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Right from an Emergency Room! Is it overloaded?
May 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
*** Guest Host: Dave Sussman from The Dave Sussman Show & WhiskeyPolitics. ***
Board certified emergency physician, Simone Gold, MD, JD, FABEM, says forcing people to lockdown is very different than asking people to comply with common sense measures.
Most years, you can expect the flu to take 40,000-60,000 people.
Nursing homes are our most vulnerable community and need the resources more than others.
Volumes in her hospital is so low that they furloughed 16 ER technicians today. Capacity is at about 50%. Nurses have taken about 1/3 of their hours off. Doctors have been reduced by about 25%.
Dr. Gold: If you’d told me a month ago that there would be a case where the government would tell you you couldn’t go to work or you’d be fined or jailed, I would have laughed at you. It’s happening now.
Youtube and Facebook have become our de-facto town square. When they deplatform you, you have effectively lost your free speech rights. Tech Titans are determining who is allowed to have free speech. They just deplatformed 2 Bakersfield, CA doctors who were sharing their Coronavirus data.
Dr. Gold graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. (She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York.) Dr. Gold worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well as for the Chairman of the Labor & Human Resources Committee. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines.