Today Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson, deputy director Michelle Hofmann, Rep. Jefferson Moss, and Utah County Health Officer Eric Edwards had the opportunity to tour the ICU at Utah Valley Intermountain Hospital.
Lt. Gov. Henderson issued the following statement:
“Today I toured yet another full ICU. The new reality is that the patients in this wave of the pandemic are younger and sicker. The fact that most of the illnesses and deaths now caused by COVID-19 are preventable with a simple vaccination only deepens this tragedy. My admiration for the healthcare heroes at Utah Valley Hospital grew even more today as I watched them in action. I am sincerely thankful for their relentless efforts despite their fatigue, and undaunted optimism in the face of discouragement.”