“Some doctors said their office scales could not accommodate wheelchairs, so they had told patients to go to a supermarket, a grain elevator, a cattle processing plant or a zoo to be weighed, or they would tell a new patient the practice was closed.” Image
Some used the limitations of 15-minute time slots as an excuse.

SO ADVOCATE FOR YOUR PATIENTS. I routinely requested complicated patients get an extended slot when I did primary care. Physicians can band together and call the shots. Image
Interpreter costs are a reasonable financial concern, which should be addressed at a federal level.

But being a “disruption to clinic flow”? That is #Ableism Image
The docs needed anonymity to discuss their feelings because they “don’t want to come across as horrible people.”

Newsflash: if you need to hide behind anonymity because you know what you are thinking is horrible, it’s time to face up to the fact that you *are* a horrible person. Image
They way out of being a horrible person is to nurture some empathy.

One of the problems is that the medical profession is based on an abusive training model, and now docs are cogs in a medical industrial complex that pays lip service to higher ideals but does not practice them.

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Oct 17
Ebola’s mode of transmission has a lot more in common with the modes of transmission of diarrheal viruses and hepatitis B than it does with Covid. The vast majority of people are infected by taking care of sick people or by touching dead bodies during funerals.
While airborne transmission may potentially occur in close contact with sick people, this is relatively uncommon (though given the consequences, it is prudent for all health care workers taking care of Ebola patients to use respiratory PPE—along with head-to-toe coverings).
Ebola is not a disease that you are going to catch by simply walking by someone who has been infected.
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Sep 22
Extrapolated from the VA study, and estimated 6.6 million Americans got brain injuries from Covid.

What happens with multiple infections? Will we even have an uninfected control group to study? reuters.com/business/healt…
“Memory impairments, commonly referred to as brain fog, were the most common symptom. Compared with the control groups, people infected with COVID had a 77% higher risk of developing memory problems.”
“People infected with the virus also were 50% more likely to have an ischemic stroke, which is caused by blood clots, compared with the never infected group.”
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Aug 15
🧵I have been accused of “spreading misinformation” because I have expressed concern about monkeypox entering the urban rat population

People making this accusation are absolutely certain that urban rats (Rattus norvegicus, or Norway rats) are not susceptible to monkeypox. 1/19
Huh? Seem that the CDC is not so sure.

Why is that? Let’s take a critical look at the published data on monkeypox and Norway rats (the ones that live in sewers). 2/19
White laboratory rats are a strain of wild Norway rats that have been domesticated for use in medical experimentation. 3/19
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Aug 9
This thread is for y’all who are still losing your minds about putting bleach in the toilet.

Urine contains mostly urea. Urea is a stable chemical that only reacts slowly with bleach (1% per hour under dilute conditions). pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21115186/

“BUT URINE CONTAINS AMMONIA!” Photo of Brooks Brothers riot that helped throw the 2000 ele
Urine contains a *homeopathic* amount of ammonia compared to household ammonia.

This popular ammonia cleaner contains 5% ammonia.

(previously 5-10% was common, but available concentrations have gone down in recent years, maybe due to safety, maybe due to water being cheaper). Parson's ammonia bottle and documentation of 5% concentratio
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Aug 3
Amazing how people call @DrEricDing a “scaremonger” given the data on decreasing life expectancy since the pandemic hit (and this is just for 2020). pbs.org/newshour/amp/h…
And with Covid being the leading cause of death in early 2021 kff.org/coronavirus-co…
And long Covid has so far disabled 2.4% of the working population in the US, AND IT ISN’T EVEN OVER YET.

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Jul 31
So I recently deleted a tweet not because it was wrong but because I was busy and didn’t have time to deal with the idiotic misinformation that was being spread by some of the responses.

Looking at you @RyanMarino
DM’ed Ryan to give him information that showed that he was wrong, but he was rude and combative, so now I have to set things straight on the public forum.
First off, people pee in swimming pools all the time. There are no resulting dangerous toxic gas clouds that incapacitate swimmers who pee in the water. You might get red swimming pool eyes, but you are will not be seriously harmed. You all know this.
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