Hospital units in the Rio Grande Valley are experiencing increasing levels of stress due to the Wuhan virus pandemic.
On June 30, 2020, Hidalgo County, Texas recorded its largest increase in Wuhan virus cases.
According to a report from Valley Central, “Cameron County doctors say all major hospitals with COVID-19 units are full.”
“Cameron county is at 131% capacity, we went from being at 71% percent of COVID-19 beds to 131% percent, so overcapacity,” declared Dr. James Castillo of the Cameron County Health Authority.
Data from the Hidalgo County Wuhan virus dashboard indicated that the number of people hospitalized exceeded the number of beds available.
Both counties are under “Level 1 Emergency”. In other words, they are at maximum capacity and can request outside help.
“Right now people are waiting a long time, unfortunately, some people are leaving without receiving care and that’s always a huge concern,” commented one doctor at the Cameron County press conference, on June 30.
Additionally, Valley hospitals are understaffed.
“Yes, you have this room, but we still need doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, I need them to come to work and if they’re getting sick, which is what we are seeing, then we’re in a bigger deficit, so we have to bring nurses from other areas, pay them much more money to get them here for budgets we did not account for,” stated Ambrioso Hernandez, a medical doctor and the mayor of Pharr.
Around 400 nurses have been assigned to hospitals across the Valley area.
“Some of these nurses came from New York City, so they have been in the fire, they have been in the trenches and now they get to bring that experience and expertise to the Rio Grande Valley to help with this crisis we’re dealing with,” another doctor remarked at the press conference.
Todd Bensman, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, believes that border crossers may largely explain this late surge in cases at the border with Mexico
He tweeted “It’s official. Texas border hospitals are over-capacity with covid patients. This story, like most, omits reference to the fact that covid refugees are flooding in from Mexico, though CNN reported this to be true.”
Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review came to a similar conclusion in a recent piece.
The U.S. has to get serious about border security.
The Republican Party needs take the lead on this issue or run the risk of becoming politically irrelevant.
GOA Endorses Based Pro-Second Amendment Black Man for North Carolina Lieutenant Governor
On August 4, 2020, Gun Owners of America (GOA) announced that it endorsed Mark Robinson for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina.
Tim Macy, chairman of Gun Owners of America, declared, “We all remember the impassioned speech given by Mr. Robinson at the Greensboro City Council meeting. His ‘I’m the majority’ speech reverberated across the country, and launched Mr. Robinson down a path of advocating for and defending the Second Amendment on a national scale.”
Macy added, “Mark Robinson, who is a GOA life member, has promised to give ‘not one inch on the Second Amendment,’ and to defend our God-given right to keep and bear arms. GOA is glad to be able to support him in taking this position to the North Carolina State Government.”
Robinson made a name for himself by giving a powerful speech against the Greensboro City Council’s attempt to cancel a gun show in 2018 following the Parkland shooting, which sparked a massive wave of gun control across the nation.
Robinson’s valiant defense of the Second Amendment in this instance turned him into a national icon and is likely going to propel him to victory in the 2020 General Election.
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