Coach, all these things are the panic preparation, not the reality. All our elective surgeries are cancelled, clinics cancelled, lab and imaging shut down too, but there is no flood of patients.
When you hear about shut downs, that doesn’t mean it’s shut down due to coronavirus illnesses. It’s the reaction to the fear. That’s what this whole conversation is about. Are we reacting without proper data? Yes. Are hospitals overreacting? Yes. Is the reaction a function of actual illness? No. Not at all in the United States. There are plenty of empty beds waiting. There are no overwhelmed hospitals,. Our hospital staff is definitely overwhelmed with hundreds of pages of new regulations that change multiple times a day. Everyone is meeting 24/7. But so far no flood.