OC hospitals urged to trigger surge plans, halt elective surgeries as coronavirus hospitalizations soar

UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert, Sanghyuk Shin, said he fears a Thanksgiving spike added into the already soaring hospitalizations and case increases. … “Just from the case data that I’m seeing, it’s hard to tease out if it’s a Thanksgiving effect,” he said. “Even prior to Thanksgiving, we were on a pretty dramatic upswing. So it’s really hard to tell apart if we’re seeing a Thanksgiving effect yet.” But he’s certain it’s coming. “It’s definitely coming. There’s no way around it.”