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RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. -- Tiger Woods was seriously injured Tuesday when his SUV rolled over and ended up on its side in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said. The golf superstar had to be pulled out through the windshield, and his agent said he was undergoing leg surgery.

Woods was alone in the SUV when it crashed shortly before 7:15 a.

m., and no other cars were involved, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. He was alert as firefighters pried open the front windshield to get him out, said Christopher Thomas, a spokesman for the county fire department. Click here for the latest information about Woods' condition.

As news of Woods' accident spread, warm wishes for Woods' recovery were pouring in from around the world. Here's a look at what athletes, celebrities and other notable figures had to say:

“Tiger Woods is part of the Augusta National family, and the news of his accident is upsetting to all of us. We pray for him, for his full recovery and for his family during this difficult time.” – Chairman Fred Ridley

— The Masters (@TheMasters) February 23, 2021

Sending a special prayer out to @TigerWoods & his family. Praying for a speedy recovery ????????????????????????????????????????

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) February 23, 2021

. @tigerwoods, just seen the awful news. We know how tough you are, we’ve seen it a hundred times. Hoping and praying you’re ok my friend.

— Justin ROSE (@JustinRose99) February 23, 2021

Sick to my stomach right now. Praying for @TigerWoods and hoping for an amazing recovery. Thinking about his entire family and team, as all of us are sending our best wishes. We know TW is a fighter. Get well soon ????!!!

— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) February 23, 2021

Praying for @TigerWoods . Terrible news smh

— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) February 23, 2021

Praying for TW right now ????????

— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 23, 2021

Barbara and I just heard about Tiger’s accident, and like everyone else, we are deeply concerned. We want to offer him our heartfelt support and prayers at this difficult time. Please join us in wishing Tiger a successful surgery and all the best for a full recovery.

— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) February 23, 2021

Prayers Up for @TigerWoods ????????

— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) February 23, 2021

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He has mental strength stronger than most and has fought many battles and won many of them. His mental strength will win this battle. Prayers and thoughts to @TigerWoods and his family.

— Greg Norman (@SharkGregNorman) February 23, 2021

Everyone send your prayers out to Tiger Woods! He was just in a bad car accident. Let us all pray for his speedy recovery ????????

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 23, 2021

Fight @tigerwoods like the champion you are for your kids and the world. Love and prayers

— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) February 23, 2021

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Prayers up for @TigerWoods ????????????????????????

— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) February 23, 2021

Statement from Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America:

“Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!”

— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) February 23, 2021

Praying for Tiger Woods who was injured in a car crash today. I hope that we see you have a successful surgery and speedy recovery. May God see you through, Champ! pic.twitter.com/pRfZUHyvpE

— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) February 23, 2021

Heal up quickly @TigerWoods! Praying for you and your family. God is in control always. Stay strong

— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 23, 2021

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Why is the time of stay in the ICUs of patients with coronavirus lengthening in Spain?

“The stays in ICU are getting longer”,The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), Fernando Simón, said last Thursday. The incidence of the virus seems to continue its downward trend, but the occupancy of Covid patients in the ICU does not seem to go hand in hand with that decline.

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, the national average occupancy in ICU plants exceeds 25% (with percentages higher than 40% in communities such as Madrid or La Rioja), which, unlike the other indicators, remains at an extreme risk level. Taking into account that of the total number of patients admitted to the ICU (2,571), 185 were admitted in the 7 days prior to the report, it can be highlighted, as did the director of the CCAES, that one of the causes of this percentage of occupancy is mainly due to a extension of stay.

In short, it is known that the time of admission of patients to the ICU is extending, but why? Simón claimed to be “studying and discussing with the autonomous communities what could be due.” Although he stressed that, “in principle, it is not a bad indicator”, from the point of view of hospital pressure, “it makes it difficult to reduce occupancy, and that is obviously one of the objectives that interest us.”

“Excellent news”

And it is that, although at first it may seem alarming data, the fact that the beds in Intensive Care Units maintain their occupation is a symptom of good news: mortality has dropped considerably. “The stays are getting longer, not for those who survive but for those who died before and not now,” he explains to 20 minutes Dr. Ricard Ferrer, president of the Spanish Society of Intensive and Critical Medicine and Coronary Units (SEMICYUC).

According to him, a decrease in mortality directly influences the occupation of ICUs. “Patients who die in the ICU due to Covid do so relatively quickly, so if those patients who previously died quickly now survive, they do so with many more days of stay. That is, the price we pay for low mortality is that there will be much longer ICU stays “, he assures.

Ferrer explains that, if before 40% of patients died in ICUs and now 20%, or even 15%, do so, Those 20 more patients for every 100 who survive are occupying a bed for much longer. “A patient who previously could be admitted and after two or three days died, is now occupying the ICU bed for many days and even weeks, and this explains why the stay is lengthening,” he says, assuring that it is a ” great news”.

“A year ago we had to improvise ICU plants”

This drop in mortality in ICUs is also a consequence of two improvements: that of the organization, pressure and resources of the hospitals, and that of the epidemiological situation in Spain. “At the beginning, beds were very scarce, patients were cared for in very temporary spaces … and now they are all cared for in structural ICU beds and supervised by intensivists who also have the appropriate equipment.”

Gone are the shocking images of the first months of the pandemic, when health workers lacked Individual Protection Equipment (PPE) and professionals from different fields had to go to units for which perhaps they were not sufficiently prepared.

“A year ago we had to improvise ICU plants, take unsuitable equipment and extend ICUs with people with little experience,” says the head of the Intensive Medicine Service at Hospital Vall d’Hebron. “Now, on the one hand, we are treating all patients in prepared units and, on the other, we have learned a lot to manage the disease”, adds Ferrer, highlighting the evolution of scientific knowledge about the most appropriate treatments for patients with coronavirus.

Slower recovery

To also explain this lengthening of the length of stay, it is necessary to look at the recovery process of the patients. For a patient who has been admitted to the ICU and has predictions for recovery, surely its improvement is much slower and, therefore, its occupation time much longer. They are conclusions that depend a lot on the conditions and age of each patient, but that generally allow a clear logic to be established.

“As mortality decreases, we generate patients who have a slower recovery”

Furthermore, when a patient is discharged from an ICU ward, they usually must be transferred to a hospital bed before they can go home. “These patients who are in the ICU for many weeks then need a lot of therapy and a lot of help to get back to a normal life. They are patients who have sequelae and you have to take care of them for many months “, Ferrer affirms.

“In other words, if we have a high mortality rate and a short ICU stay, the patients who survive are usually due to the fact that they are already very well, because they are young,” he explains, recalling that at the beginning of the pandemic “very few patients survived over 75 years old “. On the other hand, “as we decrease mortality and lengthen stays, we are generating patients who have a slower recovery. Now they survive, but they are such fragile patients that recovery is much slower. “

We can’t afford a new wave

The trend varies if we look at the figures for the different waves that have occurred so far. “After the first wave, the ICUs emptied very quickly, that is, the curve was vertical. In the second it was no longer vertical, it already had an angle. And in this third wave it is practically flat, although it does go down. The descent is very progressive, “says the doctor.

Therefore, if a new wave were to arrive now, hospitals would be with more crowded ICUs than in the previous ones, which could saturate them again. “If now there is an increase, it will catch us with full ICUs. But not full of acute patients, it will catch us with ICUs full of those patients that we had not been able to get out of the third wave, and even some of the second wave. yet”, Ricard Ferrer asserts, pointing out that they are still spending a lot of time in hospitals to finish alleviating the ravages of the last peaks of the pandemic.

Thus, Ferrer insists on the need to remain prudent in the coming months. “I think we have this window towards improvement due to the current epidemiological situation, which is quite favorable, and the arrival of vaccines to the entire population,” he says. For this reason, it is important to “get it right”, at least until most of the population acquires some protection against the virus. “However, if in the next few months we don’t know how to contain ourselves, we are going to have a fourth wave that I think is totally unnecessary”, concludes.

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