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Williamson Medical: Every ‘critically ill’ COVID patient in hospital is unvaccinated

COVID-19 hospitalizations ‘putting pressure’ on hospital

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Williamson Medical Center

Williamson Medical Center shared on Thursday that, amid the current COVID-19 surge, it is seeing increased demand on its COVID floor and intensive care units.

The hospital reported that, as of Thursday, it had 36 COVID-19-positive patients in the hospital, 32 of whom had not received the COVID-19 vaccine. The hospital further noted that every “critically ill” COVID-19 patient was unvaccinated and every COVID-19 patient under 60 years old was unvaccinated. In the 60- to 79-year-old range, two patients were vaccinated, and in the 80- to 99-year-old range, two patients were vaccinated.

“Even though we are seeing a younger COVID positive population requiring inpatient care, especially in the unvaccinated population, a much greater percentage of current COVID inpatients are requiring advanced and mechanical methods to assist in breathing, putting pressure on the availability of equipment, staff and critical care beds to provide this care,” the hospital reported.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, Williamson County had 1,512 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, more than half of the county’s peak at 2,611 active cases in mid-January. In late June and early July, active case reports were in the single and double digits.

TDOH new case report Aug. 19

This graph from the Tennessee Department of Health shows the number of new daily cases throughout the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state also reported that, as of Wednesday, just over 52% of Williamson County residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and just over 58% have had at least one dose. The county passed the 50% threshold for partially vaccinated residents in mid-June.

“Williamson Medical Center strongly encourages the community to do their part to protect themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors by getting vaccinated, maintaining social distance and wearing a face mask in public,” the hospital further stated.

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Geneo

How many of these patients have been given Ivermectin and/or Hydroxychloroquine? Many physicians say these repurposed drugs have been very effective for the vast majority of their COVID patients, especially if administered in the early stages along with Elemental Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, etc.

sckc

Well Phil Valentine was on ivermectin and Vitamin D3 and you know how that turned out. He died parasite free.

Wam

Agree with Geneo, also anti-inflammatory drugs should be utilized. I had a bizarre case early on in Jan 2020 with no chest or nasal congestion whatsoever just severe chills, fever and body aches. Once I tried to lay flat to go to sleep the one symptom that drove me to seek medical assistance was chest tightness with shortness of breath. I could not take a deep breath. I received a shot of Toradal, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory with the generic name of Ketorolac tromethamine. I went home and went to sleep and felt ok the next day. Guess what? There has been a nationwide recall of Toradol "due to the presence of particulate matter" as stated by the FDA. It's been 8 months since the recall can they not develop more by now? It's also commonly used for kidney stones.

Also, it would be helpful if the article stated the comorbidities of those most severely ill in ICU such as A fib, COPD, Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetics Type I, etc. We cannot help our age or if we have immunodeficiency ailments. Other chronic illnesses can be helped through lifestyle changes so this information is important for the public to know as this virus may be with us and the vaccines are not proving to be completely effective. Please report complete Covid articles or don't report at all on it. Half of the facts are not enough.

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