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2021-02-27 8:40:04 PM  
The Augusta hospital that came under fire for offering early coronavirus vaccines to donors last month had been cited by the state earlier in January for violating COVID-19 prevention protocols.

Great going guys. Favoritism for donors, side helping of COVID for everyone else.

On Jan. 4, inspectors observed six of 22 employees use a staff entrance into the emergency department without going through screening, which the hospital said workers can do either with cellphones or at a computer station in the building. At the emergency room's main entrance, inspectors saw one of three staffers enter without going through required symptom screening.

Well it's a hospital after all. It's not like there are going to be sick or vulnerable people in there.

When inspectors asked a surgeon how he performed his symptom screening, he replied, "No one has stopped me in months, so I don't know." Asked whom he would send his screening to to receive clearance to work, he said, "I don't. I don't have a supervisor."

Someone takes "You're not the boss of me" really close to heart.
 
2021-02-27 9:47:02 PM  
you should have socialized medicine like every other developed nation on earth.
 
2021-02-27 9:50:16 PM  
This isn't surprising.  It is Augusta.
 
2021-02-27 11:10:41 PM  
All their dead COVID patients were transferred to a better hospital where their conditions were upgraded to "alive".
 
2021-02-27 11:14:16 PM  
You don't know the half of it.  Children's hospitals were not screening visiting parents because they didn't want to isolate the parents from children after children had  procedures.  It's a calculated risk at best.
 
2021-02-27 11:16:10 PM  
No, no it isn't.
 
2021-02-27 11:20:12 PM  
Keep it up. I really like working from home and not leaving the house, jerks.
 
2021-02-27 11:23:34 PM  
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2021-02-27 11:33:34 PM  
I just don't want people thinking that hospitals aren't safe.
Was this hospital safe?
I was thinking more about the other ones, and I would like to make the point that this is not normal.
What happened at the hospital?
Well a virus hit it.
Is that unusual?
A virus?  In a hospital?  Chance in a million.
 
2021-02-27 11:42:23 PM  

some_beer_drinker: you should have socialized medicine like every other developed nation on earth.


And put Republicans directly in charge of health care in roughly 75% of the country? *shudder*
 
2021-02-27 11:43:46 PM  
Like that they actually call the hospital "MaineGeneral" with no space? If their commitment to medical standards is as loose as their grammar ...
 
2021-02-28 12:04:45 AM  
In Maine, we call it Disgusta.

It's the municipal equivalent of clinical depression & the sadness radiates outward.
 
2021-02-28 12:18:19 AM  
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2021-02-28 12:37:08 AM  
I volunteer at a large hospital and staff is not screened. Just show your badge and you can bypass the checkpoint. They expect team members who aren't feeling well to stay home.
 
2021-02-28 1:30:10 AM  
The staff in our medical facility are screened and given masks. We have screeners in three staff entrances and screeners in both garage level entries. Supervisors keeps tabs on everyone in all departments. A problem nurse tried to ignore security and screeners. She was later fired. It's bad enough we have to deal with the handful of anti-masker patients coming in for their appointments.
I shake my head when a medical professional feels like they are being inconvenienced for a moment to be screened.
 
2021-02-28 2:01:58 AM  
Wait, so Augusta, Maine is as dumb and awful as Augusta, Georgia?

Who knew?

Sure. All of us. But for the sake of the joke, just 'play dumb'.
 
2021-02-28 2:29:58 AM  

BigKaboom: The staff in our medical facility are screened and given masks. We have screeners in three staff entrances and screeners in both garage level entries. Supervisors keeps tabs on everyone in all departments. A problem nurse tried to ignore security and screeners. She was later fired. It's bad enough we have to deal with the handful of anti-masker patients coming in for their appointments.
I shake my head when a medical professional feels like they are being inconvenienced for a moment to be screened.


Makes you wonder what other inconveniences they're dodging.  Hand washing?  Changing instruments as they change patients?  Double checking surgical targets and procedures with the patient before they are involved in a procedure?  You know, little things.
 
2021-02-28 3:17:05 AM  
MaineGeneral drew criticism after the Bangor Daily News reported in January that it included roughly a dozen donors who were aged 70 and older in an initial 40-person vaccination test group before vaccines were widely available to older people. Nirav Shah, the director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said it risked a "perception of inequity."
 
2021-02-28 6:41:19 AM  
At Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison, an outbreak began after an employee put in an overnight shift in August despite reporting that she had a sore throat, a cough, chills and muscle aches - common symptoms of COVID-19. That outbreak infected 40 residents and staff at the nursing home, and killed seven. The staffer was the parent of a guest at an early August wedding near Millinocket linked to 180 cases across much of the state.

That ought to be seven manslaughter charges right there.
 
2021-02-28 7:29:19 AM  

OctorDoctopus: In Maine, we call it Disgusta.

It's the municipal equivalent of clinical depression & the sadness radiates outward.


Yeah, I did that too when I was 12.
 
2021-02-28 7:55:22 AM  

some_beer_drinker: you should have socialized medicine like every other developed nation on earth.


socialized medicine is unfair to people who are antisocial
 
2021-02-28 8:08:19 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: some_beer_drinker: you should have socialized medicine like every other developed nation on earth.

socialized medicine is unfair to people who are antisocial


Well that's why we give you the medicine, in hopes that someday it'll work and you'll be fit for society.  Long road ahead I'm afraid, mustn't despair.  Tonight there will be pudding, won't that be nice?
 
2021-02-28 8:14:46 AM  

orbister: At Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison, an outbreak began after an employee put in an overnight shift in August despite reporting that she had a sore throat, a cough, chills and muscle aches - common symptoms of COVID-19. That outbreak infected 40 residents and staff at the nursing home, and killed seven. The staffer was the parent of a guest at an early August wedding near Millinocket linked to 180 cases across much of the state.

That ought to be seven manslaughter charges right there.


I am curious what the criminal and civil liabilities are for someone who does this.  Do any states have laws from the AIDS era that are actually being used?
What is happening to employers and government (local and state) who put workers in dangerous conditions with covid?
Is this like police brutality and their insurers are simply burying this in cash?
 
2021-02-28 11:12:50 AM  
Screening is not testing. At my job, I'm required to open an app every morning that asks things like have I been outside the country in the past 14 days, can I still smell, etc. I get the feeling it's primarily a liability thing.
 
2021-02-28 1:08:09 PM  
I wonder if Susan Collins is concerned.
 
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