Wyoming Doctor: In 40 Years of Practice, This is Scariest Medical Emergency I’ve Dealt With

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Without any violation of patient privacy, I need to say that my last 3 day weekend at the ED in Jackson was very…

Posted by Dubois Medical Clinic on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Dubois physician Vaughn Morgan has an ominous warning for Wyoming citizens regarding the COVID-19 virus: “It’s very real and very deadly”.

According to a post on the Dubois Medical Clinic Facebook page, Morgan said he spent three days in the emergency department at St. John’s Hospital in Jackson and the experience was “sobering.”

“Several admitted, some critical on [ventilators], and only one of those admitted was over age 70,” he said. “The rest were under 59 and some in their 20s.”

“This is not SOLELY an ‘old people’ disease, and it is FAR more than just a cold for many,” he said.

“To those still not taking it seriously, you are endangering others, and are at best, woefully misinformed and, at worst, downright delusional,” he continued.

Vaughn said he practiced medicine when HIV/AIDS first came out in the 1980s and when Hepatitis-C surfaced in the 1990s. Both are bloodborne illnesses and much easier to defend against than viruses, he said.

“It’s much easier to protect yourself from bloodborne pathogens than highly contagious respiratory ones like COVID-19,” he said.

“In my 40 years of practice, this is hand’s down the scariest medical emergency I’ve ever dealt with,” he wrote. “It’s VERY real, and VERY deadly to some (and not just the elderly). STAY HOME, and DON’T gather in groups.”

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