Hospitals Overwhelmed? Why? Data Shows They Should Not Be
Recent reports of hospitals once again being overwhelmed or stressed because of Covid-19 cases are somewhat suspicious. Data from the CDC as of Aug 7 show that this should not be the case. But the devil is in the details.
Only 9 percent of hospitals are under high or extreme stress, according to NPR.
While hospitalizations have been rising in recent weeks, they are no where near the level of last winter. (CDC Data).
Many hospitals trimmed staff and costs this year in an effort to remain profitable, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The mainstream media are not painting an honest or accurate picture of what's going on.