Why a SARS-CoV-2 variant that's 50% more transmissible would in general be a much bigger problem than a variant that's 50% more deadly. A short thread... 1/
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the unknown exponential is what will happen to quality of care, as transmission rates go up. We can’t staff the beds now as it is. In MS we are moving patients around the state to find critical care space in EDs FFS. Continuation of this five star flying monkey shit show...

2:49 PM · Dec 28, 2020

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Thank you for your work. I can’t imagine what it’s like. As a therapist, I see the hidden costs to this pandemic and political incompetence. You’re facing life and death decisions every waking moment. Be well. ❤️
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I’m better I think...better than the enraged person from May-October. I spent most of November thinking about completely retiring, and once I decided against it I started to find some moments of calm
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Exactly - I read somewhere that in rural hospitals it is currently approaching 2%. But whatever it actually is, I no longer believe that the majority of people will want to know the truth.
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There's a reasonable chance (can't be calculated, unfortunately) that there will be a higher mortality rate simply because hospitals are overwhelmed. The death toll could be far higher than ~1,000.
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I think it’s far more than a chance...I think it’s a guarantee. The refrigerated trucks will tell the tale
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Nice turn of a phrase: Five star flying monkey shit show. I'm gonna start using that phrase, and figure out how to work "spangled" in.
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Oh well done! I stole that phrase some months ago - that plus my profile badge is my summary of the 2020 US Covid-19 experience...
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