ICUs full of COVID-19 patients forced into leaving people with treatable conditions to die

Across the United States, hospitals are overflowing with COVID-19 patients. Many, if not most to nearly all, of these folks refused a vaccine that would almost certainly have kept them home to recover, if not prevented the infection in the first place. Worse than these people becoming sick, and or dying, is the fact that their life-saving treatment is keeping others from using the hospital, often to terrible effect.

ProPublica shares this very sad article:

Kakli went on Facebook and posted an all-caps plea to physician groups around the nation: "GETTING REJECTED BY ALL HOSPITALS IN TEXAS DUE TO NO ICU BEDS. PLEASE HELP. MESSAGE ME IF YOU HAVE A BED. PATIENT IS IN ER NOW. I AM THE ER DOC. WILL FLY ANYWHERE."

The doctor tried Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston for a second time. This time he found a bed.

Around 7 p.m., Wilkinson, still conscious but in grave condition, was flown by helicopter to the hospital. He was put in a medically induced coma. Through the night and into the next morning, medical teams worked to stabilize him enough to perform the procedure. They could not.

Doctors told his family the internal damage was catastrophic. "We made the decision we had to let him go," Puget said.

Time of death: 1:37 p.m. Aug. 22 — 26 hours after he first arrived in the emergency room.

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