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Upstate doctors discuss new COVID variant, concerns over possible ‘post-holiday’ surge – Valley Stream, New York

Valley Stream, New York 2021-11-29 17:52:51 –

Greenville, South Carolina (WSPA) – Health leaders in northern State will see a significant increase in post-vacation COVID cases if measures are not taken to counter the epidemic of COVID-19 and the new Omicron variant. It warns that it may be dealt with.

Dr. Brian Blank is busy and it’s the flu season.

“The flu is now upstate,” said Dr. Brian Blank of Ember Modern Medicine.

This is in dealing with the COVID-19 case.

“Last week or so, there was a slight increase in cases across the state,” Dr. Blank explained.

Just as Dr. Blank said they thought the COVID-19 case was slowing down, state data are beginning to show that it isn’t. He told us, like a handful of medical professionals, he was worried about what would happen next.

“If we have to deal with both the new COVID surge and, in addition, the normal flu, it can be catastrophic,” said Dr. Blank.

At Bon Secours St. Francis, leaders said they were ready when the number of patients with COVID-19 began to increase, but hoped it was not a repeat of January 2021.

“What we were dealing with last January was pretty fulfilling. I think there will be another surge in January between Thanksgiving, Christmas and talking about new varieties.” Said Dr. Surabhi Gaur of Bon Secours St. Francis. ..

A new variant has been detected thousands of miles away, but Prisma Health doctors predict that it may come here soon.

“Probably already here, if not, probably in the next few days,” said Dr. Helmut Albrecht of Prisma Health.

Doctors said it wasn’t time to panic about this new variant. DHEC said it has not yet identified the case in South Carolina.

They encourage everyone to be cautious and vaccinated before the holiday gathering.

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