Here is a list and the details of 80 hospitals that are furloughing workers because of inflated COVID numbers.
The hospitals are going broke because they cancelled all procedures they could in the expectation of a flood of COVID patients. The flood never came, and the hospitals are going broke.
We were afraid of overstraining the healthcare system and ended up under-straining it.
This whole lockdown is aimed at saving the healthcare system. And we are doing the exact opposite. Time to call for easing – not cancellation but easing – of restrictions. IHME made a mistake AND RECOGNIZED IT. Let’s recognize we chose a response based on this mistake and it proved to be wrong.