With low vaccination rates and an increasing prevalence of Covid-19, the country is falling behind in the pandemic and hospitalization rates are reaching wintertime levels.
According to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than 50,000 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized on Monday, marking the first time since February 27 that this has occurred. As of this month, there were more than 50,625 fewer hospitalizations than a month earlier, making the increase more than trifecta. A herd immunity might not be achievable at this point, said the director of the National Institutes of Health. The current pace of vaccinations will not result in all eligible people receiving at least one dose of the vaccine by mid-February, CNN predicts based on its analysis of CDC data.
Children Will Are Given KN95 Masks In Utah, As The Delta Variant Has Fueled Covid-19 Hospitalizations Nationally
According to Dr. Francis Collins, the goal of ensuring that 80% of the general public can’t harbor the Delta variant of the virus may not be attainable. It’s not a sure thing that the pandemic will never come to a place where people will no longer feel threatened by it. Vaccinating everyone is the best way to mitigate the pandemic, Collins told CNN. Vaccination greatly reduces the risk of getting infected and spreading this virus, according to the doctor.
Children in Utah’s schools will receive KN95 masks
Spencer Cox, the Republican governor, said he is tired of people choosing not to get vaccinated when they have the option to do so. Cox said her agency has instructed teams to provide KN95 masks to every child in the state who requests one in order to protect those too young to receive vaccinations.
Cox: It is our intention to purchase these now and make them available to schools so that parents and children who wish to mask their child will be able to do so at no cost to them.
According to the governor, neither he nor the schools have the authority to implement mask mandates. Instead, local health departments and county elected officials can decide whether to implement mask mandates for their schools for 30 consecutive days.
According to Cox, the virus pandemic is driven by unvaccinated people, a sentiment that the CDC official has also echoed. Gov. Rick Snyder expressed frustration over unvaccinated people having to wear masks while helping the vaccinated. In a statement, Governor Rick Scott asks that those of you vaccinated, once again, act as a team player to protect those who have not been vaccinated but can do so. He said that the whole thing makes him tired. Plus, he is not excited about having to sacrifice his life to protect someone who doesn’t seem to care.
The care we are providing to anyone is no longer adequate.
According to the state health department, there were 2,112 hospitalizations in Louisiana for CVID-19 on Tuesday, an all-time high. Previously, a high of 2,069 had been reached on January 7. Health department officials say that 89% of those on ventilators have not received the vaccination for Covid-19.
One of Louisiana’s largest hospitals is overcrowded with its ICU. The ICU at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge was currently waiting for space to open up for 23 patients, according to Dr. Catherine O’Neal, chief medical officer. The waiting room in an ER right now is full of people with chest pain, all of whom are wringing their hands and calling their friends and loved ones to get into an ICU, O’Neal said.
There were 36 Covid-19 patients at the hospital about two weeks ago. At the end of Monday, there were 155. In O’Neal’s opinion, no single diagnosis should consume a quarter of a hospital. As the worst days of the pandemic approach, he no longer believes they’re offering adequate care to anyone. O’Neal stressed the importance of more people getting vaccinated. In addition, because the vaccines aren’t fully effective for two weeks after a final dose, she suggests wearing a mask for that entire period.