Stories tagged: "COVID-19 hospitalizations"

Hospitals across the country are on the brink of running out of space to treat COVID patients, which could lead to rationing care.
Hospitals All Over the Country Could Face a Grim Choice: Who Gets Care and Who Doesn’t

As space runs out in hospitals amid COVID's worst surge yet, who receives treatment and who doesn't could come down to healthcare systems that aren't free of implicit bias.

Gov. Roy Cooper ordered a mandatory mask rule this week. (Image via NC DPS)
Gov. Roy Cooper on COVID-19 Surge: “We Are in Danger.”

Gov. Roy Cooper moved Monday to close loopholes in the state’s mask mandate and require masks in indoor settings, as well as outdoors when with non-household members.

Spend this Thanksgiving at home.
Commentary: Staying Home Is What the Spirit of Thanksgiving Is About in 2020

NC teacher Kim Mackey talks about why Thanksgiving’s historical start means we all need to have smaller celebrations during this pandemic.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Surging
As COVID Cases Surge, Some Hospitals Are on the Verge of Rationing Care and Rejecting Patients

The surges are so severe that in Idaho, one hospital reached 99% capacity last week, while medical centers in Kansas City, Missouri, were recently forced to reject ambulances because they lacked space for patients.