Friday, March 13, 2020

More Sound Information on the Coronavirus...

...from Paul Casey, MD, chief medical officer at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.




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    1. Once mass-murderer-in-chief, always mass-murder-in-chief.

    2. Wonder why the doc thought he had to make this a political event?

  2. New strict visitor restrictions at take effect today 3/13/20
    Visitor check-in policy
    New restrictions regarding visitors, beginning Friday, March 13
    Your health and well-being while visiting Rush is our top priority. In an effort to protect patients and the community, we have updated our visitor policy.

    Effective immediately and until further notice, we are not allowing visitors in most of our inpatient and outpatient areas. Exceptions have been made for certain patient groups, including children.

    We understand this change will represent a significant hardship for both patients and families. This was a difficult decision, but one we feel is critically important to protect the patients who have entrusted us with their care, their families, our staff and the communities we serve. We want to assure you that it is safe to visit us for your scheduled appointments and procedures.

    We know the importance of loved ones being a part of the healing process. We will support and encourage inpatients to connect with family and friends by phone and through other technology, such as FaceTime or Skype.The following changes have been implemented across the Medical Center:

    No one under the age of 12 may visit.
    No visitors will be allowed in adult inpatient units Please note these exceptions:

  3. I'm trying to figure out where the panic is from this doctor? I mean, his eyes aren't bulging, he's not screaming at the camera. He's calm, rational, and reasonable. Huh.

    Maybe our overlords are making a bigger deal of this than is needed (and unnecessarily scaring people in the process)?