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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Providence Alaska Medical Center, the state's largest hospital, has implemented crisis standards of care, which means treatment and resources for patients can be rationed, as COVID-19 continues to surge in Alaska.

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With 48% of their population vaccinated, Alaska ranks 35th out of the 50 states.
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#1 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-09-15 06:04 PM | Reply

Don't worry, Covid will go away in the heat.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-15 08:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Alaska needs to close its border with Mexico

- - sentinelboylbombster

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-09-15 08:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 2

And yet these idiots still think their behavior is not the problem.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2021-09-15 10:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Quick, ship out all our Invermectin to these dopes

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-15 10:57 PM | Reply

Covid will stop when everyone has the antibodies. There's only two ways to get them. Either you can accept the jab or wait till it's your turn to get it.

With the jab, you might have a sore arm or some other symptoms and they go away in a day or three.

If you get covid, maybe you come through alive, maybe you don't. If you do make it through alive, that might not be the end of it as there is such a thing as long covid. Long covid can affect you for the rest of your life. I know one elderly lady on the internet who got covid, then long covid. She lost taste and smell, and since her lungs got damaged by the virus, she will now be on oxygen for the rest of her life. There are other possible symptoms such as blood clots floating around in your arteries. All those blood clots have to do is gather in your heart and you can die from that.

Only real problem now is so many are coming down with covid that didn't take getting the jab serious, they are all showing up for medical help at the same time and no hospital is equipped for the masses all at once. They don't have the beds, the medical staff, to tend to those many people.

So triage has begun. That's what crisis standards of care is. They will have to pick and chose who gets medical help and who waits till there are people and beds to deal with them. Some won't make it, as those most at threat of death, with little chance of recovery will be last to get medical help. Those most likely to live will get help first.

I know two people that are heads of the departments in major hospitals. They both tell me, the first responders are worn out already trying to deal with so many. It has both an emotional toll as well as a physical toll on them, trying to save as many as they can. Most are working 12 hour days. One I know is on the verge of a break down due to stress working in the ER. The other is putting in the same type of hours and getting little sleep. Both are having supply issues with medical needs not arriving on time needed to treat patients.

So refuse to take the jab and sooner or later your number will come up. You'll be the patient looking for a bed in ICU. Maybe they'll be able to take you in, maybe not.

Both people tell me that it is very common for those with covid to ask for the vaccine after they are in ICU. It's too late then.

#6 | Posted by BBQ at 2021-09-16 02:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#6 | Posted by BBQ

My seatmate on a flight back home works for the largest medical center in my state.

He said they're already triaging based on vaccination status.

It isn't fair for anti-vax idiots to clog up hospitals taking beds from people with other serious conditions because NOW they're trusting science and doctors to cure them when they wouldn't trust them to keep them from getting sick from a preventable disease in the first place.

My opinion about non-vaxxed morons showing up at the hospital? F 'em!!

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-09-16 02:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#6 | POSTED BY BBQ AT 2021-09-16 02:06 AM | FLAG:

Good post. You've laid out the problem as succinctly as I've seen it explained anywhere.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2021-09-16 05:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Welcome to GQP death panels.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-16 07:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Are these hospital workers now being threatened with death?

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-16 07:24 AM | Reply

So triage has begun. That's what crisis standards of care is. They will have to pick and chose who gets medical help and who waits till there are people and beds to deal with them. Some won't make it, as those most at threat of death, with little chance of recovery will be last to get medical help. Those most likely to live will get help first.

I think back to Italy in spring 2020 when they took the oldest and sickest patients off out of the ICU, off oxygen, sedated them and waited for them to die in order to make room for patients they thought would have a better chance.

I never thought the US would ever get that bad, but the GQP morons said "Hold my beer".

Congrats GQP...you built this.

#11 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-16 07:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

That boggles the mind.

Alaska still has less than a million people, three major hospitals a smattering of smaller hospitals, and remote clinics... all sharing the same doctors.

republicl0wns are stupid.

#12 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-09-16 08:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Death panels, in Alaska? Don't tell the gorilla from Wasilla. Knowing her, she may think it 'neat' to join one, since it's about freedom doncha know...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2021-09-16 09:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#13 Pew pew...

#14 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-16 09:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

This and other articles (e.g., www.msn.com) goes to show that jumping to conclusions only makes you look dumb. ICU beds and other hospital resources aren't necessarily full because of covid cases, it is also due to lower resources. Now, there is obviously exaggerations in these articles and the bias is implicitly palpable for sure, but all of the crying from you kids about how covid is such a problem for hospitals isn't only because of the amount of covid cases and all of the evidence is there that proves it.

In other words, your clinging to biased half stories that don't paint the full picture proves you are just following what the headlines say and not because of actual research, facts, and reality.

#15 | Posted by humtake at 2021-09-16 10:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"There is a virus here, it kills people," he said. "The only way we prevent it is get vaccinated, get masks, do social distancing, washing your hands all the time, and not just to think about, 'Well my freedom is being kind of disturbed here.' No, screw your freedom. Because with freedom comes obligations and responsibilities, you cannot just say, 'I have the right to do X, Y and Z,' when you affect other people, that is when it gets serious. It's no different from a traffic light, you put a traffic light at an intersection so someone doesn't kill someone else."

Arnold Schwarzenegger

#16 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2021-09-16 11:21 AM | Reply

#13 Pew pew... - LOL! I needed that!

#17 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-16 11:23 AM | Reply

In other words, your clinging to biased half stories that oink oink snort snor grunt grunt oink say and not because of actual research, facts, and reality.

#15 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2021-09-16 10:53 AM | FLAG: EYE ROLL

Yep... Alaska is remote and has limited resources anyways... and quite frankly cannot be compared to anything except perhaps and very loosely, Hawaii... only it's less popular as a resort because it has way fewer amenities.

You seem to be addressing the problem as if the circumstances are the same as in the lower 48. HA! Even in the modern world, life is very tenuous and inconvenient in AK. The issue you treat as "overblown" is serious business in AK.

It's a red state too... full of war veterans... seems like you should care...

other than that...
GFY

#18 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-09-16 11:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#15 and why are their resources lower? Is it because of the drain on the system from all the "unvaxxed" gobbling up services like Pacman pellets?

#19 | Posted by Sezu at 2021-09-16 11:28 AM | Reply

Both people tell me that it is very common for those with covid to ask for the vaccine after they are in ICU. It's too late then.
#6 | POSTED BY BBQ

We should record them finally having to face their own death as the consequences of their own stupidity and run it as a PSA ad.

It would be even more effective with a laugh track, as they futilely beg for their lives.

Womp womp.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-16 11:32 AM | Reply

#15 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Every time you post makes you look dumb.

#21 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-16 12:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Alaska needs to close its border with Mexico

#3 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES

Idaho too.

apnews.com

....I'm waiting for conservatives to find away to blame Canada.

#22 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-09-16 12:20 PM | Reply

....I'm waiting for conservatives to find away to blame Canada.

Sorry, eh?

#23 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-09-16 01:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

other than that...
GFY

#18 | POSTED BY RIGHTISTRITE

The rest was all wasted energy.

That's all you really need say to insurrectionists. The don't even hear the rest. The rest goes right over their heads.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-16 02:00 PM | Reply

"C," eh? "N," eh? "D," eh?

#25 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-16 02:09 PM | Reply

Rural Alaska used to take vaccines very seriously.

en.m.wikipedia.org

#26 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-16 02:20 PM | Reply

There is an entire dog race industry dedicated to life-saving vaccines.

#27 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-09-16 02:32 PM | Reply

I can see the Death Panels from here, if I was there. You betcha.
~ Sarah Palin
Last Season's Loon Du Jour
~

#28 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-17 06:43 AM | Reply

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