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Sci Tech    H4'ed 3/19/20

The fatalistic view from ER Nurse Kellen Squire on what's ahead~"Stay out of the ER if you can help it"

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Behind the scenes of the Emergency Operations Center in SA amid coronavirus pandemic The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in San Antonio fully activated on Friday for the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, several agencies have come ...
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We don't have enough personal protective equipment! We stick with surgical masks, not N95 masks. Normal neoprene gloves. Maybe a paper gown a couple millimeters thick. Lots of soap and water. 

"How about kids with chronic asthma? We give them breathing treatment, aerosolized Albuterol, helps open them up. But now that's just a recipe for spewing virus everywhere, especially knowing that 90% of people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic. So we go back to having them use just a regular inhaler/spacer and hope it works on ‘em. We're going to do whatever it takes exposing ourselves in the process, not just a little exposure, like if you accidentally touch a doorknob with someone’s COVID snot on it. I’m talking a viral load potentially seven orders of magnitude higher- the difference between drinking out of a water fountain versus a firehose. This video discusses some of why that is, and why you've heard admonitions against using ibuprofen and other things like that."  Thank God we at least canceled schools, with as much as little kids are germ factorie s.

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