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Old 07-04-2020, 07:52 AM
 
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Hidalgo County, Starr County and Valley Baptist Health System have reached full capacity. Valley Baptist Health Systems hospitals are at 101% and 102% capacity. Surge beds(non-ICU beds converted to ICU) are being used. Surge capacity would still provide lesser care with higher patient to staff ratios.

Do not make the mistake that non-COVID medical patients are unaffected. Less care will result in higher mortality for trauma, cancer, stroke, and all other non-COVID medical emergencies. Virus spread needs to be mitigated, so that hospitals have capacity.

Will non-COVID hospital patients die at 2-3x higher levels than previous years? We won't know for months.

Hidalgo County, Starr County and Valley Baptist Health System warn hospitals are at capacity
https://www.krgv.com/news/hidalgo-co...8aUzAvlFf--YKY
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Hidalgo County, Starr County and the Valley Baptist Health System warned Friday that Rio Grande Valley hospitals, faced with an influx of coronavirus patients, had hit capacity.

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen had 141 "COVID-19 related patients" on Friday afternoon, according to a news release from the health system. Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville had 97.

"To put this in perspective for our community, our hospitals are now at a total of 102 percent and 101 percent occupancy, respectively and this includes both COVID-19 related and non COVID-19 related patient beds," according to a statement from health system CEO Manny Vela.
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Old 07-05-2020, 06:18 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Exhibit A right here folks on why this country is FUBAR and we are in bad shape. Not just with Covid but with multiple things. God help us. I mean that in all sincerity. God, please help us.
A fool like Donald Trump doesn't get elected by accident. There has to be a lot of fools out there who will vote for him.

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The anti-maskers make me think of my niece when she was just a child. As an adult, she has turned into a strong, intelligent leader, but as a child she was incredibly indolent. As a child she spent more cumulative effort trying to find exceptions to get out of school homework and tests than she would have if she had just studied and done her homework in the first place. She actually took the harder route.

Same with the anti-maskers but on a much more critical scale. They enable the dang infection to spread, more people get infected, businesses have to shut down due to infection, people have no paycheck, businesses have few customers and have to shut down because they can't survive, and the circle continues. Wear the mask and we have a good chance to control this thing while treatments are developed. Or keep whining like a petulant child and pull the entire nation down back into the quagmire.
Anti maskers, anti vaxxers, flat earthers, they're all the same ppl. What they are are anti science and anti education. It's no wonder they treat Trump like their god. He's the ultimate imbecile.
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:31 AM
 
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Rio Grande Valley ER facility using a donated tent to prepare for additional load of patients. Since all the hospitals are at capacity, the emergency room will take patients.

https://twitter.com/WeslacoCity/stat...21192483917830

Tent opens at ER facility in Weslaco; adds 20 beds, staff for COVID-19 patients - https://www.themonitor.com/2020/07/0...d-19-patients/
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With a tent provided by the Weslaco Fire Department, the South Texas Health System ER facility in Weslaco will now have room for 20 additional beds for patients being treated for COVID-19.

Wesley Robinson, who is the assistant chief nursing officer for STHS Edinburg and STHS’ free standing emergency departments, said this was part of their pandemic plan in case they had a healthcare surge — several people presenting to the ER simultaneously.

“What is difficult with COVID is that the patients have to be admitted to the hospital and lots of times they’re in the hospital for several days, now weeks,” Robinson said. “This makes it hard to get new patients into the hospital and that’s why all the hospitals in the Valley are more or less at capacity, so they’re completely full.”
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:34 AM
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Location: Wonderland
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Rio Grande Valley ER facility using a donated tent to prepare for additional load of patients. Since all the hospitals are at capacity, the emergency room will take patients.

https://twitter.com/WeslacoCity/stat...21192483917830

Tent opens at ER facility in Weslaco; adds 20 beds, staff for COVID-19 patients - https://www.themonitor.com/2020/07/0...d-19-patients/
I wonder if it will get more usage than the tent hospitals and hospital ships in NY.
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Texas reported its deadliest day from the coronavirus on Tuesday (today), with 60 deaths and a record shattering 10,000 new positive cases statewide.
That's more than most countries in the world, just behind US, Brazil, India and S. Africa. Even Russia had "only" 6.6K new cases.
Texas made ~1/5 of all US cases today.

https://www.mysanantonio.com/coronav...m_medium=email
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:58 PM
 
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Texas reported its deadliest day from the coronavirus on Tuesday (today), with 60 deaths and a record shattering 10,000 new positive cases statewide.
That's more than most countries in the world, just behind US, Brazil, India and S. Africa. Even Russia had "only" 6.6K new cases.
Texas made ~1/5 of all US cases today.

https://www.mysanantonio.com/coronav...m_medium=email
According to worldometers, Russia 'only' has 6.6K cases, but had 198 deaths. India had 479 deaths, South Africa had 192 deaths, and Brazil had 1,312 deaths.

Cases in the US are certainly high and the situation is certainly ****ed, but it seems like perhaps other countries simply aren't testing as much as their deaths are quite high for having a (relatively) low amount of cases.
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:05 AM
 
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Anyone have any insights or have an article on pneumonia deaths recently, I read somewhere that deaths attributed to pneumonia instead of COVID and that’s part of reason Texas shows lower mortality rate . Same with Florida , I wouldn’t put it pass Trump of the south there though
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:06 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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According to worldometers, Russia 'only' has 6.6K cases, but had 198 deaths. India had 479 deaths, South Africa had 192 deaths, and Brazil had 1,312 deaths.

Cases in the US are certainly high and the situation is certainly ****ed, but it seems like perhaps other countries simply aren't testing as much as their deaths are quite high for having a (relatively) low amount of cases.
It's more like US reporting everything under the sun to be Covid. It's like hospitals just stamping everything covid death regardless if it's covid or not.
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Old 07-08-2020, 08:17 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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It's more like US reporting everything under the sun to be Covid. It's like hospitals just stamping everything covid death regardless if it's covid or not.
Actually the stats for world (excluding Belgium) are predicted to be 75% UNDER reported for Covid 19.

USA is on the high side of under-reporting due to political pressures. (such as the FL responsible data person getting fired due to reporting the facts and unwilling to massage the data)

We (USA) are not unlike China in many ways (censorship), but the problem is USA people TRUST their government, and Chinese know their government can't be trusted. They have a large head start in being rational and having rational solutions when the Government is headed the wrong direction.

USA has <4% of the world population and 25% of world Covid cases.

Texas still in first place (this is no surprise)
Texas 219,420 +9,414 daily 2,823 deaths .... 8 % tested (1/3 as many as NY) (includes those testing everyday (such as politicians... )


similar tho slightly larger population, (much closer to China)
Taiwan 449 NO new cases 7 total deaths 0.3% tested - it pays to NOT trust your Government (Taiwan gov wanted to stop mask wearing and people revolted)
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:10 AM
 
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USA has <4% of the world population and 25% of world Covid cases.
Isn't that partly due to the fact that we are testing a lot more? I only say that because if you look at number of deaths (relative to our size) there are countries faring much worse.
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