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The N.H. News Recap for Dec. 10, 2021: Record COVID levels, health care worker shortage

A photo of the statehouse dome in Concord flanked by a pink sky.
Dana Wormald
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New Hampshire Bulletin
The Prenda contract allows public school districts to set up “microschools.”

New Hampshire has the highest rate per capita of COVID-19 infections in the country. Gov. Chris Sununu announced the state is bringing in FEMA and the National Guard to help health care facilities, which are struggling with a labor shortage, while cases and hospitalizations are at an all-time high.

How are health officials fighting this wave?

And looking ahead to the new year, a law banning abortion after 24 weeks will take effect in January, just a few weeks away. How are reproductive health care providers preparing for the change?

Guests

  • Todd Bookman, NHPR
  • Annmarie Timmins, New Hampshire Bulletin
Corrected: December 10, 2021 at 12:52 PM EST
We corrected this article to reflect the accurate date. This segment did not air Dec. 12. It was Dec. 10.