Hospitals Run Low on Nurses As They Get Swamped with COVID
Some patients wait inside ambulances for up to an hour before hospitals in St. Petersburg, Florida, can admit them.
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The rapidly escalating surge in COVID-19 infections across the U.S. has caused a shortage of nurses and other front-line staff in virus hot spots that can no longer keep up with the flood of unvaccinated patients and are losing workers to burnout and lucrative out-of-state temporary gigs. Florida, Arkansas and Louisiana all have more people hospitalized with COVID-19 than any other point in the pandemic, and nursing staff is being stretched thin. In Florida, virus…