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Sat Dec 5, 2020, 08:23 PM

Sincere question about SD Gov. Noem and current ICU/COVID-19 crisis

Some COVID-19 patients flown out of state as S.D. hospital ICU capacity dwindles

South Dakota’s largest hospitals are at or above their capacity to care for critically ill COVID-19 patients, forcing some of the sickest patients to be flown out of state to receive care.

The strain of a months-long surge in coronavirus cases has reduced hospital capacity to care for those with severe symptoms, making it increasingly uncertain whether the sickest South Dakotans will be able to get treatment in the state, health providers say. Meanwhile, ICU space is quickly evaporating in neighboring states as well.

Both the Sanford USD Medical Center and Monument Health Rapid City Hospital have reported that their Intensive Care Units are out of space. On Dec. 2, Avera McKennan reported that 6.7% of its ICU beds were available for use. Statewide, the number of available ICU beds has been steadily declining as coronavirus cases have continued to climb.

Major hospitals are still taking patients when they can, but some sick South Dakotans are being sent out of state, forced to use expensive urgent transportation systems to get care hundreds of miles away from their families.


https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/12/04/south-dakota-covid-19-patients-flown-out-of-state/3834939001/

Does anyone have an idea when Gov. Noem will finally relent, with ICU capacity almost totally used up and the virus rampaging the way it is in her state ? Is she really that much of a rigid "libertarian-ish" ideologue ? Thanks in advance.

Steve

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Dec 5, 2020, 08:49 PM

1. Not going to happen.

 

Neom and her family are End Timers. And the sad part is,Sodak is run by these freaks. Not only on the State Level by also the County Level.

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Sat Dec 5, 2020, 09:06 PM

2. Nice they are going to those blue states

that do have mask mandates. Also a pool resource so they can spend less on their own healthcare infrastructure.

Rugged individualism.

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Sat Dec 5, 2020, 09:21 PM

3. We 'blues' just gonna keep being polite, 'welcoming' them to our states' facilities

as if they deserve it???

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