Data from John Hopkin’s University now shows California tops New York as the State with the most COVID-19 infection surpassing 430,000. New York to date has 409,697 infected, most of the numbers happened during the Spring lockdown whereas California’s numbers accelerated after the lockdown.
Thursday, total new deaths in the U.S. exceeds 1,000 per day, a number we prayed will not happen again but it is happening. If it doesn’t slow down, that’s additional 30,000 lives that will be lost in 30 days.
Death from COVID-19 is increasing alarmingly in California with 8,201 deaths whereas New York has slowed down significantly at 32,594. Will any State in the U.S. reach close to the death numbers of New York? Maybe NOT, as we have better mode of diagnosis and treatment as well as resources compared to the first surge. Again, numbers could change easily depending on how people behave and respond to COVID-19.
The good news, California Healthcare Systems and Officials are prepared to handle the COVID-19 Summer surge all the way to Fall. When other States are still debating reopening and safety guidelines, Californians headed by Gov. Newsom has been preparing.
California has been aggressive in its preventative COVID-19 measures. California has spearheaded in its medical approach in triaging and treating COVID-19 patients in Emergency Rooms thus maximizing available hospital beds for the very sick patients. California initiated Telephone and Virtual Clinic visits that continues to keep their patients and staff safe.
So yes, we Californian Healthcare Workers are ready because we have been trained ready since we saw our first cases of COVID-19.
We’re passed the blaming. We’re passed the waiting. We’re moving towards what we wish California to be again. We have enough knowledge and information to make the right choice to do what’s right.
The daily new COVID-19 cases is sad as many of us are trying to stop the pandemic but the hope is strong in the State of Dreamers. Instead of focusing on the negatives, today we will celebrate California as the State of love, happiness and adventures. We celebrate the State that welcomed our dreams and inspired us to make them happen.
This was the last sunset we saw in San Francisco just before COVID-19. It was magical, even romantic. I believe we can have that magic again and it’s going be more beautiful than the one before.
Faith and unity over COVID-19 because we will get through this.
Note: Medical approach to COVID-19 from safety, to preventative, diagnostic and treatment measures will continue to change and evolve as rapid as every day, every week as we find better ways in managing the virus and the pandemic. That is a good thing. That is hope.