Roundup U.S. ravaged by child cases, nurse shortage, vaccine hesitancy as Delta variant rages on

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9月 8, 2021

Roundup U.S. ravaged by child cases, nurse shortage, vaccine hesitancy as Delta variant rages on

NEWYORK,(Xinhua)–Childcasesofthecoronavirussurgedtonewhigh,nurseslefthospitalsfortravelingjobswithhandsomepay,,,whichmeanstheUnitedStatesformallystepsintothe19thmonthofitsfightagainsttheCOVID-19pandemic,anoverallroadmapisyettobefullyclearforthefederalgovernmentandthestatesthathavenochoicicschoolyear,butthistimewiththemorecontagiousDeltavariantgettingmorepeoplesick.”Navigatingschoolsafelywillbetrickierthanever,”,weddingsandlargeeventswithoutmasksthanatthistimelastyear,kidsfaceahigherriskofgettingsick,,buttoreduceriskfurther,adultswillhavetostepitup–“morepeopleneedtogetvaccinated,andmoreadultsneedtoreducetheirexposuretothevirus,”,theyexpectnotjustmoreCOVID-19patients,butanincreaseinflucasesandpatientswithotherrespiratoryillnesses,whichhasparticularlystrainedthe220childrenshospitalsrepresentedbytheChildrensHospitalAssociation,,casesandhospitalizationsamongkids”increasedexponentially.”Theyareattheirhighestnumberssincewinter,saidtheAmericanAcademyofPediatrics(AAP).ChildCOVID-19casesareup,withabout204,,,,,buthitwithacrisisofnursestaffing–manyofthemarequittingorretiring,exhaustedordemoralizedbythecrisis,andsomeothersareleavingforlucrativetemporaryjobswithtraveling-nurseagenciesthatcanpay5,,reportedNBConFriday.”Healthleaderssaynursesarebone-tiredandfrustratedfrombeingaskedtoworkovertime,fromgettingscreamedatandsecond-guessedbymembersofthecommunity,andfromdealingwithpeoplewhochosenottogetvaccinatedorwearamask,”saidNBC,addingthatthedeaththatnursesseeeveryday”isnothonoredorrecognized.”Meanwhile,theaveragepayforatravelingnursehassoaredfromroughly1,000to2,000dollarsperweekbeforethepandemicto3,000to5,000dollarsnow,,over6,000travelnurseshavefloodedt,therehighest:SouthDakota,33percent;Idaho,32percent;Alaska,29percent;Oklahoma,29percent;Mississippi,26percent;WestVirginia,26percent;Alabama,26percent;Montana,25percent;Missouri,25percent;andTennessee,,,findingthat,nationally,theresstill”notableresistance”among30percentofthepopulation.”ChiefreasonsforCOVID-19vaccinehesitancyareconcernsaboutsideeffectsandfearsthattheclinicaltrialsmovedtoofast,”,inated,,ttopfederalhealthofficialshavetoldtheWhiteHousetoscalebackaplantooffercoronavirusboostershotstothegeneralpubliclaterthismonth,saying,theactingcommissioneroftheFoodandDrugAdministration(FDA),,whoheadstheCentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention(CDC),warnedtheWhiteHouseonThursdaythattheiragenciesmaybeabletodetermineinthecomingweekswhethertorecommendboostersonlyforrecipientsofthePfizer-BioNTechvaccine,andpossiblyjustsomeofthemtostart.”Wealwayssaidwewouldfollowthescience,andthisisallpartofaprocessthatisnowunderway,”WhiteHousespokesmanChrisMeagherwasquotedbyTheNewYorkTimes(NYT)”fullreviewandapproval”ofboostershotsbytheFDAaswellasarecommendationfromtheCDC,,PresidentJoeBidensaidthatcontingentonFDAapproval,highlycontagiousDeltavariant,whichhasdrivenupinfectionrates,swampedhospitalswithCOVID-19patientsandisnowleadingtoanaverageofmorethan1,,326intheUnitedStatesonThursday,withits14-daychangerecordingan14percentrise,andthatofCOVID-19deathswas1,521onThursday,withits14-daychangerealizinga67percenthike,??