With omicron now dominant, depleted U.S. hospitals struggle to prepare for the worst

Posted by on December 21, 2021 5:00 am
Categories: US National Stories

US Army Critical Care Nurse, Captain Edward Rauch Jr., writes on the door of a Covid-19 patient on a ventilator at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan on December, 17, 2021. Beaumont Hospital is assisted by 23 military medical personnel from the US Army, sent by the Department of Defense, to assist during the health system

Understaffed hospitals are already coping with increased patient demand heading into the holidays. They have few options to expand if omicron creates a huge new wave of Covid patients.

(Image credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images)

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