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Medicine’s Mark Cameron discusses the “perfect storm” of vulnerabilities in the U.S.

The puzzle of America’s record Covid hospital rate

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BBC: Mark Cameron, associate professor at the School of Medicine, said he believes the U.S. is suffering from “a perfect storm” of COVID-19; comorbidities; uneven access to healthcare; and hostility to vaccines, masks, and other preventative measures. “When all of that ‘perfect storm’ nature of vulnerabilities that are unique to the U.S. combine, you’ve got an outbreak of the virus that can quickly lead from increased cases to increased hospitalizations, which tax the local hospitals and health community,” he said.