Who to believe now, Covid and the media in The Chat Board Posted 41 minutes ago · Report reply On the nursing boards that I’m part of, the theme has been that things are empty until they’re suddenly not. No elective surgeries, people are treating stuff at home that they used to go to the ED for. I can attest to this one. Ds had a seizure spike last week that at any other moment would have sent us in but the dr and I decided to battle it at home until we absolutely couldn’t go any further. We won but it was awful. Our little county puts up hospitalization data every day. I’ve watched it tick up one at a time. We have 17 hospitalized now. Not much compared to elsewhere but that’s with 3 weeks of shelter in place and we only had 1 hospitalized at that point. Seven deaths. I have several icu friends. It’s manageable right now staffing wise but they’re still already reusing PPE. Talked to one last night and she said they’re just bracing. It’s not the now that I’m worried about, I t’s the 2 weeks from now. I think anyone who is struggling to believe this should watch the exponential Covid video that talks about the math of this and then just track the numbers in your county and state. Compare each day to the last. When you observe the curve in real time, doing your own tracking, I think it becomes much more real than looking at someone else’s plot line of the last couple of weeks.