April 21, 2024

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Ohio’s health facilities have essential function in COVID-19 fight

Dr. Kenneth P. Moritisugu

Dr, Kenneth P. Moritsugu

The COVID-19 virus has increased its grip on the state as states working experience surges in new cases. Ohio is in the thick of this new surge with confirmed cases quadrupling in the past 30 times and hospitalizations doubling. In response, Gov. Mike DeWine has threatened to near restaurants, bars and fitness centers inside of a 7 days if the selection of recently confirmed scenarios maximize. While effectively-intentioned, the governor need to rethink his position on closing physical fitness facilities in light of the toll COVID-19 has taken on our actual physical and mental health, and the added benefits physical action can have in combating this and other conditions.

The lockdowns throughout the country led people today to be more sedentary, with a 32% reduction in actual physical activity. In addition, a recent nationwide poll by the Kaiser Loved ones Foundation reviews that more than 50 percent of U.S. older people — about 53% — say that their mental health has been negatively impacted by fret and anxiety around the pandemic. That amount is a substantial increase from the 32% who documented currently being equally influenced in March.