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(ProPublica)   Boy travels to ER due to appendicitis, finds ER filled with unvaccinated COVID sufferers. Then things get all rupture-y   (propublica.org) divider line
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2021-09-15 6:10:46 PM  
I hope someone is collecting all this evidence these stories about people suffering needlessly because of the GOP Cultists' "sincerely held beliefs"
 
2021-09-15 6:12:36 PM  
Which ruptured first? The health care system or his appendix?
 
2021-09-15 6:15:52 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: I hope someone is collecting all this evidence these stories about people suffering needlessly because of the GOP Cultists' "sincerely held beliefs"


Uh, they are perfectly fine with kids getting shot up in schools, why would they care about kids with appendicitis?

There is no redemption for these selfish pieces of shiat.

"LET MY KID SMILE! EVEN IF IT MEANS YOUR KID DIES!" is the norm.
 
2021-09-15 6:19:53 PM  
How the unvaccinated  got into his appendix, I'll never know.
 
2021-09-15 6:21:13 PM  
Surgery for a ruptured appendix is pretty nasty from what I have heard. The surgeons basically have spread your intestinal tract out enough to clean off all of the nasty-nasty to keep further infection from setting in, which compared to a simple appendectomy takes a pretty heavy toll on both the patient and the medical staff. But hey, freedum isn't free, right?
 
2021-09-15 6:35:23 PM  
I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.
 
2021-09-15 6:37:11 PM  
How long before a right-wing politician or media asshole claims this kid is a crisis actor?
 
2021-09-15 6:56:07 PM  

Jake Havechek: I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.


My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?
 
2021-09-15 6:58:28 PM  
We need to triage non-vaccinated people behind any emergency. Screw these guys! Freedom comes at a cost. Also, I think their insurance shouldn't have to pay their bill. Show them that freedom isn't free.
 
2021-09-15 7:07:16 PM  
My brother's cancer treatment options are negatively impacted by all the unvaccinated asshats in his state.

Those who chose not to get vaccinated should go to the end of the line, IMHO.

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2021-09-15 8:23:39 PM  

libranoelrose: Uh, they are perfectly fine with kids getting shot up in schools, why would they care about kids with appendicitis?


Glad to see this has been covered.
 
2021-09-15 9:14:47 PM  

libranoelrose: GreatGlavinsGhost: I hope someone is collecting all this evidence these stories about people suffering needlessly because of the GOP Cultists' "sincerely held beliefs"

Uh, they are perfectly fine with kids getting shot up in schools, why would they care about kids with appendicitis?

There is no redemption for these selfish pieces of shiat.

"LET MY KID SMILE! EVEN IF IT MEANS YOUR KID DIES!" is the norm.


It wouldn't surprise me if this generation of kids goes a hell of a lot harder on these assholes once they're in power. The assholes definitely aren't helping their cause, anyway.

/hell, they might actually end up imposing hard lockdowns if a pandemic happened to strike.
 
2021-09-15 9:36:41 PM  
CSB: As a kid since I was like 5 I had bouts of crazy "gas pains." Like, buckled over in pain, on the floor, trying to relieve the hurt thinking it would just pass. That went on for years until around 8th grade they coincided with a fever and general sickness. They suspected appendix and removed them just in case. Never since have I had those pains again.

I can't imagine having to deal with that now.
 
2021-09-15 10:10:26 PM  
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I'm surprised a parent hasn't gotten all Desperate Measures on these Anti-vaxxers.

"Sir I'm sorry, the beds are all full."

Blam. "This one seems to have a vacancy."
 
2021-09-15 10:15:31 PM  
FTFA:  "..."This is not just a COVID issue," said Dr. Normaliz Rodriguez, pediatric emergency physician at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. "This is an everyone issue..."

/After the press conference, the doctor remained steadfast in his seemingly fruitless efforts to steer the state and the country clear back to the salad days of his youth.  Where everyone looked out for each other with no agendas and normalcy reigned.

"This is my calling.  It has been since the day I was born."
 
2021-09-15 10:19:50 PM  

Picklehead: Jake Havechek: I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.

My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?


I heard that was part of their agenda.
 
2021-09-15 10:28:37 PM  
Like the MAGAt antivaxxers care.
 
2021-09-15 10:28:44 PM  
TRUMP still killing people
 
2021-09-15 10:29:18 PM  
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His dad frowns down on those shenanigans
 
2021-09-15 10:31:50 PM  

themindiswatching: libranoelrose: GreatGlavinsGhost: I hope someone is collecting all this evidence these stories about people suffering needlessly because of the GOP Cultists' "sincerely held beliefs"

Uh, they are perfectly fine with kids getting shot up in schools, why would they care about kids with appendicitis?

There is no redemption for these selfish pieces of shiat.

"LET MY KID SMILE! EVEN IF IT MEANS YOUR KID DIES!" is the norm.

It wouldn't surprise me if this generation of kids goes a hell of a lot harder on these assholes once they're in power. The assholes definitely aren't helping their cause, anyway.

/hell, they might actually end up imposing hard lockdowns if a pandemic happened to strike.


I think it comes in cycles. A generation grows up in relative luxury and ease and they think everyone has it like that, and they go easy on the powers that be and roll back protections and regulations. And generations that grow up with hardships go, "Hey, maybe we should help people and screw those who hurt us." Or something like that, anyway.

It's like how people don't think smallpox was a big deal because no one ever get smallpox. Or how we roll back safety measures because we haven't needed them lately, forgetting that things are OK because they're already in place.
 
2021-09-15 10:32:45 PM  

Picklehead: Jake Havechek: I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.

My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?


Does him being gay add to the story?
 
2021-09-15 10:33:16 PM  
The only way the younger generations end up conservative is if they're brainwashed by right-wing propaganda. Good thing we're putting a stop to that!

Wait, we're letting them what
 
2021-09-15 10:33:58 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Picklehead: Jake Havechek: I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.

My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?

Does him being gay add to the story?


I would love an answer to this question as well.
 
2021-09-15 10:34:51 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Picklehead: Jake Havechek: I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.

My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?

Does him being gay add to the story?


maybe his other son is straight and an identical twin so that's just a way to tell them from one another.
 
2021-09-15 10:35:49 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Picklehead: Jake Havechek: I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.

My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?

Does him being gay add to the story?


Is the U.S.A. more homophobic on average than Canada?
 
2021-09-15 10:36:04 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Picklehead: Jake Havechek: I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.

My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?

Does him being gay add to the story?


Makes the story fabulous?

/Hey, I'm just asking questions
 
2021-09-15 10:36:32 PM  
Another victim of superstitious arseholes
 
2021-09-15 10:36:46 PM  
Have Biden declare the antivaxx as enemies of the state.

Problem solved.
 
2021-09-15 10:36:48 PM  

Salmon: jaivirtualcard: Picklehead: Jake Havechek: I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.

My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?

Does him being gay add to the story?

maybe his other son is straight and an identical twin so that's just a way to tell them from one another.


And that's relevant to the rest of us or the story how?
 
2021-09-15 10:37:52 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Picklehead:
My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?

Does him being gay add to the story?


It means all Canadians don't have an appendix because they are gay.
 
2021-09-15 10:38:24 PM  

austerity101: themindiswatching: libranoelrose: GreatGlavinsGhost: I hope someone is collecting all this evidence these stories about people suffering needlessly because of the GOP Cultists' "sincerely held beliefs"

Uh, they are perfectly fine with kids getting shot up in schools, why would they care about kids with appendicitis?

There is no redemption for these selfish pieces of shiat.

"LET MY KID SMILE! EVEN IF IT MEANS YOUR KID DIES!" is the norm.

It wouldn't surprise me if this generation of kids goes a hell of a lot harder on these assholes once they're in power. The assholes definitely aren't helping their cause, anyway.

/hell, they might actually end up imposing hard lockdowns if a pandemic happened to strike.

I think it comes in cycles. A generation grows up in relative luxury and ease and they think everyone has it like that, and they go easy on the powers that be and roll back protections and regulations. And generations that grow up with hardships go, "Hey, maybe we should help people and screw those who hurt us." Or something like that, anyway.

It's like how people don't think smallpox was a big deal because no one ever get smallpox. Or how we roll back safety measures because we haven't needed them lately, forgetting that things are OK because they're already in place.


See also:  banking regulations, before the '08 crash.

/turns out you DO need some government in your free market
 
2021-09-15 10:39:23 PM  
I have said that I do not wish death on covidiots, but I didn't care if they died from their own stupidity.

I'm starting to think we might need to kill off those idiots to give the rest of us a reasonable chance for survival.
 
2021-09-15 10:40:46 PM  

vudukungfu: TRUMP still killing people


Trump says "take the vaccine"....how does that kill ?
 
2021-09-15 10:41:15 PM  

yanceylebeef: How the unvaccinated  got into his appendix, I'll never know.


Thank you, now I don't have to be the jackass
 
2021-09-15 10:42:58 PM  
Baby Killer.
I remember being called that when I came home in '75.
I was still a kid, but they didn't care.
I could run multi million dollar equipment, but couldn't get hired to clean a toilet.
Baby Killer.
Now I watch these AntiVaxholes causing kids to catch this virus and get sick and DIE because some hack with a website or talk show wants to politicize this disease for a clown who wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire.
BABY KILLER.

yea, I'm upset.
 
2021-09-15 10:43:30 PM  
"My Body, My choice!!"

Idiots
 
2021-09-15 10:43:41 PM  
Pretty much just another cost of Freedom.

Still debating if it's as dumb as tiny coffins for guns, but dumb is dumb.
 
2021-09-15 10:44:47 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Picklehead: Jake Havechek: I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.

My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?

Does him being gay add to the story?


He loves his live gay son!
 
2021-09-15 10:45:17 PM  
What did these states do with the emergency COVID funds while the Northeast and Pac-West were getting pummeled last year? They should have a slush fund of emergency spending that was never used for temporary hospitals.
 
2021-09-15 10:45:47 PM  
We need to start requiring that at least 20% of ICU beds be held open for vaccinated and non-covid patients. Roll the overflow of unvaccinated plaguemongers into the parking lot for some ivermectin and last rites. I'm completely done with them. Get your damn shot or hurry up and die.
 
2021-09-15 10:47:57 PM  

WTP 2: vudukungfu: TRUMP still killing people

Trump says "take the vaccine"....how does that kill ?


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Time passes....

"I say take the vaccine"
Crowd: "Boooooo!"

Too late.
 
2021-09-15 10:48:51 PM  
"All lies, from the MSM..."

-Would be what my antivaxxer morons would say. "You'll see. There's a Storm Coming."
 
2021-09-15 10:49:07 PM  

Picklehead: We need to triage non-vaccinated people behind any emergency. Screw these guys! Freedom comes at a cost. Also, I think their insurance shouldn't have to pay their bill. Show them that freedom isn't free.


^this
 
2021-09-15 10:49:38 PM  
My appendix ruptured before surgery when I was a teen.  I spent the next seven days recuperating in the hospital, on a very liberal morphine drip, and presumably a ton of antibiotics.

It was pain unlike anything I've experienced before or since.  I can sympathize directly with what this kid is going through.

How did things get that bad?  It's a long story, but it involved me beginning to feel sick the day after my father had a ten hour back surgery.  Once it was clear I needed help, he put in extraordinary effort and called everyone he could think of to get me a ride to the hospital, I will never forget the kindness of the family friend who transported and stayed with me that entire day through four different medical institutions.

Then the doctors still wouldn't put me under the knife until my father, who could still barely move at this point, physically appeared at the hospital I wound up at to consent.
 
2021-09-15 10:50:33 PM  
Stephen King's book "The Stand" even touched on this subject with many collateral deaths being caused because ERs and other medical services were being swamped by all of the cases of "Captain Trips" and not being able to help those with other medical issues.
 
2021-09-15 10:52:50 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Surgery for a ruptured appendix is pretty nasty from what I have heard. The surgeons basically have spread your intestinal tract out enough to clean off all of the nasty-nasty to keep further infection from setting in, which compared to a simple appendectomy takes a pretty heavy toll on both the patient and the medical staff. But hey, freedum isn't free, right?


You are correct.
 
2021-09-15 10:52:55 PM  

austerity101: Salmon: jaivirtualcard: Picklehead: Jake Havechek: I was rushed into emergency surgery because my appendix was about to burst. I was 5. It hurt like a motherfarker, I could barely move from the pain and I just wailed until they put me under. My appendix was behind a thin layer of muscle, so whenever the pediatrician poked me in the belly at a check up, I didn't react.

My gay son was vacationing with his Canadian partner in Canada. He had his appendix removed and Canada paid for it despite the fact he is an American citizen.  My son is now a permanent resident and I know he is never returning to America.  Can you blame him?

Does him being gay add to the story?

maybe his other son is straight and an identical twin so that's just a way to tell them from one another.

And that's relevant to the rest of us or the story how?


I really don't know, I don't tend to classify the descriptions of my friends based upon their sexual preferences.

But I also don't care if you call me gay or straight. gay is not a bad word in my world.
 
2021-09-15 10:53:24 PM  

Jz4p: My appendix ruptured before surgery when I was a teen.  I spent the next seven days recuperating in the hospital, on a very liberal morphine drip, and presumably a ton of antibiotics.

It was pain unlike anything I've experienced before or since.  I can sympathize directly with what this kid is going through.

How did things get that bad?  It's a long story, but it involved me beginning to feel sick the day after my father had a ten hour back surgery.  Once it was clear I needed help, he put in extraordinary effort and called everyone he could think of to get me a ride to the hospital, I will never forget the kindness of the family friend who transported and stayed with me that entire day through four different medical institutions.

Then the doctors still wouldn't put me under the knife until my father, who could still barely move at this point, physically appeared at the hospital I wound up at to consent.


This is why we need to transfer ownership of children from the gamet doners to the government.  If the government had ownership of the child, it could have just given the go ahead to fix you up.

Problem solved.
 
2021-09-15 10:54:06 PM  

Pecunia non olet: WTP 2: vudukungfu: TRUMP still killing people

Trump says "take the vaccine"....how does that kill ?

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Time passes....

"I say take the vaccine"
Crowd: "Boooooo!"

Too late.


we were talking about covid, not 10 years ago.
 
2021-09-15 10:55:15 PM  
I'm all in favor of everyone getting the best medical care possible when they need it, but when every single ICU bed is occupied and one one more is needed, the antivaxxers need to be the first ones thrown to the curb where they can wait with their "strong immune system" until a bed opens up.
 
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