I have a home health care service that sends nurses to my apartment three times weekly to treat my legs. I have nothing but good things to say about the care I receive. Thanks to their expert care I have few problems with a condition that has previously put me into the hospital.
I don't always see the same nurse due to their scheduling of patient care throughout the Twin City area, which is likely a logistical nightmare. This morning the nurse who just left my apartment was the one who manages the rest of the nurses. Because of my previous conversation with another nurse described in the last post, I asked her to tell me everything she knows about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Her reply..."Oh, it's just the flu."
She must have noticed the astonished look on my face because she then asked me what did I know about it.
So I told her.
When I finished, she remarked that the news broadcasts weren't reporting any of that. I replied that she must get her news from CNN.
I also told her that if the virus spreads much further here in the States, there would be a list of protocols that I would expect to be precisely followed upon each nurse's visit. She didn't look pleased, so I reminded her that at age 73, my lungs are wrecked and that I am on oxygen 24/7 and use a nebulizer 3 times daily, just to be able to breathe normally. A virus like this one for which there is no cure is apt to kill me off.
Folks, I am absolutely astounded that people working in the health care field are so completely oblivious to the known details of this virus. I am not saying it will reach epidemic proportions. But it could.
And one of the reasons it could is that people are not paying attention.
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