“More than anything, I’m disappointed with our teams – the professionals who were branded heroes many months ago and told today not to be ready or to take longer to complete the service. That’s not right and that’s not right. I work. I can imagine along with some imaginative and committed people.
“Remember how you heard that ‘we all live with this?’ I can tell you that heroes of the same health care who were acclaimed months ago are still doing amazing work and providing exceptional care every day but they are hitting their breaking point friends. They need your support to make a difference. Is and deserves because it doesn’t. It doesn’t feel like we’re living together anymore. We should be better than this. “
Christy White, PhD – Hennepin Healthcare
“More heartbreaking than this is the only thing that’s going to get worse in the next few months. For those who live, the physical and mental health figure lasts a long time.”
He tweeted, Refer to the graph showing the COVID-19 death toll on black and Native Americans.
Ann Keenan, MD – M. of St. John’s Family Medicine Residency
To tweet Under the direction of Governor Tim Wallace, he wrote: “The front lines are sinking. We need to do more than the nearest bar as soon as possible.” Debbie Peterson – Meeker Memorial Hospital in Lichfield
“This has been my weekend. Our rural hospital has a lot of covid patients. The staff is doing a wonderful job! It’s hard to walk from room to room, struggling to breathe, coughing and extreme weakness. Some covid 19 positive patients know they have the virus. Where it came from, but many do not know because it is so prevalent in Litchfield and surrounding communities, “Petersen wrote in Sunday’s Facebook post.
“Please also know that if any of my covid positive patients are spoiled, I am unlikely to be able to transfer them to a higher level of care. There is no bed. Our medical care providers have moved on and for these precious people we The best care we can.
“I tell you all to move on too … Wear your mask, wash your hands, study social distance, stay home if you are sick or a family member is sick, test if you have any symptoms.
“Finally, please think twice before planning or attending any family reunion for Thanksgiving (and maybe even Christmas). Please choose wisely … Probably many lives, including your own, depend on it. Oh. ..And if you have a tendency, please pray for all those affected by Kovid 19- Patients and their families as well as we all provide care.
Mary Turner – ICU Nurse, President of the MN Nurse Association
“At North Memorial, we have three ICU covids, we have three med / surgical floors full of covids,” Turner said in an interview with CCX Media last week. “I think at one point last week, and they actually used the last physical bed that had to be taken out of the storeroom.
Twitter @ hanson2131 – Minnesota ER Nurse
“I am an ER nurse in MN and the overall cases increased drastically with patients with high intensity about 2 weeks ago. There is a shortage of ICUs. There are no beds. Waits for hours in the ER.
11 Nov.. Essencia Health East Market (Duluth) President Dr. John Prior
“Seaweed-19 has never been so widespread in the Northland – the ICU admits, with hospitalizations including mortality and positivity rates,” Pierre said during the City of Duluth’s COVID-19 update on Thursday. “The virus is spreading rapidly and if we don’t act decisively, it threatens to get out of control.”
Prior, vice president of medical affairs at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, and Drs. Nicholas Van Dylan is urging community members to take COVID-19 seriously so that the health care system is not overwhelmed.
“We are at a critical juncture in this epidemic. Health care resources are dangerously thin as demand for care grows,” Pierre said. “Our capacity of medical and ICU bed staff is being tested. If the current transmission gets in the way, our communities will be at risk.”
Joint statement from the Minnesota Hospitals Association
In a statement released on November 12, a number of doctors and medical professionals expressed concern because “the demand for hospital care in both medical-surgical and intensive care units is increasing, and the percentage of beds occupied by COVD-19 patients is increasing.” “
The statement was issued in an effort to persuade Minnesotans to do everything possible to curb the spread of the community, namely social distance, wearing masks and frequent hand washing.
“The high level of community transmission means that our health care heroes – including nurses, doctors cutters, physicians, pharmacists, support services, housekeeping, technicians, advanced practice providers and many more – in their daily lives when COVID – 19. Our communities. Reducing and preventing community outbreaks is capable of keeping our health care heroes healthy and caring for patients. “
Jane Nelson – Sister hospitalized in COVID-19
“My sister (age 0) is currently hospitalized in Twin Cities due to covid complications. Despite severe cardiac and respiratory problems, it took her more than an hour to find a bed to admit her. Today she went despite having a test battery. The respiratory doctor told him that his ICU was full and that there were 7 young people on the ventilator due to covid, ”
Nelson wrote in a Twitter thread on November 12.
“The hardest part of swallowing is that she was exposed because of her husband’s workplace. Once the mask was politicized, many of her colleagues refused to wear it constantly. In addition, the spread was accelerated due to our state’s lack of adequate and comprehensive paid leave policies.” Co-workers who were not in good health still came to work because they were very worried about losing income.
“My sister did almost everything right, but she is hospitalized and suffers because it is her right to take as much personal risk as she wants, regardless of the fact that others have also put her at risk.
“A lot of people who believe in personal freedom often end up as a sectarian threat. If you don’t recognize that simple fact and doubt the simple preventive measures that have taken months, you are not taking it seriously.
“This boom wasn’t inevitable. Never forget it wasn’t like this. And now we’ll do everything we can to make sure we don’t move on. Mask up and stay home in Minnesota.”