posted on Nov, 24 2020 @ 08:43 AM
a reply to: azvol
The mortaility rate was never particularly important with Covid and it was always reported as such (at least it was in Europe but i can't speak for
the US). It was always made very clear it is all about the infection rate. A high infection rate means more people get it which means that, small as
it may be, the numbers hospitalised shoots up.
Those extra numbers require specialist care which puts extra strain on the Healthcare systems. Basically, it's about stopping Healthcare being
swamped, not the total number dying.
My sister is an Anaesthetist. At her hospital, numbers have not been particularly high (at all). However, a few hospitals in nearby Health Trusts have
been swamped and have no capacity for pretty much anything other than Covid. After all this is over it would be worth looking at exactly why that is
A very negative aspect (for her) has been cancelled surgeries for cancers, etc, so space remains free - but at a hospital with few Covid patients.
There are cerrtainly a lot of aspects to look into when this is over.