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As COVID Hospitalizations Rise, NJ Hospitals Experiencing Large Staff Shortages

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Emma Lee
N.J. Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.

Hospitals and long-term care facilities in the Garden State are experiencing large staff shortages due the pandemic, now driven by the omicron variant. The shortages come as hospitalizations for adults and children are up. From the New Jersey Desk, WHYY's Kenneth Burns reports officials are making plans to counter the shortages.

(Original air-date: 1/4/22)

Kenneth Burns is WHYY’s South Jersey reporter. He joined the station in 2018 as an anchor. He also contributed stories and won a 2020 Keystone Media Award for one of them.