The new Corona virus, should we worry?

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Congrats to South Dakota on having the 3rd most deaths per capita currently!

If only they had closed restaurants, shut down businesses, mandated masks, ordered people to stay at home, closed schools, cancelled youth sports, bought a building for a morgue....... 248 "deaths", likely the real number is half that (see cycle threshold information above).
 

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If only they had closed restaurants, shut down businesses, mandated masks, ordered people to stay at home, closed schools, cancelled youth sports, bought a building for a morgue....... 248 "deaths", likely the real number is half that (see cycle threshold information above).
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If only they had closed restaurants, shut down businesses, mandated masks, ordered people to stay at home, closed schools, cancelled youth sports, bought a building for a morgue....... 248 "deaths", likely the real number is half that (see cycle threshold information above).
If only they encouraged masks that work and helped get them to people, rather than the opposite.
 

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two consecutive days with positive test rates of 6.8%.

MN Covid-19 Update - Weds, Oct 7

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive Cases 106,651 +918. (6.8% positive test rate).

health-Care workers with positive cases 11,086 +88.

Cases no longer needing isolation 96,616 +1,002.

Active Cases 7,934 -105.

Deaths 2,101 +14.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 1,497 +9.

Patients Hospitalized-cumulative 8,089 +69.

patients In ICU-cumulative 2,223 +11.

Total Tests processed 2,195,882 +13,473.

Number of people tested 1,511,141 +8,405.
 

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If only they had closed restaurants, shut down businesses, mandated masks, ordered people to stay at home, closed schools, cancelled youth sports, bought a building for a morgue....... 248 "deaths", likely the real number is half that (see cycle threshold information above).
not insignificant at all. But many want to just ignore it
 

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With the recent increase of deaths in SD, nearly all of whom are 70+, they finally achieved excess deaths a whopping 2% above expected. This despite having the least government restrictions in the US.

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1,055,999 dead at this hour, countless more stricken with lasting organ damage, e.g., lungs, kidneys, brain. Now lets see how many White House staffers Trump can kill by boldly hobbling about the premises mask-less.
How many cans of chili do you have left down there?
 

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“Currently”? That statement was probably true of almost every state at one time or other over the last 7 months.
Quit applying logic and common sense. There is likely a time where New York was doing great too if we want to look on a micro scale.
 

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How many cans of chili do you have left down there?
None. BTW, Trump has apparently been eating lots of chili, soup, beans etc. out of Lead-Lined cans, the lead sloppily and loosely applied.
 

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Read this article and you will find that only 853 Covid patients are in the hospital right now. There are 11,452 total hospital beds in the state so Covid patients are taking up 7.45% of all hospital beds in the state. If the hospitals don’t have room now then why is the temporary hospital not available year round when hospitalization numbers are higher. Hospitals don’t over build to accommodate hundreds more people than what they think they will need. Why would you build a 200 room hotel in Onamia when the population is about 500 people. You wouldn’t and if you did you would lose money. As long as hospitals are for profit they will always run the margins right whether that is beds of nurses working.
 

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Read this article and you will find that only 853 Covid patients are in the hospital right now. There are 11,452 total hospital beds in the state so Covid patients are taking up 7.45% of all hospital beds in the state. If the hospitals don’t have room now then why is the temporary hospital not available year round when hospitalization numbers are higher. Hospitals don’t over build to accommodate hundred sex more people than what they think they will need. Why would you build a 200 room hotel in Onamia when the population is about 500 people. You wouldn’t and if you did you would lose money. As long as hospitals are for profit they will always run the margins right whether that is beds of nurses working.
 

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Read this article and you will find that only 853 Covid patients are in the hospital right now. There are 11,452 total hospital beds in the state so Covid patients are taking up 7.45% of all hospital beds in the state. If the hospitals don’t have room now then why is the temporary hospital not available year round when hospitalization numbers are higher. Hospitals don’t over build to accommodate hundreds more people than what they think they will need. Why would you build a 200 room hotel in Onamia when the population is about 500 people. You wouldn’t and if you did you would lose money. As long as hospitals are for profit they will always run the margins right whether that is beds of nurses working.
It's almost as if, and bear with me here, the hospitals (especially the ICUs) were not sized with a pandemic in mind and it doesn't take much to push them to near capacity.
 

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It's almost as if, and bear with me here, the hospitals (especially the ICUs) were not sized with a pandemic in mind and it doesn't take much to push them to near capacity.
Agreed hospitals were built to make money, except for the few not for profit ones. They still make money that just have to spend it by the years end. You have to agree with me the headline is so misleading. It would be nice to see a comparison for say October of 2019 or 2018. What was the hospital bed availability percentage then.
 

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Agreed hospitals were built to make money, except for the few not for profit ones. They still make money that just have to spend it by the years end. You have to agree with me the headline is so misleading. It would be nice to see a comparison for say October of 2019 or 2018. What was the hospital bed availability percentage then.
I think the other thing that people do is to take today's numbers and make decisions based on those, instead of trends. That is clearly got what got a lot of states in trouble. Wisconsin is combining today's numbers with the trend to say, we may very well need more hospital capacity in a couple of weeks.
 

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Another field hospital being built. Where have we seen this all before?

https://www.npr.org/2020/05

At least Governor Walz was smart and didn’t bother with a field hospital. Instead he bought a 7 million dollar warehouse, oops I mean morgue.
While it’s impossible to say for sure it looks like WI cases may have peaked. This usually coincides with peak panic and planning for worst case scenarios. While maybe prudent as a just in case we‘ve seen almost identical storylines play out in nearly every state. The wild card is the mix of cases - is it younger or older? That will predict the need for hospital space and personnel over the next 4-6 weeks. They know this but won’t share it with the public.
 
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