(TheRedWire.com) – America is repeatedly told by the media hospitals are at or over capacity due to COVID-19. As a result, people are dying. Is that true? On Monday, September 13, National Public Radio (NPR) reported a man died after 43 hospitals turned him away from care because they were overcapacity due to COVID-19. If that’s true, it’s extremely concerning. However, that’s not the case at all.
— Andrew Wilkow (@WilkowMajority) September 15, 2021
First, if you ever visited an ER, you know it’s generally near capacity all of the time. It needs to be for a hospital to be profitable. However, NPR’s misleading story is blatantly false. To start, the journalist didn’t bother to connect all the dots before reporting the story.
The original hospital proved the media misinformation peddled by NPR was wrong. The reporter failed to get the family’s full accounting of what happened before running wildly with the story.
The hospital admitted the man with a heart ailment. He was not refused service or transferred because of COVID-19. The hospital said the man needed specialized care they couldn’t provide at that particular medical facility. Second, he didn’t die because hospitals were full of COVID patients. He died because of specific heart conditions.
Copyright 2021, TheRedWire.com