The Washington Post: “Alabama man dies after being turned away from 43 hospitals as covid packs ICUs, family says”


On September 1st, Ray DeMonia from Alabama died 200 miles away from home. He was unable to find a bed in an ICU following a cardiac emergency last month. As a result, hospital staff in DeMonia’s hometown contacted 43 other hospitals from 3 different states, but all were full due to an overwhelming amount of COVID cases, ICUs are packed, putting other life-threatening emergencies on hold. He eventually found a bed in a hospital in Meridian, Mississippi, 200 miles away from home. These occurrences reinforce the need for people to get vaccinated in order to make room for non-pandemic related emergencies. To read the full article, by Timothy Bella from The Washington Post, click here.

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