ICU Utilisation still over 70%. No need to rush inter-state travel.
Someone said we can travel interstate in a week or two. As per official media, it’s early October or mid-October. Sorry, I do think end October would be a better timing. The reason? I provide two charts as below. First one is ICU utilisation. This remains at above 70%. yes, it’s on a downtrend but 70% simply meant if the cases start going up, ICU beds would suddenly be overwhelmed again.
ICU Utilisation remains very high for comfort
Instead of mid-october, just two additional weeks and I do think the ICU utilisation will probably be down to 50% capacity and for states with higher vaccinations probably lower. Frankly, there is no need to rush at all. Not with Delta, not with potential of people flouting SOPs and remember that as soon as inter-state travel is allowed, this is many millions of people at the same time… Look at the first chart to know why I say so.