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L.A. Ambulances Told To Not Transport Patients With ‘Little Chance Of Survival’ And Conserve Use Of Oxygen

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If blue states are so much better and wiser than red states, why is it that no republican states have been leaving their sick to die without medical attention?

Nobody in the press seemed to notice when we called out New York for leaving heart attack victims for dead during last April’s Coronavirus lockdowns. Having A Heart Attack In NYC? You Could Be S.O.L. — Here’s Why

Now, a state with some of the strictest lockdown enforcement in the country is faced with a similar scenario.

Once paramedics arrive on the scene, the clock starts ticking.

With intensive care units at Southern California hospitals nearly full because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS) has directed ambulance crews not to transport patients with little chance of survival to hospitals, and to conserve the use of oxygen.

Los Angeles and Southern California are dealing with one of the country’s worst outbreaks of the novel coronavirus. ICU bed capacity plunged to 0% in Southern California last month, as more and more people were admitted to hospital seeking treatment for Covid-19.

…If there are no signs of breathing or a pulse, EMS will continue to perform resuscitation for at least 20 minutes, the EMS memo said. If the patient is stabilized after the period of resuscitation, the patient would then be transported to a hospital. If the patient is declared dead at the scene or if no pulse can be restored, paramedics will no longer transport the body to the hospital.

Oxygen shortage: A shortage of oxygen in Los Angeles and the nearby San Joaquin Valley, thanks to Covid-19, is putting immense pressure on the system and forcing paramedics to conserve the supply. –CNN’s Alexandra Meeks, f3nws [Emphasis added.]

If prevailing theories of stopping the spread were true, Red states like Florida and Texas — with their back-to-normalcy policies — should be way worse than Californaia. Right?

But we’ve not heard tell of this kind of ambulance or oxygen shortages there. Why?

If it’s as bad as they say, Cali might want to look at ways they can get ahead of the severity, including some of the comparatively safe and inexpensive medications that may show indications of keeping the illness from hitting critical mass in at least a good percentage of sick patients.

What do you have to lose — besides more patients’ lives?

You wouldn’t really be so cynical to be slow-walking the recovery to deny Trump a ‘win’ and set up Biden as the ‘hero’… would you?

That would be a pretty low bar for the concept of hero. They should recalibrate their definitions by reading about genuinely great people. Like these ones.

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