"The situation is most acute in the Rio Grande Valley on the Texas-Mexico border, where more than a third of families live in poverty." https://t.co/2kcItDdmqB— Zolan Kanno-Youngs (@KannoYoungs) July 23, 2020
“More people are on track to be hospitalized with the coronavirus in the United States than at any point in the pandemic, a disturbing sign of how the current surge has spread widely and is seriously sickening as many people as ever.” https://t.co/VoqBAOKnFk— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 23, 2020
Meanwhile, in Texas: death panels!
Starr County Health Authority Dr. Jose Vazquez said Starr County Memorial Hospital, the county’s only hospital, on Tuesday implemented an ethics committee and a triage committee to review all coronavirus patients as they come in to determine what type of life-saving equipment and treatment they would likely require and whether they would likely survive. Those deemed too fragile or sick or elderly will be advised to go home to loved ones, he said.Greatest healthcare system in the world, bay-bee!
“There is nowhere to put these patients. The whole state of Texas and neighboring states have no ICU beds to spare for us,” Vazquez said Tuesday afternoon during a video conference call with media.
“We are going to have these committees reviewing each case,” Vazquez said. “End-of-life decisions and hospice decisions and comfort-care situation for all those patients who most certainly do not have any hope of improving we believe they will be better taken care in the love of their own family and home rather than thousands of miles away dying alone.”
Gov. Abbott continues to insist anything more than asking people to wear masks in businesses is too much government interference in our right to get infected.