ER’s Are Suddenly Filled With Seriously Ill, But Not With COVID

An ambulance crew weaves a gurney through the halls of the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. Overcrowding has forced staff members to triage patients, putting some in the waiting rooms, and treating others on stretchers and chairs in the halls. (Lester Graham/Michigan Public Radio)
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Signs of medical apocalypse are surfacing in hospital ERs across the country. The system is being overwhelmed with seriously ill patients that do not have COVID. Blood clots, heart conditions, abdominal pain and respiratory problems are common. Medical Technocrats remain silent.  ⁃ TN Editor

Inside the emergency department at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, staff members are struggling to care for patients showing up much sicker than they’ve ever seen.

Tiffani Dusang, the ER’s nursing director, practically vibrates with pent-up anxiety, looking at patients lying on a long line of stretchers pushed up against the beige walls of the hospital hallways. “It’s hard to watch,” she said in a warm Texas twang.

But there’s nothing she can do. 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,” Dusang said.

The scene is a stark contrast to where this emergency department — and thousands of others — were at the start of the pandemic. Except for initial hot spots like New York City, in spring 2020 many ERs across the country were often eerily empty. Terrified of contracting covid-19, people who were sick with other things did their best to stay away from hospitals. Visits to emergency rooms dropped to half their typical levels, according to the Epic Health Research Network, and didn’t fully rebound until this summer.

But now, they’re too full. Even in parts of the country where covid isn’t overwhelming the health system, patients are showing up to the ER sicker than before the pandemic, their diseases more advanced and in need of more complicated care.

Months of treatment delays have exacerbated chronic conditions and worsened symptoms. Doctors and nurses say the severity of illness ranges widely and includes abdominal pain, respiratory problems, blood clots, heart conditions and suicide attempts, among other conditions.

But they can hardly be accommodated. Emergency departments, ideally, are meant to be brief ports in a storm, with patients staying just long enough to be sent home with instructions to follow up with primary care physicians, or sufficiently stabilized to be transferred “upstairs” to inpatient or intensive care units.

Except now those long-term care floors are full too, with a mix of covid and non-covid patients. People coming to the ER get warehoused for hours, even days, forcing ER staffers to perform long-term care roles they weren’t trained to do.

At Sparrow, space is a valuable commodity in the ER: A separate section of the hospital was turned into an overflow unit. Stretchers stack up in halls. A row of brown reclining chairs lines a wall, intended for patients who aren’t sick enough for a stretcher but are too sick to stay in the main waiting room.

Forget privacy, Alejos Perrientoz learned when he arrived. He came to the ER because his arm had been tingling and painful for over a week. He couldn’t hold a cup of coffee. A nurse gave him a full physical exam in a brown recliner, which made him self-conscious about having his shirt lifted in front of strangers. “I felt a little uncomfortable,” he whispered. “But I have no choice, you know? I’m in the hallway. There’s no rooms.

“We could have done the physical in the parking lot,” he added, managing a laugh.

Even patients who arrive by ambulance are not guaranteed a room: One nurse runs triage, screening those who absolutely need a bed, and those who can be put in the waiting area.

“I hate that we even have to make that determination,” Dusang said. Lately, staff members have been pulling out some patients already in the ER’s rooms when others arrive who are more critically ill. “No one likes to take someone out of the privacy of their room and say, ‘We’re going to put you in a hallway because we need to get care to someone else.’”

ER Patients Have Grown Sicker

“We are hearing from members in every part of the country,” said Dr. Lisa Moreno, president of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. “The Midwest, the South, the Northeast, the West … they are seeing this exact same phenomenon.”

Although the number of ER visits returned to pre-covid levels this summer, admission rates, from the ER to the hospital’s inpatient floors, are still almost 20% higher. That’s according to the most recent analysis by the Epic Health Research Network, which pulls data from more than 120 million patients across the country.

“It’s an early indicator that what’s happening in the ED is that we’re seeing more acute cases than we were pre-pandemic,” said Caleb Cox, a data scientist at Epic.

Less acute cases, such as people with health issues like rashes or conjunctivitis, still aren’t going to the ER as much as they used to. Instead, they may be opting for an urgent care center or their primary care doctor, Cox explained. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in people coming to the ER with more serious conditions, like strokes and heart attacks.

So, even though the total number of patients coming to ERs is about the same as before the pandemic, “that’s absolutely going to feel like [if I’m an ER doctor or nurse] I’m seeing more patients and I’m seeing more acute patients,” Cox said.

Moreno, the AAEM president, works at an emergency department in New Orleans. She said the level of illness, and the inability to admit patients quickly and move them to beds upstairs, has created a level of chaos she described as “not even humane.”

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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Timothy Driscoll

My father got the vaccine earlier this year he is 79 years old he just got out of the hospital open heart surgery he had a heart attack he has had no heart issues ever until this year after getting the vaccine he has inflammation around his heart where it was causing blockage so they had to open him up and insert a leg vein into the clog while in the hospital for 33 days he also somehow contracted a massive ulcer which almost caused him to bleed out he did not test positive for coronavirus and yes the ER… Read more »

Robert Lexington

These actually are backups for the millions of people who were postponed due to the hoaxed scamdemic virus.

jha

really, 33 days.

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mrkbaker

this is going to get ugly, and heads should roll

Greg

While I sympathise with the staff who are working under a lot of pressure, it clearly doesn’t help that hospitals are firing staff for not submitting to having a vaccine. The utter STUPIDITY of all this.

wallyy

It’s unbelievable isn’t it? I feel like I am dreaming. Humans Can’t be this stupid or evil.

John

Humans not , but senile Biden can

Frank

Biden’s bosses are the most evil people on the planet. Child rape, murder, torture sacrifice, you name it they do it. Their plan is to wipe out 6 to 7 billion people leaving about 500 million survivors to be AI controlled slaves for the elite. The level of evil is incredible. If they are not stopped you will experience what Hell on earth is really like.

Rodion

Not only Biden. Putin too!!! ))) The same as others (almost all).

Polly McCorkle

That is an absolute yes

Unfortunately

Rachel

Stupid AND evil. It’s really hard not to go full misanthrope now. It might be less painful if I could just curse humanity and turn my back on it. Tired, sickly woman who has already been damaged by technocrats. No one stepped in for me. They didn’t know because they didn’t care. So they encouraged me–to continue getting treatments that made me horribly ill and almost killed me. Now this is taking place with everyone on a global level. Kind of a judgment on the willful–and inexcusable–stupidity of humanity. Maybe the world deserves to burn and people deserve to die… Read more »

Michael

Hospital admins are masters of chaos, they are engineering a collapse deliberately.

Willy P

Its not humans driving this, its the devil and his millions of spirit beings! They have been let loose on a sinning mankind who refuse to part of their evil ways! The diablo is a superior being thats hellbent on destroying our souls! Stay in the light and get the good Lords spirit and wisdom!

Rachel

The humans are doing it. They know it’s killing people and don’t care. Because money. The only thing they can plead ignorance to is not knowing they’re slated for destruction too. I agree about the devil and his angels, but he tempts. Taking the bait is a choice.

Questionit21

My Wife and 2 Daughters all received their second Pfizer Experimental Gene Therapy inoculation today Friday 5th of November. My Wife has many underlying health conditions and my 2 Daughters both under age 25 that been reading alot that Micarditus and Pericarditis that is not as Rare as been advised. Now my entire family and mother in law and a few of my friends are all part of the Long Term SAFETY Data when becomes known. So scared that I will be attending too many Funerals before even the World Clinical trials is completed.

Shane

Why would you guys all get the jab?

Questionit21

I asked the same question it was their freedom of choice even though I gave the facts to show that going to be on the Long Term SAFETY Data. Just they believe in the Government Science more than my beliefs. I know I am right however not looking forward to the outcome.

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DOMINICK PEREZ

It’s the killshot stupids

rm p

“The MSM says nothing”. This is old news…. The MSM ARE doing their job: they are paid by a worldly presence – a little higher up than Soros -to collude with evil. We observe how investigative journalists get fired… or imprisoned…or are persecuted by the British CIA (who are directing the O’Biden armed forces with one hand and the CCP with the other) Honest investigative journalists must work for themselves, for Holy God, for Truth – and be ready and willing to suffer the consequences of their worthy counterintelligence mission. And Patrick, most of us do realize that the ERs… Read more »

Polly McCorkle

U SPEAK TRUTH.
PEOPLE NEED TO W. A. K. E. THE. $%#%$@ UP

IT IS CAUSING ANXIETY STRESS GRIEVING FOR PEOPLE WHO SEE & UNDERSTAND THE SADISTIC AGENDA FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT

Julie McGillivray

This is what the Biden administration wants for all of us. The entire administration belongs in an insane asylum!

Frank

All those symptoms are exactly what is expected from the vaccines. We were warned months ago that this would start before Christmas. Of course the medical technocrats are silent, maybe running away or hiding. I bet if they check, near 100% of the sick people will be vaccinated, probably twice or more. This is just the beginning. Millions more vaccinated people will be getting very sick.

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