Message from Dr. Norbert Goldfield (Ask Nurses and Doctors):
Dear Colleagues and Friends:
From the editorial board of the Washington Post: Trump is spreading false hope for a virus cure — and that’s not the only damage.
A man thought aquarium cleaner with the same name as the drug chloroquine (Plaquenil) would prevent coronavirus. It killed him.
To add insult to injury, and not surprisingly, the Trump team failed to follow NSC’s pandemic playbook.
And there are innumerable vacancies in addition to incompetent leadership in the executive branch.
A symptom of the above challenges: The daughter of one of my hospitalized Covid patients just called me and told me that many at her mother’s housing complex are coming down with the same symptoms. There is no case tracking here like in S. Korea – so there is nothing to be done.
My efforts to move Republican governors to early on support ‘shelter in place‘ didn’t work. As expected Florida and Texas are rapidly emerging as new potential epicenters.
I continue to organize in swing states and continue to organize roundtables for incumbent members of Congress. All suggestions welcome.
It seems like eons ago when I sent out the following advice: #StaytheFuckHome. Please stay healthy.
Let’s end with some good news. My retired physician colleague who was on a respirator for Covid has just been extubated!