. Texas officials scramble to staff hospitals as Covid-19 surge continues « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN- It’s not just that the hospitals are full, Porsa said Thursday morning.

“What is concerning is the rate by which our Covid-positive patients are increasing,” Porsa told CNN’s Brianna Keilar. It took only five weeks for the hospital system to go from a baseline of 11 patients to its peak recently, compared to the three months it took during the winter surge, he said.

Yet mandates have been fiercely rejected by Texas state leaders opposing local control and decision-making.

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