Best posts made by George K
No pulse? No ride.
Cardiac patients who cannot be revived at home must be declared dead, according to jarring new orders given to EMS teams in New York.
Effective immediately, patients in cardiac arrest will not be transported to a hospital if first responders cannot get a pulse on their own while administering CPR, a new internal memo obtained by ABC News states. City hospitals are overrun with COVID-19 patients and some cardiac patients may not receive the medical care they need to survive.
“These orders are binding and the FDNY will devise a plan for implementation,” Deputy Fire Commissioner Frank Dwyer told ABC News.
In a blunt advisory on March 29, the Nassau County Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee on Long Island stated, “There is no medical benefit to transporting patients in cardiac arrest with CPR in progress.” The statement goes on to justify the new protocol with a statistic saying successful resuscitation rates increase when patients are not moved during CPR.
The Gym is Open!
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been enjoying exclusive access to a private workout space at the court during the coronavirus pandemic, as her doctors have deemed her training sessions "essential to her well-being."
The court said Wednesday that, at the 87-year-old justice’s request, it set aside "limited private space" by its health facility for her to use for her famous exercise regimen. In a statement, the court said "[t]he space is being used exclusively by the justice. No other justices are using the space, and the employee gym is closed to all users."
The statement comes after Law360 reported Tuesday that Justice Ginsburg had still been holding her in-person workout sessions with longtime personal trainer Bryant Johnson during the coronavirus crisis, at a time when the Supreme Court has been closed to the public and oral arguments indefinitely postponed.
In an interview with Law360, Johnson said that the two were taking precautions to wipe down equipment, wash their hands and keep their distance. He said that he had also canceled his appointments with his other clients and was only working with the justice.
"Everybody's been shut down. The only reason why I didn't shut the justice down is because, hey, she ain't having it," said Johnson, who spent over 30 years in the U.S. Army and now works in D.C.'s federal district court. "She has that grandfather status to me and if she wants to train, that’s the least that I can do."
Latest posts made by George K
RE: No More Cops
My post was so last month...
NYPD limits retirement applications amid 400 percent surge this week
New York’s Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle — while citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay, The Post has learned.
A surge of city cops filing papers during the past week more than quadrupled last year’s number — as the city grapples with a surge of shootings — and the stampede caused a bottleneck that’s forcing others to delay putting in their papers, officials and sources said.
The NYPD said Wednesday that 179 cops filed for retirement between June 29 and Monday, an astounding 411-percent increase over the 35 who filed during the same time period in 2019.
The astonishing rush for the door came as 503 cops filed for retirement between May 25 — the day George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, sparking anti-cop protests around the country — and July 3, the NYPD said.
That number represents a 75-percent increase over the 287 who filed for retirement during the same time last year, the NYPD said.
Sources said that the deluge of applications had overwhelmed the department — due to cancellation of overtime for the workers who process them — and that the number of daily applicants was being limited as a result.
RE: Tucker: Masks and social distancing have no basis in science
@Horace looking at the twitter comments, you're right. He was talking about schools.
His tweet is a total lie. Here's the context he removed. Tucker was talking about schools.
"In Denmark schools have been open since late April. Masks have not been required but the number of infected children has not grown. It has steadily declined."
RE: Seattle City Councilwoman
Let's see... you're leaning libertarian, yet you would vote for Bernie.......
That's not at all what he said:
I repeatedly said I would pull the libertarian lever back when it looked like Bernie was going to win the primary
Also, I remember Jon being critical of the Wall Street protestors back in the day when drum circles were a thing.
RE: A Letter on Justice and Open Debate
People were alarmed Tuesday to see a disturbing letter published in Harper Magazine which asked for a more tolerant atmosphere for dissenting viewpoints. The letter was followed by a list of signatories, which has been handed to Interpol, who are now trying to hunt down these dangerous individuals.
“I mean, these people say you should be able to disagree about things without fear for your life and your job,” said trans activist Kendra Chandler. “And they signed this letter along with people who think gender has something to do with biology! I feel unsafe just knowing these people are out there.”
This attack on progressivism -- suggesting people shouldn’t be terrified to say something different from what is currently considered progressive thought -- has shaken the Left, but they have vowed to punish everyone associated with it. Already a few of the signatories have been captured and have subsequently denounced ever thinking open debate is okay. Most of the signatories are still at large, though, and if you encounter anyone who wants a society capable of handling differing viewpoints, Interpol has created a hotline to call.
RE: Little Sisters Win SCOTUS Battle!!!
This is how CNN framed it:
The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the Trump administration to expand exemptions for employers who have religious or moral objections to complying with the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.
The 7-2 ruling reverses a lower court decision that had blocked Trump's move nationwide.
The ruling is a win for President Donald Trump, who has vowed to act aggressively to protect what he and other conservatives frame as religious liberty, as well as for the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic religious order for women who, along with the Trump administration, asked the court to step in.
The lawsuit against HHS was filed by the Little Sisters in 2013, and SCOTUS granted cert in 2016.
Unsealing Public Records
The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the University of Delaware for access to all records from former Vice President Joe Biden’s Senate career that are housed in the university’s library, the DCNF and Judicial Watch announced Wednesday.
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in the Superior Court of Delaware on behalf of itself and the DCNF related to Freedom of Information Act requests both organizations submitted to the university on April 30. The requests also sought all agreements between the university and Biden concerning the storage of his Senate records, in addition to any logs or sign-in sheets recording any individuals who have visited the location where the records are stored.
The university denied the DCNF’s request on May 20, saying the records requested were not related to the expenditure of public funds. The Delaware Department of Justice denied the DCNF’s appeal on July 1, saying its request to access Biden’s Senate records “is an inappropriate use of FOIA that does not advance FOIA’s objective of furthering the accountability of government to its citizens.”
“The University of Delaware should do the right thing and turn over Joe Biden’s public records as required by law,” said DCNF President Neil Patel. “Partisan gamesmanship by a public university is unseemly and unlawful. If they don’t want to do the right thing, we will force them in court.”
Biden donated more than 1,850 boxes and 415 gigabytes of digital records from his 36-year career in the Senate to the University of Delaware in 2012. The university initially said the archival records, which contain committee reports, draft legislation and correspondence, would be made “available to the public two years after Biden’s last day in elected public office.”
But the university changed the agreement just hours before Biden announced his candidacy for president in April 2019. Now it says the records won’t be made available to the public until two years after Biden “retires from public life.”
The university previously refused to provide the DCNF with its agreement with Biden detailing why it cannot unseal his Senate records. “The gift agreement signed when the papers were donated is not a public document,” university spokeswoman Andrea Boyle Tippett said.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said: “The University of Delaware should stop protecting Joe Biden and provide the public access to his public records, as Delaware law requires.