US Covid-19 hospitalizations expected to substantially increase from an already record-high over the coming weeks, expert says

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Health, Us Coronavirus: Covid-19 Hospitalizations Expected To Substantially İncrease From An Already Record

As hospitals across the US handle record-high Covid-19 hospitalizations nearly two years into the pandemic, staffing shortages are expanding as health care employees face prolonged risks for exposure.

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With available intensive care beds dwindling across several states, experts are encouraging Americans to remain vigilant and try to avoid Covid-19 as tough weeks lie ahead.Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, warns that because increases in hospitalizations tend to lag spikes in overall cases,"the next three, four weeks are going to be hard" for the nation, which already has more than 156,000 people currently hospitalized with Covid-19, according to data Sunday from the US Department of Health and Human Services.Many hospitals are halting nonurgent procedures and relying on the National Guard as Covid-19 hospitalizations rise"I expect those numbers to get substantially higher. The problem is we are running out of health care workforce, we don't have the staffing. 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I am going to need ashishkjha to be quiet for a bit. He pushed for Americans to celebrate this Christmas and Thanksgiving which led to a huge surge in COVID cases and shutdown airlines. He was also against boosters. I want to hear from someone that tells the truth CONGRATULATIONS on picking up Kasie Hunt ,luvs me some Kasie 💙💙

COVID-19 deaths notably rise, as hospitalizations dip: Weekly COVID roundupThough still remarkably high, Ohio hospitals saw a decline in their daily COVID-19 patient count this week. However, the state also reported its highest number of COVID-19 deaths in recent memory. Stay safe. Mild viruses do not kill. Because deaths lag behind hospitalizations. 90% of Covid patients in Cleveland Clinic’s ICU are unvaccinated. Get vaccinated if you haven’t already. It’s safe and effective.

Covid-19: No further Covid-related deaths and 2,668 casesThe total number of deaths linked to the virus reported by the Department of Health is 3,035.

Navigating COVID-19 testing and vaccine requirements for travel in the U.S. and abroadBecause of the rapid pace of omicron infections, countries abroad are changing their entry requirements for visitors. Many towns and cities are also changing their COVID-19 mitigation plans.

Covid-19 Test Distribution Plans Put More Pressure on U.S. SupplyCovid-19 test makers are ramping up production to meet demand supercharged by the Biden administration’s billion-test buy Hell yea! Let's give the Chinese companies making these tests billions. What could go wrong?

Major Super Bowl Parties Still On Despite COVID-19Super Bowl parties are still set to go down as scheduled in Los Angeles next month ... with several big events promising to follow the city's COVID-19 protocols. 🤣🤣🤣Of course they are and should. Omicron is like a bad cold; now everyone will be immune, and we can get on with our lives. As long as this administration allows, however, they won't due to the fact it will shine a spotlight on their terrible reign! More covid cases WOW 😮! Super Spreader Bowl is what it should be called! 🙄 Special guest… Omicron and his big sister Covid-19!

Australia's daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100,000Australia's daily coronavirus infections on Sunday fell below 100,000 for the first time in five days, amid expectations that the Omicron wave had neared its peak in New South Wales, the worst-hit state. They are on permanent lockdown and beat their citizens for mask infractions. And still have Covid cases that high. Maybe bc these restrictions don’t work down under dopes! Australia is the new North Korea. blame novac

(CNN)As hospitals across the US handle record-high Covid-19 hospitalizations nearly two years into the pandemic, staffing shortages are expanding as health care employees face prolonged risks for exposure.Daily COVID-19 hospitalizations climbed to the highest-ever figure on Monday, Jan.BBC News NI outlines the latest data on coronavirus and Covid-19 vaccinations across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.at the Alaska Park facility’s indoor site, adjacent to the Coast International Inn.

With available intensive care beds dwindling across several states, experts are encouraging Americans to remain vigilant and try to avoid Covid-19 as tough weeks lie ahead.Dr. Week-over-week, the daily patient count was lower on Saturday (6,289) than it was the previous Saturday (6,529). Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, warns that because increases in hospitalizations tend to lag spikes in overall cases,"the next three, four weeks are going to be hard" for the nation, which already has more than 156,000 people currently hospitalized with Covid-19, according to data Sunday from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Deaths are measured by recording those who died within 28 days of receiving a positive result in a test for coronavirus.Many hospitals are halting nonurgent procedures and relying on the National Guard as Covid-19 hospitalizations rise"I expect those numbers to get substantially higher. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. The problem is we are running out of health care workforce, we don't have the staffing. Many towns and cities are changing their COVID-19 mitigation plans, including some communities in Alaska.

So that is going to be a challenge for many weeks ahead," Jha told Fox Sunday. Since 5 January, people in Northern Ireland who have a positive lateral flow test (LFT) no longer need a PCR test to confirm that result.While early data from New York, one of the earliest hotspots in this latest surge, shows promising developments -- its test positivity rate is 13%, down from a peak of 23% a couple weeks ago, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul -- the wave of ongoing Omicron infections is expected to peak at different times across the country.Read MoreCases are plateauing and even declining in some regions, US Surgeon General Dr. There are 30 patients with Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units. Vivek Murthy said Sunday, but he cautions that's not the case everywhere. While there are currently few community-wide pandemic restrictions, she said that “different businesses have different rules,” particularly regarding masks.

"The challenge is that the entire country is not moving at the same pace. The Omicron wave started later in other parts of the country, so we shouldn't expect a national peak in the next coming days," Murthy told Jake Tapper on CNN's"State of the Union. There have been 883,372 booster vaccines delivered."'use strict';CNN.Videx=CNN.Videx || {};CNN. The Republic of Ireland recorded 14,555 PCR-confirmed cases on Saturday, down from 17,065 cases on Friday. Alaska Airlines is offering a 20% off coupon code for Alaskans to go to Juneau during the legislative session.

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..MUST WATCH 'This is nonsense': Stelter blasts Fox and Glenn Beck for false Covid story 02:28The average daily number of new recorded Covid-19 cases surpassed 750,000 for the seventh consecutive day Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University data, meaning Americans at work, school and elsewhere face a heightened risk of exposure that is unparalleled during the pandemic. Additionally, the US averaged 1,796 Covid-19 deaths a day over the past week, according to JHU data.Former FDA commissioner Dr.

Scott Gottlieb said Sunday the benefits for those at higher risk for severe illness of avoiding this surge means they will have a better ability to fight the virus as the year moves forward. "I would much rather have my reckoning with Covid after I've been vaccinated a number of times, after there's orally available drugs widely accessible to treat this infection, after there's monoclonal antibodies widely accessible to treat it, after diagnostic testing is stockpiled," Gottlieb told CBS'"Face the Nation.""And those realities will be truth come this fall, certainly come this summer. So I think people will be in a much better position to grapple with this next fall. I think we should remain vigilant for the next several weeks, try to avoid this infection if you can," he said.

As the Omicron surge continues, parents of young kids hunker down...againAs the virus spreads, school districts are struggling to keep classrooms open, and some are instituting more safety measures to avoid a return to remote learning. Chicago Public Schools, which canceled classes for days in a recent dispute with the teachers' union that voted in favor of virtual learning, resumed in-person teaching last week after pledging to increase Covid-19 testing as well as provide higher-quality KN95 masks.

Experts have stressed more tools are available at this stage of the pandemic than before to help keep schools open. Masks are one of the key ways to help mitigate Covid-19 spread, and in Virginia, at least two school districts will continue to require mask usage despite an executive order from the state's newly elected governor that allows parents to make decisions about whether their child wears a mask in school.Public school students protest outside of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters after walking out of their classrooms on January 14 in Chicago.Beware of Covid-19 test scams, state officials warnThe Biden administration is taking additional measures to expand access to Covid-19 testing, Murthy told CNN Sunday, which has been hindered in recent months due to supply not meeting an increase in demand.Here's how you can get free home Covid-19 testsA billion Covid-19 tests will become available for people to order through a federal website starting January 19, Murthy said, and 50 million tests have been sent to community health centers around the country.

Those with private insurance can now get up to eight tests per person per month, he added.Yet the current lack of testing availability in some areas has provided an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of those in need. Attorneys general in Oregon, New Mexico and Illinois last week warned consumers of"pop-up" Covid-19 testing sites that may provide false results or skim personal information.Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said Wednesday that huge demand for Covid-19 testing"brings bad actors and some businesses trying to make a quick buck out from the shadows." Residents should be"cautious about pop-up testing sites that charge out-of-pocket fees, do not display logos, do not disclose the laboratory performing the test, are not affiliated with a known organization, or that ask for sensitive information, like social security numbers, that is not necessary for insurance," Rosenblum said.

A nurse tends to a patient in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Friday, January 14.Study questions ending isolation after 5 days without negative testTesting availability is critical to help slow the spread of Covid-19, not only to better determine if someone has contracted the virus but also for those who did to later find out if they are negative and not infectious. Billionaires added $5 trillion to their fortunes during the pandemicCurrent guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people infected with Covid-19 can end isolation after five days if they don't have symptoms, and that they should wear a mask around others for at least five more days. The best approach for an individual with access to a test is to use it toward the end of their five-day isolation period, but taking the test is not mandatory, according to the CDC guidance.But a new study on the infectiousness of the Omicron variant finds many individuals were still assumed to be infectious five days after their infections were initially detected, suggesting a more cautious approach may be warranted.

Researchers looked at 10,324 Covid-19 test results from 537 NBA players and others affiliated with the league, finding 97 confirmed and suspected Omicron cases. Hawaii may soon require travelers to have a Covid boosterAmong 27 individuals who tested positive one or fewer days after a previous negative test, 52% were still assumed infectious five days after their infection was detected, the study found. And among 70 individuals who tested positive two or more days after a previous negative test, 39% were still assumed infectious five days after their infection was detected.Regarding the study's findings, one of the researchers -- Nathan Grubaugh with the Yale School of Public Health -- said,"Ending isolation at day 5 should include a negative rapid antigen test. Otherwise isolation needs to be extended.

"Earlier this month, Gottlieb said while a certain percentage of people may leave isolation after five days and still be infectious, they are not"driving the pandemic.""I think what underlies the CDC recommendation, there is a recognition that this is an epidemic that's not being instigated -- spread, if you will -- by people who get diagnosed, isolate for five days and go back into public circulation on day six," Gottlieb said.CNN's John Bonifield, Eva McKend, Ryan Nobles, Laura Ly, Artemis Moshtaghian, Niah Humphrey and Meagon Whitehead contributed to this report. .