Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, even with all warnings, there have been more passengers in traffic jams on Sunday than any day. Although the surge after Thanksgiving has overwhelmed California’s hospitals, millions of people still travel.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, approximately 1.3 million people passed airport security checks, the most since the pandemic began. The fascination with holiday travelers has prompted fears that the number of coronavirus cases will increase.
Dr. Robert King Farley, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, said: “I think we are now in a viral tsunami.”
Kim-Farley worried about what would happen next. He said that if an emergency room is added to the emergency room, “your hospital becomes overloaded and your intensive care unit beds will not be available.”
The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, issued a frank warning about the consequences of celebrating New Year’s Eve. He said: “This is a life-saving or life-saving choice.”
Although US health officials promised to provide 20 million doses of vaccine by the end of this year, only 11.4 million doses were distributed and 2.1 million people received the first dose.
In New York, officials are investigating reports that a clinic “fraudulently obtained” the vaccine and distributed it across the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that anyone who violates the state’s rules regarding the priority of vaccines may lose their license and face a $1 million fine.
Cuomo said: “We want to send a clear signal to healthcare providers that if you violate the laws regarding these vaccines, we will find out and sue you.
In Florida, hundreds of senior citizens camped overnight to receive Moderna Inc. vaccines. In California, the epidemic is so severe that the US military has sent dozens of doctors and nurses to help.
“We will take care of you. We will find a place. We will place you in the corridor. We will place you in the meeting room. But ask yourself, is this a meeting room bed or a normal bed? The ward? Me Don’t think so.” said Dr. Vanessa Walker, a frontline doctor in California.
Now, the coronavirus has killed one in every thousand Americans.
People are also increasingly worried about the emergence of a new virus that seems to be more contagious in the UK. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now requires passengers from the UK to show negative test results before boarding a plane to the US.