PBS NewsHour

Health systems buckle under surge of COVID hospitalizations

Clip: 01/14/2022 | 6m 30s | Video has closed captioning.

President Biden on Friday announced free tests to help combat the rapidly spreading omicron variant. But the surge is battering hospitals and stretching some to capacity, with COVID hospitalizations jumping 179 percent in the past two weeks. William Brangham reports, and speaks with Dr. Rajan Garg, ICU medical director at Methodist Hospital of Southern California, to learn more.

Aired: 01/14/22

Rating: NR

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