Most large US hospitals short-staffed heading into omicron wave

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Nearly 100% of large hospitals in the US were facing a nursing shortage a month before the omicron variant arrived, according to strategic and operational leaders at those facilities. Close to 80% were short on clinical support staff, which could also complicate care as COVID-19 cases surge once again. Insufficient COVID-19 supplies were a less common issue, with 25% of large hospitals wanting for tests and just 10%, for vaccines.