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Binman4OSU

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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."
This was more of a follow up post from last week as they were at 95% capacity late last week. They are on a unsustainable course right now
 

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This was more of a follow up post from last week as they were at 95% capacity late last week. They are on a unsustainable course right now
"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."

The is the Texas Medical Center Houston overview of Bed Status from yesterday: https://www.tmc.edu/coronavirus-updates/overview-of-tmc-bed-status/
 
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Not sure who wrote this but found on the Stillwater news press site. Interesting that restaurants are not on the list. Looks like an opinion piece but maybe somebody should inform the author football is played outdoors.
Don’t you want football?
They know where it’s coming from, and it’s not outdoors.

The Oklahoma County Health Department a few weeks ago made a handy chart it called the “Serious Seven.”

It’s the seven events in Oklahoma responsible for the most infections. They get this information from the contact tracers. This means people were tested, then contact tracers worked to find out all the places they had been in the previous two weeks.

If you have enough testing, and enough data, you can draw these kinds of conclusions based more on science than speculation.

The Serious Seven were gyms, house gatherings, funerals, bars, faith-based activities, weddings and other small events.

So, you see, there is something a lot of these things have in common, which is most of these events are held indoors.

We know we can still go fishing. We also know these outdoor protests, where many of the people are wearing masks, are likely not as harmful as a lot of these other large gatherings.

We also think this could bode well for having outdoor sports return. But we have to be careful, and we have to wear face coverings.

Why isn’t that at the top of the list when we try to convince people in Oklahoma to wear masks.

“You want a football season, don’t you?”

For us, it’s a no-brainer. Re-opening never meant a return to normal, but that’s how too many people treated it. We don’t know if it’s some faulty ideology or just a lack of consideration. But these people could be costing us a football season.

Who’s to say we couldn’t really knock this thing down if people across the country started wearing face coverings all the time?

We haven’t tried it yet, but we think it would be worth the effort.
 

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We'll, black is one of the school colors so we'll just all wear BLM t-shirts to the game and...

Just spit balling, I'll come up with something.
 

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Not sure who wrote this but found on the Stillwater news press site. Interesting that restaurants are not on the list. Looks like an opinion piece but maybe somebody should inform the author football is played outdoors.
Don’t you want football?
They know where it’s coming from, and it’s not outdoors.

The Oklahoma County Health Department a few weeks ago made a handy chart it called the “Serious Seven.”

It’s the seven events in Oklahoma responsible for the most infections. They get this information from the contact tracers. This means people were tested, then contact tracers worked to find out all the places they had been in the previous two weeks.

If you have enough testing, and enough data, you can draw these kinds of conclusions based more on science than speculation.

The Serious Seven were gyms, house gatherings, funerals, bars, faith-based activities, weddings and other small events.

So, you see, there is something a lot of these things have in common, which is most of these events are held indoors.

We know we can still go fishing. We also know these outdoor protests, where many of the people are wearing masks, are likely not as harmful as a lot of these other large gatherings.

We also think this could bode well for having outdoor sports return. But we have to be careful, and we have to wear face coverings.

Why isn’t that at the top of the list when we try to convince people in Oklahoma to wear masks.

“You want a football season, don’t you?”

For us, it’s a no-brainer. Re-opening never meant a return to normal, but that’s how too many people treated it. We don’t know if it’s some faulty ideology or just a lack of consideration. But these people could be costing us a football season.

Who’s to say we couldn’t really knock this thing down if people across the country started wearing face coverings all the time?

We haven’t tried it yet, but we think it would be worth the effort.
Cam someone point me to a “spreader event” where a gym was the source? I’ve yet to read about a single one.
 
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I want to go to one of these "spreader events". Sounds like all kinds of goodness.

On a conference call a few days ago, someone asked a female co-worker if she was the Super Spreader....to which I replied under my breath..."thats what all the doctors tell me."
 
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