Florida and Louisiana have the highest COVID transmission rate in the world.
Mississippi broke its COVID-19 hospitalization record two days ago, with more than 1,490 patients statewide. Dozens of patients are waiting in emergency rooms for an ICU bed.
In North Carolina, health officials announced the state had seen its largest single-day jump in ICU admissions since the pandemic's start.
In Nashville, Tennessee, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's adult hospital and emergency department were "completely full."
Dallas County, Texas, Judge Clay Jenkins said Friday that there were "zero ICU beds left for children."
Announcing a mask mandate that went into effect Friday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said that COVID-19 hospitalizations were at a "record high" and ICU beds statewide were 90 percent full.
Last week Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the state was down to just eight ICU beds.
There were about 321 available ICU beds across the entire state of Texas - which has a population of nearly 29 million - last Thursday.
The real pisser is that we didn't have to have this recent surge of COVID-19/ Delta Variant. Effective vaccines are available everywhere.
But thanks to the unvaccinated people who ignore science, the nation is infected with little relief in sight.
Republicans need to get their heads of their collective asses (and Trump's) and get vaccinated. There's no two ways about it.
Assholes Like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are killing people to make a political statement by fighting against safety measures to combat COVID.
I don't care what the unvaccinated people's excuses are. They're endangering lives with their sick reasoning about "personal liberties."
Meanwhile the country continues an uphill fight to battle the worst pandemic this nation has ever seen.