Orlando’s water worries from COVID-caused shortage of liquid oxygen grow more dire
ARDS is a severe complication of COVID-19 that requires patients to be placed on ventilators to help them breathe JACK GUEZ AFP:File

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando’s utility is barely able to get enough liquid oxygen needed to purify the city’s drinking water even as other urgent worries are peaking. “We are definitely not out of the woods,” said Tim Trudell, Orlando Utilities Commission spokesman. Liquid oxygen is in short supply because of the priority and surging demand at hospitals for care of COVID-19 patients. For the past two weeks, Orlando Utilities Commission has implored residents and businesses through mailers and public announcements to conserve water, to little avail. As a result, daily demand dropped from 90 million ...