The Omicron strain is ravaging the United States, and the California hospital system is on the verge of collapse.
According to reports from several US media on January 14, it was affected by the Omicron strain of the new coronavirus mutated virus. The number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States is rising rapidly. As of this week, the nation’s daily average of new confirmed cases has nearly tripled from last winter’s peak.
The worsening outbreak is battering the nation’s healthcare system. Pharmacies in the U.S. have also had to temporarily close some stores because of staff shortages. Schools in some parts of the United States are also considering re-entering online teaching because of the outbreak.
According to the assessment of the California Hospital Association on the 13th, it is expected to be by the end of January. The number of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 in California is set to triple, and the surge will continue through the end of February.
California’s health department expects that by the end of January. More than 70,000 people will be hospitalized with the coronavirus. At the peak of the epidemic last year, the highest record was about 54,000.
The surge in infections and hospitalizations is worrying schools. While California school districts are working hard to keep schools open. But recent figures have led many schools to say they may return to online teaching within the next few weeks.
In addition, Walgreens and CVS Caremark, two of the largest drugstore chains in the United States, also saw an increase in the number of employees infected with the Omicron strain. Some stores had to temporarily close or adjust their business hours. Re-distribution of prescription drug lists and Covid-19 vaccines in an effort to reconcile the needs of local residents.