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Rough Road Ahead: Are Hospitals Ready for This Week?

Rough Road Ahead: Are Hospitals Ready for This Week?

Skimm This - April 6, 2020 - 14:42

Health officials are warning that this will be an especially tough week. Are hospitals ready? A new federal report gives us an indication. Meanwhile: the United Nations says that reported incidents of domestic violence are on the rise during the pandemic. We’ll look into why that is. Also on today’s show: we share a few ways you can say thanks to healthcare workers near you. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline by calling 1-800-799-7233. If you're unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

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