Capitol Weekly Podcast: Carmela Coyle on hospitals, coronavirus

The coronavirus. Illustration from the Centers for Disease Control

As the state reacts to last night’s lockdown order from Gov. Gavin Newsom, California’s hospitals are on the front line of the battle against the deadly coronavirus. The hurdles are high. Supplies of essentials like masks and ventilators are low, a much-needed shipment of testing kits arrived missing parts, and doctors, nurses and other hospital staff risk infection as they provide treatment.

Carmela Coyle, president of the California Hospital Association,  joins John Howard and Tim Foster on the Capitol Weekly Podcast to talk about the challenges that hospitals face as they deal with this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, “an order of potential magnitude that we just haven’t seen before.”

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