New York Announces Change to Reporting on Covid-19 Hospitalizations

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The state of New York is adjusting how it will report Covid-19 hospitalization rates as the infectious omicron variant sweeps through the Empire State. Background: New York has experienced some of the highest Covid-19 hospitalization rates since the beginning of the pandemic. The reporting associated with hospitalization rates raised some eyebrows when patients would be admitted to hospitals for non-Covid related issues but then test positive and add to the hospitalization rate. What Happened: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says now hospitals must disclose if that patient was admitted for Covid-19 symptoms or for another issue. “So we’re looking at a critical moment, but we’re going to start asking some questions. We talked about the hospitalizations. I have always wondered, we’re looking at the hospitalizations of people testing positive in a hospital,” Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday. “Is that person in the hospital because of COVID or did they show up there and are routinely tested and showing positive and they may have been asymptomatic or even just had the sniffles.” “Someone is in a car accident, they go to the emergency room, they test positive for COVID while they’re there. They’re not there being treated for COVID.” (per Fox News) “I just want to always be honest with New Yorkers about how bad this is. Yes, the sheer numbers of people infected are high, but I want to see whether or not the hospitalizations correlate with that,” she said. What Republicans: Recently, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also pushed for a similar move in the Sunshine State. “I think that’s an important distinction to make when you have a variant like omicron which is much more widespread,” DeSantis said. “You are going to have people who get into a car accident and go into the emergency room. They’re swabbing everybody, and you’re going to have people that have incidental positives.” (per Fox News)

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SteveB
SteveB
4 months ago

It’s all about the Benjamins! Money gets in the way of doing the RIGHT thing nearly every time!

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
4 months ago

I went in with a gall stone and tested positive, even though I had no symptoms. And this was with Delta. So, I became a corona virus statistic, and reported as such to the health agencies.

Allen
Allen
4 months ago

It is New York State, who gives a dang?

Karen Monfea
Karen Monfea
4 months ago
Reply to  Allen

Maybe the people who live in New York State

clara barton
clara barton
4 months ago
Reply to  Karen Monfea

Thank you, Karen! This Constitutional Conservative lives under Dem press, Dem President, Dem governor, Dem Mayor, and Dem City Coucilmembers who just voted to give 800,000 non-citizezns the right to vote in NYC elections!!! It’s like living in kindergarten.

Lloyd
Lloyd
4 months ago
Reply to  clara barton

No different than California.

Tim Thomas
Tim Thomas
4 months ago
Reply to  clara barton

Please move help win in swing states or make red states reder thanks

clara barton
clara barton
4 months ago
Reply to  Karen Monfea

And if the Trumptrain is waiting to approve hy statemenet below, I’m wondering who’s driving the Trumptrain!

Grace
Grace
4 months ago
Reply to  Karen Monfea

No, they are all sheep.

Casey
Casey
4 months ago

The only thing I have not determined yet is whether it is STUPIDITY or CORRUPTION that is the defining characteristic of people who call themselves DEMOCRATS.

NYCGUY
NYCGUY
4 months ago
Reply to  Casey

Thanks for posting this. There should be a study to determine why the people ALWAYS vote for the Democratic candidate. My guess is that it’s stupidity over corruption, but I certainly can be proven wrong

Grace
Grace
4 months ago
Reply to  Casey

There is a capitol DEMOCRAT in their DNA

Milli
Milli
4 months ago
Reply to  Casey

I think it’s corruption. They’re not stupid only want you to think they are.

Micala
Micala
4 months ago

Did the New York hospitals ever think that the reason their patients (non-Covid patients) may be testing Positive is because their testing system is infected instead of sterile??? Duh people!
OR
AGAIN, someone is trying to make the infection rate be MUCH MUCH HIGHER SO THEY CAN GET MORE PEOPLE TO GET THEIR POISONOUS VAXXES????

They did this during the height of Covid infections and NO ONE KNEW IF THE PATIENT WAS ACTUALLY IN THE HOSPITALS FOR AN INJURY OR IF THEY WERE INFECTED WITH COVID — BOTH PATIENTS WERE RECORDED AS A “COVID PATIENT” which threw the real numbers off considerably!!

This woman 👩 s trying to make sure who is really sick with Covid and who came with an injury! The REAL NUMBERS NEED TO BE KNOWN because;
1). The latest variant OMNICRON is 4th generation mutation and is nothing but a cold with sniffles and maybe a sore throat which doesn’t require Hospital care!!
2). If the hospital keeps showing Covid infections in injured patients, then perhaps that HOSPITAL NEEDS TO REVISE THEIR STERILE PROTOCOLS BECAUSE IT IS “INFECTING” IT’S PATIENTS WITH OMNICRON OR ANOTHER VARIANT OF COVID! This Is a huge possibility especially with the low numbers of working medical in hospitals today!

THIS Covid NIGHTMARE MUST BE ENDED BECAUSE PEOPLE NEED TO GET BACK TO NORMAL LIVES!! The present deluded democrat administration has only created more and more division in our Nation and is mentally incapable of fixing those chasm they have created! It’s time that Biden steps down and is replaced with an intelligent American-loving man to fix and guide our nation back to a solid foundation!
OR WE ARE GOING TO LOSE AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT!!
W A K E. U P A M E R I C A N S…America as you know it has become the target for elitists who want to change our existence!!

MN Old Goat
MN Old Goat
4 months ago

The only reason the dems are trying to quiet the panic is the upcoming election. They don’t want to get voted out

Jamey
Jamey
4 months ago

This stupid Bi-ch of a governor knows VERY well what is happening in the NY hospitals, and doesn’t give a damn! She doesn’t care because such lying reporting by the hospitals furthers the Democrat Party’s goal of keeping the entire country in great fear, so that people will continue to look to the various government entities to take care of them like children – much like parents used to do. And when their Constitutional rights suddenly disappear, they will not notice and continue to give the government dictatorship the benefit of the doubt.

SDOFAZ
4 months ago

Ya all mean they are not saying every death is covid for a change? Dah! Dimwit nitwit enclaves are prolific at lying and reporting honestly just is not in their play book. So look for the trend to continue. At first the reported honestly maybe for a month or so. Then they stacked the deck. What can anyone expect for such liars. Reform? No on their lives!

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