As the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic situation continues to be severe, the US medical system is becoming more and more intense and is under tremendous pressure. Novel coronavirus pneumonia patients and other diseases have also been greatly affected by the rapid response time and the waiting time of patients waiting for treatment.
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Emergency services are overloaded due to severe epidemic
According to the report, Baird, President of the American First Aid Association, said that under the influence of the severe epidemic, medical resources in various parts of the United States are becoming increasingly tense. In many areas, ambulance response times are two to three minutes longer than expected. For emergencies such as cardiac arrest, stroke and severe shortness of breath, a delay of just a few minutes can have a serious impact. Baird said that if the epidemic continues, the medical resources in the United States will be more strained in the next few days or weeks, and the ambulance response time may continue to extend. He stressed that emergency services in the United States are on the verge of collapse.
The report said that novel coronavirus pneumonia patients were diagnosed too much, and other diseases patients, the situation of medical resources shortage was not relieved. At present, some patients may not get timely treatment. Due to the lack of beds, some patients are forced to travel hundreds of kilometers to other hospitals for treatment. In many cases, ambulances carrying patients even have to wait for hours at the gate of the hospital. Some of the more remote parts of the United States are facing even worse conditions, with only one or two ambulances in some areas, the report said.
US expert: the epidemic situation may continue to worsen in the next few weeks
In addition, as many states in the United States have reported cases of mutated new coronavirus infection, Michael & middot; osterhom, director of the center for infectious disease research and policy at the University of Minnesota, said that in the next six to 12 weeks, people are extremely worried that the epidemic situation in the United States may continue to deteriorate. ‘it’s a great challenge, but most people still don’t realize the seriousness of it,’ he said.