2020 Apr 30, 6:07pm
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I'll be there, Patrick. I'm protesting because my friend is on a two-week waitlist for kidney stone surgery due to Newsom's orders to just let hospitals treat only coronavirus patients.
Newsom's orders to just let hospitals treat only coronavirus patients.
Doctors at three Bay Area hospitals described an "eerie" quiet..."We expected right now to be some version of what was happening in New York, and instead what we've been left with is a hospital that's about half-empty," Dr. Jahan Fahimi, the medical director of the ER at the University of California San Francisco, told Business Insider. ...San Francisco has reported just 1,400 coronavirus cases (though the actual number is probably higher because of early limits in testing capacity). Emergency rooms have plenty of beds and ventilators. Doctors are taking time off, or flying to New York to help there.The flood of cases they feared never came."When you're walking through the halls of the hospital, it feels a little bit eerie at times," Dr. Sam Shen, a physician in Stanford's emergency department...Stanford had not tapped into its backup store of supplies. Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has even seen a small drop in COVID-19 patients, with 20 or so in the hospital at any given time. ...The ER is unusually empty, he added, so they sent 12 physicians and eight nurses to New York City.
Michigan House doesn’t extend virus emergency order amid protestsApr 30, 2020 5:08 PM EDTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan House refused Thursday to extend the state’s coronavirus emergency declaration and voted to authorize a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s authority and actions to combat the pandemic.The step came as hundreds of conservative activists, including some who were openly carrying guns, returned to the Capitol to denounce her stay-at-home order. ...Some angry protesters — many without face coverings — entered the Capitol and demanded to be let onto the House floor, which is not allowed. The gallery was closed to the public to allow room for representatives and reporters to spread apart. Several demonstrators in the Senate gallery were openly carrying guns, which is legal in the Statehouse. One state senator said the armed men shouted at her, and several senators wore bulletproof vests for protection.
they will have to pay for the medical cost of those they infect.
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