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States cancel plans for extra hospitals
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Posted By: Ribicon, 4/14/2020 6:15:15 PM

States are canceling plans for extra hospitals as the coronavirus pandemic, though deadly, falls short of doomsday predictions that the U.S. healthcare system couldn’t handle the onslaught of patients. New York—the state suffering from the most COVID-19 cases and deaths—postponed plans for make-shift hospital sites, as has Michigan, which recently emerged as one of the next hot spots. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, whose state suffered the first COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. in January, is packing up a field hospital that the feds built at the Century Link Field Event Center. He said the state doesn’t need it even if

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*, Shen Wu Tan & Mike Glenn
Well, well. Will the Bad Orange Man get any credit for this?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: marbles 4/14/2020 6:24:11 PM (No. 379644)
The dems ( aka the msm) must be so disappointed.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janylou 4/14/2020 6:26:46 PM (No. 379645)
These are the same idiots who predicted global cooling, then global warming, now climate change.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 4/14/2020 6:40:09 PM (No. 379654)
I am very happy that they were massively wrong. In a week, we need to have half of Kansas, and a huge part of Texas and a hell of a lot of other counties which have NO cases back to normal. Follow those with the places in low density states which have few cases. We need to steadily get the country back working normally. Clearly the NYC area and about a 50 to 100 mile radius around it is going to be about the last place to get back to normal. If you can call the way that they were in January any kind of "normal".
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/14/2020 7:33:36 PM (No. 379684)
Government as a rule, is reactionary, not pro-active. Also, more like a non-profit that always needs more money to remain operational. Many cities and counties will start to see a massive drop-off in taxable income that supports most of their services, and budget cuts, furloughs and layoffs are coming SOON. I noticed the problem wasn't as big as they claimed once I didn't see the follow-up reports of the lines for testing that they were setting up all around the country. Plus, the only people getting tested were those who were meeting certain criteria that indicated they likely were sick. What needs to happen is an accounting of all of these things that were done, who spent what, on what, and which vendors secured certain contracts - were some/many donors perhaps?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford 4/14/2020 7:37:14 PM (No. 379687)
The President would have been better served using the old fashioned eight ball..give it a shake and wa-la !
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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo 4/14/2020 7:53:04 PM (No. 379699)
Biggest. Manipulated. Medical. Panic. Hoax. EVER! And incredibly, many are STILL trying to extend it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: John C 4/14/2020 8:23:27 PM (No. 379745)
RINO MA Gov. Baker is still building hospital. The latest one on Cape Cod
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack 4/14/2020 8:44:11 PM (No. 379760)
Models are dependent on input data. As they say "garbage in garbage out". This can be compounded with poorly constructed models.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LadyHen 4/14/2020 10:45:33 PM (No. 379863)
Here in TN this faulty model said we would need 14,945 hospital beds at peak. Now the geniuses are saying we only need 632 hospital beds. Only off by 14,314 or about 4% of the original projection. Again, at peak this model also said we would be losing 159 people a day. We seem to be averaging 8 or so a day right now. Our city had already started planning to convert the convention center, hotels, and dorms to hospitals. Money had been spent, man hours wasted. Our projected deaths in TN are supposed to be 3,259. We are presently at 124. Again, the disparity between reality and the asinine original projection is incredible. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled we won't need all those beds and that people are alive and well but exactly how does one make such huge, costly errors and not lose your job?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 4/15/2020 5:25:30 PM (No. 380772)
#9, how about Paul Ehrlich and all the "climate modelers" ---- ALWAYS wrong, but people still listen to them.
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