Scotties Toy Box

April 7, 2020

Why American Health Care Makes No Sense

Filed under: Drugs, Economics, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 17:00

Response to Dylan’s comment because this is important life and death stuff.

Filed under: Criminal, Drugs, Education, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:12

First I will post Dylan’s comment and then my reply.  I will do his in italics.   Hugs

Hello Scottie,
I have an uncle who is a professor at UCI medical right here in California. They have over 40 patients right now with the CCP virus. His entire team is currently taking Hydroxycloroquine, and none of them have been infected by the contagion even though they are directly involved with it on a daily basis. Scottie, the mainstream media is being patently false when they claim that this drug is not effective in assisting the recovery of folks infected.
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Hello Dylan. I am going to be a bit blunt with you. That is not evidence nor proof, that is anecdotal. That is worthless. sorry. My uncle has a farm and he seen a flying saucer fly over and zap a cow, it pooped , so when a cow poops it is flying saucers zapping them.

That drug has no studies showing it works! The people pushing it on Fox, and in the tRump white house have no medical degrees nor science background. Navarro is an economist claiming to know as much as medical doctors and scientists. He doesn’t. The papers he put on the desk were sastics but they had no medical data.

Dylan, are wrong in accepting dogma over science. You are taking made up pseudoscience ( Pseudoscience consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method ) as facts. Not your fault really your being spoon fed it from people with no concern about your health.

As of right now there is no medical scientifically accepted study that shows any benefit to using Hydroxycloroquine to help in any way with Covid-19. There are claims that show it simply has no effect, and several well known claims that show it worsens the problems some patients with Covid-19 have.  These are based on individual doctors reportings and are not studies.   This is real information.

Plus because no studies have been done there is no way to know the proper dose. How much is enough, how much is too much. This is important because this drug has bad side effects. It can slow down and interfere with breathing, something a patient who has this virus really doesn’t need.

There seem to be two different spellings of the same drug. Hydroxycloroquine and hydroxychloroquine which seem to be the same drug.

Look at who is pushing this and why. People with money in the companies that make it, look up the news that one of the companies that makes this paid tRump’s lawyer / fixer Cohen a million dollars to arrange a meeting with tRump. They covered it by saying he was providing medical advice. Really? Fox news Laura Ingraham holds constant shows on the benefits of this drug against the covid-19 and has gotten a in person meeting with tRump. She is not a doctor. The two doctors she claims tell her it is a miracle never studied it in any controlled setting.

There is a reason it is called science. Because science is a method, a way of doing things. A way that not only provides positive results or shows that claims of results are wrong, but has a peer review system so other scientist in that field can try to prove it themselves or at least study the data and agree or disagree. In this case, this is important, no scientific study has been done and the only half scientific study shows no positive result. That is the facts.

So some more anecdotal evidence for you. My husband is working nightly with Covid-19 PTs as is his entire ICU. As is two other ICUs in his hospital, as is the entire floor they made available to only Covid-19 patients. Not one of the medical staff have said they are taking nor have they been prescribed hydroxychloroquine and only one so far in his hospital has been suspected of getting it and they think from the time frame he got it from his wife who is not a medical provider.  Sadly despite tRump claiming there are plenty of tests they do not have enough to test this medical provider.  So he simply self quarantines hoping they are wrong.  

Which leads me to the point that is also very important.  This is a prescribed drug again with no dosage available for this virus. What doctor is going to put their licence on the line to write a prescription for an unknown safe amount of a drug not shown or tested to work on this virus? It is stupid to believe that. It is not FDA approved for this covid-19. So if a doctor is trying to prescribe it for that , he just lost his licence, if he is claiming it is for a different diagnosis the person doesn’t have he again loses his licence. So please tell me Dylan which of those wonderful medical doctors including your uncle is has decided to lose his medical license?  I really want to know.   Thanks.  Hugs

 

We need to change our priorities

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:59

Mike Luckovich Comic Strip for April 07, 2020

April 6, 2020

Anyone reconsidering

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Education, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:46

 

Trump is a fraud.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:42

No, President Trump, hydroxychloroquine is not approved by the FDA for coronavirus and it has serious side effects

Filed under: Drugs, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 10:20

This drug has major side effects,” she explained, “including paranoia, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, suppression of your blood counts, so you became more susceptible to infections, it can cause severe cardiac arrhythmias that can even cause death. Now, these are not common side effects, but they’re common enough that they should not be taken just willy-nilly. It is not like water. It is not harmless.”

“I don’t want to be in a lab for a year and a half while people are dying,” Trump said. A small trial did find that it wasn’t effective in treating coronavirus.

She also refuted Trump’s claim that it would take so long to test. Given that funding has been allocated to the National Institutes of Health and trials are already underway, she said it would likely take “a month or two” to test and discover whether or not it works.

More at the link above.   Hugs

The truth about the numbers of masks and tests that Trump likes to quote at press conferences

Filed under: Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:17

While the numbers sound huge, they are but a fraction of the requests.

Former FBI agent and adviser to the Department of Homeland Security, Juliette Kayyem explained the number problem: “Numbers are not impressive unless compared to need. Polowczyk just said they are delivering 2.5 million masks to nation. NYC needs 50 million. Supply chain is just numbers to outside observer. Don’t be impressed just cause seems like a lot.”

White House correspondent for Newsweek Andrew Feinberg made a similar comment, saying that 1.6 million test kits aren’t the most effective in a country with 327.2 million people.

Out of your mind

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:09

Land of the free?

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:50

Joe Biden has lost independent voters in nearly every primary contest, including 13/16 of the first states

tRump tried to deny reality, reality won.

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:36

Whiny little bitch

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:33

Seventy days of ‘DELIBERATE’ interference in a US/Global National Emergency

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:25
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Sevdnty days of ‘DELIBERATE’ interference in a US/Global National Emergency.

‘Intentionally’ weakening supply chains.

‘Directly’ monkey-wrenching and undermining emergency management.

The headline should read: “Treason” and ‘negligent homicide’.

This is the result of catastrophic Republican ignorance, inaction, and denial

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:23
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Everyone needs to remember that it didn’t need to be this bad. Period.

This is the result of catastrophic Republican ignorance, inaction, and denial.

April 5, 2020

CDC Spox: Virus Death Toll Likely Higher Than Reports

Filed under: Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 20:19

Think the reported deaths are bad, the real numbers are worse.  Just like in every military action and disaster  many more die than are reported.  Hugs

CDC Spox: Virus Death Toll Likely Higher Than Reports

The Washington Post reports:

The fast-spreading novel coronavirus is almost certainly killing Americans who are not included in the nation’s growing death toll, according to public health experts and government officials involved in the tally.

The CDC counts only deaths in which the presence of the coronavirus is confirmed in a laboratory test. “We know that it is an underestimation,” agency spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said. A widespread lack of access to testing in the early weeks of the U.S. outbreak means people with respiratory illnesses died without being counted, epidemiologists say.

Even now, some people who die at home or in overburdened nursing homes are not being tested. Postmortem testing by medical examiners varies widely across the country, and some officials say testing the dead is a misuse of scarce resources that could be used on the living.

Read the full article. No paywall.

Because this issue so important and that so many of my viewers have issues with the Washington Post I am quoting the the entire article at the link above.  I do not like to do that as it is considered very rude in posting circles.   However I would suggest a glance over the comments as they are sometimes quite enlightening.   Be well and be very careful.   Hugs

Despite warnings, churchgoers explain why they’re still going to services

Filed under: Children, Health, News, Questions, Reason, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 12:19

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/04/04/ohio-church-service-covid-19-pandemic-tuchman-pkg-ac360-vpx.cnn

TX Woman Dies Of COVID After Posting Facebook Rant: “You Don’t Need Sanitizer, You Need Faith And Guns”

Filed under: Bigotry, Economics, Family, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 11:42

TX Woman Dies Of COVID After Posting Facebook Rant: “You Don’t Need Sanitizer, You Need Faith And Guns”

From a GoFundMe plea posted on Friday:

With deep sadness and Broken Hearts we share with you that Karen Kolb Sehlke, a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all that knew her, went to be with our Lord when she passed away unexpectedly Thursday April 2,2020. Karen became very sick and was admitted to the hospital near her home in Tomball Tx earlier this week. She fought hard until her body just could not fight anymore. Karen was a BRIGHT LIGHT, the LIFE of the party, an amazing friend, but above this a hands on, caring, loving mom and devoted wife.

Donations were suspended at $35,390.

More at the link above.    Hugs

Trump Blasted After Telling Public To Take Unproven Malaria Drug: “What Do You Have To Lose?” [VIDEO]

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Drugs, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 11:10

Trump Blasted After Telling Public To Take Unproven Malaria Drug: “What Do You Have To Lose?” [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports:

President Trump said on Saturday that the federal government was placing millions of doses of a malaria drug in the federal stockpile of emergency medical supplies to make it available for coronavirus patients, even though the drug has not been approved for Covid-19 treatment and his top coronavirus advisers have warned that more study is needed to determine its safety and efficacy.

Though advisers, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have cautioned many times that more data is needed on the drug, hydroxychloroquine, Mr. Trump, in a White House briefing, went so far as to urge patients to take it. “What do you have to lose? Take it,” the president said. “I really think they should take it. But it’s their choice. And it’s their doctor’s choice or the doctors in the hospital. But hydroxychloroquine. Try it, if you’d like.”

Forbes reports:

President Donald Trump sparked confusion Saturday by claiming a study suggested that people with the autoimmune disease lupus were not as affected by coronavirus—presumably because they commonly use the drug hydroxychloroquine—but then immediately backtracked, saying “maybe that’s correct, maybe it’s false, you’re going to have to check it out,” and his own medical advisor downplayed any connection.

Trump said Saturday that hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat lupus, “could be a game changer” in treating coronavirus, which so far has no known cure. Trump seemed to infer that people with lupus were not becoming infected with coronavirus because they were already taking hydroxychloroquine for lupus. In fact, according to The Lupus Foundation of America, people with lupus are more vulnerable to infections like coronavirus.

There are tweets and video at the link above.    Hugs

Sacramento Pentecostal Megachurch Linked To Over 70 Coronavirus Cases

Filed under: Greed, Health, News, Prayers, Questions, Reason, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 07:15

Sacramento Pentecostal Megachurch Linked To Over 70 Coronavirus Cases

Please head over for a read on pure stupidity.  They are holding services even while the some of the pastors and leaders are ill with the virus.   They are totally disregarding the idea of social distancing and gathering while a bunch of their fellow worshipers are ill with Covid-19 and a large number of the others exposed.   looking to magic for a safety when science already told them how to protect themselves.   Their magic seems not to be working out very well.   Hugs 

Gaslighting king

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:47

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