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'A toll on everyone's soul': Inside 2 hospitals' struggle to save lives from COVID-19

During the coronavirus pandemic, Canadians are being told to stay home to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed. Yet most of us have no idea about what's happening inside our hospitals, specifically intensive care units. Watch how staff at two of Canada's largest hospitals deal with the stress and strain they're up against day after day.

Watch how hospital staff cope with the stress and the strain they're up against day after day

Inside Toronto ICUs struggling with COVID-19

CBC News

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Hospital staff film their exhausting day on the frontlines so viewers see why Canadians are asked to stay home 5:36

During the coronavirus pandemic, Canadians are being told to stay home to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed. Yet most of us have no idea about what's happening inside our hospitals, specifically intensive care units. 

Jan. 25 marked the one-year anniversary of the first person in Canada to be hospitalized due to COVID-19.  

To mark the anniversary, staff at two of Canada's largest hospitals — Sunnybrook Hospital and Toronto General Hospital — filmed a day in their lives on the job, highlighting how they deal with the stress and strain they're up against day after day. 

Watch as they give an intimate, inside look at why they're so emotionally exhausted — and what gives them the strength to keep fighting to care for "everyone's loved ones."
 

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