Ars Technica: As COVID cases rise, so do hospital-related infections

Ars Technica: As COVID cases rise, so do hospital-related infections. “Stories of patients unable to get into hospitals—stuck in waiting rooms, lingering in ambulances, life-flighted to other states where there might be an open bed—have been an awful constant during this hot-spot summer. Overcrowding is an obvious threat to their health. But it poses a more subtle threat to already-admitted patients: it creates conditions and demands on hospital staff that allow dangerous infections to spread. Now, a new study shows how real that threat is, based on infection statistics from hospitals that battled the first waves of COVID in 2020.”

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