Hospitals can't seem to catch a break. Non-COVID-19 admits are quite high and some ER's are quite full. Listed conditions include; "abdominal pain, respiratory problems, blood clots, and heart conditions".
In the first comment below, there is a handy graphic on Minnesota hospital utilization. Please note that the figures are for "staffed beds". That is they have a few more beds but those are not staffed.Read more
"This Is Completely Avoidable" - New York Hospitals Prepare For Staffing Crisis As Vaccination Mandate Forces Mass Firings
“With President Biden's federal vaccine mandate set to take effect on Monday, health-care systems around the country are suspending elective in-patient surgeries and refusing to accept ICU patients from other hospitals as they brace for potentially hundreds of firings of nurses and other critical staffers, potentially even doctors.”Read more
“An emergency room physician from Alberta has claimed that the hospital capacity crisis in his province was “created,” is nothing new, and is not from COVID-19 patients.”Read more
“At the beginning of August, I wrote an article about my experiences working as an emergency physician in Stockholm, Sweden during the covid pandemic. For those who are unaware, Sweden never went into full lockdown. Instead, the country imposed a partial lockdown that was almost entirely voluntary. People with office jobs were recommended to work from home, and people, in general, were recommended to avoid public transport unless necessary.”Read more
"Catastrophic Financial Challenges" - 42 Hospitals Closed, Filed For Bankruptcy Due To COVID Pressures
"From soaring COVID-19 costs to canceled services to plunging hospital revenue to purchasing personal protective equipment to reimbursement landscape challenges to decreasing patient volumes, many of these factors have triggered a recent bankruptcy wave and or closures of hospitals across the country."Read more
“Patients in New York hospitals must now test negative for the coronavirus before they can be discharged to nursing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday — partially reversing a policy that forced sickened seniors into facilities housing those most vulnerable.”Read more
This is a 10-minute Video about poor care in New York City. This is a MUST WATCH.