On November 23rd local time, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, as of that day, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States had exceeded 3 million in November. Last week, 1.2 million new cases were added across the United States, the highest weekly record since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the United States. New York has been a bit of a “done bad time” lately as the outbreak in the U.S. has worsened.
The remains of nearly 650 patients in New York have been frozen in refrigerated vehicles for months.
According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Forensic Physician’s Office confirmed to them that the remains of nearly 650 patients who died of COVID-19 in New York are still stored in a refrigerated trucks in a local morgue, who died a few months ago when the epidemic was serious in New York.
The refrigerated trucks were reportedly parked outside an emergency morgue near Sunset Park in Brooklyn, New York, which was set up in April this year when the epidemic was severe in New York. The staff revealed that it is difficult to find relatives for more than 200 bodies. In addition, there are also families who can’t afford funeral expenses and don’t know how to deal with it.
New York Governor Cuomo said on the 23rd that when the epidemic was severe, the number of deaths in New York far exceeded the storage capacity of morgues. New York City Mayor de Blasio said on the same day that the city is working hard to solve this problem.
“I never thought it would happen like this.” There was a long line in front of the New York People’s Relief Station.
On the 16th local time, people queued up in front of a relief station in New York City. Many of them said that they never thought they would come here to queue up, nor did they think that they would live on free food.
Loser Ruth Crawford: A little shocked, a little sad, really sad, never thought of waiting in line here, never thought of losing my job, but all this happened.
In the current epidemic situation, many people have to tighten their belts, and they are even more worried about the upcoming festival.
Waiting for the relief Linda Vanier: Yes, it’s different from the past. I can’t afford it at all. Because I’m 75 years old, I can’t afford anything, so I’d better be careful.
Waiting for relief Juan Perez: Absolutely not me. Everyone who is struggling is facing this situation and can only look forward to getting better as soon as possible.
The head of the relief station said that before the outbreak, about 1.5 million people in New York City needed relief, but this year the number rose to nearly 2 million.
Relief Station Head Leslie Gordon: We know that as the proportion of COVID-19 infections rises, more and more people need help.
Except for New York, the anti-epidemic situation in other regions is also “difficult”. In 33 states across the United States, the number of COVID-19 infections is clearly on the rise. Nurses have been making “complaints” over the past week as multistate coronavirus infections have risen by more than 50%.
Texas nurse: Seriously ill patients will be arranged to “wait death”
The New York Post quoted a Texas nurse as saying on the 16th that in some cases, the most serious COVID-19 patients will be sent to a special room to “wait death”.
The nurse named Rivers revealed that the El Paso University Medical Center where she works has a room called “deep pit” where severe COVID-19 patients will be sent to “wait death” and they can only receive very little treatment. Rivers said that because of the large number of patients in the hospital, she and other nurses were ordered to only give patients in the “deep pit” room three rounds of CPR before they were declared dead, which is much less than normal efforts to maintain patients’ lives.
Nurse Rivers: For some reason, the doctors there are not actively treating patients. I have seen many patients die. I feel like I’ve died once, and that vibe has me cracking. I was placed in a room called “deep pit” with eight patients who told me that none of the patients who entered the “deep pit” would come out alive.
In a statement, the university medical center told local television that although they sympathized with the medical staff, they “can’t fully verify what Rivers said”. The New York Post also mentioned in its report that El Paso is one of the worst-hit cities in Texas.
Nebraska nurses: Hospitalizations surge, we are struggling to cope with the epidemic
As the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to rise across the United States, the U.S. health care system is overwhelmed. At a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, some nurses said they were very tired by the surge in hospitalizations, and they called on people to abide by epidemic prevention measures to curb the spread of the epidemic.
At present, Nebraska and Illinois are located in the Midwest of the United States, which is one of the regions with severe COVID-19 in the United States. Emma Noel works in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. She said that the surge in hospitalizations experienced in May was nothing compared with the current situation.
Emma Noll, an intensive care unit nurse at Omaha Hospital: The number of hospitalizations surged in May this year. At that time, we were very tired and tired. We thought that we didn’t know if things would get worse. Only this week did we find that what we had experienced before was nothing compared with what we are experiencing now. I think it’s easy to say that 1% (COVID-19 patients) will not survive without the people you love, but when you are here to take care of a patient without family members and see them dying, no one is holding their hands with them, this percentage One is that makes sense. What they have passed is lives. Now it is important to make sure that everything is done to stop the spread of the epidemic.
Lexi Gucci is also a nurse in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Omaha. Gucci said that with the increasing number of hospitalizations with COVID-19, hospitals are now facing a shortage of staff.
Lexi Gucci, ICU nurse at Omaha City Hospital: We are understaffed. As nurses, we don’t have enough people to help. I hope everyone takes the epidemic seriously and wear masks. I don’t want to see you here (hospitals).