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    Another possible Corona virus mutation

    A couple of outpatient case reports anecdotally reported to the news is going to define the presentation and supposed reduced virulence of this variant... and nobody even knows if these non-representative sample patients even had Omicron? FFS And regression to mean virulence is not a guarantee...
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    Another possible Corona virus mutation

    WHO who also skipped naming the variant X. WHO does their job, which is heavily biased towards the third world, but serves their masters, which is heavily biased towards PRC.
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    Another possible Corona virus mutation

    We know almost nothing. It has concerning mutations in concerning locations and numbers. It took primary prevalence in a scary short time. THAT is POTENTIALLY concerning. That is about all we know. The appropriate reaction to that would be travel restrictions, testing, and studies. Could be...
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    Your Controversial EMS-Related Opinion

    Nah, I se a non-sequitur. The question was whether success rates for techniques used by high frequency intubators like Anesthesia are relevant to low frequency intubators who probably shouldn't be reliant on the same techniques. Whether a high frequency intubator is good at doing non-airway...
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    Your Controversial EMS-Related Opinion

    Extremely ****ing well in terms of airway management. What else was the point of this line of discussion?
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    Another possible Corona virus mutation

    Why I am less nervous: these same concerning anecdotes were present during the Beta surge (Beta South African B.1.351). South African sources echoed quite loudly on the subject: There was much talk of reinfection cases. There was in vitro reduced neutralizing activity studies that had people up...
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    Massive MCI at Astroworld

    Makes sense. Those people should be on speed dial or easy radio access for the security and medical crew. "Show boss, security 4, one dozen dead people in section 15, multiple CPR, crowd crush. Stop the show." "Roger. Crap. Stopping the show" Guess what didn't happen for like 35 minutes?
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    Massive MCI at Astroworld

    What shocks me is that there was not a mechanism to stop the concert. There should have been an indication and a mechanism to order "flashing lights off, house lights on, kill the music, address the crowd." There are many times that START does not work. I think a crowd crush MCI is absolutely...
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    It has long been known re the cause. Here is a simple cut and paste from UpToDate including some hot links to sources: "In resource-abundant countries, viral infection is the most frequently presumed cause of myocarditis. In the 1980s and 1990s, enteroviruses (Coxsackie B and others) were...
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    What EpiEMS said and additionally the #1 cause of myocarditis is viral infection. COVID causes it. The risk from vaccine is less than the disease.
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    You can get as specific as you want as long as you have the data, or you can stay general. IF you had the data, you could have a mortality rate for green eyed red haired left handed women between the ages on 35 and 39 over a 31 day period in May who were unvaccinated and received monoclonals...
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    You are correctly quoting a mortality rate (deaths in one week/100K in this case) which are not given as percentages. Rocket Medic used the incorrect term. Case fatality rate (which are percentages) is probably the term intended (deaths/cases) with no treatment interventions, not even home O2...
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    Your Controversial EMS-Related Opinion

    @CbrMonster He answered, I think that paramedics can learn quite a bit from RNs. Sure some specific skills should be specifically taught with the medic in mind, but there is more to clinicals than skills.
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    Your Controversial EMS-Related Opinion

    I'm more curious as to your objection of having an RN involved with Paramedic instruction? What specifically is the objection and is it blanket or only in certain settings?
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    Your Controversial EMS-Related Opinion

    Ballistic armor... uncomfortable, bulky, heavy, and stuffy, and I run hot. Even if someone said here is an ultralight II or IIIA I'd be like, but why tho? And I'm thinking stab proof probably would benefit more likely to benefit providers than anything ballistic. But I'm biased/lucky... the...
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    Your Controversial EMS-Related Opinion

    Your post really isn't in the spirit of this thread so as Carlos suggests, I have written a thorough reply to you and placed it in the appropriate thread please see the link here: https://emtlife.com/threads/covid-vaccine-the-megathread.48751/page-43#post-706594
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    I put the response in the appropriate thread. You opinion wasn't about EMS, but it is controversially ignorant. 1. Sorry about your friend. I don't wish to appear callous, but anecdotal reports are not causal. 2. Reactions to vaccines that require avoiding vaccines are typically...
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    2 Years? We have not been giving vaccine for even 1 year and uptake rates only started stagnating about 4 months ago while Delta prevalence took over only 3 months ago along with the start of the current wave that we hoped to avoid by having everyone get vaccinated. The intent for a vaccine...
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    CO rural hospitals full of sick patients are transferring their additional ICU patients to even smaller rural hospitals because the tertiary care ICUs are full. And then when these transfers deteriorate they are crash intubating and cancelling the helicopter in flight because there is no...
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    Your Controversial EMS-Related Opinion

    AEMT is another 10-12 credit hours with clinicals past EMT so there is a little bit of extra knowledge and experience in patient assessment and care versus a freshly minted EMT. Needle thoracostomy would be new content to add on top of AEMTs slightly more in depth coverage of A&P and...

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