The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 48 - July 8th Reports
I can't fly, I can't walk, the only thing about me is I took the shot. It's TROME
‘‘Has somebody passed out? Is there a medical emergency?’’
‘At this, the crowed [sic] responded with a chorus of, “Yes!” as they pointed down to a spot.
‘Does somebody need help?’ he continued, and the security staff are seen hopping into the crowd to help.’ [Emphasis added]
‘It was not clear whether the person was okay in the end, but Billy seemed to be able to see the incident and appeared to think it might be, as he held up his thumbs in a jovial way, apparently mimicking the crowd right in front of him.’ [Emphasis added]
Well, I guess if Billy Joel thinks it’s OK, then…
‘A Boeing 777-300ER operated by LATAM has had a challenging few days. One source reported that the aircraft declared an emergency on its way to London from São Paulo, while subsequent flight data showed the aircraft diverting to Lisbon on its flight back to São Paulo as well.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Just after midnight on July 7th, […] an emergency was declared as the flight was inbound to London Heathrow […]’
‘The nature of the emergency was initially unknown…’ [Emphasis added]
Turns out it was a medical emergency and the passenger had died. So they turned around and dropped off the victim, and then hemmed and hawed about it for about a day before letting on as to what had happened. Pretty typical.
How is this not a horror movie?
‘Law enforcement authorities are investigating a traffic collision that fatally injured 19-year-old Gavin Phillips of Wichita.
Just before 10:30 a.m. July 1, police responded to vehicle that struck a tree […]
‘Phillips did not regain consciousness after the impact and was later pronounced deceased by medical staff.
Investigators learned that Phillips was driving southbound in a normal manner when, for unknown reasons, he took an erratic turn to the left and struck a tree. No other vehicles were involved.’ [Emphasis added]
Picture that happening. It’s utter madness.
‘Walton County Fire Rescue responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 78 at Mt. Vernon Road at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, July 8.
“The crash is believed to be the result of the driver experiencing a medical emergency,” WCFR Assistant Chief Craig League said. “The driver of the car was transported to Piedmont Walton with minor injuries sustained in the crash.”’ [Emphasis added]
‘A driver was injured after an early morning crash in Fall River.
According to Detective Sergeant Moses Pereira, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers responded to a single vehicle collision in the area of Plymouth Avenue and Lyon Street.
Pereira stated that it appears as though the operator of a Toyota Pickup truck experienced a medical emergency causing him to veer [off] the roadway and strike a traffic pole.’ [Emphasis added]
‘A person who suffered a medical emergency aboard a boat on the Potomac River Saturday has been rushed to the hospital in critical condition.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Detectives say further investigation revealed that the victim suffered a medical emergency onboard and was not in the water, contrary to initial reports.
Police have not identified the person who was rushed to the hospital nor clarified what medical emergency the person suffered from.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said search crews found the body of a man they say jumped into Lake Guntersville to get a dog Friday night.
65-year-old Jeffrey Abston of Albertville left his boat around 8 p.m. Friday to help with the retrieval of a dog in the water but Abston never resurfaced.’ [Emphasis added]
Yeah, this is what we keep seeing. People hit the water and then immediately drown. That don’t seem quite right.
‘A hiker was rescued from a trail in Thermal after suffering a medical emergency Saturday.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The patient was taken to a hospital in moderate condition, authorities said.’
‘A man in his 30s was rescued on the Manoa Middle Ridge Trail this morning after he became sick, the Honolulu Fire Department reported.
At around 7:45 a.m., HFD received a 911 call about the hiker, who had been in a group of seven people when he experienced a medical emergency.’ [Emphasis added]
‘The Grand County Coroner identified the man who died while cycling on the Upper Serendipity Traill off Rollins Pass Road as 65 year-old Michael McKenny of Centennial, Colorado. First responders received a call around 3 p.m. about a man having difficulty breathing.’ [Emphasis added]
‘Grand County Coroner Tawnya Bailey stated Wednesday in an email that McKenny’s cause of death was a medical condition involving the heart and that the manner of death is considered natural.’ [Emphasis added]
“A medical condition involving the heart.” Peak TROME.
And Peru gets the last word today.
‘The Peruvian government declared a 90-day public health emergency this Saturday due to an “unusual increase” in cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome in the country, which to date has 165 cases and four deaths.’ [Emphasis added]
‘This is a rare disease in which a person’s own immune system damages its neurons. This causes muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.
At least 18 of the country’s 24 departments and one province have reported at least one case of the syndrome this year, according to the document.’ [Emphasis added]
And that’s about it. Nothing at all about the obvious explanation. Par for the course.