'People are going to die' - Doctors forced to choose who to save as Covid-19 third wave batters Gauteng

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Notice how the ANC and many in media blame the population when it's large the government at fault: not preparing the health system properly - check out the continued closure of Charlotte Maxwele and refusal to open up the field hospital in Nasrec. These interventions will actually make far more difference than a higher lockdown level.
Yes the government could do more but it is infinitely cheaper if people just observed the simple precautions needed to limit infection and spread.
 

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Notice how the ANC and many in media blame the population when it's large the government at fault: not preparing the health system properly - check out the continued closure of Charlotte Maxwele and refusal to open up the field hospital in Nasrec. These interventions will actually make far more difference than a higher lockdown level.

The government should do more, but opening more hospitals won't slow the spread. People being more responsible will do that.
 

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It's funny when people b*tch and moan about how government has to impose a lockdown on everyone - crying and saying they shouldn't limit their free movement etc etc but at the same time, people have a knack of not taking personal responsibility without the government intervening!

It's a simple solution - if you don't have to go out, then don't! Don't go have a braai at friends - don't go clubbing with your buddies, especially if you still stay with your parents. The list goes on...people should be able to look at this logically and say "I will stay at home and not do the social scene until the numbers are way down". Looking at the amount of people still hovering around the malls, this isn't happening...
I agree, to an extent:

Had the government not imposed arbitrary bans in the first place ...

The major contributor to the current scenario is the idiot who "partied all night/weekend", waltzes into a doctor's surgery a week or two later, usually without an appointment, to be tested for CoVid. The same idiot who pops into the Spar on the way to the lab to get tested and the same idiot who picks up the kids from school on the way home.

They live among us. And we wonder how on earth we have reached the current situation.
 

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I agree, to an extent:

Had the government not imposed arbitrary bans in the first place ...

The major contributor to the current scenario is the idiot who "partied all night/weekend", waltzes into a doctor's surgery a week or two later, usually without an appointment, to be tested for CoVid. The same idiot who pops into the Spar on the way to the lab to get tested and the same idiot who picks up the kids from school on the way home.

They live among us. And we wonder how on earth we have reached the current situation.

And parents sending kids with cold symptoms to school.
 

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The government should do more, but opening more hospitals won't slow the spread. People being more responsible will do that.
Lmao. People are told it's ok to strike, to be a toaster with a vjayjay, to smoke dope etc...... And we want responsibility ?
HA HA.
 

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Especially rampant in schools, and also more people I know have it, and more colleagues in company getting it, the office park I work at is basically self imposed level 4 already, parking is over 90% empty.

Yep. Our school also closed 2 weeks earlier. More than 8 teachers affected, principal in hospital and hundreds of children sick. This is only one school and other surrounding schools are worse off.
 
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yebocan

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We won't go to L5 and a good thing too. People must just take the precautions and stay home unless they have really good reason to be out and about.

Gautengers are finally staying home – but the Western Cape stopped going out early​

  • Google data suggests that South Africans are - finally - starting to stay home more as the country's third wave takes hold.
  • There have been fewer visits to restaurants, cafes, cinemas, and offices in the last month.
  • But Gauteng, currently in the grips of a devastating third wave, has seen among the smallest change in habits.
  • Three weeks after Gauteng officially entered its third wave, visits to malls, cafes, and cinemas were still the second-highest recorded in the country, down by only 2%.
  • Whereas in the Western Cape, these visits were down by 16%.
  • Early data does, however, suggest that Gauteng is, finally, starting to work from, and stay, home a bit more.
 

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Watch this clip from ENCA.

The head of a public hospital in Gauteng & head of command Council are interviewed.


It is worth watching. The head of command Council gets dragged for incompetence

Watch from 4:52

Dldr : Hospitals & medical professionals overwhelmed, command council dropping the ball with planning & claiming government aren't implementing suggestions. There is also a lack of transparency from government. Command council haven't even met new acting health minister yet.


 
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The doctors in CT were doing this in the second wave, my sis in law worked at Khayelitsha hospital, diff horror story everyday. They were told to not resus the patient, as to save resources, just move on to the next. They were also oxygen shedding, 2 minutes for each person.
 
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