'Tired to the bone': US hospitals are overwhelmed
"We are depressed, disheartened and tired to the bone," said Alison Johnson, director of critical care at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee
Overwhelmed hospitals in the US are converting chapels, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hallways, even a parking garage into patient treatment areas. Staff members are desperately calling around to other medical centres in search of open beds. Fatigue and frustration are setting in among front-line workers.
"We are depressed, disheartened and tired to the bone," said Alison Johnson, director of critical care at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee.
COVID-19 is killing at least one American every minute, bringing the country to another horrific milestone on Wednesday: 2,50,029 deaths. "If you're alarmed at the 1,700 deaths today, two to three weeks from now, we're going to see 3,000 deaths a day," said Dr Jonathan Reiner, a professor at George Washington University School of Medicine.
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