From the Laconia Daily Sun:
The hospital was struggling with a high debt load and major revenue issues before the pandemic, which exacerbated its problems as elective surgeries and other profit-driving procedures had to be canceled to prepare for an expected surge of COVID-19 patients.
The “expected surge” must be based on the doomsday scenarios from modeling, which thus far have massively overestimated the impact of Coronavirus.
Today, for example, the Murray Model predicts 4 additional coronavirus deaths in New Hampshire … for a total of 19 … and 61 additional hospitalizations … for a total of 508 occupied beds. DHHS at this point has not updated its website. Yesterday’s #’s – 5 total deaths and 73 cumulative hospitalizations.
Maybe we should start rescheduling the elective surgeries and the procedures that were cancelled in anticipation of the doomsday scenarios … and get those people who were just furloughed back to work.
Unlikely. That would mean admitting the modeling we are using is wrong.