[LMB] OT: News from my Home front
markgoldfield at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 12 18:59:23 BST 2020
Living in New York City I expect that if I need to go to the hospital for any reason, espetthe emergency room, I will almost certainly catch Corvus-19. That means I will not go unless I think I will probably die without treatment.
> On Apr 12, 2020, at 12:27 AM, Jean Lamb <tlambs1138 at charter.net> wrote:
>> On Apr 11, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Peterhews via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
>> It's been pointed out, by doctors who've been through other epidemics, that when the hospitals are overwhelmed it's not just the victims who can't be treated that die; it's also the others - pregnant women, heart patients, accident victims - who aren't treated because the doctors are too busy with the plague. And, later, because the doctors are dead, as is happening here right now.
> Howard Brazee-
> I just heard that hospitals aren’t getting their normal number of heart patients. The physician talking expressed concern that people may be self diagnosing and deciding not to get help.
> --When you have a skippy beat or two, it seems trivial. Besides, there's the whole risking your life to get it checked out.
> Jean Lamb
> tlambs1138 at charter.net
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