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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Sparks Fears of Super Spreader Event
"Now for the second time this week, the US reaching 100,000 new cases of Covid 19 in a single day even as cases soar, massive events are taking place around the country. In Sturgis, South Dakota, 700,000 people are expected for the annual motorcycle rally, leading to fears of a super spreader event. This as hospitalizations grew from 12,000 month ago. More than 61,000. Now. Florida setting a new pandemic record high pediatric admissions are climbing one of those hospitalized 17 year old David Espino. High school football player now battling Covid and pneumonia for the last 10 days. I'm pretty scary. Actually, you can get to anyone they get you if you're 10, If you get you if you're 60, it doesn't matter in Mississippi, where the state health officer says Delta is sweeping over them like a tsunami. Hospital workers feeling overworked Once again, it is almost impossible to put into words, the frustration that they feel in many places. It's not a lack of beds, but a lack of stuff that's stretching hospitals thin. Like at Willis Knighton Medical Center in Louisiana. We don't feel like we have a time to devote to the patients that we need. It's just it's Sorry. I'm getting emotional. Just talking about it in Houston Harris Health System in Crisis mode. This 11 month old patient sick with Covid forced to be airlifted to another hospital because none of the pediatric hospitals in town had room the level of sick visits that we've seen this summer. June, July. And now August. I've never seen in 20 years of practice here in Houston, this as officials hint There could be major developments on booster shots, a source telling ABC News. The FDA is expected to reveal their plan for immuno compromised Americans by early September. We are now working on that, and we'll make that be implemented. As quickly as possible, According to an HHS document obtained by ABC News. Multiple states are now asking for federal assistance. They're asking FEMA for help with
"willis knighton medical center" Discussed on Perspective
"Coming up the spread of the delta variant. How it's changing the course of the pandemic as long as the virus continues to spread you give it ample opportunity to mutate and when you give an ample opportunity to mutate you may sooner or later. Get another variant. What is happening in the air angry passengers out of control as the airlines. Try to figure out a solution. The faa is zero tolerance policy. And they've opened up thousands of investigations into unruly behavior. Most of these incidents really start with masks and service workers especially in tourist towns. They're proving this summer they're more essential than ever right now. I have approximately twenty five open possession. So we're looking at around seventy five associates to get us through the busy summer that we've ever seen all ahead on perspective. We've entered another new phase in the pandemic. let's call this one. The delta variant face the original corona viruses mutate a couple of times and this version is the most contagious. We've seen so far it's hitting younger and younger. People and once again proven deadly especially in areas where americans have chosen not to get vaccinated. One of them is travis campbell from bristol tennessee. After months of speaking out against the vaccine he came down with kobe and said this from his hospital room where he was put on oxygen this week to too or the one way found this would be the real truth. It's very serious. Strand shelters four detached. Those have issues have not been facts ninety five. Thank you have to find your number larger fine for every single breath. Dr anthony fao g wishes. It hadn't come to this because he and other public health officials have been saying all along. The vaccines are vital. People who say. I don't wanna get vaccinated because it's me and i'll worry about me. I'm not having any impact at anybody else. That's just not the case because when people don't get vaccinated allows the virus to circulate and then mutate as long as the virus continues to spread. You give ample opportunity to mutate and when you give an ample opportunity to mutate you may sooner or later. I get another variant. And that's where we are now if we continue to vaccinate and we get that ninety three million people who are eligible for vaccinations who have not been vaccinated in the immediate intermediate and long-term and do the mitigation right. Now we will turn the delta surge around. The vaccine is become political. And so has the wearing of masks. Listen to these parents debating a mask mandated their johnson county. Kansas school board was considering. This is not a monarchy or dictatorship. So stop acting like tyrants. This is no longer about health. This is about control out. Universal masking outbreaks will occur. We want to make sure that the policy will mean that most people will be masked in the end. The school board did pass the mandate some governors illinois. Jay pritzker have passed statewide mask requirements in public schools. Some like florida's rhonda santa's and texas greg. Abbott have passed statewide mask bands in public schools. And some like arkansas's. Ace hutchinson have passed mask. Bands are now trying to turn them around to let school boards decide. Schools should be the safe place to go. There's two ways to do it get vaccinated. Were really pushing. That in arkansas. For our high school kids knows above twelve but those under are very vulnerable. The delta variant is a concern to us and in the nation's hospitals. It feels like we are back right where we started doctors and nurses pushed to the brink and it never seems to end. Abc's marcus moore is in one hard hit region of the country in louisiana healthcare workers struggling to keep up as the state faces its highest number of hospitalizations. Since the pandemic began ninety percent of those hospitalized patients are unvaccinated exploding bursting at the seams influx of kobe patients is taking its toll. On the staff here at willis knighton medical center to be honest. I probably i most days and go home. And i'm tired. I've been doing this for a year and a half. It just feels like there's never going to be an end if you're not going to get the vaccine at least mask. Try to be part of the solution. Fifty eight thousand patients are now hospitalized across the country with colon nineteen eighteen to forty nine year olds accounting for forty one percent of them and concern growing about the most vulnerable children. Pediatric hospitalizations are now three and a half times higher than they were a month ago in memphis where two children died from. Covert a doctor. They're telling our affiliate w. the delta varian is to blame. I changed over the last week. And i started seeing an increasing number of kids admitted with cova. Abc's marcus more and louisiana public. Health officials have warned. The next six weeks in this country will be crucial with possibly as many as two hundred thousand infections per day. A strong possibility. A number. Not seen since the rollout of the vaccine. Those fights over masks schools. They're also happening in the skies. Airline passengers are getting more unruly. The faa tracking a big spike in incidents. Many of them triggered by mask mandates. Maybe you saw the video this week not related to masks ohio man who allegedly groped female flight attendants and punched a male. Flight attendant is outbursts. Just one of the many instances of bad behavior. We've seen on flights this year. His actions they say were caused by alcohol not masks. Abc transportation producer. Sam sweeney has been tracking all this and following what the airlines are doing to try to stop it. Let's say you are one of those flights and it's packed flight which a lot of them have been a lot of people wanna fly after the pandemic and you get one of these people on there who is just kind of going crazy. i mean. let's listen to what happened on a flight between philadelphia and miami this week. That is the sound of a guy being duct tape to his seat after he broke to flight attendants and then we're not stop yelling. And this is one of thousands of incidents that have been happening across the country passengers onboard planes behaving very very badly. Yeah that's twenty two year old. Max berry who has made international headlines with that incident on a frontier flight frontier even suspending the flight attendants saying they are handled improperly and then later backtracking and samuel. Now they're doing an investigation and that they support their flight attendants but like you said this is happening more than ever. The faa is zero tolerance policy. And they've opened up thousands of investigations into unruly behaviour this year alone which has reached a record high. Now we should mention that. Most of these incidents really start with masks people are accepted after. Wear them despite agreeing to it when they buy their ticket when they enter the airport when they go through security and then again when they get on the plane and then you have cases where people who are abiding by the rules are angry that passengers who are not abiding by the rules. An fights break out in those cases and then a lot of times. It's alcohol induced. The faa sending out a note airports across the country saying look. Tell your police officers. In the airports to start arresting these unruly passengers instead of questioning than and releasing them and also tell the restaurants and bars to stop serving alcohol to go because this is only fueling the problem. How many of these. Unruly passenger complaints are they're normally. And how.
"willis knighton medical center" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir
"Battle over masking also heating up again a vocal protest against masks in schools in jefferson county. Colorado the governor of arkansas one of eight states that have outlawed mask mandates now trying to get the legislature to allow an exception for schools. Tonight one hundred and ninety two million people have received at least one dose that sixty seven percent of everyone twelve years and older and tonight news that the fda may issue full authorization to the pfizer vaccine in just weeks. Abc's marcus moore. Leads us off in shreveport louisiana tonight the warning signs the worst of the summer surge is yet to come an alarming new projection from the cdc shows the number of kobe. Patients could triple by the end of august. Deaths could reach as many as nine thousand a week and dr faucher warning cases could hit two hundred thousand a day. We went to louisiana ground zero with the highest infection. Rate in the country inside willis knighton medical center in shreveport the patients keep coming exploding absolutely skyrocketing through the roof and every day is a battle emotionally and physically for nurse melinda hunt. I'm putting people that are my age and my parents age bodybags and it is my worst fear to for it to be one of them a lot of tears here today. To be honest. I probably cried most irc and go home wall. Why i'm tired. I've been doing this for a year and a half and it just it feels like there's never going to be an end and if you're not going to get the vaccine at least mask try to be part of the solution. Seventy five year. Old curtis canon has been struggling to breathe with chest pains. He was skeptical about the vaccine. But not anymore. Don't believe at one. I to get vaccinated because this isn't fun in virginia. Forty year old travis. Campbell also regrets not getting the vaccine writing on facebook. I'm over the stupid conspiracies. It's time to be rational and protective. He now wants others to get the shot across the country. The battle over masks intensifying in jefferson county. Colorado hundreds of parents today protesting a new mask requirement for three to eleven year olds in schools. Eight states have banned mask mandates including covert hot zones. Like florida with the governor has threatened to cut funding for schools requiring masks. Let me tell you this if you're coming after the rights of parents in florida i'm standing in your way. I'm not gonna let you get away with it. But in arkansas which is also treating a record number of kovic patients the governor backtracking now urging lawmakers to carve out an exception so schools can require masks than hindsight. I wish that had not become law. We do have a vulnerable group. That is not eligible for the vaccine and growing concerns now with pediatric cases nearly doubling in the last week seven-year-old cash henderson in saint louis is immuno-compromised. He got covert and spent three days in the hospital. You.