‘Pandemic of the unvaccinated’ burdens busy US hospitals

  • Nurses and doctors in the CoxHealth Emergency Department in Springfield, Mo., don personal protective equipment Friday to treat patients with COVID-19. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP)

The COVID-19 comeback across the U.S. is putting pressure on hospitals at a time when some of them are busy just trying to catch up on surgeries and other procedures that were put on hold during the pandemic.