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Hospitals nationwide face shortage of medical staff amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Source: ABC News

Hospitals nationwide face shortage of medical staff amid spike in COVID-19 cases
Twenty-two percent say they'll face a critical staff shortage in the next week.

ByStephanie Ebbs

November 21, 2020, 4:01 AM

Goshen Health Hospital in Indiana has had to issue a public call for help from people with medical experience. In a Facebook post, the CEO wrote, “We invite you to consider if you are someone who could make a difference.”

The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is bringing back retirees, redeploying employees from other parts of the country, and reassigning researchers to patient care after 905 employees contracted COVID-19 in the last two weeks.

And in North Dakota, the governor announced last week that to avoid a shortage of staff the state would implement “crisis” guidelines that allow nurses who test positive for COVID-19 to continue to work, as reported by the Grand Forks Herald.

. . . “While hospitals can add beds, it is much harder to bring in additional health care workers, many of whom are justifiably experiencing a significant emotional and physical toll due to the impact of the pandemic,” Nancy Foster, vice president of quality and patient safety policy for the American Hospital Association said in a statement.



Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hospitals-nationwide-face-shortage-medical-staff-amid-spike/story?id=74319020





Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:41 AM (4 replies)

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and 'Up On Soul Train' etc.

Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:20 AM (0 replies)

Hear My Acoustic Train




Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:28 AM (0 replies)

The perfect Christmas card:

https://twitter.com/stuartpstevens/status/1329899159139315714







Posted by Tactical Peek | Fri Nov 20, 2020, 05:04 PM (4 replies)

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Posted by Tactical Peek | Sun Nov 15, 2020, 01:10 PM (3 replies)

"We need to succeed [sic] from the union and form our own country." MS House Rep


https://twitter.com/ashtonpittman/status/1326005858535354370


Ashton Pittman @ashtonpittman

Mississippi House Rep. Price Wallace: “We need to succeed [sic] from the union and form our own country."

That tweet came in response to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' victory in the presidential race.



In one tweet thread, Foster wrote that the United States is “not a democracy” but “a constitutional republic”—referencing an old John Birch Society talking point meant to cast doubt on the value of majoritarian democracy.

Rep. Price Wallace, a Republican member of the Mississippi House who represents Rankin and Simpson counties and ran for office unopposed in 2019, wrote back.

“We need to succeed from the union and form our own country,” Rep. Wallace wrote, misspelling “secede.”

Foster did not respond.


https://www.mississippifreepress.org/6813/top-mississippi-republicans-fail-to-acknowledge-biden-victory-as-fitch-joins-trump-lawsuit/

Posted by Tactical Peek | Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:34 AM (37 replies)

Hello Sunshine - Rev. Maceo Woods




Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:49 PM (0 replies)

Vice President Auntie

https://twitter.com/meenaharris/status/1325270094038130695


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Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:18 PM (3 replies)

The Final Gasp of Donald Trump's Presidency

The Final Gasp of Donald Trump’s Presidency

By Olivia Nuzzi

Donald Trump going out with a limp seems like an oxymoron,” a senior adviser to the president told me. In width and in word, in soaring skyscrapers and Brioni suits and arena rallies and various euphemisms for great (yuge, bigly), the man has been defined by and obsessed with largeness. His presidency is ending small.

Trump is guided by instinct on most days, but the final year of his presidency was marked by something unusual: He wasn’t sure what to believe or what to do anymore. At first he feared Joe Biden, then he thought he was a joke, and then the joke was on him. By the summer, Trump understood that he could lose. Surrounded by yes-men, he yearned, on occasion, for the truth they would not give him. “At one point, he said, ‘Well, how are all the polls wrong?’ ” the adviser recalled. And by Election Day, he understood that losing was inevitable. He accepted, even if he had no plans to concede, that his presidency was over.

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This person, who speaks to the president often — or, more accurately, who listens and says uh-huh as the president speaks — said that Trump is not just done for, but done. “He wants to lose. He’s out of money. He worries about being arrested. He worried about being assassinated,” they said. “It hasn’t been a great experience for him. He likes showing people around the White House, but the actual day-to-day business of being president? It’s been pretty unpleasant for him.”

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Former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg didn’t buy that Trump could ever be okay with losing, but he figured he’d find a way to cope. After all, the plan in 2015, before Trump formally announced his candidacy, had been to drop out of the race and return to The Apprentice claiming that he could’ve won if he’d wanted to (NBC inadvertently kept him on the campaign trail when they severed its relationship with him over his anti-immigrant comments). That’s not so different from how Trump is preparing to spin his real loss now.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/11/donald-trump-presidency-election-week.html


Posted by Tactical Peek | Sat Nov 7, 2020, 12:07 AM (2 replies)

"Nature knows."

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1316564953847955456


EDITORIAL 14 October 2020

Why Nature supports Joe Biden for US president

We cannot stand by and let science be undermined. Joe Biden’s trust in truth, evidence, science and democracy make him the only choice in the US election.


On 9 November 2016, the world awoke to an unexpected result: Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States.

This journal did not hide its disappointment. But, Nature observed, US democracy was designed with safeguards intended to protect against excesses. It is founded on a system of checks and balances that makes it difficult for a president to exercise absolute power. We were hopeful that this would help to curb the damage that might result from Trump’s disregard for evidence and the truth, disrespect for those he disagrees with and toxic attitude towards women.

How wrong we turned out to be.

No US president in recent history has so relentlessly attacked and undermined so many valuable institutions, from science agencies to the media, the courts, the Department of Justice — and even the electoral system. Trump claims to put ‘America First’. But in his response to the pandemic, Trump has put himself first, not America.


https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02852-x


Posted by Tactical Peek | Wed Oct 14, 2020, 09:37 PM (2 replies)
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