldn't count in your number even though without Covid that person my have lived decades longer.

The fact is that we have been running anywhere from 4-40% excess deaths since March 28th. Not sure how you explain that away without Covid.

#24 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-10-12 09:01 PM | Reply

I have lost 2 friends, and nearly lost my sister to this pandemic. On the way out of it, my sister had a stroke. She is so screwed health wise at this point. So, push that conspiracy ---- all you like, go without your mask, infect yourselves and everyone you come in contact with. Keeping on drinking the bleach.

#25 | Posted by DMTDust at 2020-10-13 01:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"The fact is that we have been running anywhere from 4-40% excess deaths since March 28th. Not sure how you explain that away without Covid."

It's easy. Just use Republican Math. That way, numbers mean anything you want them to mean. Otherwise, those plusses and minuses just get in the way....

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-10-13 01:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Ther have been numerous instances of fraud by the hospitals. When it started to come to light in May the feds started to screw things down, as they should. But you just keep drinking the kool aid, everything will be fine, the government will take care of you, just surrender them your rights. Then one day, when it is too late you will wake up and end up like the the Jews at Auschewitz.

#22 | Posted by gtjr

So what? THere was fraud before the pandemic. This country is full of mini trumps who will always find a way to pull some scam amid any crisis.

That doesn't explain why the death rate is 20% higher than it was projected to be in 2020. Covid explains it.

To anyone with a brain.

To the brainless, they'll cling to any conspiracy no matter how stupid to try and downplay the virus and save their cult leader's job.

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-13 03:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"That doesn't explain why the death rate is 20% higher than it was projected to be in 2020. Covid explains it."

^
They don't seem to understand or accept the concept of "excess death."

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-13 02:29 PM | Reply

Only people who died from Covid alone or people who had Covid and died from another health complication

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People will rarely die from "only" covid. Covid can cause other health conditions that could be the immediate cause of death. Covid would still be considered a contributing cause of death.

#29 | Posted by Pirate at 2020-10-13 02:38 PM | Reply

How can you miss the key points, and how could you tie this to the ACA?

Because with Trumpanzees it is always about money.

Open the schools so the workers can get their free daycare to make money for their bosses.

Let the disease run loose to get the businesses open.

This is no different.

That's why Lyin Donny lied to the public about the virus, he didn't want the DJIA to drop and hurt the wallets of the 1%. The dummies elected a below average businessman to run the nation and they got a way below average businessman focusing on short term results and personal vendettas and neglecting the long term health of the nation and its citizens. Government should never ever be run like a business.

#30 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-10-14 07:45 AM | Reply

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