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Maine’s emergency helicopter fleet braces for COVID-19 to get worse (Bangor Daily News)

LifeFlight of Maine helicopters have transported COVID-19 patients in need of more acute care since the start of the pandemic. But now, the combined pressures of a stubborn pandemic that won’t subside and a stressed medical system that’s short on beds and staff are catching up with the emergency helicopter service that’s been around since 1998.

COVID is still with us and we need your help to protect one another (Bangor Daily News)

On behalf of everyone who works to keep Maine safe every day — our healthcare, our public safety, our teachers and our business workers, along with everyone helping their community public health efforts to contain and defeat COVID — please help us save lives and make sure there are no more empty chairs this year.

At capacity: Some of the most critical Maine patients flown across state lines for care (WGME)

A jump in COVID hospitalizations in Maine is just adding to the existing strain on hospitals. With a lack of available beds, LifeFlight of Maine is flying patients out of state, sometimes as far away as Connecticut. The service is called in for some of the most critical patients to transfer them to hospitals across the state.