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This Chicago Hospital Was Prepared For The Pandemic Years Before It Ever Hit

CHICAGO (SBG) — Hospitals across the country have been challenged by the coronavirus, from finding enough protective gear to equip their staff to dealing with an influx of patients battling the disease. But one hospital in Chicago was ready for a pandemic years in advance.

Spotlight on America was given special access to a place few can see in the midst of a global pandemic: the emergency room of a major hospital. We went inside the ER at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, a city that’s battled 63,000 COVID-19 cases. Inside Rush’s emergency room, every person showing signs of the virus is flagged with a red sign bearing three letters: PUI. Patient under investigation.

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