One Hospital Was Besieged by the Virus. Nearby Was ‘Plenty of Space.’
Even as Elmhurst faced “apocalyptic” conditions, 3,500 beds were free in other New York hospitals, some no more than 20 minutes away.
When people were dying in swamped Elmhurst hospital, there were 3,500 empty beds around the city. A reckoning for a feudal health care system. About New York.
One hospital was swamped, the other had plenty of beds.
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. All over, the fancy health systems did little/nothing to help poor, public and safety net hospitals respond to #covid19.
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