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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:42 AM

Kansas City-area hospitals overwhelmed, turn away ambulances

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations is so severe in the Kansas City area that some hospitals were forced to refuse ambulances due to a lack of space, according to officials with one of the region’s largest health care providers.

Eight hospitals, in both Missouri and Kansas, reported such high volumes of patients Wednesday night that they temporarily stopped accepting ambulances, said Dr. Marc Larson, operations director of St. Luke’s Health System’s COVID Response Team. A St. Luke’s spokeswoman added that two of the hospitals were part of the St. Luke’s system. She did not identify the others.

“We’re bursting at the seams in the metropolitan area, and really across the state and the region,” Larson told the Kansas City Star in a phone interview.

Missouri has reached record hospitalization levels several times over the past few weeks, with the latest record of 1,443 being set Wednesday. Data has not yet been released for Thursday or Friday. Among the regions setting new records was the Kansas City area.

“I worry that if we don’t start taking this seriously as a metropolitan area, we’re going to be the next New York,” Larsen said. “We’re going to be the next hot spot, because though we have a lot of hospitals, we have a lot of capacity in the area, we are filling up fast.”

More at:

https://www.kmov.com/news/kansas-city-area-hospitals-overwhelmed-turn-away-ambulances/article_32ab8724-0fed-11eb-b8f9-5f380abf17a6.html

Hopefully, Galloway will be our Governor soon ...

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:47 AM

1. And what is our governor Parsons even doing to address this? Anything? What a worthless ...

republican hack...

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:55 AM

2. Under parsons, the Missouri Covid information site has become almost unreadable

I have been trying to figure out how they destroyed it so completely ...

and railing at any and everyone possible ...

About 2 days ago, they changed it again ... at least, now, you can scroll through to get the data regarding county case numbers, but comparing to local health district numbers, there are vast discrepancies

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 06:59 AM

5. Governor "Do Nothing" continues

to do nothing.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:38 PM

3. But they still vote for the guy who discourages masks.

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:44 PM

4. What "Freedom" looks like under Parson.

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