That word, enclosed in large black letters and white, was called from Ohio’s largest newspaper — the desperate appeal of six Cleveland area medical organizations facing Covid-19 cases.
Advertised by Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Metro Health, Summa Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
«We are now in a significant upsurge and we are raising awareness about the importance of the vaccine — insisting that most of the people admitted to the hospital due to Govt are not vaccinated,» said George Stomatis, a spokesman for the University Hospital.
“When we see an increase in cases, we also see how sick these patients are,” Kim said. «In 2020 they are definitely sicker than we experienced in the first few months of the epidemic.»
Governor Mike Devine told a news conference Friday that the number of people admitted to a hospital related to Govt is the highest since December 22, 2020.
Divine noted that all hospitals in northern Ohio have discontinued selective surgeries in view of the stress on hospital staff.
The governor on Friday mobilized more than 1,000 members of the National Guard to «help alleviate the inconvenience of hospital staff caused by the increasing number of COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital,» a news release said.
On Tuesday, a free drive-through Govt-19 test site operated by the Ohio National Guard and the Ohio Department of Health opened in Cleveland.
«We continue to see most of our patients, especially those in ICUs, not being vaccinated,» Dr Brooke Watts, chief medical officer for community health at MetroHealth, told CNN’s John Berman on Monday.
Watts, who has been caring for covit patients since the onset of the epidemic, says the difference this time around is that younger people, especially younger parents, are coming in with covit-19.
«There’s nothing more heartbreaking than entering a cov patient’s room and looking at pictures of their little ones,» Watts said.
CNN’s Liam Reilly and Raja Razak contributed to the report.
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