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"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on WTVN

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01:49 min | 1 year ago

"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on WTVN

"To predict these numbers. Primarily because of the different state of flux that many states are in jobs number showing the fifth straight monthly slowdown, renewed interest in Congress and compromising to pass a covert stimulus bill. Momentum is swinging towards a $908 billion coronavirus relief proposal introduced earlier this week by a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers. With that support that there's recognition that this is Package that needs to get signed into law that the American people need this relief. New York Republican Tom Reed co chairs the bipartisan problem solvers Caucus. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer say the offer is a starting point for a deal. The price tag is considerably smaller than previous Democratic led proposals. Tops the roughly $500 billion proposal from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington. Jared Halpern, Fox news president, like Joe Biden, says he wants Dr Anthony Fauci to take a leading role in his administration's pandemic response. I asked him to stay out of the exact same role he's had for the past several presidents. I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well and be part of the covert team. That's Biden in an interview with CNN, with Franklin County, Out of the Purple in the States Coronavirus advisory system and back in the red Dr Andy Thomas from my Wishes, Wexner Medical Center, says the number of cases going down recently is misleading. We are still very high. Now. There are some changes that went on with testing last weekend because of the holiday. Where some of our case numbers per day look a little down over the last couple of days, but I think that's Maura feature of a number of the testing sites were closed over Thanksgiving, he adds. Franklin County remains six times higher than what is considered high incidence of spread for Columbus Police officers under investigation.

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"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on WTVN

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04:15 min | 1 year ago

"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on WTVN

"NewsRadio 16 w tvn into the news Move Now for the big story Here is Jack Crumley. Thanks Placer. In today's update, Governor, DeWine said Franklin County is no longer considered to be at level four Purple Alert. When it comes to the spread of Cove. It But Dr Andy Thomas of OS use, Wexner Medical says that does not mean Columbus is out of the woods. Yet we are still very high Another. There are some changes that went on with testing last weekend because of the holiday. Where some of our case numbers per day look a little down over the last couple of days, but I think that's Maura feature of a number of the testing sites were closed over Thanksgiving, Dr Thomas says cases per 100,000 in Franklin County still six times higher with the CDC considers to be high incidents. We are expecting details from the governor tomorrow on how the Corona virus vaccine will be distributed nearly 9000 new cases of the disease in the state today as the testing positivity rate statewide is now over 15% Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin is calling for a quick vote on the bipartisan coronavirus financial relief package that was outlined this week. He and the eight other members who proposed it want the 900 plus billion dollar compromise passed before the holiday recess, he says, if not more businesses will close. 12 year old girl killed in Columbus by an apparent accidental gunshots. Police responded to an apartment on Brooke Boulevard on the city's east side around 9 P.m. Wednesday where the victim was found with a gunshot wound. Lydia giddy, was taken to the hospital, but later died. Investigators say a neighbor fired a shot while cleaning his gun that went into the adjacent apartment hitting the girl. 42 year old Eric Carpenter has been arrested and charged with reckless homicide. It adds to what's already been a record for homicides in Columbus in a calendar year. I'm Scott Jennings News radio 6 10 W TVs means I'm Robert Lamont. Woods was working as a bouncer outside of a bar on West broad in Prairie Township. Back in 2018 when he was fatally shot by someone in a nearby car. Franklin County sheriff's deputies say 23 year old Brandon Nevel is now in custody. Charged with Woods murder. A second suspect in that case died by suicide. Not long afterwards was killed. President Trump will not say if he retains confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr asked me that In a number of weeks from now. The president was asked about Barr's comments from earlier in this week debunking allegations about widespread voter fraud in the election, the president said, Bar hasn't done anything. He hasn't looked into it closely enough, calling it a disappointments. Ah, judge ruling not to drop some of the charges against the 17 year old accused of killing two men during a protest in Wisconsin, you know, should counting Judge Lauren Keating denies motions to drop two of six charges against Kyle written house who's accused Killing two men and injuring another in late August during rioting and protests in Kenosha, With the case now moving forward, I do find the state has demonstrated probable cause, and in this case, Celanese were committed relating to the council to complain. I bind over as such probably cause further exists that this defendant committed those felonies. Rittenhouse, his attorney, You say video evidence proves their case that the teen acted in self defense. Arraignment for Riton House he's set for next month. Jeff Manasso Fox News means I'm a judge in Ohio has said no to a request to exhumed the remains of President Warren G. Harding. His grandson, James, Blazing, wanted them dug up to prove that they're related, even though the former president's Ares already agreed that blazing his mother was Harding's daughter, the judge says there's no good reason to dig. His radio 6 10 telling you TV End sports This park I updated service Anthony Thomas Chocolate Buckeyes. The rivalry game between Ohio State of Michigan is in jeopardy. Wolverines canceling their game this weekend with Maryland due to a covert outbreak. It makes it unclear is whether they'll be ready a week from Saturday for the game in Columbus Bar guys. Meanwhile, after canceling last week against Illinois remain on the right path to play Michigan State Saturday. We'll talk about it all on bucks line tonight from 6 to 8. Basketball Buckeyes, now three, you know, after blowing out Morehead State Preparing to play Alabama and M on Saturday. Cruise soccer preparing for the Eastern Conference final 1500 fans will be allowed for Sunday's match against New England from the central Ohio Honda Dealer Sports Test Matt McCoy, whose.

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"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

09:30 min | 1 year ago

"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Me now go. Continue our discussion about hospitals. Let's go to Dr Andy Thomas. Dr. Thomas, you've been with us before. We appreciate that very much. You are on his own calls. I know 6:30 a.m. every morning, seven days a week. Um, tell us what where we are now with our hospital crisis. Thank you, Governor for having me back representing my colleagues in his own leads, but also the doctors, nurses, restaurant therapists, all health care providers around the state. First we see so sorry for your loss that you started the press conference with I know Many of us are friends and family that we've lost as a part of this and it never gets any easier. So really sorry for your loss, Azaz. We discussed that Monday. We crossed 5000. Moving patients in Ohio's hospitals on Monday. Today we're still over that market 5141 Aziz you described earlier. The over 1200 of those patients are actually in intensive care units around the state. As I talked Hospital leaders, doctors, nurses around the state. That's are really one of our biggest concerns. Right now, Many hospitals around the state have been able to Increase their capacity for a routine What's called a med surge bed. That's kind of AH, routine bed where you might get I V fluids. You might be on some supplemental oxygen, but it's In many hospitals were able to increase those numbers to a degree, but the hardest area for hospitals to increase their capacity or increase their number of beds is in the intensive care unit. You need very specialized staff. Especially trained nurses and doctors, not just any dirt nurse or doctor, very specially trained respiratory therapist staff to a level where they could help manage the patient's oxygen. I think we've discussed on these press conferences before the concept of pro owning a patient where you actually lay a patient on their chest. When they're on the ventilator, and you have to turn them back and over multiple times per day to optimize their lung function that takes four people at a time in the room to turn the patient over back in those intensive care units. One out of every three patients right now has Cove. It? If that number continues to grow. That is going to crowd out the ability of non covered patients to be able to get the care they need in an intensive care unit. Hospitals do not have the capacity. In an unending way to grow the number of ICU beds that they have. And what I hear on our daily calls is really that as our biggest concern that at some point regional hospitals, community hospitals hit their cap on ice, you beds And they need to transfer to other locations. And at some point those ICU beds at the other hospitals will be full. So with one out of three patients across Ohio in an ICU having coded in our world hospitals, it's actually 50 to 60%. More than one out of every two patients in the two rural regions of our zone that Aaron the ice you have co bit that's not sustainable for those hospitals to be able to To manage. At this point, hospitals around the state are making the difficult decision to postpone non emergent surgeries and procedures. So think that neighbor who's scheduled to get a knee replacement are hip replacement or that friend from high school who needs back surgery for arthritis in their back. That's a major issue when those people it's It's not an elective cosmetic surgery, but it's also not an emergency, like an open heart surgery or surgery for a broken hip from a trauma. Right, these their surgeries that could be delayed for a period of time. But it's still causing pain and suffering for those patients is causing delays in care. Diagnostic tests that would potentially diagnose cancer might be delayed other things, so it's really having an impact. Now, as we see covert patient group the numbers grow that hospitals and making these difficult decisions to delay care. No one wants to see that. The big problem, too, that we still have not yet to see the impact of Thanksgiving on our inpatient admission numbers. Thanksgiving was a week ago today. Right. We are seeing people, uh, over the next 7 to 14 days that will be being diagnosed with coveted because they went outside their bubble to a social event. And usually it's about a week after symptoms start or a week after they're diagnosed when they need to be admitted to the hospital and sometimes a week after that, before they end up in the ICU. This is not the beginning of the end. This is not even the end of the beginning. We're in a really difficult spot here when hospitals are already at their highest covert levels and at high capacity across the state and were just heading into what the CDC director is described as the most challenging three months of This pandemic, So I do know that the surveys are showing that more people are wearing masks. That's great. We need that We need people to be committed. What they're doing at work or what they're doing at school in their personal life. That's exact message. We need people to understand so that whether it's your neighbors or friends that might work in a hospital or someone you care for love. Or love, who needs to be in the hospital. You don't want to see them negatively impacted by the number of covert patients crowding out other patients who really need care, moving forward. No. That's what we're seeing. But really ICU bed, sir. The are the are the, uh The area of capacity where we had the biggest strain right now across the state. So in your two most rule, I guess that'd be seven and eight south south southern, a mile southeast Ohio. Um you're it over there Over 50%. I see you covert patients, which is of all the patients of all the patients in the ICU, 50 to 60% in a difference by hospital. Obviously. Some of our hospitals in region seven and eight are actually running at 120% of their normalized you capacity, so they've expanded a little bit. But one of those hospitals Over the weekend over the holiday weekend needed extra ventilators. They were running low on ventilators in Ohio Health Mount Carmel in a high state all chipped in a couple of ventilators to send to them so They're doing the best they can all around the state large hospital, small hospitals. Everybody's pulling in the same direction. Trying T take care of this. Surgeon patients, but it's just not sustainable. And one last question. You've talked about this before you touched on again here, But so that people all of us myself included. Understand, and every patient we know it is different. But on an average someone who shows up you know, on a case today, um Let's assume that they Go to the hospital, and then let's assume that they end up in ICU. So what? What is the kind of average Length of time until we see that you're talking about Thanksgiving, so correct. So the timeline of when you're exposed. It's generally not less than three days before you would start having symptoms. But it's anywhere from 3 to 10 days where most people would develop symptoms. In that point, and so so when you think about it, if you were exposed to someone on, say, Thursday or Friday last week, you right now in that window where you might develop symptoms, what you may become positive. On, Then you're going to get tested and you're gonna find out You're positive. It's usually from the onset of symptoms. At the time of needing to be admitted to the hospital, and most people being admitted to the hospital have the coded pneumonia that we talked about, so they need oxygen for their lungs because they have pneumonia. That's usually about seven. Sometimes 10, maybe even 14 days after the time they developed symptoms. And then once they're admitted the hospital it tends. Most people, especially if they come in in a timely manner are not put on the ventilator in the emergency department, right there started on two liters of oxygen, but then by two or three days later, they're on six liters of oxygen. Then they're on high flow. He did nasal cannula oxygen. Then they're on a mask that's tight on their face so that we can try to help them read because the last thing we want to do is have to put them on the breathing machine we found with these other oxygen delivery methods that we can reduce the need. People they need to be on the breathing machine. But From that period of time. When you're admitted it's about a week later, on average, where a patient would then need to be on the ventilator. And then that patient could be on the ventilator for another week to two weeks before, unfortunately, they may get so sick. They may pass away so that we are just seeing the beginnings of people being tested today or tomorrow or Saturday, seeing the beginnings of the impact of Thanksgiving Now this serves that we're seeing is not about Thanksgiving, right? In that zoo. That's helpful. Thank you. Been listening to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, giving a news briefing on the A state response to Corona virus. He was talking there with Dr Andrew Thomas of Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, the governor going over some of the numbers in the.

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"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

07:18 min | 1 year ago

"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Winfield News radio 700 wlw radar shows cloudy skies It is 40 degrees right now. Cincinnati police say a suspect is in custody with a gun recovered after a chase on Kiefer court near Gross Back in College Hill. We're waiting on more from investigators there. Cincinnati public schools is extending distance learning past January 4th the Board of Education making that decision last night, saying it's based on an increase in Corona virus cases all across the area. There is a chance that blended learning could come by the end of January for CPS, but the board will review health data again. January 16th. Checking Ohio's coronavirus numbers. Now the state Department of Health has released the new figures. 8900 new cases reported just today, 82 new deaths reported since yesterday that figure well above the three week average new hospitalizations reported in the last 24 hours just shy of 400 that is once again above the average new ICU admissions above zero, though coming in right about the three week average. We are going to go to governor the wind right now. He started off this news briefing, talking about some people he knew who have recently died. Side with covert, including CYO to County Commissioner Mike Crabtree. Let's go now to Governor DeWine expected to talk today, among other things about possible vaccine distribution in Ohio in the coming weeks and get back to normal. And I get it. That's what we all want. We can't get there if we all work together. On. We do the things that we need to do each and every day. Tuesday, friend. I That the privilege visiting Members are National guard. We toured the department Health Receipt store in storage and stage warehouse facility. Where Department of health workers and members the Ohio National Guard have been diligently preparing in practicing. We watch them practice to break down. Repackage and then shipped out large amounts of vaccine. To those providers who require smaller amounts. Packages that are going to come in from Fizer. We'll have fun. 975 doses in them. There will be some counties and places where those need to go that that's too big a lot. In the National Guard is working on repackage. It's not your normal repackaging. They process this and do it in two minutes. Because they don't want that to be out of the dry ice out of the deep, deep cold longer than two minutes And you've been You can bet the national guard is doing it, friend. I were there washing them in there. We're ready, ready to go. I'm gonna have more. To tell you all about this tomorrow about exactly how things is going to be not only distributed but what the priorities are going to be. We continue to work on that, and we continue to be in touch with federal government. We were on the phone yesterday was CVS. And Walgreen there to companies that have been picked by the federal government to handle the nursing homes. And so we were working with that one to make sure everything is going to go. Well in that in that regard, so we'll have more about this tomorrow. I really don't have time to do it today On Also, frankly, we're still working with federal government on on a lot of the details, and we'll have better information tomorrow when we talk about it. Hospitals not only remain in crisis, with the crisis, eyes worsening and getting more serious. Let's look at the look at the slide. This is the Why that shows the number of people in the hospital today who have covered 5142 Of those 1204 1204 or an ICU. Um Let's go now, Eric, and look at the big trend indicator are normal Slide today we're reporting 8921 new cases. Ohio As the fifth highest count we've seen in this pandemic. We have 396 new hospitalizations. 33 new ICU admissions that have been reported in the last 24 hours, Sadly, were also reporting today, Eddie. Two deaths. Have been reported to us in the last 24 hours. S O the Numbers. Obviously, you're grim. I want to go now and look at Chart that we've been putting up for a few months. And this is the chart All idiot county ranked by highest occurrence. And what you'll see. Holmes County is the lowest Um The bad news is that Holmes County itself, even though it's the lowest is almost three times what the CDC calls high rated incident rate. I consent rate of covert. So it means all these counties are blue. It doesn't matter where you are. It is very, very high. We'll talk about this in a moment, but This is short is an excellent chart for you Look at To see what the danger is in your county. If it's a larger county, you could break it down by zip code. You can see what the danger is in that inside that zip code because what it shows is how many confirmed cases there have been In the last 14 days, so it's not historical is not two months ago. What's going on in your county? Or your ship code. Whatever you're looking at. In the last Two weeks. And they're measured so that you're comparing basically concentration of it. So you go. Here, Eric. Let's look at the top 20. You go from Holmes County That was at the bottom. Dark county is, unfortunately now the top a little over 11 1100 cases per 100,000 the last two weeks, which simply means that's 11 times. The highest 11 Times High incident rate spread. And so if you're looking at, you know where you need to vote you most concerned that is probably the best indicator because that tells how widespread it is right now. In in your county. Let me now go. Continue our discussion about hospitals. Let's go to Dr Andy Thomas. Dr. Thomas,.

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"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on WTVN

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01:43 min | 2 years ago

"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on WTVN

"Let's get the big story with Jack crumbling. Thank you. Blazer. Medical experts are continuing their warnings about coronavirus overwhelming the hospital system. The realities. Hospitals are making difficult decisions about the Laing care maybe non emergent non urgent care, But it's scary that might make someone after a surgery end up in the ice you a lot of hospitals or delaying those surgeries because they can't afford to have their eyes should be overtaxed. Dr. Andy Thomas with OS use Wexner Medical Center. In a briefing this afternoon, Governor DeWine also spoke with several nurses who talked about what they've been seeing. We've had the work to triage our beds to make space for the patients on break sure that we have enough room for them and Includes medical surgical and I see you, but, um Really a hard thing to watch. Stacy Morris Works at Akron General New cases in Ohio were under the three week average today, but new hospitalizations in the last 24 hours again or above average over 5000 hospital patients have tested positive for covert 19 quarter of Ohio's total ICU beds are occupied by a covert 19 positive patient. AMC theaters announcing its Lennox Town center, Cineplex has permanently closed no official reason given but theaters or an industry that have been hit particularly hard in the pandemic. Southern Ohio leader is dealing with Cove it CYO to County Commissioner Mike Crabtree is in the hospital commissioners shared the news of his condition online over the weekend with a Facebook page asking people to pray for Crabtree, saying he's fighting for his life. Senator DeWine in today's briefing, also called for people to pray for Crabtree and all those in the hospital dealing with covert 19 Road crews say they're ready for central Ohio to see.

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"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on WTVN

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03:25 min | 2 years ago

"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on WTVN

"For a couple of days. We still have the problem. We talk to you about the other day, which is an urgent testing. There is now about 15,000 of these backed up, we estimate and that's an estimate about 3/4 of those were all a bit late be cleared in because many of those are good number of those are anti body. Come together in the system, he says. Hospitalizations are on the rise as well with over 1000 covert 19 patients in the ICU across the state doctors also warning against large gatherings later this week for the holiday with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up the ability to make sure that you're keeping within your bubble. People that have been saved, if if you have family coming over, Hopefully they've been quarantining themselves away from others for 14 days prior to coming to your house, That's the best practice to make sure that they are bringing their whole bubble with them and anything that might be unsafe. Dr. Andy Thomas is with those whose Wexner Medical Center, he says hospitalizations are also going up in central Ohio. With the number of vaccine candidates coming close to the finish line, Dr Anthony Fauci warned Monday of negative consequences. If states start doing their own reviews, Stanford for professor of emergency medicine doctor Shashank, Ravi says if the often of another party may increase support, as long as the states don't delay the release of these vaccines. I don't see a downside to additional review of the data. I think it can help getting more and more individuals onboard that these vaccines are safe. Our youth. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases in Children are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics says there are more than 144,000 new cases in American Children last week. That means kids now account for 11% of the Over 12. Million confirmed cases of the virus in the U. S. President elect Joe Biden come formally start the transition process take over as president in two months, Emily Murphy, head of the General Services Administration, wrote a letter to the president elect, freeing up millions of dollars for the transfer of power. Murphy claims she was not pressured by anyone in the executive branch with regard to the substance and timing of her decision, though she did say she received thousands of phone and online threats in an effort to coerce her into making the move prematurely. On Twitter. President Trump is vowing to keep up the good fight as legal challenges play out while thanking Murphy for steadfast dedication and loyalty to our country. Rachel Sutherland. Fox is Senator Rob Portman, joining a growing group of Republicans calling for President Trump to accept the results of the 2020 election apartment, wrote an op ed yesterday, saying no Proof Advance front would be enough to change the results of the election. Former Ohio Governor John Kasich also spoke Monday criticizing fellow Republicans have not publicly acknowledged Biden's victory. It's hard to choose just one word to describe 2020. That's why Oxford Dictionary picked dozens, calling this an unprecedented year terms relating to the pandemic dominated, including Corona virus lockdown, social distancing, reopening and super spreader. Also making the list bushfire impeachment acquittal. Black lives matter. Malin canceled culture and Net zero Last year's word of the year was climate emergency and toxic was chosen in 2018. I'm at Madison Huge radio 6 10 telling you TVN sports this park I updated service. Anthony Thomas Chocolate Buckeyes, Ohio State of Illinois Saturday in the Sinai announcing yesterday that they will allow parents from both teams to be in attendance. Buckeye parents remember last week due to the stay at home advisory could not be at the Indiana game. Meanwhile, Ryan.

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04:08 min | 2 years ago

"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on WTVN

"Spokesperson, saying he passed away at his home on Manhattan's Upper East Side last night. Born in 1927, Dinkins was the first and on Lee African American to date to lead the nation's largest city. And dreams of Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy traded in for selfishness and callousness that stinkin speaking at the National Press Club in 1990, Rudy Giuliani defeated Thinking's Dinkins after just one term in the 1993 mayoral race. David Dinkins was 93 years old. The Trump administration is finally cleared the way for the Biden presidential transition. Finally ascertaining the president elect 20 days after the election, president elect bite and now moving forward, introducing six Cabinet nominees, many of them making history, Janet Yellen. Have confirmed will be the first woman to serve his Treasury secretary and Alejandro. My orcas would become the first Latino and first immigrant to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Still, President Trump's lawyers insist the fight for the White House will go on. The point of this, of course, is to get to fair and accurate results because the election was stolen, and President Trump won by a landslide. Here's another sign that things are sinking in at the White House that Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, issued a new memo saying the administration will ensure a smooth transfer of power. NBC's Elizabeth Scholesy on the coronavirus New high He's in the Los Angeles area, and strict new rules could be next. L. A county reporting over 6100 New Cove. It 19 cases on Monday, an all time record Today L. A county supervisors will meet to talk about a new stay at home order that could impact the 10. Million residents who live in the county health director Dr Barber for air announces people here should not have Thanksgiving with anybody outside of their household. Even outdoors. We strongly recommend that you only celebrate the holiday. With people from your household and that you not gather at all. It's a B C's Alex Stone. You're listening to ABC News. Level three at news radio 6 10 w TVs, traffic and weather mornings and afternoons on NewsRadio. 6 10 W T V. N C. R Your Tuesday is going now. Here's Johnny Hill Right now. Downtown. Traffic does just fine at the moment. Scott. However, we've got a large accident. Several police and fire just arriving on scene of an accident. 33 west at 2 70 done on the Southeast side and in fact Both directions of 33 west are being closed at this time. If you're coming up 33 west off of Hamilton Road, you'll be forced to get off on 2 to 70 north. You could take it up to 70 70 west back to 33 years. Your detour. If you're going 33 eastbound, you've been forced to get off onto a 2 70 north as well. Give that takeover. Take it over to a Hamilton take to 70 north up to a Hamilton road head back down to 33 from there or use Alan Creek to Williams Road back over to Hamilton and 33. Once again 33 closed in both directions to 70 down on the Southeast side. Traffic and weather together, Powered by temp star and customary on Johnny Hilla, NewsRadio, 16 W. TV and your ABC six first warning weather from meteorologist and your book, Michael. Will be cloudy and cool today. A few showers also possible this afternoon. The high gets up to 45 degrees. It's cool. Stay on the seven day forecast. Mostly cloudy tonight below 39 more rain and showers tomorrow little bit breezy and a high at 55 for Thanksgiving cloudy. Still a few showers possible high of 54 whether is powered by the basement doctor right now, partly cloudy 31 in western Gil 32 at your severe weather station news radio 6 10 w T v N. Another new record for Corona virus cases in a single day in the state of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine reported nearly 12,000 new cases Monday, but add that there were two hospitals that have delayed their reports until Monday. The point is that we're in a very high Certainly a very historically high high level, and we hope in the matter of the next few days to get all this cleared out, so we'll give you the exact numbers each and every day. The wine ads. The spike in cases is having an impact on Ohio's healthcare system, Dr Andy Thomas that the issues Wexner Medical Center talked about how it's spreading in Southern and Southeast Ohio. What's very different this time around compared to the spring or even the summer surge is how this is Fred really throughout the state. Both regions seven and Region eight today are either at or within a.

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"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

03:10 min | 2 years ago

"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"That he loves so very, very much. Also. Stepchildren, Sarah Ah and Alex. Let me also talk about Peppe Flanagan. Pat died yesterday. Lawyer in Dayton, partner with Flanagan, Lieberman, Hoffman and Swaim. Provided me with the good counsel many, many times over the years. Chairman of the Montgomery County Montgomery County Republican Party for a number of years, member of the Republican State Central Committee. Amazing trial lawyer Hey, and my friend Bill skank would would team up. I was quite quite a pair. You say this about Pat Pat with someone that When I was trying cases, you know he would love to try a case with him, but, uh, it'll also just to be almost as much fun to be trying a case against him. Ah, hey, was a fun guy. Hey, was very good at his his craft. And our mission very, very much. We send our condolences, friend. I do, too. Why Florence son, Chris Ah, and his daughter, Anne. Let me start today with Dr Andy Thomas. He's joining us by Skype doctor. Andrew Thomas, chief clinical officer at OS You Wexner Medical Center, and he's been advising me my team throughout this pandemic. He was involved in helping us develop our public health advisory system. That color code Ah, that you're now seeing every week that we talk about. And, uh, Dr Thomas. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate it very, very much. I appreciate your time and Don't you talk a little bit? Because we're going to be talking later in this press conference about the color code and what the changes are every week we're gonna announce the changes, usually on Thursday. Ah, no, no. The data team went over the data yesterday and into today. Uh, but before we show everyone what changes that have been? I wonder if you could just describe for us. Ah. How this system works. You have seven indicators. How did that all come about? Thank you, Governor for the opportunity, Teo be here today to be involved in the process. I think the a couple of important messages in summary about the public health advisory system one would be what you just mentioned. It's not based on any one single metric It's based on a group of metrics that when you look at the trajectory of each and every metric, you see a trend that will for anyone geographic area of the state provided early warning that there are issues related to cope in 19 that need to get the attention of either local healthcare providers. Local businesses, local schools really the population in general, It's not meant to be a grade. It's not meant to be any sort of anything beyond.

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12:48 min | 2 years ago

"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on WTVN

"A dark dramatic measure and I thought maybe that would be the most dramatic measure we would need to take and clearly it that feels like an eternity ago we've we've come so far it just in the last twelve fourteen days I also will start my remarks by observing that I was as I do every morning I was reading the Wall Street journal and I was so proud of that commentary from a columnist this morning in the journal who really loud at our governor and called him out individually as one of the true leaders in the nation doing a great job for our state I called him prescient at one point but I do really I am very very grateful for all of the great leadership that governor to wind and his team have offered to this difficult situation well one of the things I think that's happened over the last couple weeks since the original announcement as the public's understanding of the gravity of the situation has increased and I would like to observe that I share the public's concern as doctor acting pointed out but what I want is for the public to share my optimism that while this is a difficult situation the health care infrastructure in the state of Ohio is quite strong so you have read across the state many hospitals very large systems and and small hospitals alike have announced that they are delaying procedures that can safely be delayed and the chair elect of the OHA is the president of university Cincinnati health Dr Rick Lofgren and he always observes when we talk about that issue is that the public should fully understand that those procedures are are being delayed not because hospitals are unsafe places to be they're being delayed because of the importance of allocating resources in a way that allows us to focus on priority cases and so that is something that we need to consistently and constantly kind of remind ourselves at the Ohio hospital association we deployed a process whereby we asked some of the foremost experts in the state and throughout the country how we could establish guardrails between which our hospitals could operate so that they can apply some guidelines consistently throughout the state from community to community from system to system and I think what we what that resulted in some very very credible guidelines that hospitals will follow no matter if you're in Toledo or Dayton or anywhere in the state we also consulted kind of a learning organizations like the American college of surgeons and other groups that that have given a great deal of scholarly attention to how policies like this should look as a matter of routine hospital leaders regularly evaluate situations and contingency plans because unique situations if you just think about the reading the local media from time to time unique situations pop up somewhat regularly it wasn't that long ago the hospitals in Ohio we're dealing with tornadoes it was just a couple years ago that Lancaster was dealing with the botulism a situation so hospitals are regularly kind of pressure testing their own infrastructure for their community to make sure that they are capable of surging wind that needs to occur and relaxing back when that search can safely relax back every year in Ohio hospitals there are thirty six million encounters with Ohio hospitals throughout the state and at the Ohio hospital association we have data on all of them and we can deploy that data to kind of do analytics and figure out some proper public policies and I'll make some proper observations about where where things are likely to occur the situation today is that hospitals in our state are about a little less than seventy five percent I could pass city impatient wise which is about normal for this time of year at the end often it's a little heavier this time of year because of influenza and weak so that is to say that we can safely search another twenty five percent without doing anything extraordinary at all let me give you an example I was talking to a hospital leader just earlier today who right now staffs for about sixty beds in his hospital and without much effort he could search that to ninety beds he has the ability the the room said he could open and the infrastructure to to search from sixty to ninety last night his impatient count was in the low fifties so essentially he could add an additional thirty without doing anything particularly extraordinary but if he and other hospitals throughout the state did need to take extraordinary measures there are those options I want to give you just a couple of examples hospitals have been for example the in discussion with local nursing homes where you might be able to have either a wing of a nursing home or a a building that is owned by a nursing home that I could accept a certain number of non infectious patients safely where those patients could safely be cared for so you're essentially turning a section of a nursing home in two an area that could provide toward more traditional hospital services what that would do is open up the more traditional hospital building for surge ability in case they had a covert nineteen or other patients that required hospital care we have hospitals throughout our state who have talked to local hotels they could actually re deploy a floor of a hotel to see to bring in non infectious patients who can safely be cared for in a hotel and again freeing up space in the more traditional hospital I have talked to hospital leaders throughout our state who have been in communication with their local leaders to talk about reopening hospitals that have recently closed if we need to do that that's something we could do those are in many cases appropriate buildings to to open up and I could do various things that would be helpful we have thirty three critical access hospitals in our state and traditionally those hospitals are limited by federal law to have only twenty five dads and have only a ninety six hour stay the federal government has already relax that rule so we can surge into critical access hospitals beyond twenty five beds with stays longer than ninety six hours if you go to the several hospitals throughout our state today you will maybe see tents outside the E. R. and those are being and that one hospital leader called that a respiratory waiting room typically that is an area of the hospital that has been set up in the last few days to essentially do triage to do an assessment of the patient and and a safer area so they can tell whether this patient needs to proceed more into the traditional emergency department and maybe into the hospital or if they could be safely cared for outside of the hospital so that when you drive by hospital today and you see tents going up I just wanted you to have some familiarity with what's happening in that tent this speaking of creativity ours our son Thomas is a junior at the university of Dayton and he is I'm probably enjoying a little bit the extra time off from at university of Dayton although I have to put a shot shout out to the flyers who I feel terribly sorry for about their basketball season but your health is partnered with university of Dayton so now you D. arena instead of saying a basketball game you might see safe testing going on and that is because they wanted to do that off site from the hospital so there's a lot of innovation and creativity being offered to the health care infrastructure right now to make sure that we can safely prepare for a surge that we believe we will need to be prepared for and with that I will turn it over to Dr Andy Thomas to provide more detail around the process that we went through and what that process resulted in in terms of elective procedures thank you thank you Mike I'm Eddie Thomas chief clinical officer from the house the university Wexner Medical Center I have a pleasure to represent the medical advisory group from the OHA that's been working with the governor's office over the past couple of weeks as Mike said we worked really on some direction they came from the American college of surgeons the U. S. Surgeon General and what we're seeing going on in the state of Washington and now in the state of New York and other states to try and get ahead of the curve is doctor act and has been explaining to us now for a few weeks the group the medical advisory group put together a group of surgical leaders from our hospitals across the state to work to determine what cases would be safe to delay either surgeries or procedures and how could we provide guidance that could be used uniformly across the state so that we're not creating any problem by solving one and we don't want to harm any patients who need surgery but we want to be able to define it which cases could be safely delayed so that they could be done two weeks four weeks six weeks from now with no harm to the patient so our group has worked over the last over the last week to put together a set of principles that have been agreed to by the hospital so she should board and then shared with the governor's office in the state about how we'll proceed basically two weeks what we did is create criteria to make something not elective we kind of try to define what is elective or try to define what is not elective and we chose the latter so the way that we will define things that are not elective our surgery or procedure that is life saving a surgery or procedure that preserves the function of an organ or preserves a limb for a patient a surgery that will reduce the risk of metastasis or progression of disease for cancer or other condition.

"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

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"dr. andy thomas" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Thank you Dr actin and governor to wine you know at my office is right across the street from here and as I was walking over to this conference I contemplated the same thing the governor started his comments with and that is it was barely two weeks ago that the governor made his announcement about the Arnold and I can remember thinking that a it was the right thing to do but it was such a dark dramatic measure and I thought maybe that would be the most dramatic measure we would need to take and clearly it that feels like an eternity ago we we come so far it just in the last twelve fourteen days I also will start my remarks by observing that I was as I do every morning I was reading the Wall Street journal and I was so proud of that commentary from a columnist this morning in the journal who really loud at our governor and called him out individually as one of the true leaders in the nation doing a great job for our state called him prescient at one point but I do really I am very very grateful for all of the great leadership that governor to wind and his team have offered to this difficult situation well one of the things I think that's happened over the last couple weeks since the original announcement as the public's understanding of the gravity of the situation has increased and I would like to observe that I share the public's concern as doctor acting pointed out but what I want is for the public to share my optimism that while this is a difficult situation the health care infrastructure in the state of Ohio is quite strong so you have read across the state many hospitals very large systems and and small hospitals alike have announced that they are delaying procedures that can safely be delayed and the chair elect of the OHA is the president of university Cincinnati health Dr Rick locker and and he always observes when we talk about that issue is that the public should fully understand that those procedures are are being delayed not because hospitals are unsafe places to be they're being delayed because of the importance of allocating resources in a way that allows us to focus on priority cases and so that is something that we need to consistently and constantly kind of remind ourselves at the Ohio hospital association we deployed a process whereby we asked some of the foremost experts in the state and throughout the country what the hell we could establish guardrails between which our hospitals could operate so that they can apply some guidelines consistently throughout the state from community to community from system to system and I think what we what that resulted in some very very credible guidelines that hospitals will follow no matter if you're in Toledo or Dayton or anywhere in the state we also consulted kind of learn IT organizations like the American college of surgeons and other groups that that have given a great deal of scholarly attention to help policies like this should look as a matter of routine hospital leaders regularly evaluate situations and contingency plans because unique situations if you just think about the reading the local media from time to time unique situations pop up somewhat regularly it wasn't that long ago the hospitals in Ohio we're dealing with tornadoes it was just a couple years ago that Lancaster was dealing with the botulism a situation so hospitals are regularly kind of pressure testing their own infrastructure for their community to make sure that they are capable of surging wind that needs to occur and relaxing back when that search can safely relax back every year in Ohio hospitals there are thirty six million encounters with Ohio hospitals throughout the state and at the Ohio hospital association we have data on all of them and we can deploy that data to kind of do analytics and figure out some proper public policies and make some proper observations about where where things are likely to occur the situation today is that hospitals in our state are about a little less than seventy five percent at capacity in patient wise which is about normal for this time of year at the often it's a little heavier this time of year because of influenza and weak so that is to say that we can safely search another twenty five percent without doing anything extraordinary at all let me give you an example I was talking to a hospital leader just earlier today who right now staffs for about sixty beds in his hospital and without much effort he could surge that ten ninety beds he has the ability the the room said he could open and the infrastructure to to search from sixty to ninety last night his impatient count was in the low fifties so essentially he could add an additional thirty without doing anything particularly extraordinary but if he and other hospitals throughout the state did need to take extraordinary measures there are those options I want to give you just a couple of examples hospitals have been for example that in discussion with local nursing homes where you might be able to have either a wing of a nursing home or a a building that is owned by a nursing home that I could accept a certain number of non infectious patients safely where those patients could safely be cared for so you're essentially turning a section of a nursing home in two an area that could provide toward more traditional hospital services what that would do is open up the more traditional hospital building for surge ability in case they had a covert nineteen or other patients that required hospital care we have hospitals throughout our state who have talked to local hotels they could actually re deploy a floor of a hotel to see to bring in non infectious patients who can safely be cared for in a hotel bring in non infectious patients who can safely be cared for in a hotel and again freeing up space in the more traditional hospital I have talked to hospital leaders throughout our state who have been in communication with their local K. leaders to talk about reopening hospitals that have recently closed if we need to do that that's something we could do those are in many cases appropriate buildings to to open up and I could do various things that would be helpful we have thirty three critical access hospitals in our state and traditionally those hospitals are limited by federal law to have only twenty five beds and have only a ninety six hour stay the federal government has already relax that rule so we can search into critical access hospitals beyond twenty five beds with stays longer than ninety six hours if you go to the several hospitals throughout our state today you will maybe see tents outside the E. R. and those are being and that one hospital leader called that a respiratory waiting room typically that is an area of the hospital that has been set up in the last few days to essentially do triage to do an assessment of a patient and a safer area so they can tell whether this patient needs to proceed more into the traditional emergency department and maybe into the hospital or if they could be safely cared for outside of the hospital so that when you drive by hospital today and you see tents going up I just wanted you to have some familiarity with what's happening in that tent speaking of creativity ours our son Thomas is a junior at the university of Dayton and he is I'm probably enjoying a little bit the extra time off from at university of Dayton although I have to put a shot shout out to the flyers who I feel terribly sorry for about their basketball season but your health is partnered with university of Dayton so now you D. arena instead of seeing a basketball game you might see safe testing going on and that is because they wanted to do that off site from the hospital so there is a lot of innovation and creativity being offered to the health care infrastructure right now to make sure that we can safely prepare for a surge that we believe we will need to be prepared for and with that I will turn it over to Dr Andy Thomas to provide more detail around the process that we went through and what that process resulted in in terms of elective procedures thank you thank you Mike M. A. N. D. Thomas chief clinical officer from the house the university Wexner Medical Center I have a pleasure to represent the medical advisory group from the OHA that's been working with the governor's office over the past couple of weeks as Mike said we worked really on some direction it came from the American college of surgeons the U. S. Surgeon General and what we're seeing going on in the state of Washington and now in the state of New York and other states to try and get ahead of the curve is doctor acting has been explaining to us now for a few weeks the group the medical advisory group put together a group of surgical leaders from our hospitals across the state to work to determine what cases would be safe to delay either surgeries or procedures and how could we provide guidance that could be used uniformly across the state so that we're not creating any problem by solving one and we don't want to harm any patients who need surgery but we want to be able to define which cases could be safely delayed so that they could be done two weeks four weeks six weeks from now with no harm to the patient so our group has worked over the last over the last week to put together a set of principles that have been agreed to by the hospital so she should board and then shared with the governor's office in the state about how we'll proceed basically two weeks what we did is create criteria to make something not elective we kind of try to define what is elective or try to define what is not elective and we chose the latter so the way that we will define things that are not elective our surgery or procedure that is life saving a surgery or procedure that preserves the function of an organ or preserves a limb for a patient a surgery that will reduce the risk of metastasis or progression of disease for cancer or other condition and a surgery that will reduce the risk of progression to severe symptoms for the patient so we want to make sure that anything that fits into those four categories preservation of life preservation of organs or lamb Prickett preventing progression of disease or metastasis for cancer or progression to severe symptoms anything that fits into those felt four categories will still be able to be done in a routine basis as it's been scheduled or potentially even moved up because other elective things are removed from the schedule we feel that this staff will do a number of things for us first it does help us with social distancing at the hospital fewer people in waiting rooms fewer people coming into our facilities is most likely better to reduce the spread of infection but really the goal of this is to preserve personal protective equipment that would be used in those surgeries it's also to preserve bads to preserve critical care beds or even routine hospital beds that might be taken.

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