NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Governor Bill Lee answers questions about the COVID-19 outbreak in Tennessee as hospitals are pushed to the brink and COVID spreads rapidly through communities. However, Lee did not outline any new plan or strategy to combat the push, though he hopes the push will be over soon.
The COVID crisis has escalated as omicron continues to spread and send patients to the ER.
“I hope what is happening in this wave will be over soon, but it continues to be a big challenge, this pandemic continues, for two years, to be a challenge,” Lee said.
Despite the challenge, the 50th governor does not offer a specific plan to deal with the issues of record covid infections. “We will continue to work hard through our Department of Health to ensure that people have access to vaccines, which we want to continue to encourage people to do, but we are navigating through this and we will continue to do so. To do. he said.
The Tennessee Department of Health has decided to forego daily COVID-19 updates, opting for weekly reports. There were 13,503 cases per day last week with a 7-day positivity average of almost 40%.
“We are so grateful to the frontline workers, the ER doctors, the healthcare workers who continue to operate under pressure – that’s why I’m in touch with, as I said yesterday, the CEOs from major health systems here in this state to say how are you, where are you, what can we do, how can we work together? said Lee.
But emergency doctors in Tennessee ask him for the same and for leadership. Doctor tweeted that she blamed the Governor and GOP of Tennessee for not doing more to protect the state.
Governor Bill Lee says he did not test positive amid the COVID surge and received a COVID booster shot.
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