The Media (both CBS and NBC) tell us that Covid Hospitalizations are rising and that staffing at the healthcare Facilities is low….
And that (implied but not stated), due to covid the ICU beds are in short supply. Both media outlest stated that people wait DAYS for an ICU bed….Which makes me wonder….do these folks really need an ICU bed? Is it necessary to survival? (we aren’t being told that they are DYING because they can’t get an ICU bed) so…..do do they really need to be in ICU?
I’m not a health care professional nor a doctor (but I have played one) so I am unable to determine when and how, exactly, the folks decide when an ICU bed is needed, but I have noticed that people in hospitals follow “procedure” like automatons, and seldom bother to think, they just Do What the Procedure says….So do these folks that are somehow surviving without being in an ICU room really need the ICU???? Or is that assignment to ICU just “Procedure”?