After recording one million injuries in one day, why did Corona’s injuries in America increase by 1000% in one month?

Dr. Khaled Al-Shami, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, confirms that the situation has become catastrophic in the United States, with about one million people infected with the Corona virus every 3 and 4 days. Although the expected peak within several weeks has not yet been reached.

Washington– The United States recorded what was described as a “tsunami” of infections with the Corona virus (Covid-19) and its variants, as the number of infected people reached one million cases yesterday, Monday, after the number was 97 thousand cases on the second of last December. This represents an increase of 1,000% in one month.

And it was not so bad in terms of the number of deaths as well, despite the significant increase that it witnessed during the past month – where 1021 people died on the second of December – official statistics recorded on the second of January this year the death of 1,578 injured, i.e. An increase of 54%.

And since the Omicron mutant arrived on American soil less than 5 weeks ago, not a day passes without a significant increase in the number of infected people.

The United States ranks first in the world in the number of coronavirus infections (Reuters)

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And Dr. Khaled Al-Shami, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, confirms that the situation has become catastrophic in the United States, with more than a million people infected yesterday, Monday, as the mutant Omicron turned into a kind of tsunami wave sweeping all aspects of American daily life.

Al-Shami told Al-Jazeera Net that the number of injuries is rising in an engineering sequence that does not stop. The number of injuries in Florida, for example, increased by an estimated 10 times in just two weeks, and the percentage of injuries is expected to reach its highest rates by the end of January.

According to Al-Shami, “If infection rates continue to be the same for the next few weeks, the American medical system may know worse conditions than what we witnessed at the beginning of the virus outbreak.”

The total number of hospital admissions of people with corona at the end of yesterday, Sunday, the second of January, reached 93,327 cases, recording an increase of 35% from last week, according to the data of the Ministry of Health.

The highest number of hospital admissions was recorded at the height of the virus outbreak on January 10, 2021, when it reached 137,000.

For his part, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Senior Adviser to Combat Epidemiology and Medical Advisor to the White House, said that the United States is witnessing a very sharp rise in cases of Covid-19 with the outbreak of the mutated Omicron, and it is likely that this wave will reach its peak after several weeks.

Blizzard freezes COVID-19 tests

Yesterday, Monday, large areas of the southern, central and northern United States were hit by a snow storm, with which government departments closed their doors, including testing centers to detect infection with the Covid-19 virus, which spread widely and witnessed long queues during the past days.

The snow storm caused the postponement of the opening of American schools for the first time after the Christmas and New Year holidays, at a time when local educational departments were reviewing plans for the return of millions of students to their classes, with the continued rise in the number of children’s infections with the virus.

With no signs of a decline in children’s infections, many schools have changed plans for students’ return, linking them to requirements such as testing for the virus. Many educational departments also decided to partially switch to remote teaching due to the lack of teachers as a result of infection with the virus.

The website of the “Porbio” educational data company indicated that 2,100 schools have moved to distance education, or postponed studies in it entirely. And the authorities in Washington, DC, decided to postpone the opening of schools to the sixth of this month, with the provision of virus tests to students on the fourth and fifth of the same month.

The authorities required a certificate of infection-free status for students before they could return to school. At the same time, many Americans complain that there are not enough COVID-19 tests available in most parts of the United States.

An American girl receives a booster dose of the vaccine after it was approved to be given to children between 12 to 15 years (Reuters)

Booster doses for kids

For its part, the US Food and Drug Administration approved on Monday the emergency use of a booster dose of the “Pfizer” vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years.

The authority also shortened the time required to receive the booster dose to 5 months instead of 6, for each person aged 12 years and over.

Half of 12 to 15-year-olds (an estimated 8.7 million) have completed their full vaccination, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and are now eligible to receive the third booster dose.

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