Confusion Reigns as More and More Become Sick
By Josh Resnek
The United States is reporting more than 800,000 new cases a day of COVID and Omicron. That’s right, 800,000 as day.
That’s about 6 million a week or 24 million in a month.
Every one of us know someone who is sick or diagnosed as having the virus.
Not as many are dying or becoming violently ill, but hospitals from Everett to Los Angeles have been filling up with the sick.
What’s worse, so many on hospital staffs have become ill and cannot go to work that carrying on is made near to impossible.
In other words, the national health care system is right now weathering its worst time during this lingering pandemic.
Locally, the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital in Everett is straining at the seams as it tries to balance a huge influx of patients seeking emergency health care at a time when many of its health care employees are out sick.
Much larger hospitals have stopped with elective surgery to take some of the pressure away from health care givers who are maxed out.Continue reading “COVID-19, Omicron on Fire Everywhere With No Real End in Sight”