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Oh, yeah, and in the midst of ‘the great Covid-19 pandemic,’ hospitals in the states are ‘sooooo‘ overwhelmed, they are having to lay off staff . . .



Coronavirus USA: Hospitals are laying off staff during a pandemic – Vox

One nurse told Vox of being furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic: “You’re a hero, but also we don’t value you enough to prepare or pay you.” Win McNamee/Getty Images My colleagues …




During a Pandemic, an Unanticipated Problem: Out-of-Work Health Workers – The New York Times

As hospitals across the country brace for an onslaught of coronavirus patients, doctors, nurses and other health care workers — even in emerging hot spots — are being furloughed, reassigned or …




Philly-area hospitals furlough employees as coronavirus prep depletes revenue

Layoffs are surging nationally to unprecedented numbers, and even workers in the health-care industry — especially those who don’t provide clinical care — are not immune as the COVID-19 pandemic upends the medical system. Among the nonclinical workers at risk are those at Trinity Health’s …




A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs

In this photo made on, April 2, 2020, nurse anesthetist Jessica Poole checks for updates on the coronavirus pandemic in her home office in Greensburg, Pa. Poole, until a couple weeks ago, worked for a private anesthesia practice that serves the Pittsburgh area until she was laid off.


. . . and on and on the examples go. 

Yup, makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? 

 Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor’s offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed [hospitals] and of the economic waves the crisis is churning.

(My emphasis / source: A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs)

Did I tell you that this sort of thing makes my brain hurt?  Well it does. At least a little bit.