1/ Texas hospitals are running out of drugs, beds, ventilators and even staff. Many hospitals are no longer accepting transfer patients in order to maintain space for a surge thatโ€™s expected to come. In some parts of Texas, the surge is already here.
2/ One patient in Anahuac was flown by helicopter to a hospital 120 miles away. Ambulances are waiting up to 10 hours to deliver patients to packed Hidalgo County ERs. Midland and Odessa hospitals have turned away patients from West Texas facilities.
4/ Epidemiologists say the stateโ€™s hospitals may be in for a longer, harder ride than places like New York, where hospitals were stretched to capacity in the spring.
โ€œYou treat COVID, you look at COVID, you see COVID, you smell COVID, you hear COVID. Everythingโ€™s COVID. There are two parallel worlds: The world inside the hospital and the world outside โ€ฆ We need people to understand that it is a dire situation.โ€
6/ "Thereโ€™s nothing else other than COVID. โ€ฆ You treat COVID, you look at COVID, you see COVID, you smell COVID, you hear COVID. Everythingโ€™s COVID,"ย said Dr. Jamil Madi, the medical director of an ICU in Harlingen.
8/8 Health care workers are urging Texans to wear masks, wash their hands frequently and avoid contact with others as much as possible to help prevent new coronavirus infections.
Sadly, this is all too real. Texas hospitals are running out of drugs, beds, ventilators and even staff via
Itโ€™s *bad* in Texas. Abbott has not (yet?) reissued a new shelter in place order. Bars remain closed, but restaurants are open and capped at 50% capacity. (You couldnโ€™t pay me any amount of money to eat in a Texas restaurant right now.)
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Watch the Texas hospitals for the #covid19 flood. Once they're swamped, things start to get desperate. Time to gear up the convention centers.
This is a tragedy we all saw coming. The lack of leadership at our state and federal levels has literally put people's lives at risk. The worst part? This was preventable. #TX21
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