r/HermanCainAward RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

Update: 7 months after his fatal brush with covid that left him on ECMO, Red still has a few more hurdles to jump through. Link in comments Lifetime Achievement Award

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u/MysteriousHat7343 Jaded Covid responder Nov 29 '22

Guess learning to walk, clean himself, and eat and drink for himself counts as hurdles.

Which all could have been avoided with vaccinations

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

Don't forget trying to pick up a cup or walk without a cane!

Let's not forget getting that peg tube out!

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u/irlvnt14 Nov 29 '22

Hey how about one regular “breathe in and out” without O2, nebulizer, inhaler or a cough

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u/starbetrayer 💰1 billion dollars GoFundMe💰 Nov 29 '22

details, details, GID will provide

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u/mysteriousrev Team Pfizer Nov 29 '22

I have a cane I only use on really bad days (exercise induced muscle condition) and even then I hate using it. But safety!

These people use it as almoxt a badge of courage when they didn’t even have to get to that point.

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u/Flicker-pip Go Give One Nov 29 '22

Has the wife ever recommended that others get the vaccine so as to avoid this horrible situation? Didn’t see anything in the story she told about his journey. That always blows me away but we see it again and again.

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u/CatsPolitics 🦆 Nov 29 '22

The biggest hurdle to vaccination for me was navigating the NYS website that wonked out every 15 minutes when I was trying to schedule my first shot at the Javits. I gladly took a 230am appointment time. That hurdle sure beat ECMO, learning to walk, clean myself, and feed myself.

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u/chancellorhelmut Nov 29 '22 Wearing is Caring

I took my 82 year old mom to get vaxxed last March. I was too young and healthy to qualify then, but a kindly nurse declared me a "caregiver" and I got the jab.

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u/CatsPolitics 🦆 Nov 29 '22

That nurse did you and your mom a solid. Love it!

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u/Sitcom_kid Nov 29 '22

That is so lovely

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u/whbow78 Nov 29 '22

I was able to do that for my 2nd booster (before the bivalent boosters).

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u/PrestigiousGrade7874 In God and ivermectin we trust Nov 29 '22

I spent hours, days, getting appointments for my family. It was bananas

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u/CatsPolitics 🦆 Nov 29 '22

Still the best wasted time ever. But it was a clusterfuck of Ticketmaster/Taylor Swiftian proportions.

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

I had no chance at tickets, even though I signed up for Ticketmaster and Taylor Nation. Thanks for nothing, Demoncrats!! 😡

/s

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u/DiamondplateDave 😷 Mask-Wearing Conformist 😷 Nov 29 '22

Had a little problem using the NYS website in March 2021, but after I made my appt. at the old Armory in Albany, I was surprised how smoothly it went. Up to shot #5 now, no problems with the clinics, and no side effects noticed. Vaxx sure beats Prayer Warriors!

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u/AceHexuall Nov 29 '22

I'm really grateful for how my county did it (in Northern Utah). Made all the appointments online with no issues, 3 different people with 3 different times when they qualifed. Drove to the fair grounds, drove in next to a table (there were around 25 table stations), gave em the paper work, stuck an arm or the window, get shot, get directed to park in the parking lot for 15 minutes, with EMTs walking around. Including the 15, it took a total of 20. It was the same every time. Both shots and the first booster, for all 3 people (I drove down there 6 times total). It was so amazingly smooth. I can't see any way they could've done it better.

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u/Njorls_Saga Nov 29 '22

You forgot crushing amounts of debt. All that medical freedom ain’t cheap.

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u/RememberThe5Ds Fully recovered. All he needs now is a double-lung transplant. Nov 29 '22

This!

According to r/nursing, ECMO adds between $30,000-$40,000 per day to one's hospital tab.

Want some irony? All these pAtRiOtS who decry Obamacare as pUrE sOcIaLiSm are in fact benefitting from Obamacare, which eliminated lifetime maximum amounts for health insurance.

It's not hard to run up a million dollar bill fairly quickly with an extended COVID stay, particularly with ECMO.

On behalf of Demoncrats (sic, /s) everywhere, You're Welcome, Assholes.

ACA eliminated lifetime maximums

Obama White House Press Release after the Supreme Court upheld the ACA

People forget insurance companies used to be able to deny you for preexisting conditions and cancel your policy, etc.

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

I did ECMO for a little while, and am commenting to back up your numbers. When I started healthcare in 2015, it was about a million dollars a month in the ICU, vent included and everything.

It's significantly higher now, and this guy spent....5-6 months in the ICU total? Half that time on ECMO?

6 month ICU bill, plus 40k per day ECMO bill, plus the costs for rehab and home health......hoooooooooooooo

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u/RememberThe5Ds Fully recovered. All he needs now is a double-lung transplant. Nov 30 '22

Perhaps someone else can weigh in with what happens when you have a huge bill like that. I know, thanks to Obamacare, insurance companies do not have maximums now. My insurance always had an out of pocket point, like for example if you paid $10,000 out of pocket in a year, theoretically insurance covered 100% after that. (But keep in mind I had Federal employee insurance so I was very fortunate.) I have also been fortunate to not have a serious illness that required a long hospital stay or something like cancer treatment, although I do have health problems.

I've heard varying things, like even if you are with a preferred provider and your insurance company covers 90% of the cost, you are still on the hook for 10%.

tldr: I have a hard time believing if you run up a multi-million dollar bill, that hospitals won't be coming for every spare dime you have and you would face financial ruin. Seeing all the GoFundMes for HCA winners makes me think they are financially ruined.

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 30 '22

I'm not sure what his wife does for a living, or even if she has good health insurance.

He's a realtor, so the insurance through them is likely bad. He has also been out of work for a year, so any insurance he had is long gone.

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u/Plasmidmaven Nov 29 '22

You don’t hear much from Republican pols about repealing the ACA because their constituents like it

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u/twistedcognition Nov 29 '22

But then god’s goodness and magnanimity would not have been on display for others to marvel at.

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u/doingthehumptydance Team Mix & Match Nov 29 '22

Steven Fry on god:

How dare you? How dare you create a world to which there is such misery that is not our fault. It's not right, it's utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world that is so full of injustice and pain.

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u/toejamandtoast Team Pfizer Nov 29 '22

God wanted him to see how easy it is to “pull yourself up by your bootstraps”.

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u/AmiInderSchweiz Nov 29 '22

🎶🎵 I don't want to start any blasphemous rumours, but I think their god has a sick sense of humour, and when he dies, I expect to find it laughing 🎶🎵🎶 to paraphrase Depeche Mode.

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u/Haskap_2010 ✨ A twinkle in a Chinese bat's eye ✨ Nov 29 '22

God to Abraham: "Sacrifice your son for me."

Abraham: *prepares to sacrifice son*

God: "Just kidding! Don't do it - boy, the look on your face, ha ha."

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u/To_Be_Faiiirrr Nov 29 '22

Dear God, sorry to disturb you but I feel that I should be heard loud and clear.

We all need a big reduction in amount of tears, And all the people that you made in your image

See them fighting in the street Cause they can't make opinions meet

about God

They can’t believe in you

  • XTC

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u/Crusoebear Nov 29 '22

Yo HeyZeus, we could use a big reduction in the price of beer.

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u/prz3124 Nov 29 '22

Why did god do this to him in the first place?

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u/Clickrack Does Norton Antivirus stop covid? Nov 30 '22

And who is this God person, anyway?

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

proof of date Nomination

Edit: I forgot to put "near fatal", and at this point, I'm leaving it up for shame. Please mentally put "near" in the title 🤣

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u/DoomPaDeeDee Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

The prognosis is not good for someone who survives a severe case of COVID and has to be placed on ECMO and spend months in the hospital. There's a high rate of re-admission and mortality, so your "fatal" may be only premature rather than incorrect. Another round of COVID or RSV or the flu might very well make him an award winner.

I read the slides that you linked to and he had a stage 4 pressure ulcer (exposed bone) and what is likely to be permanent nerve damage and muscle atrophy. Even if he doesn't die in the next couple of years, he'll never function anywhere close to normal. He got married less than a year ago but now will be permanently disabled. At least his wife doesn't have to worry about him running around on her.

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

I'm RT, so yes i know. I've experienced everything you said.

5% chance of living once ECMO is initiated, and a 250% increased chance of death within the first year iirc.

I think the wife (who he eloped with 3 days before he tested positive) is in severe denial with how bad he is, those "few hurdles" might be something like "get over nerve damage", or "recover cardiac health".

He's a dead man walking for sure, you're correct about that

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u/derelict_wanderer Twitter Antibodies 💉🐤 Nov 29 '22

I wonder if there could be a new category of Lifetime achievement award where they're a former lifetime achievement recipient and then claim their final victory? Retracted lifetime achievement award? Revoked lifetime achievement award?

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u/crankydragon Nov 29 '22

Life Revoked Achievement Award?

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u/derelict_wanderer Twitter Antibodies 💉🐤 Nov 29 '22

Oooo! Noice!

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u/Clickrack Does Norton Antivirus stop covid? Nov 30 '22

With HONORS!

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u/Eaywen Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

Mini rant... friend due to a stroke had necrotic muscle loss to the bone on her right ankle, her mom for 6 years has been trying to get her to work her ankle until the muscle regrows stronger, to get up and walk.

She was told her right hips on the verge of collapse and to do as little as possivle until its replaced.

Her moms advice, get up and get moving, walk around.

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u/Fabulous-Mud-9114 Team Moderna Nov 29 '22

That must be extremely frustrating. And I imagine trying to tell her no, you cannot do that because of this is like trying to talk to a wall.

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u/Eaywen Nov 29 '22

Its beyond imposdible, she rarely sees her and is in conplete denial about just how bad off her daughter is, its not good.

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u/partanimal We can't fit all that in a flair... Dec 04 '22

Hey, I had a question about that, not sure if you'd know the answer ...

Why the ulcer? Shouldn't the medical team have been moving him around enough to avoid that? I'm sure they couldn't move him much, but that sounds like medical neglect to this non-medical professional.

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u/DoomPaDeeDee Dec 04 '22

That was my reflexive first thought when I read that, too, but I would give the healthcare team the benefit of the doubt without knowing more about it.

Ulcers have many contributing factors and someone in that situation is subject to pretty much all of them, from immobility to poor nutritional status, and he probably had at least some preexisting risk factors like obesity and diabetes. COVID can really screw up the microvascular system and that was probably a major factor. He was in intensive care on ECMO, so there were nurses and doctors and other healthcare personnel around him constantly and he would have been repositioned on a fixed schedule primarily for his lungs. They would have done everything possible to prevent the ulcer and then to keep it from progressing to that stage.

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u/Sasquatch1729 Team Sinovac Nov 29 '22

It's all good, figured that's what you meant.

If they keep relying on the prayer warriors they'll probably get there eventually anyhow

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u/SaintUlvemann Team Bivalent Booster Nov 29 '22

When I'm feeling frisky, I sometimes tell people, "My aunt died once. She got better, though."

She'd had a heart attack and at one point as they were treating her at the hospital her heartbeats and breathing did stop, so, it's only half false. (I usually go on to explain that, that it's really the doctors that brought her back.)

Not that it's strictly relevant, but, she's always taken real medical advice seriously. I figure that's what's supposed to happen when you're alive because of it.

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u/ermghoti Ask your M.D. if suffocating on dead lungs is right for you! Nov 29 '22

I was actually pretty impressed with his progress since his fatal case. I was going to finally chalk up a win for the prayer warriors. Alas, it was not to be.

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u/I_eat_candy_4_dinner Death Cake and Balloons🥳🎂🎉🎈 Nov 29 '22

Even without the "near fatal," this guy is as good as holding hands with the grim reaper.

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u/londoncatvet Nov 29 '22

Thanks for clearing that up. I take everything literally.

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u/NecroAssssin Nov 29 '22

Verifiable false.I have things, so you have not, in fact, taken everything. /s

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

I sucked on one of those nuclear rods from Three Mile Island cos the internet told me to and now I can fight bad guys on the quantum level….or maybe I’m just fucking mad at this point. 🤷‍♀️

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u/londoncatvet Nov 29 '22

Oh, fuck, that's good. So now they're letting smart people on Reddit?

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u/Copacetic_Corp Nov 29 '22

I was very confused

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u/Confident_Fortune_32 Nov 30 '22

Bed sore so deep there is exposed bone?!?!?! Egad!!!

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u/dresn231 Nov 29 '22

At that point they are permanently disabled or will need if they are older 24 total care depending on their condition. One fall which is most likely and they are done.

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u/moisheah Laughing giraffe 🦒 Nov 29 '22

Or another round of covid. Or the ever popular flu/rsv combo.

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u/dfwcouple43sum Nov 29 '22

A small price to own the libs

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u/flamedarkfire Nov 29 '22

What’s 1.2M deaths when the libs are SO owned?

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u/shadowguise Team Moderna Nov 29 '22

"God is so good! 🙏"

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u/Clickrack Does Norton Antivirus stop covid? Nov 30 '22

God left me permanently disabled 🩼 with a lowered life expectancy ⌛️ and my quality of life is a fraction of what it once was 👨‍🦽. THANKS, GOD!!!! 💕🙏

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u/ryanitlab Nov 29 '22

an entire marriage dealing with Covid

Like Covid positive on the honeymoon and just got worse from there

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u/Fervent_wishes Nov 29 '22

I was thinking the SAME thing. Marriage is difficult enough coping with unforeseen hardship. Nothing like free diving into a shallow tub of piranhas to spice things up. By spice I mean avoidable disability and unrelenting caregiving with little or no financial cushion.

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u/daveshops Nov 29 '22

Thank you God for only making him suffer immensely and not killing him.

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u/likeadrum Nov 29 '22

May every laboured breath, existential doubt about a miserable future, and getting up at 4am to make it to church on time, be a reminder that He is a kind and merciful God.

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u/D49A1D852468799CAC08 Nov 29 '22

"statistically should not have gotten that sick"

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u/Sasquatch1729 Team Sinovac Nov 29 '22

I would bet good money that these idiots play the lottery because "somebody's gotta win".

But yeah, tell me again how the 1 in 50 odds of dying of Covid are "practically statistically impossible".

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u/Iio_xy Don't get the Merck of the beast 🩸 Nov 29 '22

With og covid the chance of hospitalization and especially dieing was a LOT lower if you were "young and healthy" (god I hate that phrase).

Obviously it wasn't zero, but looking at the numbers from Germany until the 1st of May 2020 and dividing reported deaths by the reported cases in their age group (I know deaths are lagging behind, so they would be a bit higher), the death rate is 0.1% for age 20-49, 1.5% (age 50-69), 17.0% (age 70-89) and 26.4% (age 90+).

Especially once delta came around we saw more younger ppl being admitted to the hospital but I wouldn't say the advice given by health officials at the start of the pandemic in regards to age was wrong (just a case of 0.1% =/= 0.0%).

Can't help them if their mindset doesn't evolve with new information and is stuck in early 2020.

Source

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u/Iio_xy Don't get the Merck of the beast 🩸 Nov 29 '22

How is the data not relevant? You could have 100 infected elderly and 10 of them dieing or 10000 and 1000 dieing (10%), compared to 1 young person out of 1000 cases in young ppl (0.1%) dieing from covid. Your chance to die still increases 100 times if you are elderly and not young anymore. I don't have good information in regards to hospitalization so I can't comment on that (except that around 29% of covid patients in icu died), here large scale tracking of hospitalization started in 2021.

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u/PackageintheMaleBox Team Pfizer Nov 29 '22

From an individualiastic stand point covid isn't a big deal. Most people who contract it will have very mild, or no, symptoms. The problem with covid is that its very contagious, so while it "only" kills a small percentage of people, the amount of people it can infect when you don't stop the spread is basically everyone. That's how you end up with millions dead, it's a numbers game.

Problem is, individualism has been touted as a positive trait for quite awhile; so no one wanted to think about the greater good. It's not that you have a x% chance of dying that you should be worried about, it's the people you pass it to and end up dead you should be worried about.

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u/Clickrack Does Norton Antivirus stop covid? Nov 30 '22

early-2020 (mis?)information that public health officials Tucker Swanson Carlson put out

FTFY

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u/RememberThe5Ds Fully recovered. All he needs now is a double-lung transplant. Nov 29 '22

Very common comment, unfortunately. I found 15 month Alabama ECMO man, who died at the beginning of this month, from his relative’s page. The relative was 27 years old, also unvaccinated, and unable to get on ECMO. The guy’s mom kept saying “he shouldn’t be this sick,” and he “has no other comorbidities. The obit picture showed a very large young man, I’d say maybe 275 pounds.

This pandemic has brought to the surface how many people are incapable of processing facts and assessing risk.

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u/SusanBHa Nov 29 '22

I’m also seeing a lot of “sudden deaths” in folks in their 40s now from heart attacks with no history of cardiovascular problems pre Covid.

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u/SurvivinginLA Ms. Moderna 2021 Nov 29 '22

Yeah, the excess mortality in this country is off the charts.

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

Oh, Covid has brought to light a stunning example of what a lack of basic education and critical thinking skills can do to a population. It literally kills them.

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

Post him here!

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u/RememberThe5Ds Fully recovered. All he needs now is a double-lung transplant. Nov 29 '22

He was not a Facebook shit poster that I could see, so he did no quality for an HCA.

I started following him about 5 months after he was hospitalized.

It's possible his pages were scrubbed. His wife's page did not have the ability to leave comments. Both he and his wife's pages had nothing more recent than 2017/2018.

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

Ah, dang it. If there's nothing more recent than pre pandemic, then yeah, FB was scrubbed.

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u/annualgoat Nov 29 '22

All this because they don't want to wear a piece of paper over their fucking face and get a vaccine.

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u/lofi76 Nov 29 '22

And for many of them it’s just that they don’t want to be wrong.

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

Death gives zero fucks.

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u/C3POdreamer Nov 29 '22

If they were really concerned about rationing with the elderly, they would bax and mask so the hospitals aren't overwhelmed with the FreeDUMB followers.

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

But then we wouldn’t be able to get God’s chicken at Chik-Fil-A and shop at fucking Walmart!! 😡

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u/JeromeBiteman Nov 29 '22

Ya don't even need the effing jab. Wear the face diaper, social distance, stay home when possible, get curbside groceries, and do Xmas on Zoom.

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u/TexacoRandom Nov 29 '22

IDK, sounds like Communism to me.

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

Lo, in the Book of Bolshevik, Chapter 4, Verse 48, Lenin did say unto the people “Kill the kulaks and burn the Walmarts.”

/s

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u/jeweltea1 Viruses Don't Read Nietzsche Nov 29 '22

What a (non) walking advertisement for the vaccine. A lot of people don't seem to realize that you don't just die peacefully from Covid. They think you either get it and bam, you're dead or you survive it with no complications with nothing in between. Thank you for continuing to post these. It helps remind me to keep taking precautions. These stories need to be out there.

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u/PrestigiousGrade7874 In God and ivermectin we trust Nov 29 '22

Agreed- people need to see the horrors. And if they’ve forgotten, they need to be reminded

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

Agreed. They need to fully understand what a COVID death looks like.

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u/GameFreak4321 Team Pfizer Nov 29 '22

Why is he still on ECMO 7 months after dying?

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

Ah shit, I meant to put "near fatal".

Damn. Leaving it up for my shame

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u/lofi76 Nov 29 '22

Zombie in Red 😂

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

If zombie movies don't have a few dinguses running towards the hoard screaming about sheep and natural immunity, I'm out 🤣🤣

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u/ermghoti Ask your M.D. if suffocating on dead lungs is right for you! Nov 29 '22

This was covered in the outstanding Max Brooks book called World War Z, and completely disregarded in the unrelated movie which bore the same name.

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u/KingsFan96 Nov 29 '22

My family and I flew home (5 hour flight) and saw a guy wearing a "Be a Lion not a Sheep" shirt. He made his wife sit with his two kids while he sat alone.

All I could think was "can't wait for the to see the gofundme that I won't donate to." and that he must love living in LA with all us liberals.

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u/CatsPolitics 🦆 Nov 29 '22

Never give up. Never surrender.

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u/TheToasterIsAMimic Nov 29 '22

Damn the resonance cannons! Full speed ahead!

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u/flamedarkfire Nov 29 '22

Although that’s a typo, you can be declared dead and be brought back.

Also as I say, we don’t do CPR on the living.

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

He had gift cards? 🤷‍♀️

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u/DiamondplateDave 😷 Mask-Wearing Conformist 😷 Nov 29 '22

Perhaps Big Covid hasn't gotten around to paying the Death Bounty.

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u/BarelyAirborne Nov 29 '22

Funny how all these people ignore the fact that God is the one that sent the plague to begin with. That guy sucks.

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u/Haskap_2010 ✨ A twinkle in a Chinese bat's eye ✨ Nov 29 '22

No no, it was created by evil libruls in a Wuhan lab, so you must do nothing whatsoever to protect yourself from it. /s

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u/starbetrayer 💰1 billion dollars GoFundMe💰 Nov 29 '22

it's the flu, 99.9 percent survival rate /s

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u/CowFish_among_COWS Team Sinopharm Nov 29 '22

Right, maybe God's plan wad for him to be ded.

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u/chaunceypie Nov 29 '22

It could still happen. And my angry, petty little heart thinks it would comically ironic to come this far only to kick off. Ah, that God fella! He sure is a regular ol' prankster. Making you think all is good. Then, boom!

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u/vctrmldrw Yeah, that's not how research works Nov 29 '22

The word 'fact' seems out of place there.

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u/DaenerysTargaryen69 Nov 29 '22

Nah man, it's the devil doing the bad things. God is good or something

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u/vctrmldrw Yeah, that's not how research works Nov 29 '22

Doing incredible considering where he has been?

So... He's better than when he was teetering on the edge of death in ICU? Is it possible for him to be doing worse than that?

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u/MysteriousHat7343 Jaded Covid responder Nov 29 '22

Reminds me of the phrase “ a fate worse than death”

Guy probably will be living with permanent disabilities for the rest of his shortened life

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u/LM0821 Nov 29 '22

Makes me think of my ex, who was a raving alcoholic/stoner, but didn't think he had a problem because he didn't smoke crack anymore 🙄🤦‍♀️ Some people have such low expectations lol

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u/JeromeBiteman Nov 29 '22

The secret to happiness is low expectations.

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u/LM0821 Nov 29 '22

Not always. He was one of the unhappiest people I have ever met. I suspect anyone going through hospitalization for Covid isn't having a blast either. Or their family. Sometimes that saying just doesn't hold water. Sorry.

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u/CatsPolitics 🦆 Nov 29 '22

Your flair 🤌🏻

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u/dgendreau Nov 29 '22

Don't forget about the stage 4 bedsores they mentioned, that went all the way to exposing bone...

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u/CF_FI_Fly Team Bivalent Booster Nov 29 '22

She is "thrilled" to let everyone know he's going to acute rehab!

This was literally how I felt finishing grad school, not having my trach tube capped off.

JFC, this guy won't ever be the same person again.

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

“Thrilled” isn’t exactly the term I would use, but on the other hand I have functional neurons.

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u/CF_FI_Fly Team Bivalent Booster Nov 29 '22

Well, there you go.

The fantastic thing about functional neurons is that they lead, rather directly, to functional lungs and hearts, etc. At least for covid related decisions.

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u/KrampyDoo Crossing the Vent Horizon Nov 29 '22

Yep! He’s got years ahead of needing a nap if he picks up a fork too fast, but he will fully just pop on over some hurdles lickety-split and bobs your uncle and easy peasy ecmo squeezy!

The running theme of desperate projection reeks of the “I’m doing better at the hospital and docs say I can go home soon!” posts we’ve seen and four days later they’re toast.

Wait. Is…is death a “hurdle”? Can it be popped over? Are prayers used for popping?

Doinks are weird. For really reals.

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u/LM0821 Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

Easy peasy, Ecmo squeezy 😄😄😄 I will be giggling over that one for a long time!

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u/KrampyDoo Crossing the Vent Horizon Nov 29 '22

I’m glad it delivers the giggles! It just kinda popped in there.

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u/sctwinmom Vacation Matriarch Nov 29 '22

Found my new flair!

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u/DiamondplateDave 😷 Mask-Wearing Conformist 😷 Nov 29 '22

Would make a great flair. Y'know, if somebody didn't have a flair.

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

Imma use that at the club! 🤭

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u/All_Hail_Nimrod Nov 29 '22

God is so good?

You mean the people who dedicated their lives to medicine? God had nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with the medical interventions to prevent or treat Covid.

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u/10MileHike Nov 29 '22

They never credit the hospital care, just GID.

why not just stay home with prayer warriors all around?

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u/Glamour_Girl_ Hydrogen 2: Electric Boogaloo ⚡️ Nov 29 '22

Cos they’re hypocrites.

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u/Pure_Money Nov 29 '22

I’ll believe in prayer when an amputee grows back a limb. Funny how that never happens.

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u/caughtyouin4kbestie ⭐ Prone Star ⭐ Nov 29 '22

Still wiping his ass for him, yeah?

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u/Phihun500 Nov 29 '22

That hospital bill though! 😂

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u/6uy0nabuffal0 Nov 29 '22

the lord giveth and the lord taketh away

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u/justelectricboogie Nov 29 '22

I wonder how the medical field feels about gods care of this individual?

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

As medical staff, glad he's alive, hope he gets vaccinated.

Or else we'll see him again...for the final time

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u/justelectricboogie Nov 29 '22

Aint that the truth of it.

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u/Puzzled-Science-1870 Nov 29 '22

"Literally a living breathing miracle"

Nah, he's just an idiot and discovered actions have consequences.

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u/DiamondplateDave 😷 Mask-Wearing Conformist 😷 Nov 29 '22

Just another word for nothing (house, truck, Harley, Oakleys, MAGA hat)left to lose.Wonder if Wifey will stick around when she realizes she's now a 24/7/365 caregiver/wound dresser/bedpan dumper. Her 'marital bliss' is going to be totally dependent on "C" cells.

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u/Short_Internal5950 J&J One-And-Done Nov 29 '22

Somebody tell him that was just round 1...

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u/SaltyBarDog 5Goy Space Command Nov 29 '22

Clowns playing ECMO Bowl with Covid as Bo Jackson.

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u/londoncatvet Nov 29 '22

I'm so confused. Why would someone need ECMO if their "brush with Covid" was fatal??

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

See my comment, leaving it up for shame 🤣

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u/CoolSwim1776 🏳️‍🌈🐑Librul Commie Sheep Whisperer🏳️‍🌈🐑 Nov 29 '22

$$$$$$$$$

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u/Ninazuzu Team Pfizer Nov 29 '22

"literal ... breathing" seems like a bit of a stretch here.

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u/ironangel2k3 Nov 29 '22

"God is so good for leaving this one person alive"

...And what about the rest though

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u/meglea2019 Nov 29 '22

Where was god to stop him from getting sick?

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u/4quatloos Let that zink in Nov 29 '22

God is so good for giving him Covid-19 and then letting him barely survive.

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u/Darklord_Bravo Nov 29 '22

99% Survival rate baby!

Oops. But now he only has 1% of the health he used to have. 😂

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u/hanst3r Nov 29 '22

I’ll never understand these “God is good” comments.

God is so good that he left your spouse having to rely on an ECMO in order to live?! Also, shouldn’t they be eager to be “called home to the Lord” or is their faith just that weak? Or maybe the spouse is just so terrible it’s a given that he won’t make it to heaven if he dies, hence the prayers to keep him alive.

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u/Impossible-Survey203 Nov 29 '22

Ok, so I was diagnosed with covid yesterday. I tested myself bc I had a "cold" and suddenly lost my sense of taste and smell. Doc put me on Paxlovid. Mild symptoms overall. Could it be that I'm okay with a huge chance of total, uneventful recovery and no likelihood of going on ecmo, etc. because I'm fully vaxxed? At the beginning of the pandemic, I might have wound up like this guy. I'm SO grateful for modern science and access to good medical care! A lot of people have a lot to answer for but I doubt that they ever will.

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u/Dashi90 RT is done with Anti-Vax BS (verified) Nov 29 '22

I got covid in January, and a 65+ friend had it earlier this month. We both have asthma, and he is obviously elderly.

We both kicked its ass in a week, with a lingering cough lasting a few weeks after no longer testing positive. Both of us were 3+ vaccines deep (he recently got his 4th, I got my 4th last month).

Meanwhile, this guy gets it once and nearly dies. No vaccines and he thought covid was a myth. Now if he gets a runny nose, he's dead. Wonder what the difference was? XD

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u/Impossible-Survey203 Nov 29 '22

Um, just plain luck?

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u/grandzooby Team Pfizer Dec 04 '22

I have a similar covid encounter. We got a notification that our child (7yo) had been exposed at a summer camp this summer. I felt fine, but tested anyway, and sure enough I was positive. I'm 50+ and out of shape, so called my doc and he put on paxlovid as well. Our child was positive too, but neither of us were symptomatic, though I was a bit tired that week. Oddly enough, her mom didn't get it (or was asymptomatic and testing negative) at the time. She got it months later (school teacher) and it hit her really hard, but she seems fine now. She also got paxlovid.

I told her the paxlovid would likely cause an awful taste in her mouth. She told me it was a lot worse than I had described it.

I'm really thankful for modern science and medicine too.

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u/Impossible-Survey203 Dec 04 '22

I dunno... Bleach and ivermectin seem to be effective, too😁. Hope everyone is well now.

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u/DiveCat Follows Bubbles Dec 02 '22

Phew, people will tell themselves what they have to in order to move forward sometimes, but there is some heavy denial here. Dude is now disabled and at high risk of death now in the first year and likely forever (including if exposed to COVID-19 re-infection or another infection). Nothing miraculous about it (and is so callous, what about those not saved by "miracles" - not good enough?) - medical care and luck is what got him through. For now.