Dr. Kavita Patel On Holiday Travel: ‘It’s About Helping Health Care Workers’ | The ReidOut | MSNBC

Dr. Kavita Patel On Holiday Travel: 'It's About Helping Health Care Workers' | The ReidOut | MSNBC 1


Dr. Kavita Patel notes the sacrifices of health care workers during the pandemic, saying that 2,000 of them have died during the pandemic: ‘It’s not about you, it’s about health care workers.’ Aired on 11/23/2020.
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Dr. Kavita Patel On Holiday Travel: 'It's About Helping Health Care Workers' | The ReidOut | MSNBC

27 Comments on "Dr. Kavita Patel On Holiday Travel: ‘It’s About Helping Health Care Workers’ | The ReidOut | MSNBC"

  1. Nine Fools Wise | November 23, 2020 at 9:01 PM | Reply

    Let’s talk. As celebrations take place around the world for democracy the US has passed some devastating milestones – nearly 200,000 COVID-19 infections a day and 257,000 deaths. For many months some Americans have resisted wearing protective masks because they, “Take away freedom.” Is this really about taking away freedoms?
    We are a county founded on the compassionate rule of law. We have seat belt laws and second-hand smoke laws. These are just two small examples of laws enacted to protect us when we cannot protect ourselves and each other. When functioning properly our representatives in government have the ability, as defined by constitutions, charters, etc., to do those things we cannot do all by ourselves. This may include building highways, providing K-12 education and let’s not forget protecting us from deadly forest fires, hurricanes and our national defense. Governors, legislators and judges, in addition to the media, are working as best as they can, as quickly as they can and with the best available public health information to keep all of us safe; individually we do not have the collective expertise, human and financial resources to manage these challenges. If they need to do this legally by decree, executive order or other provisions allowed them during emergencies then they are doing their jobs.
    Although most people are doing the best they can to save lives there are some powerful few who are literally killing people. Take Trump and his super spreader events. A Stanford University study found his rallies have killed 700 people and infected 30,000. Columbia University published a study recently on how 130,000-210,000 lives could have been saved if the Trump administration and his devotees had not politicized science a pandemic that has infected over 53 million and killed 1,300,000 world-wide – so far. Approximately 40% of the infected are asymptomatic and never know they may be spreading COVID according to the CDC.
    There is good news. The US government may start distributing a vaccine by the end of the year. It will go to the most vulnerable populations first including first responders. It does take weeks after the first inoculation for the vaccine to take full effect and more than one booster shot may be necessary. No one knows the duration of immunity for anyone who has recovered from COVID or from any particular vaccine. Pfizer vaccine showed 90% immunity but only for seven days. More needs to be understood. Perhaps the singular greatest problem with regard to vaccines is that too many people have been dissuaded from even getting vaccinated at all. If that is the case, it will prolong moving forward precipitously. It is possible we may be wearing masks well through 2021. Our best line of defense remains masks, social distancing, etc. By taking these basic precautions the University of Washington projects we can save over 65,000 lives by March 2021. Remember, this virus is about 8X deadlier than the 2019 flu and is the third leading cause of death in the US only behind heart disease and cancer. Please fact-check this information yourself. Just one idea – A national public service announcement program on the proper fit and use of masks, hand washing (20 seconds), social distancing, etc. Facing the truth is empowering, freeing. The sooner the more people accept reality, the sooner we can recover together as a country – grieve those we have loved and lost – and collectively address other urgent concerns.
    One last thing – we are fortunate. Do the people resisting wearing a mask really have no understanding of what is true loss of your freedoms? Have we learned nothing from history: slavery, disenfranchisement, imprisonment in jails, ghettos and concentration camps, inscription into armies, forced marriage, starvation… Over 85,000 children (under five) in Yemen have died since 2015 directly because of US foreign policy. Currently, 16 million more Yemen children, women and men face starvation but we can still save them by providing immediate emergency assistance with our International allies. We just have to care enough about their freedom, their literal right to life. I’d like to believe we are capable of understanding false equivalences of facial coverings and the right to life, freedom from extreme suffering. This may not be what we have expected but it is nothing new, not really. And we each have superpowers – our infinite capacity for creative adaptation and a little thing called love. – Please feel free to share this post. Take care, stay safe out there and thank you.

  2. Its been here for 10 mos. Dont yu have a brain. Public

  3. fourthqtrplayer | November 23, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

    Trump supporters don’t care about “non existent inflated deaths”…..lemmings got their leashes off!!

  4. Richard García | November 23, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply

    Trump followers do not like phony failing and losing leaders like Donald Trump.

  5. Maxine Waters 💧 she is loving this. Good for her!!!
    Trump’s defeat that is.

  6. His Operation Warp Speed is a flop. Other labs in other countries are on the same successful track and timeline for getting vaccines to the public. It was simply another multi-billion dollar giveaway of our hard earned tax dollars to his uber-rich cronies. Don’t forget the Kodak fiasco. All cons.

  7. Trump voter here. I congratulate President Elect Biden. While this is not the outcome I wanted, I accept it.

  8. I hope Biden has place for Dr. Kavita Patel in his administration!

  9. 😷maskitorcasket💀

  10. If you just expect that health workers will be there for you if, and when, you end up in hospital, or you ‘felt’ this pandemic was a fake then you are dead wrong.
    There may be beds and ventilators but there just aren’t enough medical staff.
    Do the right thing, both for your family, the country and for yourself.

  11. Selfish jerks on a plane.

  12. Trump is so full of himself. We knew that 4 years ago.

  13. Richard Thomas | November 23, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

    I was willing to give Trump a chance when he became President . but the fact is all he does is lie about everything . With Trump everything is about himeself . He is NOT for us the American people . period .

  14. What does it mean that Powell is registered as a military lawyer and is the only person who can be prosecuted for treason in a court of law? ?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx9HplDHDl0

  15. There won’t be any golf in NY state prison, so Don the Con is just trying to get a few more days of tax payer funded golf in before he gets sent away.

  16. People need they,r family’s.Elderly need to hold grandbaby’s.Thats how you stay healthy and happy.I stay away from doctor,s and hospital,s.And I don’t watch TV..Its all lies..fear mongering and straight up lies..thats unhealthy…

  17. Democrats just don’t get it. THEY never will. KEEP THE FAITH joey

  18. Classy Ann Sassy | November 23, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply

    Vaccines are going to have side effects fever, soreness in the arm, muscle aches, you will need a day to recover, and especially with the second shot, so it wont be a bed Rose’s, but it’s better than a chance on covid. you get covid when they start rolling out the vaccine, isnt going to help you, just remember that when your in the hospital

  19. We should have sent Dolly Parton go to the G20. She cares about the pandemic and other people. 
    Is it me or are all these old fashioned virtues suddenly radical leftist ideas?

  20. michael boultinghouse | November 23, 2020 at 11:58 PM | Reply

    sleepy joe will be ignored since he is illegitimate and the deplorables will keep arming
    NATIONAL TAX BOYCOTT REVOLT. together with solidarity we can push the marxists into insolvency and shutdown

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