Virus Outbreak-Health Care Frustrations

Dr. Michael Saag, who survived COVID-19 and now treats patients with the disease, poses for a portrait at his home in Mountain Brook. Saag, who specializes in infectious diseases, is getting increasingly frustrated as many in the public flout measures meant to prevent the spread of the illness caused by the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

BIRMINGHAM (AP) — Dr. Michael Saag spends much of his time treating patients fighting for their lives and working with colleagues who are overwhelmed and exhausted by the relentless battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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David Jones

On July 6 of this year I had a medical procedure performed at Princeton Hospital in Birmingham. It was like a ghost town. I was there two days and the halls were empty and so was the parking lot. Where are all of these COVID cases? Just at one hospital.

Daddy Joe

As a Bham resident, I will say that Princeton is probably not the first hospital of choice in the area. I think UAB, Brookwood, St Vincent's, Grandview would all be hit first.

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