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'This Place is on Fire with COVID' - FMH

May 3, 2021
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Medical workers at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital say the hospital’s capacity is being strained by high COVID-19 rates, and the community should be more alarmed. The hospital is receiving a surge in patients from the Fairbanks North Star Borough but also from Delta Junction and those diverted from Bassett Hospital on Fort Wainwright.

Medical executives gave a report to Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation Board on Friday, saying they are demoralized by the lack of community response, even as the disease becomes more preventable.