‘Please don’t let your guard down.’ Inside the third wave and why variants have changed everything, in the words of 7 front-line health workers
2021-04-04 from thestar.com
Younger patients, getting sicker, faster. Entire families infected by the virus. Intensive care units close to overflowing. Hospital staff pushing through exhaustion, knowing the worst is still to come.
As the pandemic steams ahead and the number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU soars — surpassing the peak seen in the winter — the Star spoke to seven health-care workers on the front lines of the fight against more transmissible and deadly variants
Here they tell us in their own words what it feels like to see the third wave up close, why funding new ICU beds isn’t enough, and how it’s different this time around.
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