An Anticipated Covid Surge
Trump’s leadership has caused over 200,000 deaths. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, or IHME, at the University of Washington has a new estimate. They conclude that America may suffer more than 415,000 deaths in the U.S. by January.
Tragically, dangerous inefficiencies persist in the federal response, particularly regarding mass testing. We are dependent upon the failed governmental response as the pandemic continues to wreck our health and economy.
Lack of masks, noncompliance with social distancing, and school re-openings will cause a surge in the number of new infections in the fall and winter. All experts stress that constant vigilance will contain the spread and prevent runaway outbreaks.
Hopefully, treatments like remdesivir and dexamethasone can help those with the coronavirus. The emphasis needs to be on ensuring adequate training, P.P.E., staffing and a specialized Covid-19 unit in every nursing home.