I meant that the increased testing allows the infected to do something about the infection.
That equals less deaths.
The responses seemed to think I was talking about infection statistics this month being an orange compared to the apple infections that were from past months infection statistics. It MIGHT be that the apples and oranges factor is true with respect to the relative monthly infection rates, but I was looking at death rates.
quote:“The last three weeks, I have seen more admissions and sicker patients than on the previous ten weeks,” explained Joseph Varon, the chief medical officer at the United Memorial Medical Center. “So it’s been an exponential increase on the severity of illness and in the number of cases we admit.”
Tanna Ingraham, an ICU nurse who works at the facility, told Marquez that she recently came down with the disease and warned people that it should be taken very seriously.
“I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy,” she said, before describing the intense pain she’s experiencing all over her body.
quote:I’m hearing that Abbott built in a huge loophole in his shutdown policy to allow elective surgeries in TMC and affiliates as long as the hospitals have “enough capacity”. Apparently “enough capacity” is pretty damn vague. Methodist Hospital even sent out a “don’t worry, be happy” post on Thursday that they had plenty of room and elective surgeries (translated “very profitable”. As I’m sure is a complete coincidence, TMC simultaneously halted realtime reporting of COVID-19 case rates and ICU capacity utilization in Houston. Hmm.
That would seem to indicate an anomoly. Conspiracy theorists would jump at that one. Perhaps we are dealing with different viruses. Why would the youth be targeted so much higher...unless perhaps they are the ones socializing more and exposing themself to crowds. The old folk are scared silly and just stay home and wear masks even when walking outdoors.
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