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 house. He projected that 56% of the state’s inhabitants may very well be contaminated by COVID-19 over an eight-week interval if mitigation efforts had been ignored. In a worst-case situation, the state would wish almost 20,000 extra hospital beds to cope with a surge in coronavirus sufferers. In the meantime, well being employees in some Bay Space hospitals are wiping down and reusing masks and different tools that was discarded after every use.
As efforts are underway to ramp up hospital capability, will well being care employees be outfitted to assist sufferers?
Click here to hear on KQED’s web site.
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