TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Now to Biden's claim that the unvaccinated are somehow destroying our hospital systems. Oh, the irony, one of many. This is the same president who is allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to enter our country every single month, and promising them all free healthcare.
So, the next time you show up to the emergency room and can't get in, the next time your injury is ignored because there aren't enough people to serve you in the hospital, you can rest assured it's not unvaccinated Americans who are clogging the system. It's not. It's the rest of the world. In just eight months, Joe Biden has done more than any president in our history to wreck the American healthcare system, and yet he is blaming it in one of the great acts of political diversion ever on people who won't take the shot.
Such an outrageous lie, it's unbelievable. More than 1 million people coming in this year who he promised free healthcare, and he's blaming it on people who didn't get the shot? Many of whom have natural immunity and are less likely to get sick than a vaccinated person from COVID? What a lie.
But let's assume it's true. Let's assume emergency rooms and ICUs are overrun with the unvaccinated. Then why is the Biden administration forcing healthcare workers to quit with vaccine mandates? That happened across the country. Whole wards and hospitals have been shut down because of Joe Biden's mandates.
It might be nice to have more doctors and nurses around in an emergency. By the way, at this point, and it could change, emergency rooms are not overrun with COVID patients. More than 20 percent of inpatient beds in this country are open and available, as of tonight. That's according to HHS data. Intensive care units are supposed to be occupied as close to capacity as possible are not full anywhere in the country.
What we do have, and it's getting worse is a severe staffing shortage at hospitals. Massive, and the mandates are making it much much worse.