There have been reports from all over the world that hospitals are packed with severely ill people, and most individuals assume that people in the hospital are there due to covid 19 of course. Covid 19 is the name of the nightmare that managed to change our lives for good.
Life is not what it used to be, and it’s now governed by fear and uncertainty.
NPR. org just posted an article about hospitals that are packed with ill people.
The situation in the ER
The article describes the situation from a hospital in Michigan and begins by saying that “Tiffani Dusang, the ER’s nursing director, practically vibrates with pent-up anxiety, looking at all the patients lying on a long line of stretchers pushed up against the beige walls of the hospital hallways. “It’s hard to watch,” she says in her warm Texan twang.”
The ER’s 72 rooms are already filled.
“I always feel very, very bad when I walk down the hallway and see that people are in pain, or needing to sleep, or needing quiet. But they have to be in the hallway with, as you can see, 10 or 15 people walking by every minute.”
The same article continues and reveals the following:
The long-term care floors are full too, and there is a mix of COVID and non-COVID patients.
“That means people coming to the ER are being warehoused for hours, even days, and forcing ER staff to perform long-term care roles they weren’t trained to do.”
This article also analyzes the situation from pre and post covid as well and they note the following:
“The number of ER patients is mostly back to “normal.” But the patients are so much sicker.”
One important thing that this article notes is the fact that the ER beds are not only filled with people sick from covid, but they are sicker than before the pandemic, that’s for sure.
There are various reasons for all of this such as the fear of going to the doctor during this pandemic, and more issues that we’ll not get into in this particular piece.
Anyway, stay tuned for more news about vaccines and treatments during these dreaful times and make sure to stay safe.