One is Funny, One is Not

2020 February 10
by drdog09

WUHAN (CAIXIN GLOBAL) – In the coronavirus epidemic, doctors on the front lines take on the greatest risk and best understand the situation. Dr Peng Zhiyong, director of acute medicine at the Wuhan University South Central Hospital, is one of those doctors.

In an interview on Tuesday with Caixin, Dr Peng described his personal experiences in first encountering the disease in early January and quickly grasping its virulent potential and the need for stringent quarantine measures.

As the contagion spread and flooded his ICU, the doctor observed that three weeks seemed to determine the difference between life and death. Patients with stronger immune systems would start to recover in a couple of weeks, but in the second week, some cases would take a turn for the worse.

In the third week, keeping some of these acute patients alive might require extraordinary intervention. For this group, the death rate seems to be 4 per cent to 5 per cent, Dr Peng said. After working his 12-hour daytime shifts, the doctor spends his evenings researching the disease and has summarised his observations in a thesis.

The doctors and nurses at his hospital are overwhelmed with patients. Once they don protective hazmat suits, they go without food, drink and bathroom breaks for their entire shifts. That’s because there aren’t enough of the suits for a mid-shift change, he said.

8 hour shift and can’t take a leak! Not on your life.

31 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 February 10 4:56 am
    drdog09 permalink

  2. 2020 February 10 5:43 am
    bc3b permalink

  3. 2020 February 10 6:04 am
    bc3b permalink

    Buttigieg penned award-winning essay praising Bernie Sanders while in high school:

    Petey Boy’s father was so far left, he made Bernie look conservative.

  4. 2020 February 10 7:15 am
    justrand permalink

    The Dems are openly sabotaging Sanders again…just like 2016. Even though the Iowa fiasco was just that, and even though the NYTimes reports massive “irregularities”, and even though with all that Petey Boy and Sanders were virtually TIED…the Iowa Dem Party gave Petey Boy 2 extra delegates.

    I hope the Sanders folks sit home in November

  5. 2020 February 10 7:19 am
    justrand permalink

  6. 2020 February 10 7:52 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    KH’s 24 back thread is scary: some evidence of up to 3 week incubation before symptoms.

  7. 2020 February 10 8:05 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    “8 hour shift and can’t take a leak!”

    The article says TWELVE hour shift. Maybe he has a longer than normal shift … or has a camel’s metabolism … or exaggeration involved? The doctors are heroes though.

  8. 2020 February 10 8:19 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Shortcuts? Minimal service? Now grandstanding about it?
    From an article last month

  9. 2020 February 10 8:57 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #4 –

    Hopefully you are right. If the Sanders followers don’t vote for a left-wing third party, hopefully they will stay home.

    If they have been paying attention, they must have learned from conservatives’ experience that playing along with a political party that keeps screwing you only gets you screwed more.

  10. 2020 February 10 9:02 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #8

    Petey Boy uses service and his fake Christianity to make voters thing he is less of a left wing radical than he actually is.

    A little about Petey Boy’s late father:

  11. 2020 February 10 9:44 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal – For those of us who don’t subscribe to the WSJ and don’t wish to make the Murdochs any richer, can you provide a synopsis of the article, particularly “minimal service.”

  12. 2020 February 10 9:46 am
    bc3b permalink

    Maybe they should use Hillary to work in the Chinese hospital. Since she already wears Depends ….

  13. 2020 February 10 10:26 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Snip 1 (long article)

    But Mr. Buttigieg’s stint in the Navy isn’t as impressive as he makes it out to be. His 2019 memoir is called “Shortest Way Home,” an apt description of his military service. He entered the military through a little-used shortcut: direct commission in the reserves. The usual route to an officer’s commission includes four years at Annapolis or another military academy or months of intense training at Officer Candidate School. ROTC programs send prospective officers to far-flung summer training programs and require military drills during the academic year. Mr. Buttigieg skipped all that—no obstacle courses, no weapons training, no evaluation of his ability or willingness to lead. Paperwork, a health exam and a background check were all it took to make him a naval officer.

  14. 2020 February 10 10:27 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Snip 2

    Combat veterans have grumbled for decades about the direct-commission route. The politically connected and other luminaries who receive immediate commissions are disparaged as “pomeranian princes.” Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus became a Naval Reserve officer in 2018 at age 46. Hunter Biden, son of the former vice president, accepted a direct commission but was discharged after one month of service for failing a drug test.

    Mr. Buttigieg was assigned to a comfortable corner of military life, the Naval Station in Great Lakes, Ill. Paperwork and light exercise were the order of the day. “Working eight-hour days,” he writes, was “a relaxing contrast from my day job, and spending time with sailors from all walks of civilian life, was a healthy antidote to the all absorbing work I had in South Bend.” He calls it “a forced, but welcome, change of pace from the constant activity of being mayor.”

  15. 2020 February 10 10:29 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Snip 3: but there’s more than I’m posting

    Mr. Buttigieg spent some five months in Afghanistan, where he writes that he remained less busy than he’d been at City Hall, with “more time for reflection and reading than I was used to back home.” He writes that he would take “a laptop and a cigar up to the roof at midnight to pick up a Wi-Fi signal and patch via Skype into a staff meeting at home.” The closest he came to combat was ferrying other staffers around in an SUV: In his campaign kickoff speech last April he referred to “119 trips I took outside the wire, driving or guarding a vehicle.” That’s a strange thing to count. Combat sorties in an F-18 are carefully logged. Driving a car isn’t.

  16. 2020 February 10 10:30 am
    JimNorCal permalink


    Mr. Kelly, a host at Newsmax TV, served as a jet pilot for the Marine Corps. He was on active duty, 1991-2000 and in the reserves, 2000-11. Ms. Horgan runs a New York logistics consulting practice. She served as an active duty Marine officer, 2006-12 and was deployed in Iraq for 13 months.

  17. 2020 February 10 11:44 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting Jim,

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    I do not know what their level of persistence is for archiving but I assume it is short lived. I now return you to your normally scheduled postings.

  18. 2020 February 10 11:47 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I am damn glad Trump is on our side. — — I would hate to compete against him.

  19. 2020 February 10 1:28 pm

    1 – Pretty sure Beijing had cases going back 2 weeks, though it was just a handful. The lock down is definitely new though, interesting they’re still using the 14 figure in that announcement.

    On the cruse ship, I agree with Japs in quarantining, but it seems odd to me that
    a) They haven’t even bothered testing everyone on the ship (maybe they only have limited number of test kits?), seems they’re only testing people who start getting sick, which seems bit backward at this point.
    b) Those they have tested and showed up negative – should be moved off ship to a separate monitoring facility(even if it’s just controlled tents at the port), else all they’re doing is keeping what otherwise may be uninfected constantly exposed as near everyone will eventually get it. idk what the thinking there is.
    c) overall I can’t blame them though – protecting their own country at all costs.

    4 – Yup, and frankly Bernie largely doesn’t even care, just like last time. Though I don’t expect many of his voters to see this, nor do I expect most will stay home in November, but I hope i’m wrong about the latter.

    19 – It’s a smart attempt to pump the base, steal a little of their thunder and press, while also letting NH know he’s not forgotten they gave them his first win. He only lost NH in the general by ~3000 votes, and Ayotte was a moron not asking for a recount on that, ~1010 vote difference in her race. But she was always useless anyway so good riddance. I noticed via oan potus been doing some black associated type event every few days the last 3 weeks, largely uncovered – hell only reason I even know it is cause they carry most\all his remarks (whereever) live. Nobody can accuse him of not at least trying for the vote.

  20. 2020 February 10 1:30 pm

    18 – Thanks for that, been plenty of times I might want to read something but “It’s not worth giving them the traffic”.

  21. 2020 February 10 1:47 pm

    “Trump Admin Cuts 70 Obama-Era Holdovers From NSC – More Cuts Coming This Week”

    3 years to late but better than never.

  22. 2020 February 10 2:43 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Oscar ratings poor.
    GET WOKE, GO BROKE: Oscar Ratings Collapse 20 Percent to All-Time Low

  23. 2020 February 10 3:42 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Good start. Now he needs to hit DoS really hard. A lot of snakes in that patch of grass.

  24. 2020 February 10 4:01 pm
    justrand permalink

    the Chinese are now using massive trucks to spray entire cities with bleach!! Yikes!

    I think this thing is spiraling out of control

  25. 2020 February 10 4:11 pm

    Sixth Grade Teacher Asks Class Uncomfortable Question — Has Student Threatening Her Job
    Kids these days don’t do their homework and it shows

    A sixth grade science teacher named Mrs. Parks asked her class, “which human body part increases to ten times its size when stimulated?”

    No one answered until little Mary stood up and said, “You should not be asking sixth-graders a question like that! I’m going to tell my parents, and they will go and tell the principal, who will then fire you!”

    Mrs. Parks ignored her and asked the question again, “Which body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?”

    Little Mary’s mouth fell open. Then she said to those around her, “Boy, is she going to get in big trouble!”

    The teacher continued to ignore her and said to the class, “Anybody?”

    Finally, Billy stood up, looked around nervously, and said, “The body part that increases 10 times its size when stimulated is the pupil of the eye.”

    Mrs. Parks said, “Very good, Billy,” then turned to Mary and continued. “As for you, young lady, I have three things to say: One, you have a dirty mind. Two, you didn’t read your homework. And three, one day you are going to be very, very disappointed.”

  26. 2020 February 10 4:22 pm

    25 – Meanwhile more businesses were allowed to reopen today in china than initially expected, granted it was in many locations where the cases were few or at least manageable but I was surprised at the number of offices reopened albeit at limited capacity. Either that’s a good sign, ooor the chi-coms just know virus or not the economic reality, that they really could not keep nearly everything closed entirely much longer with out a whole set of new problems kicking and making a tough problem arguably worse.

  27. 2020 February 10 5:41 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Photo of sprayer trucks here, with commentary and links.

    But for those of you who’ve studied Biology… do viruses die? I thought they mostly went dormant hoping to get a chance to infect a cell some day. As dried up husks I thought viruses could survive decades or even centuries

  28. 2020 February 10 6:19 pm

    28 – Depends on the virus, supposedly… this one dies after about 9 days without a host on a hard surface (but that was in a controlled environment). For the record I don’t know jack beyond basic HS biology, which I aslo hated and definitely skipped out on a few times (last period of the day).

  29. 2020 February 10 7:03 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Yeah its Beck, but the source and timing is what makes this interesting — — I would hazard this would put to bed the ‘nothing to see here parade’ put up by the MSM. And DoJ is interviewing Rudy.

    The question is, does Trump have the nerve to take the kill shot on Biden? Trump to Biden — “Its either you or your son. Choose.”

  30. 2020 February 10 10:45 pm

    30 – Or… it’s now dead and barr takes 3 years to review it’s credibility.

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