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NBC News 8 Jan 2021

California Hospitals Face Decisions On Whether To Ration Care For Covid Patients


NBC News' Erin McLaughlin reports on the hospitals in California that are facing decisions on whether to consider rationing care for Covid-19 patients.

President-elect Joe Biden says he wants the American public to wear masks for his first 100 days in office to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Mr. Biden continues to build out his coronavirus pandemic response team, and Dr. Anthony Fauci has accepted his offer to join the administration as chief medical adviser. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joined "CBSN AM" with the latest.
As cases of Covid-19 continue to rise, hospitals in New York and Massachusetts are preparing field hospitals to help with the increase in patients.
Dr. Celine Gounder, infectious disease specialist and member of the Biden-Harris transition covid advisory board, reveals how healthcare workers are trying to handle the devastation of the pandemic as cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are surging in the U.S. Aired on 12/3/2020.
New York City ICU nurse Sandra Lindsay was the first person to get the covid-19 vaccine after FDA authorization in the United States. On The ReidOut, she says "As a nurse, my practice is guided by the science. I believe in science ... I hope that me taking the vaccine today is an inspiration to you." Aired on 12/14/2020.

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