Murphysboro doctor on ICU occupancy by severe COVID-19 cases: ‘It is admittedly hard to not get frustrated’

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A traveler walks into Terminal 3 as a sign stating face coverings are required is displayed at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, July 2, 2021. The World Health Organization is encouraging even the vaccinated to keep masks on, particularly indoors, as the delta variant of COVID-19 ricochets around the world. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Dr. Jeff Ripperda is a family medicine specialist in Murphysboro, Illinois, where hospitals are filling rapidly. He shares his experience with the newest cases of COVID-19, and what it means to him as unvaccinated patients arrive in ICU.

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