Got it.As I said earlier, the stats are calculated on current working beds, not total beds in the ICU. If the TOTAL ICU is 100 beds, and they reduce to 50%, ie 50 beds, the stats are calculated on 50 beds, not 100. In a full ICU, 90 beds is 90%. In the 50% case, 45 beds is 90%, ie "full" capacity. As needs warrant, more beds are made available, but it will stay in the 90-95% range to keep the bookkeepers happy. Anything less is not profitable.
I think the basic point remains: Covid can overwhelm and has in many places overwhelmed hospitals, ICUs, etc, more than typical (even fatal) viruses and infections like the flu. If you dispute this then I think we’ve reached an impasse.
I cannot sincerely chock this up to “over reporting” on behalf of the media, even factoring in their desire to report situations like this. That’s too Alex-Jones-conspiracy for my blood.