The Hill reports:
Cullman, Ala., on Thursday declared a COVID-19-related state of emergency ahead of a scheduled Alabama GOP rally featuring former President Trump on Saturday as Alabama struggles with a surge in new infections and a shortage of hospital beds.
The state of emergency declaration allows the city to provide additional resources for the rally, a request that was made by the chief operating office of Cullman Regional Medical Center, which is experiencing overcrowding amid a spike in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.
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— The Hill (@thehill) August 20, 2021
Sounds horrible. pic.twitter.com/KKujHAV3Nv
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) August 20, 2021
With no available ICU beds in the state, the city of Cullman, Alabama, has declared a COVID-19 state of emergency as it prepares to host former president Donald Trump’s MAGA rally on Saturday.
— TheSadTruth💙 (@ReportsDaNews) August 20, 2021
— Reid Wilson (@PoliticsReid) August 20, 2021