The fear-mongering media’s pitch that the United States will run out of hospital beds for COVID-19 people seems to be falling apart. On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that New York, hospitalizations were down 75 perfect from just four days ago. As of Cuomo’s press conference yesterday, hospitalizations were down from 1,427 to a much more tempered 358.
It’s over, guys. It’s already over. Longer thread coming. https://t.co/AiTz0jVFoW
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) April 6, 2020
And the news gets worse for liberals who tout long-term shut down solutions (and better for those of us who understand that Americans must get back to work). Gov. Cuomo’s aid, Jim Malatras, says that New York won’t likely need the 110k beds it previously projected.
In fact, the projected number of beds needed is now absurdly lower at a max of 30k.
New projections show MUCH LOWER demand, near 20,000-30,000 range if the new chart is believed.
— Jesse McKinley (@jessemckinley) April 6, 2020
Cuomo believes that there is a “possible flattening of the curve” in the works, but conveniently, he stopped short of talking dates for reopening. This keeps unemployed and underemployed Americans and small and midsize businesses in the dark, where they’ve existed for weeks. Even President Trump seems hesitant to rally Americans with a hard date for reopen.
According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, hospitalization numbers are nationally wrong.
While tens of thousands are hospitalized across the United States due to COVID-19, the numbers are a fraction of what experts predicted just a few days ago. The main reason appears to be that the [IHME] projections were already off the day they were released
Given that states with available data had a current hospitalization rate around 6 to 20 percent, if each of the no-data states had a rate of 20 percent, the hospitalizations for the whole country would add up to some 47,000 as of April 3 to 4.
The IHME model expected about 114,000 to 181,000 hospital beds would be needed nationwide on April 3, and roughly 120,000 to 430,000 on April 16.
According to our Surgeon General, this week will be our “9-11.” The public’s interest in fear-mongering is wearing thin and being replaced by a need to restart a spiraling economy.
The tide is turning. Even Fox News, who spent the past few weeks fear-mongering, is now reconsidering it’s position.
America is waking up and realizing that the cure is far worse than virus.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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