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As COVID-19 worsens, Arizona is first state to enact 'crisis care' standards

Arizona’s failure to contain COVID-19 means the state has the dubious distinction of being the first in the nation’s history to activate crisis standards of care for hospitals, according to a top administrator at the state’s largest hospital system.... Read more»

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Jul 4, 2020, 8:17 am
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Consequences of Ducey’s COVID Pandemic Purge have now been expanded to the uninfected too. This announcement brought to you by your friendly local depraved hard-right fascist-occupied state government. Who’d've thought they’re rise to the level of cognitive dissonance of oppression through wanton abdication of duty in a time of emergency. Oppression must be overthrown wherever it arises in the world.  It’s surprising because it’s so obviously a capital offense and because the consequences for those are so very dire.

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Jul 5, 2020, 7:16 am
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It’s should be point out, Ducey has now instituted REPUBLICAN DEATH PANELS in the for-profit health care system.

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Jul 5, 2020, 7:18 am
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And in this manner, we are all wrongfully degraded by Ducey’s traitorous hard right hyper-extreme fascism of state and medicine to deprive Arizonans of their Universal Human Rights. This pandemic was preventable, but Ducey spread the plague. The blood is on his hands. The blood is on his hands. The blood is on his hands.

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Jul 5, 2020, 8:12 am
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Technically, these are Republican Death Panels resulting from a fascistic collaboration between a hyperextreme-right state government’s absolute refusal to perform its public duty combined with a for-profit health care system that’s exfiltrating all remaining value from its victims and making life-and-death choices because the pandemic has been intentionally cultivated right up to the point of ICU saturation by this governor.

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Jul 5, 2020, 8:35 am
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Ducey’s approach to this crisis to assert that it was fine if it was cutting people down, just so as long as it didn’t cut them down faster than the hospitals could process. That was his entire rationale: that we don’t need to care about the preventable losses, there’s no absolute compulsion to do our duty, we don’t need to track and quarantine, we don’t need to halt the spread of the disease, we don’t need to treat this as real. We can endlessly dance in the fire with Trump in our death cult worship of obscene ideology just so as long as the deaths only trickle out at a miserable rate, just so long as the uncontrollable conflagration appears to be superficially managed, like the Bighorn Fire.

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Jul 5, 2020, 12:29 pm
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Sunday 7/5 AZ COVID Statistics update: Fun Ducey COVID purge fact: Based on the most current data from the Johns Hopkins COVID center, 4.6% of people in the US who contract COVID will ultimately succumb to the pandemic. That means you can multiply today’s 3536 new cases in Arizona by 0.046 to find out how many Arizonans will suffer an excruciatingly haunting death. When you make the calculation today, the math works out to one-hundred and sixty-three more people now ill-fated to die horribly per day! Isn’t that incredible! It’s as if a Boeing 737-800, with its standard seating capacity of 165 passengers, is slamming down nose-first at M.A.C.H. 1.2 into the ground in front of the the governor’s mansion *every single day*. Amazing!

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