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Walter Reid isn’t a “public” hospital. It’s a very high quality military hospital. It’s the main hospital POTUS or any dignitary would go to in the DC area. Trump isn’t a garden variety billionaire. He’s the leader of the free world. There is an entire presidential suite set up with working offices for the president and staff. Additionally, there are private medical facilities in the suite, even an ICU bed. It’s also high security and everybody who treats him in that area has had a background check. It is part of the plan for ANY president to be treated there.
It’s much better for him to be there than at the White House. If he does get very sick very fast (which tends to happen with COVID), can you imagine the media sh*t show with video of him being taken out of the White House on a stretcher?
Being there means he can be much more closely monitored than would be possible at the White House.
I’m a physician and I have colleagues who know the president’s physician. He is in good hands and is exactly where he needs to be right now.
I’ve also done house call medicine. NO, you can’t get the same level of care at home as in the hospital. Yes, blood can be drawn and taken to any lab. But the turn around time to get the results isn’t the same. He needs to be someplace where results are available almost immediately.
You can find basic information about any physician on their states medical board site.
Here is the link to the information the Texas Medical Board has for Dr Stella Immanuel. She is the only one whose name I know because I have previously been in contact with her on social medica
I’ve been using the LettuceGrow hydroponic system. I started in May with no gardening experience. The company is super helpful. I live in a 4th floor apartment with a small balcony.
Contact tracing is a legitimate public health function that has been used for decades to help investigate and contain infectious diseases. It’s how we know that X number of people got sick at restaurant Y salad bar, for example. I’ve been involved in it myself for investigating outbreaks of mumps and measles. (I’m a Public Health Physician)
Contact tracing simply means figuring out where an infected person has been in order to try to determine where they got the disease, and then also figuring out who else has been exposed. It does not require use of technology (such as phone tracking apps)
I think a good analogy is crime. It’s possible to solve a crime without relying on facial recognition and video cameras everywhere. Investigating a crime doesn’t violate rights. But setting up cameras with facial recognition to scan crowds so that the data is there in case a crime is committed DOES.
Same with contact tracing. Contact tracing per se does not violate rights. But the use of phone apps certainly does- or at least it does if it’s mandated (not voluntary)
I’m a physician currently working at a nursing home. We haven’t had any cases. However the assumption that staff are young and health is not necessarily valid. Some are, of course, but a lot are not.