What does it take? Do you people have to be hit over the head with a shovel? Mercy Hospital, Our Mercy Hospital is overloaded. National Guard soldiers are manning the Admission tables ( I’ve been there, seen it.) Latest statistics: There are 12 Covid patients in ICU…12 Covid patients are on ventilators! Do you think that’s fun? A tube rammed down your throat and a machine breathing for you? There are 78 Covid patients in Mercy Hospital over all. And the horrible truth: 69 of them have not been vaccinated. Read that again: 69 0f the 78 have NOT been vaccinated. Doesn’t that seep into your brains?
Elective surgery is cancelled, that includes heart, cancer, other major surgery. People who should be in the hospital are being sent home because there is no room at the inn. And staff is being overworked. I know what that’s like: double shifts, no days off. Been there, done it, but not for the UNforeseeable future like now. Douglas County’s vaccination rate is deplorable . And our Covid statistics match it. And those who say the vaccine is “experimental”, not approved. You can’t use that excuse any longer: It’s NOW approved.
The unvaccinated are not only playing with their own lives, they’re endangering all the rest of us. Yes, I believe in individual freedom but when my freedom endangers you then it’s time for me to change. So when your freedoms are endangering me (and a lot of others like me) don’t you think you owe us the courtesy of protecting us even if you don’t care about yourselves? Think about it.