Regarding the situation, White House SARS-CoV-2 Operations Coordinator Ashish Jha warned of the possibility that the US healthcare system could not cope with the continued increase in patient numbers while also treating other medical emergencies.
“I worry that we’re going to have a pretty dysfunctional healthcare system for years without being able to care for heart attack patients or cancer patients and without being able to help children with appendicitis because we’re very overwhelmed get respiratory viruses for three or four months a year,” he said, quoted by the Washington Post.
The World Health Organization announced earlier this week that XBB.1.5 may stimulate more Covid-19 cases based on genetic traits and initial growth rate estimates.
The subvariant was first spotted in New York and Connecticut, United States, in late October, according to Gisaid, an international organization that aims to track and sequence variants of the coronavirus. (ALH)
Taken from the Latin Press
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