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Re: “Federal prison 'hot spot' contributes to COVID-19 surge across Pima County

BSLAP, you are correct. Huck is a county ADMINISTRATOR. I’ve never been aware that he has had hands on, experience or training in patient care as a nurse, nurse’s aide, an EMT, an RN, as a Nurse Practitioner, as a PA, or as an MD. My point remains, that an accurate report of the dismal conditions for crowded inmates, prison staff & prison medical staff, as being “shined on” by Mr Huck, is totally lacking in the reality of, or ability to accurately interpret, the medical complications of inmates locked into small spaces, an overwhelmed medical staff practicing far above their licensed practice level, & exhausted Fed correctional officers, working many hrs of overtime while being inadequately protected/medically tested for Covid.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 11/19/2020 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Federal prison 'hot spot' contributes to COVID-19 surge across Pima County

FIRST; when was Huckleberry designated as a knowledgeable medical spokesman for a Federal prison facility? What are his credentials for providing this kind of information to the public?
SECOND; what is “acute outpatient care?” Acute care usually means a need to be hospitalized, based on vital signs, including Oxygen saturation levels, which along with other vital signs & other symptoms usually reveal worsening Covid signs. “Acute outpatient care” would indicate a need for close 24/7 close, eyes on, observation to detect worsening symptoms. Is the prison infirmary set up to be a mini-acute care facility, as in potentially unstable medical conditions like Covid can be? Is there enough infirmary beds &/or staff numbers to frequently (every 1-2 hrs) check on pts considered marginal between stable & acute?
THIRD; do prisoners AND staff with dropping Oxygen sat levels, (they need to be observed & monitored for changes in response status, including Oxygen levels) do you put inmates on Oxygen in the infirmary? Do you send your Federal officers in an ambulance &/or pri vehicle to report in to a local ER? What is the current plan for immediate critical care needs for both inmates & Fed officers?
FOURTH; precisely WHAT are the “aggressive testing” measures for inmates & staff? Do both get to be tested, even if asymptomatic, for Covid, if they’ve had “close contact” (CDC guidelines of more than a CUMULATIVE period of time) a wholly inappropriate/inaccurate level for correctional institutions? IF NOT
SYMPTOMATIC, do both get tested AT ALL? Or do they get to continue as asymptomatic spreaders?
FiIFTH: there were allegedly failures to follow mask & PPE guidelines. That’s certainly possible, BUT, were both masks & PPE readily provided & available? Was in-service education available, mandatory & attendance recorded for medical & correctional staff? We’re masks, hand washing, & warning symptom information provided to inmates?

Haven’t addressed all the BS in this article from the Huckster, but the bottom line is that the local Fed prison medical personnel AND THE STAFF, AND THE PRISONERS are almost certainly being screwed over by the Bureau of Prisons..,& that’s undoubtedly taking place across the country. It’s the #45 admin, so what do you expect? The prisoners AND the Fed officers are getting inadequate to non-existent recommended care & follow up, & the prison medical personnel are forced into practicing far above their clinical guidelines.
A few important things to remember:
1) prisoners are still human beings & deserve & are required to be considered to be deserving of care.
2) medical staff are constrained in their care by their scope of practice, the medical capacity/technical availability to order/access labs & x-rays, pt histories, etc
3) Fed officers & medical staff in prisons are your neighbors, friends, & fellow parents & PTA members
4) it’s critical for all of us to remember 1 through 3 above!!!

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Posted by tiredofpc on 11/18/2020 at 11:06 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva: 'Trump Administration Must Undertake Every Effort To Reunite the Families They So Willingly Destroyed'

The original “crime” was to believe in & act on the morally bankrupt policy in the first place.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 10/22/2020 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Matter of Record

The ADS had an article several days ago (I know, real news on ADS about something besides sports!) about how Pascua Yacqui tribe members here in Tucson had to take a 2HOUR ROUND TRIP BUS RIDE to get to a polling place. There’s 4,000 Pascua tribal members living in Tucson, so that means anyone without private transportation becomes disenfranchisized if they can’t tolerate (time off work, child care issues, money) the 2 hrs on the bus, plus time in line to cast their vote. The fact that the Tohono O’odham’s ONLY POST OFFICE (a reservation the size of the state of Connecticut in SW AZ, mostly in Pima County) did NOT carry voter registration forms until Ms Cázares-Kelly, as a private citizen, complained about the lack of forms, until that was remedied. I believe that Ms Cázares-Kelly knows far more about voter suppression & it’s consequences than Mr White does.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 10/08/2020 at 8:20 PM

Re: “City Councilman Paul Durham Takes Leave of Absence from Ward 3 Job

I do not live within Tucson city borders. However, wishing City Councilman Durham well during this very difficult time.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 09/14/2020 at 4:53 AM

Re: “Trump faces criticism on remarks about service members, Arizona Sen. John McCain

As one of those “suckers” I will always consider the source, & the background of the person saying it. Ok, that’s done. Cadet Bonespur’s opinion is now where it belongs. 🚽🚽🚽

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Posted by tiredofpc on 09/09/2020 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Postal Service cuts already being felt in Arizona, raise election fears

De Joy doesn’t know the cost of a stamp for a postcard. Yep, that’s someone I want running the Post Office! In the meantime. USPS, where are my meds?

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Posted by tiredofpc on 08/25/2020 at 5:00 AM

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