“We’re now seeing people in their 30s, 40s and 50s — young people who are really sick,” said Dr. Vishnu Chundi, an infectious disease specialist.
The first wave of vaccinations for health care workers in health care settings went comparatively smoothly but now elderly people are pitted against one another, competing on an unstable technological playing field for limited shots.
Nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians are staring down a startling resurgence of the coronavirus that’s expected to test even one of the best-prepared hospitals on the pandemic’s front lines.
Some researchers and physicians hope the century-old technology can be recruited yet again to help disinfect high-risk indoor settings.
When the first U.S. case of a new coronavirus spreading throughout China was confirmed last week in Washington state, public health workers were well prepared to respond, building on lessons learned during the outbreak of measles that sickened 87 people in the state in 2019.
It started with a rolled ankle during a routine Army training exercise. Shannon Hubbard never imagined it was the prologue to one of the most debilitating pain conditions known to exist, called complex regional pain syndrome.