Children have started to fill up Banner Payson Medical Center needing aid to breathe, said Dr. Alan Michels of Ponderosa Family Care.

“We are seeing hospitalized children that so far in large part Banner Payson MC call center nursing (have) been able to manage — including with high flow oxygen due to the emergency needs,” he wrote in a text message typed out in-between patient appointments. “Ponderosa Family Care is treating at least 20 or 30 patients per day with ... RSV, influenza, COVID, and some other viruses.”

Contact the reporter at mnelson@payson.com

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(2) comments

Steve Sarvent

All of the evidence from the Trump/Fauci shutdowns show that our immune systems were compromised. We need to be exposed so our bodies can fight these viruses off. Don't bother the local hospital when you get a runny nose. A quick internet search will give you tons of home remedies to make you feel better.

Don Manthe

Sure....don't forget the horse paste....🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

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