By Karen Morfitt

LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4)– The model indicates that Colorado will hit a record number of hospitalizations from the coronavirus pandemic within two weeks. As COVID-19 numbers across Colorado spike, medical professionals across the state are looking back.

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“There are things that worked earlier this year and we are going to be ready to pull those triggers if we need to again, it’s the unfortunate advantage of have of having gone through something already,” Dr. Eric Lung said.

Lung is the Chief Medical Officer at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He was working in the emergency department when COVID-19 numbers first peaked.

“We all knew there was going to be a second surge we didn’t know when it was going to happen,” he said.

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According to new models from the Colorado Department Public Health and Environment, if contacts increase over the holidays, the state could be over capacity by December.

“We are all afraid of getting to this critical point where we are going to run out of ventilators we can find space to put patients but you can’t get enough ventilators that fast if you have overrun your community with people who need it,” he said.

While he says they have their concerns and are mindful of every bed in their hospital, he is hoping we can turn things around long before patients walk through the doors.

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“I want to believe it won’t be as bad as in the spring because we have therapies, we can get patients out faster and because we are wearing masks, I have to believe in that process.”

Karen Morfitt

Comments (5)
  1. TiredOfFools says:

    We would hope that no one would ever need a ventilator. However, it’s been months since this started – if there are not enough of them, or PPE, at this point, WHY NOT?

  2. georgia says:

    Do the hospitals have the PPE that they need? I heard that we are short.

  3. Dwight Smith says:

    Kary Banks Mullis invented the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. He said it’s not suitable to diagnose disease. It’s much too sensitive, detecting any amount of DNA or RNA.

    All we have here is a Casedemic.

    Dr Claus Kohnlein calls this testing a PCR Pandemic. Stop the testing and the pandemic goes away

    1. Cornholio says:

      Stop the testing and the hospitals magically empty of COVID patients too right Dwight? This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Stop listening to that idiot Trump and let the experts handle this.

      1. Dwight Smith says:

        Has everything to do with facts. Dr Claus Kohnlein lives in Germany.

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