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  1. Thread: Covid-19

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    That was the most disturbing part of the...

    That was the most disturbing part of the information for me as well. Well ventilators may extend life against this virus, they donít seem particularly effective at saving lives unfortunately
  2. Thread: Covid-19

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    I think this might provide some real world...

    I think this might provide some real world perspective of what is going on. This is a copy and pasted email I received from the ER doc in New Orleans


    ER MD in New Orleans. Class of 98. Every one...
  3. Thread: Covid-19

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    That certainly is an interesting perspective. And...

    That certainly is an interesting perspective. And I wish it were true and actually going to play out that way. The problem is that that study takes a very small isolated population it does not take...
  4. Thread: Covid-19

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    When capitalism does not work, our government...

    When capitalism does not work, our government still is able to force corporations to provide what our country urgently needs.

    https://apple.news/ANDKwRq3URRW5NmUFanqn7g

    Trying to work on a deal...
  5. Thread: Covid-19

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    That is true and an excellent point...

    That is true and an excellent point...
  6. Thread: Covid-19

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    Just this week we put all the base salaries of...

    Just this week we put all the base salaries of the over 200 docs/PAs/NPs in my offices to $0.00. No PTO. No paid leave. All executives and management who were not furloughed had a 50% reduction...
  7. Thread: Covid-19

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    What we really need to get out and available is...

    What we really need to get out and available is the antibody titer testing. This will allow us to see who has been exposed and now have immunity. Get them back out into the workforce ASAP.
  8. Thread: Covid-19

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    The united states has bay far the most ICU beds...

    The united states has bay far the most ICU beds in the world per capita. When you add the scalability to our system we blow everyone out of the water. We also have the most PPE by a wide margin. ...
  9. Thread: Covid-19

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    And.... China now opening their country back up:...

    And.... China now opening their country back up:
    ...
  10. Thread: Covid-19

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    Unfortunately, the death rate will go up if our...

    Unfortunately, the death rate will go up if our ICU beds get overwhelmed. Hospital beds are not what matters as much in this case. It is the critical care beds & vents. Take Atlanta for instance...
  11. Thread: Covid-19

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    Perhaps the data will shed some light on the...

    Perhaps the data will shed some light on the continued growth and explosion of the virus and its death rate across the world:

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-toll/

    I...
  12. Thread: Covid-19

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    However, since it is already an FDA-approved drug...

    However, since it is already an FDA-approved drug this is something that can be fast-tracked and made available to the public almost immediately should have proved effective. This is not like the...
  13. Thread: Covid-19

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    So, in summary, chloroquine appears to be...

    So, in summary, chloroquine appears to be effective at treating the coronavirus in vitro (i.e. in a test tube). Unfortunately, no controlled Studies have yet shown that it is able to treat the virus...
  14. Thread: Covid-19

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    Is chloroquine treatment may actually turn out to...

    Is chloroquine treatment may actually turn out to be the real deal. What a blessing if that ends up being the case.

    https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-422X-2-69
  15. Thread: Covid-19

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    I am absolutely buried and swamped trying to...

    I am absolutely buried and swamped trying to manage this crisis at my clinics, so this will likely be my last post for a while. I am deeply saddened and disappointed by the continued political...
  16. Thread: Covid-19

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    Social Distancing is what flattens the curve. ...

    Social Distancing is what flattens the curve. One of all of my partners in my practice is from South Korea and most of his extended family still lives there. I can tell you with the reason South...
  17. Thread: Covid-19

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    One last thing. See below what previous harsh...

    One last thing. See below what previous harsh Trump critic Gov Cuomo said today. This is exactly the truth and what our entire country needs to think right now

    Cuomo spoke of renewed cooperation...
  18. Thread: Covid-19

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    A few thoughts 1. The government has relaxed...

    A few thoughts

    1. The government has relaxed telederm regs and are now allowing docs to use office visit coding which will hopefully help provide some access to care and help some docs keep the...
  19. Thread: Covid-19

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    I am trying to quickly wrap up urgent surgeries...

    I am trying to quickly wrap up urgent surgeries on my melanoma and other more aggressive cancer patients. Then, I will be transitioning to 100% teledermatology.

    I am not a germaphobe or...
  20. Thread: Covid-19

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    For the life of me I am still astounded how...

    For the life of me I am still astounded how people continue to make this a left-wing vs. Right-wing or Progressive vs. Liberal situation in the country. Finally Governors and politicians are stopping...
  21. Thread: Covid-19

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    Quarantine at home is the only viable solution...

    Quarantine at home is the only viable solution and that is why every single country in the world is following this model.
  22. Thread: Covid-19

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    What you are suggesting be done, unfortunately,...

    What you are suggesting be done, unfortunately, is logistically impossible. We don't have the capacity or ability to quarantine every risk or exposure or even positive test. We as a society need to...
  23. Thread: Covid-19

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    Here is a simple reference of why social...

    Here is a simple reference of why social distancing and self-quarantine is vital to ending this pandemic as safely and quickly as possible:

    People continue to congregate with groups and ignore...
  24. Thread: Covid-19

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    Also, the less enclosed environment where people...

    Also, the less enclosed environment where people are not stacked on top of each other also helps decrease transmission. So people are outside and about in open-air and not piled inside an office or...
  25. Thread: Covid-19

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    Simply put... hot and humid environments are...

    Simply put... hot and humid environments are generally protective and decrease transmission of viruses spread by respiratory droplets. That is why this virus is spreading more slowly in tropical and...
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