California Healthline senior correspondent Anna Maria Barry-Jester appeared on KQED’s “Forum” on Friday to debate how hospitals are grappling with a scarcity of protecting gear through the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued a statewide order for California residents to remain at residence. He projected that 56% of the state’s inhabitants might be contaminated by COVID-19 over an eight-week interval if mitigation efforts had been ignored. In a worst-case situation, the state would want almost 20,000 extra hospital beds to cope with a surge in coronavirus sufferers. In the meantime, well being staff in some Bay Space hospitals are wiping down and reusing masks and different gear that was once discarded after every use.
As efforts are underway to ramp up hospital capability, will well being care staff be outfitted to assist sufferers?
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