Afghan Evacuees Filling Hospital Beds in Northern Virginia, Americans Turned Away

And, the health care system there is begging the feds for more money to help relieve this latest fallout from Biden’s totally screwed-up Afghan evacuation.

Thanks to a reader for alerting me to this story at American Military News:

Americans turned away from Virginia hospitals over Afghan evacuees

(Editor:  Glad to see that the Afghans are not being referred to as ‘refugees.’ They are not legitimate refugees!)

A massive influx of Afghan evacuees strained Northern Virginia hospitals so much this week that American citizens were being turned away.

Every Virginian should be complaining to Virginia Democrat Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner.  Let them know that Biden’s disastrous Afghan surrender will be hurting them and their party in the next election. Throwing more taxpayer dollars at the problem won’t get them off the hook.

A hospital near Dulles Expo Center has been running out of beds, forcing the facility to turn away non-Afghan patients who didn’t need critical care, according to The Washington Post.

The overwhelmed hospital system prompted a regional emergency response group to monitor the hospitals after one became so packed with patients that federal  officials lost track of a number of Afghans receiving medical care, including a month-old child suffering from a possibly life-threatening condition.

Kristin Nickerson, executive director of the Northern Virginia Emergency Response System, said the child was later located in one of the hospitals. Nickerson, who also directs the Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance, confirmed that another hospital was forced to turn away American patients.

“Our hospitals are already almost at capacity,” she said, referring to patients with COVID-19. “It’s not like they have tons of free beds available. We are still in the middle of a pandemic.”

Nickerson said federal officials have not been responsive to requests for financial help. The Washington Post reported that a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said questions should be presented to the Department of Homeland Security, which did not respond to several attempts seeking comment.

The offices of both Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner said they are aware of and monitoring the situation.

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Nickerson further explained that a federal contractor which was supposed to retrieve Afghan evacuees after their hospital visits has left them in the facilities for up to six hours. Cherokee Federal, the contractor in question, did not respond to The Washington Post’s request for comment. [Oh, gee, another contractor for me to investigate!—ed]

Surprise (not!):

As Afghan evacuees continue to arrive, the cost to care for them continues to rise.

On Aug. 28, top local administrators, who make up the board of the Northern Virginia Emergency Response System group, sent a letter to Virginia’s secretary of health and human services, calling for federal and state dollars to be allocated for the ongoing effort.

“To meet the current need, we are leveraging what little resources we have to augment the existing team at the moment, but this is not sustainable with only a staff of 12,” the letter said.

J. Stephen Jones, chief executive of the Inova Health System, said the hospitals shouldn’t expect the impact of the Afghan crisis to end any time soon.

More here.

By the way, I have 390 posts in my health issues category.  See what other health problems refugees and migrants of all sorts bring to America. Health problems, including mental health problems, that you ultimately pay for, one way or another.

If you missed it yesterday, I wrote a refugee-related story at ‘Frauds and Crooks.’

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5 thoughts on “Afghan Evacuees Filling Hospital Beds in Northern Virginia, Americans Turned Away

  1. *****Watch this morning 9-14. ALERT. 10 am I copied and pasted so no links work, go to
    https://cis.org/Press-Release/Afghans-US-Looking-back-looking-forward

    Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT: Tune In to this PANEL DISCUSSION for Updates & Information on Afghans Arriving in the U.S.
    This isn’t a NumbersUSA event, but we thought you might be interested in getting all the information on those who evacuated from Afghanistan and are arriving in the U.S.

    If you want to get expert-level information all in one place – regardless of whether the media will report all the facts or not – take some time to listen in and even ask your own questions.

    Here are the details as presented by the Center for Immigration Studies:

    The Center for Immigration Studies will host a 10 a.m. EDT panel on Tuesday, September 14, to discuss the immigration implications of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the decision to admit over 100,000 immigrants.

    Join Center for Immigration Studies experts as they discuss a soon to be released report by Dr. Steven Camarota, the Center’s director of research, which provides a detailed demographic look at Afghans in the United States, providing insight into how the new Afghans immigrants are likely to fare.

    Panelist Dan Cadman, a Center fellow and 30-year veteran of INS and ICE, will address the security, fraud, and health issues stemming from a large-scale admission of people from Afghanistan.

    Dr. Nayla Rush, a senior researcher at the Center and refugee expert, will discuss the potential number of Afghans who may arrive in the U.S. for permanent resettlement and the visa programs that will be used, and how the Biden ad (sic)

    The panel will be moderated by Mark Krikorian, the Center’s executive director, who sees this crisis as an opportunity to craft new refugee policies which will be more consistent with our national interest and help more individuals in need.

    We hope you are able to squeeze this in to your schedule!

    Livestream On Facebook
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    1. Sorry to be a spoil sport, but CIS, NumbersUSA, etc, are all milquetoast ‘as long as they come legally’ civic nationalist organizations that have been soliciting donations for years while accomplishing exactly nothing.

      I don’t need to spend/waste time listening to ‘expert-level information’ to know that yet more Afghans, being non-white, are going to accelerate the demographic destruction of America — and that’s all that really matters.

      Hard pass.

      1. I did watch it and fell asleep during one of the speakers because her English was so poor. Lots of facts and numbers but they are lobbying to reduce the numbers of legal immigrants and they have had some success blocking amnesties thru congressional votes in the past. I think the country is too far gone for any member of congress to stop the leftwing socialist destruction and also they don’t try very hard. Our own party GOP is all in for the afghan non refugees. So I hear you loud and clear but do our Reps? No.

  2. The bleeding heart leftists have created a perfect storm for us here in America. I say over and over, it is not up to the government to welcome the stranger and feed the needy and clothe the poor. That is the job of individuals and churches. Our government’s main job is to provide for the safety and welfare of its tax paying citizens. They have guilted even the conservatives in congress into demanding that we bring in all of the peoples of Afghanistan including aid workers and volunteers over there. Where does it end? Where do you draw the line? I hate to be the only practical and logical person on the planet. Is there anyone else out there?

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