In the News: Are Inslee’s Claims of ‘Overwhelmed’ Medical Systems Accurate?


While nobody disputes that COVID is especially hard on elderly, compromised and other high risk persons, Gov. Inslee repeating a claim he made months ago seems suspect.

…However, when  you crunch the actual numbers (aside from alleged rising cases) such as death rates and hospitalizations it’s curious.

So, more doubt is being cast on Inslee’s claims of overwhelmed medical systems. Even GOP Senator Mike Padden Tuesday (4th District Spokane) blasted WSDOH officials and Inslee for the lockdown citing low numbers in his District. Padden even supplied these stats (as of Monday) in defense of lifting what he calls a “Draconian” statewide lockdown. According to the Spokane County Health District:

  • Less than 60% of all licensed hospital beds in Spokane Co. are occupied (Total number of beds in Spokane Co. is 1531; Total beds occupied are 907).

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