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  • We need more those of the words constantly being touted by health care professionals at the front lines here and across the Joining us now is Dr Dairy and Sutton, who is an emergency room physician here in New York City.

  • Doctor, thanks so much for joining us.

  • Good evening.

  • How are you?

  • I am, well, hanging in there, as all of us are.

  • So let's get straight to it to you in your hospital.

  • Have what you need in terms of personal protective equipment or P P.

  • I mean, how prepared is your hospital?

  • So the answer is no.

  • The amount of in 95 mass that have been circulated, unfortunately, or simply just not enough.

  • We're finding that we're using in 95 mask on a weekly basis when they normally are used for one patient interaction.

  • So we're already at the point where we're stretching.

  • Our resource is we haven't hit the worst of it yet.

  • I mean, hospitals are already saying that they're out of equipment.

  • Our system's just not set up for scenarios like the one that we're facing, so that's a great question.

  • We often set up for emergencies.

  • That's, um, emergency events such as mass casualty incident.

  • So every e.

  • R is set up in a way where we can facilitate.

  • But this is a situation where we're going through a mass casualty incident every single day.

  • A lot of people reference other prior infections or outbreaks such as stars in 2003.

  • But the simple reality is is that this pandemic of ICO bit 19 virus far, far far outweighs the effects of such virus and such a start.

  • So it's a simple, real reality that we just did not have the capacity to store the amount necessary to treat this many people.

  • Now, some doctors in Italy have warned over the weekend that they were growing concern that hospitals were becoming a place of transmission back into communities.

  • Is that something that we should be thinking about?

  • And what's your advice to patients who want to go to hospitals in New York who don't have cove It issues?

  • Yeah, so I hear that, and I will say it's a position I'm always concerned about, that we've made precautions in many different ers that I've spoken to my colleagues around New York City.

  • We've tried to establish zones where we have patients who are high risk for the likely diagnosis of Kobe, 19 on other zones for patients who have other emergencies, like strokes, heart attacks, other issues that are happening still, regardless of this infection, the reality is, is that as time goes on, everyone is going to be exposed.

  • We're trying out best.

  • But what I would say to people who are coming into the emergency room is really ask yourself whether or not you need to be there and realize that you're stepping into a place that has a high risk of exposure to covert 19 if you don't already have it.

  • So what I like to inform people is utilize other resource is like telehealth.

  • Urgent care, even calling the E r and talking about your symptoms to a nurse or a provider, and you probably be better equipped to understand what you're getting into.

  • Tell us a little bit about the types of cases that you're seeing, especially when it comes to young people who, as we saw over the weekend, some of them seem to think that they're immune.

  • Yeah, and I have to say that I thought the same.

  • I thought the name when I was looking at the initial data and statistics that were coming from China.

  • I thought that this is a disease that was really just limited to those who are over 60 or those who had chronic conditions.

  • But the reality is is that I'm not seeing that I'm seeing with patients coming in in their thirties and forties who are requiring significant interventions requiring oxygen and intimations and having significant pneumonias that are making them symptomatic.

  • I can say that from the reports.

  • As faras, the CDC goes, the mortality outcomes are still very low for those under the age of 40.

  • But we're still doing these procedures and interventions that air needed for these people who are, in my mind young and should never really be in the e.

  • R.

  • Now point that can't be stressed.

  • Enough is the need for social distancing and flattening occur.

  • We keep hearing that right, But are there levels to This is going out for a leisurely run, something that people should be avoiding at this point.

  • I saw a bunch of people in Central Park on Friday, you know, kind of squished together on park benches.

  • People are still going out and they're still kind of in close proximity to each other.

  • S o I would important people.

  • First off the definition of social distancing is that you wantto basically retain your family unit.

  • So that means that if you live within a small space with your roommates, for example, it doesn't mean that you should invite another apartment over because that in effect, is inviting to family units together.

  • And that's inappropriate.

  • If you're trying to follow the rules of social distancing as far as going out for around, I think that's completely okay.

  • However, if you notice that you're in a space of a high population density, you need to find an exit and get out because you're going to be exposed inevitably.

  • Or if you have asymptomatic Kobe, you're going to expose someone else vulnerable.

  • So what I try to inform people is Stacy be aware of the surroundings around you?

  • And if some places crowded avoided Dr Sutton, thank you so much for your time and your insight.

  • We really appreciate that.

  • Of course.

  • Thank you so much, Lindy.

  • Hi, everyone.

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    林宜悉   posted on 2020/03/26
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