Hospital surge ahead? Model predicts influx of patients

Murphy wants hospitals to share more info on COVID-19 cases among staff as numbers rise

Gov. Phil Murphy says it will take months and millions of residents getting vaccinated. Until then, the administration is preparing for the peak of New Jersey’s second wave of the coronavirus predicted by experts to hit in just weeks.

With more than 33,000 patients being hospitalized for the virus, medical systems are bracing for an influx but a new state model released Dec. 4 by the Department of Health shows the situation may not be as severe as first anticipated. Is it realistic? Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.