Even with all the warnings, more passengers jammed airports on Sundays than any day since the coronovirus epidemic began. Millions disappointed the Thanksgiving surges that overwhelmed California hospitals.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, approximately 1.3 million passengers have passed through airport security since the onset of the epidemic. The crush of holiday travelers is causing another surge in coronovirus cases.
“I think we’re in a viral tsunami now,” said Dr., an epidemiologist at the University of California at Los Angeles. Robert Kim-Farley said. “This bus keeps on coming. It’s submerged.”
Kim-Farley fears what will happen next. If there is an upside to an increase, “your hospitals become overloaded, your intensive care unit beds become unavailable,” he said.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gave a blunt warning about the consequences of celebrating on New Year’s Eve. “It’s a choice that you can make that will either save lives or take life,” he said.
Although US health officials promised 20 million vaccine doses by the end of the year, only 11.4 million have been delivered and 2.1 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine.
In New York, officials are investigating reports that a clinic “fraudulently obtained” the vaccine and distributed it throughout the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday that anyone violating state regulations on the priority of the vaccine could lose their license and face a fine of $ 1 million.
“We want to send a clear signal to providers that if you violate the law on these vaccinations, we will find out and prosecute you.”
In Florida, hundreds of seniors camped overnight to receive Modern Inc.’s vaccine. In California, the outbreak is so bad that the US military is sending dozens of doctors and nurses to help.
“We’ll take care of you. We’ll find the place. We’ll put you in the hallway. We’ll put you in the conference rooms. But ask yourself, there’s a bed in a conference room that’s as good as a regular bed. It’s the patient.” Room? I don’t think so, “Dr. a frontline physician in California. Vanessa Walker said.
Coronavirus has now killed one in every 1,000 Americans.
There is also growing concern in the UK about a new strain of the virus that appears to be more contagious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now requires that passengers arriving from Great Britain show negative test results before boarding a plane to the US.