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Msg ID: 2669568 Covid patients uptick +3/-0     
Author:High Flow Nasal Cannula
11/17/2020 11:39:57 AM
Anyone else flying patients that aren't intubated? Pretty risky job these days.

Msg ID: 2669576 Yep +5/-0     
Author:Lots of fun
11/17/2020 12:07:31 PM

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Put on all the gear, tell them to try not to breath too much, put on my N95 mask that I haven't been mask fit tested for because we get a new style every other week, call the company afterwards and they tell us that we're low risk and we could have worn a surgical mask because there's no way we'll get covid from work. Go out of service after the flight for "decon" which consists of trying to wipe down every surface of the helicopter (good luck), wash flight suits, take a shower, etc... 

Yep, all systems normal over here. How are you doing?

Msg ID: 2669578 Try Bipap and covid (NT) +0/-0     
11/17/2020 12:47:30 PM

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Msg ID: 2669584 Covid patients uptick +3/-0     
Author:No way
11/17/2020 1:24:20 PM

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We were told we would not fly covid patients. We did, and were told it was OK if they are tubed. Now the untubed ones are filtering in. Got to keep up the flight volume.

Msg ID: 2669589 Yep flew a prisoner on bipap positive (NT) +0/-0     
Author:a few days ago.
11/17/2020 1:41:38 PM

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Msg ID: 2669676 Covid patients uptick +1/-0     
11/17/2020 9:50:35 PM

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yep flying non intubated Covid patients all the time.

Msg ID: 2669694 Covid patients uptick +1/-0     
Author:3/4 Patients
11/18/2020 8:16:06 AM

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Not really a big deal anymore. Most of our flights are Covid patients. Just gets a little draining after awhile.

Msg ID: 2670131 Co-Vid Shmo-Vid +2/-0     
11/20/2020 2:52:28 PM

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Med crews are ignoring safety protocols except when they may be on camera.

Decon is a joke.

Hand sanitizer has gone by the wayside.

Anybody saying different is just being impressed by the smoke and mirrors.

Msg ID: 2670235 Covid patients uptick +0/-0     
Author:Haven't yet
11/21/2020 3:23:05 PM

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but the uptick is a collossal one, and, just think, this is only November.  Five or six months to go with the cold weather season and all that goes with it.