FDA chief makes worrying forecast for next few weeks
US officials are comparing the transmissible omicron virus to natural disasters and recording more than 1.4 million new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, monitoring hospital admissions as high as 140,000.
Officials are currently preparing for the coming weeks, which are expected to result in more cases disrupting health care systems and other essential services across the country. p>
It's been less than seven weeks since researchers began reporting omicron, which is only 42. a few days after it was discovered in the United States. The basis for the analysis, which was updated today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is that the highly mutated type now accounts for about 98%. January 3, also according to the New York Times. Set a new world record. The seven-day average of new cases per day is more than 737,000, an increase of 203 percent from the past two weeks. On Sunday, the US hit record with more than 142,000 hospitalizations, previously recorded in mid-January 2021. On Monday, the US reported more than 140,000 hospitalizations, bringing the seven-day average to 135,559, an 83 percent increase from last year. Two weeks. The death rate is also rising. The United States reported 1,673 deaths on Monday, bringing the seven-day average to 1,653 people per day, up 36 percent from the previous two weeks.Of the states and eastern regions affected by the early spread of the Omicron, they may be approaching or at their peak in places such as New York and the District of Columbia. But some Midwestern states are still at their peak, which means Omicron's rise in the US may not abate for a few more weeks.
Other health officials defended the federal response. Epidemics, especially this last and most devastating wave. Joe Biden's chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, described the Omicron wave as an "unprecedented massive increase." "We are doing our best," he added. Mike Brown (R-IN) Woodcock specifically asked if it was time for a drastic and "decentralized" change in the state's approach to dealing with the virus, noting that health precautions and vaccine instructions did not appear to prevent the Omicron wave." Woodcock said: That you fire the slate because your plant has been destroyed by a storm, hurricane or wildfire, but I don't know if that would improve the situation. "Previous methods 'are not responsible for the Omicron wave,'" Woodcock added. Then try to shift the discussion away from politics, offering a realistic perspective for the next few weeks. p>
"Most people get Covid. Well, 'OK,' Woodcock said. He didn't happen to be upset. I think it would be a good time to reassess our situation. Approach this pandemic." p>
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