Archive for July 2nd, 2020

Since 2010, Fed funds for hospital preparedness cut 40%

July 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has again brought into sharp focus the vulnerabilities at hospitals across the nation: constrained surge capacity, shortfalls in critical supplies and equipment, shortages in trained medical personnel.

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According to the Washington Post

Most hospitals — nonprofit, public and for-profit — operate on thin financial margins and have little to no budget for contingency preparations.

Nearly all of the roughly 400 hospital administrators surveyed said they had too many obligations to prepare for emerging infectious diseases in the absence of a current threat.

While many health-care officials say they are better prepared for major emergencies now than before the 2001 terrorist attacks, those efforts have been undermined by steady funding cuts

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Let’s get specific and risk touching a 3rd-rail….

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Hypocrisy on parade in Seattle…

July 2, 2020

This tweet says it all …

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July 2: C-19 Key NATIONAL & STATES Data

July 2, 2020

> 44,766 New Cases
> 7-day average 41118 

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WSJ

Confirmed cases have spiked upwards, mostly in Southern & Western states. The majority of the uptick is in the under 45 age group.  Some of the under 45s require hospitalization, but relatively few die (compared to the elderly death rate).

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680 Daily New Deaths Worldometer
> 7-day average 628

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Cumulative Deaths 
130,789 Worldometer


IHME Model Cume US Death Projection:
175,168 by Oct 1 DOWN 3,938 on June 29

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Key States Data

> 10 states reporting 23 or more new deaths 

> Note high per capita DNDs in AZ and SC

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