For the second night in a row I am sitting in the Emergency Room parking lot. For those you you know it alls that say we making the appropriate response to CoVid-19, you are WRONG. For those of you that say this not having a significantly negative impact on normal healthcare. That if you need to be treated for a medical condition you can be, you are WRONG. I sitting in the parking lot waiting to pick up someone from the ER. They have significant c7-T1 level nerve impingement verified by MRI last night. They were told the were not be admitted to the hospital because they are not cardiac. New COVID related rule. Otherwise they would have been admitted hours ago. Still believe this not causing STUPID medical decisions? GFY. You panty wetting fear mongers are the cause of this. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Unlike being able to stay home to avoid COVID, problem solved. this can’t be treated at home. Oh and because of the do gooders trying to save people from themselves from ODing on opioids, the plan is to send home with NSAIDS and steroids even though steroids have already failed to address the unbearable pain. Steroids were the telescope solution as you can’t prescribe opioids without a face to face visit. Even with an in person visit they don’t want to prescribe. Even with clear MRI evidence, and medical evidence that they would have admitted to the hospital except for CoVid rules. This is no small hospital. It is a big multihundred bed facility that is empty except for cardiac and maternity. And maybe one or two COVID cases. Maybe. This response will be killing more than it is saving.