Coronavirus Coronavirus: In-Iowa General Discussion (Not Limited)

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jsb

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It's pretty obvious that Reynolds has no clue how this virus works. She's always stated for the most part that it's not an issue until you have symptoms. That is SO wrong, and so dangerous.

She didn't want to shut any school down until they had a case of corona. How flippin' clueless is that? Idiotic.
Yeah, the way they've described this is pretty ignorant.
 

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They extended it out to July 30 awhile ago.
Cool...I'm not expecting to be able to get back in time even now...there's some very dire things looming from this that make me wonder if I'll get back under my typical 'normal' conditions ever again.
 

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My neighbor, who works administration for a hospital group in Iowa, said the Iowa hospitals are currently running at less than 50% occupancy. He said NYC usually runs mid 80’s in regular times. He thinks the whole thing is blown out of proportion. With that said, I trust his opinion about the same as most of the people in here.
 

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My neighbor, who works administration for a hospital group in Iowa, said the Iowa hospitals are currently running at less than 50% occupancy. He said NYC usually runs mid 80’s in regular times. He thinks the whole thing is blown out of proportion. With that said, I trust his opinion about the same as most of the people in here.
Having lived in NYC and Chicago, I told my family in Iowa they are in a much safer place than most.

ICU bed count per capita at risk is good. The inherent social distancing really keeps the denominator down compared to larger urban areas.
 

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My neighbor, who works administration for a hospital group in Iowa, said the Iowa hospitals are currently running at less than 50% occupancy. He said NYC usually runs mid 80’s in regular times. He thinks the whole thing is blown out of proportion. With that said, I trust his opinion about the same as most of the people in here.
1- iowa is early on in this
2- hospitals may see a dip in use before the wave hits as people stop going for less pressing matters but the wave for covid19 hasnt hit yet.
 
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1- iowa is early on in this
2- hospitals may see a dip in use before the wave hits as people stop going for less pressing matters but the wave for covid19 hasnt hit yet.
Agreed on both counts. We're just getting started and if people start letting up now, we're all screwed.

I'd like to hear what he has to say in two more weeks. I hope it's the same, but I don't believe it will be.
 
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My neighbor, who works administration for a hospital group in Iowa, said the Iowa hospitals are currently running at less than 50% occupancy. He said NYC usually runs mid 80’s in regular times. He thinks the whole thing is blown out of proportion. With that said, I trust his opinion about the same as most of the people in here.
I hope this is the case. But to be clear, we still have to make an effort to stop the spread.
 

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1- iowa is early on in this
2- hospitals may see a dip in use before the wave hits as people stop going for less pressing matters but the wave for covid19 hasnt hit yet.
#2 is most definitely true. People staying tf away from hospitals.
 
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Die4Cy

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Another model of how social distancing saves lives:


Even though the model represents the same number of people being infected, the first example burns itself out in about 60 days with a huge number dead. The second model takes 90 days to slow the spread and almost 6 months to burn it out. Another key difference is that virtually everyone who needs a hospital bed is able to get one in the second scenario (although presumably some of those die as well.)

In other words, we're about 18 days into a 90 day ride.
 

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My neighbor, who works administration for a hospital group in Iowa, said the Iowa hospitals are currently running at less than 50% occupancy. He said NYC usually runs mid 80’s in regular times. He thinks the whole thing is blown out of proportion. With that said, I trust his opinion about the same as most of the people in here.
The problem with these people is social distancing will be a self fulfilling prophecy.
If we do things right, and keep the numbers down, these people will say See! This was never a problem! The media just blew it out of proportion!

Oh well.
 
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