It's been a big week. Just like every week for the past fifty-plus weeks. PPE sourcing has given way to vaccine distribution as the major headache for healthcare providers. But that all is shoving aside major, systemic issues that are still a threat - just one that takes longer to cause a systemwide collapse. Hospitals are punching sharks so they can stay afloat in freezing water.
Even though this isn't a promising way to phrase it, let's dive in.
Health and Human Services put a lot of work into figuring out something none of us could have possibly guessed: that hospitals are struggling right now. (Okay, eyerolls aside, this is a pretty good sum-up of the struggles in each department that you may not be encountering in your day-to-day but adds up to make all of our jobs more difficult.)
(See? We got back to cold water in the end. Even though that's maybe not all that relevant, since we're experiencing unprecedentedly warm weather worldwide. But that's probably fine and will have no impact on healthcare or its supply chain anytime soon... Right?)
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