In Vermont, COVID Positive But Symptom-Free Patients Are Overwhelming Emergency Rooms

Vermont’s emergency rooms are being overwhelmed by COVID patients who are displaying little to not symptoms, according to a report from WCAX. One hospital affected is the Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC), which has been overwhelmed with asymptomatic patients. The Vermont Hospital Association says it’s hearing similar stories from other parts of the state.

RRMC medical director Dr. Rick Hildebrant said patients have been testing positive with rapid tests then flocking to the emergency room in search of PCR tests.

Hildebrant says those who are asymptomatic and receive a positive antigen test should not go to a hospital and should reach out to their primary care provider instead. He urged Vermonters to only go to an emergency room if their symptoms are severe. “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.

Since Thanksgiving, however, cases have been spiking in the state, reaching a peak of 694 new cases on December 5. Though case rates have declined since that date, they have remained higher than what they were in October.

Experts believe the current surge in ER visits stems from Omicron variant fears. Despite wide reports of increased transmissibility, milder symptoms have also been recorded in regards to Omicron when compared with past variants.

Massachusetts researchers recently found that the Omicron variant has several genetic similarities to the virus responsible for the common cold.

**By Cullen McCue


3 Replies to “In Vermont, COVID Positive But Symptom-Free Patients Are Overwhelming Emergency Rooms”

  1. Andrea

    Oh my…if the symptoms are non-existent, why are they going to the hospital? But alas, we have another year without the flu, only the Eye-muh-CON variant. 🙄

  2. John Sutter

    This is indicative other fact that very few people are waking up. They run like frightening lemmings over the fictional “Omicron” variant.

    There’s going to be this great culling the globalists want.

    The problem they are looking at is they are going to have to force this kill shot on the whole population. If 40 or 50% of the population refuses and is left standing they have a real problem.

    The interlocutors like Gates and Fauci and the politicians will hang first, then we will get to the real top of the pyramid and find the hidden power behind all this.