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Hospitals prepared for staffing shortages amid increased COVID community spread

[WCCO & KMSP Fox 9, October 29, 2020] More people are in Minnesota hospitals with COVID right now than at any other point during the pandemic.

“[The phrase] ‘Flatten the curve’ has to come back,” said Helen Strike, the president of both Regina Hospital and River Falls Hospital in the Allina Health system.

“The more community spread there is, the more concern we have about having caregivers who are able to come to work,” Strike said.

The good news is hospitals are better equipped now for COVID patients than when this all started. Treatments have also improved, and Strike says hospital stays can be shorter. She added that we all have the power to fight the pandemic through our behavior.

Posted on October 30, 2020 in coronavirusInfectious Disease

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