Will December’s COVID-19 Crush Overwhelm Hospitals?


The New York Times: “As Hospitalizations Soar, El Paso Brings In New Mobile Morgues,” “Cuomo Fears ‘Nightmare of Overwhelmed Hospitals’ as Virus Cases Spike.” 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: “COVID-19: Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park.” 

Wisconsin Public Radio: “State-Run ‘Alternate Care Facility’ Has 15 COVID-19 Patients, As Wisconsin Hospitals Near Capacity.” 

The Providence Journal: “Rhode Island hospitals are full. Covid field hospital opening today.” 

CDC: “COVIDView.”

Twitter.com/Covid19Tracking

The Covid Tracking Project.

Amesh Adalja, MD, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security.

Leana Wen, MD, FAAEM, emergency doctor, public health policy professor. George Washington University.

KSB: “COVID Hub.”

Modern Healthcare: “As COVID-19 cases threaten capacity, children’s hospitals resist taking adults.”

Wall Street Journal: “Soaring Covid-19 Hospitalizations Again Put Traveling Nurses in Demand.”

Journal of Hospital Medicine: “Trends in COVID-19 Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rates.”

STAT News: “Data show hospitalized Covid-19 patients are surviving at higher rates, but surge in cases could roll backgains,” “‘People are going to die’: Hospitals in half the states are facing a massive staffing shortage as Covid-19 surges.”

Robin Turner, MD, FAAHPM, medical director, Duke University Health System homecare and hospice program.

CNN: “CDC optimistic coronavirus vaccines will be released by end of the year.”

National Nurses United: “Sins of Omission.”

KBIA: “Kansas Hospitals Are Declining 100 Rural Coronavirus Patients A Month As Capacity Continues To Swell.”

Journal of the American Medical Association: “Health Care Workers Deserve Better Protections From Coronavirus Disease 2019.”

Medical News Today: “COVID-19: Hospital support staff hit harder than doctors and nurses.”

Christian Science Monitor: “Out of space, hospital moves COVID-19 patients to parking garage.”



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