We are at war: St. Tammany government, health leaders paint dark picture of COVID hospitalization surge – WDSU New Orleans

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La.– St. Tammany Parish health and federal government leaders filled a Monday news conference with metaphors depicting the rise in COVID-19 cases– amongst the terms: “tsunami” and “D-Day.”” I am extremely frustrated with the position we remain in,” parish corner Dr. Charles Preston informed reporters inside the parish council chambers. “We are at war with the delta version.”
The parish has actually seen almost a tenfold spike in COVID-related hospitalizations considering that July 1.”What COVID-19 is doing to our community has actually produced a grim reality,” Parish President Mike Cooper said.”Most of the individuals currently hospitalized in St. Tammany Parish stay unvaccinated.

” I am really annoyed with the position we are in,” parish corner Dr. Charles Preston informed press reporters inside the parish council chambers.” What COVID-19 is doing to our community has actually produced a grim reality,” Parish President Mike Cooper said.” Most of the people presently hospitalized in St. Tammany Parish stay unvaccinated.” I am very disappointed with the position we are in,” parish corner Dr. Charles Preston told reporters inside the parish council chambers.”Most of the people currently hospitalized in St. Tammany Parish remain unvaccinated.

“The only method to stop this is flexibility,” said Dr. Timothy Riddell, local medical director at Ochsner Northshore. “Ive heard a lot about freedom being discussed in the last couple of weeks. This is the liberty to act responsibly.””Please do the little things that are patriotic,” Preston said. “Wear your mask. Get vaccinations. Protect your next-door neighbor. You are your brothers keeper.”Cooper stated 49% of St. Tammany homeowners have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, since Monday.

” I am very annoyed with the position we are in,” parish corner Dr. Charles Preston told press reporters inside the parish council chambers.” What COVID-19 is doing to our neighborhood has produced a grim reality,” Parish President Mike Cooper said.” Most of the individuals presently hospitalized in St. Tammany Parish remain unvaccinated.

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