Bloomberg Law
Aug. 4, 2021, 6:52 PMUpdated: Aug. 5, 2021, 5:48 PM

Florida Hospitals Fighting to Get Oxygen With ‘Hand Tied’ (2)

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

Florida hospitals are struggling to get oxygen due to a rise in Covid-19 cases attributable to the delta variant and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision not to declare another state of emergency.

A shortage of drivers who are qualified to transport oxygen, as well as restrictions around how long truck drivers can be on the road—which went back into effect following the expiration of the public health emergency in the state—means that the supply isn’t getting to the hospitals that need it most.

There is “plenty of oxygen, just not in the right area,” Brig. Gen. David Sanford, a member ...

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