June 18, 2021
Zeros are fast becoming the norm in many emergency departments around the country, said James Augustine, a spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians.
His colleagues are “thrilled they have days with no Covid patients,” he said, and to see that patients with other maladies are no longer terrified to come in.
Augustine isn’t fazed by the likelihood of a bump in other infectious diseases. “When people start getting together again, they’re going to give each other strep and the common cold and lice and scabies, and all the sexually transmitted diseases will increase again, and this is expected,” he said.
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