Denver, Colorado 2020-11-21 21:30:07 –
Denver (KDVR) —Most of the Denver metro area is under red level restrictions on the state’s COVID-19 dial, so health experts say timing is the number one concern at this time.
“It’s just a few days after Thanksgiving,” said Dr. Eric France, Chief Medical Officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). “If we get together for Thanksgiving and bring in others from the bubble, COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths will increase.”
France currently has a capacity of about 86% in state hospitals, and the surge in holidays could force doctors to make strict choices about who will use the bed.
“If we’re particularly close to that scenario, I think it’s when there’s a strong push to move to purple on the dial,” France said.
However, these are one of the worst scenarios that top state health professionals must plan, especially as other parts of the country have reached crisis levels.
“The morgue and the temporary morgue, and sadly to say, it had to be part of our plan from the beginning,” France said.
Plan A means that you don’t have to put that plan into action. France said that joint efforts by the public are needed to prevent its spread until science can intervene.
“Vaccines are certainly the light of hope, and they are certainly the light of the end of the tunnel,” France said.
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