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(News Article):Doctors, Health Workers Now FALLING ILL to The Coronavirus
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March 24, 2020 - 4:05 pm
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Doctors, Health Workers Now FALLING ILL to The Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by: Michael Alexander
TagsCDCCoronavirusCoronavirus testsCovid-19, DeathsDisasterDoctorsHealth workersHospitalsInfectionsMedical professionalsMedical staffNational securityNursesOutbreakPandemicPublic HealthSuperbugsUSAVirusWuhan coronavirus

(Natural News) Healthcare workers across the United States are now testing positive for the coronavirus even as they man the front lines against the rapidly spreading pandemic.

The medical professionals who have tested positive for COVID-19 include two ER physicians at a Chicago suburban hospital, two doctors associated with Washington University, a doctor in Austin, Texas, as well as a doctor at a children’s hospital in Wisconsin.

In a statement published on NBC, authorities from Rush Oak Park Hospital in Chicago – the hospital where the first two doctors in this report worked – said they, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Public Health, are currently assessing the overall risk of exposure that may have stemmed from the two doctors.

“One doctor has not been seeing patients for several days prior when he would have been contagious. The other may have had patient and peer contact and we are assessing the overall risk of exposure, working and advising patients and peers as appropriate,” the hospital said, adding that there is a high likelihood that the two doctors’ cases of the coronavirus were community transmitted.

The hospital, in its statement, emphasized that all 12,000 people who work throughout the Rush Health System have been trained on correct infection protection protocols such as hand washing, gowning and masking.

As reported by the U.K. Daily Mail, news of the two doctors’ diagnoses has prompted the leaders of the Village of Oak Park to enact a shelter-in-place ordinance – the first municipality in Illinois to do so.

Meanwhile, the two doctors who tested positive for the coronavirus at Washington University in St Louis in Missouri, have been quarantined in their respective homes, as reported by KMOV 4.

According to WUSL officials, they are now actively working to identify the people who may have had contact with the two infected individuals.

Speaking about the incident, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said there is reason to believe that community exposure might already be taking place in the city.

“While we still don’t have any detected signs of community transmission at this time, this case underscores the importance of what our healthcare professionals have been telling us,” Krewson said, adding that individuals exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms must immediately seek medical attention. (Related: Now 24,000+ confirmed cases in the USA, with 288 deaths, increasing by the hour.)

St. David’s HealthCare, a hospital in Austin, Texas, meanwhile, confirmed that one of its physicians has tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to hospital officials, they are now working to identify any patients or healthcare workers with whom the doctor may have come into contact.

“We will contact patients and providers who may require further observation and/or testing based on our risk assessment,” hospital authorities said in a statement to local Texas station KXAN.

According to St David’s, its workers will continue to follow best practices for preventing the spread of the coronavirus in light of this recent development.

In Wisconsin, 200 patients and health care workers at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin were subjected to COVID-19 tests after a doctor working in the hospital was found to be infected with the virus.

The doctor, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinelworked with severely immuno-compromised children, including cancer patients.

The doctor, who was not identified to the media, contracted coronavirus while traveling outside of Wisconsin, but worked for a week without knowing his status.

According to hospital spokesperson Andrew Brodzeller, the doctor is currently at home with mild symptoms and is reported to be recovering.

Infected doctors, health workers are just “the tip of the iceberg”

As per an article published by the Washington Post, while there is still no official data on the actual number of workers who have been exposed or infected, at least 60 medical care providers have been confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 in the U.S.

Liam Yore, a board member of the Washington state chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, in an interview with the Washington Post, said the issue is just the tip of the iceberg.

“The risk to our health-care workers is one of the great vulnerabilities of our health-care system in an epidemic like this,” Yore said, adding that as of present, most ERs and health care systems are already running at full capacity even during normal times.

News of their diagnoses came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) loosened their guidelines for protective wear, and suggested that health workers don conventional surgical masks when working with symptomatic patients, rather than the N95 respirators that are known to help keep the virus out. In addition, the CDC also recommended that in the event of a supply shortage – a likely event as the public have reportedly hoarded supplies due to panic – medical and health workers could “use homemade masks” such as bandannas and scarves instead.

Many hospitals are also becoming increasingly short-staffed as coronavirus cases continue to come in, thus forcing workers to report for duty – even if they’ve been exposed to the novel coronavirus – just to meet demand.

As of press time, 381,000 have been confirmed to be infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus worldwide, with 16,553 confirmed deaths.

Sources include:

DailyMail.co.uk

NBCChicago.com

KMOV.com

KXAN.com

JSOnline.com

WashingtonPost.com

LiveScience.com

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March 24, 2020 - 4:24 pm
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Is all this fear mongering, really worth it? People hear enough of this crap from the MSM. Really, you're not informing anyone of anything that we don't hear on the propaganda box.

All the sheeple are at home under house arrest, what more can be gained?

It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. H.S.

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April 23, 2020 - 2:36 pm
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Just thought you and your readers could benefit from watching this.

It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. H.S.

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Jamie:

Your absolutely correct! There is an element of fear mongering going on. On the other hand the Coronavirus is real. People are getting sick and even dying. I prefer to err on the side of caution considering that there are innocent people caught up in this hysteria.

I suggest you read a report ( a long but very interesting article) I will be posting Wednesday. It will address issues that you have brought up.

-Daystrom-

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March 25, 2020 - 6:03 am
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Perhaps you didn't watch the video I presented in the other post but you really need to. This plan-demic is based on that exact statement, let's err on the safe side. Necessity will always be the reason for assumed control.

The statistics don't add up. In the U.S. alone since Oct.1/19 - Feb1/20, Influenza, caused 36000000 cases with over 22000 deaths, and nothing is done, every year. This is stupidity at it's apex, and as a doctor you should know better.

Here in Canada  in 2003 we dealt with SARS, we had over 19000 cases and 449 deaths. and nothing changed here. Please, if you need the word of a professional, watch the video.  

It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. H.S.

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March 25, 2020 - 9:06 am
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Also, I'd just like to add, you may want to be more worried about why the Global elite want us all locked up. What are they doing, that they don't want us in a position to see it coming? Just saying.This is a conspiracy site. lol The next thing  to go will be the internet. They'll have to for some reason or another. I'm just waiting for it.

It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. H.S.

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April 8, 2020 - 1:26 pm
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So, how certain are you that this is all just a conspiracy now guys?

 

I have been watching the news anxiously here in the UK.

Anxious about our own Prime Minister's blasè attitude to Covid19, and sure enough, he is now in an ICU just two weeks after boasting that he and his cabinet were not worried about Coronavirus and he had actually been shaking hands with Covid19 victims when visiting (in secret) a hospital.

 

Anxiety, however, turns to incredulous, mouth agape, disbelief when I see Trump addressing the nation during the press briefings.

Your man i surely certifiable.

Not only is he doing all he can to throw the elderly, the sick and disabled under the bus, he is also promoting a drug he 'thinks' will help, that he has shares in.

What the actual fuck is going on America? Your Covid19 death rates are currently somewhere between 1% and 3.4%  Just take a moment to let that sink in. Please.  Work out what 3.4 of America's population is. These are not crazy numbers. I didn't make them up.

@Greeney

I hope you are well, and taking as many precautions as you possibly can.

Take it from me bud. This virus is a very real threat to you and to me. Trump, by 'leaving it to each state' to provide for their own people's needs, has quite literally washed his own hands of you. He is sacrificing you in order to 'keep the numbers up.'

I have even seen people offering themselves as sacrificial lambs 'for the greater good.'

It's madness Greeney.

You spent a great deal of your life helping build an America that was the envy of the World. You already sacrificed half-a-lifetime's worth of family time to do it. An old age you can enjoy is your deserved reward for the sacrifices you made.

Don't listen to that maniac Trump. Partisanship only goes so far. Surely there can be no-one left in the US that cannot see the man's madness for what it is.

 

Stay locked down.

Stay away from other people.

Wear a mask outside and inside if anyone enters your home for any reason until you have disinfected their clothing, their hair and themselves.

 

The idea that groups of nine are ok but ten is not is absolutely wrong! No-one should be within AT least six feet of other people.

Disinfect everything. Remember your NBC training Greeney? Treat this as if it a full-on biological attack. You'll have much to teach your lad and others about how to get through this.

Stay safe buddy. These are testing times and it is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. One of my daughters works in the NHS here. For safety's sake, she has had to split her household and send her partner to live with a parent where they can be locked down, while she now shares her house with other NHS workers in order to minimise any spread that they might possibly cause.

 

Our youngsters are standing up to this threat heroically, despite seeing their colleagues fall ill and sometimes die. Without them we really would be lost.

 

Stay safe guys. Greeney, John, et al.

 

nigfis.

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April 8, 2020 - 2:28 pm
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Still very sure lmao. Have you wondered where the homeless have gone? This is just one of the things going on. There's more believe me. Maybe look into something the governments didn't put out.

It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. H.S.

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I think you'll notice when this is done, that the death toll numbers will include all the missing homeless, labeled CV19 deaths.

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Hi Nigfis, I really appreciate your kind words, makes all our past debates seem pretty unimportant. I hope you and your family are safe as well, the UK and do many places in Europe hit do hard. We are in Los Angeles, Ca, been isolated now about 30 days, we have not left our yard, have face called our kids, all stayed home for Easter Sunday. Wife and I are planning on not venturing out any time soon, arranged deliveries, staying very distant. Everyone is in s culture shock, Johns wife is a ICU registered nurse in s major hospital so on the front lines caring for people, it’s definately real. Luckily our state is doing well on the curve, NY city has been in bad shape , as are some other places. Scary time we are in, but we are staying safe and hunkered down like everyone, praying a lot more everyday for our world. Thanks my friend for your kind words, stay safe yourself.

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