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Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:01 PM

Nevada hospital turns parking garage into COVID-19 surge unit

Source: The Hill

Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., converted its parking garage into a makeshift hospital to assist additional COVID-19 patients.

Due to overcrowding within the medical facility itself, Renown put plans into action back in April to convert the parking structure into a full-fledged alternative care site, and the overflow area opened Thursday.

The $10 million project, which took 10 days to complete, is fully equipped with all beds, devices and supplies needed to treat coronavirus patients that are clinically stable or improving, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The parking garage facility has a maximum occupancy of over 1,400 patients, with the ability to install about 700 beds per floor. Currently, only three patients are being treated in the freshly-opened alternative care unit, according to KOLO News Now.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/525995-nevada-hospital-turns-parking-garage-into-covid-19-surge-unit



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sabra Nov 14 OP
underpants Nov 14 #1
ffr Nov 14 #2
Judi Lynn Nov 14 #3
Sherman A1 Nov 14 #4
soothsayer Nov 14 #5
Hip2bSquare Nov 14 #6
roamer65 Nov 14 #7
Warpy Nov 14 #8
progree Nov 14 #9
Mr.Bill Nov 14 #10
Historic NY Nov 15 #11

Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:05 PM

1. Wow. Just wow

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:10 PM

2. Ooo, doggy. Prepared, but this is messed up.



How many days before the republican killing machine is evicted?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:12 PM

3. Amazing. Who could have ever foreseen this? Thank you, sabra. n/t

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:12 PM

4. How frigging sad

That we have come to this.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:18 PM

5. Drumpf golfs. Pence mourns his vacation, does nothing

Jared probably plots to steal resources from Nevada.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 03:31 PM

6. This is apocalyptic

Straight out of a Netflix movie!! Is Nevada's surge from a trump super spreader rally?!! As we try to celebrate one of the greatest victories in US history, we still have this nightmare.

This is just horrible. Stay safe..Mask up!



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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 04:21 PM

7. 1918-1919.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 04:44 PM

8. All states have overflow plans

but there is no one to staff such facilities. Decades of MBAs cutting hospital and care home staffing to the bone has ensured there are too few trained people to handle the workload.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 05:48 PM

9. OMG, the daily case load is past their July peak, which they cut down by 76% in Sept

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/nevada-coronavirus-cases.html
Daily new cases, 7 day moving average
1173   July 20 -- the pandemic high point until just a few days ago
277   Sept 13 -- post summer peak low point
1438   Nov 13 -- latest (up 5.2 fold in just 2 months)

It's real sad to see such great progress reversed.

This metric is up 68% in the past 14 days.

Hospitalizations are up 65% in the past 14 days.

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But probably isn't going to impact behavior much, because, because, FREEDUM!

Earthcam Freemont Street, Las Vegas (remember they are on Pacific Time, so won't be real lively right now, but even now, 240p there are plenty of people (it's Saturday afternoon)

https://www.earthcam.com/cams/nevada/lasvegas/index.php?cam=catsmeow_lv_fremont

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They are about 25th highest state in daily new cases per capita, 7 day moving average.
In other words, right at the median

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html

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Testing rate: 3.5 tests per 1,000 people per day

Test positivity rate: 12.9%

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview


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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 07:01 PM

10. While their casinos are open.

I guess they have their priorities.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:13 AM

11. Sin

it sells.

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