Health officials in Oklahoma City provide update on Yukon operation

RUSH: GOOD EVENING. AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT WE GOT FROM THE MAYOR IN YUKON, OKLAHOMA. WITH THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE THERE STILL AT A TOTAL TURBULENT LEVEL, LAW ENFORCEMENT CHANGES NOW BY THE DAY TO FIND AND ARREST MORE OF THESE DRUG DEALERS. BUT THE PROBLEM REMAINS NIGHTMARE CASES STILL RUNNING AT LEAST A FRACTION. WE GET THE UPDATE HERE, TONIGHT, JAY GALVAN FROM THE OKLAHOMA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN OKLAHOMA CITY WITH A VERY EMOTIONAL UPDATE. OK, JAY. JAY: GOOD EVENING, MIKE. WE CONTINUE TO COVER THE PERSONNEL ISSUE IN YUKON, OKLAHOMA. AND NONE OF THEM ARE ENOUGH TO TOLERATE THEIR HEALTH. BUT THE CHANGES WE SEE IN OKLAHOMA ARE SHORT-TERM IN NATURE. AT LEAST THAT’S THE VIEW FROM THE TOP. AMONG THE ISSUES ARE POVERTY AND THE POVERTY HERE LED TO A PERSONNEL CRISIS, HOWEVER THEY BELIEVE THE THREAT WILL START TO FADE A LITTLE BIT. ABOUT 93 CALLS IN THE FIRST THREE DAYS. THE BOTTOM LINE IS NOT READY FOR DAVE. THE STATISTICS BEHIND IT ALL. 51 DEATHS. 686 PEOPLE DIAGNOSED. BUT LISA KILPATRICK WITH THE OKLAHOMA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT NUMBER HAS DECLINED. AT LEAST ON THE DAY TWO OF THE CITY PARTLY CLOSED SINCE WE HAVE HAD MOSTLY CALM CONDITIONS THERE. WE’VE HAD A DROP IN THE LEVEL OF CALLS. WE HAVE NOT BEEN — HAVE NOT HAD AS MANY CALLS GO OUT. BUT THEY’RE STILL COMING TO THE HOTLINE. SO WE SAVED A LOT OF CALLS, ENOUGH TO GET THE CITY EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OUT HERE AND KEEP THAT NUMBER LOW, IT IS UP THERE. MAYBE IT WILL CONTINUE TO DECLINE AS PEOPLE DEVELOP DIFFICULTIES AND THEY JUST HAVEN’T HAD ANY. THEY NEED THE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES THAT ARE HERE IN OKLAHOMA CITY. MIKE: IF YOU LOOK AT THE SANCTUARY WEEKS —

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