Washington Post: Some places were short on nurses before the virus. The pandemic is making it much worse.

Washington Post: Some places were short on nurses before the virus. The pandemic is making it much worse.. “As the virus stampedes across the country, setting previously unimaginable infection records nearly every day of its third major surge, some hospitals are desperately searching for staffers and paying dearly for it. There is record demand for travel nurses, who take out-of-town assignments on short-term contracts of 13 weeks or less at elevated wages. Per-diem nurses, who are willing to take a shift or two in their local hospitals, have been pressed into service. The military is chipping in. And still, in some places, it is not nearly enough.”

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