U.S. is running out of free hospital beds for COVID patients
In the US, with seemingly the best medicine around the world (the costliest, for sure), as of December 2020, hospitals are swiftly running out of free beds because of the COVID-19 surge. It makes it impossible to provide adequate care for patients and reveals a pre-collapse condition of the entire healthcare system. Those patients that come to hospitals with other ailments, damages, and sicknesses, different from COVID, have to receive healthcare in hallways of emergency rooms or sometimes in the corridors leading to healthcare rooms.
The situation close to critical is seen in the following states: Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, New Mexico, Florida, Minnesota, and, of course, New York. There are cases reported that patients with severe cases, like brain damages that require immediate surgery, can’t be operated because there are no free beds in local hospitals, as well as there is a scarcity of doctors with profile experience, so their cases are either delayed for day(s) or they are even sent to other places.
The usual patient load has doubled to frontline workers of hospitals. Now, the toll of new cases with Covid is already as high as 0.2 million people a day only in the US, with over 13 million people in America alone to be registered ill.