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‘Our numbers are higher, our patients are sicker': Tennessee nurse reacts to overwhelmed Appalachian hospital system  

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An Appalachian hospital system is seeing a growing number of young patients. Many people in the rural region are resisting the Covid-19 vaccine and most patients in the ICU are unvaccinated. NBC News’ Dasha Burns spoke with one nurse manager about the toll of mental and physical exhaustion.