4 more cases were found today, none are in the hospital.
By: Diane Benjamin
ChicagoBusiness.com posted a database of Illinois hospitals last week. It proves not only that hospitals are not overrun with Covid patients, but also they are being severely hurt by lack of elective procedures:
Below are the local stats as of 4/25/2020:
The number of cases have increased slightly, note hospitalizations are not increasing. They are down from 4 on April 16th. People testing positive aren’t that sick.
I asked the McLean County Health Department for an update on the number of tests performed at the Interstate Center. I was told approximately 2,100.
As of April 16th, 1350 people had been tested. That means a little over 80 people a day are being tested, the confirmed cases have only increased by 6. The facility can test up to 250 a day, sick people aren’t showing up. https://blnnews.com/2020/04/16/the-latest-local-covid-19-facts/
In case you are interested: The Health Department has videos for DIY masks: https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/739/COVID-19-DIY-Face-Mask
Below is a tweet from a WGLT reporter. I hope Ryan doesn’t consider this journalism.
Although technically correct the tweet says nothing about underlying factors. We know the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, and those in close contact are more likely to contract COVID.
How about more information Ryan? How many people with COVID are from the same family? Live next door to each other? Have high blood pressure or diabetes?
Tweeting what appears to call COVID-19 a racist disease must be Ryan’s version of journalism. Don’t blacks deserve to know why the percent is so high. People can’t modify behavior, increase social distancing, or change other contributing factors without facts. Got any Ryan?
Meanwhile the real facts are:
- confirmed cases remain extremely low
- all businesses are essential or they wouldn’t exist (capitalism)
- the damage being done to families and businesses don’t line up with reality
- the damage done to the medical profession without patients is immense
- local governments should be demanding re-opening before their finances are gone
The governor needs to stop treating the population like infants needing his protection. People who don’t want to leave their house don’t have to. Much of the population needs and wants to get back to work.
Wear masks, social distance, whatever it takes. Another month is ridiculous downstate.
Taken this morning: