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  1. I’m privy to a town hall that our senior administrators have every single week with hospitals across the state, we tally our hospitals’ cases, discharged, deaths etc. every day, every week. I can tell you as of 4.23.2020 NYC had 14,427 deaths out of 134,874 cases. I’m so terribly sorry if the numbers aren’t so readily accessible to you.
  2. Roughly 1 out of every 600 NYC resident has died of COVID-19 (assuming 8.5m residents and 14k deaths). That could be infinitely worse. Further, Any number you quote, won’t count the indirect losses of life because of the lack of resources. Or do you think heart attacks, aortic dissections, strokes, ruptured intestines etc. just stopped happening? And before you ask for real numbers, every system is actively looking at it. But it’s bad. No matter what nonsense you quote, the flu has never, in my medical career, had the capacity to overwhelm a hospital system to the point of sacrificing care for others. Everybody wants to get back to normal, myself included. It acting like this is a hot take / fake news, makes you look ignorant and just as bad the jackals protesting.
  3. Can’t tell if that’s his choice of music, or his pops’. Either way, love it even more.
  4. Firefighters have been lining their trucks outside our employee entrance / exit and cheer / clap from 7pm on. Lost two patients (one simply because lack of resources, which I won't get into here) within an hour of leaving the hospital the other day and they were still there at 8pm. I was the only one walking out and yet they still clapped. One of the most touching things that I have ever experienced. Made me tear up a bit. Thanks for all of the support
  5. As I finish my shift in the ICU, yearning for something to take take my mind off of what's going on, I asked myself, what happens when the upcoming season doesn't happen? I just don't see how packing 50-100 thousand people in a confined place every weekend for a few months on the tails of a pandemic will be allowed. I don't want this to turn into a COVID thread, there are enough of those. I am just curious as to what the actual logistics are and if there is any precedent to a canceled season. Do they have a draft the following year? Do we keep the same draft order? Do they allow for longer off-season workout programs? etc. Anyway, hope everyone is staying healthy and sane out there.
  6. What you are saying is not only wrong, but dangerous. Please stop.
  7. I cannot multi-quote everything wrong in this thread, but I don't think the spread of misinformation is appropriate, especially when it has the potential to be harmful. *NYC is still very much an absolute disaster. Every single morning I receive an update regarding our bed capacity (hospitals are running at or near 100% capacity, which is unheard of), our ventilatory capacity (NY state was just approved to utilize two people per vent - which can be done, just requires relatively equal ideal body weight - which suffice to say, does not happen when things are clearing) ICU bed capacity (we are retrofitting every capable room to handle ICU-level care). *The "cure," as someone ridiculously mentioned, is an antimalarial drug (Chloroquine) and it's analogue Hydroxchlorquine. The long and short of it: they work via several mechanisms (disrupting cellular receptor ACE2) which in theory makes it particularly effective against SARS and COVID (they need this receptor to be virulent). They've shown in vitro data that it could be helpful. It failed to show anything in mice models. There's reports of it being favorable in Humans from China, but no published data as of yet. It remains as part of our current recommended treatment regimen, but as of yet, there's no data. We're optimistic, however, remember, the reports are that it helps remission of fever and possible decreased duration of mechanical ventilatory support. But certainly not a cure, which is harmful to suggest. *Every single estimate, even the most conservative, is that we aren't going to see a peak, in NYC, until another 2-3 weeks. We are at or near capacity it most NYC hospitals, that is the definition of lack of resources. There's talks of graduating military residents early to have them staff units up in NYC. That doesn't happen because things are clearing up. *Perhaps the most important takeaway: the death toll is not going to be just from coronavirus, but all the people who have died for lack of resources. e.g. the number of MIs (heart attacks) is down significantly, as are stroke, bowel perforation, appendicitis etc. do we really think people stopped having MIs because of the virus? No. People aren't coming in. There will be drastic consequences because of the lack of resources that don't pertain to just those in respiratory failure. TL:DR NYC is currently dealing with a disaster of epic proportions and it's only going to get worse in the next 2-3 weeks. Hopefully the rest of the country can learn and avoid what's happening here. Stay safe, be smart.
  8. So I am no longer operating, albeit for the emergency case once or twice a week. Now, even as a surgical resident I primarily work in a 22 bed unit that is only COVID+ patients. I can tell you, I am used to working 100+ hour weeks, 12 days on, 2 off for half a decade: I have never been more stressed out in my entire life. These patients are sick. They decompensate quickly. Have zero reserve. That video of the Italian ICU is calm, compared to the sh*tstorm that I have seen the last two weeks. Running out of mechanical ventilators is a real issue. Running out of proper protective equipment is a real issue. I’m too tired to say anything more than stay the f*ck home. Anyone downplaying this doesn’t understand that if we reach critical mass, which we will, without blunting the curve, tens of thousands will die simply because of lack of resources. And that’s not to count the thousands of patients who are being sent home with other non-COVID critical illnesses because everyone’s focus is on COVID. If you’re downplaying it, come spend half a day with us. (also just an aside, viruses when they mutate tend to become less virulent, not more. Not always, but that’s historically how things have gone. Plus, even if you’ve had it or the eventual vaccine, you’ll confer a level of immunity to the newer potentially more virulent one. It’s why the flu vaccine is so damned important). I’ll chime in more with updates and when I’m done passing out. Everyone please, stay Home, stay safe, be smart.
  9. "Good players should play here for less than market value. Average players should play for free. Bad players should pay us to play here."
  10. Literally. Never. 2017 Draft: JuJu Smith-Schuster Cooper Kupp Chris Godwin 2016 Draft: Michael Thomas Tyler Boyd Sterling Shepard
  11. Literally. Never. 2019 Draft: Deebo Sameul A.J Brown Mecole Hardman DK Metcalf Terry Mclaurin 2018 Draft: Courtland Sutton D.J Chark
  12. Frankly, I’m not sure how CTM can even show his internet-face around here after that sweet, sweet necro burn.
  13. So you admit that you are in fact interested in pictures of men without their shirts on. It appears that only a level of gradation is left to discuss. 👀
  14. Conflicted. Do not think safeties, generational talents excluded e.g. Ed Reed, are worth the investment that they see at the top. However, IF you are going to pay someone, guys who have work ethics to be great, like Jamal, are the ones I have less fear of paying. Only thing worse than paying a safety quarterback money, is paying a safety quarterback money who stops trying.
  15. People with a loose grasp on the English language, but who also think they graduated from Oxford.
  16. Hard to add to this list, but I’ll throw a childhood favorite, Home Alone II. Watched the sh*t out of that movie every holiday season growing up. Hell, still do.
  17. Solid punishment. Draft picks would hurt if they weren’t such a well-drafting team as of recent. But still, a small price to pay for a World Series ring. I bet most teams would give up a few mill and some picks for a ring.
  18. Rookie speedster at RB and the elite possession-burner at WR. The annual Joewilly off-season wish-list.
  19. Steve Marriott and it’s not even close, for me. My top seven (2-7 could change on any given day for me: 1. Steve Marriott 2. Rod Stewart (The Faces days. Could keep up with The Stones on any given night) 3. Greg Allman 4. Paul Rodgers (Free days) 5. Jagger 6. Freddie Mercury 7. Chris Robinson I didn’t include the ladies, but for me, it would be Janis >>>>>
  20. You want $10m? Catch balls that hit your hands. If it hits your hands, you catch it. "Not a great throw," when it hits your hands, is what HS and sh*tty college players say. Not someone who thinks he's the best receiver in the league.
  21. Critics don't seem to care for The Witcher much, but it's entertaining as hell. And frankly, I don't particularly care about the pleasure of the critics.
  22. Probably should let him out of the basement now. The internet knows.
  23. At least they would then be on par with 18 of our starting 22 comprised of 3rd stringers

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