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Fewer ICU Beds for COVID-19 in Low-Income Areas

New findings reveal that a lack of access to intensive care unit (ICU) beds is another reason COVID-19 disproportionately kills people living in poverty, according to Penn Medicine News. For the study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania investigated ICU bed capacity at 4,518 short-term and critical access hospitals in the 50 states and Washington,… Read More »

‘Troubling and astronomical’ coronavirus cases increase urgency for hospital beds, New York Gov. Cuomo says

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces plans to convert the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattans West Side into a field hospital as Coronavirus cases continue to rise on March 23, 2020 in New York. Bryan R. Smith | AFP | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a “troubling and astronomical” number of coronavirus… Read More »

Qld public hospital beds at capacity

Every public hospital in southeast Queensland has run out of empty beds but the state’s chief health officer says the health system is not in crisis. Beds in all ten hospitals in the region – with the Queensland Children’s Hospital the only one unaffected – were full on Tuesday night. About 250 of those places… Read More »