Hospitals getting close to critical

Hospitals here are getting close to a critical moment when decisions will have to be made who to prioritize to live. TVA is leaning on the story of one woman whose heart operation has been postponed because of Covid, contrasting it with the sexual reassignment surgery being offered to convicted murderer Jamie (once John) Boulachanis.

Since Christmas, more homeless folks are testing positive for Covid and shelters are having trouble finding room to get people off the streets for curfew. Monday evening, representatives of groups championing the homeless held a protest to make the point that curfew is particularly hard on itinerants but – they claim – does little to stem the pandemic. People running shelters say police have been tolerant so far of those who appear to have nowhere to go after 8 p.m.

Update: Some say the homeless should get vaccination priority.