The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 19
Things not to do when vaccinated: swim, walk, boat, spread ashes, drive a truck, ride a motorcycle
This story’s crazy. This is the type of thing that vindicates what we all have been saying about drowning accidents. You could say on the one hand it boils down to “a medical emergency in water.” Okay. The thing is — even avid swimmers don’t spend all that much time in the water. Is there something about the cold? Body temperature drop? Excitement?
So they guy’s swimming with his friends. Here’s how it went, but with emphasis added:
Jun 8 — ‘Nanaimo RCMP have confirmed a young adult man has died after drowning at Nanaimo’s Westwood Lake on Wednesday.
The incident unfolded at around 8 p.m. after a young adult man experienced a medical emergency while swimming on June 7th.
According to Reserve Constable Gary O’Brien, spokesperson for Nanaimo RCMP, the victim, accompanied by friends, was returning to a swim dock when he suddenly went into distress.
Witnesses on the scene performed CPR on the man for an extended period of time until emergency crews arrived.
Nanaimo Fire Rescue, BC Ambulance, and RCMP promptly responded to the distress call, and the resuscitation efforts proved successful.
The man was then transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for further treatment, however, he succumbed to his injuries around 5 a.m. Thursday morning.’
This story’s more about what knocked him into the pool and what got him out of it than it is about drowning or swimming.
Jun 8 — ‘A 10-year-old is being hailed a hero after her courageous act in saving her grandfather’s life.’
‘Police said the caller, identified as Aurora Waanounou, 10, told dispatchers her grandfather was unresponsive in the pool.
‘[…] she reportedly [witnessed] her granddad falling into the pool and becoming unresponsive.’
‘Officials said Waanounou’s grandfather was face down in the water’
‘[She] found the inner strength to help push her grandfather to the edge of the pool, flip him over, and help keep his head above water.’
Good job, kid.
Jun 9 — ‘A 14-year-old boy who collapsed on the grounds of a West Lothian school died from natural causes, Police Scotland has confirmed.’
Natural causes. In other words, the definitive “medical emergency.”
‘A post-mortem has confirmed that Hamdan died from natural causes.
‘His heartbroken family has revealed that he had a pre-existing heart condition that had "never been detected", adding that his death "could have occurred at any time".’
I’ll bet it was never detected. And just like the pcr test, undiagnosed heart conditions will always take the blame. If we want to know the truth we have to read between the lines of coroner’s reports and the like like they’re some kind of macabre, modern Pravda.
Jun 8 — ‘A body found in Oregon has been identified as a 58-year-old man who vanished on a trip with his brother to scatter a loved one’s ashes, sheriff’s officials reported.’
‘Searchers discovered his body late Monday, June 5, the sheriff’s office said. His cause of death remains under investigation, but authorities suspect he suffered a medical emergency.’
‘A sudden medical issue led to a fatal motorcycle crash in Bureau County.
Seventy-six-year-old Michael Baranek from the state of Ohio was riding with a group of other motorcyclists on Interstate 80 Tuesday evening east of Princeton when he had a medical episode of some kind, causing him to slump on his bike. He went off the interstate and was ejected from his bike and ended up in a ditch. Baranek was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.’
So gnarly. Picture that. Guys riding along on a motorcycle. Yikes.
‘A Louisiana State Trooper is being hailed as a hero for saving a man’s life after he performed CPR for 17 minutes.
On June 5, Sgt. Trey Bellue was on a routine safety inspection of an 18-wheeler when the driver, Thomas Taylor, experienced a medical emergency.
‘[The officer] saw Taylor fall head-first from the driver’s seat of his 18-wheeler onto the ground.’
This is like a horror movie.
No one said anything about a “medical emergency” in this article. But what happened sounds as suspicious as can be.
‘Witnesses said it appears Cameron Robbins, 18, who graduated from University Laboratory School (U-High) in Baton Rouge just days ago, was acting on a dare when he jumped overboard. Video taken immediately afterwards shows Robbins splashing in the water, a few feet from the boat. He then disappeared, witnesses said.’
Lots of things can pull a person underneath a large boat. The pull from the propellers will do it. Video would help us figure out if he got pulled under or what. I haven’t looked for the video, and the newscast in the cited article says they declined to show it.
I doubt we’ll ever know more than what’s on the video. So it would be nice to find it. I’m chalking this one up as “suspicious” for now.
‘The Air Ambulance has taken off from Bembridge and has since conveyed the patient – a woman – to Southampton General Hospital.
It’s understood she suffered a medical episode whilst visiting the popular pub at lunchtime.’
‘Despite the scrambling of the air and land ambulance, the woman in George Street in Alport was declared "deceased at the scene".’
Every time I start looking at the “medical emergency” landscape, stories following a couple narratives come up. One is that we’re having a major health crisis in America right now.
‘East Tennessee Children's Hospital saw more mental and behavioral health patients in May than ever before.’
‘"Across Tennessee, there were about 20% of all high school kids who have contemplated suicide," Phillips said.’
‘"In the industry as a whole, we're seeing a real shortage right now," said Katie Androff who serves as Vice President of Talent Management for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. "That's impacting us, it's impacting other ambulance companies in the Tampa Bay market. What we did was partner with Ultimate Medical Academy."
Sounds bad. Why on Earth should there be an EMT shortage? Meh. So, what did they do about it?:
‘The EMT apprenticeship program allows students to attend EMT classes at UMA for sixteen weeks while working as paid apprentices with TransCare. To ensure accessibility, the cost of tuition is covered for low-income students.
"The students are working at the Crisis Center from day one […]’
That’s a pretty sweet deal.
That’s it for now. Best.