By DANIEL COLE
MARSEILLE, France (AP) – Staff are tired, the omicron variant is deteriorating and beds in the intensive care unit are filling up rapidly at a hospital in the French city of Marseille. The unit’s chief physician is trying to keep his team members motivated as they spend another Christmas taking care of patients on ventilators. They decorate a fir tree in the hallway and take time between innings to organize a Christmas Eve meal together. Marseille’s La Timone Hospital was out of service following the COVID-19 wave and allowed families to visit critically ill loved ones in the ICU. A patient who was spending a vacation there said he deeply regrets not having been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
https://kesq.com/news/ap-national-news/2021/12/25/covid-christmas-in-french-icu-fear-fatigue-and-loving-care/ COVID Christmas in French ICU: Fear, fatigue and loving care