Chicago hospital faces huge resource shortage amid pandemic
The death toll in the U.S. from the COVID-19 pandemic now tops 60,000.
The virus has placed a huge strain on the resources of the country's hospitals.
That is especially true of Roseland Community Hospital, a small but vital safety-net hospital on Chicago's South Side.
CGTN's Dan Williams was allowed exclusive access to the hospital that was already facing a funding shortage… and is now, according to hospital administrators, hanging by a thread.
Dozens of hospitals have reportedly denied non-coronavirus patients care and laid off staff, despite projections of millions of victims in the ongoing pandemic. One America's Kristian Rouz looks into the matter. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the issue of accessible medical equipment is paramount. In Brazil, owners of 3D printers are trying to help reduce the shortage. CGTN's Paulo Cabral explains. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, hospitals across the country are swamped. To get an idea of what health care workers are experiencing on the front lines right now, CGTN's Dan Williams spoke to a nurse at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The federal stockpile of life-saving ventilators is nearly depleted, hospitals are becoming overwhelmed and more hospital units are converting into COVID-19 care only.