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Friday, October 23, 2020

Some 41,000 people are now hospitalized across the country, including many in the Midwest and the Mountain West. While the nation has seen more people hospitalized at earlier points in the pandemic -- during an onslaught of cases in New York City in April and in the Sun Belt in July -- patients are now spread out much more broadly, raising concern for critically ill patients in rural areas with limited medical resources.

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Experts worry that the growing numbers in need of hospital care will only get worse if cases continue to mount.

"I don't really see any signs that things are slowing down and that concerns me a lot," Caitlin M. Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, said. "It has to be our starting premise that it's not going to slow down unless we force it to slow down."

On a related note:
Universal mask use could prevent nearly 130,000 deaths from Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, in the United States through next spring, scientists reported on Friday.

The new study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, also offered a rough estimate of the pandemic's toll in the United States: perhaps 500,000 deaths by March 2021, even with social distancing mandates reinstated in most states.

www.nytimes.com

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-23 04:15 PM | Reply

Yeah, a 40% monthly increase sounds high at first. But then you remember that Trump says COVID affects almost nobody. So a 40% increase of practically zero is still zero.

Thank you President Dump! You not only know the best words, but you also know the best math. No wonder you were able to bankrupt a casino and you're going to declare bankruptcy for a seventh time in a few short months.

#2 | Posted by censored at 2020-10-23 04:58 PM | Reply

@#1 ... patients are now spread out much more broadly, raising concern for critically ill patients in rural areas with limited medical resources. ...

In the past, when a hospital in a rural area had more patients than it could handle, the overflow was sent to the urban hospitals in the region.

But what happens if those urban hospitals in the region also overflowing?


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-23 07:00 PM | Reply

Turning the corner!

#4 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-10-24 07:11 AM | Reply

Turning the corner!

#4 | POSTED BY E1G1

...But turning the wrong way.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-10-24 08:45 AM | Reply

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