The COVID-19 pandemic has led to shortages of everything from toilet paper to cars. Now the American Red Cross and Montana hospitals say they are experiencing a major shortage of blood donations.
A combination of the pandemic and severe weather have disrupted planned blood drives and caused a drop in donations.
Six hundred fifty thousand rapid COVID-19 tests will arrive in Montana later this month. Until then, the state health department says a national shortage on the tests has prevented orders from getting filled.
This week, Lauren speaks with Nathaniel Ian Miller, author of The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven, the fictional story of Sven Ormson, a restless industrial worker who, in 1916, seeks adventure in a mining camp between mainland Norway and the North Pole.
Instead of collecting pollen in “baskets” located on their hind legs like honey bees and bumblebees, leafcutters are a unique family of bees that really dive into their work.
This week’s guest is Dustin Lind, Director of Hitting and the Assistant Hitting Coach for the San Francisco Giants. Dustin is a graduate of UM’s School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, and we’re grateful to chat with him in the off season during a visit to his home state of Montana.
Omicron may cause milder disease, but the sheer number of patients makes this wave far worse for the health care system. With packed emergency rooms, patients can wait days to get moved to a bed.