April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

Surge

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(WXYZ) — Henry Ford Health System said during a virtual COVID-19 update that the surge is taking a toll on its healthcare workers.

“Our healthcare workers are exhausted. They’re not just tired, they’re exhausted … they need our support once again as we ask them to continue this journey and deal with this surge,” said Bob Riney, Chief Operating Officer of Henry Ford Health System.

He called on the public to comply with COVID safety measures, asking them to think about the exhausted medical staff before going out without a mask or to a large social gathering.

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So much has changed since the first surge of COVID-19 hit Massachusetts.

The state saw cases decline and infection rates drop. It experienced a second surge. Hope arrived with the development and rollout of vaccines that lives would be saved, and that an end to the pandemic was within reach.

But the effects and trauma of that first wave — and all the suffering that has followed afterwards — remains, lingering for doctors and nurses who worked on the front lines in the spaces of intensive care units, where they cared for patients sick and dying from COVID-19.

Looking back

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The 40-49 age bracket is seeing a similar rise, with 58 being admitted daily compared to 33 during the autumn surge. For those 60 and older, hospitalizations have declined sharply as vaccinations have risen.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says 35.2% of Michigan adults have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine and 21.5% have been fully vaccinated.

Health workers were ‘thrown a curveball’

Dr. Lynda Misra, medical director of the Covid unit at Beaumont Health’s Royal Oak facility, said the rise in cases has been sharp and they are unsure where they are in

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Today: The CDC director is warning that another COVID surge is avoidable, AstraZeneca published initial U.S. results for its vaccine, and more states are opening vaccine eligibility.

We’ll start with a warning:

Don’t get careless: CDC director warns of ‘avoidable surge’ of COVID-19 amid relaxing precautions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyThe Hill’s Morning Report

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Houston’s healthcare sector is starting to ramp up its construction activity again, even as the sector approaches the one-year anniversary of pandemic-related shutdowns and closures.

“From the construction side, I’ve just heard two owners and an architect say that there was a pause, and now there’s a surge coming,” McCarthy Building Cos. Vice President of Preconstruction Judah Auld said during a Bisnow digital event on March 4.

Auld said much of the healthcare construction work halted in Houston in April, and in some cases, that pause lasted all the way through to the beginning of 2021. But now, Auld estimates

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