Many hospitals are on the verge of collapse: worse than during the pandemic. Alert among epidemiologists.
faced the threat of “Tripledemia” why significant increase in respiratory conditions, United States officials are once again requesting Use of masks in closed places.
is that after two years of distancing and the use of face masks added once again to the current absence of restrictions Suffering why other virus in the medical setting. This, added to the sixth wave of Covid, is anticipating a very complicated situation.
so many hospital they are already with them collapsed services (or about to be saturated).
What is tripledemia?
tripledemia is the confluence of VRS (respiratory syncytial virus)The COVID-19 And this SufferingWhich already affects millions of Americans.
So, in short, tripledemia it’s a coincidence in the environment of Virus SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19), RSV virus and influenza virus,
it happens that this year flu cases rise Earlier than normal and is expected to increase further in the next few weeks.
in addition children infected with rsv (causing flu-like and COVID-19-like symptoms), rhinovirus and enterovirus They are already filling children’s hospitals in many states across the country.
Tripledemia: A Worrying Condition
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walenskyindicated that health care systems have been under pressure, prompting them to recommend re-use of masks Mirror,
“to protect communities in those circumstances at those high levels, We have recommended and will continue to recommend that those communities wear a masksaid the officer.
In this sense, last Friday, November 9, the state of Washington published a guide prepared by the heads of 25 hospitals and 12 health officials asking people wear a face mask indoors,
“As health officials and healthcare leaders working to improve the health of Washington residents, We recommend that everyone wear a high quality mask, It fits well when other people stay indoors to avoid getting these infections and spreading them to others,” he elaborated.
In addition, according to the above media, he asked citizens to demonstrate epidemic practices Such as not going to work or school if Covid positive, ventilation of the environment and plans for “quick treatment” of vulnerable people.
Dean Seidlinger, the state epidemiologist, warned that Oregon is already Feeling the effects of tripledemia.
“There is a combination of rising flu, RSV and Covid-19 cases Pushing hospitals over their current ICU bed capacityWhich has never happened during the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon,” he said of the situation he is experiencing.
More recommendations on the use of masks
Similar regional trends occurred when the County of angel (the most populous in the United States) raised it Community risk of Covid at “high” level And recommended by New York City health advisor Ashwin Vasan Use of masks in popular public areas,
according to what is not yet clear Mirroris if it will Necessary in some areas.
Two recent studies from Yale University warn about US emergency rooms overcrowded and blamed it on “overwhelming resources and symptoms of deeper problems in the health care system”.
Their findings showed that between January 2017 and December 2021, the average number of patients leaving emergency departments nearly doubled, from 1.1% to 2.1%.