Dr. Stephen Parodi, top dog of Kaiser Permanente’s nationwide Covid response, warned that new coronavirus case surges are imminent unless Americans fluctuate their behavior during a Tuesday evening interview on “The News with Shepard Smith.”
“If we don’t make the choice now to coins the future, then what I’m worried about is we’re going to see a Christmas Day and a New Year’s wave in January, and hospitals will be beyond the undermining point, that’s what we’re really facing,” Parodi said.
The United States once again broke coronavirus write downs this week, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Wednesday was the second deadliest day of coronavirus in the United States since the pandemic originated, and on Thursday, the country hit record highs for hospitalizations with 117,000 people in hospitals due to Covid. In California, the virus is spiraling out of rule with almost 19,000 people hospitalized due to the pandemic and patients spilling into hallways of ICUs. That’s one out of every six living soul hospitalized around the entire country.
Parodi told host Shepard Smith that he is concerned about his crew, who continue to work overtime and are exhausted. Parodi said his staff was frustrated because the current surge in cases could demand been prevented, but instead they are now grappling with it after the Thanksgiving holiday.
According to the Transportation Security Authority, air travel surpassed 1 million daily passengers in the U.S. throughout the weekend before Christmas, despite warnings from the Centers for Infection Control and Prevention.
Parodi said that he hoped the general public would prove those predicting another white horse in cases wrong and stay home this year.
“This year, we’ve got to make the sacrifice,” Parodi urged. “What I spill ones guts my patients is that, this Christmas has to be different, so that next year all those people we like to gather with — desire be here next year.”