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Old 12-22-2020, 09:35 AM
 
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You can check ICU bed capacity by hospital in your region with this NY Times interactive. You may need a subscription in order use it, but I'm not sure.

How Full Are Hospital I.C.U.s Near You?
By Matthew Conlen, John Keefe, Lauren Leatherby and Charlie Smart Updated Dec. 21, 2020
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...pgtype=Homepage
I didn't click on the link, but wanted to make the point that it's important for people to know how much capacity an ICU typically has before jumping to conclusions based on whatever number is thrown out. An ICU is normally 70-80% full. If the average of hospitals nationwide is 78%, that is NORMAL.

On the other hand, 95% full is obviously not normal and not good.
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I didn't click on the link, but wanted to make the point that it's important for people to know how much capacity an ICU typically has before jumping to conclusions based on whatever number is thrown out. An ICU is normally 70-80% full. If the average of hospitals nationwide is 78%, that is NORMAL.

On the other hand, 95% full is obviously not normal and not good.
Good points, but on 12/21/20 CA had an ICU bed occupancy of 85%. Here in South OC, Saddleback was at 85% (3 ICU beds available) and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach was at 84% (11 ICU beds available).
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:05 PM
 
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Good points, but on 12/21/20 CA had an ICU bed occupancy of 85%. Here in South OC, Saddleback was at 85% (3 ICU beds available) and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach was at 84% (11 ICU beds available).
Yeah, that's borderline pretty bad. I just wish the state was being completely transparent about what is and what is not going on with hospitals. Even the hospital workers are frustrated:

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Based on raw numbers, the county on Monday had 10.2% of ICU beds available, although an “adjusted” state figure, which factors in the percentage of beds used for coronavirus patients versus other conditions, shows 0% open ICU beds. Kim said having to explain the two different numbers can put the county in a tough spot.

“I want to be very, very clear,” he said, the 0% figure is the state’s calculation, and “it doesn’t mean that there’s no ICU beds available, and it also doesn’t mean that hospitals can’t shift their patients and make additional space.”
https://www.ocregister.com/2020/12/2...s-keep-rising/

People hear 0% and they panic. We don't need people not going to the ER when they have stroke or heart attack symptoms or what not because they think the hospital is already full and they won't get help.
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Old 02-14-2021, 02:40 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Approximately 60 teachers have opted to take a leave of absence because of medical or child care reasons related to the pandemic now that the Huntington Beach Union High School District has asked all of its staff to return to teaching from campus.

The district has temporarily replaced the teachers on leave with substitutes.

Shawne Hume, president of the Huntington Beach Union High School District Educators Association and a teacher at Marina High, said receiving the COVID-19 vaccine could help many of the teachers on leave return to the classroom, but there’s a lot of uncertainly about when teachers in Orange County will be eligible for doses.


60 Huntington Beach teachers elect to take leave over mandated return:
https://www.ocregister.com/2021/02/1...urn-to-campus/
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Old Yesterday, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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This thread feels so quaint now. Like from a different, more innocent time.
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