an associate has bad knees and has had operation postponed for replacemnet
here's a partial quote from associate.
"My first knee gets replaced on 12/21.

Why so long to wait for a knee replacement?

They ran out of anesthesia, and there aren't enough anesthesia doctors"

he lives rural about an hour or so from huge city. i'm guessing that is doctor/hospital location?

food shortages, parts for vehicles, truck driver shortages, hamburger flipper shortages, now no gas for the doctor, and not enough doctors to pass the gas.