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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, November 21, 2020

As daily cases and hospitalizations for Covid-19 continue to break all-time records, the daily death count is also on the rise. According to The Associated Press: "The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day -- the highest since the calamitous spring in and around New York City." With holiday season upon us and many Americans saying they are planning get togethers, experts fear those numbers will rise exponentially.

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The 7-day average chart is starting to show an near-vertical increase in US deaths, i.e., no sign of leveling off in the near future.

covidtracking.com

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-11-20 03:21 PM | Reply

One in Five U.S. Hospitals Face Staffing Crises Within a Week
www.bloomberg.com

...Hospital workers, many of them beleaguered since early in the coronavirus pandemic, have more pain ahead.

This week, 1 in 5 American hospitals anticipated a critical staff shortage within seven days, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The ratio was a record as cases swell and patients flood facilities for a third time since the pandemic began.

North Dakota, Missouri and Wisconsin reported the highest share, each with almost half of its hospitals in need of medical staff as of Wednesday. That tracks with the trajectory of the virus, which by some measures is ravaging the Midwest in a way the rest of the country hasn't seen. The seven-day average of new cases in the region is higher than at any point in the Northeast, West or South, Covid Tracking Project data show....


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-11-20 03:38 PM | Reply

Nice going, Donald Trump. And, Trumpites, way to go showing the world what mindless fools you are.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-11-21 08:20 AM | Reply

I can't wait until April and this thing is over... (eye roll)

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-11-21 09:18 AM | Reply

#2 | Posted by LampLighter

The two hospitals in my county are close. One has had Covid asymptomatic positive staff working for a couple weeks and the other just started the practice.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-11-21 12:24 PM | Reply

@#5

Want to see something frightening?

Go to your search engine of choice and ask about healthcare professions quitting, or not being allowed to quit.

Worldwide.


We (i.e., the planet) are not in a good place.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-11-21 07:00 PM | Reply

Watch the daily count of travelers...

TSA checkpoint travel numbers
www.tsa.gov

More than a half million possible spreaders traveled on Friday...


CDC: 59% Of COVID Spreaders Don't Know They're Infected
drudge.com

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-11-21 08:54 PM | Reply

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