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[The Guardian] 'An operational tsunami': preparing for a winter surge of Covid-19
by The Guardian « on: November 03, 2020, 07:06:28 PM »




'An operational tsunami': preparing for a winter surge of Covid-19

With admissions rising, photojournalist Jonny Weeks returns to University hospital in Coventry to see how it is coping with the start of the second wave

During the typical evening bustle of the critical care unit at University hospital, Coventry, two construction workers are hoisting temporary polythene walls into position, dividing the ward into two. Behind them, a young nurse wearing an unconventional mask – one which cloaks her entire head – is providing life-saving care to an unconscious patient.

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Midlands, with Coventry imposing tier 2 restrictions last week. Plans for a possible surge in admissions to University hospital are being swiftly implemented.

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