A number of states see a spike in COVID-19 infections. They are coping with an influx of ill people that is causing hospital beds to run out in certain areas. Coronavirus infections are on the rise, and nurses are in short supply, prompting New Mexico’s top health officials to create the state’s first-ever intensive care unit waiting list.
Hospital Beds Are Running Out As The Number Of Cases Rises In Many States; A California Professor Is Suing To Prevent Vaccination
They are also warning that perhaps the state is about a week away from getting to ration medical care due to the state’s growing demand for intensive care unit beds.
Dr. David Scrase, the state’s secretary of health and human services, said there had been a 20 percent rise in COVID patients in only the past day. The state is on track to exceed its worst-case predictions for the number of cases and hospitalizations in the state. According to the data, unvaccinated people have been responsible for 90 percent of the infections since February.
He said that the outcome might be that they will be forced to pick between those who get treatment and those who do not receive care, and they do not want to reach that point.
The number of COVID hospitalizations in at least eight states has already exceeded the previous year’s total in Florida, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Hawaii, Texas, and Oregon.
Because of the increasing number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio, several hospitals are considering whether or not to stop performing elective operations that require an extra night due to the growing number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.
And in South Carolina, where one estimate suggests that the state may be up to 3,500 nurses less of what it requires, hospital systems are collapsing under the strain of increasing COVID cases that are interfering with the treatment of patients with other medical requirements.
A California university professor who contracted COVID files a lawsuit to prevent the state from requiring vaccines.
A professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California-Irvine is challenging the university system over its vaccine requirement, claiming that he has “natural immunity” to the virus as a result of having acquired it and therefore does not need vaccination.
Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, who contracted COVID-19 last year, is seeking an injunction from a U.S. District Court that will enable him to continue working without being vaccinated, as well as a ruling that the policy is illegal according to the Orange County Register. The University of California system announced in July that all students, professors, and staff would be required to get immunized against COVID.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published research that found individuals who have had COVID but do not get vaccination are more than twice as probable to get re-infected as those who are vaccinated after contracting the virus.
When there is so much discussion about mask requirements, maybe greater emphasis should be given to garment mandates.
On Monday, during a Dripping Springs Independent School District meeting near Austin, a Texas parent attempted to lay out the facts regarding the necessity of wearing masks at school by disrobing to his swimming trunks.
James Akers said that he did not agree with the government or others telling him what to do, and he then demonstrated his rebellious side by removing his jacket and tie, which he claimed were required at his place of employment, followed by his shirt and T-shirt. During a flurry of applause and screams, and as security officers approached Akers, his trousers were ripped off.
Using masks is advised but not compulsory in the school system, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has made it a point to oppose mandatory vaccination and mask use.