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  • Houston hospitals hit 100% base ICU capacity. Then they stopped reporting data.

    Mike Morris and Zach Despart June 28, 2020

    Texas Medical Center hospitals have stopped reporting key metrics showing the stress rising numbers of COVID-19 patients are placing on their facilities, undermining data that policy makers and the public have relied upon during the pandemic to gauge the spread of the coronavirus.

    The change came one day after the hospitals reported their base intensive care capacity had hit 100 percent for the first time during the pandemic, with projections showing the institutions — which together comprise the world’s largest medical complex — were on pace to exceed their “unsustainable surge capacity” by July 6.

    It also followed discussions between Gov. Greg Abbott and hospital executives in which the governor expressed displeasure with negative headlines about ICU capacity, sources familiar with the talks said.

    ... The shift, in which TMC deleted charts from its online COVID-19 dashboard, also accompanied public confusion surrounding the hospitals’ ability to withstand a massive spike in cases that has followed Abbott’s May decisions to lift restrictions intended to slow the virus.

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...y-15372256.php



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    The iformation is so confusing.

    CEO to largest system in Houston says they can manage surge... 2 days ago.

    I don't understand how there are 2 wholly different scenarios being reported - no wonder there is no trust in the population!

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/26/hous...ase-surge.html

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