U.S. hospitals collapse: Focus on those who are on the verge of death

In the United States to explode the Corona-Pay outright, with around 77.300 new contagions within 24 hours of the pandemic in the United States has reached a ne

U.S. hospitals collapse: Focus on those who are on the verge of death

In the United States to explode the Corona-Pay outright, with around 77.300 new contagions within 24 hours of the pandemic in the United States has reached a new and very disturbing climax. In the country with approximately 330 million inhabitants were infected, and, therefore, so far, more than 3.5 million people demonstrably with Sars-CoV-2. Around 138,000 people died in connection with the Virus, which can cause the lung disease Covid-19.

That the U.S. health care system threatens to collapse against this Background, in some States, it is clear from a recent report by the news portal "Vox". The post Doctors warn that in some places the resources of clinics will soon be exhausted, should not get the States involved, the Corona-crisis under better control. Specifically, Arizona, Texas and California.

doctor from Arizona: "Focus on patients on the verge of death"

The Portal quoted a physician who works in the emergency room of a hospital in the vicinity of Phoenix, Arizona, with the words: "By Covid-19 are rejected, some people who are not yet sick enough, and can get very, very sick, because we focus on the patients who are on the verge of death." On Tuesday, 90 percent of the hospital were, according to the report, already the beds have been documented in Arizona. Michael Nagle/XinHua/Reuters

Murtaza Akhter, emergency physician at Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, said in an interview with Vox, he was concerned that you may soon have to sort out patients"". "Our fear is that we will have to start in a couple of weeks in order to share respirators, or we say: 'You don't get one, and you.' I would be really surprised if it wouldn't come to this", - quotes the Portal of the physician.

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Texas: Sunday newspaper prints 43 pages with obituaries

in addition to Arizona are considered particularly Texas and California, than Corona epicenters in the United States. The Sunday paper "Houston Chronicle printed" until a few days ago, 43 pages were filled with obituaries. After the governors of the Sunbelt States, including Texas, Arizona and California, in may, the loosening of the Corona-forced restrictions, a striking increase in the rate of infection. According to "Vox" to have the case of increased numbers, and hospital stays in a total of 44 U.S. States.

emergency medical Akhter was alarmed: "not to send people with Covid-19 with oxygen bottles home, because we have the capacity to take this on? This is something I have never done before in life," is how he is "Vox". The clinic staff attempts for the Moment to keep the situation under control - it is doubtful, however, according to Akhter, as long as you can make it. Because the psychological pressure was high: "to go To a layer and think 'I'm losing hope", which is dangerous," said the doctor to "Vox".

"If Arizona is not masked, and we get a big Problem,"

The medic is disappointed that many people in Arizona take the Hygiene measures seriously. So he can see, for example, every day people in the supermarket, and wore no mask. The need to wear a mask, also the other doctor, with the "Vox" voice. He told the Portal: "If Arizona is not masked, then we will get a big Problem."

U.S. President Donald Trump is not, in this context, the best role model a Long time the state had refused to head to wear a Mouth guard. dpa/Patrick Semansky/AP/dpa US President Donald Trump masks in the Corona-crisis rejects itself - now he has taken during a visit to a military hospital in Washington a mouth-nose protection.

Texas has already responded to the skyrocketing Infection rates. Greg Abbott, the Governor of the state, ordered at the beginning of the month, a mask of duty. Nevertheless, the Situation in Texas' clinics is still serious. Roberta Black, Vice-President of the Houston Methodist Hospital, said in an interview "Vox": "Every day we turn a new part of the hospital in a Covid-Station."

Other departments, such as, for example, cardiology would be shut due to the Corona-crisis staff down to Covid-treat patients. And there is another Problem: Rural hospitals would transfer ventilator patients to urban hospitals. This, already crowded, would have fewer and fewer beds available.

California has already hope, the emergency brake

In Texas pulled politicians and clinic staff now that the Corona-flattens curve. In California, where the hospital capacity is also in short supply has pulled up the government on the emergency brake: Many Corona-locker to be made to reverse. Bars, cinemas and museums in the most populous U.S. state have to close, as Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday.

in Addition, may serve Restaurants no guests in enclosed spaces. Similarly, in 30 districts, including Los Angeles, fitness studios, churches, hair salons, as well as many offices and shopping centres would have to cease operating, provided that this takes place in closed spaces, said Newsom. In the affected districts, around 80 percent of the 40 million inhabitants of the Federal state of life.

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Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 06:27

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