Hurricane Ida may worsen oxygen shortage

Aug 31, 2021
In many places, hospitals are running low on oxygen, which is used to treat patients with COVID and other conditions.
Oxygen tanks are ready for use on a floor dedicated to COVID-19 patients at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital on Aug. 10, 2021 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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With COVID surging, Mexico faces a shortage of oxygen to treat patients

Mar 4, 2021
As prices climb, the government says it is trying to crack down on unlawful trade in oxygen and related equipment.
In Guadalajara, Mexico, people line up to refill oxygen tanks for relatives with COVID-19.
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