He might not have said, “Come on, man!” but President Joe Biden admitted he called a hospital emergency room as a friend’s relative languished.
When Biden’s friend’s relative was in hospital, the president called the attending nurse in the waiting room on Wednesday to ask “what the situation was,” he said on Thursday. a speech in Illinois.
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“Last night I was on TV – on TV – I was on the phone with a person in an emergency department at a hospital in Pennsylvania because a good friend called, and he rushed his call. close to the emergency room because this woman was struggling to breathe, had a high fever and couldn’t really catch her breath, ”he said Thursday. “And they took her to the hospital, but the waiting room was so crowded, things were so blocked that they couldn’t even show her at first.”
After clarifying that he was on the phone, and not on television, with the reception nurse, he inquired about the busy situation.
“And in short, it took a while because all – not all – the vast majority of emergency rooms and doctors were busy caring for COVID patients,” Biden added.
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The president delivered the anecdote during a speech on the coronavirus and unions and companies demanding vaccines for employees.
“The unvaccinated are also putting our economy at risk because people are reluctant to go out,” he said.
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