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(NBC New York)   The USNS Comfort is now leaving New York harbor today for its home port in Virginia. Goodbye trying to help hospital ship   (nbcnewyork.com) divider line
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2020-04-30 12:30:59 PM  
Better it was there and not needed than not there at all
 
2020-04-30 12:42:58 PM  

cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all


Well apart from the Covid-19 infected crew that arrived with it and caused issues with the whole purpose of having the ship there. At least the thousand doctors, nurses, techs, and crew got some quiet time.
 
2020-04-30 4:45:40 PM  
USNS Comfort...USNS Mercy...those are pussy names! F*ck that!

Gonna call the new ships

USNS Gonna Fark You Up

USNS Anthrax

USNS Dirk Diggler

etc
 
2020-04-30 4:53:00 PM  

gopher321: USNS Comfort...USNS Mercy...those are pussy names! F*ck that!

Gonna call the new ships

USNS Gonna Fark You Up

USNS Anthrax

USNS Dirk Diggler

etc


The USN does have four guided missile submarines each carrying 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, enough non-nuclear power to ruin any medium-sized nation's day. They chose the Ohio, the Michigan, the Florida, and the Georgia for this.

616 cruise missiles will make anyone say OMFG!
 
2020-04-30 5:09:07 PM  
One stripper with over a dozen knives and they show the fantail
 
2020-04-30 5:10:39 PM  

Boojum2k: They chose the Ohio, the Michigan, the Florida, and the Georgia for this.


Four states that have farked up this country big time, so why not them fark up other countries?
 
2020-04-30 5:12:49 PM  
Talk about awkward goodbyes.
 
2020-04-30 5:15:36 PM  
Should be renamed the USNS USELESS
 
2020-04-30 5:17:39 PM  

cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all


It was needed, they just made the restrictions on who could be sent to it stupidly restringent. They basically made it a mobile ER for people WITHOUT covid and any other major conditions.
 
2020-04-30 5:18:44 PM  
 
2020-04-30 5:25:08 PM  

aseras: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/ny​r​egion/ny-coronavirus-usns-comfort.html​


Patient load was 146 last week.
 
2020-04-30 5:35:59 PM  

gopher321: USNS Comfort...USNS Mercy...those are pussy names! F*ck that!

Gonna call the new ships

USNS Gonna Fark You Up

USNS Anthrax

USNS Dirk Diggler

etc


USNS Covid McMaskFace?
 
2020-04-30 5:55:50 PM  

aseras: cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all

It was needed, they just made the restrictions on who could be sent to it stupidly restringent. They basically made it a mobile ER for people WITHOUT covid and any other major conditions.


That doesn't sound like a bad idea actually.
 
2020-04-30 6:12:26 PM  
A hospital ship? What is it?
 
2020-04-30 6:12:35 PM  

Boojum2k: gopher321: USNS Comfort...USNS Mercy...those are pussy names! F*ck that!

Gonna call the new ships

USNS Gonna Fark You Up

USNS Anthrax

USNS Dirk Diggler

etc

The USN does have four guided missile submarines each carrying 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, enough non-nuclear power to ruin any medium-sized nation's day. They chose the Ohio, the Michigan, the Florida, and the Georgia for this.

616 cruise missiles will make anyone say OMFG!


Peace through superior fire power.
 
2020-04-30 6:12:52 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: aseras: cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all

It was needed, they just made the restrictions on who could be sent to it stupidly restringent. They basically made it a mobile ER for people WITHOUT covid and any other major conditions.

That doesn't sound like a bad idea actually.


The assumed that NYC hospitals would be riddled with COVID and people with none COVID related issues needed a place to go... it was a great idea.
 
2020-04-30 6:20:19 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: aseras: cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all

It was needed, they just made the restrictions on who could be sent to it stupidly restringent. They basically made it a mobile ER for people WITHOUT covid and any other major conditions.

That doesn't sound like a bad idea actually.


It was a good idea. That person is an antivaxxer moron.
 
2020-04-30 6:21:47 PM  
Was this the ship some moron tried to drive a train through?

Or, was it the other one?
 
2020-04-30 6:32:42 PM  

cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all


Holy crap you have a lot of labels on your name.
I just saw it is a new Fark thing to help people, thank you Drew.
My friend died two weeks ago from Covid-19. So I am not happy right now.
 
2020-04-30 6:49:49 PM  

WordsnCollision: A hospital ship? What is it?


It's a big boat where they take sick people, but that's not important right now.
 
2020-04-30 7:01:00 PM  

DigitalDirt: My friend died two weeks ago from Covid-19.


:(
 
2020-04-30 7:09:53 PM  

Kittypie070: DigitalDirt: My friend died two weeks ago from Covid-19.

:(


As bad as I feel, my cat always loves me. Yes this my cat.

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2020-04-30 7:17:41 PM  

kb7rky: Was this the ship some moron tried to drive a train through?

Or, was it the other one?


Other one.
 
2020-04-30 7:23:23 PM  

dwrash: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: aseras: cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all

It was needed, they just made the restrictions on who could be sent to it stupidly restringent. They basically made it a mobile ER for people WITHOUT covid and any other major conditions.

That doesn't sound like a bad idea actually.

The assumed that NYC hospitals would be riddled with COVID and people with none COVID related issues needed a place to go... it was a great idea.


Meanwhile, hospital admissions across the board, nationwide, have been down, because people have been afraid to go to the hospital, even when they needed to.  I've no doubt they could have filled both Mercy and Comfort with non-COVID patients were people not afraid they'd catch "the Rona" if they went.
 
2020-04-30 7:27:43 PM  

gopher321: USNS Comfort...USNS Mercy...those are pussy names! F*ck that!

Gonna call the new ships

USNS Gonna Fark You Up

USNS Anthrax

USNS Dirk Diggler

etc


USNS Big McLargehuge
 
2020-04-30 7:27:49 PM  

aseras: cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all

It was needed, they just made the restrictions on who could be sent to it stupidly restringent. They basically made it a mobile ER for people WITHOUT covid and any other major conditions.


To make room in hospitals for people with COVID.  Also, since the hospitals were already infected with COVID, someone needing treatment for a broken leg didn't get COVID as a bonus.

Of course, the NY Nat Guard could have done the same thing with a half-dozen medical tents dispersed throughout the city, but Two Scoops wanted to spectacle of the hospital ships.

A failed PR stunt.  Wonder how much this one cost us?  Couple million for sure.
 
2020-04-30 7:31:09 PM  

StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor: dwrash: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: aseras: cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all

It was needed, they just made the restrictions on who could be sent to it stupidly restringent. They basically made it a mobile ER for people WITHOUT covid and any other major conditions.

That doesn't sound like a bad idea actually.

The assumed that NYC hospitals would be riddled with COVID and people with none COVID related issues needed a place to go... it was a great idea.

Meanwhile, hospital admissions across the board, nationwide, have been down, because people have been afraid to go to the hospital, even when they needed to.  I've no doubt they could have filled both Mercy and Comfort with non-COVID patients were people not afraid they'd catch "the Rona" if they went.


HAHAHA!  Very funny, motherfarker!
 
2020-04-30 7:48:23 PM  
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2020-04-30 8:03:30 PM  
"All 182 patients who were treated on the 1,000-bed ship have been discharged to their homes or to a hospital, Navy Spokesperson Mary Cate Walsh told NBC News."

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2020-04-30 8:05:45 PM  

LoneVVolf: "All 182 patients who were treated on the 1,000-bed ship have been discharged to their homes or to a hospital, Navy Spokesperson Mary Cate Walsh told NBC News."

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Location checks out
 
2020-04-30 8:18:56 PM  
snake plissken nods in approval
 
2020-04-30 8:54:50 PM  

LoneVVolf: "All 182 patients who were treated on the 1,000-bed ship have been discharged to their homes or to a hospital, Navy Spokesperson Mary Cate Walsh told NBC News."

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That is a fail, billions spent and those ships did nothing to help us.
The two ships helped thousands of countries which is cool, but they failed us when we needed them.
 
2020-04-30 9:34:20 PM  

DigitalDirt: LoneVVolf: "All 182 patients who were treated on the 1,000-bed ship have been discharged to their homes or to a hospital, Navy Spokesperson Mary Cate Walsh told NBC News."

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That is a fail, billions spent and those ships did nothing to help us.
The two ships helped thousands of countries which is cool, but they failed us when we needed them.


Billions spent?  Citations?
 
2020-04-30 9:43:47 PM  

johnny_vegas: DigitalDirt: LoneVVolf: "All 182 patients who were treated on the 1,000-bed ship have been discharged to their homes or to a hospital, Navy Spokesperson Mary Cate Walsh told NBC News."

[Fark user image 450x

That is a fail, billions spent and those ships did nothing to help us.
The two ships helped thousands of countries which is cool, but they failed us when we needed them.

Billions spent?  Citations?


I could be wrong on the price, the ships helped many countries, why not us?  Why is it so hard to help NY and LA?
 
2020-04-30 9:50:06 PM  

DigitalDirt: johnny_vegas: DigitalDirt: LoneVVolf: "All 182 patients who were treated on the 1,000-bed ship have been discharged to their homes or to a hospital, Navy Spokesperson Mary Cate Walsh told NBC News."

[Fark user image 450x

That is a fail, billions spent and those ships did nothing to help us.
The two ships helped thousands of countries which is cool, but they failed us when we needed them.

Billions spent?  Citations?

I could be wrong on the price, the ships helped many countries, why not us?  Why is it so hard to help NY and LA?


For the ~7 weeks in Haiti the cost was about $30k per patient (I think maybe 300 patients) and ~$4m in fuel costs which was not an issue pier side in NYC.  So maybe $10m total for Comfort (that's an educated guess)
I have no idea why they saw only 186 patients but I bet just about all of them are happy the Comfort was there.
Would you have preferred they didn't try at all?
 
2020-04-30 10:11:15 PM  

DigitalDirt: johnny_vegas: DigitalDirt: LoneVVolf: "All 182 patients who were treated on the 1,000-bed ship have been discharged to their homes or to a hospital, Navy Spokesperson Mary Cate Walsh told NBC News."

[Fark user image 450x

That is a fail, billions spent and those ships did nothing to help us.
The two ships helped thousands of countries which is cool, but they failed us when we needed them.

Billions spent?  Citations?

I could be wrong on the price, the ships helped many countries, why not us?  Why is it so hard to help NY and LA?


By the way, very sorry for your loss you mentioned in a different thread

*hug*
 
2020-04-30 10:15:50 PM  

DigitalDirt: cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all

Holy crap you have a lot of labels on your name.
I just saw it is a new Fark thing to help people, thank you Drew.
My friend died two weeks ago from Covid-19. So I am not happy right now.


It pains me to hear that
 
2020-04-30 10:34:11 PM  

DigitalDirt: cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all

Holy crap you have a lot of labels on your name.
I just saw it is a new Fark thing to help people, thank you Drew.
My friend died two weeks ago from Covid-19. So I am not happy right now.


My condolences. That is horrible.
 
2020-04-30 11:26:21 PM  

johnny_vegas: DigitalDirt: johnny_vegas: DigitalDirt: LoneVVolf: "All 182 patients who were treated on the 1,000-bed ship have been discharged to their homes or to a hospital, Navy Spokesperson Mary Cate Walsh told NBC News."

[Fark user image 450x

That is a fail, billions spent and those ships did nothing to help us.
The two ships helped thousands of countries which is cool, but they failed us when we needed them.

Billions spent?  Citations?

I could be wrong on the price, the ships helped many countries, why not us?  Why is it so hard to help NY and LA?

For the ~7 weeks in Haiti the cost was about $30k per patient (I think maybe 300 patients) and ~$4m in fuel costs which was not an issue pier side in NYC.  So maybe $10m total for Comfort (that's an educated guess)
I have no idea why they saw only 186 patients but I bet just about all of them are happy the Comfort was there.
Would you have preferred they didn't try at all?


The initial plan was to use the ship for non-covid patients, particularly for trauma.
The first problem is that trauma has its golden hour and testing can take a golden week. The second problem is that the lockdown reduced the number of accidents and injuries overall. So there weren't many calls to redirect to the ship.
As the situation unfolded they realized they'd just have to accept covid patients to get past the first problem. The third "problem" was the wu-flu spike never materialized. There just weren't any excess patients. They even dispatched the crew to ease shifts at local hospitals, but there wasn't much to do there either.

That's not really a problem, that's a very fortunate thing, but it's not something that makes the mission look good because it means the ship was under utilized. So it attracts people who want to fling a "fark you for helping!" at the crew, but they had done everything they could to put themselves into the fight.
There just wasn't a fight to be had.
The models were wrong.
 
2020-04-30 11:50:43 PM  

DigitalDirt: Kittypie070: DigitalDirt: My friend died two weeks ago from Covid-19.

:(


As bad as I feel, my cat always loves me. Yes this my cat.

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aww, dem earses.
 
2020-05-01 1:00:39 AM  

HighOnCraic: StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor: dwrash: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: aseras: cretinbob: Better it was there and not needed than not there at all

It was needed, they just made the restrictions on who could be sent to it stupidly restringent. They basically made it a mobile ER for people WITHOUT covid and any other major conditions.

That doesn't sound like a bad idea actually.

The assumed that NYC hospitals would be riddled with COVID and people with none COVID related issues needed a place to go... it was a great idea.

Meanwhile, hospital admissions across the board, nationwide, have been down, because people have been afraid to go to the hospital, even when they needed to.  I've no doubt they could have filled both Mercy and Comfort with non-COVID patients were people not afraid they'd catch "the Rona" if they went.

HAHAHA!  Very funny, motherfarker!


What have you done for me lately, Eddie?
 
2020-05-01 10:32:15 AM  

johnny_vegas: DigitalDirt: johnny_vegas: DigitalDirt: LoneVVolf: "All 182 patients who were treated on the 1,000-bed ship have been discharged to their homes or to a hospital, Navy Spokesperson Mary Cate Walsh told NBC News."

[Fark user image 450x

That is a fail, billions spent and those ships did nothing to help us.
The two ships helped thousands of countries which is cool, but they failed us when we needed them.

Billions spent?  Citations?

I could be wrong on the price, the ships helped many countries, why not us?  Why is it so hard to help NY and LA?

For the ~7 weeks in Haiti the cost was about $30k per patient (I think maybe 300 patients) and ~$4m in fuel costs which was not an issue pier side in NYC.  So maybe $10m total for Comfort (that's an educated guess)
I have no idea why they saw only 186 patients but I bet just about all of them are happy the Comfort was there.
Would you have preferred they didn't try at all?


Because while the ship has 1000 beds, they had nowhere near the number of medical staff on hand to make full use of them.
 
2020-05-01 4:02:33 PM  

StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor: Meanwhile, hospital admissions across the board, nationwide, have been down, because people have been afraid to go to the hospital, even when they needed to.  I've no doubt they could have filled both Mercy and Comfort with non-COVID patients were people not afraid they'd catch "the Rona" if they went.


Makes you wonder the extent that non-critical and elective care has pervaded the healthcare industry... and if something can or should be done about it.
 
2020-05-02 6:21:41 AM  

LoneVVolf: "All 182 patients who were treated on the 1,000-bed ship have been discharged to their homes or to a hospital, Navy Spokesperson Mary Cate Walsh told NBC News."

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You know what actual hospitals do when you're cured?

They discharge you to your home.

What do you expect, anyone who sets foot on that boat shall never leave?
 
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