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An emergency room doctor at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland is in critical condition with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
The physician, who is in his 40s, has been admitted to the intensive-care unit and could be the first front-line health care worker in the state to test positive for the disease, said Dr. Liam Yore, the immediate past president of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
“If the number of cases gets up to 10,000, then we’re looking at 1,500 people requiring hospitalization and 500 requiring admission to the ICU. If it gets to 100,000, you can do the math — 10,000 would require hospitalization and 5,000 would be admitted to the ICU,” Yore said. “Somewhere in there is where the health care system is very vulnerable. It’s looking at those numbers I find most sobering.”
originally posted by: infolurker
We had heard reports out of China which were similar. Bodies stacking up, crematoriums disposing of bodies 24x7. Now it is happening in Italy.
The city of Bergamo records its war report every day: 53 victims on Wednesday, then 61, yesterday 50. "The deaths have quintupled, there is a burial every half hour"
This is pretty much the standard operating procedure over there, nothing to see here, accept communism or be locked down and starved out
“Employees are exhausted. They are making a huge effort to ensure the continuity of services to citizens. "
"There are many elderly people at home with breathing difficulties - says Bertocchi - They are not hospitalized because the hospitals are full, so our ten general practitioners treat them at home. We are taking care of recovering oxygen and health devices ". As in the capital, even in Alzano it is no longer known where to put the coffin: "We have converted some churches inside the cemetery to allocate the corpses and the oven is ultra congested".
The crematorium works 24 hours a day, so we told the funeral services to go out of the province or even out of the Region ".