How to stop a coronavirus outbreak in your town
RTE article MARICOPA, Calif.
– When a few weeks into March, the city of Maricopa, Arizona, is awash in a torrent of coronaviruses, it feels like a hurricane is on the way.
For the first time in almost 30 years, the Maricopes have seen a spike in coronaviral deaths, a sharp increase that has prompted President Donald Trump to urge local governments to adopt mandatory vaccination requirements.
“It’s been really rough,” said Maricope resident John McNeil.
“But this is the way life is, and we’re going to try to move forward and get through this.”
With more than 1,000 coronavids reported in the city so far this year, MaricOPA has been hit harder than many other American cities.
“It’s pretty much impossible to do anything about it,” said resident Joe Vellacott.
“If you can get vaccinated, you’re going in.
If you can’t, you just have to accept it.”
Vellacot, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in June and has been in a medically induced coma since, has been one of the city’s busiest residents.
He’s worked as a janitor, a school custodian, a firefighter and a bus driver.
“I’ve been through a lot,” Vellaccott said.
“The hardest part has been the stress of knowing I’m not going to be able to go to work.”
With the city suffering from the highest rate of coronivirus-related deaths in the United States, the Trump administration has declared Maricolla a priority state.
But for Vellabott, who is the sole parent of a child with a COVID diagnosis, this is just the beginning.
“We’re going through a very challenging time,” he said.
The rise in COVID infections in Maricopias public health department, as well as in other states, has prompted the Trump Administration to urge that all local governments adopt mandatory mandatory vaccination rules.
As of March 31, Mariccopa had already passed a vaccination requirement for nearly 4,000 residents.
But there is no requirement for other communities, which have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
“I think the Trump administrations priorities have been focused on making sure that we’re getting vaccinated,” said Vellas health director, Jennifer Dolan.
“That was the first priority, to make sure that everyone was getting vaccinated.
But as you go forward with that, you realize that if you’re not getting vaccinated, then the health of the community can be threatened.”
Since March, Mariciples public health has seen more than 3,500 new coronavuses, nearly twice as many as the previous year.
That means more than 50 percent of the cases have occurred in the last two weeks.
“We’ve had three cases a week since March, and so far, we have about two-thirds of the coronavars that we’ve had in the previous three weeks,” said Dolan, pointing to the coronaves case and a coronivaxi outbreak that began a month ago.
“And we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of people who’ve contracted COVID.
So we’ve got the largest number of COVID cases in the country.
We’re seeing a lot of cases in Marico that have been on the rise.”
The first wave of COV-19 cases started in April, and Maricoces city health department began issuing mandatory vaccination notices at the beginning of May.
“At the end of the month, we saw an increase of about 1,400,” Dolan said.
“That’s when we began seeing an uptick in coronovirus cases,” said Dr. James F. Huggins, director of the Marocopa County Public Health Department.
“This is the first spike in the county that we know of.
It’s been a very difficult, very busy time.””
The public health community has been working tirelessly to make this happen,” Huggles said.
The Trump administration’s declaration of Marico a priority has also been a big help, said Dr, Joe Vella.
“For us, the announcement really has been a blessing,” Vella said.
With a growing population, Marincos public health departments has been asked to quickly vaccinate all its residents.
In March, they were told to “prepare for the worst.”
Vella says that since the coronave epidemic began, he’s had to make decisions about where to put the vaccination material, which is now on shelves at many local grocery stores and drugstores across the country and is available for purchase online.
“At the beginning, there was a lot more paperwork involved, and that’s been very helpful,” Velli said.
He said the Trump-era guidance has made the process much easier.
“They have a lot better understanding of what they need to do,” he added. “As the