Total disregard for the health of medical personal, patients and public at large because of the…bottom line
Please understand that their desire to remain anonymous is quite understandable, in light of the risk they face. Of course, in this age of online anonymity – often used by hordes of people to attack others – I’m sure we’ll extend our understanding to them.
And, for those who truly understand that the CDC is actually, in no uncertain terms, spreading this disease because of its total disregard for the health of medical personal, patients and the public at large, we’ll share this information and extend our gratitude to them for bringing it forward:
I’m an RT or respiratory therapist and I’m writing this because we’ve experienced a lot misunderstanding and confusion when dealing with the Covid-19 virus at the hospital. I am certain that when the Chinese shared their findings with the world and deemed it airborne it would benefit the rest as to how to deal with it. However, the CDC has downgraded the virus to droplet precaution and I’m not sure why. The US’s sample size is much smaller (but growing) than of other countries and having done this will increase the spread of the virus.
So I asked our educator about why the Chinese deem Covid airborne and the ya doesn’t. He said that it might be the difference in language classification. I am not seeing the cdc state that it is droplet. It just speaks to the precautions to take. Surgical mask/face shield is what you need until you intubate or give treatments up close then a respirator will be needed.
I have seen first hand the chaos of trying to implement safeguards for health care personnel (hcp) in regards to how we isolate a patient and the personal protective wear we use. Hospital staff, especially in the ER, were not ready for the diligence required of containing the spread of an airborne threat. Let alone trying to move a higher risk patient through the hospital to a more permanent location. Frequently, I was instructing hcp’s the proper technique to even don the equipment while not contaminating the very things they were about to wear for protection. Several times staff broke airborne containment thinking they were the exception because they were supervisors or directors jeopardizing the whole effort.
The paramedics and emts who arrived with these patients have had little to no education and were simply not provided the proper protective equipment. Further increasing the risk of spreading the virus.
I hope this bullshit is not political or economical because we should be listening and learning from others’ experience. I don’t know what the CDC is doing.
I wish to remain anonymous.
And…why is the CDC hampering the effective containment of this rampantly spreading disease? The answer, of course, is that good ol’ American God, the…bottom line.