Things may seem to be changing with the rollout of the vaccine, but in the new world of Covid-19, the already perilous state of Fire and EMS is facing a catastrophe. First responders are spread thin and the pandemic has only made the situation worse. They are being required to make decisions that go against their instincts to save and treat as many patients as possible.
California is especially feeling the effects as their hospitals are at capacity, leading to a crisis for first responders. With the pandemic still seemingly out of control in the state, emergency personnel are now being told that anyone who is unresponsive on the scene will not be brought back to a hospital for any further resuscitation. The current state of the pandemic response in California and elsewhere in America is putting frontline emergency response workings in a harrowing situation.
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