Mercury Retrograde and Canceled Flights, Healthcare, Goods & Fuel
Interesting thread (embedded in this tweet) on the situation at the port in Long Beach, CA.
Well, looks like Maersk is making bank while the supply chain snafus continue….for how long? They actually seem happy about it. While we struggle, they make money.
What was it Rahm Emanuel once said about never letting a good crisis go to waste? 🤨😏
Yesterday I talked with a fellow home care aide, and mentioned how there seem to be a lot fewer of them (we used to have several dozen show up for mandatory meetings, now I hardly see any).
She told me a lot of them left because of CV. They have families or health issues, etc. and did not want to risk exposure to the virus, especially for low pay and inadequate health insurance (if you can get enough hours to qualify) and no paid sick leave. Driving house to house to house every couple of hours means more potential spread of infection, too. Also, some families are not allowing aides or nurses in their homes for fear of catching it.
Can you blame the aides for leaving?
For now we’re not required to get the V, but OSHA’s mandate may change that because we receive funds from Medicaid. Home care agencies are screaming for help already. If they lose more aides, they may be forced to close their doors, for good.
One of my VA clients is about to run out of a life-sustaining medication. He will die in a few weeks without it.
The VA cannot get it in yet and there is nothing they can do but wait for the shipment.
His wife has a back stock of the pill (expired 🤫) because her husband warned her not to trust the VA to always have it in stock. Meanwhile, she is sick with worry and putting the heat on them to either get the medication to her ASAP or hubby will be forced to go to the hospital.
Don’t be surprised if hospitals start getting patients who simply cannot get access to critical meds thanks to the supply chain issues, so the hospital is last resort to get them.