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Whiznot
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
Schools start this Monday in Dougherty County. I doubt that effective safeguards are in place.

I party with close friends in their late 60s who often care for grandchildren. My friends have some comorbidities that make them vulnerable. I'm concerned.


deeprig9
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
Looks to me like a delayed virtual schedule

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Whiznot
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
Thanks, I hadn't seen that page.

I'm a little confused. There are delayed dates for virtual school but the text says that classes begin August 3rd, which is Monday.

Edited because I initially thought that in-class school was being delayed.
This post was edited on 7/31 at 4:22 pm


deeprig9
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
Not just delayed, but virtual.


Whiznot
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
But the text on that page says "As a reminder, the first day of school is Aug. 3."


deeprig9
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
It was published weeks ago but the updates are at the top. Rural school systems rarely have top shelf communications experts running the communications. It's probably Barbara from HR who happened to major in English from Valdosta State in 1988 so she got tapped to run comms.


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deeprig9
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But even if they were going on the 3rd, what would that have to do with the current outbreak? They haven't been to school in months.


Whiznot
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
There will be some infected students entering school. School isn't the only place where children get sick. I'm certain that there are asymptomatic kids in every Georgia hotspot.


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Whiznot
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S1C EM
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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eh.


One specialist to another, directly. He called for assistance finding them a bed. It’s legit as can be.

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WSB headline this morning is Kemp re-opening GWCC for patients, so there is reporting on the big picture. Maybe not specific hospitals being reported on.


When they left this afternoon, Piedmont had 70 people in the ER waiting for a bed. No beds are available. They may not all be COVID, some are. There’s nowhere for them to go. How long do you think 160 beds at the GWCC will last?



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S1C EM
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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They're closed. Can you state your position more clearly? Because I'm confused


Gwinnett county just announced three school staff have been diagnosed. They’re still closed.


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deeprig9
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This kinda reminds me of an assignment I got as a young intrepid journalist at the Red & Black in the 90's.

A press release from the Athens chapter of the red cross went to the editor saying they were down to only a two week supply of blood and they really needed donations.

I got the assignment.

I got the interview and went to their office.

I asked how much blood they needed, they said they typically keep a three week supply because it doesn't have much more shelf life, and they are a global operation so they can pull from reserves elsewhere if needed.

So I asked why this was a crisis and they said it wasn't. But they have to act like it is a crisis or people just don't show up to blood drives.

Me, being young dumb and intrepid, wrote an expose' on this bull shite.

Editor threw it out. Basically published the press release in his own words, put my name in the byline.

End of random story.


S1C EM
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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I asked how much blood they needed, they said they typically keep a three week supply because it doesn't have much more shelf life, and they are a global operation so they can pull from reserves elsewhere if needed.

So I asked why this was a crisis and they said it wasn't. But they have to act like it is a crisis or people just don't show up to blood drives.



Kinda different situations though. The hospital doesn’t need people giving COVID.

In all seriousness, it’s not good. This isn’t coming from any news source. They either don’t know yet or are refraining from reporting it for whatever reason.


deeprig9
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So 70 people waiting for beds, is that number normal zero? 5? 64? There's no baseline for context or objective comparison. See the analogy now?


S1C EM
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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So 70 people waiting for beds, is that number normal zero? 5? 64? There's no baseline for context or objective comparison. See the analogy now?


All depends, but it’s not 70. Many years ago, when I did part-time ER work myself, it might have been 20-25 actual patients. St. Mary’s is on total diversion.


deeprig9
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
To add another layer of complexity, is the alleged bed shortage due to an actual lack of beds or due to hospital furloughs?


S1C EM
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
It’s not a lack of staff. It’s definitely physical beds.


Barstools
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
Trending up... dishonest shitbag. Only because they were literally at the lowest since it started. It's still lower than it has been since about mid April.


deeprig9
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Not in GA. It's all time high in ga.


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SneakyWaff1es
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re: Covid-19 in Georgia: The Second Wave
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. Also, 70 people in one ED waiting on admission seems really high.


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