Hospitals forced to ration care as COVID cases surge nationwide

The number of new coronavirus cases in this country is at an all-time high, with 145,000 reported yesterday. Hospitalizations are also at their highest right now, pushing some healthcare facilities to the limit.

In Illinois, a group of doctors warned the governor they’d have to begin rationing care and decide who to treat and who to send home. Utah is seeing similar issues.

Other states – Missouri, Ohio, and South Dakota – also face hospital capacity and staffing shortages.



  • Dr. Mahshid Abir - Senior Policy Researcher at RAND and Emergency Physician at the University of Michigan