A year ago, UCI Medical Center received “droves of patients” seriously ill with COVID-19, many with trouble breathing or low levels of oxygen in their blood, UCI [School of Medicine Professor and] Chair of Emergency Medicine Dr. Chris Fox said. Now, Fox said, some people are coming to the ER with relatively mild flu-like symptoms wanting to know if they’ve got COVID, and others show up needing care for chronic conditions that have worsened because they couldn’t get proper treatment during the pandemic.
OC’s COVID-19 cases up, hospitals busy – but we’re in better shape than earlier surges, experts say
The Orange County Register, Jan. 3, 2022
January 3, 2022