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  1. Thanks for this bigmike1256! I had no idea that tooling around in an expense truck put so much angst in people like yourself. Suppose I'll drive it around more often now with this added bonus. FYI: It was closer to $80,000 after adding all the warranties and after market air bags and a Retrax hard roll up Tonneau cover.
  2. The rest of this year should be pretty interesting. Either the mandate falls apart or exceptions for Medical Professionals becomes the norm. Or something more nefarious?
  3. ^^^^ No surprise this medical expert is clueless!
  4. It isn't just Nurses! Of the 6 people I know who have left the Medical field, only one was a nurse. The other 5 had obtained higher levels of education. Nurses only make up about 30% of hospital staffing. We have been getting regular updates from a Regional Hospital. Last year when the wife was still there, the Covid count was running 25-40, now the number is in the mid nineties. Early retirement was the right choice!
  5. Our personal friend count doubled in the last week leaving the medical field, from 3 to 6. Somewhere in the neighbor hood of 150 years of experience. When the hospitals really start failing, Medicare For All will be front and center, JMO.
  6. https://www.messenger.com/messenger_media/?thread_id=2332226890133496&attachment_id=417545393049830&message_id=mid.%24gAAhJJeNSb_iB5NUgOV7tAA5S-PJo
  7. https://www.messenger.com/messenger_media/?thread_id=2332226890133496&attachment_id=417545393049830&message_id=mid.%24gAAhJJeNSb_iB5NUgOV7tAA5S-PJo
  8. On the other hand,,,,,,, https://scienceisneversettled.com/consensus-is-not-science/ Consensus Is Not Science The late Michael Crichton, MD, author, film producer, put it this way: “I want to pause here and talk about this notion of consensus, and the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had. “Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus. “There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period. “In addition, let me remind you that the track record of the consensus is nothing to be proud of”
  9. How many days in a row will kids wear the same mask? https://rationalground.com/dangerous-pathogens-found-on-childrens-face-masks/ Dangerous pathogens found on children’s face masks A group of parents in Gainesville, FL, sent 6 face masks to a lab at the University of Florida, requesting an analysis of contaminants found on the masks after they had been worn. The resulting report found that five masks were contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and fungi, including three with dangerous pathogenic and pneumonia-causing bacteria. Although the test is capable of detecting viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, only one virus was found on one mask (alcelaphine herpesvirus 1). The analysis detected the following 11 dangerous pathogens on the masks: Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia) Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis) Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis, sepsis) Acanthamoeba polyphaga (keratitis and granulomatous amebic encephalitis) Acinetobacter baumanni (pneumonia, blood stream infections, meningitis, UTIs—resistant to antibiotics) Escherichia coli (food poisoning) Borrelia burgdorferi (causes Lyme disease) Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diphtheria) Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires’ disease) Staphylococcus pyogenes serotype M3 (severe infections—high morbidity rates) Staphylococcus aureus (meningitis, sepsis) Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.
  10. This is all you need to know about Boomers! Baby boomers control over 53% of the country's wealth, while Gen X accounts for just over 25% and the silent generation holds around 17%, according to the Fed's data, which breaks down U.S. wealth in the beginning of 2020 by age, class and race.Oct 9, 2020 Be nice lest your inheritance ends up funding a cat shelter!
  11. I'll repeat it again, the medical field staffing shortage is real and about to get much worse! Staffing companies are charging up to $200 hour to fill a position with travelers. I suspect Medicare For All will be hitting the headlines soon! https://www.wcpo.com/news/coronavirus/covid-vaccine/union-poll-finds-nearly-a-third-of-uc-nurses-surveyed-would-quit-over-vaccine-mandate last updated 5:32 PM, Sep 01, 2021 CINCINNATI — Despite a looming deadline to prove they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their jobs, a new survey conducted by an Ohio nurses union suggests a significant number of nurses at one local hospital would rather quit than be required to get their shots. The union leadership said it uses these surveys to bargain with the hospital as administrators develop the policy. Out of the six major hospital systems here, three of them require staff to become fully vaccinated by Oct. 1. That includes Cincinnati Children’s, Christ Hospital and St. Elizabeth. University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Tri-Health and Mercy Health have announced they'll require vaccination but had not set a specific date to show proof as of Tuesday. Now, a new poll of UCMC nurses who are part of the union there is gaining attention from healthcare workers across the region. The survey found that out of the nurses who responded, 30 percent said they would quit their job if the hospital finalized the vaccine mandate. The Ohio Nurses Association conducted the survey. Labor representative Dominic Mendiola said 456 nurses responded, with 136 indicating that a vaccine mandate would prompt them to quit.
  12. From the reading I've done, the "science" isn't reliable on antibody tests. Imagine that!
  13. The CDC doesn't want you getting an antibody test for natural immunity. Ahttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/serology-overview.html Antibody testing is not currently recommended to determine if you are immune to COVID-19 following COVID-19 vaccination. Antibody testing should also not be used to decide if someone needs to be vaccinated. CDC’s Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody Testing provide more information on how antibody testing should be used and interpreted.
  14. This article just isn't scary enough. Double the odds just makes me max bet on every spin! Natural immunity TRUMPS any possible long term effects from the vaccines. (until proven otherwise) 1. 10 months living with a front line healthcare worker seeing Covid positive patients everyday before vaccines. last year. 2. This year, have traveled a little over 12,000 miles through 8 states. 3. Have spent 40 plus nights in hotels and eating out during those travels. This doesn't mean we aren't being careful and taking precautions. Have considered getting an antibody test but oddly the FDA and CDC don't recommend antibody tests. Suppose everyone has their own "fear level".
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