COVID-19 Infections Rising In the United States. 144,258 New Infections In the Last 24 Hours And 420 Deaths. Hospital Beds Fast Running Out In Certain States
U.S. Medical News
: America is expected to have its worst SARS-CoV-2 Summer surge compared to the previous two years thanks to Biden’s strategy of trying to downplay COVID-19 infections so as to not disrupt economic activity and also present a false sense of victory over the COVID-19 disease as midterms elections are around the corner.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 144,258 new COVID-19 infections and 420 new COVID-19 deaths were reported for the United States. https://charts.medriva.com/us
In the last 10 days , figures have been hovering above the 100,000 benchmark for daily new SARS-CoV-2 infections and many health experts are warning that the real figures could be must higher almost 7 to 8 fold as many states are not reporting figures and testing is not available in many places coupled with rapid antigen test kits are not being included in certain states and in some places, individuals do not even bother to report their home test results.
The current surge in America is still in its infant stages and is being driven by the new BA.2.12.1 variant that is now responsible for almost 55.2% of all daily genomic sequencings. https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/raj.rajnarayanan/viz/USAVariantDB/VariantDashboard
Hospitalizations rates are increasing and many states are expected to run of hospital beds and ICU beds in about 10-14 days’ time. https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/raj.rajnarayanan/viz/HospitalCapacity-USA/HospitalCapacity
This summer is expected to witness a more vicious SARS-CoV-2 surge compared to the summers in 2020 and 2021 as the new BA.2.12.1 variant is far more transmissible and evasive to both natural immunity and also vaccine induced immunity coupled with the fact that it is already developing resistance to existing antivirals.
To make matters worse this summer, the surge is expected to be long as already in queue are the BA.4 and BA.5 variants and their concerning emerging subvariants ie BE.1 and BF.1 that will cause reinfection even in those infected with the BA.2.12.1 variant! Expect reinfections occurring with shorter intervals and expect clinical manifestations in every reinfection to be far worse than the previous.
Dr David Ho, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Columbia University in New York City, told U.S. Medical News
outlets , “The BA.4, BA.5 and their emerging subvariants are It's a serious threat in America as they start to gain predominance in circulation. Only a month ago, it was the constituted 0.02 percent of all sequencings, now it is about 5.6% combined!”
The BA.4 has been detected in at least 30 countries, and BA.5 has been sampled in 32 countries, according to the website Outbreak.info, which is maintained by the Scripps Research Institute. https://outbreak.info/
Dr Ho and his study team recently tested antibodies from the blood of vacc
inated and boosted people, as well as the antibodies of people who'd recovered from breakthrough COVID-19 infections, against engineered BA.4 and BA.5 viruses in the lab. In each case, they found a drop in potency against BA.4 and BA.5.
Their study findings showed that that BA.4 and BA.5 viruses are more than four times as likely to escape antibodies in individuals who've been vaccinated and boosted compared with BA.2 viruses. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.26.493517v1
This off course means BA.4 and BA.5 are more likely to lead to breakthrough infections, even in people who've had COVID-19 before.
Scientist are warning that without upgraded vaccines or boosters or real effective antivirals, a lot of Americans will get sick and many will die in the coming weeks to months.
Some are already projecting that about another 140,000 Americans will die in the next 3 months!
The impact from Long COVID is also expected to be far worse this time as all the new emerging variants are exhibiting shift in pathogenesis. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/another-divergent-ba-5-subvariant-designated-as-bf-1-has-emerged-expect-long-covid-issues-to-become-more-serious-with-these-new-emerging-variants
Again, it is being speculated that excess deaths rates due to these variants will rise exponentially in the next three months.
Unfortunately, many Americans are not taking heed of the threat from the summer surge due to political and also economic factors and many are also being brainwashed by the stupid mainstream media that the surges by the new variants will only result in asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic conditions and that there is no need to worry!
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