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While respiratory viruses surge, shortage of pediatric hospital beds delays care for some kids

26 Oct 2022 2:31 PM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

Parents who need to take a child to the emergency room are facing agonizing waits in many parts of the United States because of a shortage of hospital beds. [CNN Health]

Hospitals across the country say they are being overwhelmed by an early surge in respiratory infections including RSV, influenza and enterovirus. As a result, pediatric hospital beds are more full now than they have been in the past two years, according to a CNN analysis of data from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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