EMTs not warned when transporting possible coronavirus patient in Seattle

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EMTs not warned when transporting possible coronavirus patient in Seattle 5
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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who work for American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance company have expressed outrage and frustration after two EMTs transported a patient with possible novel coronavirus (COVID-19) but weren’t warned of the danger.


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If it's not china keeping quiet and giving out false information, it's the USA, please help us!

Author — Ninja fit

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The lack of information is part of the plan. They want it to spread.

Author — matrixmeditator

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That’s happening in jersey too . EMT has been sent to pick up COVID-19 patients. Also given the wrong mask . A level 3 mask will not protect against a virus .

Author — Marilyn Bourdier

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Umm, How about the motel...The virus will stay on fabric and walls for 6 to 9 days.

Author — Kim Me

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As a Washington resident this is absolutely ridiculous! If a patient is suspected of being infected WHY ARE THEY NOT IN THE HOSPITAL? Second why is King County allowing THE VERY PEOPLE WHO TRANSPORT & TREAT patients of ALL RISKS, not only infection but the spread of this? This is absolutely unacceptable! These are the same people telling us they want to be in charge of ALL OUR HEALTH CARE? Yeah ok.. right.
No person suspected of having this should be quarantined in a motel, they should be in a hospital! If Washington State government doesn’t want to step up, then STEP OUT! Our residents & our medical staff need to be protected! If Jay Inslee, can’t do what needs to be done he needs to BRING IN SOMEONE WHO CAN NOW!

Author — Lolla Bells

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And the patient is free to do anything he wants! Go out to eat, go to a movie, go

Author — Sylvia Jean Adams

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This is Americia! How terrible! These first responders should be notified! This should have not happened!

Author — Susan Jefferson

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They should have been told but when the answer was "unknown" they should have prepared that it was corona and taken proper precautions.

Author — Dori Deboard

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In the thumbnail I seriously thought the ambulance was drifting! 😅

Author — DoctaFloyd

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why send them to a motel? why not just isolate them in the hospital ?

Author — David Jacobs

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Its ridiculous. EMTs are almost disregarded, esp if they work in private companies. In this area, fire departments don't even want them in the fire house and don't respond to medical calls. Ridiculous.

Author — jos Arc

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“Little to no risk “ famous last words as to day First Death two weeks later in U.S. Confirmed in Seattle Area) and trump started with talking announcements about Afghanistan and Iraq war agreement.

Author — Clbpamp User

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My son is an EMT in the UK and this happened to him yesterday ... it's beyond belief.

Author — ShelleyanBysshette

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24 DAYS ASYMPTOMATIC?
Note to all AMR personnel: ALL PATIENTS you will encounter this year are possible novel coronavirus carriers.
I'm isolating ME!

Author — James Simpson

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That communication exchange appears to have given enough information that a prudent health worker would take precautions, whether or not it was coronavirus, unless I’m not understanding when that exchange took place. Even the hospital instructions should have been a they shouldn’t have waited to do that. If someone is being quarantined and no contact is the instruction, it seems to sort of speak for itself, yes?

Author — Janis Whipple

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How many days after susoected exposure did they test for CoVid-19. The incubation period is up to 14 days. Whatever happened to the Seattle man who was hospitalized and went home for isolation on Feb. 3rd? Why did someone go to a crappy motel an hour away? Were they homeless? How are they getting food. Is Public health dring an hour to go checkon them? Sounds pretty radical.

Author — Debbie J.

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Wait... there are only 15 “confirmed” cases in the US. Thanks CDC.
This type of nonsense is occurring across the entire nation!

Author — FoxTail Farms

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MY COUSIN IS IN SEATTLE AND I LIVE NEXT TO THEM

Author — Kaii

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What about the poor employee's at that hotel ? Do they know what is going on there ?

Author — Ray Berger

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Kudos for the emts to disinfect after the fact

Author — Cat Blue