CBS News Source Article | Comments by Matt Zavadsky
Our healthcare system is buckling!
Scenarios like this should NOT be happening. Please watch the video in the news link. The frustration expressed by a caring physician who is simply trying to get the right care for his critical, non-COVID patient is compelling. This scenario is playing out all over the country.
Non-COVID patients are dying because the hospitals are packed with COVID patients. 98.3% of people hospitalized with a COVID-19 diagnosis between May and July 2021 were unvaccinated (https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/brief/unvaccinated-covid-patients-cost-the-u-s-health-system-billions-of-dollars/).
EMS response volumes and ER delays are also impacting local EMS systems – delaying care to critical 911 callers due to stretched EMS resources.
Our healthcare system is buckling!!
Patients forced to wait thousands of minutes in rural Texas ER: "We've never seen this. Ever."
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021