The Rise of the Medical Emergency Pt. 16 -- Pilot Down!
Another plane falls out of the sky, another virus is on the rise, and the Prime Minister of Belgium takes a dive as the horror show continues
Jun 5 — ‘The pilot of a business jet that flew over Washington and crashed in a remote part of Virginia appeared to be slumped over and unresponsive, three U.S. officials said Monday, recounting observations by fighter pilots who intercepted the wayward flight.’
‘Investigators will look at when the pilot became unresponsive and why aircraft flew the path that it did, Gerhardt said. They will consider several factors that are routinely examined in such probes including the plane, its engines, weather conditions, pilot qualifications and maintenance records, he said. A preliminary report will be released in 10 days.’
They say the pilot passed out, yet the plane stayed in the air long enough to cause a panic and for NORAD to respond to it, and intervene. That sounds like the pilot maybe more than just passed out to me.
There’s A LOT that’s not known about this at this time. The flight path of the plane is extraordinary in that it made a u-turn before flying straight and then crashing. I’m wondering if the pilot had come to long enough to take control of the plane for a moment.
Apparently, the only reason we know the pilot passed out is because the F-16 pilots saw him and could tell.
It’s so much speculation at this point, though, that I’m just going to note it and move on. A private jet fell out of the sky. It was possibly caused by a medical emergency.
Jun 5 — ‘“Almost a year ago, my daughter Harper scared the living daylights out of us. Struggling to breathe, we rushed her to GP. Then to hospital. There, we discovered the scary combination of letters we never heard of before, RSV. It’s a respiratory infection,” Karl said […]’
Yeah, yeah. RSV. We’ve certainly all heard of it by now. What did anybody THINK would happen when we suppressed most of the population’s immune systems? Viruses pop up! I’m including this story because I across this article a few days ago. To no one’s surprise, there’s a NEW old bug on the rise. Gee, I wonder why:
HMPV, or whatever whatever virus, is 36% higher this year than it was ‘before the pandemic.’
Jun 1 — ‘“HMPV is not something most people need to worry about. It's essentially another cause of the common cold […]”’
‘The virus was first discovered in 2001. HMPV is in the Pneumoviridae family, along with the more commonly known respiratory syncytial virus or RSV.’
Any viruses on the decrease?
Jun 4 — ‘Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo fell from a bicycle and briefly lost consciousness but hospital tests revealed no lasting effects, national news agency Belga reported.’
Hey now, no fair! Did he lose consciousness first or fall off the bike first?
‘The incident happened when De Croo, 47, was on a bike ride with his son late on Saturday afternoon near his home in the Flanders region, according to Belga, citing the prime minister's office.
De Croo lost consciousness for a few moments and was taken to hospital for checks, Belga reported.’
‘"Fortunately, I was wearing a helmet and my son called the emergency services," said De Croo […]’
Ah, now it becomes clear. How does a person lose consciousness from a bicycle wreck while wearing a helmet? What kind of bike ride was this? It sounds to me like the Prime Minister might’ve just had a case of stage fright.
That’s a segue.
Jun 5 '— ‘The artist was only three songs into her performance when she fell to the ground in front of a packed Saturday night audience.’
‘In a post on her Instagram story on Sunday, Anhedönia said “touring and travelling has finally caught up with me.”’
Touring and travelling has caught up to a lot of stars for a long time. When asked: “Which of these is not like the other:” I answer: the ones where people collapse onstage.
Jun 5 — ‘The Scottish singer made a surprise appearance during the “Britain’s Got Talent” finale on June 4, where she revealed that she suffered a stroke last year.’
Sounds like the classic Jamie Foxx medical emergency to me. The year of silence takes this stroke into the class of “medical emergency.”
‘[…] Simon Cowell also shared some words with the singer, telling her, “Susan, we owe you so much and I knew you weren’t well, but if anyone was going to come back you were going to come back because it wouldn’t be the same without you.”’
‘“For the past year I have worked so hard to get my speech and singing back, with the sole aim of being able to sing on stage again & tonight my hard work & perseverance paid off, singing the song that started it all, ‘I Dreamed A Dream’…” she concluded.’
Jun 4 — ‘RCMP are investigating the death of an Edmonton man on a hiking trail near Canmore.
On Sunday, Mounties were called to Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park by Kananaskis Mountain Rescue.
A medical emergency had been reported at the base of a cliff on East End of Rundle, a popular trail in the area.
With the help of Alpine Helicopters, officials found the body of a 27-year-old man.’
Jun 4 — ‘On June 4, around 4 p.m., 33-year-old Glenn W. Eubanks collapsed in the dayroom of a housing unit after having a “medical emergency,” said the Alexandria Police Department.’ [emphasis added]
‘Immediately after Eubanks collapsed, police said a deputy called the medical staff to try to save his life. Amidst the medical staff’s effort, the Alexandria Fire Department also responded to continue emergency treatment, but Eubanks was pronounced dead at 4:56.’ [emphasis added]
Also, this note is included in the article about recent events in that jail:
‘Earlier this year, the family of 62-year-old Christopher Lapp, a man who was found dead inside his cell in 2021, filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming officials ignored sending him to a medical facility for treatment. In May of 2022, 25-year-old Anthony Mouf was found dead in his cell after officials said he was suffering from a medical emergency.’
Jun 4 — ‘Investigators believe Andrew Hensley, 29, was traveling on the boulevard when his vehicle went off the road and collided with Brooks, of Winter Haven, before crashing into the building.
The Ford Focus struck Brooks while waiting outside the motel office, and the car then crashed into the lobby.
Hensley was taken to a nearby hospital, treated for minor injuries, and released.’
This is a tragedy. Day after day this is going on.
Jun 4 — ‘According to the report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a group of people was on the lake in a Tritoon when 55-year-old Sonya McCrea began complaining of chest pains.
Suddenly, she collapsed.
Passengers performed CPR while the vessel pulled to the shore.
Paramedics met the vessel at the shore to perform medical treatment.
However, McCrea was pronounced dead.’
Jun 4 — ‘An inmate at the Chatham County Detention Center died early Sunday morning.
Jaimarien Rayshaun Sellers, 19, was found unresponsive by his roommate shortly after midnight. Sellers had earlier been observed sleeping in his cell during a routine periodic check.
After the roommate alerted detention officers that Sellers was unresponsive, officers immediately entered Sellers’ cell to administer CPR. Officers were unable to revive the inmate and contacted Emergency Medical Services.’