Essential Health Care Workers Are Running On Empty

COVID-19 cases are on the rise. Hospital beds and intensive care units are filling to capacity. Health care workers are getting sick.

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Medical works operate a testing tent at a COVID-19 mobile testing site in the Brooklyn borough of New York. John Minchillo / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virus Outbreak US Surge
Medical works operate a testing tent at a COVID-19 mobile testing site in the Brooklyn borough of New York. John Minchillo / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Essential Health Care Workers Are Running On Empty

COVID-19 cases are on the rise. Hospital beds and intensive care units are filling to capacity. Health care workers are getting sick.

Essential U.S. health care workers are under potentially unsustainable pressure as rising COVID-19 cases begin to stress already taxed healthcare staff and systems.

Reset brings on a journalist who’s been covering the pandemic since its start whose latest piece explains the current situation facing health workers.

GUEST: Ed Yong, science writer at The Atlantic; author, I Contain Multitudes:The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life