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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Texas Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the Republican Party of Texas seeking to host its in-person convention this week in Houston.

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The Texas Republicans wanted to hold an in-person, indoor convention this week in Houston, a city severely hit by COVID-19.

A crowd of people.

In-person.

Indoor.

This week.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-14 02:01 PM | Reply

See! Republicans are trying to suppress the vote for Republican Voters too by killing them!

Voter Suppression is not partisan!

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-07-14 04:01 PM | Reply

"The Texas Supreme Court upholds Houston's decision to cancel the state Republican Party convention scheduled for this week due to the coronavirus pandemic."

Smart move:

"All the Hospitals Are Full": In Houston, Overwhelmed ICUs Leave COVID-19 Patients Waiting in ERs

The busiest hospitals in Houston are increasingly telling emergency responders they cannot safely accept new patients as hundreds of coronavirus patients crowd emergency rooms, and hospitals scramble to open more intensive care space.

Houston hospitals have been forced to treat hundreds of COVID-19 patients in their emergency rooms--sometimes for several hours or multiple days--as they scramble to open additional intensive care beds for the wave of seriously ill people streaming through their doors, according to internal numbers shared with NBC News and ProPublica.

At the same time, the region's 12 busiest hospitals are increasingly telling emergency responders that they cannot safely accept new patients, at a rate nearly three times that of a year ago, according to data reviewed by reporters.

The increase in ambulance diversions, coupled with the spike in patients being held indefinitely in emergency rooms, are the latest indicators that Houston hospitals are straining to keep up with a surge of new coronavirus patients. ProPublica and NBC News have previously reported that a public hospital in Houston ran out of a medication to treat COVID-19 patients and that a spike in at-home deaths from cardiac arrest suggests that the death toll from the coronavirus may be higher than official statistics show.


www.propublica.org

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-07-14 10:26 PM | Reply

In-person.
Indoor.
This week.
#1 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2020-07-14 02:01 PM | FLAG:

Right?! They should have done it outdoors.

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-07-15 08:33 AM | Reply

Let them have their convention and invite lots of people who test positive. Texas will turn blue that much sooner.

#5 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-07-15 12:56 PM | Reply

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