Guardian: In my home state of Michigan, our governor, Gretchen Whitmer, has been working hard to combat the impact of this deadly virus.
Dr. Richard Miles, Emergency medicine, Wayne County, Michigan.https://t.co/LPdGLBfNrT
— C Zebra (@ClaireZebra) April 17, 2020
My uncle, a doctor in Michigan, nearly died from COVID-19 a couple weeks ago after working his ass off to save people's lives. His entire family was also infected.
The selfish assholes protesting in Lansing can go fuck themselves. #OperationGridlock
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) April 15, 2020
When Trump criticizes her and threatens to withhold aid from our state, it forces many doctors who usually eschew politics in the workplace to speak out. Why? As first-person witnesses to the tragedy of this pandemic, we know our colleagues, friends and neighbors could pay with their lives.
Touching video: NHS Staff outside Whiston hospital pay their respects to Sadeq Elhowsh, a Muslim doctor who passed away after contracting the COVID-19 virus.
May Allah grant him Jannah. pic.twitter.com/Ao7dagroR6
— IlmFeed (@IlmFeed) April 22, 2020
I work the overnight shift in the emergency department of my rural Michigan hospital. Patients are coming into our small emergency department with symptoms consistent with Covid-19. But based on an inadequate response by our federal government, we have a shortage of tests for the virus.
These numbskulls are being organized to protest the governors who are trying to clean up Trump's mess, which is a little like protesting the doctors who are treating patients who got sick because Trump refused to do anything to limit the spread of COVID-19 https://t.co/IZPlLPSU1M
— Amber (@AmberD1116) April 17, 2020
The result: we only test patients we deem critical enough to admit to the hospital, frontline healthcare workers and public safety officials, and people with weakened immune systems. Others are sent home without testing. We assume they have Covid-19. All we can do is tell them to isolate themselves for the appropriate amount of time, and we move to the next room or the next patient in the tent.
Patients flooding the ER, equipment in short supply, staff stretched thin.
Three years ago, this doctor saw all of that after a hurricane swept through Puerto Rico. Now he’s seeing it as a pandemic hits Michigan.https://t.co/CjjMguA4XM
— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) April 19, 2020
Dr. Rob Davidson, ER Doctor
“Here in west Michigan, we have NOT hit our peak yet … we’re finally able to test every person who comes in with symptoms of COVID-19 -3 months after our 1st case. We truly do NOT have a grasp of how many cases are actually out there.”
— Larry Nuosce (@nuosce) April 22, 2020
"You have failed to protect doctors, nurses and all other health care workers."
— ABC News (@ABC) April 22, 2020
If we remain silent about this problem, we are shirking our duty. The result is we’ve had to become public advocates. We have no choice.
Well they sure didn’t catch on the job. They have to wear protective stuff than doctors. So we can’t trust anybody now. https://t.co/1MmFvI3Eap
— kris (@kris98896887) April 22, 2020
At the end of my shift, I place my N95 mask in a paper bag. For the next five shifts, unless it’s torn or soiled, that blue mask is all that stands between me and one of the most contagious, deadliest viruses we’ve seen in generations. read it all, no paywall:
Some COVID-19 survivors will never recover completely from a condition known as post-ICU syndrome, doctors say. It can produce long-term disabilities from muscle wasting, organ damage, brain damage and PTSD.https://t.co/z8qr9ZxmYa
— NPR (@NPR) April 22, 2020
— Addie (@adtea) April 15, 2020