On top of worries about contracting Covid, employees and employers can't forget that car accidents, heart attacks and other emergencies happen during business travel. Hospital capacity wasn't traditionally a factor that U.S. corporates needed to consider for domestic trips, but that's all changed with intensive care units now at or near capacity in several states.

The spike in cases from the delta variant, and anticipation of others, means that San Diego-based biotech firm Illumina will be tracking occupancy rates of ICU beds "for a long time," according to Michael Hall, senior manager . . .

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