(La Porte County, IN) - A local doctor believes the current surge of COVID-19 in this part of the country could be over soon.
As proof, Dr. Vidya Kora cites that cases are no longer spiking in Florida, which had one of the worst recent outbreaks. In addition, Kora noted the case numbers should not go as high as they were during the height of the pandemic because more than half of Americans are vaccinated.
However, Kora said the pandemic will continue to linger and might surge again from more variants caused by having a good percentage of people not vaccinated. In addition, he said the virus could quickly mutate into other variants through large numbers of unvaccinated individuals, and any further variants could become even more contagious and, perhaps, resistant to the vaccines.
“The key message is for everybody to get vaccinated,” Kora said.
Kora said about a dozen COVID-19 patients are hospitalized at Franciscan Health Michigan City or about the same number as a week ago. However, he believes the surge in the area will be over in “three to four weeks.”
Kora has a medical practice in Michigan City and is a member of the board governing Franciscan Health, which manages several other hospitals in the region.