“So we’re very, very concerned about those projections, that that would once again put a various serious strain on the health systems here in Riverside County.” Dr. Williamson told News Channel 3. Dr. Alan Williamson, Eisenhower Health Dr. Williamson says we still have a chance to change what happens in the months ahead. “This is a projection of a possible future state. And that’s presuming everything goes the way it’s going right now. But we have about three months here that we can actually change that graph.”
Eisenhower Health’s Chief Medical Officer is seeing this firsthand in their facilities. The estimates show COVID cases will likely continue to rise over the next few months — peaking in the fall. Health experts say the surge is being fueled by the Delta variant and unvaccinated Americans.
“We’re definitely seeing a very disturbing prediction there that we will see another major wave of cases peaking in the fall, late September to October, that looks to be roughly two-thirds of the size of the worst search that we had this past winter, January through March.” It’s an upward curve that’s concerning health officials.
“Our projections are sobering he said Monday as he urged the non-vaccinated to take action. “We’re at a point in this pandemic where choice, individuals’ choice, not to get vaccinated is now impacting the rest of us… and in a profound, devastating, and deadly way.” Dr. Williamson says while breakthrough cases, or infection in those who are vaccinated, can happen, it’s rare, and usually much less serious. The increase in case rates, hospitalization, and deaths across the state has Governor Newsom concerned.
“Vaccination is clearly the thing that’s going to make the difference,” he said. But Williamson says masks and distancing are not going to be enough.
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