On January 20th, Joe Biden became president of the United States. It was also the one-year anniversary of the first known case of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., which was reported in Snohomish County, Washington. “In the year since, COVID-19 has crept into every county in the nation, killing nearly 400,000 people, and infecting 1 in every 14 Americans” reported USA Today.
In two recent polls, global Sermo physicians react to President Biden’s COVID-19 $1.9 trillion relief plan, as well as his goals in health care for his first 100 days in office. In a poll of 640 physicians, 82% say they support Biden’s action for calling on all Americans to wear a mask. While they are split down the middle on the whether Biden’s plan to vaccinate 50 million people in the first 100 days is realistic and promising, 59% say the proposed relief package should speed up the vaccination rollout, 64% support his decision to rejoin the Paris climate accord, and 61% say they support Biden’s agenda to build on the Affordable Care Act.
In another poll of 160+ physicians, 83% believe the prediction of 100,000 more deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus in just one month is realistic. And 81% agree with the CDC that the new more contagious variant will become the dominant source of infection by March, fueling another surge of cases and deaths. Seventy-one percent believe the majority of their patients will get the covid vaccine when it becomes available to them. And 70% of physicians are encouraged by President Biden’s Covid-19 relief plan.
Here is more of what Sermo physicians have to say on this discussion:
100,000 more unfortunate lives will be lost in a month to Covid, is very disheartening and disturbing. As the vaccination roll out started at a slow pace, it is possible to see this kind of mortality. Mr. Biden’s promise to vaccinate one million people daily in the next 100 days is a bright light of hope and probably will effect the mortality rate. God bless him.Cardiology
We should be vaccinated as fast as possible. The J&J one dose vaccine against Covid-19 will be the best way, I believe.General Practice (GP)
With a more contagious virus, it is assumed that there will be more sick people and more deaths, and the questioned vaccines could be ineffective against the new virus and other possible mutants.Pediatrics (excluding surgery)