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Those of us in the United States need to pay very close attention to what's happening with COVID-19. Specifically, we are seeing massive increases in cases in Europe, and even here in the US, some states are already in an extremely precarious situation.
For example, Utah is experiencing an alarming surge in cases of the virus, and according to an article in The Salt Lake Tribune, hospitals are preparing to have to ration healthcare for patients if the current numbers of infected persons continues. (And the high number of cases are extremely likely to keep coming.)
This weekend, the USA surpassed the highest numbers of cases on a daily basis since the pandemic began. It is now widely understood that this virus has a relatively predictable timeline: infections begin to to tick up, which is then followed by hospitalization increases for those who become severely ill, and then, unfortunately, deaths follow.
As we experienced as a nation (and around the world) earlier this year, the timeline for all of this to occur when a massive surge happens is typically *around* 6 weeks. It has become apparent that this "third wave/surge" has almost certainly begun, likely about a week or two ago, which means that we all truly need to prepare now for what may come.
To be clear, friends, I am obviously not a doctor. However, I do read information essentially nonstop (for better or worse) from the world's top infectious disease experts, and all of the top doctors who I follow have become increasingly alarmed at what is currently occurring as we head into the fall and winter months in America. (One of the most experienced and knowledgeable individuals I follow is Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and he was recently interviewed on CNN.
Check it out here.
Right now - today - it may a good idea to stock up on items including any food, water, and medications that you may need in the event of another huge surge (with the possibilities of shut-down type actions) so that you will be ready if things do not go well in the country. For some context, the White House Coronavirus Task Force noted last week "early signs of deterioration in the Sun Belt and continued deterioration in the Midwest and across the Northern States.”
Friends, I am simply passing along information to all of you that I am seeing, and I certainly do not want to alarm anyone. Again, I'm not a doctor. That said, I care deeply about each and every one of you, and I highly, highly encourage you all to pay close attention to what's happening as we enter fall and winter. (This means more time indoors, and more opportunities for this virus to spread easily.)
Keep your masks on, friends, and stay alert and informed. (Consider subscribing to this site for updates!)
Click here to read the above-mentioned article in The Salt Lake Tribune.
And click here to read more information about what is happening with the current surge in cases in America.