EYESAILOR

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  1. EYESAILOR

    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    Have we had poor leadership at the very top? My personal judgement is that the President has not exhibited good leadership . I mean no offense to Republicans reading this post. I am criticizing the man and some of his chosen advisors, not the party. Were his decisions political/ Republican? I dont think so.Another Republican president would likely have taken a very different course. Has our government got it all wrong? No. Operation warp speed is highly admirable and completely the right thing. The actions of the federal reserve and the combined work of republicans and democrats in the stimulus package was the right thing. Whereever politics has been put aside, good work is being done. Regarding Federal vs States rights in the US? Its complicated. It was blatantly obvious to those of us in healthcare in the Northeast in March that the US should suspend anything other than essential domestic travel to prevent the disease expanding quickly around the country. China contained the disease in Hubei province and as a result brought great resources to bear. State rights in the US seemed to prevent that BUT great leadership might have overcome those hurdles. The governors could have been led by the persuasion of a great and respected leader (Republican or Democrat) to use their state powers in a unified and consistent manner. We will never know. What I do know is that the ongoing battle vs CV19 can be non-political. The wearing of masks can be non-political. If each of us chose to make the effort non-political , it would be non-political. If you are a democrat, encourage a republican to wear a mask because you care about hs/her family and want them to be safe. If you are a republican encourage a democrat to wear a mask because you care about your neighbors and want them to be safe
  2. EYESAILOR

    First Effective Treatment Imminent

    Moderna will have phase 3 data by October 2020. If the data is confirmatory, the vaccine will be fast track approved before year end. Phase 3 monitoring will likely continue through 2022 and beyond. we will need to know how long the vaccine remains effective.
  3. EYESAILOR

    First Effective Treatment Imminent

    Many employers will require a vaccine,(Amazon for example) and many service providers will require it because they will do right for their businesses. Upon reopening, Reno casinos found that the casinos which received the most complaints about strict enforcement of face masks had strongest reopening numbers.People want to be safe. Businesses that can proclaim that all their staff are vaccinated will attract more business than those who do not. Folks like you who do not want to be vaccinated will be readily accommodated because there will not be enough vaccine. Even under the most optimistic scenarios about production capacity we wont get 1/2 world population vaccinated until 2022. There will be wait lists.
  4. EYESAILOR

    First Effective Treatment Imminent

    You lost credibility in the first sentence.....I didnt bother reading further. People who need to be put on a ventilator are long past standing.
  5. EYESAILOR

    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    The battle against CV19 does not have to be political. It is up to us, the people , to choose if we want to make it political or not. If you let Mitch McConnel or anyone else for that matter make it political for you, then that is your choice. You are letting them make it political for you. You can choose NOT to ask someone if they are Republican or Democrat. You can choose to wear a mask whether you are Republican or Democrat. Why not follow in the steps of the front line healthcare workers who never ask each other which party they voted for....and never ask a patient entering the ICU if they are Republican or Democrat. They are the true heroes of our nation. You can choose to follow their example or you can choose to follow the example of a few politicians. Its up to you. I have chosen NOT to make it political. I have chosen to give the best care I can to patients irrespective of color, political persuasion, gender, or class. I ask that everyone help by wearing a mask when in proximity and I ask that respectfully of Democrats and Republican. When I threw the patient out of my office, I did not ask how he voted, I asked him to wear a mask. Feel free to hate your neighbor on Political Anarchy. But in the ward and in the fight against CV19, we stand a better chance if we stand united and help out neighbors. Vote your political conscience in November. Follow your moral conscience in the battle to save lives vs CV19 Eye
  6. EYESAILOR

    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    This is a discussion on masks ......and supporters of both political parties should be united on this. I happen to disagree with your statement. Trump received almost no support from the Republican party prior to winning the primaries. A great many republicans voted for other candidates during the primaries . Trump did receive much more media coverage than any other candidate. In years to come history will study how he emerged first as the surprise candidate of the Republican party and then the president. But I for one refuse to blame the every day Republican voter or the Republican party for leadership failings of Trump during the pandemic. Honestly the pandemic and wearing masks should not be political. We should stand together united on this. As a nation we should try and emerge from the pandemic with less partisan vitriol, less social media attacks and a sense of a shared crisis that we fought as one nation. This is like a war. There was no place for politics on the beaches of Omaha.
  7. EYESAILOR

    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    I agree with this, I have explained om earlier threads on this forum why we should be wearing masks when in proximity of people outside of immediate family, I encourage everyone of all political parties, al religious views, black and white, North and South to work together as Americans (and global citizens) to defeat this disease. CV19 is a respiratory borne disease. The virus molecule is inefficient but carriers shed hundreds of thousands of molecules. If you wear a mask you dramatically reduce the probability of catching CV19 and you reduce the likelihood of spreading the disease if you are an asymptomatic host. If everyone wore masks the spread would slow significantly. You do not want to catch CV 19. There are 2 outcomes you want to avoid. 1. You die or 2. You survive but with prolonged symptoms that we do not fully understand yet. As a respiratory disease we are aware of the damage to the lungs but the virus also seems to directly cause inflammation of the small capillaries or blood vessels, leading to damage of other organs including the kidney and heart. A significant number of survivors in the hospital system where I am on staff have cardiovascular symptoms and health has not returned to baseline. In the only peer reviewed study of cases who tested positive, 53% of respondents reported prolonged fatigue (Italy) You want to help slow and eventually stop the spread of the disease because it is destroying our economy and the lives of many people who are losing their jobs. Please do your part by wearing a mask. At my office we require that you wear a mask because we care about the health of our staff and our patients. I hope you understand that we cannot allow exceptions.
  8. EYESAILOR

    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    On the door into my waiting room there is a large polite sign explaining that (i) We only allow three people at a time into the waiting room and (ii) In order to protect the patients and the medical staff, everyone must wear a mask before entering the waiting room. Yesterday my medical assistant came into my examining room in near tears because there was a person in the waiting room who refused to wear a mask. Thinking their might be a medical reason, I stepped out (wearing my PE) to see if we could bring him to another room.....but it turned out he was exercising what he thought was his god given constitutional right to not wearing a mask. Some who know me well have suggested I am not afraid to speak my mind if you cross me. I dont know about that. But I do know that I saw RED at this moment and I let him have BOTH BARRELS . I have a bit of a memory lapse of exactly what I said to him and how loudly but I recall him backing out of the room and vaguely hearing cheering and clapping from my staff and other patients. I do vaguely recall telling him about the sacrifices that some of my staff had made during the crisis and the personal risks that they and I had taken in order to help people with CV19 and that excrement like him were the cause of so much suffering and also explaining in plain (some would say colorful) language that he had zero rights on my property , that he was on my property and that he was now going to leave my property and if he refused to leave then he better hope the police got here before i took matters with a trespasser into my own hands. I dont think I once referred to the CT orders that required masks because , quite frankly ,I did not need the governors help to deal with this putrid selfish POS. I think he managed a "But" and a "Now look here lady".......but then he was backing out. He is not allowed back on the property and he better be really sick if he wants to see a doctor in this building because he is otherwise persona non grata . One thing I will add. The maskless cause so much risk for the rest of us, that you might think that if they get CV19, then its their own fault and we should let them rot. But, doctors took an oath and the always do their best to save anyone who is sick ......but try coming near my office for a routine visit withot a mask is rude, discourteous , dangerous and stupid...and I will throw you out.
  9. EYESAILOR

    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    That is a very outdated view on American politics. If only it was still the case that you have to convince a lot of people to like you.....those were the halcyon days of respectful American politics. Sadly, very sadly for our society, it is now all about raising a lot of money to persuade a lot of people to hate the other guy. Remember this. Can you imagine Trump being a stand up guy like this? What has happened to our great country?
  10. EYESAILOR

    First Effective Treatment Imminent

    FWIW, Moderna's science is real and the research team from top to bottom are seriously respected. mRNA vaccines will be produced. I have no idea if the successful CV19 vaccine will be created on an mRNA platform but I am confident that we will have several vaccines based on mRNA in the next decade . It is hard to assess at this stage which is going to be the successful Cv19 . Vaccines normally take 3-4 years to develop and trial before approval. This is break neck speed stuff which makes it hard to know. Phase 3 trials have started before we have seen phase 2 results. I personally hope that Moderna is successful and the Oxford/Astra is succesful ...two very different types of vaccine.....with the advantage that whichever proves more robust and adaptable means we have 2 alternatives going forward and two different production lines. The key is going to be production and getting it out there to as many people as possible in the shortest time possible.
  11. What I liked about your post is that there was no party political finger pointing to it. This is the new mood that I would like to see. It allows decent people to agree that they are opposed to racism. I believe that 90% or more of Americans are decent people. Many will vote for different parties but (free from being backed into a corner by political accusations) they can tell their representatives that this is an issue they want addressed. People can and should vote for who they believe in....but at the same time be able to respect and care for people who chose to vote for another candidate. In some elections, we are presented with a great choice where , in our hearts, we understand why our fellow Americans made a choice different from our own. In other election cycles, the choice of our fellow Americans seems absurd and difficult to understand. But democracy works and 4 years later we are offered a different choice. 4 years ago, social media worked well on me and I got very worked up about my political views and angry with those who disagreed. Hospital wards during CV19 has changed everything for me. It has removed scales from my eyes and reminded me how much we should care and respect each other. In the meantime, I think this forum should be about the common goal of eradicating the disease and NOT about anger with people who voted differently than ourselves.
  12. EYESAILOR

    First Effective Treatment Imminent

    Sure you do. Vaccine technologies have changed immeasurably in the last 10 years. Biotech has revolutionized how we are provoking the immune response. The mRna vaccines are replicating the genetic code to provoke an immune response without any infection such that antibodies and T cells are produced without a viral infection of any sort. The viral vector and dead viral vaccines are usng a form of harmless variations of the virus to provoke an immune response. Scientifically and medically these are very different approaches...but the end game is the same....to provoke the immune response before the live virus arrives such that if you are exposed to the virus your body destroys the virus before it has a chance to attach itself to your cells. Eventually the vaccine destroys the disease because without hosts, it cannot spread and dies out quite quickly.
  13. Well one healthy difference would be if on this forum, we (Americans) talked about addressing the disease as a united nation of Americans including both Democrats and Republicans. Should not this crisis be an existential event that helps us realize we have more in common that we do differences? Look, approximately half of the US voting population is Republican and half is Democrat but (IMO) 90% of Americans are decent human beings who care about each other irrespective of our politics. Please let us all put aside the hate politics of the last decade fanned by a frenzy of social media, negative campaigning and embrace all that is good about our fellow citizens. If ever there was a time for the nation to heal politically, this is it. As some of you already know, I observed nurses and doctors of both political sides during the CV19 crisis in the tri-state area. I realize now, more than ever, that we are bound together more by a common sense of duty and caring than any political differences. My sister, a physician who was in the front line of CV19 care, is the opposite political persuasion from me but in my eyes she is an American hero. Do any of you really care how she voted when expressing your gratitude to her and all the other healthcare workers who put their lives on the line to care for patients? Is our sense of thanks and admiration in any way conditional on whether the nurse of ICU doctor is a Republican or Democrat? I hope not. I feel very passionately about this. I really feel that we need a new mood in our country where we ignore the ugly negative campaigning on TV and social media from both sides and just respect everyone's right to vote as they choose but stand together as Americans , individually and collectively caring about each other and trying to stop this disease.
  14. EYESAILOR

    First Effective Treatment Imminent

    Yes . There is an important difference between a vaccine and effective anit-virals and treatment protocols. A treatment protocol is like putting a fire out in your house after it has started. A vaccine is akin to preventing the fire in the first place. Obviously It is better to prevent the fire but we still need to have fire extinguishers in the house rather than let a fire which escapes our preventive measures rage unabated. One key point about putting out the fire after it has started, is that after the fire is out we are left with varying degrees of fire damage . We are not close to fully understanding the damage because the current focus is saving lives, and a "recovery" is considered a success. We know enough to know that there are varying degrees of longer term impacts from CV19 in some patients. We also know that treatment protocols do not succeed in every patient. The fire extinguisher does not put out every fire. A successful vaccine is the game changer but in the meantime, improving treatment protocols and the application of anti-virals can moderate the mortality rate.
  15. EYESAILOR

    First Effective Treatment Imminent

    That is a imprecise statement and depends on what you mean by infected and depends on the different mechanisms of different vaccines. No vaccine will prevent the virus molecules from entering your respiratory system but several of the candidates work by preventing/neutralizing the spike protein from attaching to the human cells. Whatever the mechanism, a successful vaccine will (1) Prevent the vaccinated subject from incurring the disease and (2) Prevent the virus from reproducing and shedding.