Covid-19

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Binman4OSU

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Stitt announces that 2 of the top officials in his cabinet that were responsible for Oklahoma's COVID-19 response have resigned

They were
Secretary of Health and Mental Health Jerome Loughridge and Doctor Kayse Shrum who was the Secretary of Science and Innovation are stepping down.
 

UrbanCowboy1

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Finally the media sharing a bit of positive news. Personally I feel that deaths and hospitalizations on the decline is a much bigger story than the increase in cases.
It's a lagging indicator; that's why it's not published as much. It's like counting the game your currently playing as a win in your season record at halftime.
 

UrbanCowboy1

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https://twitter.com/latimes/status/1278045141752852483
I noticed the news articles have gone from scathingly negative to alarmist neutral once California joined the conservative states of Florida, Texas, and Arizona. Suddenly it's not a republican problem, so make sure to not discuss failures of leadership anymore. Can't have the most liberal state in the country mixed in with that mess.
 

Binman4OSU

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This program was paid for by the US Govt to fly PPE gear in to the US. The US paid for 249 flights of PPE gear into the US from other countries with FEMA paying $750,000 to $800,000 per flight. The last flight will land today.

50% of the PPE was distributed directly to Hot spot areas

What bothers me in this though is that the other 50% was given to US suppliers to back fill their orders and sell the remaining back to US TAX PAYERS!

 

SLVRBK

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https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/1278386837376110593
The article quotes an Administrator with Harris Health which is the 2 county hospitals, together they have a total of approx. 650 beds (not ICU).

This is looking at the Texas Medical Center: https://www.khou.com/article/news/h...data/285-12446283-4afc-46be-b5ba-a401bfe5ff14

The latest Texas Medical Center data shows 1,294 patients occupying ICU beds out of the total 1,330 base level of ICU beds. Four-hundred and sixty (460) of those patients have COVID-19, which is 35 percent. Ninety-seven (97) percent of those base level ICU beds are occupied.

"That's what happens normally in hospitals. They're at their full capacity and when it gets crowded, they add additional beds, ventilators, and staff so you get the same quality of care," Dr. James McDeavitt, senior vice-president and dean of Clinical Affairs for Baylor College of Medicine, said.

He and his team advise Medical Center leaders with data on beds available, virus growth rates, hospitalization rates, and also provide staffing to make sure these patients can be adequately treated.

Doctors have been planning for and expect to move into "Phase 2" of intensive care this week.

Phase 2 allocates an extra 373 beds to handle an increase in patients, regardless of their diagnoses.

There is also a Phase 3, which doctors are prepared for. They hope we can stop spreading the virus so that the extra 504 beds allocated for Phase 3 do not have to be used.

"Right now we don't have a crisis of beds today," said Dr. McDeavitt. "We have plenty of ICU capacity in the hospitals. We can take care of twice as many COVID-19 patients in the ICUs as we currently are."