ICU beds are scarce in California
Dec 31, 2020

ICU beds are scarce in California

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We also talk about the markets, and then we look into the plight of the informal market in Mexico.

Segments From this episode

Why California hospitals are out of ICU beds

Dec 31, 2020
California has a lower than average number of hospital beds by design, but COVID-19 is challenging the system.
A patient lies on a stretcher in the hallway of the overloaded emergency room at a hospital in Southern California on Dec. 23.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Mexican informal workers, hit hard by the pandemic, press for more government support

Dec 31, 2020
Many who make their living buying used goods in the United States and reselling them in Mexico face the challenge of border restrictions. In response, they’ve organized.
Nearly a year before the first cases were confirmed in Sonora, Benito Encinas' teenage son, Emilio, helps him unload merchandise largely purchased at Arizona yard sales.
Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer