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    #16
    Obviously how bad it is depends on where you live. In my Northern California county we have 83 active cases as of today with 13 being hospitalized. With our county having 4 hospitals, that makes for 3.25 patients per hospital. When you read our local paper you'd think the entire county was testing positive and the hospital patients are overflowing into the hallways. Truth is, we've luckily only had 1 death during this nearly 3 week shelter in place but we've had many more deaths caused by vehicle accidents, suicide and even the common flu. It'll be interesting to see how history is written when this is all said and done.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Drake3287 View Post
      Obviously how bad it is depends on where you live. In my Northern California county we have 83 active cases as of today with 13 being hospitalized. With our county having 4 hospitals, that makes for 3.25 patients per hospital.
      Perfect example. As I said, as of Friday, the hospital system I work for had 200 COVID patients and I'm sure that number has climbed since then. We have 5 hospitals so that averages to 40 each. It's not hard to see how that can quickly become overwhelming. That means 200 patients in isolation, some of whom are in the ICU. Everyone going into those rooms needs full PPE every time they go in. That's why the supply of masks, face shields, gowns, etc. is so critical. And we're not even in a hot spot for cases. They're not expecting our cases to surge for another couple of weeks. What happens when we go from 200 cases to 1,000?
      Steve

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        #18
        We debated whether to go to Williamsburg (VA) 6-8 March, but we figured the risk was low. We had annual passes that were scheduled to expire and we wanted to get in one last visit....

        Fast forward to 13 March--the first known covid-19 death in VA was someone from the Williamsburg, VA area. The second death in VA was also from the same area a couple of days later. That meant that covid-19 was probably circulating in that area--with undetected cases for at least 3 weeks prior the date of the first/second death. So, it can be very deceiving.

        In our county, there are 387 confirmed cases and 6 deaths in a population of 1.25 million. I believe they are still doing contact tracing to the best of their ability. We have been on lock-down pretty much since the 13th of March. But, the IHME model is not showing peak cases until May 20th for our state. https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

        But, without the mitigation strategies it would be far worse. It starts with only one person... And, they might not know they are contagious....

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          #19

          Everyone going iTE=disneysteve;n708803]nto those rooms needs full PPE every time they go in. That's why the supply of masks, face shields, gowns, etc. is so critical. And we're not even in a hot spot for cases. They're not expecting our cases to surge for another couple of weeks. What happens when we go from 200 cases to 1,000?[/QUOTE]

          I think this is the case all over the world not enough resources but they are starting to get back on top of it...I know Australia has only 26 million people and we have only had 5795 confirmed cases of it in our country and only around 40 deaths...but we do a lot of testing in our state then all the other states so we have confirmed a lot of cases that would have gone undetected...they have done around 302000 tests here in aust...i think our state has done more to prevent the spread but now all borders are closed to each state exceptions are for truck drivers or are delivering groceries etc from other states but they need to be tested for temp etc before they leave their state...overall we are doing pretty well our number of cases have been going down for last 3 days...so hopefully it stays that way...its a bit scary here we are just coming into our flu season so hopefully we won't have a real bad flu season like last year or we could be in trouble dealing with both....hopefully things settle down soon

          Thankyou all for sharing your views most of our news from overseas comes from the murdoch group which are very liberal and wouldn't trust what they say with anything thats why I asked...they can't be trusted to report the truth

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            #20
            It's not bad here in Pittsburgh.
            My GF is a nurse and was actually called off a couple days last week due to low patient counts
            Brian

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              #21
              Originally posted by bjl584 View Post
              It's not bad here in Pittsburgh.
              My GF is a nurse and was actually called off a couple days last week due to low patient counts
              That is awesome...lets hope that continues and that everyone in the hospitals stay safe and healthy

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                #22
                Originally posted by mumof2 View Post
                Thankyou all for sharing your views most of our news from overseas comes from the murdoch group which are very liberal and wouldn't trust what they say with anything thats why I asked...they can't be trusted to report the truth
                That's a really interesting statement. Here in the US, Murdoch's Fox News is the pinnacle of conservative propaganda. Calling it news is a real stretch.
                Steve

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by bjl584 View Post
                  It's not bad here in Pittsburgh.
                  My GF is a nurse and was actually called off a couple days last week due to low patient counts
                  Overall, many places are seeing a lower patient census in the hospital. This is for a few reasons. Pretty much all elective surgeries and procedures have been cancelled and with everyone at home and no sports taking place, the number of orthopedic cases has plummeted.

                  As I said, our hospitals usually have about 900 patients and as of Friday were at 700, so about 22% lower than normal. However, almost 30% of that 700 are COVID patients.
                  Steve

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

                    Overall, many places are seeing a lower patient census in the hospital. This is for a few reasons. Pretty much all elective surgeries and procedures have been cancelled and with everyone at home and no sports taking place, the number of orthopedic cases has plummeted.
                    Also, I would wager that even if someone had a freak chain saw accident, there might be a reluctance to go the hospital where they might catch something....

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Like2Plan View Post

                      Also, I would wager that even if someone had a freak chain saw accident, there might be a reluctance to go the hospital where they might catch something....
                      I think I'd take my chances if I had a run in with a chainsaw lol
                      Brian

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

                        That's a really interesting statement. Here in the US, Murdoch's Fox News is the pinnacle of conservative propaganda. Calling it news is a real stretch.
                        Our libers are like your conservatives..we have liberals and labor...labor is all about the people..liberals are all about the rich and what they can get..no big companies pay tax over here etc...and the murdoch company are all about money and power

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by mumof2 View Post

                          Our libers are like your conservatives..we have liberals and labor...labor is all about the people..liberals are all about the rich and what they can get..no big companies pay tax over here etc...and the murdoch company are all about money and power
                          Ah. That makes much more sense. Funny that “liberal” means the exact opposite there than it does here. Maybe that’s because you’re on the other side of the world
                          Steve

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                            #28
                            I just heard that at the hospital closest to us, the ICU is full. All COVID patients. All on ventilators. And they’re saying the worst is still to come.
                            Steve

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                            * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
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                              #29
                              Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
                              I just heard that at the hospital closest to us, the ICU is full. All COVID patients. All on ventilators. And they’re saying the worst is still to come.
                              Interesting to hear that... a variety of articles I'm seeing (which the markets have reacted to as well) are saying that hospitalization rates are looking like they're trending down in NY/NJ.
                              "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by kork13 View Post
                                Interesting to hear that... a variety of articles I'm seeing (which the markets have reacted to as well) are saying that hospitalization rates are looking like they're trending down in NY/NJ.
                                We are in South Jersey, 100 miles from NYC. Most of what you hear about NYC and “NJ” refers to North Jersey.

                                As of yesterday, 28% of the patients currently in our 5 hospitals were there for COVID.
                                Steve

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                                * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
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