I’m starting to get overwhelmed. Despair is setting in.
We’re doomed. Doooooomed…I think of War of the Worlds, where the aliens were wiped out by the common cold. A little thing like that can do so much damage.
Trump is accusing New York doctors and nurses of hoarding masks, gloves, and scrubs. Let’s do some math: A nurse in each wing deals with 20 patients in a wing. They put on a new mask and gloves each time. That’s 20/hr. X 12 hr shift = 240 a shift per nurse. Say there are 5 nurses on duty per wing. 1200 masks and gloves per wing. The hospital I used to work at had 12 wings, including ICU (it was a very small hospital) . 14,400 masks and gloves per 12 hours, or 28,800 a day. And that’s just for the nurses, not doctors or surgeons or support staff or maintenance or materials management or radiologists, etc.
There are dozens of hospitals in NYC.
Not understanding basic math hurts
Things are starting to get crazy here. I haven’t touched another human in 2 weeks. I’m an introvert, but this is a long time without human contact. I miss Katie so much.
Hoo Boy. Things are getting intense here in New York. It’s hard to keep 6 feet away in a place where you live in tiny apartments. I don’t think people realize how small they are. New Yorkers are used to having the city outside as part of their home. There’s a LOT of park and playground space because people don’t have yards. But now people aren’t just exercising in the park, they’re congregating just to have some human presence.
Btw: in a quest to give people new reading material, my novel “The Watchmage of Old New York” is free in ebook form today. The sequel “Cold Iron” is free till the 31st. Here’s the link