VT: Lansing is known for many things, GOP politicians who work with “unlock” militias and now “dead unlock militia members.”
Good fucking riddance. Almost NONE Of the dead are vaccinated…and many think they should have been allowed to die at home…
Where I live, with a 96% vaccination rate, our local hospital’s emergency room fills every night with a bizarre combination of “vaccine hesitant” morons, many African American, sharing a crowded waiting room with rednecks…who drive 40 miles or more to get to a hospital that will still let them in the door…
(CNN) Nurse Katie Sefton never thought Covid-19 could get this bad — and certainly not this late in the pandemic.
“I was really hoping that we’d (all) get vaccinated and things would be back to normal,” said Sefton, an assistant manager at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan.
But this week Michigan had more patients hospitalized for Covid-19 than ever before. Covid-19 hospitalizations jumped 88% in the past month, according to the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.
“We have more patients than we’ve ever had at any point, and we’re seeing more people die at a rate we’ve never seen die before,” said Jim Dover, president and CEO of Sparrow Health System.
“Since January, we’ve had about 289 deaths; 75% are unvaccinated people,” Dover said. “And the very few (vaccinated people) who passed away all were more than 6 months out from their shot. So we’ve not had a single person who has had a booster shot die from Covid.”
Among the new Covid-19 victims, Sefton said she’s noticed a disturbing trend.
“We’re seeing a lot of younger people. And I think that is a bit challenging,” said Sefton, a 20-year nursing veteran.
She recalls helping the family of a young adult say goodbye to their loved one.
“It was an awful night,” she said. “That was one of the days I went home and just cried.”
‘We haven’t peaked yet’
It’s not just Michigan that’s facing an arduous winter with Covid-19. Nationwide, Covid-19 hospitalizations have increased 40% compared to a month ago, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Read more..