Dr. Melendez: COVID-19 Hot Spot In Hidalgo County, Texas ‘Extremely Painful’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Dr. Melendez: COVID-19 Hot Spot In Hidalgo County, Texas ‘Extremely Painful’ | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


Dr. Ivan Melendez, the Hidalgo County, Texas Health Authority, joins Ali Velshi to discuss the disproportionate impact of coronavirus in Hidalgo County, which reported 85 percent of its virus deaths in just 36 days. Dr. Melendez says "this is far from over in Hidalgo County.” Aired on 8/5/2020.
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Dr. Melendez: COVID-19 Hot Spot In Hidalgo County, Texas ‘Extremely Painful’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

33 Comments on "Dr. Melendez: COVID-19 Hot Spot In Hidalgo County, Texas ‘Extremely Painful’ | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Much love and prayers Brethren Amen God bless Humanity Amen

    • Be well be safe. 🙏

    • really, a pandemic proves there is no “god”, it is an imaginary friend with no powers.
      prayers are useless (just wishes), did you win the lottery ? if so it was luck.
      anyway i hope that the state does not need mass graves. wish you all well.

    • God? You mean the guy who sent us Covid?
      Yea, I’m sure he’s totally pro Humanity.

  2. “We’re at 15 cases, soon we’ll be at 5 million, and then by some miracle we’ll be down to 0.”

  3. It is what it is.

  4. Looking from australia it seems you need a fair dinkum health system to cover every one, stay safe and good luck.

  5. Diane O'Donovan | August 6, 2020 at 1:08 AM | Reply

    People are terrified of hospital costs and put off going to hospital for far too long, hoping to get better by themselves. It’s one of the biggest factors in this terrible number of deaths in the US. A test alone costs the person about $200, whereas in most advanced countries it’s covered by taxes already given to the government, and this encourages people to be checked early and to seek treatment early. One woman whose husband did survive intensive care for covid-19 in the US says her bill will be at least $500,000 and could end up being double that. No other advanced democracy would stand for it: not Britain, or France, or Germany or Australia. In Australia, for example, an asthma puffer cots the person $20. In the US the same item costs $200.

    • Brenda Heeligan | August 6, 2020 at 2:18 AM | Reply

      Diane O’Donovan I hope for the sake of all Americans that this virus will prompt governments in the USA to start thinking of a better healthcare system that works for everyone. I can’t believe the so called richest country in the world doesn’t give a toss about their own people, the vulnerable, the elderly or people with health issues. Its all about profit and greed. This is what the USA seems to be built on, they mock socialism and people in Europe and the U.K. saying they don’t have freedom. Well we in the U.K. have had a healthcare for all since 1948. When our country decided they wanted a socialist government the government brought in healthcare for all, from the cradle to the grave. This was at a time when the country was on its knees after the war. It’s been copied all over the world in some form or other, no one can understand why the USA can’t do this. All I read is people saying “I’m not paying for someone else’s health care, they should pay for their own” such a selfish, attitude. Why they have that attitude I really don’t understand, yet they don’t
      mind paying taxes for the military, which is the biggest in the world and no other country will ever overtake them. I do see more Americans questioning this though and more people, especially since this virus, wanting a more joined up healthcare system. I find it disgraceful that people have to pay to be tested for Covid. How are they going to get a grip of this virus if people are reluctant or can’t afford to pay for the test. I’m so glad my family in the USA have adequate insurance but I worry none the less. Trump and his administration of cronies have been a disaster for the USA, I only hope Biden wins in November, if he does he’s got a lot of work to do cleaning up nearly four years of trump trashing all the departments and agencies that have been gutted and the USAs standing in the world which at the moment has never been so low.

    • Deborah Hennessey | August 6, 2020 at 2:52 AM | Reply

      Tragic. Not Canada either. Keep our borders closed we say. 8,800 kms of it. 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 Just noticed, we’re all Irish women here. 💚

  6. Terence Graham | August 6, 2020 at 1:17 AM | Reply

    This county is truly a medical emergency in progress…governor 💩 stain let texas just reopen woohoo style…now it is getting Texans dead by the freezer truck full..hideousness on tap

  7. Terence Graham | August 6, 2020 at 1:18 AM | Reply

    When u live in a state where health care is 2 expensive and fresh food is 2 expensive u get a county full of overweight under healthed covid19 prospects

  8. Sigh…home sweet home.

  9. Btw Brunei closed borders end of January.

  10. Hope all those ppl remember to vote for a new president and a new governor when it’s all time.

  11. Parrhesian Discourse | August 6, 2020 at 5:09 AM | Reply

    Testing positive for viral particles doesn’t even mean you’ll get sick.

  12. You are what you eat.

  13. Gym of simulation, Miscellaneous simulation | August 6, 2020 at 7:15 AM | Reply

    The people are assembly but not defend the lung of body. Under computer simulation analysis maybe when you stand so close, even if you wear a mask, you will be infected with pneumonia! please people stand a little distance.

  14. 161,601 DEAD FROM TRUMP VIRUS….

  15. Murderers

  16. happy adventure | August 6, 2020 at 9:14 AM | Reply

    God bless America god bless trump

  17. JAIL FAUCI: Massive International Study Shows Countries with Early HCQ Use Had 79% Lower Mortality Rate — We Are Talking Over 100,000 American Lives.

  18. Anna - Let's Get Acquainted | August 6, 2020 at 1:01 PM | Reply

    1:55 rare

  19. There's hope for all of us! | August 7, 2020 at 10:10 AM | Reply

    Does anyone know how many cases and deaths of Covid 19 have been reported over the last 14 days in Round Rock and Marble Falls in Texas USA?

  20. Hidalgo County is garbage for a multitude of reasons. Corruption and crime are the real virus.

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