In the spring, when the COVID-19 pandemic rages in the Northeast, thousands of people die every day across the country. However, although the virus is still raging-even in the United States, where the number of infected cases is at a record high (calculated based on the 7-day average number of cases), one thing has become clear: Therefore, people who die from the virus are not not much.Read on to understand the reasons and ensure the health of yourself and others, don’t miss these Determine the signs that you already have coronavirus.
Why are fewer people dying from the coronavirus?
According to a New York Times The report shows that even for severely infected people, their survival rate has improved. For example, a New York hospital system had a 30% mortality rate in March. By June, it had dropped to three percent. Another hospital in England had a death rate of 40% in late March, which dropped to 20% by the end of June.
Although the virus itself changes slowly, scientists do not think it has become “weakened or more virulent.”
As for why the mortality rate seems to have plummeted, researchers at NYU Langone Health recently conducted a study to find out. They analyzed the outcome of 5,000 patients who were hospitalized from March to August and found that the survival rate was improved more than the purely young patient population.
Although the factors contributing to the reduction in mortality are combined (from 25.6% in March to 7.6% in August), one of the main reasons is that COVID-19 was originally a misunderstood virus. Over time, medical care People begin to understand it and can better manage and treat it. Community awareness may be another factor, as people are seeking treatment early rather than late. In the end, hospitals are not as overwhelmed as before, so they have a better ability to treat patients.
Dr. Leora Horwitz, director of the Medical Innovation and Delivery Science Center at New York University Langone, told the media: “We have no panacea to cure, but we still have many, many small things.” New York Times. “We better understand when people need to use ventilators, when they don’t, and what complications should be watched for, such as blood clots and kidney failure.”
Although the mortality rate has fallen, the number of infections has increased, and hospitalization has increased, increasing by more than 40% in the last month alone. Health experts worry that this may have a negative impact on mortality.
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Dr. Fauci warned that we will still be “very painful”
Anthony FauciThe leading infectious disease expert in the United States expressed this concern in an interview Shepard Smith of CNBC On Wednesday night.
He said: “If the situation does not change, but if we continue to persevere, then this country will suffer a lot in terms of more cases, hospitalizations and deaths.” “We are on a very difficult track. We are on the wrong track. Direction. We handle 70,000 cases per week on average. Last Friday, our number of cases has reached 83,000. If you look at the map, there are a lot of cases in states in the wrong direction. If this situation continues, from One month from now, our situation will be worse than today.”
He also pointed out that due to its medical system, certain areas of the country are more vulnerable to damage.
“Some parts of the country will have even more problems, because in the heartland and then in some parts of the northwest, there have never been hospitals and intensive care facilities and flexibility like some large hospitals. New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia and other big cities,” he said. “So the worry is that if you talk to people in those areas of the country that I did, they will worry that if this trajectory continues, they might get stuck. Used for intensive care beds.”
“The data is strong. The facts also show that if you look at the map of countries/regions where the number of cases is rising, our hospitalized cases are also on the rise. Therefore, the cases are real. The results of the test.”
As always, Fauci reminds us that the best protection is to adhere to the basic principles – MaskHe said: “If you are not doing things uniformly across the country, keep a distance from people six feet or more. Avoid working outdoors in crowds of people, instead of doing things indoors, and wash your hands frequently.” In order for you to survive this pandemic healthily, don’t miss these 35 places most likely to catch COVID.