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Hospitals filling as red states spike
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 17, 2020 01:11PM
Corona Virus assembling huge welcoming crowds for big Trump indoor rally

After nationwide cases trended downward for several weeks, the numbers are rising - sharply in about half a dozen states, according to a Reuters analysis.

In addition to Oklahoma, Florida reported over 2,600 new cases on Wednesday and Arizona more than 1,800 - the second-highest daily increase for both states. A day earlier, six states reported record increases in cases, including Texas, Nevada and Oregon.

[www.reuters.com]
In most of the states where cases are spiking, COVID-19 hospitalizations are also rising or at record highs. Unlike spikes reported in new infections, rising hospitalizations cannot simply be attributed to increased testing.

In Arizona, 83% of intensive care beds are occupied, a record high, according to a state website (here).

In Florida, some of the increase has been linked to reopened bars, where people anxious to get out after months of seclusion crowded together indoors, making for easy virus transmission.

Texas has also pointed to bars as one cause of its current outbreak. In Oregon, over 200 new cases are tied to events at a single church.

More than 2.1 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States and over 116,000 have died from COVID-19, by far the most in the world.
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Re: Hospitals filling as red states spike
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 17, 2020 01:17PM
People are saying that if you stop testing, those beds would be empty.
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Re: Hospitals filling as red states spike
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 17, 2020 01:43PM
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GGD
People are saying that if you stop testing, those beds would be empty.

and the graveyards would be full

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Re: Hospitals filling as red states spike
Posted by: sekker
Date: June 17, 2020 01:47PM
AZ is looking terrible, we will know more in FL in about 2 weeks. Both have largely dodged the bullet, but clearly not AZ anymore. FL? They are where AZ was a few weeks ago - rates are doubling quickly but currently lower than average overall.
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Re: Hospitals filling as red states spike
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 17, 2020 04:23PM
LA is spiking as well.

Los Angeles, a county that followed all state protocols and added some of their own, is at the about same numbers as the entire state of Florida.
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Re: Hospitals filling as red states spike
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 17, 2020 07:11PM
One good thing for us, our county hospital will get a 1/2 Million grant due to shortages related to COVID-19. On the other hand, there have been other rural hospitals closed because TN won’t use cash they have to help them.
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Re: Hospitals filling as red states spike
Posted by: Sam3
Date: June 18, 2020 04:13AM
As far as I have heard, neither AZ not Florida are planning on locking down. Sweden, v.2. Or maybe Brazil, v.1.5.

Michigan and New York and New Jersey are such losers, those protesters sure told them!





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Re: Hospitals filling as red states spike
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 18, 2020 08:25AM
That map must be a few days old. Texas appears to be going exponential, and the death rate is just beginning to reflect that.

Oh well. It’s all a Democratic hoax, right?
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Re: Hospitals filling as red states spike
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: June 19, 2020 01:09AM
California had the first American cases (at least on land) and the northern CA cases soon seeded southern CA. Yesterday, Los Angeles County itself had 1000 new cases, a number that has been more or less repeating itself, day after day, for a couple of weeks. That makes for a lot of cases, with the total in the county just a couple of days away from hitting 80,000.

When the disease spreads in an unprotected population, it seems to double about every 4 days or so, but the country seems to have improved a lot -- the exponential growth we saw back in March doesn't seem to be going on at the same level as before. Even the reddest of the red states are showing growth on the order of 25% per week -- not what you'd like to experience, but an indication that even minimal distancing rules do a lot to slow the disease progression.

I sympathize with the desire to go back to real life (at least at some level), but getting reckless by attending a huge political rally or completely ignoring distancing in a bar are going to lead to a lot of cases.
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Re: Hospitals filling as red states spike
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 19, 2020 01:22AM
SoCal and LA (where) I live just reopened bars, cafes and about anything else you'd like. Two weeks this is going to be a disaster zone.

We're getting a family thing together for the first time this weekend, given what seems on the horizon it may be the last for a while.

We're actually looking at buying a family home, one with 5-6 bedrooms so we can be together while we see this thing out. It might be a financial strain but since no one's buying and we're selling more desirable stuff - maybe?

Might be in need of family counseling if we actually do this!
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