Understand there are far more stories out there like this, where an Alabama man died from a heart attack after he was turned away from dozens of hospitals with no ICU beds to save him. We're only now hearing about them. There will be many, many more.
The family of a man who died of heart issues in Mississippi is asking people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 after 43 hospitals across three states were unable to accept him because of full cardiac ICUs.
Ray Martin DeMonia died last week in Meridian, Mississippi. He was three days shy of his 74th birthday and a well-known native in Cullman, Alabama, his family said.
DeMonia suffered from a cardiac event, and emergency staff at Cullman Regional Medical Center had to bring him to the nearest available bed, which was nearly 200 miles away at a Mississippi hospital.
In his obituary, DeMonia’s family urged people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
“In honor of Ray, please get vaccinated if you have not, in an effort to free up resources for non-COVID related emergencies,” the obituary read. “He would not want any other family to go through what his did.”
“Ray DeMonia was like no other,” his obituary read.
This wasn't a man who died of COVID. He died of cardiac arrest because there were no cardiac ICU beds available, because they were full of morons who yelled MUH FREEDOMS and refused to wear masks and refused to get vaccinated.
Expect a lot more triage death scenarios in the weeks ahead, especially in red states where the health care system is overloaded and has collapsed due to COVID delta cases.
We're already back to seeing three or four thousand dead per day and that's only going to get worse as COVID burns through the states this fall and winter. But unlike last year, we have a President who is telling people to be safe, mask up, and get the vaccine. Tens of millions refuse.
So some of them will die drowning in their own liquefied lung tissue.
And a broken health care system will let thousands more die because there are no resources available to care for patients. None.
Never forget, this is what the GOP wants.