A year ago the word “collapse” was kicked around, and we wondered what that meant, what “collapse” of healthcare systems would look like. India was a preview. It got to the point where they stopped counting the dead - they just couldn’t count them. Many just dropping dead in the streets before being quickly buried. Hospitals out of beds, out of oxygen, out of healthcare crews who physically ran out of endurance.
This seems to be close to happening here, if it isn’t already. The US healthcare system is increasingly under such strain in many places that its going to end up having third world outcomes for many treatable diseases. Not just COVID but for diseases that our system can normally treat with few complications.