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Old 12-17-2020, 03:46 PM
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So scary. I feel so sad for Covid patients and hope others can stay well and accident free. And I think often of our heroes: health care workers.

Stay safe, my friends.


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Very scary...
Old 12-17-2020, 03:52 PM
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Our numbers are surging in my state, as well. So far, the governor of my state has not made any significant changes recently, only urging people to stay at home, wear masks and wash their hands with soap and water. The economy is a wreck. I feel for those who are sick, those who are essential and front line workers and those who are losing their businesses and/or homes, and those who do not have what to eat. My hairdresser and her husband gave up their shop and are now working out of their home because they couldn't afford the rent on their business any more. Sad. I am worried about another surge after the holidays.
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Old 12-17-2020, 04:41 PM
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Is that in all counties?

We are technically part of the southern CA umbrella in terms of the whole lockdown thing, but still have over 30% of beds available in our county. It's slowly creeping up but not surging. I just pray that the curve starts to flatten everywhere as it did in the spring.
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Old 12-17-2020, 05:13 PM
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According to the article I read hospital beds are available, whatís not available are intensive care specialists. Also they have to take pediatric beds out of the equation.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc7.co...deaths/8850811

** California hospitals are required to report the total number of all available staffed ICU beds each day. Regional ICU capacity is calculated by subtracting neonatal and pediatric intensive care beds from the number of adult beds.**

That article also says they are averaging 2 deaths per hour right now. I have friends and family in So Cal and not all are being as careful as Iíd like. Itís very concerning.
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Old 12-17-2020, 06:45 PM
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Pooh, I donít really understand the numbers (or should I say metrics?). Hereís another source I read daily:
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Here is todayís COVID-19 update from the County Health and Human Services Agency with data through Dec. 16.

ICU Capacity and Stay Home Order:

The current ICU capacity for the Southern California region is now 0.0% and will be updated by the state daily.

The Regional Stay Home Order is now in effect and prohibits gatherings of any size with people from other households and adds restrictions for multiple sectors.

The order will last for at least three weeks or until the regionís ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%. The order will be assessed by the state after the three-week period.


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Old 12-19-2020, 11:41 AM
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Here is Northern CA we have beds available, not many. We are a large county (like L.A.), but three hospitals have reported no beds available. We are in a "Regional" stay at home order. I am not clear on what that means. I thought when they did this in March you were supposed to stay at home aside from work (if necessary) and grocery shopping. Now the malls are open and we have a few drive by light events. Are you just supposed to stay in your region? Your county? My county has been one of the strictist and issued the stay at home order before the region had to. A lot of people were traveling to the county over to eat outside, get hair cuts, etc. Now the entire region is under the stay at home order.
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