COVID-19 hospitalizations average $4,000 in out-of-pocket costs per visit, research says

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nah it's fine as is. Y'all want people to believe it's raging through the entire country and everyone is on their death bed so let's keep this comparison.

shyt like this is exactly why states said this shyt is over blown now, let's get rid of the mandates.

we're not talking about deaths. millions more people are living with long covid than have died. millions more people are living with huge medical expenses.

note the average cost in the study is for each individual hospital visit, not for total treatment for covid. unless a person is a multi-millionaire, folks should absolutely be concerned about huge unexpected medical bills especially when multiple members of a single household have been known to be hospitalized.
 

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This can't include people on ventilators for weeks. I had a 2 week uninsured hospital stay for a car accident that cost like 100k :picard:

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we're not talking about deaths. millions more people are living with long covid than have died. millions more people are living with huge medical expenses.

note the average cost in the study is for each individual hospital visit, not for total treatment for covid. unless a person is a multi-millionaire, folks should absolutely be concerned about huge unexpected medical bills especially when multiple members of a single household have been known to be hospitalized.

the jury is still out on long covid. Some studies say it's a small percentage others say it's 30%.

The bigger issue here is the American medical system. Expensive medical bills are not exclusive to Covid
 

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honestly I think some of the athletes who reportedly collapsed & died had covid in the past. no one in their family or team camp has come forward to say these people were vaccinated or if they had a prior covid infection. it's all online speculation and we're still learning about the long term effects of covid.
Is 1 million people dying a lot of people? Its less than 1 percent of the country.
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the jury is still out on long covid. Some studies say it's a small percentage others say it's 30%.

The bigger issue here is the American medical system. Expensive medical bills are not exclusive to Covid

yeah I saw the 15% to 30% figure being talked about since late 2020, thats still tens of millions of people if you accept this is endemic.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...d-may-unleash-health-troubles-after-pandemic/

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Slowly, researchers are uncovering the face of long covid-19, and it is not a happy one. In two years of the pandemic, millions of people survived the infection but have experienced debilitating symptoms lingering for months. While SARS-CoV-2 is a respiratory pathogen, the research is showing it can trigger disorders in other organs and systems of the body. Long covid is neither a picnic nor a fantasy.

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No one knows the true scope. An examination of 57 studies around the world comprising 250,351 people, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October, showed that covid survivors suffered both short- and long-term difficulties. At six months after diagnosis or hospital discharge, more than half — 54 percent — were still struggling with at least one symptom. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation runs a model based on the assumption that 30 percent of the 77 million people in the United States who survived covid have had some kind of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, or PASC. Even if the total is just 10 percent, that’s still 7.7 million people.

What are the maladies? In one large online survey last year, covering 3,762 people in 56 countries and published in eClinical Medicine, the most common symptoms reported were fatigue, malaise after exertion and cognitive problems, or “brain fog.” Many also said they suffered insomnia and other sleep problems, heart palpitations and rapid heartbeat, muscle aches and joint pain, shortness of breath, and dizziness and vertigo. In other research, covid survivors have been found to suffer heart disease and other serious ailments, such as stroke, months after they were first infected.
 

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Life is full of folks thinking they are the Globetrotters when they are the Washington Generals: unforced turnovers caused by ill decisions are costing folks games.

imagine that people don’t know how vaccines or monoclonal antibodies work but would implicitly trust the latter over the former completely for political reasons whether they admit it or not. Folks will take everything under the sun and kill their fukking liver before they commit that the most sensible route is to take the safest vaccine ever produced. Got it just let those folks take losses at this point. Everybody else just hope you don’t get into a serious accident or have a medical event because what happened to you may not of been a choice, but you not being able to get a hospital bed when you need it because unvaccinated people now feel like they want to take some medical resources was their choice. This situation reminds me of being a kid going to IHOP and even if I was in the no smoking section I could still smell very strongly the smokers on the other end of the establishment. They made their choice for you to smoke with them in an indirect way.
 
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