Independent » 20 Oct 2021, 3:43 pm » wrote: ↑
Where is the flurry of discussion about COVID levels in Florida and Texas?
Someone post the current numbers from these backward states.
Also, is COVID going up or down in the heavily vaxxed New England?
Asking for a friend.
Ok, here we go:
The new Texas COVID-19 surge could be worse than anything the state has seen yet
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/17 ... lizations/
“It’s going to be close,” one health official said as a record number of Texas hospitals run out of intensive care beds and warn that they may soon have more COVID-19 patients than they can handle.
Between 93% and 98% of hospitalized COVID patients, depending on the area, are unvaccinated, officials said. With just under half of Texans fully vaccinated, the state still has some 16 million people who have yet to be protected from the virus.
And they are filling the state’s intensive care units rapidly.
In rural West Texas, a school district announced Monday it would be closed for the next two weeks in an attempt to slow the virus’ spread before it overwhelms the scant health care resources in the area.
And on Tuesday, overwhelmed Harris County officials offered $100 to anyone getting their first vaccine dose, a desperate attempt to stave off what one hospital CEO called “the worst surge that we have faced in the community.”
Most of the ICU bed shortages are occurring in major metro areas, near the Gulf Coast and in the eastern portions of the state, where vaccination rates are among the lowest in the state.