New England has the highest rates of vaccination in the country. However, it is constantly reminded by New England about how deadly the COVID-19 delta variant is. Hospitals in the region are experiencing full ICUs and staff shortages. Officials are appealing to the unvaccinated for them to get their shots.
The pandemic has made it difficult for health care workers to meet the increased demand for other types of care. Michael Pieciak is the commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Financial Regulation, who oversees COVID-19 state statistics. “I think it’s clearly frustrating for everyone.” “We want children to be safe at school. We want parents to not have to worry about their child’s education or health. But the delta variant wave is still having an impact on other areas of the country.
The Associated Press statistics show that five states have the highest proportion of fully vaccinated people. Vermont is the most populous, followed by Connecticut and Rhode Island. New Hampshire ranks 10th. The AP data shows that the full vaccination rates in six New England states ranges from a high in Vermont (69.4%) to a low in New Hampshire (61.5%). Despite these high vaccination rates, the U.S. averages 55.5%, there are still many thousands of people in the region who are not vaccinated or at risk of infection. Officials from Rhode Island now say that the 70% goal to eradicate the state’s pandemic is not enough. “What we have learned from delta and beyond is that to truly reach that level of vaccination, to provide true population protection, you must be in excess of 90%,” stated Tom McCarthy, executive director of Rhode Island Department of Health COVID Response Unit. “We can end the suffering and heartbreak. We have the power to do so. A way to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
A way to give our doctors, nurses and other medical professionals a break. A way to protect our children. Please get vaccinated today. Janet Mills stated this recently. The head of UMass Memorial Health in central Massachusetts said that the hospital’s are seeing 20 times as many COVID-19 patients in the region than June, and there isn’t enough ICU beds. The Connecticut Legislature has just extended the governor’s emergency powers in order to help with the current pandemic. The highest pandemic cases are in Vermont, which boasts of high vaccination rates and low hospitalizations. The pandemic peak is nearing, and hospitalizations have risen to the point where September was the deadliest month in the state’s history. September 22nd saw Maine reach nearly 90 inpatients in ICUs, which is a record for the state.
This was a peak of the pandemic. Maine recently reached 1,000 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic. Dr. Gretchen Volpe is an infectious disease specialist at the York Hospital, Maine. She said that the delta surge has made finding care for those who require more assistance harder. Volpe stated that doctors who are transferring patients have told her that they need to travel further and call more places in order to reach their goal. The threshold of 700,000.0 deaths in COVID-19 was crossed by the United States on Friday. Deaths from the Delta surge were unrelenting in hotspots throughout the South. New England is at the opposite end of the spectrum. However, the region continues to deal with the same floods that have ravaged other areas of the country. Nearly universal praise was given to Phil Scott, Vermont’s Republican governor for his handling of the pandemic. His calm demeanor, reliance on science, and calm demeanor kept his state one of the most secure. However, Scott has been criticised by some, including Democratic legislators and more than 90 employees from the Vermont Health Department, who signed an August letter asking him to do more for the fight against the delta wave. Scott lifted Vermont’s emergency status in June when it became the first state to provide at least one shot for 80% of its eligible citizens.
He now recommends that schools use masks, and that people wear masks indoors. He won’t reinstate mitigation measures in place during the emergency. Scott stated this week that “We cannot be in a perpetual emergency.” Dr. Tim Lahey is an infectious disease specialist at University of Vermont Medical Center Burlington. He believes it’s important to be more positive about the situation. His Vermont hospital is not overcrowded, unlike some other hospitals in the area. Although people still need to be cautious they don’t feel confined and life outside is somewhat normal. He said, “We all hate the term ‘delta’ now. But has vaccination made it possible for us to withstand the brunt and lose fewer of our neighbours while still enjoying the same quality of life in Vermont?” “Yeah.”