Maria Arechiga takes notes on patients from a nurse who is leaving on lunch break. “I feel like this time around, people are coming in sicker and dying quicker,” she says.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Maria Arechiga, center, an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Charge Nurse, takes notes on patients from a nurse who is leaving on lunch break in the ICU of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital on Friday Jan. 15, 2021. he floor was converted to an ICU unit the week before to help with the surplus of COVID-19 patients.