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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:58 PM

More than 700 employees at one Detroit hospital system test positive for coronavirus

Source: The Hill

Hundreds of staff at a Detroit-area hospital system have tested positive for coronavirus, the hospital's chief clinical officer said Monday evening.

Nonprofit news site BridgeMI.com reported that Dr. Adnan Munkarah of the Henry Ford Hospital Campus confirmed 731 cases of the coronavirus among employees at the hospital, accounting for 2 percent of the hospital system's 31,600 employees.

As many as 1,500 at another hospital system in the state have reported symptoms similar to coronavirus, though those numbers are not confirmed cases.

“Our team members are our greatest asset and their health and safety is a top priority as we continue to respond to this pandemic,” Munkarah said in a separate statement Monday evening confirmed the total number of positive test results.

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The hospital system's chief operating officer added in a statement to BridgeMI.com that staff were working "24/7" to acquire more personal protective equipment (PPE) for nurses and doctors including masks, which hospitals across the country have reported trouble obtaining.

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Reply More than 700 employees at one Detroit hospital system test positive for coronavirus (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Apr 6 OP
SheltieLover Apr 7 #1
applegrove Apr 7 #2
Leghorn21 Apr 7 #3
AllyCat Apr 7 #4
LisaL Apr 7 #5
TwilightZone Apr 7 #6
AllyCat Apr 7 #7
cstanleytech Apr 7 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 7 #9
left-of-center2012 Apr 7 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 7 #10


Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:05 AM

2. My god!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:06 AM

3. No fkn way

SEVEN HUNDRED HARD-WORKIN DEDICATED SOULS

and

“As many as 1,500 at another hospital system in the state have reported symptoms similar to coronavirus, though those numbers are not confirmed cases.”

No one’s surprised, but omg to see it in writing

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:11 AM

4. Sneaky wording.

731 at one hospital. But only 2% of the SYSTEM’S 31,600 employees. A more reasonable number would be what percentage of the employees at that hospital is 731 individuals. Trying to make it sound not so bad. But in actuality, that number of cases at one facility is alarming and speaks to the fact that health care workers are NOT adequately protected.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:12 AM

5. The rate of infection in general population there could be similar.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:18 AM

6. No, it's the same scope.

Both the 731 individuals and the 31,600 employees are based on the same scope. The Henry Ford hospital system is a series of medical facilities, not just one hospital.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:22 AM

7. Hmmm. Guess I see that. Makes it sound like one building.

Still don’t have adequate PPE.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:13 AM

8. Any idea what infection rate of this virus is when compared to the average cold and flu?

I mean is it far more easier to catch this than either of those, the same or less of a chance?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:56 AM

9. That's a very important question.

Yes, it is clear this is far more deadly than flu, and infinitely more deadly than a cold (I don't think anyone ever dies of a cold, after all) but even without the difference in deadliness, the infection rate is important to know.

We keep on being told that a very large majority of those infected, perhaps as many as 80%, show few or no symptoms. If that is true, then this virus isn't really all that awful. It's bad mainly in that it's a novel virus, meaning we've never experienced it before and so no one has an immunity, but if only 20% of those infected show symptoms, and a minority of those are sick enough to go into hospital, and a further minority die. . . .

The reason the number of fatalities is as high as it is is that there are a fuck of a lot of people out there available to be infected.

Shall we discuss overpopulation? Shall we consider the fact that the planet is well beyond its carrying capacity and that if the population doesn't drop by a truly significant amount, none of us are safe.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:19 AM

11. "731 at one hospital"

First sentence of OP:
"More than 700 employees at one Detroit hospital system ..."

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:12 AM

10. Canadian doctors & nurses go every day from Ontario to work in Detroit, despite US blocking med supp


... despite the US (tRump) blocking medical supplies to Canada.

I hope none are infected.

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