As the new Covid variant Omicron rapidly spread, various states’ health care systems started to crumble down. The intensive care units were nearly full as the number of patients increased.
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As a result of the fast-spreading Omicron form, a record number of Americans have been infected with COVID 19, several state’s health care systems are virtually incapacitated. There are nineteen states that have less than 15% capacity in their intensive care units. According to figures released by the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, New Hampshire have less than 10% of the population. US Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, the number of persons hospitalized in the United States with COVID 19 had hit a new high of 151,261 and increasing infected individuals. as the infection spreads the states and health care systems across the country are dealing with a shortage of accessible medical professionals, who are more likely to be exposed to COVID 19 and must Isolate if the test was positive.
Medical Workers Dwindle in Numbers as the Omicron Variant Surge
According to the preliminary studies, the Omicron form may have a lower risk of requiring hospitalization than previous COVID-19 types. However, because of Omicron’s greater transmissibility, more people are at risk for severe diseases, such as those who are unvaccinated or immunocompromised, will be infected.
While conditions aren’t awful as they were at the outset Dr. Craig Spencer a director of global health in emergency medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical center stated that while conditions are not as bad as they were at the start of the pandemic nearly two years ago due to the availability of vaccines and other treatment personnel shortages are a genuine issue this recent surge. Right now, there are in the hospitals there are not enough nurses to take care of the patients who are coming in.
The US Surgeon general., Dr. Vivek Murthy, told CNN on Thursday that the next several weeks will be difficult. “We’re still seeing a lot of cases and our hospitals systems are stressed in various regions of the country,’ Murthy said, “That is why the president announced that a thousand more members of the Department of Defense will be sent to hospitals.