By now almost everyone has heard about terrible conditions in hospitals as they face very high levels of COVID patients at the same time that they likely have lost staff because despite being fully vaccinated, they have COVID and are not working. Just proving that vaccines and booster shots do not work to prevent infection and its transmission.
How trustworthy is all this bad news?
Number of COVID patients and deaths
There are two issues to consider: First, let us consider the number of COVID patients that hospitals say they are dealing with and, not so incidentally, making lots of money from.
There is now a large fraction of hospital patients being classed as COVID that are better seen as incidental COVID cases. This means that they come into hospitals for a host of ordinary reasons; they are tested for COVID. Even though most may be asymptomatic they test positive. Hospitals then treat these as COVID patients in every respect. This greatly burdens hospitals. Their eventual outcomes depend on how treatment for the main reason they got admitted are successful. Remember that omicron, now the dominant form of COVID, for the vast majority of people does not produce serious health problems.