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The number of Americans dying from Covid-1 has exceeded the death toll from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as the United States struggles to respond to a resurgence of the virus.
The deadly milestone coincides with a new wave of serious illness and hospitalization among undisclosed people in the southern and midwestern U.S. states. This brings the daily Kovid-1 deaths to a seven-day revolving average of about 1,900 deaths – not seen since last winter’s deadly geyser.
Experts warn that the proliferation of highly contagious delta variants is pushing the health systems of the most affected states into crisis and threatening economic recovery in the United States. Political strife over masked, vaccine mandates and booster shots is complicating the fight against the epidemic and risks prolonging it, they said.
According to the latest figures released by Johns Hopkins University on Monday afternoon, the number of U.S. deaths from Covid-1 from is 755,44. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that this is roughly equal to the total number of deaths from the Spanish flu in the United States, the deadliest epidemic in recent history, killing at least 50 million people worldwide.
“Controlling the epidemic depends on two things: the leadership provided by government and public behavior,” said Dr. Ali Ali Mokdad, a professor of global health at the University of Washington. “The United States has done worse than other countries on both fronts.”
Mokdad noted that the death rate was higher during the Spanish flu pandemic that began in 1918, as the U.S. population was less than a third of its current size of 328 meters. But the growing death toll from Covid-1, which the institute predicts will exceed 755,000 by January 1, is staggering due to the improved hygiene and medical services available today.
Despite enjoying early access to the Covid-1 vaccine, the United States lags behind other rich countries in vaccination. Experts say the vaccine dilemma among Republican voters, and at least some black and Latino communities, is fueling misinformation. This puts people at risk of infection Only 54.6 percent of residents have been fully vaccinated nationally.
Some hospitals in the worst-hit states are providing rationing care due to the recent Kovid-1 wave. In Idaho, officials warned last week that Kovid-1 hospital admissions, mainly for vaccinated people, have risen to record levels, exhausting staff supplies, available beds and resources.
More than 50 percent of Idaho people are fully vaccinated, the lowest rate in the United States.
“It’s very frustrating that we’re facing another coward at the hospital that could have been prevented,” said Matthew Cressellius, a nurse in the intensive care unit at Michigan Hospital. “In the ICU we have about per cent covid patients without vaccination. . . This is the effect of misinformation. ”
Cressellias said the emotional impact of seeing so many deaths and illnesses, especially among young people, has forced him to seek counseling and seek other job opportunities in healthcare.
The epidemic has forced one in five healthcare workers to reconsider their careers, according to a 5,000 survey of healthcare workers at the University of Utah.
“Front row nurses are really at the end of their ropes,” said Amy Witkowski Stumpfell, an assistant professor at Rory Myers College of Nursing at New York University.
“There is a lot of stress and trauma. . . Staying in bed, seeing a lot of sick patients and patients dying alone, without family or loved ones. ”
The existing labor crisis in many states has added to the feeling of crisis. The Tennessee Department of Health has called on the National Guard to provide assistance to some hospitals, and some nurses in Alabama have temporarily quit their jobs this month in protest of low pay and poor conditions.
Physicians are also feeling the pressure and frustration with politicians and the failure of the people to take effective precautions to deal with the Covid-1 crisis.
“This wave is so difficult because we don’t have to do all this anymore. “Most of our patents in our ICU are unvaccinated,” said Dr. Jenn Jennifer Caputo-Sidler, a physician working at Tampa General Hospital in Florida.
At one stage of the recent wave wave, patients with Covid-1 had to be kept fully awake and alert patients on ventilators as well as in the ICU due to severe space restrictions.
Florida Gov. Ron de Santis issued an order in July banning the wearing of compulsory masks at schools, citing parents’ freedom to choose how their children are educated. He is one of the governors of more than a dozen republics to oppose the Biden administration’s Covid-1 mandate, which requires government and large private employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated.
“Masking is another problem especially in our state because our governors are very opposed to making masks compulsory in schools. . . We’re seeing more babies now than ever before, ”said Caputo-Sidler.
The number of new cases and hospital admissions in Florida has begun to decline in recent weeks but the daily death rate remains close to record levels.
Caputo-Sedler said strong leadership is needed to turn the tide against Kovid-1 against. He said some vaccinated patients had religious or other personal beliefs against the vaccine, but others were confused by all the mixed messages.
“If the public sees our leaders unanimously promoting masks and vaccines and giving a unified message, each state and city will have a stronger impact than doing its own thing.”
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