JHU COVID Data: 1,823 U.S. Deaths from COVID today, 9/15/21. Translation: 1 American dies of COVID every less than 60 seconds from a preventable disease.
America is very much at War with Death and Disease with no Peak in sight, and it’s in every community in America.
Rural, Urban, Remote, COVID Death has all reached them. No place to run or hide unless we live in Space.
Americans are dying because no hospital will take them- Vox News, 9/14/21
We call 911. No available ambulance. We head to the Emergency Room, there is a long line outside it’s doors with wait time of unknown hours. We got an Emergency Room Bed but need to wait 24 to 100 hours for an I.C.U. or Medical-Surgical Bed. Why? Because all the Hospital Beds are already taken by COVID Patients who generally occupies the bed for 1-4 weeks.
We think we will get an I.C.U. bed because we have a life threatening Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis, Heart Attack, Stroke, Sepsis, Renal Failure and Respiratory Distress from COVID. That thinking is gone when Hospitals are overwhelmed above capacity and understaffed. We could be Intubated hooked to a Ventilator Machine and still wait in the Emergency room for indefinite hours. We could die in Emergency Room and still no I.C.U. Bed available.
When everyone is Emergency, everyone becomes Non-Emergency. Meaning, everyone needs to wait. Emergency Triage is activated. Rationed care implemented. People with small chance of survival will be left alone to die. Neglect and Critical Care Delay becomes Normal and Acceptable in Emergency Disaster Situations. Many will be saved but some will die. We may die. Our Family and Friends may die. No exemption during a Statewide Outbreak.
In a Crisis situation, Health Care Systems are Free to do what is necessary just like People are Free to do what they want. It’s called Freedom, something that is loudly and violently “emphasized,” for the last 19 months.
Estimated time from 911 call to body bag for severe, terminal COVID averages 2-4 days with the Delta Variant. This means, we have less that 48 hours to do our last wishes and say our goodbyes.
I don’t want to be the one that ruins someone’s dreamy fantasy bubble, but if that saves one life, then this post is worth the time.
It’s never a waste when the intention and outcome are good. It’s never a waste when it’s about real people in real danger.
At a certain point, it was no longer a matter of if the United States would reach the gruesome milestone of 1 in 500 people dying of covid-19, but a matter of when. A year? Maybe 15 months? The answer: 19 months.– The Washington Post, 9/15/21
We are living a nightmare that is preventable but we made our choices. Everyone can land in a body bag because of COVID. The longer the surges, the closer the chances. For now, the Death Roulette is spinning, but it stops every less than 60 seconds to claim another American. Who’s next?
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