Picked up extra at work.
Half the ER is ICU patients on holdover, because not enough ICU nurses.
2/3rds of the ICU holdover patients in the ER intubated, on multiple drips. Including one of mine.
So, stay over in double-time, on a holiday, because day shift is shorter than Danny DeVito standing in a hole?
Nothing a 12-hour nap didn't cure.
Short ICU nurses because: half of them quit during/after COVID Hell. Haven't been able to replace them at any price.
Short ER nurses because: 30% of them quit/left because of COVID Hell, and now Vaxx Mandate.
ER and ICU population due to anything to do with COVID patients now: Less than 10%, hereabouts. (This will be different at points eastward from Califrutopia and south of NYFC.) Compared to Peak COVID Hell last Dec-Jan, it's a relative nothingburger. Number of previously-vaxxed or previously-COVID-infected patients (or both) I'm seeing with new COVID infections: climbing, daily.
Forecast: Shitstorm brewing for your healthcare outlook. Guesstimated Chance of Widespread Third World Status, if nothing changes: 30-40+%. You can't run the engine this hot, this hard, this short of oil and coolant, and not expect to crack a block.