“It’s Panic Porn Clickbait” – Media Scare-Stories About Hospitals Are Misleading, by Tyler Durden

The stories about overwhelmed hospitals and emergency rooms are way overblown. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

You can’t turn on your TV, flip open your tablet, or scroll your social media feed today without being bombarded by horrifying stories of over-worked nurses and doctors and throat-grabbing headlines about COVID-driven hospitalizations amid the casedemic.

Time to panic?

Perhaps not, as El Gato Malo (@boriquagato) notes in the following information-full twitter thread: while it’s disappointing to see that we are back in the “media scare stories about hospitals” stage, the good news is that, just like last time, this is simply not the case.

They either have no idea what they are saying or are seeking to mislead

Let’s look.

That’s a scary headline. It’s also a false one.

We have data on this (and so would they if they bothered to get any)

Idaho: (as of 12/4) 57% of inpatient beds used, 14.6% covid. 74% overall ICU

90% of inpatient beds and ICU is normal. even 100% ICU is normal. 57% is staggeringly low, like OMG we’re all going out of business low.

Calling that overwhelmed is outlandish.

ICU of 74% is also low.

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