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People Are Tired Of Coronavirus, But Not Following Rules Is Causing The Virus To Spread, Top Doc Says

"COVID fatigue" has set in for some people, which means they're not following safety rules, the city's health commissioner said — and that's leading to more people getting infected.

10/16/20 ... -doc-says/

CHICAGO — The city is facing a spike in coronavirus cases, and the city’s top doctor thinks it’s being fueled by “COVID fatigue.”

Some of the increase in new cases is due to increased testing, but not all of it, said Dr. Allison Arwady, head of the Chicago Department of Public Health. Instead, it appears the virus is seeing more spread again, in part because people are not taking safety precautions — like social distancing — because they’re tired of the pandemic and its restrictions, she said.

“I think people are getting COVID fatigue,” Arwady said Thursday. “I think this is real, that people are feeling like they’re tired of wearing their masks, they’re tired of social distancing, and they’re often letting their guard down.”

But the virus is still spreading, Arwady said, and the vast majority of new cases are coming from events and places where people feel safe, so they don’t follow safety precautions.

For example, people aren’t wearing masks or social distancing when they’re gathering in small groups with family and friends because they think everyone is safe, Arwady said — but that’s exactly where most new cases are occurring.

The increased spread can be seen all around Chicago. There are new cases in every ZIP code, and every racial/ethnic group and almost every age group is seeing an increase in new cases, Arwady said.

In Chicago, the average number of new coronavirus cases is up to 475 per day, a 43 percent increase from just one week ago. The city’s positivity rate has also risen .6 percentage points.

Arwady urged people to continue following safety guidelines, like staying 6 feet away from others, wearing masks when with people who aren’t part of your household and washing your hands frequently. Those actions can prevent coronavirus from spreading, experts have said.

The virus doesn’t care if you’re sick of following the rules, Arwady said — it only cares about finding new people to infect.

“I know people are tired of COVID,” Arwady said. “We’ve been talking about COVID fatigue — this wishing that we didn’t have to do the things we know work. Wishing that we didn’t have to wear masks. Wishing that we could do all the normal ways of interacting that let us be close to each other … .

“But right now, we need people more than ever to do the things that we know work.”
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‘People have gotten a little bit lax’

Coronavirus cases projected to double in Anchorage every 25 days

October 16, 2020 ... our-weeks/

Coronavirus cases are again on the rise in Alaska, and many of the infections are centered in Anchorage, which recently recorded one of its highest daily case counts yet.

Christy Lawton, manager of the city’s public health division, said there’s not one specific industry or outbreak driving the spread of the virus.

Instead, she thinks it has a lot to do with a broader shift in behavior. More people are gathering indoors, she said, and more people have, what she describes as, “coronavirus fatigue.”

“People have gotten a little bit lax and comfortable with kind of their comings and goings and their behaviors and their circles perhaps got wider,” she said. “We are seeing cases pop up really just in about every type of setting you can think of.”

That includes sporting events, businesses, churches, parties, break rooms, homeless shelters, medical practices and long-term care facilities.

There’s so much community spread at this point, health officials can’t say “if we did this, it would bring everything down,” said Janet Johnston, epidemiologist at the Anchorage Health Department.

“And that’s frustrating,” she said.

It’s not just Anchorage, or just Alaska, where coronavirus cases are climbing. The total number of new infections in the United States is also surging and headed toward a third peak.

Alaska has reported triple-digit daily case counts for three straight weeks, and Anchorage is among the regions in the state seeing the sharpest acceleration in new infections, according to the state health department, which described it as “substantial and concerning.”

And, Johnston said, it’s believed only one out of every 10 coronavirus infections are even being detected in Anchorage, meaning there’s many more cases out there than those reported each day.

Lawton said another growing issue for the city is that some people are not cooperating with contact tracers.

“Some of the people we are contacting that we know are positive have become a little less cooperative in providing information around their close contacts for probably various reasons,” she said. “But it does make the work of the contact tracers incredibly difficult and more challenging than it was several months ago.”

Also, she said, some people just don’t want to get tested.

Lawton and Johnston said they hope more Alaskans start taking measures again to help drive down the number of new infections. That includes keeping social circles small, wearing a mask and staying at least 6 feet apart from anyone you don’t live with.

Modeling, as of Friday, showed that if behavior doesn’t change in Anchorage, the number of new coronavirus cases reported daily is projected to double every 25 days. That could put the city at roughly 200 new cases a day.

Johnston said that means more hospitalizations and likely more deaths.

Modeling also shows Anchorage running out of ICU beds around Jan. 1 if things don’t improve, said Dr. Tom Hennessy, an epidemiologist at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Johnston and Lawton are also calling on Alaskans to get their flu shots.

“You don’t want to have your immune system compromised in any way right now,” Lawton said.

Note: This story has been updated to reflect the latest modeling on the coronavirus. On Wednesday, models showed the number of infections doubling every 28 days. By Friday, as cases continued to climb, it was every 25 days.
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Exhaustion with wearing masks, social distancing; doctors say 'COVID fatigue' is real

October 14th 2020 ... ue-is-real

With coronavirus changing life as we know it for seven months now, many are feeling what’s being called “COVID fatigue” – an exhaustion with wearing masks, social distancing and adhering to other health guidelines. Doctors say this burnout can be dangerous.

"I don’t think I’ve ever been more tired of anything in my entire life. I’m exhausted. It’s seven months since I’ve really been anywhere. That’s a long time to just see the inside of the walls of your house," said Maria Kolby, who lives in Columbia City.

“COVID fatigue” is all too real, and we found it in every person interviewed Wednesday.

"It's getting pretty exhausting as being stuck in your home and seeing the four walls of 8 foot by 8 foot office space," said Michael Wolfe, who lives in Columbia City.

Even the Health Officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County Dr. Jeff Duchin acknowledges he’s eager to return to normal, but stresses that a rise in cases around the county right now should put everyone on alert.

"I want my pre-COVID life as soon as possible, I know you do too. I understand that COVID fatigue is real and the steps we need to take are hard, but the trends we're seeing today should be a wakeup call for everyone," said Dr. Duchin.

We talked to a COVID-19 survivor who works as a nurse at Harborview Medical Center; she is pleading with people to not let their guard down and to think about the healthcare workers on the frontlines.

"People need to know that they need to be using their masks, their social distancing. If they get sick, they come to the hospital and they expose healthcare providers. We’re talking about the people that are going to keep you alive if you get sick so do it for us, please?" said Karen Kruse Goheen.

Dr. Ali Mokdad with UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says that wearing masks and distancing is critical right now as we approach winter – a time when people will take their gatherings indoors where the virus can spread more easily than being outside.

"We can control this virus and we can bring it down, but it will take all of us do to the right thing, especially in winter," said Dr. Mokdad.

For Andy Jacobs and his wife Janine, this effort to mask and distance is personal. Andy contracted a severe case of COVID-19 in March. He was hospitalized for weeks.

"Was on a ventilator for eight days during that period, near death twice during that period," said Andy Jacobs.

It took him four months to regain his voice – a brutal side effect from being on the ventilator. He and his wife are now using their voice to send a message.

"We are the lucky ones, but there are so many other families that aren’t as lucky as we are, and it is a matter of life and death. There is no excuse for not wearing your mask properly," stressed Janine Jacobs.

Dr. Mokdad says if 95% of Washingtonians wear masks, we could save 800 lives by Feb. 1.

Swedish Medical Group Psychologist Dr. Hayley Quinn has three recommendations for addressing exhaustion from coronavirus:

First, she advises people to consider who you are protecting (whether it’s a child’s teacher or a loved one).

Second, she recommends making it easy to abide by health guidelines by placing masks everywhere.

Lastly, Dr. Quinn encourages people to talk about the struggles and challenges of dealing with these restrictions related to COVID-19.
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Without a doubt this is taking a toll on peoples health.. i believe organized regulatory bodies and governments are causing an iatroepidemic - now a lot of you have never heard that word unless you heard it from me because the very nature of an iatroepidemic is that it is hidden in plain sight. I wrote these words a long time ago - in 1994 i think, maybe 1993... in any event i wholeheartedly believe we have many iatroepidemics occurring simultaneously

Ignaz Semmelweis was born July 1, 1818, Buda, Hungary, Austrian Empire—died August 13, 1865, Vienna, Austria. Dr. Semmelweis was a Hungarian physician who discovered the cause of puerperal (childbed) fever and introduced antisepsis into medical practice.

Max Planck, physicist, and Nobel Laureate, described the process by which science advances: “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up familiar with it.” Dr. Eugene Robin (Stanford University professor and physician) is quoted as saying: “Medicine too often follows the same pattern and at a terrible cost. Too many patients have died before the proponents of the old “truths”.”

This description of establishing “truths” applies to a story which took place in Europe during the mid 1800’s and about which many modern women have some vague understanding. It is doubtful that they realize this is a story about an iatroepidemic, but it is. Women might be especially aware of remnants of this bit of history concerning Puerperal (Childbed) Fever. Childbed fever was a major cause of death in the nineteenth century. The plague followed childbirth; the woman succumbing to a rapidly progressive illness ending in death.

We know, today, that the illness was caused by bacteria, but this tragedy was happening before the germ theory of disease had been formulated. People simply did not know that germs caused infection and the infection was spread from one person to another.

A young obstetrician named Ignaz Phillip Semmelweis worked in a famous Viennese hospital. His ward was organized in a way that allowed for medical students and faculty to pass directly from the area where they performed autopsies to the obstetrical unit where they examined women and delivered their babies without washing their hands.

Separate from the doctors ward, was a training ward for midwives. The midwives washed their hands between patients, probably for reasons of personal cleanliness rather than as a duty to their patients. Women desperately preferred the midwives ward apparently because they knew that women were more likely to survive childbirth there. Semmelweis took it upon himself to closely examine the autopsy records of patients who had died of childbed fever. He discovered good reason for the patient’s strong preference for the midwives ward. The death rate was astronomically high by comparison to the midwives section of the hospital. Semmelweis noted something remarkable after examining a colleague who had died after cutting himself during an autopsy done on a patient who had died from the fever. It was determined that the doctor died from the same illness as the women of the obstetrical ward. This finding led him to a series of deductions:

* The fever causing the women to die was somehow passed from person to person.

* The one who carried the disease was often the doctor.

* Simple hygienic measures such as washing one’s hands before examining each patient could limit the transmission of the disease.

The young obstetrician had no idea that germs caused the disease that was killing so many and he had no firm evidence that his theories were correct. But Semmelweis was able to put together a series of brilliant intuitions. His instructions to the staff on the ward required them to wash their hands in a chemical solution before examining each patient. A dramatic drop in the death rate on his ward resulted. His findings and views were published in the medical literature but he was met with fierce opposition from orthodox obstetricians and especially so from the leaders among them. Ultimately he was driven out of Vienna. Upon returning to his home in Budapest, he continued to fight orthodoxy. Opponents were relentless; he was attacked both medically and scientifically. Additionally, he was attacked personally. There were some doctors who supported him, but the nature of medicine is such that practices are set by influential experts.

When the experts are wrong, they are responsible for the downfall of most of the doctors along with them. Such proved to be the case with Semmelweis’ theory. It is told that Semmelweis was unable to withstand the assault due to his sensitive nature. He anguished over numerous wrongs, went insane, and died. Eventually, his views proved to be triumphant and it should be said that millions of women have lived to raise their children because of his pioneering dedication some one-hundred-fifty-five years ago. This episode of plague was a true iatroepidemic because the doctors literally spread death.

The doctors, convinced that they were excellent physicians, found it inconceivable that they could have been the instruments of this unbelievable harm caused to their patients. Their refusal to accept responsibility for such an unthinkable tragedy is thought to have been an overreaction to the threat upon their self-esteem. The most important thing to realize about this point of history has to do with risk and benefit. The doctors had practically no risk in trying Semmelweis’ approach. All they needed to do was wash their hands in between patients. The risk-benefit analysis says it all. Semmelweis’ story is an important part of medical history. He was correct and his views ultimately saved millions of lives. The germ theory was not established for another twenty-five years but he dared to trust his analysis. He was courageous and he held fast to his belief. It must be asked if he had to die for his convictions. We suppose he did. For that, we are driven to admire him even more.

Experts resist change. If this event had taken place today, would modern experts have reacted any differently? How many years did obstetricians continue with their old ways of doing things? It is known that there was no immediate conversion to the hygienic method of practice and it is probable that women continued to die needlessly. Most iatroepidemics remain hidden unless and until special circumstances arise.

Now I have mentioned that word iatroepidemic several times without explanation, yet it demands one. Eugene D. Robin, M.D., Stanford University professor, and physician in his book titled Matters of Life & Death: Risks vs. Benefits of Medical Care, first published in 1984, was initially written for doctors. Because of its favorable reception, Dr. Robin decided that his teachings might be useful to non-doctors as well. His commitment to medicine is unquestionable. Dr. Robin’s position with regard to his book, Matters of Life & Death, was that people, as patients, can minimize the risks of modern medicine if they are taught about the existence of certain flaws that are presently a part of the system of medicine.

What is an iatroepidemic? So that there is no misunderstanding I shall quote from Dr. Robin who wrote in his book: ““Iatroepidemic is a term I have coined to denote an epidemic, or plague, caused by doctors. Like iatrogenic it derives from the Greek (iatros=doctor, epi=on, demos=people). Iatroepidemics develop because of systematic errors incorporated into medical practice.”

The application of these errors to masses of patients results in harm or death to large numbers. Unlike iatrogenic episodes, which are random and accidental, iatroepidemics are systematic and their causes are predictable — and therefore potentially preventable.”

Several specific characteristics are common to all the identified iatroepidemics including the first recorded by Ignaz Semmelweis. Those features, generally fall into five distinct transitions.

1. A fundamentally unsound idea or one with poorly interpreted experience is introduced into practice.

2. The practice (diagnostic and treatment) took hold without adequate study as to the safety or efficiency of the practice and then developed a life of its own.

3. A group of experts supported the practice which in turn encouraged its continued application.

4. The reputations or positions of the experts partially depended on the practice they encouraged. When the practice was challenged, they leaped to its defense, which caused changes to come slowly.

5. The fundamentally unsound idea was repeated time and again. This process fosters iatroepidemics and harms many patients.

The process of developing medical knowledge is typically examined in three segments.

* Transcription- how the approach becomes described in the minds of doctors;

* Translation- how the approach is used in patient care;

* Decay- how the approach is found to be inadequate and modified or discarded.
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There are a lot of different opinions on this issue .
Keep that in mind when reading about this topic.

Some are calling this a Hoax, a "Scamdemic' , or even a 'Plandemic' - even a way to erase sovereign governments,
and issue in the New World Order.

I see people in public disregarding the wearing of masks to where it's now becoming it's own separate issue :

Mask , or anti-Mask:

'Masks work? NO': Twitter removes anti-mask tweet from Dr. Scott Atlas ... t=breaking

So here are a few different opinions in articles, and videos on the subject:

Why do Americans believe the coronavirus outbreak is a hoax?

A Bioweapon or a Hoax?

They thought COVID-19 was a hoax, until they fell ill ... l-n1236183

Man Who Called COVID a ‘Hoax’ Feels Guilty After He and 13 Family Members Test Positive — and 2 Die ... ive-2-die/

It’s a hoax (cough)—a highlight reel of pandemic pandering and political hubris

Police Harass Man Who Had "Scamdemic" Sign In Car

The Wuhan Flu COVID-19 is the SCAMDEMIC and we've been played

Doctor Fact-Checks PLANDEMIC Conspiracy


'Australians must know the truth - this virus is not a pandemic': Alan Jones

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it got Boris...
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