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COVID-19 Antigen: American CDC predicts that more than 44000 people may die of COVID-19 in the next four weeks

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According to CNN, there has been an unprecedented surge in the number of COVID-19 cases caused by the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, which is crushing hospitals across the United States. Doctors say emergency rooms are overcrowded, and health experts call on revelers on New Year's Eve to maintain small outdoor parties to avoid a more serious surge.Screenshots of relevant reports"This is different from anything we have seen, even at the peak of the previous covid surge," Dr. James Phillips, who works in Washington, D.C., said on Wednesday.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the previous week, the United States hit a new high of an average of 300886 new cases per day.

"What we're going through now is that the emergency department is absolutely crushed," Phillips, director of disaster medicine at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, told CNN host Jim Acosta

Record numbers of cases have been reported across the country from New Jersey, New York to Chicago, and the number of hospital beds is also a problem. In Georgia, 200 National Guard soldiers have begun to help at coronavirus testing sites and hospitals. In Arizona and New Mexico, federal medical personnel have been deployed to provide substantial support to COVID-19.

Community communication in the United States

Some categories in the figure below are determined by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, based on county-level data on the number of new cases and positive rate per 100000 people in the past seven days.

Red represents "high spread", orange represents "large spread", yellow represents "medium spread", and light blue represents "low spread".

As can be seen from the above figure, the vast majority of counties in the United States have seen "high transmission"!

The number of inpatients also increased.

The novel coronavirus pneumonia has increased two times in the past two weeks, according to Louisiana state data, which has set a new record. Dr. Catherine O'Neal, chief medical officer of a medical center in the state, told CNN on Wednesday: "we see an amazing increase in the number of hospitalizations."

O'Neill said that many of the patients she had seen had not been vaccinated. They usually have more severe pneumonia, need intubation or need high flow oxygen. She said that other people who have not received booster shots or have only received partial vaccines are suffering from a flu like disease and are "vulnerable".

"They are older, they have heart failure, they have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and even if they are vaccinated, they can't cope with covid. Fortunately, most people can go home in a few days, which is a good thing," O'Neill said

The hospitalization rate in Maryland also peaked. As of Tuesday, 2046 people were fighting COVID-19 in the hospital. Novel coronavirus pneumonia cases were reported on Wednesday in the state, according to the state data, which is the highest number of new cases within 24 hours.

According to the U.S. Department of health and human services, nearly 78% of ICU beds are in use nationwide, of which 22% are occupied by COVID-19 patients. The number of paediatrics hospitalized due to COVID-19 is only 2.2% lower than the peak in early September, and has continued to grow rapidly since mid December.

Trend of inpatients since April 2020

What did the CDC director say?

On Wednesday, Dr. Rochelle walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, said that unvaccinated people were "17 times more likely to be hospitalized because of  COVID-19". Data from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention show that nearly 62% of Americans have been vaccinated, of which 33% have received intensive injections.

"What I can tell you is that if you are not vaccinated, you are 10 times more likely to get sick and 20 times more likely to die," she said at the COVID-19 briefing at the White House

In fact, according to data, the number of deaths from the virus increased by about 18% this week, with an average of 1546 deaths per day. According to the overall forecast released by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention on Wednesday, more than 44000 people may die from COVID-19 in the next four weeks.

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