It’s tragic this guy died for lack of an ICU bed and many are blaming the un-vaxxed for causing it.

I call bullshit.

We’re to believe that with over 2 months of “surging Kung-Flu infections” hospitals have taken no steps to generate more beds?

Something stinks to high heaven here and I suspect it’s purposely created (through mandates for vaccinations under threat of firing and other reasons) to sow fear and hatred.

The numbers being touted make no sense as they give the impression that almost every unvaxxed person is now sick.

An Alabama man died of heart failure after being turned away from 43 hospitals across three southern states that were overrun with COVID patients.

Ray DeMonia, 73, was eventually admitted to a hospital in Meridian, Mississippi, 200 miles away from his home in Cullman, Alabama, but was too sick to save, and died on September 1.

DeMonia, who ran an antiquing business for 40 years, had suffered a heart incident just days before his birthday and needed a specialized cardiac ICU bed.

His family said that staff at their local hospital had contacted 43 hospitals across three states asking for a free bed before they finally located on in Meridian, Mississippi, according to DeMonia’s obituary.

He died shortly after arriving at the Rush Foundation Hospital.

‘In honor of Ray, please get vaccinated if you have not, in an effort to free up resources for non-COVID-related emergencies,’ his obit read.

DeMonia’s death came on the same day the US reported 180,000 new COVID cases, with a majority concentrated in the South.

The Alabama Health Department recently reported that just over half of those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine have gotten at least one jab.

That falls well short of the national average of 63.7 per cent who’ve had at least one dose, and 54 per cent of Americans who are fully-vaccinated.

During the week of DeMonia’s death, Alabama reported a shortage of ICU hospital beds, with more than half of them being occupied by COVID-19 patients, CBS 42 reported.

The Alabama Hospital Association had called the situation ‘dire.’

‘We’re certainly not trending in the right direction,’ AHA Deputy Director Danne Howard told CBS the day DeMonia died.

‘That’s why we’re so aggressively trying to find additional resources, so those decisions don’t have to be made, so those type of life-or-death situations are not something that have to be faced.’

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine found that Alabama ICU beds were at 103% capacity that week, and the Montgomery Advertiser reported that unvaccinated patients continue to make up the majority of COVID-19 patients in the ICUs.

Russell Griffin, a professor of epidemiology at University of Alabama Birmingham who has studied patients hospitalized at the university’s hospital for COVID, said 61 of 66 patients in intensive care for COVID were unvaccinated.

He added that the about half of the vaccinated patients in the ICUs are there because they are immunocompromised due to organ transplants or chemotherapies.

By comparison, the unvaccinated population that ends up in ICU generally lacks comorbidities, or the presence of two or more medical conditions.

‘There have been no deaths under the age of 65 in the vaccinated population at UAB,’ Griffin said.

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 163,000 new cases in the U.S., and nearly 1,650 new deaths.

More than 75% of adults eligible for the vaccine in the U.S. have gotten at least one jab, according to the CDC.

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  1. bogsidebunny says:

    Yahoo News in making a big deal out of it so I’m calling bullshit on this.

  2. txnick77 says:

    “… asking for a free bed…”

    Am I correct in reading this as no other hospital would admit him for zero compensation?

  3. antzinpantz says:


  4. Drew45.8 says:

    ICU beds in Alabama are at capacity. Half the ICU is filled with Covid patients.|Alabama|1043|Risk|community_transmission_level

    Cullman county is one of the lowest vaccinated places in the country, 31%. Alabama has the lowest vax rate of all the states, 36%, and Cullman is behind the curve even there, although there are 16 other counties in AL with even lower rates. Winston County wins that prize at 17% fully vaxxed, 22% one jab.

    The general current case rate in AL is higher than it was this past winter, which was higher than it was in winter-spring 2020.

    So it isn’t really bullshit, although I could argue that using it to pimp vax is pretty callous..

  5. grayjohn says:

    It’s ALL bullshit. From day one until now, 100% bullshit. The virus, the masks, the lock downs, the vaccines, BULLSHIT, Fears Porn, Socialist propaganda. Bullshit. We have domestic terrorists attacking us alright, and they are politicians, bureaucrats, billionaires, actors and other assorted scum. Oh I forgot the millions of gullible, stupid people.

  6. Dan says:

    Don’t know the facts in this particular case but when you hear “lack of beds” the vast majority of the time the facility DOES have an empty bed….what they DO NOT HAVE is adequate staffing. There are laws at both state and federal levels addressing the number of patients per nurse on duty that a place can have admitted. Don’t have enough nurses on shift? You can’t admit a patient. That is almost ALWAYS the reason. Why? First of all because healthcare treats employees like shit and pay poorly…..unless you are a “traveler”, a mobile contract laborer who can make 2-3 times the amount a full time employee makes for the exact same job. Second is the vaccine mandate. A LOT of healthcare workers will quit rather than submit to the jab. And when it’s decision time they DO quit, leaving the facility understaffed. Then the administrators whine about not having staff…..when it was THEIR CONDUCT that drove their hired help to quit. Don’t believe the lies and bullshit about healthcare workers being spouted by the agenda driven managers and politicians.

  7. ruralcounsel says:

    Many ICU units can’t be used because the hospitals are understaffed … because they fired all the nurses and medical personnel who refused to get vaxxed. It’s a problem that the hospitals created.

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