COVID-19 Overwhelms Border ICUs
El Centro Regional Medical Center was so overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients it had to divert some to health care facilities in San Diego, National City and elsewhere. There have been more than 2,025 confirmed cases in Imperial County, which has the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the state, said Andrea Bowers, special projects coordinator for the county health department.
“We know that our community has family on both sides of the border, so we’re relating the uptick to Mother’s Day weekend,” said Suzanne Martinez, assistant chief nursing officer at the medical center. “That means more risk as people travel back and forth over the border.”
Mothers’ Day weekend.
Hmm…then there’s Memorial Day weekend.
Followed by protests (not a political statement, just an observation of large crowds).
We are doomed.
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It will be interesting to see what happens to the number of COVID cases in Oklahoma after the June 19 rally in Tulsa.
I hope the link works. We have over 300 vents in Tulsa and plenty of ICU beds to handle the uptick which hopefully will be minor. If politics are more important than personal health and safety, so be it. Yes, this will be very interesting.
It definitely will be interesting. Good that there are plenty of ICU beds. But from what I’ve been reading after being on a vent for as long as many COVID-19 patients are, their quality of life is never the same again.
From what I’ve read correct. If you need a vent and somehow manage to survive your quality of life appears to take a steep downward drive.