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Inside a COVID ward at an Augusta, Georgia Children's Hospital

Brayden Burton, 3, plays with child life specialist Maggie Kail, CCLS while being treated for coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  Brayden was born with Total Colonic Hirschsprung Disease and has received treatment from the Children's Hospital of Georgia since birth for his chronic condition. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, plays with child life specialist Maggie Kail, CCLS while being treated for coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  Brayden was born with Total Colonic Hirschsprung Disease and has...more

Brayden Burton, 3, plays with child life specialist Maggie Kail, CCLS while being treated for coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  Brayden was born with Total Colonic Hirschsprung Disease and has received treatment from the Children's Hospital of Georgia since birth for his chronic condition. REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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A sign showing precautions is pictured outside of a  coronavirus patient's room at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

A sign showing precautions is pictured outside of a  coronavirus patient's room at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

A sign showing precautions is pictured outside of a  coronavirus patient's room at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Karen Wilson, RN, prepares to administer medicine to a patient who is being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Karen Wilson, RN, prepares to administer medicine to a patient who is being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Karen Wilson, RN, prepares to administer medicine to a patient who is being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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La'nya Middleton, 14, has her IV flushed by Shannon Byers, RN, while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

La'nya Middleton, 14, has her IV flushed by Shannon Byers, RN, while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

La'nya Middleton, 14, has her IV flushed by Shannon Byers, RN, while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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A sign showing airborne precautions is pictured outside of a coronavirus patient's room at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

A sign showing airborne precautions is pictured outside of a coronavirus patient's room at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

A sign showing airborne precautions is pictured outside of a coronavirus patient's room at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Brayden Burton, 3, rests with a stuffed animal while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, rests with a stuffed animal while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, rests with a stuffed animal while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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La'nya Middleton, 14, has her IV flushed by Shannon Byers, RN, while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

La'nya Middleton, 14, has her IV flushed by Shannon Byers, RN, while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

La'nya Middleton, 14, has her IV flushed by Shannon Byers, RN, while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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La'nya Middleton, 14, is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

La'nya Middleton, 14, is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

La'nya Middleton, 14, is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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An empty bed is pictured at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

An empty bed is pictured at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

An empty bed is pictured at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Brayden Burton, 3, plays with toy cars while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, plays with toy cars while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, plays with toy cars while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Brayden Burton, 3, sits with his father, Grant Burton, while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, sits with his father, Grant Burton, while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, sits with his father, Grant Burton, while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Brayden Burton, 3, plays with playdough while being treated for coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, plays with playdough while being treated for coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, plays with playdough while being treated for coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Brayden Burton, 3, plays with child life specialist Maggie Kail, CCLS while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, plays with child life specialist Maggie Kail, CCLS while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, plays with child life specialist Maggie Kail, CCLS while being treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Dr. Jacob Eichenberger, MD, speaks with a patient who is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Dr. Jacob Eichenberger, MD, speaks with a patient who is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Dr. Jacob Eichenberger, MD, speaks with a patient who is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Karen Wilson, RN, poses for a portrait at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Karen Wilson, RN, poses for a portrait at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Karen Wilson, RN, poses for a portrait at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Lashonda Middleton sits with her daughter La'nya Middleton, 14, while she is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Lashonda Middleton sits with her daughter La'nya Middleton, 14, while she is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Lashonda Middleton sits with her daughter La'nya Middleton, 14, while she is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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A sign reading "Jaguars Mask Up" is seen in a hallway at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

A sign reading "Jaguars Mask Up" is seen in a hallway at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

A sign reading "Jaguars Mask Up" is seen in a hallway at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Grant Burton changes his 3-year-old son, Brayden Burton's, ostomy bag while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Grant Burton changes his 3-year-old son, Brayden Burton's, ostomy bag while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Grant Burton changes his 3-year-old son, Brayden Burton's, ostomy bag while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Brayden Burton, 3, is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.   REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Grant Burton prepares to apply a new dressing to his 3-year-old son, Brayden Burton's, g-tube while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Grant Burton prepares to apply a new dressing to his 3-year-old son, Brayden Burton's, g-tube while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Grant Burton prepares to apply a new dressing to his 3-year-old son, Brayden Burton's, g-tube while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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Brayden Burton, 3, sits with his father, Grant Burton, while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022.  REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, sits with his father, Grant Burton, while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier

Brayden Burton, 3, sits with his father, Grant Burton, while he is treated for the coronavirus at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier
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