Arizona hospitals activate emergency plans as coronavirus cases spike

  

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Via:  krishna  •  one month ago  •  25 comments

By:   Amanda Woods

Arizona hospitals activate emergency plans as coronavirus cases spike
The state has seen a spike in coronavirus cases since reopening last month,

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (right) and Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. Ross D. Franklin/AP

June 9, 2020

The Arizona Department of Health Services urged the state’s hospitals to “fully activate” their emergency plans — as the state has seen a spike in coronavirus cases since reopening last month, according to new reports.

The letter, dated Saturday and signed by health services director Cara Christ, urged hospitals to prepare surge beds, cross-train staff and “reduce or suspend elective surgeries to ensure adequate bed capacity” for COVID and non-COVID patients alike.

The letter includes many of the same recommendations outlined in another memo sent to hospitals in March — except the new letter comes weeks after Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order expired May 15. Statewide coronavirus cases have more than doubled since then, KPNX reported.


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

The Arizona Department of Health Services urged the state’s hospitals to “fully activate” their emergency plans — as the state has seen a spike in coronavirus cases since reopening last month.

Sadly, this shouldn't be surprising-- its what happens when states re-open too early. jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Krishna @1    one month ago

The Carolinas, Texas, Arkansas and Florida are all showing the same.

One needs to wonder about other states where state officials are sanitizing data.  Nebraska, Iowa.....

 
 
 
Krishna
1.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.1    one month ago

And to take it even further: there is starting to be a sudden spike in new cases and hospitalization in the states that "opened" too early. 

Not surprising. (These are generally states with Republican governors, who are following Trump's lead in trying to convince everyone that shouldn't be taking the virus too seriously...

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.2  Gordy327  replied to  Krishna @1    one month ago
Sadly, this shouldn't be surprising-- its what happens when states re-open too early.

Not to mention it also quickly reverses any progress made against Covid and associated new cases. People are also probably not practicing basic safety guidelines like social distancing or wearing masks, which may be contributing to the spike in cases.

 
 
 
Krishna
1.2.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2    one month ago
Not to mention it also quickly reverses any progress made against Covid and associated new cases. People are also probably not practicing basic safety guidelines like social distancing or wearing masks, which may be contributing to the spike in cases.

Probably not surprising the way Trump and his toadies obsessively try to downplay the seriousness of the Virus from the beginning. (And sadly  his mentally-challenged followers believed him):

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.2.2  Gordy327  replied to  Krishna @1.2.1    one month ago
Probably not surprising the way Trump and his toadies obsessively try to downplay the seriousness of the Virus from the beginning.

Which is just irresponsible, ignorant, and dangerous.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.2.3  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2.2    one month ago

Which is just irresponsible, ignorant, and dangerous.

Which goes to everything Trump and his toadies touch....

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Krishna @1    one month ago

Define too early. Will 40 million more out of work satisfy the "shut 'er down" crowd?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Krishna @1    one month ago
Sadly, this shouldn't be surprising-- its what happens when states re-open too early.

And yet the state refuses to re-issue the "stay at home" order.  They rather see the people die.

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order expired May 15. Statewide coronavirus cases have more than doubled since then.

Within the next week or so I expect this will also happen in other states who re-opened early (or where politicians sent a message downplaying the seriousness virus)

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.1  Gordy327  replied to  Krishna @2    one month ago
(or where politicians sent a message downplaying the seriousness virus)

Or sent the wrong message by not wearing masks or distancing and such.

 
 
 
Krishna
3  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

Arizona Hospitals Activate Emergency Plans

This is getting serious...

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
3.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Krishna @3    one month ago

everyone knew there would be a small spike in cases.

and there will be another spike in cases from the protests.

and another spike in cases from whatever happens next. and then another.

its never going away for good.

with some luck, we will get a vaccine soon.

lockdowns are useless against this bug

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/06/ny-gov-cuomo-says-its-shocking-most-new-coronavirus-hospitalizations-are-people-staying-home.htm

I would not want to be in china's shoes right now.  - they own every death. and all economic damage around the world.

gonna be a tough bill to pay

 
 
 
bccrane
3.1.1  bccrane  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3.1    one month ago

There will also be a spike with increased testing, where some who are asymptomatic will become recorded cases.

And China has another problem, this virus, more than likely, will not go away, so how is China going to re-enter the global economy

without letting the virus back within it's borders?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
3.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  bccrane @3.1.1    one month ago
There will also be a spike with increased testing, where some who are asymptomatic will become recorded cases.

Bingo. They tout the case numbers without releasing the numbers of asymptomatic cases. WHO just the other day said it is difficult for asymptomatic people to actually spread the virus unless they cough/sneeze in someone's direction. The cough, being one of the symptoms, is much less likely to happen for those without symptoms. Here they give updates on hospitalizations and deaths but that is about the extent. Not the survivors/asymptomatic numbers.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
3.1.3  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  bccrane @3.1.1    one month ago
where some who are asymptomatic will become recorded cases

lots of people have the virus and do not even know about it. 

 if these cases are added to the math the survivability rate will greatly increase

asymptomatic spread?

But the WHO says that while asymptomatic spread can occur, it is “very rare . https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/asymptomatic-coronavirus-patients-arent-spreading-new-infections-who-says.html
 
 
 
bccrane
3.1.4  bccrane  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3.1.3    one month ago

What I would be interested in is the antibody test.  I've seen it reported that in NYC a sample was done and found that as many as 20% of the population has the antibody already and should be listed as recorded cases and you can guess what that does to the survivability rates.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.5  XDm9mm  replied to  bccrane @3.1.4    one month ago
What I would be interested in is the antibody test. 

As would I.   But, having said that, they don't even know if the presence of anti-bodies provides the individual with any type of resistance to reinfection.

I've seen it reported that in NYC a sample was done and found that as many as 20% of the population has the antibody already and should be listed as recorded cases and you can guess what that does to the survivability rates.

Here in the San Antonio area, they've been recording many new 'cases', but they're also noting that a pretty large percentage of those cases are asymptomatic.  So, is the virus not as bad as originally thought or is it weakening as the days get longer, sunnier and hotter?

 
 
 
Snuffy
3.1.6  Snuffy  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.5    one month ago

Yep,  the University of Pittsberg Medical Center reported a few days ago that they are seeing signs where the virulence and infection rates are on the decline.

https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/upmc-its-covid-19-virulence-infection-rate-is-on-the-decline/

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.7  XDm9mm  replied to  Snuffy @3.1.6    one month ago
Yep,  the University of Pittsberg Medical Center reported a few days ago that they are seeing signs where the virulence and infection rates are on the decline.

Of course, part of that could also be that those getting infected are generally younger as the "authorities" have instilled such fear into the older generation that they're essentially in seclusion.  My brother for example.   Well, he lives with a bat shit crazy partner who thinks that getting the virus is an immediate death sentence, but since they also live in NY, it's understandable.  Cuomo made sure of that!!

Seriously, most of the "seniors" are taking extensive precautions and limiting exposure, while younger healthier people are more prone to getting out and around and back to work.

Personally, I never really altered my life style or patterns, but when some stores forced the issue, I wore a mask, since that is their prerogative. However, just slapping one on when I walked out the door to get the mail or walk the dog......  pffft...

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4  Greg Jones    one month ago

What's the currently fatality rate?  Somewhere below 1%?

Seems like some just want to stir up more panicked hysteria.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Greg Jones @4    one month ago
What's the currently fatality rate?  Somewhere below 1%? Seems like some just want to stir up more panicked hysteria.

How many additional deaths, due to reopening, are you okay with Greg?  1,000?  10,000?  Give me a number you are comfortable with.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @4.1    one month ago

How many additional deaths, due to protesting, are you okay with Ozzwald?  1,000?  10,000?  Give us a number you are comfortable with.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
4.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  XDm9mm @4.1.1    one month ago

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The Magic Eight Ball
4.1.3  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  XDm9mm @4.1.1    one month ago

LOL

 
 
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