HOUSTON – As coronavirus continues to make high headlines in Texas and throughout the nation, medical doctors say many individuals have gotten fatigued. However they warn the virus has not forgotten about you.
“The coronavirus is lethal. It’ll stab you within the again,” stated Dr. Joseph Varon, the Chief of Drugs at United Memorial Medical Middle. The virus has already claimed greater than 250,000 lives within the US.
In Texas, over 1.4 million individuals have examined optimistic, and over 20,000 individuals have died.
“It’s been hell easy as that. We’ve been very busy,” Varon stated, who has been working continuous for 264 days at UMMC.
He says he seen individuals battle this virus whereas others have misplaced their battle.
“For me, the subsequent six weeks are in all probability going to be the darkest occasions within the metropolis of Houston. Until we maintain our social distance, put on our masks and wash our palms and keep away from going to giant crowded locations,” he stated.
With Thanksgiving lower than per week away, Varon’s message is easy. He says to remain at residence and keep away from journey.
“I do know household is essential however I’d slightly you will have a zoom assembly for Thanksgiving than an ICU assembly for Christmas let’s be clear,” he stated.
UMMC has already examined over 200,000 individuals and now they’re tasked with treating sick sufferers in El Paso, a metropolis that’s fighting a excessive file of instances.
“Most of them really have one foot within the grave. They’re very, very sick. Sufferers are on stretchers within the hallways as a result of they don’t have locations to position them,” Varon stated.
Even with vaccines near being accepted, Varon says it might not change a lot.
“I can not persuade my sufferers to get the flu shot. I’m discovering that it will be very troublesome for lots of people to simply accept that the vaccine might be right here,” he stated.
Varon says he’s ready to open two extra wards on the facility to arrange for the weeks after Thanksgiving.
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