Hunters1993 wrote: ↑
Sat May 02, 2020 11:06 pm
Sorry I didn’t answer statements sooner. I had my three 12 hour nursing shifts this weekend. Took a long shower and took a long nap.
No one is asking anyone to stay home for next two months. The governor and the cdc are asking for May and maybe June before things open up slowly. Follow the recommendations of the governor and cdc and then will be happy to care for you.
For those who can’t follow the governor and cdc rules can sign the contract and stay out of the hospital for those who don’t follow rules. It’s for those who can’t just hold on till end of May. Your world won’t crumble to the ground by end of May. Relax! If you can’t relax till then go and take your chances but stay out of the hospital and leave those few ICU beds for those who can follow the rules for two more weeks.
So many disturbing statements here, it’s hard to know where to start. So, you say “relax” to those who are struggling to make ends meet, losing their businesses, losing careers, losing retirement with little hope to rebuild, losing their homes, suffering mental and physical damage, increasing the threat of suicide, deferring other medical needs that could be serious later, students losing social and sporting growth and experiences, teachers being thrust into the incomprehensible stress of distance teaching. We’re supposed to “relax”??? Then, you demand that those who want to reopen things have to sign a contract that they will not be treated if they get COVID. So, do you require the same contract for a drunk driver, smoker, driver who was texting, heavy drinker or someone who is injured while making a decision that involves any level of risk? Are you proposing that the medical institutions should now segregate patients into “help” and “no help” based on how they got to that state?
Try to understand the facts. COVID has largely impacted the elderly and those with underlying health issues. We should be able to protect them while taking reasonable precautionary steps in an open society. Yes, there will be other deaths from this, but shutting down the economy and impacting lives to this degree is not a proportionate response. You likely disagree, but then I ask - why haven’t we taken these same steps with other illnesses in the past? Is your goal zero tolerance/zero deaths? If so, this debate will never be settled. It’s not reasonable and it unavoidably calls into question why we accept deaths from other preventable illnesses and behavior without shutting down the country.