MILWAUKEE – US Surgeon General Jerome Adams gave a glimpse of hope for Wisconsin on Friday, 23 October after rising cases of COVID-19, hospitalization and deaths.
While many factors are at play, the Surgeon General said that one of Wisconsin’s best properties – simultaneous pricing – is also hurting residents when it comes to coronovirus.
“We can reverse this in a few weeks,” Adams said. “We can do this Wisconsin.”
Adams said her visit suggests that more people are actually there to mask public spaces and avoid them. In addition, asymptomatic individuals are expanding their social bubble and inadvertently spreading it to others.
“The safest thing for us is that we have to assume that there are people around us,” Adams said.
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams
According to the CDC, Badri ranks third in the country in the country in terms of highest COVID-19 cases in the last one week. Gov. Tony Evers called the numbers an urgent crisis.
“Those who say the epidemic has been blown out of proportion are wrong,” the government said.
A second COVID-19 patient was admitted to the alternative care facility in Wisconsin at State Fair Park on Friday. The facility’s CEO, Deb Standridge, said employees are now given the green light to administer Remedisvir – one of the drugs given to President Donald Trump after his COVID-19 diagnosis.
“It was a game-changer for our healthcare facilities,” Standridge said. “This is preventing the virus from entering the system.”
The FDA on Thursday approved antivirals as primary treatment for COVID-19 patients as young as 12 years old.
Not only that Remedisvir helps people recover faster, it will provide relief to 134 hospitals in Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Hospital Association, there was a record 1,243 people who were currently hospitalized as of Friday, another record on Thursday.
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Nevertheless, the cure is far from a cure. Adams reminds people before the holiday season that prevention is the best medicine.
“The loving thing to do is practice three ‘WS’ – wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance.”
Part of those preventive measures, Adams said, include getting a flu shot this year. Adams said a COVID-19 will likely be ready for delivery by early 2021.