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In Houston, a surge in Covid-19 hospital admissions

In an article about the growing strains on area hospitals, health economics fellow Vivian Ho notes that Houston's public hospitals, Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson, do not have the financial resources to convert random areas into ICUs. “The problem is that, of course, there are going to be more patients who are going to be going to Ben Taub” because the virus is disproportionately affecting Black and Latino people in low-income communities, and Ben Taub is traditionally the safety net for those without health insurance. ProPublica: