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I am an ICU specialist in a small town.

Coronavirus is not quite like flu, but it is indeed very dangerous for the elderly or for the sick. Many people in their 80s will die, but most of us will probably be fine.

If you are 70 years old and receive Coronavirus, you have a really good chance of survival. If I have a bed for you.

If you are 60 and have a heart attack, you have a really good chance of survival. If I have a bed for you.

If you are 50 years old and need bowel cancer surgery, you have a really good chance of survival. If I have a bed for you.

If you are 40 and you have a bad car accident, you have a really good chance of survival. If I have a bed for you.

If you are 30 and have terrible pre-eclampsia as a complication of pregnancy, you have a really good chance of survival. If I have a bed for you.

If you are twenty years old and you have a bad reaction to a party drug, you have a really good chance of survival. If I have a bed for you.

I have 7 beds equipped with life support machines. We have a plan to increase to around 25. Getting more isn’t a question or more equipment or more money, that bit is easy. There is not enough qualified staff, although we all do double shifts every day for six months (and probably will).

If 50% of my city becomes infected, it is 75,000 people. If 5% of them need life support (which is the estimate), there are 3750 people. For 25 beds.

And then I may not have a bed for you.

So it’s up to you to flatten the curve. Wash your hands. Stay home.

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