Washington Post: He died after waiting 15 days for a hospital bed. His family blames unvaccinated covid-19 patients.

Washington Post: He died after waiting 15 days for a hospital bed. His family blames unvaccinated covid-19 patients.. “Throughout his life, Dale Weeks was characterized by family and friends in Iowa as ‘a good neighbor,’ someone who would do anything for anyone. So when he was diagnosed with sepsis last month, the retired schools superintendent and his family hoped he would get immediate care and be okay to reunite with them for the holidays. But at a time when unvaccinated covid-19 patients have again overwhelmed hospitals because of the fast-spreading omicron variant, finding an available bed at a large medical center able to give him the treatment he needed proved to be difficult.”

As Covid Cases Rise, So Do Hospital-Related Infections (Wired)

Wired: As Covid Cases Rise, So Do Hospital-Related Infections. “Stories of patients unable to get into hospitals—stuck in waiting rooms, lingering in ambulances, life-flighted to other states where there might be an open bed—have been an awful constant during this hot-spot summer. Overcrowding is an obvious threat to their health. But it poses a more subtle threat to already admitted patients: It creates conditions, and demands on hospital staff, that allow dangerous infections to spread.”