The NY Times posted a video by a young doctor last night of working conditions at a major Queens hospital. She was having to wear her N95 mask for multiple days and has the same issues with lack of testing. This has caused exposure when they are triaging patients that come in with symptoms for what appear to be non-Covid related illnesses, like stomach cramps. This is done with minimal protection. They later find out via Xrays that the patient is infected. She also reported that the majority of the people they are seeing are in the 30-40yr old range. The lines to the ER are very long. Like over 100 people. They are not getting enough PPE or ventilators, in spite of promises. This is the US she sobbed, it's more like a third world country.Feeling compelled to join this conversation. My daughter is a nurse. She has been keeping mom and dad in the loop daily as we have kept her oldest here with us for a week or so.
Much like others in the health care industry are, she is working working in a insane atmosphere without proper PPE. As a mother of 3 and a wife she is terrified. The crazy part is that the restrictions put on testing possible Cov19 patients is beyond retarded. Almost impossible. The daughter got in a verbal battle yesterday with the local testing authority that resulted in her patient receiving the test. Trisha was threatened with disciplinary action or loss of her job for being insistent. She laughed in the ladies face and told her she was delusional. Fire me. Please.
This is unsustainable. People need to lockdown and isolate to slow this beast down or when they need a hospital they may be SOL.