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  • New York tells nursing homes they'll need to take coronavirus patients discharged from hospitals, report says

    03/26/2020 7:40:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 29 replies
    FoxNews or The Wall Street Joournal ^ | 03/26/20? | Anna Wilde Mathews?
    """New York tells nursing homes they'll need to take coronavirus patients discharged from hospitals, report says""" New York told nursing-home operators that they will be required to accept patients infected with the new coronavirus who are discharged from hospitals but may be still convalescing, amid more cases in the state that are straining the health-care system. The decision will draw pushback from some nursing-home officials, who have warned that such moves endanger residents who aren’t infected by the virus, because discharged patients may still be contagious. A group representing doctors who work in nursing homes, known as AMDA, the Society...
  • Old lives matter: Young People Should Be Concerned About the Coronavirus Too

    03/24/2020 7:36:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/24/2020 | Michael Brown
    We hear it all the time these days: “Almost all the people who are dying from the coronavirus are old.” But what is this supposed to mean? Does it mean that younger people don’t need to worry about contracting it? Or does it mean something worse, as in, “Old people really don’t matter”? As for the first attitude, namely, that younger people need not be concerned about the virus, that is hardly true. As USA Today reported on March 19, “It's not just adults 65 and older. Americans of all ages have faced serious health complications amid the new coronavirus...
  • Florida governor says negligence at an elder care facility with coronavirus cases could be criminal

    03/24/2020 12:42:34 AM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2020 | Hollie Silverman and Rosa Flores
    At least three coronavirus deaths and seven other cases in residents have been identified at Atria Willow Wood, a statement from the facility said Sunday. Test results were still pending for five other residents as of Sunday night, according to the statement. Governor DeSantis said during a press conference last week that the facility did not screen staff, cooks and construction workers prior to letting them enter, exposing hundreds of residents to the deadly virus...DeSantis said that a Department of Health investigation revealed that the incidents were "avoidable," and added that some people at the facility were "coughing up a...
  • Spanish soldiers find elderly patients 'abandoned' in retirement homes

    03/24/2020 2:19:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    France24 ^ | March 24, 2020
    Spanish soldiers deployed to help fight the new coronavirus outbreak have found elderly patients abandoned, and sometimes dead, at retirement homes, as an ice rink inside a Madrid shopping mall was turned into a temporary morgue to cope with a surge in cases. The army has been charged with helping to disinfect retirement homes in Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic. Dozens of deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded at facilities across the country. "We are going to be strict and inflexible when dealing with the way old people are treated in these residences," Defence Minister...
  • Israeli doctor in Italy: We no longer help those over 60

    03/22/2020 12:43:49 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 193 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | MARCH 22, 2020 09:21 | By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    Israeli medical doctor Gai Peleg told Israeli television that in northern Italy the orders are not to allow those over 60 access to respiratory machines
  • Chilling Italian Obituary Pages Show The Rising Dead

    03/16/2020 2:13:19 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 31 replies
    David Carretta ^ | Mar 14, 2020
    European journalist David Carretta posted a grim video Saturday morning that's getting a lot of attention on Twitter. It shows the stark comparison between obituary pages in an Italian newspaper on Feb. 9 versus March 13. As Carretta's contrast depicts, the daily paper L'Eco di Bergamo had a page and a half of obituaries on Feb. 9, 2020. On March 13, the obituary section took up 10 pages.
  • Two Angry Old Men Yelling at Each Other in Arizona Will Settle Dem Nomination

    03/12/2020 8:50:20 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 12, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...Bernie is a poor debater. Not as much as Biden, but close enough. All he can do is respond to every question with an angry rant about corporations and medical care. That's not going to win anything. After Biden's victory speech, it's clear that the current brains behind his campaign have been able to get him to memorize his own speeches and deliver them in an angry tone that passes for energy...
  • Coronavirus Task Force Advises People With Health Issues, Elderly....

    03/07/2020 7:57:20 AM PST · by caww · 48 replies
    .theepochtimes ^ | 3/7/2020 | BY ZACHARY STIEBER
    People who have underlying health conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, or diabetes—particularly those who are elderly—should be cautious .....“It is a good time for any American who is elderly, by however they define it, and has a serious underlying health condition to think carefully about travel,”... If you’re a person who is in that category: think twice, even before you get on a plane for a long trip, or you want to travel, or you want to go to a place that’s crowded where there may be people who are in fact, have an infection of any sort—that...
  • What the First Coronavirus Deaths Tell Us

    03/04/2020 7:03:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | March 4, 2020 | Betsy McCaughy
    The first nine coronavirus deaths in the U.S. show the biggest risks are not traveling internationally, riding mass transit or attending a crowded event. The most dangerous place to be is in a rehab or nursing home. The second-most dangerous is a hospital. Five residents of the Life Care Center, a nursing facility in Kirkland, Washington, have died, and some 50 other residents and staff members there reportedly have coronavirus symptoms. Be on the alert for more deadly outbreaks in nursing homes wherever coronavirus, now dubbed COVID-19, spreads. Nursing homes are infection cauldrons. Most nursing facilities ignore precautions like separating...
  • Illness forces the Pope to cancel an event in Rome a day after supporting coronavirus sufferers

    02/27/2020 8:31:44 AM PST · by NRx · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02-27-2020 | Chris Pleasance
    Pope Francis has been forced to cancel a planned Mass in Rome with other clergy after suffering a 'slight illness'. The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff had a 'slight indisposition' that meant he did not attend an event at the St John Lateran basilica in Rome on Thursday morning. A spokesman said Francis would continue with the rest of his day's business, but preferred to stay within the Vatican rather than travel across the city. There was no word from the Vatican about the nature of his illness, but the pope was seen coughing and blowing his nose during the...
  • What to Expect from President Trump's SECURE Act

    02/21/2020 7:48:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 21, 2020 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - “Like grave robbers opening King Tut’s tomb, Congress can’t wait to get its hands on America’s retirement account assets,” the Wall Street Journal warned taxpayers last year. The warning was contained in an article written by Philip DeMuth, author of “The Overtaxed Investor: Slash Your Tax Bill and Be a Tax Alpha Dog.” He was writing about the House-passed Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, known by its less than honest acronym, “SECURE.” If you have laid aside investment funds for your kids to inherit to help them out after you’ve passed away, there will be...
  • VIDEO:Bloomberg says we should deny healthcare to the elderly.

    02/17/2020 4:39:26 PM PST · by blueyon · 89 replies
    breaking911 ^ | 2/17/20 | Samuel D. Finkelstein II
    “If you show up with cancer & you’re 95 years old, we should say, Go & enjoy. There’s no cure, we can’t do anything. A young person, we should do something. Society’s not willing to do that yet.”
  • Should We Just “Trust Bernie” On His Personal Medical Records?

    02/19/2020 8:30:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Ed Morrissey wrote about the decision by the Sanders campaign to keep the rest of Bernie’s medical records under wraps a couple of weeks ago. At the time, I found myself wondering just how well that would fly with Democratic primary voters and if President Trump’s critics would hold Sanders to the same standard. Curiously, we haven’t heard much talk about that subject on cable news after the first few days. (Funny how that works, isn’t it?)But the topic hasn’t disappeared entirely. This week, our friend Andrew Malcolm pries open that can of worms once again. He highlights an...
  • Deadly coronavirus 'kills 15 PER CENT of patients over 80' and the never-before-seen strain is 'up to 20 TIMES more infectious than SARS'

    02/18/2020 11:43:48 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    The deadly coronavirus rapidly sweeping the world kills up to 15 per cent of patients over the age of 80, scientists have revealed. Chinese health officials carried out the biggest ever study on the never-before-seen strain of the virus, using data from 72,000 cases. Results showed the SARS-CoV-2 virus posed the greatest threat to older patients and those with underlying conditions, such as cancer. Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention researchers also found 80.9 per cent of infections are mild. Less than five per cent are critical. A separate group of virologists studying the coronavirus have also claimed it...
  • Bloomberg Blows It, Says Elderly Should Not Get Medical Care to Save Money

    02/17/2020 8:07:51 PM PST · by bitt · 83 replies
    The Federalistpapers ^ | 2/17/2020 | STEVE STRAUB
    Michael Bloomberg may have just lost his shot to get the Democrat’s 2020 nomination based on a resurfaced video in which he says the elderly should not get full medical care in order to save money. (see video) Here’s a partial transcript via Newsbusters: “If you’re bleeding, we’ll stop the bleeding. If you need an x-ray, you’re gonna have to wait,” Bloomberg told a Jewish family, explaining his view on how our medical system should work. “All of these costs keep going up, no one wants to pay any more money,” he continued. “And at the rate we’re going, health...
  • Cyclist, 72, Rides Nine Miles Home With Broken Bones After A38 Collision With Car That Did Not Stop

    02/07/2020 12:18:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    GloucestershireLive ^ | 6 FEB 2020 | Janet Hughes
    A 72-year-cyclist seriously injured when he was involved in a collision with a car climbed back on his bike and rode nine miles home before going to hospital. Doug Gale, from Cheltenham, suffered four broken ribs, a fractured hip and a head injury after coming off his bike on Gupshill roundabout on the edge of Tewkesbury. But rather than call an ambulance the bloody and battered veteran cyclist headed home so his wife could take him to Cheltenham General Hospital. He is currently on a ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after a CT scan at Cheltenham detected a small brain...
  • Latest UN Figures Show Rapid Global Aging

    01/09/2020 8:36:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | January 9, 2020 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK, January 10 (C-Fam) Even with adjustments for longer, healthier living, the UN’s latest population figures show rapid aging and economic unpreparedness across the globe. By each of the three metrics used in the latest UN report on aging, only Africa is projected to avoid the harsh effects of aging in the coming decades, a world where the number of elderly is projected to more than double, reaching more than 1.5 billion. According to World Population Prospects 2019, by 2050, one in six people will be over the age of 65, up from one in eleven in 2019, as...
  • Reddit User Reportedly Admits Murdering Elderly Trump Supporters In Nursing Home

    01/02/2020 1:38:58 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    National File ^ | 01/02/20 | LIONEL DU CANE
    The Reddit user bragged about the alleged murder of 11 elderly Trump supporters.    An Reddit user by the name “LoveThisLife0101” bragged about allegedly letting eleven elderly supporters of President Donald Trump die under his care by refusing to resuscitate them.LoveThisLife0101 also boasted about their alleged tampering with elderly patients’ food and deliberately administering incorrect medicine.The post was inspired by the “It’s Okay to Be White” campaign which has made several international headlines over the past two years.An anonymous source, responsible for promoting the “It’s Okay to Be White” campaign that has been previously vetted by National File, told National...
  • Please pray for my father (VANITY)

    11/24/2019 6:17:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 383 replies
    me | 11/26/19 | me
    Please pray for my father. AND my mother. He called for an ambulance last Wed as he was weakening over the week and did not want to end up stuck in the crowded transient temporary lobby of the ER (bad for an elderly tall man with bad mechanical issues as it is). I've been there every day since, and as of now the internist doctors see him as a very, very sick man. He goes for a liver/lymph/??? biospy tomorrow to apparently determine if it is lymphoma (originally stated so) or leukemia. Either way, he does OK but he is...
  • Jimmy Carter recovering in hospital...

    11/13/2019 10:57:08 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/19 | Veronica Staracqualusi
    ... after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain (CNN)Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at a hospital in Atlanta after undergoing an operation Tuesday morning to relieve pressure on his brain, according to the Carter Center. "Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery this morning to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma. There are no complications from the surgery," the center said in a statement. Jimmy Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation, according to the center. "We do not anticipate any further statements until...