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Ohio hospital stops testing all emergency room patients for COVID-19

Ohio Army National Guard, sp.  Amanda Heckman is preparing to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to an Ohio resident in January 2021.  Gov. Mike DeWine deployed members of the guard to help hospitals with staff shortages.

If the number of doctors and nurses available keeps going down, Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center distances itself from universal testing for COVID-19.

“That’s a step that many health systems have taken in response to the… high volume they seesaid OSU Director of Emergency Preparedness Dr. Daniel Bachmann during a press conference Thursday.

Patients coming to the emergency room will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to see if a COVID-19 test is needed based on factors such as whether the patient has symptoms or pre-existing conditions that could make contracting the coronavirus fatal .

Testing every patient “adds to some of the inefficiency” that hospitals like OSU try to minimize as cases increase even among their own staff.

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