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Read: Top 10 Campus Safety Healthcare Articles from 2020

Top 10 Campus Safety Healthcare Articles from 2020

Between a global pandemic and increasing hospital violence, 2020 has been a challenging and unpredictable year for the healthcare sector.

Read: Nurse Who Posted TikTok Video Mocking COVID Guidelines Loses Job

Nurse Who Posted TikTok Video Mocking COVID Guidelines Loses Job

The Salem Health nurse posted a Tiktok video saying she still travels and does not wear a mask when she is out.

Read: Doctor’s Selfie Used to Fuel Claims That COVID is a Hoax

Doctor’s Selfie Used to Fuel Claims That COVID is a Hoax

The doctor said the photo was intended to “recognize and to thank all of our health care teammates that often go unrecognized.”

Read: COVID Conspiracy Theorists Try to Sneak Into Utah ICU to See If Its Full

COVID Conspiracy Theorists Try to Sneak Into Utah ICU to See If Its Full

Utah Valley Hospital is also experiencing a significant increase in callers asking if the ICU is actually full.

Read: 19% of U.S. Hospitals Don’t Have Enough Staff as COVID Cases Surge

19% of U.S. Hospitals Don’t Have Enough Staff as COVID Cases Surge

In El Paso, Texas, morgues have started paying jail inmates $2 an hour to help transport the bodies of COVID-19 victims.

Read: North Dakota Allowing COVID-Positive Healthcare Workers to Stay on the Job

North Dakota Allowing COVID-Positive Healthcare Workers to Stay on the Job

The move is opposed by the North Dakota Nurses Association.

Read: All Massachusetts Students Must Get Flu Shot

All Massachusetts Students Must Get Flu Shot

Flu vaccinations will be required for all children who are attending child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and institutions of higher education.

Read: Florida, Texas and Calif. Hospitals Nearing Capacity as COVID-19 Cases Spike

Florida, Texas and Calif. Hospitals Nearing Capacity as COVID-19 Cases Spike

Florida, Texas and California recorded 27,574 new cases Monday, accounting for more than a third of the new cases reported in the U.S.

Read: Sonoma State to Stop Providing Hospital Beds for Coronavirus Patients

Sonoma State to Stop Providing Hospital Beds for Coronavirus Patients

Around 580 hospital beds were set up on the campus — an 84% increase over the county’s existing 707 beds in its six hospitals.

Read: Hospitals Redirecting Patients as Coronavirus Numbers Surge

Hospitals Redirecting Patients as Coronavirus Numbers Surge

One California hospital is only admitting COVID-19 patients after much of its staff tested positive for the virus while a Texas children’s hospital is now treating adults.

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