Covid 19 is relentless. It is a highly infectious virus. The spread can be slowed but it appears the United States is not doing a good job in slowing the virus.
Adequate testing, social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands and not touching your face are all keys to avoiding infection. Instead, people are crowding together ignoring the precautions they need to take to avoid illness.
The picture below is not the way to stop the spread of Covid 19.
According to Eat This Not That/Health Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine is warning that the infections could by apocalyptic.
"'The big metro areas seem to be rising very quickly and some of the models are on the verge of being apocalyptic,' Dr. Hotez revealed, pointing to models he posted on his Twitter account demonstrating that Houston's daily cases could quadruple by July 4, unless serious actions are taken.
'That is really worrisome and as those numbers rise, we're seeing commensurate increases in the number of hospitalizations and ICU admissions,' he said. "You get to the point where you overwhelm ICUs and that's when the mortality goes up.'" Eat This Not That
The indicators show that many areas of the country are headed for a very serious rate of infection making the next few months horrific. It is, therefore, important to heed the warnings and take proactive action to prevent being infected with Covid 19. Social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing are effective.
Unfortunately, despite preventative measure being available, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming are experiencing spikes in Covid 19 cases. Texas, California, and Florida are three states where the upward trend in infections is beyond serious.
It is time to wake up and listen to the medical and scientific specialists. It is important to act by taking the appropriate preventative action.