With coronavirus cases rising around the nation, a number of medical experts and health professionals are urging that Americans take every precaution that they can as they consider gathering for the holiday season.
The COVID-19 crisis has been ongoing for nearly 10 months now, and the consistent need for isolation and social distancing has many Americans feeling a bit jaded. Now that Thanksgiving is just days away, there are plenty of individuals who will be traveling and gathering, despite the warnings being issued by the CDC and the World Health Organization.
In Nevada, the state’s highest official is now pushing back on those who would ignore the dangers of COVID, and issuing a fairly substantial decree in an attempt to prevent further carnage.
“As of today, 13 of 17 of our counties are flagged for elevated risk of transmission. In the beginning of October, only two counties were flagged,” Gov. Steve Sisolak announced at a press conference Sunday. “Our statewide positivity rate is at a record 16.5 percent, and as I mentioned, we’ve surpassed 2,000 deaths.”
He also warned that hospitals are experiencing staffing shortages. “We are on a rapid trajectory that threatens to overwhelm our health care system, our frontline health workers, and your access to care,” he added. “So it’s time to act.”
If this three week “pause” doesn’t help to derail the spread of coronavirus, Nevadans will be approaching Christmas and New Year’s Eve under the threat of total lockdown.
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