Skip to comments.Houston ICU capacity could soon be exceeded as COVID-19 hospitalizations worsen, TMC projects
Posted on 06/25/2020 12:01:43 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Medical Center released the most aggressive COVID model to date, showing base ICU base capacity full by Saturday, and surge capacity exhausted by July 8 if current rates of hospitalization persist.
A TMC model also predicts ICU surge capacity extra, temporary beds and equipment used in emergencies could be exceeded as soon as July 6 if the steep rate of new COVID hospitalizations continues, the most aggressive modeling to date.
Eleven leaders of the systems member hospitals and medical schools said in a joint statement that COVID-related admissions were increasing at an alarming rate, stretching the capacity of ICU units. Texas Childrens Hospital this week began admitting adult patients to handle the surge.
If this trend continues, our hospital system capacity will become overwhelmed, leading us to make difficult choices of delaying much-needed non-COVID care to accommodate a greater number of COVID patients, the group wrote.
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There are hundreds of thousands of new ventilators that were never used.
The rest of the damned hospital is empty. How hard is it to convert another floor to and ICU wing? You have doctors and nurses sitting on their asses contemplating their navels.
Love to know the demographics. Protesters, rioters, illegals etc
All this time and they haven’t done anything to prepare?
How many have underlying conditions.
How many have died.
We heard this same song playing about four months ago.
The riots are waning, it must be time to bring back the virus for another go-round.
“aggressive modeling” = “intense B.S. shoveling”
Building the ability to immediately expand the ICU capacity at hospitals in crisis should be the number two priority of the CDC, etc.
Number one should be the application of proven strategies to protect people in care centers.
This is such common sense I doubt it’s being done.
As in “Monkeys COULD fly out of my butt”
Completely disingenuous headline — the last sentence — may need to delay nonCOVID care means that they are not overwhelmed. I give you that they may need to repurpose some beds but it is not as there is not capacity
How many hospitals does Houston have outside of the system's member hospitals that still have room?
Sounds like fear porn to me.
I’m counting on most GOP Govs like our Utah Gov to cave to this media pressure. When it comes to caving, the Stupid Party NEVER disappoints!
Exactly! I read the increase in capacity was affected by all of the returning regular patients which were prohibited to enter the hospitals previously because of Covid 19. It is all BS.
42 people died from COVID-19 yesterday, in the entire state of Texas. It’s a big state.
This is fear-mongering.
Is TX an anti-HCQ prophylactic state, like CA, OR, and WA?
Hmmmm. Didn’t know The Movie Channel did pandemic forecasts. Maybe that’s why they charge so much.
Stopped reading right there.
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