The Chickens of the Collective Psychosis of COVID Hysteria Come Home to Roost

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

News out of Vermont paints a bleak picture of just how harmful the collective psychosis of COVID hysteria is, a phenomenon that seems isolated to heavily Democrat areas.

For years, fear-mongering from the government and national media has pushed people to detach themselves from reality when it comes to assessing risk profiles regarding the coronavirus. That’s now playing out in the form of completely asymptomatic individuals rushing to jam up emergency rooms in Vermont. Though, as we’ll see, this is hardly limited to the Green Mountain State.

Some Vermonters who are able to find antigen tests and then test positive are clogging up emergency rooms.

The emergency department at the Rutland Regional Medical Center has been overwhelmed with asymptomatic folks.

Dr. Rick Hildebrant is RRMC’s medical director. He says some people who test positive with a rapid test go to the emergency room looking for a PCR test.

The Vermont Hospital Association says it’s hearing similar stories from other parts of the state…

…“It’s not so much the beds that are the precious resource, it’s the staff at this time. So we have to have some of our clinical staff providing care to those people and they can’t provide care to the folks in the ER,” Hildebrant explained.

This isn’t the overwhelming of hospitals we were promised by the left. Rather, it’s the exact opposite, with people who aren’t even sick showing up to take resources away because they’ve been convinced that COVID is still highly deadly for 45-year-olds in good health. Even older people who are asymptomatic should not be going to the ER. Rather, they should live their life. Unless they actually get sick, what is there to treat?

Yet, the cynical move by Democrats to cause so much fear around COVID has pushed a large segment of the population into what can only be called some form of mental illness. Get a load of these responses I chronicled a few days ago and tell me we don’t have a problem on our hands.

Meanwhile, in the blue bastion that is New York City, the police are having to be called in because people are mobbing COVID testing centers. Why they are doing so is anyone’s guess.

I’m going to make a generalized statement that may not be true in every single case but is certainly true in most cases: If you are healthy enough to go join a mob of people begging for free COVID tests, then you are healthy enough to not need a COVID test. The testing of asymptomatic and extremely mild cases of the coronavirus serves no legitimate purpose. And how many people who weren’t even infected are now infected for interacting with that crowd?

This stuff needs to stop, and it’s not going to stop until Democrats from the president on down start telling the truth about the risks of COVID for different demographics. Take another look at that picture in the Post’s article. Many of those people look to be under 50, and none of them appear to be suffering from a debilitating illness. Yet, they are acting as if someone is handing out solid gold bars. It’s insanity and completely unnecessary.

Lastly, given the apparent mildness of Omicron, which is quickly becoming the dominant variant in the United States, rushing to get tested while presenting no symptoms becomes an even dumber move. Yet, the White House is now going to send out tests direct to households anyway. What’s that going to do to emergency rooms, when a rush of “positive” tests starts happening and people freak out?

All of this was and is preventable, but it would require having people with actual leadership skills at the top instead of a bunch of cowards mostly concerned with covering their own backsides. Thus, the hysteria will continue. It’s too important to the left’s cause.