Hospital ship of the U.S. Navy USNS Comfort arrives in new York, where every 9.5 minutes one dies infected with a coronavirus (VIDEO)

the Floating hospital of the United States Navy arrives in new York Harbor to fight the coronavirus. Thanks to the hospital ship USNS Comfort, the city appears an additional 1,000 hospital beds for infected COVID-19. This will give the opportunity to free up space in hospitals and to reduce the burden on local doctors.

On March 29 in the US 125 thousand confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus, of whom in new York – more than 30 thousand. Killed more than 2 thousand people, of which 672 in new York. The situation in the city is getting worse every day – have every 9.5 minutes one dies of cases of coronavirus. For the first time since the attacks of 11 September 2001, there appeared a mobile morgue – trucks, designed for thousands of telephone, However, quarantine is entered.

In the coming weeks the demand for hospital beds will exceed the bandwidth in the tens of thousands, as the outbreak reaches the expected peak only by the end of April.

Worst-case scenario for the United States – up to 200 thousand dead in the summer, the best – 80 thousand

Hospital ship USNS Comfort is one of two owned by the United States. He was assigned to the Baltimore port and its twin brother – the USNS Mercy – to the port of San Diego (CA). They both converted from former tankers. Hospital ship USNS Comfort was in 1987. Usually their missions, they perform in turn. But in the current environment will involve both ships – the USNS Mercy will travel to help the doctors in one of the ports on the West coast of the United States. USNS equipped with the latest medical equipment, own laboratories, operating rooms, CT scanners. On Board there are blood banks and equipment for the production of drinking water.

“It’s an extraordinary step, of course. It’s literally a floating hospital, and it will increase the number of beds,” said the Governor of the state of new York Andrew Cuomo.

But keep in mind that hospital ships USNS originally designeddecennie to work with a variety of injuries, in the context of the fight against the new virus can perform only auxiliary functions. It is possible that in the end, they will become the final dwelling place for heavy patients.

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Worst-case scenario for the United States – up to 200 thousand dead in the summer, the best – 80 thousand

the Number of infected by the coronavirus in the US by Sunday, March 29, amounted to almost 125 thousand people, and died from the coronavirus more than 2000.

America now ranks first in the world in the number of infected COVID-19. Because of the pandemic of coronavirus in the country introduced a state of emergency. On March 27, the President of Donald trump has announced the allocation of $2.2 trillion to support the us economy in terms of coronavirus. It is the largest in U.S. history program help the economy.

But scientists warned, the moment could be lost – for too long the government has not taken tough measures to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Two weeks ago, when the numbers infected in the United States were not so frightening, the newspaper the New York Times wrote that in the US a new type of coronavirus can die up to 1.7 million Americans. This is the worst case scenario. If, however, they adopted restrictive measures, the number of deaths could be reduced to 150-200 thousand.

These figures were given to the employees of the Centers for control and prevention of diseases of the USA and experts on epidemic diseases from different universities, modelling several variants developedia events, based on the characteristics of the virus, its rate of spread and how serious would the government have introduced restrictive measures.

According to these projections, during the year, the coronavirus can be infected in the United States to 214 million people. 21 million of them will need to be hospitalized, which will undermine the national health system. In the US there are only 925 thousand equipped hospital beds and of these only about 90 thousand intended for patients in critical condition.

However, at the moment introduced a state of emergency has somewhat changed these forecasts in a better way.

according to Reuters, now the potential number of deaths from the coronavirus in the United States may vary in wide limits: from 38 000 to 162 000 dead by the summer of 2020.

According to research by the Medical school of Washington University, the pandemic may subside in early June. But by this time the number of hospitalized patients has long been peaking at the national level. Therefore, many infected will continue to die and in June and July.

For example, in California, the virus is spreading more slowly. This means that the peak of infections and deaths there will be in April, and therefore quarantine measures have to renew in this state.