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Rural California hospital overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients

As Covid-19 tears through southern California, small hospitals in rural towns like Apple Valley are overwhelmed, with coronavirus patients crammed into hallways, makeshift ICU beds and even the pediatric ward. "It's most definitely the darkest period of my entire career," palliative care supervisor Kari McGuire says while fighting back tears.

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