Stressed hospitals, weary nurses brace for another COVID-19 winter surge – USA TODAY

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With tired and depleted staffs as the COVID-19 pandemic approaches two full years, the nation’s hospitals are once again struggling to keep pace with the rush of people who need lifesaving care in what experts predict will be another grim winter surge.
Hospitals expect conditions to worsen as the highly contagious omicron variant, detected in 36 states, continues to spread. Even though preliminary studies suggests omicron might be more mild than other variants, the Cornell University outbreak over the past week shows how fast the virus moves. Omicron cases are doubling every two days, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said this week.


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