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Working 28 Bed ED Community Hospital in North Alabama. As of today 18 in house Covid patients, 6 in ICU, 1 on a ventilator.

Our county has roughly a 50% vaccination rate.

On nearly all shifts we have moved our providers (doctors, nurse practitioners and PAs) to the front (waiting room) to initiate care, with little nurse support due to staffing.

Critically ill people being diagnosed in waiting room chairs.

All COVID admissions to date have been unvaccinated patients

Nursing staff being pushed to the limits, I can only buy so many lunches/dinners to let them know they are appreciated for what they do.

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