COVID Is Not Behind Us — It’s Still Sending Children to the Emergency Room

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    • #490477
      eridani
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      https://truthout.org/articles/covid-is-not-behind-us-its-still-sending-children-to-the-emergency-room/

      All over, you say? Someone forgot to tell that to the preschool-aged son of my dear friend and colleague, a 4-year-old who presented with a viciously spiked fever over the weekend. As with nearly 4 million children in the U.S., my colleague’s child is susceptible to seizures if his temperature rises too high. When the seizure set in this time, he became unresponsive and had to be rushed to the emergency room, which fortunately had room for him. As the medical staff worked to reduce his fever, the diagnosis arrived: COVID-19.

      But COVID is over, right? And kids are supposed to be safe from it, right? They always just get a runny nose! Right? You really can’t peddle the “all this is behind us” bullshit to my colleague with her son in the emergency room this weekend, or to my other coworker whose toddler contracted the virus in February and who had to sit up all night listening as their child labored to breathe.

      COVID is not behind us. It is right in front of us and all around us, and the most vulnerable among us are paying the freight for our comprehensive, repetitive national failure to act when proper action could have stalled this seemingly eternal calamity.

      The sick and the dying are the price we pay because we seem to enjoy the goddamned arguments more than we can tolerate the solutions. Vaccines became the fodder for profiteers who convinced too many people the medicine had microchips in it. Masks, which are little more than simple Band-Aid-level technology, were shunned across swaths of the country until the dead stacked a million bodies high… and even higher than that, if researchers at the City University of New York School of Public Health have it right: The United States is now in its fourth-biggest Covid surge, according to official case counts – but experts believe the actual current rate is much higher. America is averaging about 94,000 new cases every day, and hospitalizations have been ticking upward since April, though they remain much lower than previous peaks.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #490521
      Dunatus
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      And uses virtue signalling to protect the establishment for their profound failures.

      • #490773
        eridani
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        Right

        Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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          Dunatus
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          …for my comment that Pitt is using anecdote to deflect from a systemic failure in the face of this pandemic. Transferring the responsibility for these children’s and others suffering away from those who actually have power to make needed change is completely disengenuous.

          • #490968
            eridani
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            Lot’s of people die for many other reasons owing to profit uber alles.

            Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #490991
      Ohio Barbarian
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      It is never going away. It now manifests as a common cold in over 99% of cases, if there are any symptoms at all. I suspect this article is in line with pushing for vaccines for children, which are problematic at best and I think most unwise. Maybe because I actually care about children more than I do Big Pharma profits.

      There will always be a small minority of people who are severely affected by certain things. Notice Truthout didn’t mention the fact that the US has a failed health care system and a growing homeless population at the same time, which cause far more suffering and death than Covid ever will again.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

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