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New Oregon Health Authority guidelines for hospitals suggest how they should rank patients and decide who gets ICU beds, ventilators or other similar equipment.
A look at what is known so far.
Lawmakers around the country have passed laws, issued emergency orders or activated emergency statutes that severely limited families’ ability to seek recourse for lapses in COVID-related care.
A projected surge from the omicron variant of COVID-19 represents “dire” news for Oregon hospitals, patients and health care workers.
America’s hospitals, strained by nearly two years of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, are now scrounging for basic medical supplies.
They went into hospitals with heart attacks, kidney failure or in a psychiatric crisis, and they left with COVID-19 — if they left at all.
Guardsmen have performed an assortment of tasks, such helping with ventilators, in the lab, environmental services, screening patients and more.