Washington Post: Hospitals in less-vaccinated areas are struggling financially as infections mount and stimulus runs out

Washington Post: Hospitals in less-vaccinated areas are struggling financially as infections mount and stimulus runs out. “Many hospitals in Southern states and rural areas of the country — even in states with otherwise high vaccination rates — have been forced once again to temporarily curtail elective procedures such as hip replacements that bring in the most money. Meanwhile, rates of burnout and nurse attrition have soared at institutions with overburdened ICUs and covid-19 wards, contributing to severe labor shortages that are driving up costs for replacement workers, hospital officials said.”

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