Two outstanding Milwaukee medical doctors jab COVID myths | WUWM 89.7 FM

Two outstanding native medical doctors are attempting to dissolve misinformation about COVID-19. The efforts come as COVID instances stay very excessive within the state.

On Tuesday, Dr. John Raymond, president and CEO of the Medical Faculty of Wisconsin, described the figures this fashion: “These numbers are unprecedentedly dangerous.”

Raymond informed members of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Affiliation of Commerce that the seven-day common for newly-diagnosed COVID instances in Wisconsin is greater than 9,000 per day.

“And recall that on the peak of the surge in November 2020, the best single day that we had was slightly below 8,000,” Raymond stated.

Raymond stated the brand new quantity might be an under-estimate, as a result of lack of extra dependable COVID-19 exams referred to as PCR.

Raymond stated on common, 28 individuals within the state are dying of COVID day-after-day.

Regardless of the awful image, Raymond stated there continues to be deceptive details about COVID-19, particularly since omicron is now the dominant variant of the coronavirus. Raymond stated it is not true that vaccinated individuals are extra inclined to omicron.

“The chance that you’ll be hospitalized or to die from COVID-19 is far greater should you’re not vaccinated. That is what issues,” Raymond emphasised.

Raymond’s colleague at MCW, Dr. Ben Weston, disputes the notion that we should not fear concerning the omicron variant as a result of well being consultants stated it is thought to provide milder signs.

“I will inform you from affected person, after affected person, after affected person that I see within the emergency division, particularly for many who are unvaccinated, that delicate illness even in these people, [they] nonetheless are typically sick for days, sick for weeks, laid up in mattress, physique aches, fevers, chills,” Weston stated.

Weston stated till the omicron surge fades, individuals ought to begin sporting higher masks, similar to fashions referred to as N95 or KN95.

The Milwaukee Well being Division stated it is given out a few half-million of the higher masks in simply 4 days, and hopes to get extra from the state by later this week.

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