“If you have the virus and are hospitalized, you likely are infectious,” said Delaney, at Cleveland Clinic. “We are trying to keep everyone safe.”
The no-visitation policy has been especially tough on critical patients, some who don’t end up making it 比特币交易价格行情home. Hospital leaders say their ICU staff has become seasoned at helping patients use technology to talk to loved ones. But this gets more difficult when patient numbers rise.
With the new infections in Florida climbing above 9,000 most days this month, Senior at the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, said hospitals are “hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.”
Meanwhile, healthcare workers have banded together to create a public campaign, pleading for Floridians to wear masks and social distance. Their plea to the public: Even well-prepared hospitals cannot compensate for an unchecked pandemic.
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