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    Given the world's response to Covid, I have very...

    Given the world's response to Covid, I have very little hope action will be taken in time to prevent serious fallout from climate change.
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    WA State just issued an emergency order to...

    WA State just issued an emergency order to temporarily restrict non-urgent health care services, procedures and surgeries that are performed in hospitals, as part of a package of measures taken to...
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    My department has had a serious reduction in our...

    My department has had a serious reduction in our staffing levels: Structural and wildland firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics. Effectively down 30-50%, it's hard to say, and management isn't responding...
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    I went to our local grocery market yesterday, and...

    I went to our local grocery market yesterday, and paid careful attention.

    I normally just "shop along the walls" and get produce, dairy, and meat. The past year or so, meat prices have been...
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    Wrong.

    Wrong.
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    Be well Iris!

    Be well Iris!
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    Here in my state, in the recent redistricting...

    Here in my state, in the recent redistricting efforts, I have seen the Democratic Party redrawing lines to marginalize some communities, and make some seats even safer for Democrat candidates. Even...
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    I missed it I think

    I missed it I think
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    Our County had its first covid death today. An...

    Our County had its first covid death today. An unvaccinated individual who basically lived the life of a hermit. Be careful out there.
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    That sucks, Rob :-(

    That sucks, Rob :-(
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    I always feel so cheerful when I help teach the...

    I always feel so cheerful when I help teach the "Stop The Bleed" classes here in our community :-(. I mean, yes, good skills to have, and it's nice that people have an interest, but it raises some...
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    From our analysis here, we could handle two,...

    From our analysis here, we could handle two, maybe three, and get them to one of the best Level One trauma care centers in the country in time to make a difference. If all the dominoes lined up -...
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    And FEMA defines a "mass casualty incident" as...

    And FEMA defines a "mass casualty incident" as “an event that overwhelms the local healthcare system, where the number of casualties vastly exceeds the local resources and capabilities in a short...
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    I've ordered boring medical supplies from them in...

    I've ordered boring medical supplies from them in the past and got prompt delivery. This pointer just arrived in my mail about an hour ago, so they must have a stash.
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    In stock tests. Available in sizeable...

    In stock tests. Available in sizeable quantities, 2-3 day delivery time to remote islands:

    https://www.vitalitymedical.com/intrivo-on-go-covid-test.html
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    I think you'd have to craft financial incentives...

    I think you'd have to craft financial incentives fairly carefully. People's discount-rate for future Bad Things often is incorrectly calculated. I suspect a before-the-Bad-Thing penalty would be...
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    I feel terribly sorry that they are unwitting...

    I feel terribly sorry that they are unwitting victims to deliberate misinformation and conspiracy-theory mongering. It is shameful.

    This foolishness kills people.
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    That seems a bit much. There are still people...

    That seems a bit much. There are still people who are unvaccinated because they are in underserved communities, or have PEG / polysorbate allergies. There are also people who are just victims of...
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    In the UK for ages now, you have been able to get...

    In the UK for ages now, you have been able to get free 7-packs of lateral flow test kits from the NHS, either mailed to your home or picked up at local pharmacies or collection points. I think...
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    The key, of course, is to manage the impact so it...

    The key, of course, is to manage the impact so it doesn't overwhelm things.

    We had to medevac several mass casualty auto accidents this last week. It was difficult to find ICU beds. One person I...
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    Practice with using it a fair bit while you are...

    Practice with using it a fair bit while you are healthy. Readings can fluctuate noticeably even when everything is normal, so get a good idea ahead of time, so you aren't alarmed when you try to...
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    Silt. Disorientation. Getting lost/stuck. ...

    Silt. Disorientation. Getting lost/stuck. Entanglement. Running out of air. Claustrophobia. Basically almost everything that scares me about interior firefighting, without the fire, but with a...
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    I dive. And I cave. Doing both at once...

    I dive. And I cave. Doing both at once is....well....wow. Terrifying!!!!
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    Good luck with that :-(

    Good luck with that :-(
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    Sadness, Rob :-(

    Sadness, Rob :-(
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