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Opinion: Why are health agencies hiding the deadly infection raging in hospitals?

The New York Post, July 28, 2021 (Opinion)

July 28, 2021

Opinion: Why are health agencies hiding the deadly infection raging in hospitals?

Secrecy is a problem everywhere. When an outbreak of MRSA (drug-resistant Staph) raged through the neonatal intensive care unit at UC Irvine Medical Center, infecting 10 newborns, the hospital and public-health officials kept it mum until a hospital employee leaked the information. Imagine going to the hospital to give birth, only to find out about a superbug outbreak in the nursery.