When it comes to climbing scale, Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a hypothetical question-and-answer session on Wednesday that the United States is “not in good shape.” Health experts pushed measures against the virus to reduce the baseline of infection before the cold months pushed back again. Fauci said the increased records of cases and hospitalizations were “a bad prescription for a difficult time ahead.”
In the Midwest, the population is affected by a rise in cases with higher rates of hospitalization.
Indiana and Wisconsin have reported peak hospitalization levels due to the coronavirus. Kansas has seen the largest number of hospitalizations for the virus in a single day, the same day the state has surpassed 1,000 deaths since the pandemic began.
“Each of these Kansans was someone’s son, parent, or grandfather,” Laura Kelly said in a statement. “They were part of a community.”
The study says that the mask requires a reduction in hospital treatment
Mask mandates may be a major strategy for lowering hospitalization rates, according to findings from a study by the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.
In hospitals where more than 75% of patients came from counties that required masks, hospitalization rates did not increase between July and October, while hospitals with less than 25% of patients from those provinces saw an increase of more than 200%.
Other mitigating factors likely played a role, as areas that require a mask are more likely to have a population that would follow other mitigation strategies, the authors write.
“The good news is that we have learned a lot since the beginning of the epidemic,” they said. “An important conclusion from this analysis is that regions with strategies to reduce viruses … have seen less growth in hospitalization since the summer months; hospitals in these areas are in a much better position to serve the full range of health needs of the community, not just Covid-19 patients.” .
As the weather continued to cool, Fauci said in an interview with CNBC Wednesday that he supports the National Mask mandate.
“We will go into more hospitalizations and that will inevitably lead to more deaths. So, this is an untenable situation. That is why I say we have to do these things,” Fauci said.
While he was in favor of mandating the mask, Fauci said he did not think it would happen nationally “because he might not come from the White House to do it.”
Concerned countries about the worrying hospitalization rates
Many country leaders are taking measures to control the increasing hospitalization rates.
Smaller hospitals in North Carolina are starting to feel “a little bit pinned” as hospital admissions increase in the state, the state’s governor said. Roy Cooper who added that officials are concerned about the height.
Cooper said: “We often let our guard down when we’re with people we know and trust. But knowledge and trust do not stop the virus.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Wendy Long, President and CEO of the Tennessee Hospital Association, said during a press briefing that the number of hospital admissions in Tennessee is rising “at an alarming rate at the moment, with record numbers being set every day.”
Long said hospitals are “doing everything they can to increase capacity, but their ability to do so is not limitless.” “This is especially true because we are seeing more and more healthcare providers who have contracted the virus and have to quarantine at home.”
Illionis “approaches the entire country to implement mitigation measures,” Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday, as several regions see positivity rising.
We don’t know when a vaccine will be available
The vaccines in the trials caused controversy and hope that the virus could be controlled, but Fauci said one of the vaccines may not be available until January or later.
“We want to see sufficiently good safety data and even long-term efficacy data,” Fauci said during Q&A. “It could be January, it could be later. We don’t know.”
He said that dozens of companies are working to develop a vaccine, and five of them are now in the third phase of trials. Officials have already discussed how to distribute one if it is approved.
A former health and human services minister said on Wednesday that leaving distributions to states could lead to confusion and chaos.
“The country by country approach is, you know, to put a good point on it, which is strange to me,” said former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius during a live session from the Aspen Institute.
“That leaves … great potential for extremely inequitable distribution and a kind of messy transportation to get to vaccination sites,” said Sibelius, who served under President Barack Obama.
Maggie Fox, Andrea Diaz, Jacqueline Howard, Gisela Crespo, Rebecca Reese, Raja Razek, Shelby Lyn Erdman and Nadia Konang contributed to this report.