CNN on the 17th: South Dakota is currently one of the most severely affected states in the United States. Recently, doctors at many local hospitals said that the number of patients admitted to the hospital due to the diagnosis of Coronavirus pandemic has continued to increase, and there has been a severe shortage of medical staff.
Nancy Babbitt, a doctor at a hospital in South Dakota: When you check the website of the South Dakota Department of Health, it does show that there are available beds, enough hospital capacity and ventilators, but I learned when talking with doctors and nurses, They are already in trouble due to staffing issues.
The current situation in South Dakota shows no signs of improvement. Even so, the state government has not issued a mask order statewide. Dr. Nancy Babbitt believes that the state government should take corresponding measures against the pandemic, rather than let the pandemic worsen.
American doctor: exhausted and not seeing the end is even more desperate
Shannon Emery, a doctor at another hospital in South Dakota, believes that the local government not only underestimated the danger of Coronavirus, but also underestimated the importance of wearing masks, obviously putting people at risk. The medical staff are exhausted, and what is even more desperate is that there is still no end to the pandemic.
According to local media reports, during the high pandemic period in the United States this summer, South Dakota still allows thousands of tourists to participate in local large-scale motorcycle gatherings, and refuses to cancel the state fair, nor does it require participants to wear masks.