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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:41 AM

Hospitals nationwide face shortage of medical staff amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Source: ABC News

Hospitals nationwide face shortage of medical staff amid spike in COVID-19 cases
Twenty-two percent say they'll face a critical staff shortage in the next week.

ByStephanie Ebbs

November 21, 2020, 4:01 AM

Goshen Health Hospital in Indiana has had to issue a public call for help from people with medical experience. In a Facebook post, the CEO wrote, “We invite you to consider if you are someone who could make a difference.”

The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is bringing back retirees, redeploying employees from other parts of the country, and reassigning researchers to patient care after 905 employees contracted COVID-19 in the last two weeks.

And in North Dakota, the governor announced last week that to avoid a shortage of staff the state would implement “crisis” guidelines that allow nurses who test positive for COVID-19 to continue to work, as reported by the Grand Forks Herald.

. . . “While hospitals can add beds, it is much harder to bring in additional health care workers, many of whom are justifiably experiencing a significant emotional and physical toll due to the impact of the pandemic,” Nancy Foster, vice president of quality and patient safety policy for the American Hospital Association said in a statement.



Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hospitals-nationwide-face-shortage-medical-staff-amid-spike/story?id=74319020





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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:51 AM

1. I am finding it hard to be sympathetic about the death cult

I was thinking about medical professionals and how they are risking their own lives to care for the sick, some of whom are innocent victims, others who pretty much got sick on purpose. After all this time living with Covid-19 and knowing that just a few little things would keep it from spreading so fast, I would find it hard to do my job.

I really do feel for the medical professionals. Some of the people new to their field look hurt to their hearts. All of them do all they can 24/7.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:58 AM

2. Good luck to all of them.

They'll need it.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:41 PM

3. MBAs have been trying to run them like big box stores

and cutting all staff, from housekeeping to nurses, as far down as they can without getting sued by the families of the dead on a daily basis. Good health care is labor intensive. Good outcomes are predicted by clean facilities and staff at the bedside.

MBAs are better at retail.

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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:30 AM

4. Meanwhile, when Trump got Covid, he had 12 top doctors attending to him.

And immediately received Regeneron, ehich none of us can get.

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