Triple Epidemic: Another Anticipated Driver For The Medical Tent Market

By Akinbiodun Kehinde Tosin

According to federal health data, most of the youngest U.S. kids have still not received a COVID-19 vaccine, as hospitals struggle to handle a deluge of patients with respiratory viruses. Across the U.S., many hospitals are close to or at capacity, leading to limited hospital beds and hours-long wait times in emergency departments.

For Instance, Boston Children’s Hospital has postponed elective surgeries, and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has reopened COVID-19 triage tents to help manage overflow. On 9th November 2022, a tent was set up in the ambulance bay at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora due to rising RSV cases among kids around the state. COVID-19, flu, and RSV cases are high across the U.S., with RSV and flu seeing sharp increases in recent weeks.

Due to the combined impact of COVID-19, flu, and RSV among children, several pediatric hospitals are currently struggling, which is adding tents outside to handle the “Tripledemic” surge” in the U.S. The wait times have increased more than ever, and hospitals are urging patients to take their children to primary care doctors or urgent care facilities before going to the hospital. Therefore, the triple epidemic boosts market growth.

Impact of COVID-19

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated the demand for medical tents worldwide for screening, patient isolation, and vaccination camps. Triage tents became essential due to patient surges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hospitals and clinics worldwide witnessed higher admission spikes than ever before. This has put immense pressure on healthcare systems to tend to those fighting the virus and provide proper patient screening shelters.

Although COVID cases are currently low, they are rising in parts of the US. China, the UK, France, and Germany have witnessed their population being admitted to hospitals and deaths. In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical issues such as the Russia-Ukraine war catalyzed market growth.

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