German ICUs Are Struggling to Keep Up with Corona – The Second Wave Hits the Hospitals – DER SPIEGEL

The morning meeting at the Gross-Gerau District Hospital begins with bad news. “One the other, the clinics around us are closing their doors,” says hospital director Erika Raab. “The hospital in Odenwald” isn’t taking any new patients and “Bergstrasse” is also about to close, she says. And now it’s the turn of Darmstadt, a medium-sized city located just south of Frankfurt. “The hospital in Darmstadt is asking if we still have any beds free,” Raab says, peering out at the silent group of about a dozen doctors and nurses gathered in the meeting room. She already knows the answer. “OK, we’re already having to prioritize ourselves.” Source: German ICUs Are Struggling to Keep Up with Corona – The Second Wave Hits the Hospitals – DER SPIEGEL