Chicago Tonight

Delta Variant, Disinformation Leads to ICU Shortage

Clip: 09/21/2021 | 7m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

For much of the past month, southern Illinois has faced a critical shortage of available ICU beds. The highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 and low vaccination rates have combined to create a perfect storm that is currently overwhelming hospitals and staff. For much of last week, there were literally no ICU beds available in the southernmost portion of the state. Today there are just two.

Aired: 09/21/21

Rating: NR

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