Healthcare workers urge Americans to ‘scale back’ Thanksgiving gatherings
The Guardian - 11/23/2020
Gary Young, an expert in health policy at Northeastern University, said hospitals are already facing staffing shortages and extreme financial pressures from the pandemic, evidenced by hospital closures and layoffs at a time of unprecedented demand.
“There are still many hospitals, particularly in rural areas, that are going to be overwhelmed,” said Young. “The preparation is not as robust as areas that really experienced a surge in the spring.”