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ICU Nurses In Oregon Say They See No End In Sight For COVID-19

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has jumped nearly 40% in the past two weeks.

Oregon is one of the states serving as a stark example of just how quickly the Delta variant can spread among the unvaccinated and the strain it is putting on hospitals. Last week, a man died there when an intensive care unit bed was not available for him.

Here & Now‘s Celeste Headlee speaks with Amelia Templeton, a reporter with Oregon Public Broadcasting.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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