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S1C EM
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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Are there less beds or are certain wards open only to COVID-19 patients? Of you have a 30 bed ward that's only open to COVID-19 patients but you only have 12 COVID-19 patients...you have 18 beds that are unusable to the 70 people waiting in the ER.


Can’t really tell you that. Only thing I know for sure is if you have any reason to go to the ER in Athens, you might get shite on. And it is specifically because of the rise in COVID cases. My wife’s office switched back to televisits only because the doctors are concerned about anyone getting sick right now.

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Also, 70 people in one ED waiting on admission seems really high.


It is. And not all of those are COVID cases, but they are all waiting on beds that don’t currently exist. Remember, Piedmont serves 17 counties.


SneakyWaff1es
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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And it is specifically because of the rise in COVID cases.
I'm not arguing that at all. We see a relatively small amount at my facility but that small amount has risen considerably. I was just curious. I didn't know Piedmont was that big.


S1C EM
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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I was just curious. I didn't know Piedmont was that big.


I would argue they aren't big enough for that responsibility, for sure. Particularly in times like this where resources and staff are strained. What I read this morning is that from the border with South Carolina along a line that stretches down through Athens and into middle Georgia, there were a total of 6 critical care beds available as of Friday. I assume that has likely changed already.


meansonny
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
I've got a cousin once removed who had a playdate. The girl she had playdate with happened to be exposed to a positive tested individual the day before.

So my cousin went to DeKalb General (emory) to get tested for covid 19. After waiting a while,the hospital said that they couldnt see her that day and that she would need to come back.
Instead, her parents took her to a clinic and got tested.

The clinic results were negative.
But the day after the clinic results, they received a phone call from DeKalb saying that she tested positive and needs to come back in.

I have no clue what is going on.
It is BS. I'm guessing some sort of fraud (if not another honest mistake). Heads need to roll for this kind of crap.
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deeprig9
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
Why would they need her to come back in, even if the results were legit? Story is confusing.


BeefDawg
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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I've got a cousin once removed who had a playdate. The girl she had playdate with happened to be exposed to a positive tested individual the day before.

So my cousin went to DeKalb General (emory) to get tested for covid 19. After waiting a while,the hospital said that they couldnt see her that day and that she would need to come back.
Instead, her parents took her to a clinic and got tested.

The clinic results were negative.
But the day after the clinic results, they received a phone call from DeKalb saying that she tested positive and needs to come back in.

I have no clue what is going on.
It is BS. I'm guessing some sort of fraud (if not another honest mistake). Heads need to roll for this kind of crap.

Sorry man, but according to Wafflenuts, Whizbacon, and Findleydick, this story is impossible. No way in hell the “professionals” are up to any shinannigans like padding COVID numbers for money.

You’re clearly a conspiracy nut. You need to get your head on straight by watching the news and waiting for god-like scrupulous scientists like Fauci to tell you what to think.
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Whiznot
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
As Deeprig wrote, a positive test result wouldn't necessitate revisiting the hospital.

When they couldn't test your cousin she was told that she would have to come back. She got a call to come back. I think there was simply a misunderstanding by someone somewhere along the line.


meansonny
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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Why would they need her to come back in, even if the results were legit? Story is confusing.


It is confusing.

Confusing story #2.

My ex brother in law got covid from work. He went to his PCP and they sent him to the hospital. 2 days in the hospital and they sent him home advising that he can immediately return to work.

The trip to the hospital was for treatment (he was not having severe symptoms. Not having trouble breathing). After 2 days in the hospital, he is cleared to go back to work.

There are a lot of things effed up about hospital care right now.

If I can get more info on these 2 cases, I will share.


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Gtmodawg
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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I've got a cousin once removed who had a playdate. The girl she had playdate with happened to be exposed to a positive tested individual the day before.

So my cousin went to DeKalb General (emory) to get tested for covid 19. After waiting a while,the hospital said that they couldnt see her that day and that she would need to come back.
Instead, her parents took her to a clinic and got tested.

The clinic results were negative.
But the day after the clinic results, they received a phone call from DeKalb saying that she tested positive and needs to come back in.

I have no clue what is going on.
It is BS. I'm guessing some sort of fraud (if not another honest mistake). Heads need to roll for this kind of crap.


A lot of folks also believe that Jesus' mama was a virgin....folks will believe anything if they want to bad enough...

Most likely the hospital saw that she had come in to be tested for COVID and there was no test result so they called and told her she needed to be tested again. I had this happen to me a few years ago with PSA blood test....something by the way you need to get done if you are over 40, especially if there is a history of prostate cancer in the family....anyway they drew blood and I waited on the results. I finally called the doctor and was told I needed to see the urologist because the test came back and indicated a problem...they never said cancer, just a problem. I thought I had the cancer though....fun few weeks. Anyway I go to the doctor and he gets the file and lo and behold he tells me it looks like I might have prostate cancer....it runs in the family so it wasn't overly troubling and knowing it is very treatable if caught in the early stages (not really treatable because all of the treatments are usually far worse than the disease, especially if you are young and otherwise healthy "down there" but manageable...if you live long enough it almost always recurs even with radical surgery but even then it is very manageable and is not a death sentence). Amyway he starts talking about doing a biopsy and explaining the procedure. Never mentioned a number....having some experience with PSA exams from dealing with my Dad I ask him what the PSA level was...and he starts fumbling through the file and can't find it....but says he remembered my name being on the list of his patients with an elevated PSA and the results were just missing from the file...and he would find them. He called the nurse and she told us that they never got the results....the lab had notified them that the test wasn't done because something happened to the sample and it wasn't viable....probably dropped it or something, who knows....anyway all the doctor knew was that the lad told his office there was a problem....and somehow the message that the sample was simply not viable never made it to them....so they were fully prepared to do a biopsy and I would have probably had it done had I not known to ask what the level was.....I would bet that the girl was on the list to be tested, they saw they had no results, someone told someone else to contact the patient and tell them they needed to be retested, that someone called and told them she needed to be tested because she tested positive.

Why would they call her back if she was positive though? I know 7 people who have tested positive and they were told to stay in isolation and away from the doctors office or hospital unless their symptons got bad and they needed attention. None of the 7 had much more than a cold....2 of them are in their 60's and overweight, one is in her late 90's but otherwise healthy....I don't think they would have called her back to the providers office unless she had some serious symptoms that needed to be addressed....


deeprig9
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
You should change your name to Tldrdawg.
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Gtmodawg
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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As Deeprig wrote, a positive test result wouldn't necessitate revisiting the hospital.

When they couldn't test your cousin she was told that she would have to come back. She got a call to come back. I think there was simply a misunderstanding by someone somewhere along the line.



In the midst of a pandemic, whether real or imagined, makes no difference, if a person shows up to be tested and is not tested for whatever reason the provider probably is charged by law to follow up....presumably the person would have shown up either because they were experiencing symptoms or they had been exposed to a known case....when checking in they would have asked some questions and she would have been in the system at that point....someone did an audit of records for the day, saw no further information on this person who came for testing and raised the alarm...They wouldn't need a second test if they had one that was positive...they would only need a test if one had never been done in the first place...


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S1C EM
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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You should change your name to Tldrdawg.




You win, dude. No more internet for today. :lol:


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FinleyStreet
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Findleydick


You wish


deeprig9
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
Finally some good news. As of today, the 7-day moving average of daily new hospitalizations is lower than this point last week, something that hasn't happened since June 12.

It's been almost 2 months with week over week increases of daily new hospitalizations and it looks like it may have finally peaked in GA.

Still, daily new hospitalizations are still about 50% higher than their previous peak in April.


Whiznot
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
I'm not going to feel that great until we know the effect of school openings. SEC play is scheduled to begin in a little over 7 weeks. By that time we should know how things are going.


deeprig9
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
You're an old man with shitty lungs from decades of substance abuse, you should be worried.


Whiznot
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
My lungs aren't a problem. Weed isn't like cigarettes. Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps were both potheads. Those legends never suffered from diminished lung capacity and neither do I.


tgdawg68
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
On the other hand, there is plenty of evidence of diminished brain capacity


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deeprig9
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps were both potheads.


They were basically teenagers... that doesn't qualify for "decades of abuse".


Whiznot
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
If smoking weed caused lung damage Bolt and Phelps would never have been able to outperform all other Earthlings.

Cannabis might actually be protective against COVID-19. Cannabis May Reduce Deadly COVID-19 Lung Inflammation: Researchers Explain Why


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