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U.S. media: Millions of Americans return home on Thanksgiving. Coronavirus may take the opportunity to “hitchhike”

by YCPress

December 1st, New Media Special News Network released a report entitled “As travelers disperse around the country after Thanksgiving, “A natural disaster is unfolding in all 50 states” on November 30th,” said that as millions of Americans are grateful When you go home after the holiday, the novel coronavirus may take the opportunity to hitchhike

potentially sow the seeds of infection across the country. On Sunday local time, the number of new cases in the United States exceeded 100,000 for the 27th consecutive day. The full text of the report is excerpted as follows:

According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, so far on Sunday local time, 109,671 new confirmed cases and 731 new deaths have been reported in the United States.

The surge in new travel-related infections could overwhelm hospitals. According to the data of the coronavirus tracking project, 93,238 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the United States on Sunday local time, a record, surpassing 91,635 on Saturday local time.

This is the third time that more than 90,000 people have been hospitalized for COVID-19 in a single day – the first time was on November 26, when 90,481 people were hospitalized. On the 27th, the number dropped to 89,834. This decline may be due to Thanksgiving, which led to discrepancies in reports.

“It’s impossible for hospitals to be adequately prepared for the situation we’re facing right now,” said emergency physician Megan Lanney.

“It’s like a natural disaster happening in all 50 states at the same time,” Lanny said. There are not enough beds and enough medical staff. In addition, supplies remain inadequate due to lack of national preparedness.”

She said: “In Rhode Island, we are currently planning to open a square cabin hospital on Tuesday local time, because our existing hospitals are full of COVID-19 patients. However, not every state has this option.”

“Even if you open a square cabin hospital, if you have hundreds of healthcare workers who have the virus — and many states across the country face it, if you don’t have enough nurses, doctors, and respiratory therapists, even if you open a square cabin hospital, it won’t save the rush,” she said. Our healthcare system is really on the verge of collapse right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has previously advised Americans not to travel during Thanksgiving, Sunday local time is expected to be the busiest day of air travel during the epidemic.

About 6 million Americans travel by plane after the CDC issued a travel advisory the week before Thanksgiving.

However, in a few weeks, you will know how many new infections or even deaths Thanksgiving parties and trips are causing.

“Look at the patients admitted to hospital today, they may have been infected two weeks ago, and there may be more people admitted to the hospital,” said Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University. Because it usually takes another week for relatives to confirm that they have contracted the disease.

“So those infected during Thanksgiving will show symptoms three weeks later, and the deaths caused during this period will appear during Christmas and New Year, and will spread in the states,” Lanny said.

In addition, given the long incubation period of the coronavirus and the time it takes for infected people to test positive results, cases of infection during Thanksgiving may not appear in public data until the first week of December at the earliest.

Even before that, COVID-19 was killing Americans at an alarming rate. On the 28th of this month alone, there were at least 1,189 new deaths in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States has exceeded 266,000.