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posted ago by Yolobaggins

Thinking that making their job less stressful is more important than 30 million other people losing their jobs

At least you have jobs you fucks

I get it, you have a tough job, and we are thankful for that. You are doing great

That doesn't mean you get to cry every god damn second when someone else wants their lives back and then post Tik Tok dancing videos

WE DID OUR JOB. WE STAYED HOME TO HELP. NOW LET US HAVE OUR JOBS AND LIVES BACK

Thinking that making their job less stressful is more important than 30 million other people losing their jobs At least you have jobs you fucks I get it, you have a tough job, and we are thankful for that. You are doing great That doesn't mean you get to cry every god damn second when someone else wants their lives back and then post Tik Tok dancing videos WE DID OUR JOB. WE STAYED HOME TO HELP. NOW LET US HAVE OUR JOBS AND LIVES BACK
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Medtex1 116 points ago +116 / -0

As a Medic here, the tik tok vids are pathetic.

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BasedMedicalDoctor 87 points ago +87 / -0

As a doctor, I agree very much.

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_-Th0r-_ 39 points ago +39 / -0

As someone with a brain who watched Birx’s chart with the hospitalization rate comparing influenza-like illnesses with COVID-19...

A) The peak on WuFlu is declining B) The peak was just above seasonal flu C) Why are we still on lockdown hoping to not flood hospitals with something that didn’t significantly out-hospitalize the flu?

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HockeyMom4Trump 7 points ago +7 / -0

Because muh death rates! My neighbors aren’t disposable, as Governor of MN Tim Walz says.

Next up: Minnesota realizes cars call fatal accidents. All cars banned!

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_-Th0r-_ 5 points ago +5 / -0

The irony: they’re going to do infrastructure as a part of the economic recovery. But people die on roads...

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rockwellington 13 points ago +13 / -0

As a nurse practitioner, I just made a video on how I hate these videos

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Thedoctorisin 3 points ago +3 / -0

As an internal medicine resident with a wife and kids, I dont have enough free time to even know what these videos are

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JeremyB 28 points ago +28 / -0

As a nurse these whining jagoffs need to stop. All I see is dancing or blubbering and begging people to stay home. I can tell you a lot of the nurses are loving their 30 seconds in the sun because a lot of them are flaming lefties. You would think people with medical backgrounds would have more common sense about this virus but they dont.

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Merrick76 9 points ago +9 / -0

If I were a manager or lead at one of those hospitals, you could be damned sure I would stamp out that pompous behavior immediately. What a stupid message to send when there are other, more pressing matters to attend to. Where on earth is their sense of professionalism and discipline?

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MaxineWaters4Prez 7 points ago +7 / -0

As a nurse here, those aren't real nurses and doctors.

Thankful to have a job amidst the covidiot plannedemic which is on course to bring about the typical losses sustained by an annual flu. But we go to work, take extra precautions, and do our jobs.

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sustainable_saltmine 86 points ago +89 / -3

This. Sure it's tough watching people suffer and die. But this is the job you signed up for. You wanted to do this. No one made you. You invested time and money training to do this. All the things you encounter come with the job. You're not a "hero". You provide a valuable service, but no more valuable than that trucker making sure things get to market on time, or the shop owner that sells goods and services to make a profit to provide for his family, or the sanitation worker, software engineer or restaurant owner. All jobs are vital, all provide a paycheck to someone to support their families.
We played along with the "Slow the spread" despite it hurting us financially and violating our rights, it did its job - buying time for hospitals to get their ventilators, PPE and beds. Now that concept has lost its effectiveness. People need to get back to daily life, be exposed to their environments again and build up immunity. If we continue to cower in fear of the virus and confine ourselves in our homes, isolated from each other, all we are doing is delaying the inevitable. You cannot build up antibodies and immunity to something you were never exposed to - THAT'S REAL Science.
As far as the dancing videos, you may think they're a way for hospital workers to de-stress, blow off steam and lighten the mood but at this time when they are simultaneously posting whinging videos on Facebook and Instagram about their working conditions, "lack" of PPE and watching people suffer from this virus, it doesn't create good optics wasting that PPE to go out on the lawn and do a choreographed dance or a stupid TikTok video in the halls. Do it after this crap has ended as a celebration if you must, not while you're apparently still "dealing with the epidemic".

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VeryStableGenus 60 points ago +60 / -0

Public health worker here in the epicenter. I am no hero, going into places with infected people has always been a part of the job. Family member is an NP at one of NYC's largest hospitals, again, just doing the job as normal. The social media fools are mostly the same crowd that have been too terrified to really do their jobs, but this 'look at me dancing, I'm such a hero!' behavior is right up their alley.

I went along with the two week quarantine, seemed reasonable. As we've steamrolled the curve and the hospitals never hit capacity, we've been screaming for weeks now to reopen everything. Instead Governor Party Tits keeps getting more restrictive. This shit is starting to look like it will never end, all the good news is ignored. At least I am still getting paid, but I'm already expecting a furlough come summer time as the taxes that pay my salary have evaporated.

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Dialectic 29 points ago +29 / -0

Governor party tits lmfao. You're a legend.

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Trumper007 12 points ago +12 / -0

ROFLMAO Tooooooooooo funny

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Captnyestrday 11 points ago +11 / -0

Governor Party Tits!

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Weremoose 9 points ago +10 / -1

One of my friend's soy boy lefty brother actually thanked me for my service the other day because I work in IT and we're keeping the lights on for a lot of remote workers right now.

I was like, dude I make three times what you make and I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't. I'm not a hero. Neither is anyone else who is working for a paycheck. Doctors and nurses who go to shitholes are heroes. Cops in dangerous neighborhoods are heroes. Soldiers who have other options but choose to soldier anyway are heroes. Firefighters are heroes. (Any of these are invalidated if the person is doing it because they have a hero complex)

Doctors and nurses working their regular jobs aren't heroes. Neither are IT people or any other group you want to single out to absolve yourself of your uselessness by "thanking" them.

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Weremoose 0 points ago +1 / -1

Sorry for your feelings, but you're wrong

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Weremoose 0 points ago +1 / -1

Those deplorables. 🙄

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Hlodvigovich915 5 points ago +6 / -1

Do the "elective" procedures that have been cancelled include life-saving treatments such as cancer surgeries and heart stents? If true, then whoever forced you to do this should be tried for manslaughter.

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Weremoose 13 points ago +13 / -0

Truckers work longer hours, have greater consequences to their mistakes, make less money and have significantly lesser social power.

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_-Th0r-_ 10 points ago +10 / -0

An old cowboy once taught me to never pet a horse for doing its job.

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Thedoctorisin 4 points ago +4 / -0

First I don't know anything about these dancing videos. I'm too busy with my work and family for that kind of crap. I am a doctor and what you've said is offensive. I don't think you're trying to be but you don't understand. I'm a resident which means I'm done with med school and a "doctor" but am not board certified in a medical specialty yet. We all signed up for this gig for a lot of reasons, but I don't know anyone who signed up for pandemic managment. My opinion of all of this is a little different than the general opinion of this board (my politics are not), but I'm also a doctor and have real world first hand experience with the patients who have this diease. The public has many fundamental misunderstandings about doctors and medicine. As a resident I make about 50k per year but I'm more than 550k in debt. I'm not doing this for the money, but as you've indirectly pointed out, the money is necessary. If you had any idea what my job is like, you wouldn't have made the glib and dismissive statements you made in your post. I worked as a roofer durring the summers in college. I know a little about what blue collar work is like. I also know what it's like to be poor, living in my wife's salary of around 20k per year through med school. I've never been a truck driver and while I can imagine what their job is like I also know it's impossible for me to understand things like the loneliness of the road, the stress of deadlines, and so on without doing it. When you've had to look a young girls mom and dad in the eye and tell them their daughter, that you've been working on all night, is gonna die and you can't do anything to change it... Nothing can prepare you for that. And you never forget it. I see things on a daily basis that most people don't see in a lifetime. It's not why I went into this, but it is a consequence. When you're the one in the icu I work in dying, the work I do suddd ly becomes the most important job in the world. This is not me with a gob complex of thinking I'm done big shot... But residents especially are abused by the medicsl system (all physicians are) and we are tired of the general public thinking they understand our job and backyard quarterback ING what we do because you've got Google and WebMD. The reason why some of us are scared is not illegitimate. If you catch this bug at Walmart and are young and healthy, you'll probably have a mild illness. Most of the reason for this is that the "dose" or viral load you were exposed to was low. However, when I'm in a busy er or icu intubating people (3 people were intubated on my first hour last night), the viral load I and my colleagues are exposed to is astronomical. That is why at least 3 medicine residents (1 in Michigan, 2 in ny) in their 20s and 30s apparently healthy have died (and were confirmed positive BTW) . That is very very unusual. I don't know that I've heard of that happening before. The hospitals were very large centers and do not want this info being reported, which is why it mostly hasn't been on the news. Go to the student doctors forum or residency reddit if you want more info. We have a very dangerous job right now and it is compounded by longstanding systems problems in big health and politics (mostly lack of ppe but the total list is very long). I was and am still an advocate for heard immunity (everyone gets it, virus can't spread when everyone's had it) with potential recommendations for the dock and elderly to hunker down for a while. We need to open back up and get back to work. Outside of giant cities like NYC and Detroit, the risk of running out of Healthcare resources has been low. The tenor of this entire post is irritating and offensive to me. I don't pretend to know and subsequently judge and compare other occupations. Doctors are subjected to do much bull crap from hospitals, government, insurance, regulations.... It becomes demoralizing. When I see that kind of crap brewing among the public, it's too much. If a terrorist took out my states power grid, I would hope I would think better of the engineers and techs working overtime to fix it than what was conveyed here in your post about doctors

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HockeyMom4Trump 3 points ago +3 / -0

Amen! Well said. Perfect.

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Keiichi81 9 points ago +9 / -0

Remember prior to 1955 when no one worked and everyone stayed inside all day because there wasn't a vaccine for polio?

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45fan 10 points ago +10 / -0

Ah crap! Does this mean my parents never met and I was never born?

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_-Th0r-_ 6 points ago +6 / -0

Literally in some states it is just tracking the average daily deaths from auto accidents.

If I have to hear Fox News praise how proud they are that Americans are so brave to come together and sacrifice to protect the most vulnerable ...

How about honoring our fallen veterans who died to secure and defend our rights that are being trampled?

This is stupid. Educate me about the risks, and let me make my decision. You make yours. If you want to isolate for 2 months and lose your job because of it, that is your decision.

I’m so done with this suspension of freedom. Sooo 1776 levels of dissatisfaction.

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bill_the_butcher 28 points ago +41 / -13

i dont take advise from or care what nurses who were too stupid to become doctors say. They are mostly dem single mom attention whores.

Go get me a jello cup sweetie

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BasedMedicalDoctor 25 points ago +29 / -4

Lol come on now. Not everyone wants to be a doctor. To be honest if I could do it again I’d either be a PA or NP. I wouldn’t be an MD again. The smart ones are the ones that stopped at physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Less debt, more freedom, less responsibility, more Pt interaction and personalization on average.

Also, many nurses in my experience, even in liberal northern Virginia, were Trump supporters.

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Fullidat1 1 point ago +1 / -0

You have to admit: the tik tok dancing nurses subselect for liberals though right? Most of the NP and nurse managers I know are conservative, however as a population I got my bet on 70% of nurses are at least left-leaning.

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BasedMedicalDoctor 1 point ago +1 / -0

No way.

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LovingAmerica 14 points ago +16 / -2

SAVAGE!

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The_Peter 10 points ago +11 / -1

I've noticed nurses (especially younger nurses) are predisposed to having an insufferably large ego. It's not so much that they were too stupid to become doctors as they just can't seem to stand it that they're not placed on the same level as actual doctors. The conversations I've had with them, they constantly deride everybody patients and doctors, as being stupid or incompetent.

It's like there's a big nursing sorority where they all tell each other how great they are. That's probably why all these dancing tik toks are happening, because "who wouldn't think we're the greatest people ever?"

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671-EVIL 12 points ago +12 / -0

As a doctor, I can confirm. Many see doctors as their competition, esp. younger ones. Many nurses think they are the boss and hate the idea that they have to take orders from doctors. It's like walking on egg shells around them.

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Thenorthelevator 6 points ago +6 / -0

This. I can't count how many nurses I see belittle MD residents (hospital Rph here) and think they know better

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bill_the_butcher 6 points ago +8 / -2

they are ultra-karen know it alls usually

I know Tons of them

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Pickinpox 6 points ago +6 / -0

Imported from 3rd world countries with shit degrees to keep overhead low. Also limit communication between patient provider from my experience in Seattle hospitals.

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Rodrigo 1 point ago +1 / -0

We should be exporting nurses and doctors, not importing them! And importing medical personnel, we "Brain Drain" poor nation who need medical professionals.

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myswedishfriend 3 points ago +7 / -4

That's quite ignorant of what it takes to become a nurse.

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Lion-Ted 1 point ago +2 / -1

The majority of them, you want us to shut up? Tell them to fuck off

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JeremyB 1 point ago +2 / -1

I dont know how many times Ive heard "youre too smart to be a nurse"...i just dont have the motivation to go through 8+ more years of school. Nursing is a well paying job(very stressful) but thats just how it is.

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JeremiahKassin 22 points ago +22 / -0

It was never about disease.

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Work2gethrBiglyOrDie 10 points ago +10 / -0

And the ">let us< have our jobs back" language needs changing.

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Hlodvigovich915 1 point ago +1 / -0

There should be some major, major lawsuits. If we rely on their mercy to let us work, there's undoubtedly going to be some flareup in a nursing home somewhere and they'll scream "muh second wave" and close everything back down.

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Lion-Ted 2 points ago +15 / -13

They’re also fucking useless, before us all having a roving library of Alexandra in our pocket they had a purpose. But now they’re just licensed drug dealers, anyone with half a brain can google their symptoms and have just as good of an idea as they do what’s wrong with you. Beyond that, THEY ACTUALLY TYPE IN ALL YOUR SYMPTOMS AND LOOK IT UP ON THEIR DOCTOR GOOGLE.

Then these motherfuckers have the gall to act like they actually know anything.

Surgeons/specialist doctors are the only people that deserve respect.

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DrAugustBalls 6 points ago +6 / -0

That’s a bit harsh, but there’s definitely a kernel of truth.

A family member of mine went through a very serious health problem a few years back. She had to check and double-check EVERYTHING the doctors and nurses wanted to do and even had to point out to them some potentially life threatening issues with mixing drugs that they were recommending. Even when you’re dealing with specialists, you have to take an active role in your own care.

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Lion-Ted 3 points ago +5 / -2

I know a girl who had the most debilitating skin condition I’ve ever seen because doctors kept giving her steroid creams and it eventually came to a head and she had a rash so bad it would scab up everywhere on her body, the only way she figured out about it was online communities because doctors don’t want to admit it was them because no one has successfully sued over it yet!!

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myswedishfriend 2 points ago +3 / -1

If you listen to the conversations surrounding Coronavirus, it becomes very obvious that most people don't even understand the basics, like the difference between a virus and bacteria, or how a virus is transmitted. Only people who don't know enough to know how much they don't know think Google can replace a doctor.

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Lion-Ted 2 points ago +4 / -2

If we aren’t being extorted why don’t we have access to the system kaiser uses when I go into the doctor?

They don’t even know what’s wrong with me, they ask me preset questions, type it in, and get a recommendation.

If you can read, then yes doctors are useless crooks extorting normal people because they wasted 8 years of their life for shit I can google.

How do you sleep at night charging people $4-500 for you to tell them they have a flu they know they have to buy drugs they knew they needed when these same drugs are available OTC in 99% of countries?

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bill_the_butcher 0 points ago +2 / -2

Nurse karen knows best

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Lion-Ted 1 point ago +3 / -2 (edited)

Thank you for proving my point lol, I made an exception for specialists and surgeons.

You can’t even read.

Most doctors are pediatricians/physicians who are useless drug dealers who should be purged as well as the medical licensing system!

If I want budget medical care I should have the right to not be extorted!

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Lion-Ted 1 point ago +3 / -2

You are actively encouraging building walls around knowledge for personal profit, you are satans bitch.

You are slowing the progress of society at an exponential rate.

Please go die, you useless raggot

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Lion-Ted -1 points ago +1 / -2

Furthermore, why the fuck don’t we have access to doctor google?

When I go to the goddamn doctor they extort me then just type my symptoms into some system that spits out its guess, why can’t i use that system?

OH YEAH BECAUSE YOUR EVIL FAGGOTS EXTORTING US

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Lion-Ted 2 points ago +3 / -1 (edited)

Why are uneducated people in 3rd world countries allowed unfettered access to medicines we have to be extorted by self righteous pieces of shit like you to access?

Acknowledging my previous question, how are you NOT a mobster-thug for big pharma?

And you know exactly what I mean by doctor google.

And clearly I have issues with this corrupt system, that doesn’t make me crazy you self righteous faggot.

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Pickinpox 3 points ago +3 / -0

Beep bop beep bop.

Ahh after a consultation with gagme, yes you are correct sir you have an ulcer.

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Lavoier2410 18 points ago +19 / -1

Most doctors are liberals. My doctor sister-in -law, Trump hater, now thinks she is a saint. On facebook proclaiming it daily.

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Lion-Ted 5 points ago +11 / -6

Unless she is a specialist/surgeon remind her that google can tell you what’s wrong with you without causing financial hardship to get access to drugs and she is essentially a mobster for anti-biotics and big pharma.

“IF YOUS WANTS THE DRUGS YOUS GOTTA GET EM FROM ME OTHER WISE YOUS GOS TO JAIL”

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myswedishfriend 3 points ago +5 / -2

Right. All information on the Internet is true. Definitely Google is a better doctor than someone who has had years of training. Idiot.

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Lion-Ted 0 points ago +2 / -2

And how the fuck is it strange I consider people who put in more work than your dumbass more important?

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Lion-Ted 0 points ago +2 / -2

Sorry you don’t need training to tell me I have a flu that I know I have then extort me for $400 to go buy medicine I knew I needed.

Useless salty bitch, should’ve actually been something useful like a specialist or a surgeon, pediatricians are dumb cunts.

It’s literally pedestrian, it’s in the name.

The name of your job is calling itself simple, but I wouldn’t expect you to have any command of the English language.

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myswedishfriend 0 points ago +2 / -2

You don't know when you have the flu. There are dozens of viruses that circulate every year besides "the flu."

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Lion-Ted 3 points ago +5 / -2

Fuck off, this is the first time in your shitty useless career someone has questioned your authority, I will repeat

WHY DO UNEDUCATED FUCKS IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRY HAVE OTC ACCESS TO MEDICINES WE HAVE TO BE EXTORTED BY SELF RIGHTEOUS PIECES OF SHIT LIKE YOU TO ACCESS, AND WHY ARE THOSE PEOPLE NOT DROPPING DEAD LIKE FLIES?

BECAUSE YOURE FUCKING USELESS.

FURTHERMORE, DOCTORS ARE THE 3rd LEADING CAUSE OF DESTH IN THE US, SO YOU CLEARLY ARENT DOING A GOOD JOB.

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BigMikesDing-a-ling 1 point ago +3 / -2

I created an account just to say how much I agree with this. Doctors are the most self important useless assholes on the planet. Always thinking they are the smartest in the room and usually are among the most stupid and programmed.

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bill_the_butcher -1 points ago +1 / -2

You are an awesome American

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myswedishfriend -1 points ago +1 / -2

I'm not in the medical field, jackass. If you were given direct access to medicine, you'd be dead within a week because it's clear you know less than nothing.

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Lion-Ted 1 point ago +3 / -2

Why do 3rd world countries have more medical rights than America?

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Lion-Ted 0 points ago +2 / -2

Way to ignore all my points, your clearly a shill, fuck off

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bill_the_butcher -2 points ago +1 / -3

Is that why you have been defending nurses all day then deleting your comments when they get downvoted karen?

I still have yet to receive my jello cup

CHERRY

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bill_the_butcher -1 points ago +2 / -3

Nurse karen : reapekt muh authoritah, i will get that jello now and put in your dick tube

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ouvrez_les_yeux 4 points ago +4 / -0

My postal worker niece thinks SHE'S a saint too.

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xiao_maga_part2 13 points ago +13 / -0

Doctors gladly took kickbacks from Big Pharma to push painkillers to patients that had no business to take them. They can get fucked.

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ouvrez_les_yeux 2 points ago +2 / -0

Just like about 20 years ago, doctors were overprescribing antibiotics to appease their Karen patients and then antibiotic resistant bacteria became a huge problem.

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Mostprobably 13 points ago +14 / -1

they have this sense of self-entitlement and holier than thou attitude, and their egos are being stroked by all the praising that's going on.

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TrudopesEyebrow 11 points ago +11 / -0

30 MILLION lost their livelihoods based on the bullshit of the Bill Gates model.

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dakin116 10 points ago +10 / -0

Same, and NO...they should not get their student loans forgiven for doing their job and getting paid for it. Sick of seeing this

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msean3231 9 points ago +9 / -0

The media is going to use them as a bludgeon, only a matter of time before the MSM brings out crying victim’s families to make you feel guilty about wanting to go on with your life and your future.

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Hlodvigovich915 3 points ago +3 / -0

Of course, just like they use "gun violence" victims.

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SakaSouffle 9 points ago +9 / -0

Another agreeing physician here 👋

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YaBoiJacob 8 points ago +9 / -1

They signed up for it, stop acting like you were drafted

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Keiichi81 7 points ago +7 / -0

"15 days to slow the spread."

Remember that? This was supposed to be everyone staying home if possible and not taking any risks so that hospitals wouldn't get overwhelmed.

Well, hospitals aren't overwhelmed, and those 15 days came and went half a month ago. No one said "2 months to slow the spread" and certainly not "two months or more to stop all infections," and no one would've agreed to shut down their businesses and go into lockdown for that length of time if they had been told up front.

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MaxineWaters4Prez 1 point ago +1 / -0

Actually, the 17th of March was the first day of "15 days". We're beyond a month.

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bh506407 7 points ago +7 / -0 (edited)

I’ve been working throughout this entire China virus saga from the start. No I’m not a healthcare worker, either.

My life hasn’t changed in the slightest since all this shit started. Our management gave us a paper to show if we ever got any shit for driving around to and from work. Haven’t been stopped or asked for them once.

The only thing that’s really changed is that I can’t go shopping anywhere unless they sell food or other essential items. Not even sure, at this point, if that even changes anything. Most of these retailers are all adjacent to one another. All the people crowding into Walmart’s that sit next to a bunch of other stores that have been closed down...whats the damn difference?

I think it’s time to start opening the country back up. People can take precautions, wash your hands, wear the masks if you want. Just use common sense when you know illness is prevalent.

Edit: also, come to think of it. Not once did it ever go through my mind that my job was ever more important than anyone else’s. Never in a million years thought to make some lame dancing video cause we needed to change the mood during “these unprecedented times” as it keeps getting called.

I just considered myself lucky that I had a job that I could keep working, knowing a lot of other people lost theirs.

There’s no glory, no fame, no thanks needed. I want everyone to be able to go to work and support their families.

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joebud 6 points ago +6 / -0

The doctors and nurses aren't the ones telling you to be thankful, thats the lefties.

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The_Peter 6 points ago +6 / -0

Correct me if I'm wrong but, TRUCKERS are able to do their jobs without shaking their butts on tik tok...

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DeadOverRed 5 points ago +6 / -1

edit for wrong article - but yeah, agreed. This is propaganda.

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Hlodvigovich915 5 points ago +5 / -0

I used to be a healthcare worker and I know the kind. These people hate you with passion and would put you in solitary confinement indefinitely. They have a new term for anyone who likes freedom: covidiot. One of them showed a video of people walking in a park, keeping distance, and captioned it "we're all doomed". Another common sentiment is that being forced to stay home is "minor inconvenience".

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DickTick 4 points ago +12 / -8

The tik tok vids are disgusting.....

but I think you would be whistling quite a different tune if you went and spent a shift in one of the hospitals that's really battling this thing with everything they've got...

The United States of America is a ridiculously large country thats probably more like at least five or six different countries in one... Of course a country this large with over 350 million people is going to have large variances in population density and viral load density....

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BasedMedicalDoctor 13 points ago +15 / -2

Read my post history. I personally am dealing with an outbreak now. 50+ confirmed Pt’s and staff. 4 deaths. What I’ve learned is to younger people this is less dangerous than the flu. For those 65 and older it is much more dangerous than the flu. But I’ve also learned as of this morning that hydroxychloroquine and zinc is showing extreme results. No more deaths this weekend since we started utilizing it last week on geriatric comorbid Pt’s.

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Mattrix 4 points ago +5 / -1

I have read your post history. Have been watching you comments on and off for about a month as you seemed to a have a very similar view to my own at first. I am curious if you have read your own comments from about a month back. You were completely frantic at several points -- so frantic that you started tossing out insults about people who disagreed with you. I cant say that I wasn't also stressed and concerned at the time. But... I am curious what it was that made you change your tone now -- calm, less frantic, reasonable, etc.

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BasedMedicalDoctor 7 points ago +9 / -2

Like many in the medical field, I trusted the information I was getting from other doctors and organizations. However, I started to question them after a while even when my colleagues didn’t. And I just never went back to walking the line again. I trusted my judgment over theirs. I ended up right. Some of my colleagues are still living in fantasy land.

Tho make no mistake it is very dangerous for older people. Just not most people.

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Mattrix 1 point ago +1 / -0

Interesting. I have asked that of a few people IRL as well and the answer is mostly the same. I am curious about stuff like that as I ask myself internally the same questions. I also found that fear is a poor motivator because as soon as the fear is gone, so is the motivation. Easy to exercise more, eat healthier, improve myself when I was afraid. Sticking to those routines as I become less afraid has been challenging.

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NormaJeanRocks 1 point ago +1 / -0

So is it your call to give patients hydroxychloroquine or is this starting to be the protocol for it? I thought they have been giving this to people for weeks now, but you say just this morning you are learning about results?

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BasedMedicalDoctor 1 point ago +2 / -1

It was not my call as I’m a psychiatrist. It was the general practitioner’s call.

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bill_the_butcher 0 points ago +1 / -1

Are psychiatrists considered "medical" doctors?

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BasedMedicalDoctor 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yes. We go to medical school and do our residency in psychiatry. Though I’ve done one in emergency medicine too.

You’re thinking of a psychologist. That’s just grad school.

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Pickinpox 1 point ago +1 / -0

With or without the poor little boys they rescued from Toweliban?

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Kekbewithus 4 points ago +4 / -0

NYC COVID data:

Hospitalizations on March 15th — 187

Hospitalizations on April 1st — 1441

Hospitalizations on April 17th — 29

Congratulations the curve is already over, crisis averted, lives saved, hospitals never even close to full capacity. Now get back to work and open America!

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671-EVIL 3 points ago +3 / -0

I am a doctor and I am sick of them as well which is one reason why I decided to change my profession a couple of years ago.

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rattle_snake_master 3 points ago +3 / -0

The medical field seems to attract people with histrionic personality disorder. Not all of them, but the most prevalent ones are flooding social media. I can't stand them

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redstampede 3 points ago +3 / -0

Especially since we have a strong treatment now. HCQ to all new cases right away. Problem solved.

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IAbsolutelyDare 3 points ago +3 / -0

Also their jobs in "peacetime" as it were are vastly overpaid because of various barriers to entry - e.g. certificate of need laws etc. - and those same barriers to entry are the reason we have limited healthcare capacity in the first place.

So do rent-seeking by suppressing capacity for decades, live high on the inflated wages, then complain of being over-worked when they're actually needed.

Nope, not impressed.

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RenaissanceOfHope 3 points ago +3 / -0

I stayed home and did my part. I have HAD IT!

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DemigoD 3 points ago +3 / -0

as a doctor those tiktok videos are prettttttty cringe

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Kekception 2 points ago +2 / -0

Here here. I’m a nurse and I fully agree. No one I work with is acting smug like this. We do our jobs and go home. The media giving a voice to these fake nurses and doctors. If you cared about your patients and your profession you would focus more about your job not tik tok videos.

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mercynurse 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hold your fire

Plenty of medical people are furloughed right now, too

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/49-hospitals-furloughing-workers-in-response-to-covid-19.html

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DirtyBastard13 2 points ago +2 / -0

I really hate that one pic with clapping and the pissed off looking nurse with a bunch of scissors in thier back that's all over facebook in response to protests. Haven't seen a single doctor or nurse on farcebook thats standing for freedom. I thought there were pedes in healthcare.

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MaxineWaters4Prez 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's a pit of vipers for conservatives working in a hospital. For being the ones with an educational background and experience in the topic, there are a TON of idiots.

Some of it you can chalk up to fear, particularly from the terrorist MSM and democrats making it sound like everyone is going to die.

But I've seen the most well educated and bright around me completely succomb to the fake news. Bear in mind some of these are the same never Trumpers who sneer at every thing he's done for all of us. But the propaganda is real, and it's working.

I drop red pills but the pushback on this topic has been utter disgust and aghast disbelief that I'd dare question the great Dr. FauXi whom they'd never heard of two months ago.

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TXNFOURDJT 3 points ago +3 / -0

I have been talking to fellow nurses at work for the past 3 and a half years. Political ideologies are reflective of the population

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PatrickFeelsGreatMan 1 point ago +1 / -0

I hate anyone thinking they are a "hero"

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Crash_the_Dash 0 points ago +2 / -2

Nurses, teachers, and cops are the top 3 most self congratulating professions. All this friggin hero workship because you're doing your job. The one you freely agreed to do.