- May 1, 2005
- First Name
I thought the same thing until my Dad's cousin recently passed away from it. I think most people will know someone directly or indirectly that will die from it in the next 6 months. Right now two area hospitals (Palos and Silver Cross) are at capacity. It's bad. We're adding 12k cases a day in Illinois, so over a week even if you extrapolate a 2% hospitalization rate you run out of hospitals beds pretty quick. They'll probably renew the FEMA plan pretty soon, encourage stay-at-home, then go to semi lockdown around Thanksgiving. I don't think we'll see a full lockdown like NYC had...everyone left NYC.
That becomes the issue. So many people walk through it with little to no issues/symptoms but then you hear about a friend of a friend or a family member that was basically a healthy person that gets really sick and passes away. That can really get into your head and rightfully so. Sorry for your lose @Chris Cachor