The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States has surpassed the number of people killed on 9/11. The two events can’t be directly compared, but there have been striking similarities: the fear of what’s to come , racism , and a stepped up law enforcement presence.
Connecticut hospitals are receiving more patients ill with COVID-19 as the new coronavirus continues to spread rapidly. Public health experts predict that hospitalization rates will get worse in the coming weeks, putting a burden on health care professionals who are also trying to protect themselves and other patients from becoming infected.
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