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Omicron Emergency Alert Update
Omicron U.S. daily cases close to 800,000. Add the unreported and the undiagnosed, about 1 million new infections per day. The infected in a few days, will infect a new group of People. Cycle repeats again and again until most of the U.S. Population COVID finally infects. Mission accomplished? No. Shocking? No. Numbers don’t seem to alert People anymore.
We’re spreading the virus to each other in an Emergency Level. Government Recommendation, more test kits. People’s Demand, more test kits. Real life, test kits won’t stop the Omicron Surge, it’s People adapting in their everyday lifestyle the infection safety guidelines we were taught last year.
Last year because I don’t think this year’s COVID prevention guidelines are safe at a time we’re dealing with a more aggressive, evasive variant. In fact, it appears the new safety guidelines both by CDC and Individual Employers are accelerating the surge.
What People don’t understand is that once everyone is doing the self COVID test and there is a drastic decline in COVID Public Health reporting, we will have a false data that COVID is now Endemic and that we can go back to normal without caution. We will be falsely informed that we have reached Herd Immunity while Hospitals are having double to quadruple patient influx.
What’s really happening in our Nation?
Emergency Rooms overwhelmed by “The Mild” but highly contagious COVID variant Omicron. No surprise there. Warnings and predictions were made months ahead.
Patients Drive Hours to ERs as Omicron Variant Overwhelms Rural Hospitals – The Wall Street Journal. No surprise their either. Expected every Surge. Will get worse with the next big surge as vaccinated Medical Staff are being infected by the Omicron. There is also a sad trend of Medical Professionals leavening bedside care due to exhaustion and trauma.
There is a disproportionate ratio of more leaving than being replaced. Biggest lost? Years of knowledge, wisdom and skills. Those actually are irreplaceable, and can’t be bandaid with short term relief like the National Guard or expensive temporary Travel Doctors and Nurses.
What’s happening in our own communities?
Medical Providers are back to telephone and virtual appointments with Patients having Flu-like symptoms to avoid being infected with COVID themselves, their Staff and other Patients who don’t have COVID. Patients unable to make appointments with their Primary Care Physicians from days to months. Urgent Cares fully booked. Now, this, I’m surprised. I wasn’t expecting a repeat of this after vaccinations and very convincing assurances. I really thought Healthcare Systems are done with rationed care, but no.
Emergency Rooms becomes the last option to be seen in Person by a Doctor even if the wait times can be 6-8 hours on a busy day. Emergency Rooms looks like scenes from a disaster movie. It’s the hub of the sick waiting for hospital beds and for Walk-in Outpatients. E.R. is where everyone waits sharing the same poorly ventilated air space. In short, Major Super Spreader Infection Destination.
Hospitals are back on outdoor tents to find room for the volume of Patients they have to see.
“I don’t care anymore” attitude is now officially Viral.
COVID 2022 Public Safety Guideline at the height of the uncontrolled Omicron Surge: Asymptomatic Essential Employee may go back to work on the day of confirmed positive COVID.
Zero Home Quarantine for the Asymptomatic COVID Worker that provides direct customer service and patient care.
What does this mean? More Infections in all Public Settings that requires direct customer and worker interaction. Schools included.
Students Are Walking Out Over COVID– The Atlantic
The upside, we may reach the Endemic phase of COVID or “Herd Immunity” after Omicron. May because COVID is an organism that continues to evolve. It is determined to survive and outlive its host. I would watch and see rather than give false assumptions that we are close to the finish line.
There is something horribly wrong to how we are responding to this year’s Winter Delta and Omicron Surge. We may not see it yet, but both the young and old, everyone including you and me will pay for it. The susceptible who didn’t get it previously will likely get COVID this year. Those who are more resistant to COVID plus the immunity boosting vaccines may never get it ever like some never get Flu in their lifetime.
For Healthcare Workers, it’s Dejavu 2020-2021 Winter Surge Adrenaline rush on edge insane thriller excitement all over again.
Weird to be back on a Pandemic Mode post COVID vaccination. Over Optimism Bubble has burst. Bizarre World led and influenced by bizarre People.
So, we move on and try to enjoy life like there’s no more COVID Danger because it seems that is the new guideline and message of “The Experts.” Perhaps they are right and I’m too cautious. Whatever.
Wear a mask? If we want. Don’t wear a mask. If we want. Go to work, do groceries, shop, hit the gym, eat in restaurants, ride public transports infectious? If we want. 2022 is all about what we want. Already is. Nothing can stop us know.
Infecting one another appears acceptable and okay now, tough I don’t agree that it is. But this is how we live now. This is the truth we have to accept or bury in our subconscious. Don’t panic or get anxious when standing next to a coughing person. It will become more normal in time.
What to do? Do the COVID Home Test 5-7 days post exposure if Asymptomatic or at time when Flu-like symptoms appear. Follow-up with your Healthcare Provider if negative but having symptoms because false negative is possible. Some symptomatic turn out positive after a third test.
Endemic, stable COVID may take another 3 years to settle down. Impatience and Recklessness has to chill because we’re burning too fast with the annoying wildfires we also created.
“Found out today, I will be taking care of the overflow Patients of the emergency room and see all COVID patients that walks-in. That Free COVID Test Kit better come on time and 4 per month is not enough if I work 4 days a week alone. As I said before, there is a price for Free stuff, in this case my health and life. I’m fucked again, but so are all the Frontline Healthcare Providers in the Country. Shit-shit-shit.”