Florida hospitals stretched to capacity by acute coronavirus outbreak

July 24, 2020

The Guardian

Nationally, emergency department cases plummeted in March, April and even May when most states imposed lockdowns. But the American College of Emergency Physicians said they are now returning to traditional levels.

That means car accidents, broken bones, heart attacks, strokes and all the odd and existential personal crises a normal urban emergency room sees are now topped with a wave of Covid-19 patients in Miami. Despite the outbreak, Florida has remained open, making every one of Supino’s shifts like a “mass casualty incident”.

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