KCTV: Doctors and nurses inside Saint Luke's COVID ICU alarmed at sharp rise in cases

Hospitals across the Kansas City metro are seeing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, but doctors and nurses on the frontlines say it's completely preventable. 

KCTV talked to Dr. Andrew Schlachter, pulmonologist and critical care physician, and Rachel Johnson, ICU nurse at Saint Luke's Hospital, about what they are seeing in the COVID Intensive Care Unit and why getting vaccinated is more important than ever.

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