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An ambulance crew weaves a gurney through the halls of Sparrow Hospital's emergency department in Lansing, Michigan. Overcrowding has forced the staff to triage patients, putting some in the waiting rooms and treating others on stretchers and chairs in the halls. Lester Graham/Michigan Radio hide caption

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ERs are now swamped with seriously ill patients — but many don't even have COVID

Patients who couldn't see a doctor earlier in the pandemic or were too afraid to go to a hospital have finally become too sick to stay away. Many ERs now struggle to cope with an onslaught of need.

An ambulance crew weaves a gurney through the halls of Sparrow Hospital's emergency department in Lansing, Michigan. Overcrowding has forced the staff to triage patients, putting some in the waiting rooms and treating others on stretchers and chairs in the halls. Lester Graham/Michigan Radio hide caption

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Lester Graham/Michigan Radio

ERs are now swamped with seriously ill patients — but many don't even have COVID

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Comedian Mort Sahl cracks a joke at a press conference in London on July 10, 1961. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Mort Sahl, a political satirist and stand-up comedy pioneer, has died at 94

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