A Texas hospital is so overrun with coronavirus cases that officials say it will send the patients least likely to survive home to die

  

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Via:  krishna  •  2 weeks ago  •  35 comments

By:   Sinéad Baker

A Texas hospital is so overrun with coronavirus cases that officials say it will send the patients least likely to survive home to die
Some officials said the Texas governor's decision to reopen the state was the reason for the surge.

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  • Starr County Memorial Hospital is overrun with coronavirus cases, and hospitals elsewhere in Texas and in nearby states are also full, officials said.
  • The county's health authority said the "situation is desperate" and "there is nowhere to put these patients."
  • He said that for some patients "we believe they will be better taken care in the love of their own family and home rather than thousands of miles away dying alone."
  • Starr County had successfully avoided a large outbreak in the pandemic's early days. Some officials said the Texas governor's decision to reopen the state was the reason for the surge.


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

Starr County Memorial Hospital is overrun with coronavirus cases, and hospitals elsewhere in Texas and in nearby states are also full, officials said.

The county's health authority said the "situation is desperate" and "there is nowhere to put these patients."

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @1    2 weeks ago

In Wuhan, the Chinese people were able to build and totally outfit and populate a hospital on a vacant lot from scratch IN ONE WEEK, - so why can't Texans do that?

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

Starr County had successfully avoided a large outbreak in the pandemic's early days. Officials said the Texas governor's decision to reopen the state was the reason for the surge.

 
 
 
Krishna
3  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago
 
 
 
Kavika
3.1  Kavika   replied to  Krishna @3    2 weeks ago

Thursday 7/23/20 10,444 new cases and 136 more deaths. 

Yup, we're doing great. /s

 
 
 
Ronin2
4  Ronin2    2 weeks ago
Some officials said the Texas governor's decision to reopen the state was the reason for the surge.

Those would be the ever cheering Democrats- who continue to coax on their Brown Shirt "protesters" which have absolutely nothing to do with the spread of the virus.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Ronin2 @4    2 weeks ago

Obviously you need to be remediated in facts again Ronin.

You line about trying to blame the protests flies in the face of reported data.....

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2020/07/05/researchers-say-protests-didnt-increase-covid-19-spread-but-republicans-are-still-blaming-them/#9b4c4c6e139f    

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-protests-population-covid-case.html

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/black-lives-matter-protests-didnt-contribute-to-covid19-surge

Repeating the trumpist lemming line trying to blame the protester for Covid infections doens't make it true either Ronin.

Why don't you simply look at the data and admit that the truth comes down to Trump loyalists opening too fast and ignoring CDC recommendations for the spread.  Is that so hard? 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4.1    2 weeks ago

Don't even bother to ask.  The day the Trump loyalists actually ADMIT that their demi-god and his Republican locksteppers ever made a mistake will be the day Jesus will return to Earth. 

 
 
 
Krishna
4.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Ronin2 @4    2 weeks ago

???

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

Comment removed at request of poster. [ph]

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
5.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5    2 weeks ago

Seeing as how it's down on the Texas border I think they should kick the illegals out of the hospital to free up space for the citizens. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.1    2 weeks ago

Spoken like a true and caring libertarian Dean.....

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.1    2 weeks ago

But..what percent of them are "illegals"?

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
5.1.3  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Krishna @5.1.2    2 weeks ago

Good question unfortunately in depth investigative journalism is rare these days and nonexistent at Business Insider. 

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1.4  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.1.3    2 weeks ago

Nice attempt at derailing. (Hey, it Ok if you don't want answer the question!)

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1.5  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.1.3    2 weeks ago

When someone is losing an argument a common ploy is to "attack the messenger"

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Krishna @5.1.2    2 weeks ago

Why does my comment #5 have an IMPASSE (issuer) on it?

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
5.1.7  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.1.3    2 weeks ago

Hey what's going on there was no impasse when I made my comment?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @5.1.5    2 weeks ago

I've also seen them "disappear" when they know they've lost.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
5.1.9  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.1.7    2 weeks ago

Hello please remove this Impasse target violation, I didn't do anything wrong. They added Impasse to Paula's comment after I made my comment. How can the first comment in a thread be an Impasse? Who added Impasse to Paula's comment and why did I get a ticket? 

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1.10  Tessylo  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.1.9    2 weeks ago

Sounds like a glitch.  Nothing to whine about.

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1.11  Kavika   replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.1.9    2 weeks ago

It's the ''deep state'' they're out to get you Dean.

I'll notify Alex Jones right away.

 
 
 
Krishna
5.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5    one week ago

I did NOT request  comment to be removed... 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
5.2.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Krishna @5.2    one week ago

Perrie and T,G fixed it. Apparently there was an error in the system. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
5.2.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Dean Moriarty @5.2.1    one week ago

Nah. It was a glitch LOL

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.2.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Krishna @5.2    one week ago

Paula asked for the comment to be removed.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
6  sandy-2021492    2 weeks ago

If they're sent home, how are their families to avoid infection?  They're unlikely to be equipped to sanitize a sickroom to the level a hospital can, nor to be trained in how to provide care while protecting themselves.

 
 
 
Krishna
6.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6    2 weeks ago

True.

But cases are rising so rapidly...due to the blatant incompetence of govers and of course the Trumpster...what other options do they have?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
6.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Krishna @6.1    2 weeks ago

Paula presented one above.  Aid from medical facilities on military bases should be an option, if it's not already being pursued.

 
 
 
Krishna
6.1.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

Actually that sounds like a really good idea.

 
 
 
Dulay
6.1.3  Dulay  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

Isn't it amazing that DHS can be used to pop up detention facilities all over Texas but when it comes to constructing "MASH" facilities, Trump is too busy sending his personal militia all over the country. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
6.1.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dulay @6.1.3    2 weeks ago

Convenient, eh?

 
 
 
Ronin2
7  Ronin2    2 weeks ago

Texas is just following NY's herd mentality. They just waited too long to start it. Once the most susceptible die off their numbers will flatten.

Maybe the left needs to be reminded which states are the biggest offenders for Covid 19 deaths?

Notice how far down the list you have to go to find Texas on deaths per 100,000 people.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1109011/coronavirus-covid19-death-rates-us-by-state/

The take a look at total deaths. Texas has about 6 and change times more deaths to accumulate before they reach NY.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1103688/coronavirus-covid19-deaths-us-by-state/

Also stating reopening the economy is cause for the increase is asinine while ignoring the ever ongoing leftist Brown Shirt "protests".  Just look at Michigan, where fascist Whitless has seized power for herself ignoring the law. Her draconian edicts have do nothing to slow a new outbreak in Michigan. Wonder what could have caused that? Michigan is much higher on the chart for deaths per 100,000 people, and total deaths; but the media is ignoring it completely- why is that again? 

 
 
 
Krishna
7.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Ronin2 @7    one week ago

Meh

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

Well, as Ebeneezer Scrooge would have said - It's a good way to reduce the excess population.  

 
 
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