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Hospitals Gird for Party Conventions
Surgeons are On-Call with Enough Supplies for a Siege

Hospitals are girding for the presidential conventions and host cities are expecting the usual minor events. However, they are also preparing for bigger events such as terrorist attacks, riots, shootings and fistfights. The biggest concern is for demonstrations that may turn violent.

These concerns have resulted in hospitals holding off on elective surgeries; hospitals have also asked trauma surgeons to defer vacations, and they are stockpiling enough equipment — including surgical tools, medications, and linens — to last 96 hours without resupply.

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