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    1. The hospital’s chief executive had decided to turn the people away for safety reasons, and they were also instructed to secure the premises and bar entry to anyone not in uniform, that the hospital had all the people it could handle.
    Yes, race was a factor in the decision because people being turned away were nearly all African American and people with dark skin.
    2. Yes it was necessary to euthanize the pets because Cook had been contending with the illnesses of various family pets, one of his daughter’s cats was also suffering from a tooth abscess, and leaving them in the cook’s office with instructions not to abandon them to suffer alone.
    The alternatives existed given that pets weren’t being allowed on the boats and helicopters, leading people to fear they would not be rescued.
    3. It wasn’t possible to hold the view, the decision not to move her to safety or support her with oxygen felt personal. Green felt numb about the situation the woman was precious and felt love for her, she couldn’t stand to watch her die on the ground.
    4. They were surprised Vera had not been rescued and was been placed far from the head of the line after they were been told she would leave Memorial by helicopter instead she was lying near the ATM and the planter full of green striped leave, also her DNR status which was not a recent status but the result of a request she had made more than a decade. Earlier a staff member had tried to block them from entering the patient care area, it took them a threat to gain admittance while Mark warned them they brought the boats and they can take them away.

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