January 9, 2021 4:30 p.m. ET
Ming Kuo was helping a Covid-19 patient at Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center in Southern California when a crowded emergency room spilled into the hallway. “The weather is desperate,” said Dr. Eric Toner, a senior scientist at the Johns Hopkins Health Security Center. “We’ve been warning about this for a year.” The rise in coronavirus cases is crowding large subway hospitals with Covid-19 patients, pushing occupancy against space constraints and crushing nurses and doctors. Read more.
“I’m 6 feet-7 and unfortunately I don’t fit in a lot of cars,”
Mark Epstein at his Milk Street Café in Boston, which he plans to reopen with a loan on Main Street when workers return to the downtown offices. The Main Street lending program allows banks to sell 95% of every loan to the government, but some are hampered because potential borrowers have lost so much business. Read more.