COVID Minnesota

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The virus has impacted our lives. How about some perspective? All data came from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). There are differences in the MDH data because of different reporting dates. As of Monday, April 27 The median age was 86 70% of deaths occurred in Long Term Care Facilities or Nursing Homes 3,800 confirmed cases statewide 1,800 people (almost half) no longer need hospitalization or isolation 286 people have died of COVID-19. In contrast, MDH reported some other deaths:– 148 by influenza (since September)– 2,000 accidental deaths (including traffic)– 783 suicides (in 2017)– 384 medical mistakes (in 2018)– 675 drug overdoses (in 2017) Minnesota resources 2,638 ICU hospital beds available 932 ICU hospital beds in use (35% utilization) 3,706 ventilators available 554 ventilators in use (15% …

Senjem Update, April 7, 2020

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    April 7, 2020     Dear Friends, The covid-19 pandemic is concerning all of us in every respect. Because of the impacts of necessary preventative actions many fear for their financial futures. At difficult times like this I understand that you are looking to your state government to lead and take all actions necessary and appropriate to ensure your safety.  Please know lawmakers are absolutely committed towards combating and eradicating the dreaded covid-19 and ensuring all Minnesotans will recover from whatever hardships this unfortunate viral disease outbreak has presented. Legislators and the Governor are working together and are committed to be the kind of public servants you expect and deserve during this difficult time. Legislative Activity: Earlier today, the Senate met for a session and approved …

Senjem Update March 23, 2020

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March 23, 2020 Dear Friends, The coronavirus pandemic is concerning all of us in every respect. We fear for our personal health and the health of our love ones, our friends, and our neighbors. Because of the impacts of necessary preventative actions many fear for their financial futures and even whether or not the actions necessary to protect public health and combat the dreaded coronavirus might take our country into an economic recession. At difficult times like this, I know and fervently understand that you are looking to your state government to lead and to take all actions necessary and appropriate to ensure your safety and the common good of all Minnesotans. While our state is the only state in the nation with a politically divided government we …