US Nursing in Crisis?

US Nursing in Crisis?

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

US nurses are quitting or being fired over refusal to be jabbed with experimental, high-risk, rushed to market Pfizer/Moderna mRNA drugs or J & J’s vaccine for flu/covid.

If large enough numbers leave the profession with protecting their own health in mind, how many will be left to care for the sick and injured?

They’re indispensable to hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, and wherever else healthcare services are provided. 

Even the NYT is worried, last month headlining:

“ ‘Nursing Is in Crisis:’ Staff Shortages Put Patients at Risk,” saying:

“When hospitals are understaffed, people die.”

Attributing shortages to overwork from numbers of flu/covid patients ducked the more important issue — typical of Times suppression of what’s vital to report.

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing:

The US has over 3.8 million registered nurses (RNs), around 85% of licensed ones employed in providing healthcare services.

“Nurses comprise the largest component of the healthcare workforce, are the primary providers of hospital patient care, and deliver most of the nation’s long-term care.”

“Registered nurses are in high demand in both acute care and community settings, including private practices, health maintenance organizations, public health agencies, primary care clinics, home health care, nursing homes, minute clinics, outpatient surgicenters, nursing school-operated clinics, insurance and managed care companies, schools, mental health agencies, hospices, the military, industry, nursing education, and healthcare research.”

Numbers of US nurses are threefold more than physicians — what the Times called “the workhorse of a well-oiled hospital.”

While some leave the profession because of physical and/or emotional exhaustion, draconian flu/covid mandates — mainly the risk of harm from jabs — are the principal factors behind nurses opting for another line of work.

Or perhaps staying in the profession away from hospital employment where jabs aren’t mandated.

Their skills are essential to provide healthcare services in the following areas: pediatrics, family health, women’s health, and gerontological care.

They also function as “midwives, nurse anesthetists, as well as care in cardiac, oncology, neonatal, neurological, obstetric/gynecological nursing and other advanced clinical specialties.”

Without their essential services, healthcare in the US would be hard-pressed to provide what sick and injured patients need to recover.

The system would be crippled.


According to Health Impact News, what’ll happen this fall and winter if many more thousands than already quit or are fired for refusing flu/covid jabs “as a condition of employment?”

What’s ahead if “50% or more” RNs refuse to sacrifice their health to stay on the job?

Who’s more capable of understanding the harm from toxic jabs than medical professionals?

If they’re not around in enough numbers when needed, who’ll be there to provide essential healthcare services?

Shortages already “are complicating efforts to treat hospitalized” patients, the Times noted, adding:

As a result, “emergency room waiting times (are) longer.”

There’s risk of rushing or providing inadequate care because of many patients to treat.

According to nurse recruitment agency Aya Healthcare, they’re booking double the number of nurses than pre-2020 with listings of over 40,000 unfilled openings.

According to its head of work force solutions, “(w)e’re barely making a dent in what’s needed.”

What’s ahead if tens or hundreds of thousands of nurses on the job quit or get fired for refusing to be jabbed with what they fear may greatly harm their health?

What happens “when nurses refuse to” be jabbed, Bloomberg News asked?

In “some parts of the (US), hospital administrators say only about half of their nursing staff” agreed to get them.

Ballard Health CEO Alan Levine was cited, saying he chose not to require them, fearing loss of around 900 nurses based on an internal analysis.

He estimates that in 21 hospitals run by Ballard, around half of nurses are unjabbed.

According to the American Hospital Association, only around one-third of US hospitals nationwide require staff to be jabbed.

As flu/covid outbreaks increase during seasonal flu/influenza season this fall and winter — along with likely greater numbers of breakthrough infections because of double and tripple-jabbing — the percent of hospitals requiring them could rise sharply ahead.

If things play out this way, will it trigger greater than ever numbers of nurses quitting or being fired for standing firm against jabs?

Nearly two dozen US states require them for healthcare workers, according to the National Academy for State Health Policy.

In July, the Biden regime mandated jabs for federal workers, including ones involved in healthcare, or face regular testing.

What if they’re mandated for nearly all state residents and federal workers ahead — or face draconian restrictions?

If mass-jabbing mandates increasingly leave little wiggle-room to opt out without being ostracized from society, US healthcare will likely be greatly compromised by harm to growing millions and loss of enough nurses to risk crippling the system.

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My two Wall Street books are timely reading:

“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”


“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity” 

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