COVID and the nursing crunch

Hospitals’ nursing shortage is not new, but the pandemic has pushed it to crisis levels. Many RNs have quit long-held jobs—some due to burnout, others to become higher-paid “travelers.”

The pandemic divide

In a new Rochester Beacon survey, a large majority express pessimism about the six-month outlook for COVID-19—and many point a finger at the unvaccinated and those who won’t wear a mask.