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katakowsj  ·  406 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Intimate portraits of a hospital COVID unit from a photojournalist-turned-nurse

Agreed, in so much as they are in no frame of mind to understand, so too many learn absolutely nothing. Or, as Covid takes them, there are fewer ignorant people around to make ignorant decisions.

A friend of mine, a physical therapist at a Michigan Health system, told me last month of how a kind and level-headed pulmonologist he works with lost his shit temporarily in a shouting match with a 46 year-old Covid patient. This patient was yelling at hospital staff about the vaccine being a farce. " The vaccine is bullshit. I'm vaccinated, look at me now!!" The pulmonologist reminded the man he'd waited to get vaccinated only AFTER having come down with Covid. "It doesn't work that way sir!".

This patient then swore, with much of his last breath that his family would sue the hell out of this pulmonologist. The man was requesting Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, which the pulmonologist and staff refused him. "They are not approved treatments, we are not allowed to give them to you."

My friend then administered a physical therapy regimen. The man's pulse-oxygen level was 65% and dropped below 50% shortly after and continued to drop. This 46 year old angry patient died later that afternoon.