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Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:28 AM

'All of a Sudden It Blows Up': Arkansas' COVID Problem Is Just Getting Started

For months, New Yorkers saw their hospitals flood with COVID-19 patients and bodies pile up in refrigerated overflow morgue trucks. Meanwhile, other parts of the country never even implemented a statewide lockdown.

For those hoping a slew of Southern and rural states might have avoided the worst of the pandemic entirely, Friday’s case counts provided a grim answer.

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“It is important for our community to understand that we are not seeing more hospitalizations simply because more testing is being done,” added Wright. “We are seeing more hospitalizations because more people in our area are being infected with the virus.”

In the past week, Wright said, Washington Regional had seen a 170 percent increase in the number of tests performed at screening clinics, and a 350 percent increase in the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Of those, it also saw more critically ill virus patients, with more than 30 percent of those who’d been hospitalized requiring ventilator support.

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/arkansas-covid-problem-is-just-getting-started-all-of-a-sudden-it-blows-up?ref=home

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Reply 'All of a Sudden It Blows Up': Arkansas' COVID Problem Is Just Getting Started (Original post)
LiberalArkie Jun 2020 OP
mucifer Jun 2020 #1
LiberalArkie Jun 2020 #3
mucifer Jun 2020 #4
LiberalArkie Jun 2020 #5
Eliot Rosewater Jun 2020 #2
SheltieLover Jun 2020 #6
LiberalArkie Jun 2020 #7
SheltieLover Jun 2020 #9
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 2020 #8
sinkingfeeling Jun 2020 #10

Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:30 AM

1. that's weird that someone would think testing causes hospitalizations

It's the fricking disease that causes hospitalizations.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:34 AM

3. That is how the conservatives think. "No testing then no covid"

Ever day the governor gives the results. Every time he say about the area where breakout happened "Of course, we just increased the testing there"

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:36 AM

4. Just an overflowing ICU and no room for bodies in the morgue

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:32 AM

2. When I said two months ago that we were just in the very beginning of all this, that those of us

still alive a year from now will look back on now as the "good ole days.", I was just assuming what the science was saying was right.

Rump is a fascist and the dumbest adult on earth and he is killing us, he will kill millions of us before his actions are done. Even if a miracle happens and putin allows us to have an election (the election done properly guarantees Joe wins if we do our jobs) and Joe is put in we still will suffer tremendously DIRECTLY because of the traitor and ALL OF YOU FUCKERS OUT THERE who support him

YOU are ALL killers...every last one of you.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:52 AM

6. Idiots!

Here, too in Memphis area.

New cases daily were ~80. Now nearly 200/day.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:43 PM

7. And so much for what all us people in the south were hoping for.

It would go away when it got hot. Nope it seems this is not your ordinary "flu".

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 03:00 PM

9. Right!

That is what they say here: "It's just the flu." 😳🤯

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:49 PM

8. K&R. I was ready to post the same story after...

... checking this site's map for the growing outbreaks:

https://covid19-projections.com

The map labeled "C19Pro Score" generally shows where new infection percentages are outpacing new testing percentages, which indicates there's more cases not "explained away" by simply more testing.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 07:27 PM

10. Large per cent of new community cases are in Springdale at the Tyson plants.

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