I figure I’ll put this together to confirm what I’ve been talking about in my state an how we might have turned a corner here. Last couple day they been having some trouble with website but it seems they’re getting it fixed.
So there is some optimism in this fight again COVID-19
I think by the time it’s over, say six months from now if they can get most or all of the population tested we may well see 60-90% of the population proved to have been exposed with the vast majority just having no symptoms at all or none that warranted testing.
They should be paying those people to then donate plasma and bank it for the next go round.
I do however have full faith that the more testing is done the lower the mortality rate is going to be.
When a person shows up at the ER with COVID symptoms, and they are out of tests to confirm, and they choose not to admit that person because they need to keep beds available, and he doesn’t have pneumonia (which is the real deathly symptom) and doesn’t need ICU care … so he goes home and eventually recovers… Is this guy (and countless others like him) counted as a COVID case? Is he counted as a recovered COVID case once he’s over it?
I guess … does it take an official positive test to be counted as having contracted the virus?
Doubtful, as far as I know only those with a positive test are included.
I have six family members working 11 different ER’s in Three states right now and that’s what I’m hearing from them but, nobody that met the criteria for a test was being refused at any of those hospitals.
Governor Reeves is supposed to issue a shelter in place order Friday.
Our state’s response has been… Pretty ■■■■■■■ awful. I find it strange. Especially when one considers the last great disaster here (Hurricane Katrina) the state government actually did a semi decent job in the response, especially compared to that ■■■■ show Louisiana had.
My county was one of the first ones hit, but we were also one of the first areas to start restricting gatherings and also one of the earliest to institute shelter in place.
As such we’re seeing positive results, just under a thousand cases total in a county with almost 2 million people, with only 32 deaths. The number of new cases seems to be fairly linear at this point, which is outstanding. Almost a third of the ICU beds are still available, as well as 2/3 of ventilators.
The county health officers throughout the Bay Area have really stepped up during this time.