National Guard Deployed To Assist Kentucky Hospitals

CNN reports:

Kentucky hospital officials high-fived one another during a news conference Monday as they learned multiple National Guard teams would be deployed to hospitals across the state dealing with rising Covid-19 cases and hospital staffing shortages.

Between 21 and 25 of the state’s regional hospitals are at a critical staffing shortage stage, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said in a news conference Monday.

“Covid is burning through our population here in Kentucky,” Beshear said, adding that the state is coming off its third highest week of cases in the entirety of the pandemic.

Read the full article. The Kentucky Supreme Court this week upheld a GOP bill that strips Beshear of most of his COVID-related powers. But not this one, apparently.