Fred Romankewiz was being vaccinated at the time, but he was not feeling well, so he cancelled the appointment and took the Covid-19 test instead. Although he is still far from the coronavirus finish line, a 54-year-old building materials salesman from Lansing has now tested positive.
Romankewiz said: “What really frustrates me is that one year has passed, and now-three months, I hit the ball on the tee. I mean, everything I did was right.” “Then This happened.”
Romankewiz was watching TV, responding to a series of text messages and joking in the Sparrow Hospital bed in Lansing. Romankewiz said he was optimistic about his prospects for a full recovery, but the virus disappointed him.
He said: “I think I played ten rounds with Mike Tyson.”
Roman Kewitz leads a healthy life without any underlying diseases. He said he contracted the virus from his 19-year-old son Andy. His wife, Betsy, was fully vaccinated and also infected with the virus, but with mild symptoms.
Jim Dover, CEO and president of Sparrow Health System, a large medical institution in central Michigan, said the current surge is driven by two things: pandemic fatigue and mutations in the coronavirus that make it contagious. Sex is stronger, even more deadly.
Dover said: “This variant is more toxic and therefore more contagious and easier to be caught.” “Secondly, everyone is tired of wearing masks, so you will go out and find that there is a lack of social distancing and a lack of wearing masks. This virus is invisible, people don’t know they are passing through the Covid Cloud, and then the next thing you know, they are infected.”
Dangerous variants all over the state
At the Royal Oak Hospital of Beaumont Hospital, the largest health care provider in Wolverine State, the prevalence of the B.1.1.7 variant is obvious.
Dr. Justin Skrzynski is a resident of Covid-this title did not exist a year ago-which means that he specializes in the care of Covid patients. He said they sent a small sample of some of these cases to the state for DNA analysis.
Skrzynski said: “Right now, the routine Covid test we conduct-still only shows Covid (or none).” “But we did send many people to the state, and now we have about 40% of B.1.1.7 patients All in this situation.”
Tina Catron, 44, is cared for by Skrzynski at the Royal Oak facility at Beaumont Health. The mother of two said that she believes her family has contracted the coronavirus through the children’s football league.
She said: “We are not sure to know 100%, but even though we are all covered up, we still think with our parents from the football field. From the outside, everyone is yelling. I think Thinking about what happened, my husband and son played football together and he took it home.”
Fight the virus in many ways
Michigan health officials have indicated that schools and youth sports are both vectors of the virus. Catron said that her 9-year-old Levi and 7-year-old Jesse had no symptoms. Her husband was very sick but was not hospitalized.
She said she was taken to the hospital in shock. She is healthy, active, without any underlying diseases, but needs hospitalization after developing pneumonia.
She said, “You feel a little suffocating.” She cleared her throat, still trying to breathe.
Michigan-Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has faced strong opposition from Republicans, business owners and others because of his ongoing coronavirus restrictions-Michigan is fighting the virus on multiple fronts. Vaccines are being rolled out one after another. Approximately 600,000 Michigan people get vaccinated every week. The economy is reopening and some restrictions are lifted; many people have no masks or social distancing, returning to their pre-pandemic lives.
There is a similar increase in the number of people in the 40-49 age group, with 58 years of admission every day, compared with 33 years of admission in the fall. For people aged 60 and over, the hospitalization rate has dropped sharply due to the increase in the amount of vaccination.
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 35.2% of Michigan adults have received at least one vaccination, while 21.5% have been fully vaccinated.
Health workers were “thrown a curve ball”
Dr. Lynda Misra, medical director of the Covid Department at Royal Oak Hospital of Beaumont Health, said that the rising trend of cases is very obvious, and they are not sure where this situation will happen. She said that no matter what the consequences, she and her employees will meet the challenge-but the facts have proved that this virus is resistant and effective.
She said: “Each surge brings different challenges.” “We felt that we were vulnerable to this disease, but then we got into trouble.”
When talking with medical staff, the severity and pressure of this epidemic is obvious.
Lindsay Muenchen, a registered nurse in the Covid department of Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, said she believes the worst is over. She said: “When I came in that day, it was really difficult to see our ward filled with Covid’s patients again.” “There were tears in my eyes.”
Dora Hoppes, also at Sparrow Hospital, has been a registered nurse for 22 years. She said that the past year was the most difficult year.
On the first question in our brief interview, her voice was hoarse and emotional. When asked why it was difficult to talk about the past year, she gestured in the hallway. She said: “I only saw it yesterday.” “I have a patient who passed away, so it’s fresh every day.”
She said that the constant pressure to be surrounded by so many diseases and deaths is the most difficult part of her passion. “I want to start working now, just take care of someone who is here because they need the gallbladder.”
Linh Tran and Frank Bivona of CNN contributed to this report.