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US Hospitals Collapsing

As the Covid-19 coronavirus case count in the United States grows, the health system is coming under increased pressure and is on the verge of collapsing.

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Cases in the United States are now growing by over 10,000 people per day, with New York City being the worst hit region.

Whether or not you’re scared of catching Covid-19, you need to consider the hospital system as CLOSED FOR BUSINESS.

Essentially, if you need to access a hospital you’ll soon be competing against 4.8 million Covid-19 hospital admissions, of which 1.9 million will require intensive care. There aren’t enough beds or ventilators to support this. Soon, doctors will have to choose who lives or dies. This means if you’re older or have pre-existing conditions you’re out of luck. This is what happened in Italy and China.

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DO NOT GET SICK!

Healthcare resources throughout the US are increasingly at max capacity, and now is not the time to suffer some preventable injury. Hospitals in America are quickly becoming hot zones for the virus and many are not equipped to take adequate precautions against the spread within hospitals.

I am extremely disappointed in our ‘leaders’. We saw this coming a mile away. Yet, officials remained blindly optimistic that their districts were somehow immune. Honestly, I question the intelligence of anyone who didn’t at least consider the possibility of a local outbreak. Really, it comes down to basic math and observation. China doesn’t lock down 60 million people for nothing.

Worse yet, there ARE people who knew the virus would spread but still denied it so businesses could stay open. They chose to trade human lives for the almighty dollar.

Well, here we are. Experiencing a health crisis, financial crisis and economic crisis wrapped into one shit-storm. Predictably, the hospitals are already imploding – and it has just begun.

Here are some quotes from various healthcare workers on the current situation in US hospitals:

“We’re really at the beginning of this outbreak. And you can feel that. You can sense that. It’s palpable on the front lines in the emergency department. Hospitals are nearing capacity. We are running out of ventilators. Ambulance sirens don’t stop.”

“If we have multiple frontline health care workers, ER physicians, nurses go down in this epidemic — a situation where you have colleagues taking care of colleagues in the intensive care unit — there’s nothing more destabilizing for the United States.”

“You have an elderly couple that is having chest pain sitting right next to someone who has a cough and flu. I think that’s extremely reckless.”

“Last week when I went to work, we talked about the one or two patients amongst the dozens of others that might have been a Covid or coronavirus patient. In my shift yesterday, nearly every single patient that I took care of was coronavirus, and many of them extremely severe. Many were put on breathing tubes. Many decompensated quite quickly. There is a very different air this week than there was last week.”

“We don’t have the machines, we don’t have the beds. To think that we’re in New York City and this is happening. It’s like a third-world country type of scenario. It’s mind-blowing.”

This is a sad moment for humanity. It didn’t have to be this way.

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