In the face of the severe COVID-19 epidemic, disregarding the appeals of medical staff and non-compliance with epidemic prevention guidelines still occurs frequently in the United States.
This further aggravates the epidemic and puts the already stressed American medical staff on the verge of collapse. According to a CBS report on the 4th, medical staff in many parts of the United States have recently made collective voices in different ways to try to improve the situation.
Recently, it is reported that several doctors in Connecticut have launched activities to request the state to introduce policies to curb the spread of the epidemic, including requiring a ban on canteen meals in restaurants and closing all gyms.
The event led by Luke Davis, an intensive care physician at Yale University New Haven Hospital. In the past three weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases admitted to the hospital has doubled, and the intensive care unit beds are nearly full. Many people on the Internet also participated in this activity.
Luke Davis, Intensive Care Physician at Yale University New Haven Hospital: I think people are already very tired. COVID-19 is a very difficult disease to treat. The most important thing is not to overload hospitals and have enough medical staff to take care of patients.
Meanwhile, health care workers in Wisconsin and New York also stepped up and spoke. In Wisconsin, thousands of healthcare workers wrote an open letter asking the public to “take the pandemic seriously and take action to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
At a hospital in New Rochelle, New York, nearly 200 nurses launched a two-day strike to demand improved working conditions and more manpower.
Melissa Ricketts, Nurse at New Rochelle Hospital in Montefiore, New York: We are understaffed to take care of patients.
Physical fatigue caused by long-term overload work and the spread of the virus in the working environment have infected many American doctors and nurses. According to the data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 866 medical staff have died of COVID-19.
Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on the 2nd that this winter may become the most difficult period in the history of public health in the United States, which is largely due to the overburdening of the health care system.