Biden, health officials sound alarm bells as covid increases

President Biden and top health officials on Monday called on the public to be vigilant against the coronavirus, as the number of cases continues to rise, with young people replacing seniors in some US hospitals, and The United States has gone beyond the milestone of 30 million cases.

Biden, health officials sound alarm bells as covid increases


Even as the country's immunization program continues to grow rapidly and new research shows that coronavirus vaccines are extremely effective in real-world situations, Biden said states should suspend plans to reopen. And the governors who redeemed the mask mandate should be reinstated.


"Please, this is not politics," Biden said. "If you reject it, restore the mandate, and businesses will need a mask. Failure to take this virus seriously - exactly what got us into this mess - risks more cases and more deaths." Is. "



An emotional Rochelle Valensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, walked out of the script at a briefing Monday morning to set off her alarm. His words echoed an earlier warning from another CDC official, Nancy Masonier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, who told Americans more than 13 months ago that the state As the epidemic spreads in the United States, their lives will change dramatically.


"I'm going to reflect on the recurring feelings about the recurring torment," Wilsinski said at a news briefing at the White House on Monday. "We have so much to look forward to, where we are. A big reason: But right now, I'm scared. "


Signs of anxiety are high on Monday. Daily case counting continued its trend in the wrong direction. The average seven-day infection considered the most reliable measure of daily case counts, rose for the seventh day in a row, according to data analyzed by state health departments through the Washington Post.


Some hospitals have reported admissions of minors with more serious illnesses. This is proof that vaccines are protecting people over the age of 65 who were once the most vulnerable but leaving unprotected critics. A new form of the virus that is more contagious and causes more serious illnesses is gaining momentum across the country.


Connecticut's Yale-New Haven Health System, for example, has seen a 41% increase in the number of Kodide 19 patients aged 35 to 44 over the past seven weeks, compared to 65 for those aged 65 and over. Less than 70%. At Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, patients over the age of 65 have largely disappeared, replaced by a younger population. And in patients with the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan, the average age has dropped to 58 years, which is smaller than the previous outbreak of the virus.


"Young people are not vaccinated against polio," said Tom Balszak, chief medical officer at Yale-New Haven. Through variables, "they are being exposed, if you explode if you will."


As a result, most of them require more intensive care than previous epidemics. "Last week we entered at the age of 21. "It's really unusual for us."


"There's an essence of speed here," Balcezak added. "Anything that reduces vaccine distribution is causing more deaths."


Eduardo Oliveira, executive medical director of critical care services for Advent Health in Central Florida, said the situation was still dramatically better between November and January when the hospital had 70 or 80 patients with mechanical ventilation. There are now about a dozen people in the ICU, he said. Oliveira said she has not seen an elderly patient come to the ICU in weeks. Instead, he said, new ICU patients are what they call "working middle-aged," or people in their 40s and 60s who usually have the disease. "We're seeing a lot of this population because of this reopening," he said. Greg Martin, head of critical care at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and a pulmonologist at Emory University School of Medicine, said most patients are 65 years of age or older, probably due to vaccination, but younger. People are continuing to enter it. "It's not leaving a trail," Martin said. Emory has not found any new species in the Atlanta area. "These are still commonplace things that have been circulating in Atlanta for months now, not the changes we've seen outside the United States, South Africa or Brazil," he said. Martin said 10 to 15 percent of the patients who are now hospitalized are going to the ICU, a smaller percentage than in the past. This may be due to the poor health of younger patients. "I don't think it's a disease that has changed. These are the people who are spreading the disease. Overall, hospital admissions are declining despite an increase in some places, according to CDC monitoring data. But jumping hospital admissions, like deaths, can be stressful, and if the epidemic escalates to a fourth, it could once again challenge the health care system. Just a few weeks ago, mirrors of American trends in Europe, where matters have risen sharply in Germany, Italy, and France. "Please wait a moment. I want to do it very badly," Walensky said at the briefing. "I know you all want to be bad. We are close now, but not yet. He said there was no "luxury in the country" to stop the fourth increase. Walensky, an infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital before the CDC's appointment, continued: "I know that the last person standing in this patient's room, wearing gloves, masks, shields and touching anyone else, What I know as an individual is that one loved because their loved one could not be there. " During this epidemic, the elderly have been treated for a large number of hospital admissions and disease deaths, leading to health problems and people with weakened immune systems. But now, according to CDC figures, 73 percent of people over the age of 65 have received at least one shot. Health officials had hoped that young people would continue to counteract the worst effects of the virus. Instead, it ultimately depends on how the vaccine is administered. As of Monday, more than 95 million Americans had received at least one shot, according to CDC figures. "It's going to be a race between vaccines and what's going on with the dynamics of the spread. And we can just hang on to that and win," Anthony S. Cookie, the country's leading infectious disease specialist, told a briefing Monday. While giving Biden has told Americans that they have a long way to go - and will only see the benefits of this country if they take advantage of the rapid immunization campaign if they take a step back and the basic wisdom of mitigation. Update your commitment to practice. "There is hope for vaccines, which is a very good thing," he said. He promised that his administration would double the number of retail pharmacies offering coronavirus vaccines in the next three weeks, by which time 90 percent of adults in the United States would be eligible for shots. Biden called the immunization campaign a "story of the American turn" and said that with additional locations set up by April 19, almost all residents would be within five miles of the vaccination site. But there was no guarantee of a positive outcome, the president warned, adding that the situation could easily become "worse, not better". The good news on Monday was the study of the effectiveness of the vaccine released by the CDC. It found that out of 4,000 health care workers, police, firefighters and other essential workers, vaccines reduced the risk of infection by 80 percent after one pill and 90 percent after two. These results are consistent with clinical trials and studies in Israel and the United Kingdom that have shown how well vaccines work.


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