October 2021

It’s been a minute, but I’m back! We did it ya’ll, we beat covid!!!

Yes, you read that right, we whipped its butt. There are no more cases, the ICU’s are empty, there is an influx of nurses across the U.S., people are indoors having parties and weddings, no masks! NO MASKS!!! Great news, your kids are heading back to school this fall (this week in certain areas). Restaurants are booming with waitstaff, the job market is doing great, people are traveling, it is crazy how well everything is goi…


I’m sorry what’s that? Nurses are quitting from burnout? What?!

Michelle Thomas, a registered nurse and a manager of the emergency department at a Tucson, Arizona, hospital, resigned three weeks ago after hitting a wall.

“There was never a time that we could just kind of take a breath,” Thomas said Tuesday. “I hit that point … I can’t do this anymore. I’m so just tapped out.”

Michelle thomas, a registered nurse and manager of er department in tuscon,az

Hm, you say, ICU’s are full in multiple states?

So, what was the point of getting a vaccine if there is a new variant and you can still get covid?

“All viruses evolve over time and undergo changes as they spread and replicate.”

From what we know so far, people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus continue to have strong protection against COVID-19 compared to those who aren’t. But anyone who is unvaccinated and not practicing preventive strategies is at high risk for infection by the new variant, doctors say

Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, a Yale Medicine pediatric infectious diseases specialist and a vaccinologist

BUT THE HOSPITALS ARE DOING FINE, RIGHT???

https://www.aha.org/statistics/fast-facts-us-hospitals

Tired.
Unsplash.com Johnathan Borba

I have never wanted to be a doctor or nurse, not even as a child when people would ask “what do you want to be when you grow up?” In high school, I thought about being a radiologist, but that was the extent of my medical willingness. I’m happy I never entered the field, and at the same time I feel helpless. Empathy has always been my downfall. I care too much on certain occasions. I can’t imagine what doctors and nurses and staff must be going through mentally and physically everyday. Just needless death and sickness, everyday. Yes, that was there before, but not to this extent. Not with something so preventable.

Here we are, August 31, 2021, 18 months into a pandemic. It still seems like its April 2020. We had a glimmer when the vaccines came out, the number of infections decreased. Its almost as if we could see the end of this in sight. The vaccines are working (I never had that doubt, but, you know, there are “those” people). There are breakthrough cases, but you can still get the flu with a flu shot, sooo, it can happen, occasionally! It was very rare that folks were getting covid, even if vaccinated. Now, those same doctors and nurses who lived through the horror of 2020, are reliving it. As the Director of the CDC Dr. Rochelle Walensky stated, “This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” I only have one thing to say to that:

C’est La Vie!

I can’t help someone, who doesn’t want to help themselves. That’s life. Scientists and doctors work on a vaccine for a pandemic that this world hasn’t lived through in a hundred years, and people question it, criticize it, downplay it, whatever. If you don’t want the help, that’s great! Send it to countries who would truly appreciate it.

I’m not here to sway anyone’s opinion. I am here to vent my frustrations and help give facts along the way. Since, I am immunocompromised and live with other immunocompromised people, I will continue to wear my mask, stay away from large crowds, stay away from unvaccinated folk, and get my booster shot until further notice. I refuse to get sick because you don’t trust the CDC or FDA. I refuse to be the one to get my parents or my 84 year old aunt sick while I take her groceries. There are still people complaining about places that require masks, stay mad. We will be wearing these for a while.

New Zealand had one case of covid a couple of weeks ago and the Prime Minister shut the country down. It has now grown to more cases, but only 14% of their population is vaccinated and Delta variant is highly contagious.

Lastly, if you’re so stern on not getting the vaccine, and not trusting the FDA since Pfizer is now approved for full use, be stern in all things FDA. Do not give examples what is approved by them. Like how rat or insect parts are found in food, because you still eat that food. Right? Don’t tell me, “They made this too fast”, when they have been working on MRNA for decades. Plus, how in the hell would you know what is being made too fast or slow in the scientific world, unless you’re a scientist. I can guarantee you, my facebook friends are not. I’m so sick of it all. I don’t like confrontation (cause I’m a virgo!), but I plan on speaking out against every person I see who posts unfounded ideas about covid or the vaccine when I see it.

When will the pandemic end. Can’t say, but I know it’ll be a while for me. Other countries always say how selfish Americans are. I guess this pandemic really brought out the truth in that.

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