Hospitals in half the states are facing a massive staffing shortage- STAT

Hospitals in at least 25 states are critically short of nurses, doctors, and other staff as coronavirus cases surge across the United States, according to the industry’s trade association and a tally conducted by STAT. The situation has gotten so bad that in some places, severely ill patients have been transferred hundreds of miles for an available bed — from Texas to Arizona, and from central Missouri to Iowa.

Hospitals in half the states are facing a massive staffing shortage- STAT

A nurse at a local hospital shared with AGR that the hospital encourages nurses who test positive but who are asymptomatic to keep coming in to work, because they are that short staffed.

Now combine that with the fact that masks do not block viruses like COVID-19 and what do you think will happen to patients coming in for other health problems, often with lowered immune system strength?