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BBC News published this video item, entitled “Covid in North Dakota: One day inside a rural US hospital’s fight – BBC News” – below is their description.
Health workers at a 14-bed hospital in North Dakota are struggling to keep friends’ family members alive, as rates of new Covid-19 infections soar in the US heartland’s tight-knit communities. Small towns like Grafton – with a population of around 4,000 – are especially vulnerable to a surge in critically ill patients, as local hospitals have limited space and staff. Watch a day in the life of Unity Medical Center – told by the very people who work there. Video by Alexandra OstasiewiczBBC News YouTube Channel
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