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COVID Fills Up Local Hospital Beds

(La Porte County, IN) - It appears COVID-19 cases in La Porte County are up dramatically.


Dr. Vidya Kora says six patients just from his Michigan City practice alone are currently hospitalized. But, unfortunately, he says there aren’t many available hospital beds locally or in the surrounding counties right now.


“The local hospitals are full. You may have to end up being in the emergency room for several hours because there aren’t enough beds in the hospitals,” Kora said.

Kora said most of the hospitalized patients had not been vaccinated. He also emphasized that vaccines are safe and effective. However, he urged people afraid or skeptical of the vaccines to get adequately educated before deciding whether to get protection.


“Listen to people who know what they’re talking about and not to some television hosts who are ignorant,” Kora said.

Kora also said it’s important for people to get booster shots if they were fully protected more than six months ago.

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