US coronavirus hospitalizations top 100K
More than 100,000 patients are hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus in the U.S. for the first time since the outbreak began in early 2020. The grim milestone comes as health officials warned of surges tied to holiday travel and lockdown fatigue.
The numbers had been steadily increasing – minus a slight dip on Nov. 27 — since the end of October, but the increase of some 60,000 in a matter of weeks marks the steepest spike the country has seen yet, according to data collected by The COVID Tracking Project.
Hope has been hinged on the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine, but the FDA is not scheduled to meet to discuss Pfizer’s application for emergency use authorization until Dec. 10. A meeting to decide on Moderna’s application will be held a week later.
Still, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, has warned …continued .
[Source: Fox News]