You were talking about alcohol being socially acceptable.
Manufacturers pay a lot of money to lobbyist to ensure it is socially acceptable. Mexican cartels just cut peoples heads off, because socially acceptable (and legalized Marijuana) is money out of their pocket.
There were many factors that worked in my favor, mostly hospitals either weren't moving patients, or they did it before they were HEMS sick. If we saw them, they were almost always in renal failure and transfer was a hail mary.
The one critical I did have was quite possibly the sickest person...
Other than being heavily inconvenienced along with the rest of the country, it was a normal year.
None of us caught covid, nobody we know caught covid. My wife dealt with several covid patients in the ICU, I only saw 2 (known) one critical and one that just happened to test positive for covid...
Anytime something even slightly becomes political, emotions rule.
Like it or not, the politics can't be ignored. We are of course discussing arming a group of responders just a few short months after enduring protests over armed responders.
I think where the issue lies, is they committed themselves to the initial decision and were unable/unwilling to accept an alternative when things didn't go as planned.
Even an hour in, if they had transported him, this PR nightmare could have been avoided.
We had a very similar situation locally and I can tell you that nobody wins in this.
I don't believe that body cam footage is adequate enough to determine punishment for fire. It's very plausible that the patient was clamped down so tight they didn't have palpable pulses, and labored...