Todd, Dr S. Scott, Official discussed on Austin's Morning News

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Whatever you need. Band AIDS. Has Dr S. Scott been setting on his hands? Not acquiring more ventilators and more ICU bed space. Todd has he been? It's been preoccupied, you know, dealing with Kabo, Kabo San Lucas Mayor Adler, right has don't understand it. They keep throwing this fear out there, but even their own reaction to their own fear. Words does not correlate with the fear because I think, Todd honestly, the the cynical side of me. Which is a big side of me right now. It thinks that they want this to happen. I got I gotta be honest with you. I think they want they almost want to go. I told you So, According to the city of Boston scope in 19 dashboard, current numbers for our area show 156 ICU beds are in use right now. With 552 hospitalized. 91 folks are currently on a ventilator now has got urged the public to stay in and avoid non essential travel and group settings while speaking to the Travis County Commissioners Court just yesterday. Any time I've heard the mayor talk about this topic when he's reporting numbers or any ish anything to do with it. Any bad side of it. Most of it is a you know, it's hard to find a positive spin on anything on this, but He almost talks about it with a little bit of a little bit of giddiness in his voice, and any time I do it any time I hear it, I should say I I really think that they would be part of it would be kind of happy if this happened to go. I told you so. See, we were right. We were right the whole time. Y'all y'all? Y'all thought that we were that we were overreacting. No, we were right. We were right. And we could show you that because see all our beds are for all the better for all the beds are full. And Yeah, you're right. I just now We're this far in it. How is it? They're not ready for any scenario? Yeah, that's that's not good man. That's not good at all. Now. Austin currently has a positivity rate of 15%, which is up from 12% of the week prior. And the outlook is grand moving ahead and that number alone right? There is a little deceiving, You know, I mean, that number could change as more people get tested. It fluctuates. It goes up and down. As Scott says. We're just now starting to see cases pop up from Christmas, and he expects to see even more cases in the next 10 to 14 days after New Year's Eve, he says, quote we're getting. We're going to realize those increases in hospital admissions in ICU admissions. This week's, which we will certainly change the outlook next week surrounding counties there Seeing those increases as well. Bass Trop County is a 24% positivity rate. Caldwell County 21%. Hays County 19%. 20% Up in Williamson County and Dr S. Scott says the Is a troubling trend. I want to say this one more time, and I don't want to sound like a broken record. I'll keep it short. But we've got to remember. We've got to remember that when anybody is admitted to the hospital for anything broken ankle ruptured spleen, whatever it is, whatever it is, you're admitted to the hospital for right now you have to have a covert test. These numbers do not mean that there are people lying in the hospital sick. With coveted It doesn't mean that it means that Yeah, Some people also tested positive for Cove it we cannot. They want us to panic for these numbers, but we should not. They keep talking about how our hospital community is, you know, stretched to its limits. When E. Before this virus. We were talking about a nursing shortage in Texas. I mean, that's been a problem for decades. You know what I mean? But I don't see anything from local hospitals saying these things. In fact, I haven't heard that I haven't heard any hospital officials say, Stay home We can't handle to take you anymore. No, I haven't heard that. I haven't heard anything from hospital officials We have yet to hear from a hospital official. You're listening to the best of Todd and don on NewsRadio. K O B. J right now you're listening to the best of the Todd and don show But stay with us. We're live coming up at 5 30 A news radio.

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