Alaska, which led most U.S. states on corona virus vaccination several months ago, took drastic action to impose crisis care standards across the hospital system, announcing that a massive increase in the number of Covit-19 patients forced rare medical resources. Ration.
Mike Dunlevy and health officials announced the move as the number of recently confirmed cases across the state reached another one-day record of 1,224 patients amid a wave of infections spreading the high-risk delta type among those who have not been vaccinated.
The delta variant “disables our health care system. If a bicycle accident happens to our children, it can affect everything from a heart attack to a stroke, ”said Dr. Ann Jinke, chief medical officer of Anlaska, at a news conference with Dunlevi.
Alaska Health and Human Services Commissioner Adam Crum announced the signing of an extended emergency extension to all state standards of crisis care announced last week. The new document restricts the responsibility of emergency care providers in all Alaska hospitals.
Furthermore, it recognizes the reality of government-controlled care, prioritizing a shortage of medical supplies and staff so that some patients can benefit from others, no matter how ill they may be, and their chances of recovery.
In anticipation of the arrival of COVID-19, Alaska signed a $ 87 million contract to hire hundreds of out-of-state health workers.
About one-fifth of Alaska hospital patients have COVID-19, according to state data. But that figure reduces the burden on the overall system because it “emphasizes” the ability to treat people suffering from car accidents, strokes, heart attacks and other illnesses, Dunlevie said.
Ironically, in April, Alaska was one of the best states to bring the Govt-19 vaccine into the hands of the people, which was greatly aided by the efforts of the state’s epidemic-aware tribal people.
Since then, Alaska has lagged behind the national average, with only 58 percent of the population aged 12 and over being vaccinated, according to the state database. The vaccine reduction coincided with significant political opposition to public health demands.
-From Reuters, last updated on ET at 6:45 p.m.
What is happening across Canada?
Saskatchewan’s only pediatric hospital opens pediatric intensive care unit with Covit-19.
People under the age of 40 have been admitted to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon. The Saskatchewan Health Authority said Wednesday so far Two adults in the pediatric intensive care unitMore space is provided.
Dr. Susan Shaw, medical director of the Health Authority, said intensive treatment capacity was under pressure.
The district was recently informed Govt-19 Hospital Admission Registration Numbers Mostly unvaccinated patients.
-From the Canadian Press, last updated at 6:40 ET
What is happening around the world
As of early Thursday, more than 230.1 million Covid-19 cases had been reported worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University Case-Tracking Tool. The global death toll stands at more than 4.7 million.
Inequality in the distribution of the Govt-19 vaccine was the focus of much more attention on Thursday than in many other countries. Africa I took the stage to speak at the annual meeting of world leaders at the United Nations.
Already, the fight to control corona virus infection Featured in the leaders’ speech In recent days, many of them have been sent precisely because of the virus.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the vaccine as “mankind’s greatest protection against this epidemic”.
“It is therefore of great concern that the international community has not upheld the principles of solidarity and cooperation to ensure equal access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said.
“Mankind’s accusation is that more than 82 percent of the world’s vaccines were obtained by rich countries, while less than one percent went to low – income countries.”
He and others urged UN member states to support a proposal to temporarily relinquish some of the intellectual property rights created by the World Trade Organization, allowing more countries, especially low- and middle-income countries, to produce the COV-19 vaccine.
Angolan President Joao Lorenzo said, “It is amazing to see the disparity in vaccine availability between some countries and other countries.”
“These imbalances allow the third dose to be administered, in some cases, in others, in Africa, the majority of people do not even receive the first dose,” Lurenko said.
At United States, The Pan American Health Organization has warned that countries in the region could continue to fight the local peak COVID-19 until 2022, even if the deaths fall from the January peak.
At Middle EastSyria’s epidemics are on the rise in the state – controlled territory and outside the state, which could undermine the weakened health care system in the war – torn country.
At Pacific Asia In the area, the streets of the Australian city of Melbourne remained quiet after three days of protests against Thursday’s closure as hundreds of police officers patrolled to prevent another demonstration as the Govt-19 cases in Victoria were settled. Daily registration.
Pictures on social media showed police checking out people in central Melbourne after Wednesday’s violent protest in Australia’s second largest city. This week, state officials ordered construction sites closed for two weeks and forced construction workers to be vaccinated to prevent the virus from spreading.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihit Suka has said that Japan plans to provide 60 million doses of Kovit-19 vaccine to other countries, more than double the previous promise of 30 million doses.
Thailand, meanwhile, has delayed plans to reopen Bangkok and some other major cities for foreign visitors until November.
A EuropeThe European Pharmaceuticals Association will decide in early October whether to approve a third dose of the Pfizer-Bioentech Covit-19 vaccine, which should be given half a year after the initial cycle of the two injections.
“If no further information is required, the results of this assessment are expected in early October,” Marco Cavalieri told a conference on Thursday.
– Last updated on ET at 2pm by Reuters and the Associated Press
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