Despite what CNN and the hospitals want you to believe, the REAL crisis healthcare providers in Texas and across America are facing has to do with being understaffed, NOT Covid-19.
There are 23,000 more unfilled jobs in Texas for registered nurses than there are nurses seeking to fill them, according to a labor analysis by the Texas Workforce Commission.
The mainstream media wants us to believe that hospitals across America are “riddled with covid-19 patients”, and that they are at “full capacity”, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The real crisis they face, especially in Texas, is that they don’t have the staff to cater to both Covid and non-covid patients. This means that although they CLAIM they are “full”, they may only be at 50% capacity for example proving that this is NOT a pandemic, but a Human Resources crisis that ANY illness can cause, not just Covid.
The media however fails to mention these HR shortages when they show crying nurses trying to convince the world that they are overworked due to the “pandemic”. The truth is, they are overworked because most nurses have quit due to the fact that they can longer be a part of the corruption involved in the false reporting of numbers, and many of them have left because they’re afraid their employers are going to require them to get vaccinated, which they refuse to do.
“There’s no pipeline of staff that we see ready to just hop in and start helping,” said Carrie Kroll, vice president of advocacy, quality and public health at the Texas Hospital Association.
Burnout is causing nurses of all specialties to leave the profession in droves — or to accept better-paying nursing jobs in an increasingly competitive market, nurses and hospital officials say.
Yes, The situation threatens to lower both access to and quality of health care — and that’s a problem for everyone in the industry, health care officials say. No matter how many beds a hospital may have, it can use only the ones that have staff to cover them.
“If we don’t have enough nurses, we close units,” said Joycesarah McCabe, chief of nursing at Goodall-Witcher Healthcare hospital in Bosque County, near Waco. “We close hospitals.”
Most Texas nurses who work full-time at hospitals are paid around $75,000 a year, depending on the market, in line with national trends, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But hospitals say they’re losing nurses who opt to become traveling contractors for much higher pay or who answer the call of bigger hospitals offering signing bonuses and other perks that competitors can’t afford.
“There’s a lot of competition for the same group of nurses in Dallas. I can’t find ICU nurses [to hire]. I’m getting minimal response from the staffing agencies. During the last surge, we were more worried about equipment and [personal protective equipment]. This time, we’re more worried about staffing.
“I could add 100 beds if I had the staff to support it,” Richardson said. “The things that keep me up at night are staffing and worrying about having enough staff to take care of patients with the quality of care they deserve.”
Texas is also recording nearly five times as many hospitalizations from COVID-19 than it was a month ago — with an increase of nearly 50% just in the past week — as the “highly contagious delta variant sends more unvaccinated Texans to the hospital every day” despite the fact that there is still not a specific test for the delta variant. Here’s what the Human and Health Services Of Texas had to say when asked how they know for sure that the delta variant is causing the surge?
Delta Variant is causing the surge, However, since the vast majority of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are the delta variant, it’s likely a positive test result indicates you could be infected with the delta variantHuman and Health Services of Texas.
The fact of the matter is the media is not being honest with us once again and is failing to disclose the REAL STORY, which is we do not have a Covid crisis, we have a Human Resources crisis, and if there is one thing for certain, it’s that the American people should not have to be the ones to suffer because the health care industry can’t get its act together.