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Doctors rage over signs of new ‘preventable’ COVID wave
A year after hospitals found themselves at breaking point, and with a new administration in the White House and vaccines flying on shelves across the country, U.S. medics are watching the barrel of a new coronavirus disaster. Increase in hospitalizations. The increasing case counts. And, say doctors and other frontline medical workers, their own appeals to the public – and elected officials – to be vigilant while falling on deaf ears. “It has been a year of preventable death. Every step of the way, the United States simply refused to do the right thing, ”said Andrew Goldstein, intern at Bellevue Hospital in New York. “I think we’re all kind of like, ‘Ugh why is this happening again, and why have so many places been rushing to reopen?” “People really want to be in celebration mode,” he added, “but that’s denial. “Vacations, Bar Sex, and Ragers: Biden Advocacy to Wait Until July 4 falls on deaf ears Although nearly 15% of Americans are fully vaccinated, cases continue to rise in places like New York City, New York, NY. Jersey and Michigan, the first hot areas of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of cases nationally rose more than 10% last week over the previous week, according to the CDC director, and the seven-day hospital admissions average was increasing in 25 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Department of Health and Human. In Michigan alone, hospitalization rates have increased by more than 50% in just one week, while other states have taken aggressive steps to ease their public health restrictions in recent weeks, lifting the caps on indoor gatherings and abandoning mask mandates entirely. And students have traveled to places like Florida for spring break, which public health experts say could lead to nationwide spikes like those seen after Thanksgiving and Christmas. Peter Chai, an emergency doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said he still urges people to take the same precautions as last year. “We understand that people are tired, but the experience of the last year has taught us that every by the time we come together and are unmasked and unvaccinated, the disease will spread,” he said. declared. “I think at some point we just have to recognize this and wait a little longer.” Visibly emotional CDC director Rochelle Walensky posted a similar message at a press conference on Monday, asking Americans to “Please wait a little longer.” “, While adding that she had” a feeling of imminent doom “in the face of the increase in the number of cases. President Joe Biden also called on the public to stay strong and called on governors to reimplement their mask mandates and delay reopening plans. “We are giving up hard earned and hard earned gains,” he said Monday from the White House. . “And as much as we are doing America, it’s time to do more.” Biden also vowed to rapidly increase the number of vaccination sites in the coming weeks, and said nine in 10 American adults should be eligible for the vaccine by now.But Goldstein warned it was too early to declare the victory, noting that while the majority of the elderly population had been vaccinated against the virus, younger populations at greater risk of spreading it had not. The data seems to back it up, with several states reporting an increase in hospitalizations for younger patients in recent weeks. Goldstein also said he believes the Biden administration could have been tougher on the states and done more. to prevent a potential fourth wave. feels that the political will is just not really there to take a firm stand, ”he said. “It’s a bummer that they aren’t using the full extent of federal power to really get this under control.” Can the Roaring Twenties teach us about post-pandemic life? Biden issued a nationwide mask warrant shortly after taking office, but, in a nod to what some experts called limited powers, it only applied to public transport and public transport. federal agencies. The worst increase in COVID cases to date came in January, as Biden prepared to take over from President Donald Trump, and the country has only recently emerged from the depths of it. Biden has also argued with COVID-skeptical governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis, who never instituted a mask warrant and in fact banned localities from enforcing coronavirus restrictions. wouldn’t have the staff to withstand another major push. Although hospital staff are better informed, better equipped and widely vaccinated at this point, they have also quit en masse due to burnout and burnout. unsure if they’d be thrown back into the chaos and trauma of last spring, or faced with a deadly new variant they couldn’t fight off. the nurses, and the nursing assistants, and anyone who comes to work on the ground, ”Escalon said. The emotional gas tank is empty, “he added.” We operate with vapors. ” For more, check out The Daily Beast. Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here Get our best stories delivered to your inbox every day. Sign up now! Beast Daily Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into stories that matter to you Learn more.