“Some hospitals have already had to go to extreme lengths to accommodate the crush of COVID-19 patients — such as setting up beds in hallways or gift shops and temporarily treating people in ambulances when there’s no space for them in overcrowded emergency departments.” LA Times: Hospitals try to keep ‘last-resort’ care at bay.

+ “The situation here is dire. Every minute, 10 people test positive for Covid-19. Every eight minutes, someone dies. Ambulances circle for hours, unable to find ERs that can accept patients. Hospitals are running out of oxygen. ICU capacity is at zero. Patients lie in hallways and tents. Emergency room nurses have more patients than they can handle — sometimes six at a time. The National Guard has arrived, not to help treat patients, but to manage the flood of bodies.” In LA, ambulances circle for hours and ICUs are full. Is this what Covid-19 has in store for the rest of the country? (California’s early success, oddly, may have proven to be its biggest risk.)

+ Vaccine reserve was already exhausted when Trump administration vowed to release it.