Government and health care leaders around the U.S. are voicing concerns about the readiness of the nation’s hospitals in a worst-case scenario involving the new coronavirus outbreak. Officials question whether they have enough beds and supplies should there be a large influx of patients in coming weeks. Hospital executives say they’ve been planning for months and have set up tents to receive new patients. But in hard-hit Washington state they’ve already seen shortages of personal protective gear worn by health care workers. New York’s governor is suggesting the Army Corps of Engineers turn facilities such as military bases or college dorms into temporary medical centers.
Hospitals fear any surge of virus cases, supply shortages
By Associated Press|2020-03-16T06:03:33-05:00March 16th, 2020|