Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-09-21 19:15:00 –
COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) The average daily death toll in the United States has exceeded 1,900 for the first time since early March, and experts say the virus preys primarily on 71 million unvaccinated Americans.
Increasingly deadly turns fill hospitals, complicate the start of the school year, delay return to the office, and demoralize healthcare professionals.
“It’s devastating,” said Dr. Dena Hubbard, a pediatrician in Kansas City, Missouri. For healthcare professionals, this death, combined with false information and distrust about the virus, was “painful and soul-breaking.”
At Cox Health Hospital in the Springfield Branson area, 22 people died in just one week, at about the same level as Chicago as a whole. In West Virginia, 340 people died in the first three weeks of September, more than the sum of the last three months. Georgia has more people than California and other populous states, with an average of 125 deaths per day.
“I have to tell you, I have to wonder if we’re going to see the end of it,” said Colin Follis, a coroner in Madison County, Missouri, who works at the funeral hall. rice field.
The country was stunned when it witnessed 3,000 deaths a day in December. But that was when almost no one was vaccinated.
Currently, nearly 64% of the US population is vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine at least once. Still, according to Johns Hopkins University data, the average number of deaths per day has increased by 40% over the past two weeks from 1,387 to 1,947.
Health experts say that the majority of people who die in hospital are not vaccinated. Some vaccinated people suffer from breakthrough infections, but they tend to be mild.
More than 70 million Americans are eligible for vaccines who have not yet received injections.
Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, Chief Medical Officer of the Ohio Department of Health, told unvaccinated people that “there is a very real risk of getting to a hospital or obituary page.” “If there is an easy, safe and effective alternative to go out and get vaccinated today, don’t be a statistic.”
Dr. William Moss of Johns Hopkins states that many low-vaccination communities also have a high incidence of symptoms such as obesity and diabetes. And the combination has proven deadly, along with the more contagious delta variants.
“I think this is a real failure of society, and our worst sin is at this stage where hospitals are overwhelmed, ICUs are overwhelmed, and the number of deaths per day reaches this standard.” Moss lamented.
New cases of coronavirus per day in the United States have declined since early September and are currently running at around 139,000. However, victims often live for weeks to die, so it usually takes longer to die.
In Kansas, 65-year-old cowherd Mike Limon thought he was infected with COVID-19 and returned to work for a few days. But the virus “fried” his lungs and he died last week, said 22-year-old Cadin Limon of his grandson, Wichita.
He said his grandfather had not been vaccinated for fear of a bad reaction and had not been injected for the same reason, although serious side effects have proven to be very rare.
He described his grandfather as a “person of faith.”
“65 years old is still pretty young,” said the young man. “I know that. Suddenly and unexpectedly, COVID didn’t surprise God. His death wasn’t a surprise to God. The God I serve is bigger than that.”
Although cases have declined in West Virginia due to high pandemics, deaths and hospitalizations are expected to increase for another six weeks, said Maj. Gen. James Heuer, a former National Guard who heads the state’s Coronavirus Task Force.
Dr. Greg Martin, president of the Society of Emergency Medicine and practicing primarily at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, said the staff was crouching under tension.
“I think everyone in 2020 thought we would get over this. Nobody thought it would look the same in 2021,” he said.
In Oklahoma, Tulsa’s Hillcrest South Hospital is one of several medical centers nationwide to add a temporary morgue. Bennett Geister, CEO of the hospital, said the death toll was the highest ever, three to four times higher than seen in the world outside of COVID-19.
The staff there also seems to be tired.
“They didn’t enroll in ICU nurses just to kill people,” he said. “They took people to recovery and signed up to become ICU nurses to heal people from the brink of death.”
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