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Covid Surge Sidelines Health Workers When They’re Needed Most

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2020
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Covid-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. reached new highs this week, testing the nation’s health-care workforce even as the virus sidelines medical workers.

More than 118,000 people -- roughly equivalent to the population of Lansing, Michigan -- have been in hospitals with Covid on average over the past seven days. That’s a record, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project.

While record Covid admissions strain emergency rooms and intensive-care units, the crisis squeezes smaller clinics, too. Uncontrolled infections mean more patients coming in, even as staff exposed to the virus...

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