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Stateside Podcast: Unvaccinated patients, burnt out hospital staff

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“We’re tired of day in, day out, Groundhog Day type medicine where the patients are similar everyday, and the patients are critically ill everyday, and the patients are dying everyday," said Beaumont pulmonologist Dr. Matthew Trunsky.

Doctors, nurses, and hospital staff have seen scores of COVID-19 patients pass away in the past year and a half. They've endured brutally long hours at the hospital. But now, they're up against a different kind of challenge: unvaccinated patients who are in denial about their condition or refuse to accept doctors' advice. On today's episode, you'll hear from a doctor whose widely-shared Facebook post detailed his frustrations with trying to fight the misinformation he hears from patients.

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Dr. Matthew Trunsky, pulmonologist with Beaumont Hospital in Troy

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April Van Buren
April Van Buren is a producer for Stateside. She produces interviews for air as well as web and social media content for the show.