Biden admits he called a nurse’s desk to try and get his friend’s partner into a Pennsylvania ER
President Biden admitted that he personally called a hospital desk on Wednesday night to see what was going on when a friend’s wife could not bee seen at a Pennsylvania hospital overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.
Biden said his friend’s ‘significant other’ had fallen ill, with difficulty breathing and a high fever. Biden said his friend called him after he’d rushed her to the hospital, where the emergency room told her she couldn’t be seen because ‘things were so crowded, so backed up.’
‘I called the desk, received the nurse and asked what the situation was,’ the president said in remarks on coronavirus vaccine requirements.
‘I wasn’t complaining,’ Biden, speaking at a construction site in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, said.
‘Doctors and nurses, some of them are just, they’re running dry. I really mean it. They’re getting the living hell kicked out of them—sometimes physically.’
Biden did not reveal whether his call had helped get his friend’s significant other to be seen by a doctor, or any other details about the story.
He then got back to touting his vaccine mandates, where all military and government workers are required to get the jab and businesses with over 100 employees must require vaccination or a weekly Covid-19 test.
‘I called the desk, received the nurse and asked what the situation was,’ the president said in remarks on coronavirus vaccine requirements
Biden said his friend called him after he’d rushed his significant other to the hospital, where the emergency room told her she couldn’t be seen because ‘things were so crowded, so backed up’
‘My message is: Require your employees to get vaccinated,’ he said.
Although the order has not been implemented, many companies have already started to comply to get ahead of it and hundreds to thousands of Americans are losing their jobs because they refuse to get vaccinated.
‘Today, I’m calling on employers to act,’ Biden said.
‘I know the vaccination requirements are a tough medicine – unpopular with some, politics for others. But they’re lifesaving. They’re game saving for our country.’
The new rule, Biden said on Thursday, would ‘cover 100 million Americans, about two-thirds of all the people working in America.’
‘Let’s be clear, when you see headlines and reports of mass firings and hundreds of people losing their jobs, look at the bigger story,’ the president added, claiming that the ‘bigger story’ is that more employees in the workforce are vaccinated.
Biden then made a cheeky remark about Fox News, using his new signature of whispering into the microphone to emphasize his point.
‘Even – this I always get a kick out of – Fox News. Fox News requires vaccinations for all employees,’ Biden said.