Fear! : ‘It just went boom.’ ICUs are being overwhelmed with younger — and sicker — patients

ER MER GERD!!! Now it’s getting the young’ns…… Again.

Like the last fear strain and the one before that. I live in central Florida. Our county health Dept . stopped testing months ago. In a county of 150,000 we have had 453 deaths since the beginning of 2020, almost all in nursing homes. Take in the fact that the test couldn’t differentiate between the flu and that is pretty negligible. Everyone shakes hands, virtually no one wears a mask outside of mandated places and our hospitals are not over run

My wife was in the hospital at the peak of this last July in the next county over which number in the millions. The nursing staff was dying of boredom because they were so over staffed waiting for COVID cases that didn’t come.

Oh yeah, and since when did hospitals give out medical information?

“MIAMI — Inside a COVID-only intensive care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, all eight beds are filled with patients.

Six of the eight patients are younger than 50 years old. None of them has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The youngest patient, a 27-year-old woman on a ventilator, had to be resuscitated with a bag valve mask after her blood oxygen saturation levels crashed. The oldest, a 71-year-old man, has been in the ICU for two weeks. He has been in a coma for three days. When he awakens, if he awakens, he will be a widower. The man’s wife, also hospitalized with COVID-19, died two days earlier.

any health care workers at Jackson Memorial thought the end of the pandemic was in sight, largely due to the effectiveness of the vaccines. Then the delta variant took hold, particularly in areas with low vaccination rates, and cases are surging again, only at a faster clip.

“It just went boom,” said Ademola Ayo Akinkunmi, director of patient care services for Jackson Health.

Nurse managers and staff scrambled to create more space at Miami-Dade’s public hospital for the sudden rush of new patients, but they have struggled with what feels like a Sisyphean task.

“No matter how hard we work to discharge patients,” Akinkunmi said, “we know there are others coming.”


One response to “Fear! : ‘It just went boom.’ ICUs are being overwhelmed with younger — and sicker — patients

  1. Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!


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