Daniel W Johnson, MD... is EXACTLY the kind of person who makes this happen.
I have been in communication with a friend who is a critical care physician from the Lombardy region of Italy. The health care workers there are living in a nightmare, having to decide who lives and who dies from lack of oxygen because their health care system is overwhelmed.
I heard people are dying, and its terrible healthcare workers have to decide who lives and who dies, like we do EVERY DAMN DAY.
1. More people, including some of our friends and family, will die. Maybe.
2.Health care workers like me, Rachel, and several of you are at higher risk of dying. Just as we were with SARS, MERS, and every season with Influenza.
3. All health care workers will have to witness the needless deaths of patients who could have survived. If they had gotten treatment before the one who did. We set up this healthcare system to always operate at 90% of capacity. For 23 years I've worked in ICU/Burn/ER, never have I worked at a hospital that EVER had excess capacity....and that is by design. Reap it.....
When you do get groceries, etc., buy twice as much as you normally do so that you can go to the store half as often. Use hand sanitizer immediately after your transaction, and immediately after you unload the groceries. JEEZUS....just add to the panic and fear. This is the guy who brought all the fucking toilet paper everyone is rioting about.
Everyone on this email, besides Mom and Dad, are at low risk for severe disease if/when they contract COVID-19 (HOLY SHIT, HE IS FINALLY HONEST!) While this is great, that is not the main point. When young, well people fail to do social distancing and hygiene, they pick up the virus and transmit it to older people who are at higher risk for critical illness or death. So everyone needs to stay home. Even young people.
(OR WE COULD JUST ROUND UP AND QUARANTINE EVERYONE OVER 60 IN ONE PLACE AND GET ON WITH OUR LIVES)
Our nation is the strongest one in the world. We have been through other extreme challenges and succeeded many times before. We WILL return to normal life. Please take these measures now to flatten the curve, so that we can avoid catastrophe.
GO FUCK YOURSELF DAN, you fucking lemming