“Nearly one-third of intensive care patients are now under 50, much higher than in the initial coronavirus surge.”
Gov. Greg Abbott said the virus had taken a “very swift and a very dangerous turn” in Texas and the increase in the rate of positive coronavirus tests, to over 13% in the past month from less than 4%, was an “alarm bell”
Nearly one-third of intensive care patients are now under 50
The young, 30-35 year old patients in the ICU in Houston w/ severe #COVID19 by A1 "During the virus's first peak in April, the majority of patients...were older than 50. Now the majority are relatively young..."
“It hit me like a truck,” said a 25-year-old coronavirus patient at Houston Methodist Hospital, which is adding more beds to prepare for an influx of patients as virus cases surge in the area
“She probably contracted the virus while attending a dinner with relatives who had also been cautious...Within days, all four adults and several children” tested positive I don’t know who needs to read this but you absolutely should not be sharing meals
"Many young people had socialized in [bars], standing close together, not wearing masks, some expressing skepticism that they could become infected…Nearly 1/3 of intensive care patients are now under 50, much higher than in the initial coronavirus surge."
The second wave of pts being admitted with #coronavirus in Houston is younger. Many are unsure how they were exposed. #COVID19
‘Feeling Like Death’: As infections soar and young patients fill new #coronavirus wards, Houston Methodist is bracing for the worst, by via #Covid19
“It hit me like a truck...” In Texas, nearly 1/3rd of ICU patients are now under 50, much higher than in the initial surge. Texas Medical Center’s baseline ICU capacity is full, with 28% of overall beds occupied by #COVID19 patients. By
“It was really, really scary,” Ms. Estrada said of her illness... “You hear about it and you think it’s the older people or the people with underlying issues,” she said. “And I’m healthy. I don’t understand how I got this bad.”
“It hit me like a truck. Even if you are young and not at risk, it’s pretty scary.” The shifting demographic profile (compared to earlier in the pandemic) of #COVID19 patients being admitted at our neighboring institution .
As young patients fill new virus wards, #Houston Methodist is calling nurses to work extra shifts and ramping up its testing efforts. #COVID19TX #Texas
Death, death everywhere... 🦠🇺🇸🔥☠️💀
‘Feeling Like Death’: Inside a Houston Hospital Bracing for a #coronavirus Peak via
‘Feeling Like Death’: Inside a Houston Hospital Bracing for a Virus Peak
‘Feeling Like Death’: Inside a Houston Hospital Bracing for a Virus Peak