TikTok Rants Are Not Evidence

Traveling nurse Alexis Hinkley's December TikTok rant might be interesting to watch, but it does not alter the reality that the HHS data shows that there are hospital beds—staffed hospital beds—available throughout the United States.

TikTok videos do not alter the empirical reality that, in state after state, the HHS data simply does not reflect what these individual anecdotes claim. TikTok videos do not alter the admissions of states such as Massachusetts to gaming the hospital stats.

TikTok videos might be fun to watch, but they should never be confused with actual evidence.