HOUSTON – As hundreds of thousands of People return residence after the Thanksgiving vacation, the busiest journey day of the yr, well being care specialists warn there can be penalties.
Dr. Joseph Varon has been working nonstop at The United Medical Hospital for 255 days. He mentioned he and his employees are busy and drained, however they’re treating COVID-19 sufferers across the clock.
Now they’re getting ready for what Thanksgiving and Black Friday might carry.
“COVID-19 nonetheless right here and it’s going to remain right here for just a little longer,” Varon mentioned.
It’s a endless story with COVID-19.
“Individuals are dropping their guard folks assume COVID-19 shouldn’t be right here anymore,” Varon mentioned.
Varon mentioned folks have to quarantine for 5 days and get examined in the event that they traveled for Thanksgiving and had been round giant crowds on Black Friday.
“Since you completely have no idea what’s happening on the market,” he mentioned.
Varon mentioned they’ve examined over 200,000 folks at United Memorial Medical Hospital and practically 50% had been asymptomatic
“So, when you visited your uncle or aunt and so they look wholesome that doesn’t imply they don’t have the COVID-19,” he mentioned.
Varon was seen in a heartbreaking picture comforting a affected person within the coronavirus intensive care unit on Thanksgiving goes viral.
“The person was crying so I felt so dangerous for him that I went and hugged him, and I used to be telling him to calm down the whole lot goes to be higher,” he mentioned.
Varon is urging folks to do their half as circumstances rise throughout Texas and the U.S.
“It’s important to management your self if not you may even see photos which might be a lot worse than that image that you just noticed,” he mentioned.
Varon mentioned his coronavirus unit is totally full, however he’s opened an extra wing on the hospital that has about 45 beds.
He mentioned he understands folks need to get out. However he reminds residents to keep away from giant gatherings, put on a masks and wash their palms.
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