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N. Idaho may send virus patients to Seattle, Portland hospitals

COVID-19 (Titled)

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. (AP) — Health officials say people with COVID-19 in Northern Idaho soon may have to be sent to Seattle or Portland, because the region’s hospitals are nearing capacity.

Kootenai Health hospital said in a statement Wednesday that their hospital is at 99% capacity for patients that need medical or surgical care. As of Wednesday morning, Kootenai Health had 31 COVID-19 inpatients, and 11 required critical care.

Chief Physician Executive Karen Cabell told KREM the hospital nearing capacity at its current levels is “unprecedented."

Idaho is seeing its largest coronavirus spike since the pandemic began, with newly reported cases increasing statewide by 46.5% percent over the past two weeks.

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    1. Because it’s pretty simple…. they’ll all recover just fine. Why the big Democrat freak out? You realize nobody believes this crap anymore? And once again asshat…. nobody ever said the virus was a hoax and you know it

      1. Big fat lyin donnie’s number one cheerleader fox news has repeatedly referred to the virus as a “hoax” “less dangerous than a cold” “just a cold” – Then of course big fat failing donnie has been lying for 6 months now. Lying to parents about there the risk to their children. He is as he would say “TOTAL HUMAN SCUM” –

        -“The virus is way down and will be gone soon” –

        “its just one person coming in from China, we have it totally under control, everything is -going to be just fine”

        “Hyrdoxychloroquine will be the greatest game changer in the history of medicine” –

        “We will have a vaccine very soon” –

        “I didn’t know the flu killed people” –

        “anyone who wants a test can get a test” –

        “The virus will go away, like a miracle it will be gone” –

        “the federal government has tremendous control of the virus” –

        It’s contained” –
        “When you have 15 people. And the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done,” –

        “Americans can sleep better at night because North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat” –

        “he wrote me a beautiful letter and we fell in love” –

        Golf and a whore anyone!!! trump putin 2020!!!! HELSINKI PROUD!!! ROTFLMAO!!!! –

        Soooooooo much winning sweetie!!!

      2. DT, it’s curious to those of us who deal in reality that you keep going back to your obviously false claim that “nobody ever said the virus was a hoax.” Your fixation on lies that have no real importance *and* can be so easily disproven says a lot about you. I already did the exercise of posting links to prior comments where comments on this site said exactly that, in no uncertain terms.

      1. Apparently someone forgot to tell Chief Physician Executive Karen Cabell that we have “turned the corner” “can see the light at the end of the tunnel” “the worst is over”!!!! These silly PHDs need to listen to big fat lyin donnie and stop all this rediculous testing!! —————- trmp/ putin 2020!!! – MORE LYING – DYING and DENYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Oregon’s High/hot numbers in the Ontario/Vale/Nyssa areas (Malheur County) are generally coming from workers who live in Idaho. Has kept the county from being able to recover as much as local businesses would like.

    3. Idaho is one of states in the last decade to suffer from the invasion thousands of libs. Coeur D’Alene, Moscow, Meridian, and Boise rank in the top 10 for being overrun with CA libs. Bend was also included in that count and we can see firsthand how the invasion has directly contributed to our town’s decline. Here’s a what if, those Idahoans in the panhandle are pretty sharp. Think it’s just coincidence they’ve selected liberal strongholds or could they be using the Wuhan Surprise as a means of ridding themselves of some transplants? Either way the fool who describes Idaho as a “hard red state” only proves he/she is incapable of original thought.

      1. Our friends keep making road-trips to different towns in Idaho/Montana looking for a place to move because they think Terrebonne is WAaaay too liberal… but you feel free to inhabit whatever alternate reality you choose.

    1. Every time I think of Idaho sending covid patients to antifa-infested liberal Portland/Seattle because their hospitals are over-run, a wave of schadenfreude washes over me. I pray they all make a quick recovery, and hopefully they’re injected with a dose of liberal compassion and kindness which forever changes their lives for the better.

  1. Hope all the states experiencing upticks turn their numbers around quickly and that all the folks afflicted recover fully. Wish they all could get the same quality of treatments Trump got.

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