Cleveland, Ohio 2020-10-29 22:09:22 –
Cleveland (WJW) — The US President of Surgeons spent a day in northeastern Ohio on Thursday urging people to remain hopeful while facing an increasingly serious coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Jerome Adams also met with local leaders to discuss vaccines and the role that Cleveland Hospital can play in ending the pandemic.
“What I want from the Ohio people is to really, really focus on taking steps that allow us to bend the curve,” said Dr. Adams.
The surgeon’s president says it’s never too late to stop the nasty surge in coronavirus cases in Ohio and across the country. He and Deputy Secretary of Health and Welfare Eric Hargan spoke about COVID and other medical issues at a roundtable meeting with medical and government leaders at the University Hospital in Cleveland Thursday afternoon.
“We definitely don’t want to close the country. It’s not part of our plan, but we need your help. This mask is a tool to freedom and this is our way of staying You need to understand that it’s open, “Dr. Adams said.
Dr. Adams says more and more people are wearing masks in public, but the virus is spreading because people are too relaxed at social gatherings with family and friends.
“Now, instead of staying in our direct family group, we invite our cousins to join us and hang out with our neighbors. When the bubbles expand rapidly, they can pop out. I know, “he said. ..
The university hospital also announced that it was selected to participate in a phase 3 clinical trial of the coronavirus vaccine.
UH, along with Case Western Reserve University, will be one of 80 sites in the country to study AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 candidates and invite residents of northeastern Ohio to volunteer.
The hospital worked with Pfizer to conduct another vaccine trial in August.
“Anyone who thinks we’re cutting corners can tell you what I’ve seen. Be cautious at work like the COVID vaccine and have done such a good job with regard to vaccine safety. No, “said Dr. Grace McCommsey, UH’s Vice President of Research and Professor of CWRU Medical School.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams has stated that he plans to be vaccinated by the end of 2020, but until then it is our responsibility to control COVID.
“For now, the fire isn’t as hot as the whole country, but if you keep pouring kerosene into the fire, it will burn soon … So the Deputy Secretary and I are here because people wear masks and hands If you wash and monitor the distance, it’s still time to put out the fire, “he said.
Dr. Adams also says that this is the most important flu season in our lives.
“Last year, 500,000 people were hospitalized for the flu, but in addition to COVID, 500,000 can’t afford to go to bed,” he claimed. “Last year, 39 million people were diagnosed with the flu in the United States. We can’t afford to have 39 million people with fever, cough, runny nose, etc. Schools closed, workplaces closed, living in fear, I don’t know if it’s influenza or COVID, so I need to quarantine it. “
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