Rumblings of Rationing

The latest wave of COVID-19 cases could soon swamp hospitals in parts of the US and Europe, forcing some to consider extreme measures. 

  • 10 hospitals in Liège, Belgium, days from collapse, have asked doctors who have tested positive—but aren’t showing symptoms—to keep working, the BBC reports.

  • ICUs are at capacity amid a steep rise in Northern Hemisphere cases, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned yesterday. CIDRAP

  • Record hospitalizations in several US regions, coupled with record rising infections, are an “ominous indicator” that hospitals could soon face tough decisions. The Washington Post

  • Utah’s hospitals say they could be a week away from rationing ICU beds; the US state has been flooded with records numbers of cases. Salt Lake Tribune
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