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Volkonski wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:34 pm https:// twitter.com/dallasnews/status/1478839981246459908
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Nearly 200 Dallas police and Fire-Rescue workers quarantined in latest COVID-19 surge
We discussed elsewhere how firefighters were among those resistant to vaccination. Is it known how many staff did or did not receive vaccination?


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‘We’re quite frightened’: Missouri hospitals sound alarm over latest COVID wave
St. Louis area hospitals are getting “crushed” by the highest number of COVID patients they’ve seen yet in the pandemic, hospital leaders said in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

And those patients are on track to double in the next couple weeks, according to projections from the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, which includes the area’s four largest healthcare systems.

Adding to their panic are unprecedented staffing shortages, limited access to antiviral therapies and the fact that communities are facing intense pushback against mitigation measures, such as masking and vaccines, despite the omicron variant being more transmissible than previous strains of COVID-19.
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The St. Louis hospital leaders echoed the panic that their counterparts in Kansas City and western Missouri hospitals expressed in a press conference earlier Wednesday.
https://missouriindependent.com/2022/01 ... ovid-wave/


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A Rhode Island hospital is dealing with a Covid-19 outbreak with patients after it asked staff who had tested positive, but were asymptomatic, to come in due to a staffing shortage.
Hospitals having covid-related problems all over. :(


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“There’s no more backup plans. This is it. We are in a crisis. The hospital systems will collapse.”

-Dr. Ruth Franks Snedecor, Phoenix

Arizona doctors are not mincing words today calling for Gov. Ducey, other state leaders to do more to manage omicron surge

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Dr. Snedecor told reporters both admitting physicians at her hospital for the weekend shift are currently out with COVID. Staff is stretched so thin, the hospital doesn't who who will be there to admit patients this weekend.
Full story: https://kjzz.org/content/1746136/theres ... ion-policy


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Volkonski wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:49 pm
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A Rhode Island hospital is dealing with a Covid-19 outbreak with patients after it asked staff who had tested positive, but were asymptomatic, to come in due to a staffing shortage.
Hospitals having covid-related problems all over. :(
I'm so old I remember (waaaaaay back in 2020) being warned that asymptomatic people were spreading covid.


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If only every state had a Dr. Nirav Shaw.
Maine CDC director Nirav Shah addresses questions about the pandemic, particularly about vaccine hesitancy

Maine CDC director Nirav Shah joins us for a program that focuses on those who choose not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. He’ll address the reasons for their skepticism and answer questions and comments about vaccines and the latest pandemic news.
https://www.mainepublic.org/show/maine- ... -hesitancy

Dr. Shah is awesome. In this call-in program, he calmly deals with a couple of anti-vaxers, a completely out there conspiracy theorist, a woman with chemical sensitivity, a guy who argued that he doesn’t play the lottery so he won’t get the vaccine. All calmly, professionally, compassionately, and grateful they called in.
Dr. Shah to the unvaccinated: It’s time we talked
Rather than condemn those who eschew COVID-19 shots, a Maine Public call-in show this week welcomed them with open arms.


And the winner of the 2022 Pandemic Persuasion Award goes to … Dr. Nirav Shah.

Monday morning, as he has so many times since COVID-19 first hijacked our lives two years ago, the director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention took an hour out of his busy day to appear on “Maine Calling,” the daily call-in program on Maine Public hosted by Jennifer Rooks.

Normally when Shah does these and other appearances, he touches on a wide array of issues – the latest research, the ever-escalating numbers of Mainers who are sick, hospitalized or deceased, the crushing burden on our schools, our hospitals and places of business.

But this time was different. Monday’s program, at the good doctor’s request, focused on people who after all this time are still not vaccinated. The goal was not to condemn them, caricature them or, as many of us can’t help but do, complain about their role in prolonging this public health nightmare.

Rather, Shah simply wanted to listen to them. And, brave man that he is, tackle their demons one by one.

It was must-hear radio – a master class in the art of gentle persuasion. If you didn’t tune in live, it’s well worth a replay online.
https://www.pressherald.com/2022/01/07/ ... we-talked/


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My Two States

As all the world knows, NY is currently leading the nation in cases and hospitalizations. Deaths are also high -- but not near the horrible 900 per day of May 2000 (over 100 per day currently).

Cases in sunny Fla are also booming, but hospitalizations, though high, are only half the Delta peaks that saw 20,000 Floridians die in the summer of 2021. DeathSantis is boasting about monclonal antibodies and how AOC fled NY to Florida over the holidays.

So let's compare what IMHE says the future will hold for both states.

As you see, IMHE has NY peaking right now, with numbers dropping in the near future.

Whereas FL has yet to begin the climb.

Curious note: For the past few weeks through today, IMHE gives a much higher reported daily infection number for NY than what NY itself reports (about 160k for today--when NY reported about 85k). Whereas they show a number for FL that is much lower than than what FL reported today (about 40k for today--when FL reported 76k positive cases). Since NY tests twice as much as FL, and thus always has more reported cases, this does not bode well for FL.

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States are scrambling to keep up with an increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations and the demand for testing

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/08/health/u ... index.html
As a Covid-19 testing shortage compounds a burgeoning crisis of new hospitalizations, more states are racing to help hospitals and health care networks with staff and supplies.

Staffing shortages are growing as frontline health care workers -- who are at a higher risk of exposure -- are infected and need to quarantine at a time when the spread of the Omicron variant is driving more people to hospitals.

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom said late Friday that more than 200 National Guard members will be deployed to dozens of testing sites, joining other states that have mobilized National Guard members for medical and non-medical tasks to help overburdened health care facilities.

"It really is, right now, a viral blizzard because there's a lot of infections," said Dr. Samer Antonios, chief clinical officer at Ascension Via Christi Health in Kansas, where Gov. Laura Kelly signed a state of disaster emergency this week due to Covid-19 challenges.


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Houston's COVID-19 positivity rate reaches 38%, breaking another record since start of pandemic #khou11 #HouNews

READ MORE: https://t.co/JBIrsPXm4D


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#BREAKING Harris County's omicron-driven COVID-19 surge pushes threat level back up to 'severe'
https://t.co/1RfjRb9cL3


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From Houston down to the tip of Texas…. counties across the state are tracking a massive uptick in people sick with #COVID19. #khou11
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Public address loudspeaker @HidalgoCounty has reported a huge jump in COVID cases. From December 23rd through today, the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County have exceeded more than 18,000 people, reported Eddie Olivarez, chief admin officer for @hidalgohealth.

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Covid tests are now being limited here. At the central place for testing, tests are limited to 500/day. The mobile van is limited to 100.

And this happened,which makes me happy to hear about the risks of "mild" omicron b/c too many people aren't taking it seriously.

https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2022/01 ... d-testing/
Scott Miscovich, president of Premier Medical Group, was critical of the state’s handling of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 variant during a livestreamed interview Friday with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, saying it will have more severe impacts than people seem to be giving it credit for.

“From the very beginning, we used the word ‘mild’ to describe omicron,” Miscovich said. “That has led to something planting in people’s brains to think, ‘Well, it’s mild, so I don’t have to worry about it.’”

However, Miscovich said, for people who have not been immunized against COVID-19 — whether through a vaccine or through contracting the virus previously — “(omicron) will kill you just like any other variety of COVID.”

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“We have not yet come to grips with long-term COVID,” Miscovich said. “We are disabling massive amounts of our population. We’re looking at that one little metric of 300, 400 (hospitalizations), but we can have 100,000 people infected, and … 8% will be permanently disabled.”
8% seems low. I've seen a range of figures about the number of people with long covid - from 30% to 50%.

Anyway, he also said:

In South Africa much of the population had contracted earlier coronavirus strains. Because of that, the cases in that country appeared to be mild.

Data indicates that omicron isn’t particularly less severe for those who are not vaccinated or have not had any prior exposure to the virus.

Government's use of hospitalization rates as the main factor for changing covid policies is misguided.

He compared our current situation as a tsunami and a hurricane hitting Hawaii at the same time.

Having children return to in-person learning during the surge is “grossly negligent,”


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Biden sending medical teams to hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/live-upda ... n#82240337
President Joe Biden will deploy military medical teams to hospitals in six states where COVID-19 infections are surging.

Teams of doctors, nurses and clinical personnel will be sent as early as next week to New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico, Biden is expected to announce on Thursday alongside Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell.

Biden in December directed the defense secretary to ready 1,000 military medical personnel to deploy to hospitals across the country as needed in January and February. The teams now being readied will be the first to start arriving at hospitals.

They'll be sent to Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Henry Ford Hospital near Detroit, University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque and University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.


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What happened with those floating Navy hospital ships? Mothballed again? Of course they don't make a great holiday promotion when shored along the FL coastline...


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It's hard to pinpoint where COVID-19 transmission is highest because "it is just everywhere," says Dr. Bruce Dart, with omicron found in 95% of wastewater recently tested.

"We've run out of shades of red": COVID-19 spread worse than ever in Tulsa County
https://t.co/fyocrqaNMb


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BREAKING: New York now requires CHILDREN ages 12+ to get booster shots to play school sports https://t.co/9WFOjRQ2MM


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The local COVID-19 situation has moved beyond severe to extreme risk. Beginning tomorrow, @LNKhealth will reinstate a Directed Health Measure that includes an indoor mask requirement. More information will be posted at http://covid19.lincoln.ne.gov. #LNK


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After a hiatus, 4 Oklahoma City hospital systems are again posting ICU bed capacity.

The site shows 0 ICU beds open.

"Patients are experiencing long waits in emergency departments, delays in care and hospitals and clinics are struggling to keep up with the demand for testing."


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New York breaththrough-case hospitalizations through Jan 10 2020

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It takes omicron to get Nebraska to instate a mask mandate?

JFC.


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p0rtia wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:50 pm New York breaththrough-case hospitalizations through Jan 10 2020


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That's a very powerful graphic.


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LM K wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:38 pm
p0rtia wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:50 pm New York breaththrough-case hospitalizations through Jan 10 2020


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That's a very powerful graphic.
Isn't it? The NY rates for vaxxed v antivaxxed in general are amazing. Which reminds me I should post the data chart. Not as instantly powerful as the above, but verrry interrresting.


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Where did yo get that graph. I'd like to post it somewhere that you can't post atachments.


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More New York State Break-through data.

See if you can guess when Omicron arrived in NY.
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And yet many in the MSM are saying that you have an equal chance of catching COVID whether you are vaccinated or not.


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