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19 Nov, 17 tweets, 12 min read
🧵A LETTER TO @dougducey and @GOP governors who fail to lead and listen to frontline healthcare providers!! You are KILLING US!!! You sit in your ivory tower, taunt the virus, ignore public health measures & attack the Affordable Care Act, while we die on the frontlines. 1/9
There are only 184 ICU beds and 931 inpatient beds (⚠️new record) left in Arizona! Even worse, we can't even use those beds because our healthcare workers are SICK and calling out. 53 ICU beds opened up yesterday, but tragically because 53 people DIED!!! 2/9 There are only 931 inpatient beds left in the state of Arizo
As the virus sweeps across hospitals infecting staff, even non-covid hospitalized patients are getting infected, similar to the nosocomial spread in assisted living facilities nationwide. 3/9
ktar.com/story/3704314/…
We are in this situation because @dougducey allowed Trump to spread his misinformation and COVID19 across Arizona during September & October with his maskless Trump rallies in Prescott, Phoenix, Tucson etc. 4/9
Across Arizona, the virus is overwhelming hospitals and several have run out of hi-flow nasal cannula machines, so now our only options are bipap or intubation for severe hypoxia. 5/9
Intubations! When we have ZERO ICU beds, patients have to be transferred via HELICOPTER to other facilities, but since we can't transport patients on non-invasive bipap, they have to be INTUBATED, which we've tried to avoid because of POOR OUTCOMES. 6/9 A picture of a woman on non-invasive BiPap. If the patient d
There are 4,123 new cases of COVID19 in Arizona! 79,000 hospitalized nationwide. Yesterday was the DEADLIEST day of the pandemic with 1,869 deaths & 164,000 new infections. This is unsustainable! 7/9
Local leaders in Yuma County, Arizona are stopping in-person learning @YUHSD to prevent community spread, but these important public health measures should be voiced by @dougducey, rather than PUNTED to local leaders to appease @realDonaldTrump. 8/9
h/t:@lilyalta @Supt_Hoffman
STOP KILLING US @dougducey & @GOP Governors. Enact REAL public health measures such as statewide mask mandates, ⬆️N95s, close bars, gyms, schools, indoor dining & limit gathering size. Healthcare workers are depleted & exhausted. We're sick and tired or being sick and tired! /end
Healthcare workers are under siege by COVID19, but still giving 110% everyday to save lives on the frontlines of this pandemic!!! STOP KILLING US @GOP Govs & DO YOUR JOB by enacting real public health measures!!! 1/4
AZ:@dougducey
FL: @GovRonDeSantis
GA:@GovKemp
IA:@IAGovernor
Healthcare workers are under siege by COVID19, but still giving 110% everyday to save lives on the frontlines of this pandemic!!! STOP KILLING US @GOP Govs & DO YOUR JOB by enacting real public health measures! 2/4
ID:@GovernorLittle
MI:@GovParsonMO
MS:@tatereeves
NE:@GovRicketts
Healthcare workers are under siege by COVID19, but still giving 110% everyday to save lives on the frontlines of this pandemic!!! STOP KILLING US @GOP Govs & DO YOUR JOB by enacting real public health measures! 3/4
ND:@DougBurgum
OH:@GovMikeDeWine
OK:@GovStitt
SC:@henrymcmaster
Healthcare workers are under siege by COVID19, but still giving 110% everyday to save lives on the frontlines of this pandemic!!! STOP KILLING US @GOP Govs & DO YOUR JOB by enacting real public health measures! end
SD:@govkristinoem
TN:@GovBillLee
TX:@GovAbbott
WY:@GovernorGordon
While @dougducey is silent, the Arizona Interscholastic Association steps up to protect Arizona

Arizona’s high school sports governing body will postpone winter athletics until at least January 5, 2021 with rising coronavirus cases in the community. ktar.com/story/3705634/…
Coronavirus cases in Arizona, mapped by county: Nov. 19
COVID19 is destroying rural communities across America who don't have the capacity to treat 100s of critically ill hypoxic patients. And WE are getting SICK treating patients. 900 @MayoClinic staff members are sick from COVID. The @GOP is killing us!!
Minnesota logs 72 COVID deaths Thursday, breaks day-old record "It pains me beyond belief," Gov. Walz said during a news briefing. twincities.com/2020/11/19/cor…

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Amber Vasquez was a nurse in Dallas Texas who died from COVID because @GovAbbott failed to enact public health measures. Her body was irreversibly damaged by the virus. Let's ensure her family gets death benefits for her sacrifice.
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🧵Today, I admitted 6 hypoxic patients with COVID and the waiting room was packed when I left my shift. Arizona had 3,206 new infections & 53 deaths. Nationwide, today was the DEADLIEST day of the pandemic with 1,869 deaths & 164,000 new infections 1/9
"Your loved one is really sick and has a high probability of dying," I said a few hours into my shift. Same outcome, different day, different family. Farmworker, grandmother, Native American, Latino, snowbirds.. they all blend together 2/9
Nurses, ER docs, Respiratory Techs, ICU docs, Janitors, Hospitalists etc.. were all pawns in an attack against public health by politicians scared to step inside a hospital, while the virus sickens us. We already have colleagues sick with COVID, so we scramble to cover shifts 3/9
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18 Nov
🧵I wish you could see what I see every day. Loved ones crying at the bedside of their family members struggling to breathe despite maximum oxygen. The look in their eyes when I tell them, there is a high probability their loved one might die despite being on a ventilator. 1/8
A 90 year old is not going to survive chest compressions resulting in sternum and rib fractures, if their heart stops beating. There is also a very low likelihood of elderly patients in their 80s getting off a ventilator if intubated for COVID. 2/8
I know holidays are near, but the pandemic is here. I'm not trying to be a downer, but please have these discussions with your elderly family members before the time comes in an emergency room. 3/8
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17 Nov
🧵Hypoxic patients everywhere! The second wave is HERE Arizona. For me, it will be my THIRD time working through a surge, including my time in NYC. I saw patients of all ages today with COVID. 1/5
Those who were not hypoxic with COVID were sent home to self-quarantine with a high chance of infecting their families. 2/5
I try to detach myself emotionally nowadays because previous poor outcomes weighed heavy on my heart. I realize WE are on OUR OWN, as other spread misinformation. I can assess a patient and know if they will likely die in the next days. We all can. 3/5
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16 Nov
What are you doing @SWAtlasHoover? Are you treating COVID patients? Colleagues dying? Family? NO, because you don't treat patients. You have ZERO credibility. You are a COWARD who does not care if 240,000 are dead. You should be stripped of your MD! @GovWhitmer is a REAL LEADER!!
Healthcare workers in Michigan can breathe a SIGH OF RELIEF knowing that @GovWhitmer has THEIR BACK by implementing restrictions to mitigate the pandemic -closing high schools, colleges, in-person dining, casinos, movie theaters etc.

WAITING FOR OTHER GOVERNORS TO FOLLOW SUIT!!
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15 Nov
One month ago, I tried to have a conversation with a Trump supporter here in Yuma, Arizona... "trying to be open minded." Who is this person with all these Trump signs on their property?

Never again!
Trumpee: what do you think of the coronavirus?
Me: I'm an ER doctor it's very serious

Trumpee: I think the pandemic is overblown
Me: do you know anyone who has COVID?
Trumpee: No
Me: 20,000 people died in 10 weeks in NYC. I had to call 2-3 loved ones per shift and deliver bad news. Just to let you know I'm kind of an expert in this

Trumpee: Fox says it's all old people (She was an elderly woman)
Me: There are many people under the age of 50.
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