White House warns of huge numbers of COVID-19 cases, says it could jeopardize patient care

The White House Coronavir Virus Task Force sends a severe warning to states, writing that given the already widespread spread of the virus in the United States, a further surge in post-Thanksgiving cases threatens to overload the health care system and jeopardize patient care.

“We are in a very dangerous place due to the current extremely high COVID baseline and limited hospital capacity; another surge after Thanksgiving is jeopardizing COVID patient care as well as medical care as a whole, ”reads a report sent to the White House states and received by The Hill.

The report contains a series of urgent warnings, by contrast President TrumpDonald John Trump Federal Guard Accuses VOA Parent Company of Trump Appointment Infringement he himself, who has been largely silent about the coronavirus crisis lately, and when discussing it, has focused on the development of vaccines.

The alerts come when the United States is at a record high, with more than 150,000 new cases every day. More than 98,000 people are staying in COVID-19 hospitals, which puts extreme stress on the capacity of the facilities. Experts fear that thanksgiving gatherings and travels will soon be followed by another ups and downs.

A report dated 29 November and first released by CNN on Wednesday warns that government responses to curb the spread of the virus are “still inadequate” in many areas.

“Every state and every county needs to smooth the curve now in order to maintain the health care system in both COVID and non-COVID emergencies,” the report said.

He calls on local health officials to take matters into their own hands and issue warnings to the public.

“If state and local policies do not reflect the seriousness of the current situation, then all public health officials should directly warn the public.”

“It should be made clear that if you are over the age of 65 or have a significant medical condition, do not enter indoor public spaces where anyone is exposed to their health due to imminent danger; you have to deliver food and medicines, ”the report adds. – If you are under the age of 40, you should assume that you became infected during the Thanksgiving period if you gathered beyond your immediate household. You probably won’t have any symptoms; However, you are dangerous to others and should isolate yourself from those at increased risk of serious illness and should investigate immediately.

It is loved by health officials in the administration Anthony FauciAnthony FauciPompeo is hosting the State Department’s indoor celebratory party, despite warning staff to hold some missions. Obama says he could use a coronavirus vaccine on TV to gain confidence in it. they have repeatedly pointed to bars and indoor meals as significant sources of spread, although these places remain open in many states. According to the latest report, “restricting indoor eating and restricting and / or closing church areas without masking” is necessary and has shown success where it has been done in the United States and Europe.

The report also calls for the extension of rapid antigen testing and considers it important that asymptomatic people be tested as well, given that many asymptomatic people are still spreading the virus.

“Requiring use only in symptomatic individuals prevents the epidemic from being properly tested and controlled,” the report said.