Asymptomatic positive RAT’s (rapid antigen tests) mean you flood the Emergency Room? Right? This is one problem that was easily predictable due to the extreme fear and rabid paranoia that’s been induced over a virus.
Some Vermonters who are able to find antigen tests and then test positive are clogging up emergency rooms.
The emergency department at the Rutland Regional Medical Center has been overwhelmed with asymptomatic folks.
Dr. Rick Hildebrant is RRMC’s medical director. He says some people who test positive with a rapid test go to the emergency room looking for a PCR test.
The Vermont Hospital Association says it’s hearing similar stories from other parts of the state.
Hildebrant says those who are asymptomatic and receive a positive antigen test should stay home and reach out to their primary care provider.
Should anyone really need to be told that, no symptoms, no need to be at the emergency?! Seems obvious enough.