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    Using the state of MN numbers here right now 10% of ICU beds and 5% of "Standard" beds are used covid related.

    One of my favorite sayings is "Liars figure and figures lie."

    We have a little uptick here but I have seen things like going from 2 patients one day to 4 the next and then things get said like a 200% increase in one day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    Using the state of MN numbers here right now 10% of ICU beds and 5% of "Standard" beds are used covid related.

    One of my favorite sayings is "Liars figure and figures lie."

    We have a little uptick here but I have seen things like going from 2 patients one day to 4 the next and then things get said like a 200% increase in one day!
    Well, things are wonderful in your neck of the woods. Here in NM where we have a vaccine rate near 70% all the hospitals are pretty much full of covid patients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    Well, things are wonderful in your neck of the woods. Here in NM where we have a vaccine rate near 70% all the hospitals are pretty much full of covid patients.
    Probably the thing to keep in mind is that no matter what the fully vaccinated rate is for your area that still leaves roughly 30% to 50% unvaccinated people who make up the vast majority of Covid cases in hospitals during this fourth wave. It could be just a matter of time till the numbers go up where you live because of that.

    Our area is doing very well but I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. I hope I am wrong but I don't think anyone can afford to get to be too smug about their situation considering how virulent the Delta variant is. Hope everyone gets through this fourth wave safely and even more people get vaccinated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DZEC View Post
    Let’s give the food service workers a break.

    https://apple.news/Aybtx8VekQz6_nt4gQRJL7w
    This is a quote from that article and you wonder why they can't find workers.

    If they paid the what they are worth people would not eat out pandemic or not.

    As it is, Freddie said, he’s “tired of upper management pushing lower labor costs even while pushing us to hire more people.”

    “I hired eight people two months ago only to be told ‘cut labor’ by giving the new employees eight hours a week,” he explained. “Naturally these employees are going to have no qualms about leaving for a job that pays more.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    Well, things are wonderful in your neck of the woods. Here in NM where we have a vaccine rate near 70% all the hospitals are pretty much full of covid patients.
    I did a quick search and approximately 10% of NM hospital beds are being used for covid patients.

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    smaller hospitals transfer the sick patients to Albuquerque where they fill up the critical beds. More of the staff are shunted to care for these patients and total beds mean nothing it's the staff to patient ratio that matters. You could have 1,000,000 empty beds but without staff they may as well not exist.

    If you need elective surgery now forget it. Last week a friend spent three days in the ER waiting for a bed. (not covid related).
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    This is an interesting article and I realize it is about 2 months old.

    https://www.koat.com/article/new-mex...ients/36820806

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    two months ago is an eternity. The Pandemic seemed to be over and things were getting back to normal.

    Now we're back to square one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randydance062449 View Post
    I'm not that familiar with antibody therapy but I read the article and the Wikipedia page on it and, if it works, that is some really exciting stuff.

    You know that wars and other extraordinary events seem to spawn or at least accelerate technological advancements, most notably antibiotics developed during WWII and clichéically how Velcro is a product of the lunar missions. Perhaps this pandemic will have antibody therapy as a silver lining to the dark cloud.
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