“I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday Then I’ll get on my knees and pray We don’t get fooled again Don’t get fooled again No, no!,
There are 919,559 hospital beds in the USA (https://www.aha.org/statistics/fast-facts-us-hospitals). And we average somewhere around 70 percent of beds occupied at any given time. At peak 14% of hospital beds in the USA were occupied by COVID positive patients. Now many beds were vacated so hospital bed utilization rates never got near 84%. Even during the second wave the hospital system was not near capacity. Flattening the curve worked… back in April 2020.
See also: https://protect-public.hhs.gov/pages/hospital-capacity