I have seen this a lot all of a sudden, and quite frankly it boggles my mind, a quick google;
Fast facts on Us Hospitals
Did you know we only have about 930,000 beds in total in the US, I have read in different places that we could potentially see 2+ million dead from
If so boom we doubled the capacity of all the hospitals in the country, that's assuming all the dead were spread out evenly across the nation where
all the hospitals are, and anyone thinking knows that's not how it works.
that 2+ million number isn't counting the people that are serious or critical but would recover with proper care, how are you going to get proper
care when the hospital is already over loaded... oh and that's just pretending that no nurses doctors or any other specialist in the hospital
doesn't get sick while treating all these dead and dying people, cause each time one of them goes down increases the load on others and weakens their
ability to treat the sick.
Dont forget high levels of stress can lead to a weakened immune response speeding up the loss of qualified medical personnel increasing the work load
and then the stress of those that remain. Then their will be PTSD for those medical people that survived this time, how many will want to stay in
medicine after having to wade through the dead and dying for days in an over loaded hospital.
Good luck finding medical care after everything has run its course, I doubt there would be many medical professionals left.
now what about the people with other health issues that require hospitalization, what about little suzy got into the cleaning supplies and now needs
her stomach pumped, what about big tom driving the 18 wheeler with supplies for your local Walmart having a heart attack, because I guarantee all
930,000 beds are not open and ready for patients right now.
That doesn't even touch on the moral aspect of saying F it lets write off a significant section of our population because they are not convenient
Now I freely admit that we may end up with a crushed health care system anyway, and maybe we could lessen the economic impact if we hurried up and
infected everyone helping to make recovery easier.
But what will be left of our soul if we throw away people because they are not convenient, are you ready to look at your grand parents, and parents
and say you had a good run bye, I am not I still have things to learn from them and they still need to see their grand kids grow.
I could probably go on, but I see I am turning kinda preachy so if you only take 1 thing from my ramblings take the simple fact we dont have the bed
space to handle infecting everyone and getting it over with without destroying health care for decades, sheltering to spread the hit is the better
path till a new and better path shows itself.