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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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The doctors and nurses are the infantry. However the infantry needs to rest. They have been looking after a lot of people, and their mission is to provide ways to stop people from dying in the ICUs. I think this will take a toll on doctors and nurses. For you anti-vaxxers I bet you have not thought about that nor thought about many people who need elective surgery. You can mitigate by saying it’s elective surgery, big deal. Some people really need surgery now like the people who need hip replacement. I find people who eschew the vaccines as selfish and stupid.
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MSgt Steven Holt, NRP
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Don't be fooled by deceptive statistics. Many corporations (such as Covenant and Tennova Medical) won't tell you the reason they are "at or near capacity" is because they have shut down entire wings/floors of the hospital because they don't have nurses to staff them. Our own local hospital for the past two weeks has been plastering all over the news they are at "critical capacity". What they ARE NOT telling you is that one entire floor (approx 30 beds) is shut down because they don't have the staffing to cover it. Nurses, Techs, housekeeping, et al are tired. Physically, mentally, and financially. Many are quitting in droves and going to better paying "travel nursing" agencies with less stress and better working conditions.

Funny how Corporations always claim they can't afford adequate staffing levels but somehow always seem to find the money to pay corporate executive huge bonuses every year.....
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
..."The ratio of COVID-19 hospitalizations to total beds gives a picture of how much strain a hospital is under.

That ratio is concerning when it rises above 10%, hospital capacity experts told NPR. Anything above 20% represents "extreme stress" for the hospital, according to a framework developed by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

ICU capacity is another important indicator of hospital strain. Those thresholds are higher: When 30% or more of ICU beds are filled by COVID-19 patients, it suggests a hospital is operating under "high stress." When 60% or more are full, it's considered at "extreme stress," according to IHME.

This federal hospitalization data, which is available going back to August 2020, also provides a historical perspective on the stress level over time in each state. See how your state is faring now:"...
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