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Thursday, August 12, 2021

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is clearing out space in the bottom floor of a parking garage to prepare for the construction of a field hospital to handle the burden of an overwhelming influx of new COVID-19 patients.

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#1 | Posted by mattm at 2021-08-12 02:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Are these professionals going around the current Mississippi governor to get this sort of stuff done?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2021-08-12 02:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#2 ... going around the current Mississippi governor ...

The big problem for these Republican governors is that fmr Pres Trump would view them as being weak if they admit they were wrong in allowing COVID to kill off their constituents.


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-12 02:48 PM | Reply

Maybe Madbomber will volunteer to staff these overflow areas.

This is his idea of "handling" the pandemic, so he should be helping.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-12 03:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

No one could have imagined....

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-12 03:09 PM | Reply

#1 I volunteered, I have a 12 pound sledge hammer that relieves all suffering.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2021-08-12 03:20 PM | Reply

Had a recent applicant here who quit nursing this winter - applied to be a van driver. Said he couldn't take seeing patient after patient die pointlessly anymore. He obviously has PTSD from dealing with it.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-08-12 04:06 PM | Reply

Hewlett Packard was started in a garage.

#8 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-08-12 04:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hewlett Packard was started in a garage.

#8 | POSTED BY LESWIT

So was DELL.

Though I'm pretty sure neither opened "another" office in a similar garage. Or tried to effectively maintain a sterile environment while doing so.

#9 | Posted by JasonM at 2021-08-12 04:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"But in recent weeks, much of the anger and frustration has come from health-care leaders in the state who are frustrated with leadership. After Mississippi Free Press State Reporter Nick Judin broke the news this morning that the University of Mississippi Medical Center was setting up a field hospital and seeking federal aid, American Academy of Pediatricians Mississippi Chapter President Dr. Anita Henderson criticized state officials on Twitter.

"Failure of state leadership has led to this moment. We have vaccines for kids 12 and up and mitigation measures that would have worked," Henderson tweeted, while also thanking Dr. Dobbs and other Mississippi health-care leaders, including at MSDH and UMMC"

Ashton Pittman, MS Free Press, 07/22/21

Answering my own question. No, the Republican governor of Mississippi had nothing to do with this.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2021-08-12 05:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hewlett Packard was started in a garage.

#8 | POSTED BY LESWIT

So was your mom's OnlyFans web page.

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-12 05:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

I'm telling Mom.

#12 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-08-12 05:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pitch a tent on the lawn of the governor's mansion. Maybe that will force Gov. Tate "No, I'm NOT hiding" Reeves to learn more about and accept the problem on his hands. As for him extending leadership in this crisis, well he is a Republican, so no...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2021-08-12 06:05 PM | Reply

They said Obamacare would lead to healthcare rationing just like this.

#14 | Posted by Scotty at 2021-08-12 09:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Looks like Palin's death panels are going to become a real thing thanks to the Republican Party.

For the record: to the idiots talking about great things that have taken place in a garage those were private garages not public parking facilities which I guarantee you whose people have peed on every inch of at some point.

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-12 09:35 PM | Reply

"Looks like Palin's death panels are going to become a real thing thanks to the Republican Party."

But the ACA got passed in spite of the Republicans. Are you saying if the Republicans had gotten their way, the health care system would be better equipped to handle the covid cases today?? I disagree. I think it would have been worse.

#16 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-12 09:45 PM | Reply

I'm saying that between the eight years of bush and four years of trump the Republican party doesn't deserve to exist.

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-12 09:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I fail to understand your statement implying things will become worse health care wise thanks to Republicans. I agree the Republican party doesn't deserve to exist, but what does that have to do with the first paragraph in your post #15?

#18 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-12 09:54 PM | Reply

"I fail to understand your statement implying things will become worse health care wise thanks to Republicans."

Trump pretended COVID-19 wasn't a threat.
As a result, things got worse, health-care wise.
Thanks, Republicans!

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-12 09:55 PM | Reply

Don't even try Snoopy Russian trolls can never understand logic for the same reason a criminal in the act can never find a police officer.

#20 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-12 10:00 PM | Reply

"Looks like Palin's death panels are going to become a real thing thanks to the Republican Party."

Plus the Republicans are rationing... checks notes... electricity in Texas.

Our top energy producing state left... checks notes... upwards of 210 people to die in the Texas cold. Largely because Texas didn't bother to make their windmills work in the cold.

But hey, Republicans don't bat at an eye at the.. checks notes... 636,298 people who have died from COVID in the United States. So, death panels aren't really a problem for Republicans. At least not when Republicans are in charge of the Death Panels.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-12 10:01 PM | Reply

"They said Obamacare would lead to healthcare rationing just like this."

Mississippi is one of the 12 states which haven't expanded Medicaid under the ACA.

It's fiscally stupid, leading to small-town hospital closures, despite the fact MS taxpayers contribute to other states' Medicaid expansions.

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-08-13 02:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Mississippi doing Mississippi things.

#23 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-08-13 11:06 AM | Reply

Dr. Alan Jones, director of UMMC's emergency department, had a stark warning for the state. "If we continue on this trajectory, within the next five to seven or ten days we will see the failure of the hospital system in Mississippi," he said.

What does that failure look like? UMMC chief Dr. LouAnn Woodward said the nightmare scenario was "total diversion" for the entire hospital, bringing up Grady Hospital in downtown Atlanta, which has now been forced to divert all transfers, the final stage of total resource saturation.

#24 | Posted by northlimadawg at 2021-08-13 12:34 PM | Reply

What level of ICRA containment does a parking garage have?

#25 | Posted by northlimadawg at 2021-08-13 12:35 PM | Reply

Dr. Alan Jones, director of UMMC's emergency department, had a stark warning for the state. "If we continue on this trajectory, within the next five to seven or ten days we will see the failure of the hospital system in Mississippi," he said.

Considering it takes about two weeks for effects of restrictions to manifest, he's essentially saying we're going to see the failure of the hospital system in Mississippi in 5-10 days.

Hope people remember this come election seasons.

Even politicians who support this mindset need to feel the wrath of voters. This type of insanity is completely inexcusable.

#26 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-13 12:46 PM | Reply

I have a friend who lives outside Jackson, MS. Last week during a phone call I asked if he'd been vaccinated. His response? "My niece is a nurse practitioner who says the vaccines are unsafe." Of course, she's a full on Trumper/conspiracy theorist.

All I could do was request that if he died his sister would know to call and let me know ...

#27 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-08-13 02:18 PM | Reply

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