By Brian Shilhavy - November 18, 2022
The fact that there is a crisis in the U.S. medical system is not in dispute, as even the corporate media has been covering this since 2021, as many hospital Emergency Rooms across the U.S. have either closed down completely, or reduced their hours, due to lack of staffing.
I’m a practicing ER nurse of 25 years.
The amount of blood clots, strokes, cardiac events like myocarditis/pericarditis, Bell’s Palsy, shingles, etc. that I’ve seen since the vaccine rollout is more than I’ve ever seen in the previous 23.5 years combined.
I don’t know how anyone can’t be frightened by what we are seeing.
When I try to discuss this with my coworkers, they turn their heads and look downcast, but will rarely speak.
I think it’s because like me, they feel betrayed for following the narrative, but unlike me they won’t open their eyes and speak out (they’re afraid for their careers and also are scared to death that their bodies are ticking time bombs).
It’s easier to ignore than to acknowledge. – Susan Pace, Medscape
One of the most recent closings happened at Wellstar’s Atlanta Medical Center in Southwest Atlanta, a predominantly Black community. (Source.)
Earlier this month (November 2022) a group of medical organizations that include the American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association warned President Biden that hospital emergency departments were reaching a “breaking point” as they deal with influxes of patients seeking beds that are not available.
“Our nation’s safety net is on the verge of breaking beyond repair; EDs are gridlocked and overwhelmed with patients waiting — waiting to be seen; waiting for admission to an inpatient bed in the hospital; waiting to be transferred to psychiatric, skilled nursing, or other specialized facilities; or, waiting simply to return to their nursing home,” the groups said in their letter to Biden. (Source.)
A report from commercial intelligence company Definitive Healthcare earlier this month stated that 334,000 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other clinicians left the workforce in 2021.
Physicians experienced the largest loss, with 117,000 professionals leaving the workforce in 2021, followed by nurse practitioners, with 53,295 departures, and physician assistants, with 22,704 departures.
About 22,000 physical therapists also left the healthcare workforce and 15,500 licensed clinical social workers, according to a report from commercial intelligence company Definitive Healthcare.
Among physician specialties, the biggest declines were seen within internal medicine, family practice and emergency medicine fields.
“Like clinicians and registered nurses, providers in these three specialties frequently worked on the frontlines during the pandemic, risking exposure and facing many of the same pressures and stressors as described earlier,” the report authors wrote.
In 2021, 15,000 internal medicine doctors left the workforce, followed by 13,015 providers who left family practice and 10,874 who left clinical psychology.
Definitive Healthcare’s report leverages data from more than 2 million physicians and nurses, 9,200 hospitals and IDNs and 128,000 physician groups. (Source.)
While statistics for 2022 are not available yet as the year has not yet finished, a survey conducted back in March this year revealed that one third of the nation’s nurses were planning on leaving their jobs in 2022. (Source.)
Becker Hospital Review reported today that cash reserves, an important indicator of financial stability, are dropping for hospitals and health systems across the U.S. (Source.) Fewer staff to treat patients equals less customers which leads to lost revenue.
These are facts that nobody is disputing.
However, when we look at the reasons why these medical staff have left their jobs, there appear to be certain reasons that are not allowed to be mentioned or discussed in the corporate news media. The usual reasons that corporate news media give, which are heavily funded by Big Pharma, are: “retirement, burnout and pandemic-related stressors.”
What is never addressed, however, is how many of these medical professionals, most of whom were mandated to take the experimental COVID-19 vaccines, have died or were disabled following the COVID-19 shots . . .