From the masthead quote today at WRSA:
How many ICU beds are vacant tonight in FUSA, and how long will they remain so?
Ours are full-up, we’re holding ICU patients in the ER for hours/days, and that’s with no Kung Flu cases in either place.
In fact, it’s most days 24/7/365, most places, at least in the 10% of the U.S. population where I move and work.
And three major hospitals in OC put up Kung Flu screening tents outside their hospitals yesterday. We’ll hopefully be #4 or #5 in the county, depending on how long it takes TPTB some places to break suction and pull their heads out.
TPTB locally, at least, are starting to grok that this shit ain’t “just the flu”, that Happygas B.S. ain’t going to cut it, and that the CDC is always going to be two weeks to a month behind the curve, because recto-cranial impaction and civil service levels of competence.
If general hospital visits go up 10%/day because of this, we’re hammered.
If they go up 20%, everyone’s f**ked until it ends.
And due to lack of space, staff, and PPE, in short order, if you aren’t ICU-sick coming in if/when this gets hot and heavy, you’ll be bounced RTF out. That’s how triage works in a pandemic.
That’s before we talk about staff/EMS calling in sick, or actually getting sick.
When you start seeing agencies dedicate fully-suited hazmat paramedic teams rolling on potential Kung Flu cases 24/7, and delivering them to designated Kung Flu triage/treatment locations, just like they did/do with Ebola in Shitholia and Trashcanistan, Shit will officially be Real.
My guesstimate is that will happen once they lose entire fire crews responding to medical cases to a bout of the Kung Flu. Who then pass it along to their wives and kids. And their spouses’ employers. And their kids’ schools. And then back to their parents. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Pandemic.
My best guess is that we’re now where Wuhan was in mid-December last.
See where we are in 75 day or so, and re-evaluate.
If none of that happens, happy days.
I’m not betting on happy days, but I’d love to be pleasantly surprised.
Italy closing all schools and universities nationwide, for at least two weeks.
TL;DR?: The West has just heard the first rape whistle blow.
Brace for impact.
SHIT JUST GOT REAL.