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California becomes first state with 2 million Covid-19 cases, ICUs overwhelmed

California becomes first state with 2 million Covid-19 cases, ICUs overwhelmed

California has become the first US state to record 2 million Covid-19 cases. The state reached the grim milestone on Christmas Eve despite being under a strict stay-at-home order. California’s hospitals are now flooded with the largest number of Covid patients since the pandemic began. With intensive care units overwhelmed, many hospitals are putting critical patients in tents and makeshift rooms.

Lexus 1 months

What's the policy there on COVID-19 admittance to ICU? I hear people that say they were placed in ICU after they walked in and complained about moderate symptoms.

Robert_Clearwater 1 months

If a hospital worker catches Covid, then in my state they have to take several tests until they are free of the virus. One big question I want to ask is if this two million number is individual, unique, distinct organisms that have developed Covid, or if it's counting each individual positive test. Someone can have covid and be tested multiple times. I don't like the phrase "positive case" because it's too vague.

Will Miller
Will Miller 1 months

But I thought the lockdowns worked? 🤔🤔🤔🤔

caillustration 1 months

I think the reason covid is so deadly and overwhelming for hospitals is that the symptoms are so varied. Coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath, fever, gun shot wound, motorcycle accident, cancer, other non-covid diseases, animal attacks, suicide, drug overdose, domestic terrorist aka peaceful protests attack, plane crash, AIDS, smoke inhalation...

Thrice Hated
Thrice Hated 1 months

The experience of other locations shows that once the lockdown is in place (assuming people are complying), it takes 10-14 days to start seeing the initial effects. The virus has incubation period approximately 7-10 days so new cases today are people who got infected at leas 1 week ago. So, when deciding on exactly when to introduce these measures, one has to take this consideration into account. It is also reasonable to make the public aware of this and reinforce the lockdown behavior accordingly. This virus doesn't care about American politics.

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 1 months

Guess the lockdowns and heavy restrictions on civil rights really worked out well. Well done, Californians, well done!

Foshizzle 1 months

Remember when they said this before and utilized the hospital ships and temporary hospitals in stadiums that went unused?

Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 1 months

I have spent my career in construction and have seen entire hospital wings completed in under a year. Why haven't the hospital's expanded their ICU wings or built new temporary facilities in all this time. Everyone knew the virus wasn't going away and yet California throws money at illegal immigrants, transgenders and every SJW idea that they can think of and then wants the citizens to pay for their short-sightedness with lockdowns? No wonder people are fleeing that pathetic state as fast as possible.

TheDadJokeGuy 1 months

Aren't they supposed to be the most strict? What are they doing wrong?

Jon 1 months

Republican leadership most at fault? No, seriously, tell me it's because Trump hasn't left the White House.

DScott 1 months

Looks like looks lockdowns worked

Thomas 1 months

Its very human of us to think we can stop a pathogen from spreading

Jon 1 months

We never had national leadership and the virus has been jumping around the US with very little concern from the top down to do anything about it. If you thought it was bad now wait 4 weeks after Christmas.

coughdrop1989 1 months

And here I thought only Republican states had real bad cases of covid. When did california become Republican?

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