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      Passionate Progressive
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      Passing this on from Fairfax, Va. – primary source information

      My son is a nurse in the neurology wing of Fairfax Hospital in the suburbs of Virginia.  His normal charter is to deal with stroke patients.  Just got word that Covid-19 patients are being assigned to all wards of the hospital so that health care professionals in the hospital can care for these patients.  Due to the shortage of masks, protective gear, gowns, etc. they are only allowed to wear this gear when they are treat a covid patient……tbc….

      not that I’m the clairvoyant but I could have predicted this would happen…..thank you for listening and being here PP

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

    • #293055
      Awknid
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      That is close to us.  I’m told it’s top notch hospital system, but I feel your concern.

      • #293063
        Passionate Progressive
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        @awknid

        Concerned for all the reasons – lack of protective gear (as if this was new), and mixing the virus patients with the stroke patients….Thanks for reassuring me about the caliber of the hospital which does deal with a lot of (political/military) vips.

        The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      • #293974
        Haikugal
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        My experience with that hospital is absolute positivity…wonderful treatment with exceptional personnel…the nurses and doctors are top notch. My vascular surgeon saved my leg…

        I hope they all stay safe and I can understand your concern. *hugs*

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      jbnw
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      There is a term for hospital-based pneumonia differentiated from community acquired pneumonia.  I wonder if we will end up with a hospital-based coronavirus – I saw the story today of healthcare workers having to use Hefty bags because medical protective gear wasn’t available.

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