Facing Killer Heat, ERs Use Body Bags to Save Lives

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Thursday, July 22, 2021 (Kaiser News) — As a deadly heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest last month, overwhelming hospital emergency rooms in a region unaccustomed to triple-digit temperatures, doctors resorted to a grim but practical tool to save lives: human body bags filled with ice and water. Officials …