Dispatch from a Portland critical care unit

Eighteen months into the pandemic, healthcare workers in hospitals and intensive care units in Oregon are still at it. They are tired, frustrated and feeling forgotten. It’s a tense time and unvaccinated Oregonians continue to show up at their doors, some failing to believe in the very virus that sent them there in the first place.


On the latest episode of Beat Check with The Oregonian, Jeff Manning and Beth Nakamura talk about their recent trip into a critical care unit at Providence Portland Medical Center. We talked about what they saw, how it felt to be in that ward right now, what healthcare workers had to say and much more.


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