‘All the beds are taken up by Covid victims’: Hospitals in the South are running out of space or staff

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      https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/08/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

      Covid-19 hospitalizations are reaching all-time highs in parts of the South, with some patients unable to get the care they would normally receive.

      Susan Walker has been calling out-of-state hospitals trying to get help for her husband, who did not get vaccinated against Covid-19 and is now in a medically induced coma.

      “He is on a ventilator and in dire need of an ECMO treatment, which is not available at the hospital that he is in,” the Florida mother said Sunday.

      The FHA said it expects 60% of the state’s hospitals to face a “critical staffing shortage” by this week.

      And at Houston’s United Memorial Medical Center, “We have no beds. The emergency department is full of patients just waiting to be able to get into the hospital,” Chief of Staff Dr. Joseph Varon said Sunday morning.

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