ProPublica: A Boy Went to a COVID-Swamped ER. He Waited for Hours. Then His Appendix Burst.

ProPublica: A Boy Went to a COVID-Swamped ER. He Waited for Hours. Then His Appendix Burst.. “As the nation’s hospitals fill and emergency rooms overflow with critically ill COVID-19 patients, it is the non-COVID-19 patients, like Seth, who have become collateral damage. They, too, need emergency care, but the sheer number of COVID-19 cases is crowding them out. Treatment has often been delayed as ERs scramble to find a bed that may be hundreds of miles away.”

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