The nursing shortage in America is shaping up to be one of the deadliest in 30+ years.
Large hospital systems are coping with the staff shortage by hiring traveling nurses. Hospitals justify paying more for agency nurses because it is more cost effective than hiring and training staff nurses.
Meanwhile, overworked RNs are working alongside travel nurses who earn four times their salaries for the same job.
Nurses took to a Reddit.com sub to complain in a long thread addressing the patient deaths that result from staff shortages.
The Reddit thread was started by a frustrated nurse under the headline: "He died in the goddam waiting room."
The nurse wrote about a cardiac patient who walked into her understaffed ER and died while waiting hours to be seen.
The vaccinated nurses in the thread blame the unvaccinated nurses who departed for lucrative traveling nurse contracts. They also rage at unvaccinated patients for using up hospital resources.
In reality, vaccinated people contract and spread the coronavirus at the same rate as the unvaccinated.