Mississippi braces for ‘failure’ of hospital system due to covid-19 surge, no ICU beds

The stress placed on health-care workers has played out in Ocean Springs, Miss., where the volume of ICU patients, the majority of whom are unvaccinated, has seemed like what one employee described as “a bad dream.” Ijlal Babar, director of pulmonary and critical care at Singing River Health System on the state’s Gulf Coast, recently told Fortune that vaccine hesitancy has played a role, with one person who was at high risk of being infected telling him that “she would rather die than get the vaccine.”

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