To cope with this thrust, some adult patients in intensive care are treated at the children’s hospital of Texas in Houston, the fourth largest city in the country.
“Just like that – Houston, we, the pediatricians of Texas Children’s Hospital, will now begin to see adult patients “, pediatrician tweeted Shubhada Hooli. “I’m ready to take on the challenge, but we need your help. #WearAMask and stay home. I guess it is time to pull out my hammer reflex giraffe… ”
Adult patients for children’s hospital to be treated for serious health problems, including Covid-19. Those who are positive for the disease are being treated in an isolation unit special.
“Texas Children’s is committed to provide additional capabilities through the intensive care and acute care beds on our campus hospital to support pediatric patients and adults,” said the hospital in a press release.
In response to the hospital admitting of adult, his / her chair, endowed in tropical paediatrics, Dr. Peter Hotez, tweeted: “We knew that this day would come, I thought I may be later this summer or this fall, but the exponential increase is arriving a little early. ”
The Texas medical center in Houston, often referred to as the largest medical center in the world, showed that its beds in the ICU were at 97% of their normal capacity. The hospital has a maximum capacity of nearly 1 000 icu beds additional active its plans for public health emergencies.
The outbreak of the case in Texas and the increase in hospitalizations has been accompanied by a higher rate of positive tests. These are indicators that do not increase simply because more people are tested.
The head of the hospital system methodist Houston, Dr. Marc Boom, wrote Friday in an e-mail to employees: “We seem to be on the point of switch. ”
In the email, seen by the Texas Tribune, the Boom continued: “If the number of new cases was increasing too rapidly, this would call into question our ability to treat patients Covid-19 and non-Covid-19.”
Texas was one of the first States to reopen, and this has prompted Donald Trump to praise the leadership of Abbott in the State during the pandemic. At a meeting at the White House in may, the president stated about Abbott: “I rely on his judgment.”
In the Face of criticism that the Texas reopened too quickly, Abbott had insisted on the fact that the State could contain new outbreaks. But the growing number of cases prompted him to reverse course.
Abbott has tightened the restrictions of the lock-in Tuesday – a day after declaring that Texas would remain “wide open for business”.
“We want to ensure that everything in the world reinforces the best safe practices of wearing a mask, disinfection of the hands, maintaining a safe distance, but above all, because the spread is so endemic at this time, there was never a reason for you having to leave your home, “Abbott said Tuesday at the information station local KBTX-TV. “At least you don’t need to go out, the safest place for you is in you. “