Yesterday, news broke that the United States now leads the world with the highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus.
The shocking news came after months of coronavirus wreaking havoc across the globe.
Now, another worrying revelation has been made, after an American doctor claimed he was fired for saying his hospital didn't have enough protective equipment.
Here's the full story:
As of today, at the time of writing, the U.S. has 82,179 active cases of the virus...
via: Getty ImagesIncluding 1,177 known deaths - more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, as per The New York Times.
The states appear to have become the new epicenter of the pandemic...
via: Getty ImagesAnd without a doubt have become the hardest hit, as of today.
The news comes just days after President Trump said he wants the nation "opened up and just raring to go by Easter."
via: TwitterTrump has repeatedly expressed how eager he is to lift lockdowns within weeks, despite warnings from experts and doctors that if the nation returns to work, COVID-19 cases could spike once again.
New York is the hotspot for coronavirus cases here in the States.
via: Getty ImagesSo much so, that this week, those who have been in New York, specifically, the New York metro area, are being asked to quarantine for fourteen days.
New York state alone has accounted for 37,738 cases...
via: Getty ImagesAnd 385 deaths, most of them occurring in New York City.
According to a New York doctor, the number of patients on ventilators "more than doubled" in the past 3 days...
via: Getty ImagesDr. Craig Smith, chair of the department of surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, explained: "We have not exhausted our existing supply of ventilators but if we keep doubling every three days, we might."
However, at today's White House briefing, Dr. Deborah Birx said that Chicago and Detroit are also demonstrating a "concerning" spread of the virus.
via: Getty ImagesShe said that those locations were showing a “more rapid increase" of spread.
Birx also said this: “There is no reality on the ground that 60-70% of Americans will get infected in the next 8-12 weeks."
via: Getty ImagesThis is certainly a worrying time for all those in America and across the globe.
The world is not prepared.
Fired?! PeaceHealth St. Joseph, you just made a big mistake. He was the truth-teller and you know by firing him you… https://t.co/1LrBZC5veZ— Brianna01 (@Brianna01)1585369785.0
Dr. Ming Lin was fired.After the doctor complained online that PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Washington had a serious lack of protective equipment, he was told his contract had been terminated.
Washington has been hit hard.
Dr. Ming Lin is a hero who was unjustly terminated for asking for more safety equipment and calling out unsafe prac… https://t.co/1GM0ZnQ2GU— Aboli-Sean (@Aboli-Sean)1585415231.0
Many doctors have died.
.@PeaceHealthStJo Shame on you. I’m praying that there are other medical facilities in your area where locals can… https://t.co/CLDqH1WnPR— 🖕🏼nunya bizness🖕🏼 Director of Construction NYC (@🖕🏼nunya bizness🖕🏼 Director of Construction NYC)1585411176.0