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CrimsonShadow
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread
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The ER Director of Baptist South in Montgomery got tired of the fake news out there about how they are supposedly overrun and diverting patients. He posted on Facebook last night what’s actually going on.

It’s a long read but brings the truth. “The idea that we have no ICUs available is an exaggeration of the truth.”


Thank you so very much. I live in Montgomery and have family in Butler County who are panicked by the news. U suspected as much but it's nice to see confirmation.


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mre
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It would be wonderful if we could get information like this straight from our "leaders," rather than getting it filtered through the lens of political bias which distorts the news we get from mayors on up to the President.


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Gov. Kay Ivey Thursday said existing bans on large entertainment venues, athletic activities, and school and child care facilities would end at 5 p.m. Friday, so long as they adhere to distancing guidelines meant to stem the outbreak of the coronavirus outbreak.

The amended Safer At Home order further loosens steps taken to control the outbreak of COVID-19, even as data from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) shows continued increases in 7-day and 14-day averages in the state.

The state’s total caseload stood at 13,058 as of early Thursday afternoon, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. 528 Alabamians had died from the virus.

The amended order allows entertainment venues to open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules, as well as child day care facilities and summer camps. Educational facilities will be allowed to reopen on June 1 for summer activities. Athletic practices will be allowed starting May 23, with competitive games allows on June 15.

Restrictions on visitations to hospitals and nursing homes remain in place.

A Baptist Health spokeswoman said in a statement Thursday that its Montgomery-area hospitals have 80 ICU beds with availability “ever evolving,” and said that they had sent patients to Birmingham, but not for COVID treatment.

The outbreak has also brought the state’s economy to a halt, with more than 500,000 Alabamians filing for unemployment since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the state in March.


TideCPA
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This is absolutely nuts. The Montgomery mayor says they are low on ICU beds so the national media is taking selected quotes and making it seem like anyone in central Alabama who has a medical emergency will be left to die in the streets, despite the fact that Montgomery is only diverting non-COVID patients, and Birmingham has plenty of capacity.

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TideCPA
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Bobby OG Johnson
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I wouldn't expect anything less from Reed or a CNN "Reporter".

This is why the other thread turned political. Because a certain group wants to paint a picture that simply is not there. I will just leave it at that and go on about my business.

Hope everyone is doing well out there!


1BamaRTR
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Those frickers know what they’re doing. Yet the they (media) want to be known as the bastion of truth


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The Spleen
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I wouldn't expect anything less from Reed or a CNN "Reporter".



There really wasn't much wrong with Reed's comments. Initial reports from local media neglected to point out that his statement said acute care patients were being diverted. I know it's normal to divert or transfer certain trauma cases to Birmingham, but I'm not sure it's normal to divert acute care cases.

Even the FB post from the ER director someone posted kind of backed up what Reed said, though provided a great deal more context. The ER's are full, and if cases continue to rise in that area, they could be overextended. But being full one minute does not necessarily mean they'll still be full an hour from now. They can move beds around, send patients to other units, etc.

Criticisms of the media are certainly fair here though.


TideWarrior
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Classes – on campus – will resume Aug. 10 at North Carolina State University and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The chancellors of each university informed their students and staff of the start date via email Thursday morning.

The plan is for classes to resume earlier than originally scheduled. The fall semester would end by Nov. 24, with students leaving for Thanksgiving break and not returning until after New Year's Day.


I received the email this morning. Working on how classes will be structured and plan for complete online if needed.


TideWarrior
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The first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C, associated with COVID-19 has been reported in North Carolina, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. No details were provided, but DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen said the child was at home and doing well.

While children generally experience mild symptoms with COVID-19, recently a possible link has been found between COVID-19 and a serious inflammatory disease in some children and teenagers who have current or recent infections


Seen reports in other states as well.


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TideWarrior
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I wouldn't expect anything less from Reed or a CNN "Reporter".

This is why the other thread turned political. Because a certain group wants to paint a picture that simply is not there. I will just leave it at that and go on about my business.

Hope everyone is doing well out there!


Well it is easy now for many to jump on that bandwagon as the press will create news nowadays more then actually reporting it. But I did find this report interesting.

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in the U.S., governors up for re-election on average implemented more executive actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic than governors not up for re-election. An average of 21 more executive orders were issued in states with governors up for re-election, researchers said, noting "this may indicate that election pressures have affected the state response" to the pandemic.


But I agree and hope things are headed in right direction for everyone.


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Evolved Simian
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Montgomery-area hospitals have 80 ICU beds


I think I see the problem. Jeffco hospitals had 526 back in March.

There were 107 at DCH in Tuscaloosa (not sure how many at the hospital in Northport), but I know they were adding some in a lightly used section of the hospital. The thing about Tuscaloosa county is that they are the closest to about six other counties that don't have a single ICU bed. You'd think they'd be in worse shape than MGM, but so far, they're in good shape.

So, Montgomery County has 110% of the population of Tuscaloosa County, but they only have 75% of the ICU beds Tuscaloosa has. (Lower if there are any ICU beds at the 200+ bed unit in Northport).

MGM has 34% of Jeffco's population, but only 15% of Jeffco's ICU beds. 14% if you include the 32 ICU beds in Pelham.

Wonder why they hospitals have so few?
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1BamaRTR
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Alabama finally added recoveries.



wm72
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Alabama finally added recoveries.


How is "recovered" calculated?

Clearly people that were hospitalized and have been released.

However, that's a small percentage.

Is the rest just based on some "model" of time passed after testing positive?




1BamaRTR
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread
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On Thursday, May 20, The Alabama Department of Public Health announced they have added the number of 'presumed recoveries' cases in the state to their official website. The department stated that cases are considered recovered if it has been 14 or more days since it was tested positive and there was no hospitalization and 32 days or more if there was a hospitalization. The department also added that the numbers will only be updated once a week.


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FairhopeTider
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re: Alabama Board Coronavirus Thread
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There really wasn't much wrong with Reed's comments.


Reed straight up lied about the hospitals asking him to sound the alarm. Then he tried to crawfish out of it yesterday by continuing to lie about the hospitals. Baptist Hospital System came out and said as much.

I’ve never really had a problem with him (other than his dad) and I’ve heard decent things about him. However, it’s that kind of fear monger that is driving me crazy right now Because it’s completely based on trying to get attention. There are elected officials (on both sides) who see this as an opportunity to get the spotlight.
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mre
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Rt hit 1.0.


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