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NBC News 3 Apr 2020

'The Things I See In The ER Are Scary': Medical Staff Speak From Frontlines

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Doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic share their thoughts in real time as they fight the spread of the coronavirus.


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>>> DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE ON % THE FRONT LINES RISKING THEIR
THE FRONT LINES RISKING THEIR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR OURS.
OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR OURS. HERE’S WHAT THEY’RE
HERE’S WHAT THEY’RE EXPERIENCING IN THEIR OWN %
EXPERIENCING IN THEIR OWN % WORDS. %
WORDS. % >> I’M NATALIE. %
>> I’M NATALIE. % I’M A NURSE IN THE EMERGENCY
I’M A NURSE IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. %
DEPARTMENT. % >> ATTENDING PHYSICIAN AT THE %
>> ATTENDING PHYSICIAN AT THE % MOUNT SINAI QUEENS HOSPITAL. %
MOUNT SINAI QUEENS HOSPITAL. % >> I’M A NURSE IN BALTIMORE. %
>> I’M A NURSE IN BALTIMORE. % >> I’M WORKING IN THE COVID-19
>> I’M WORKING IN THE COVID-19 FIELD TENT OUTSIDE A RANDOM %
FIELD TENT OUTSIDE A RANDOM % HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK. %
HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK. % >> THIS IS A PACKAGE FROM %
>> THIS IS A PACKAGE FROM % TODAY. %
TODAY. % IT INCLUDES A N 95 MASK, A FACE
IT INCLUDES A N 95 MASK, A FACE SHIELD, A HAIR NET. %
SHIELD, A HAIR NET. % THE N 95 AND FACE SHIELD AND %
THE N 95 AND FACE SHIELD AND % HAIR NET CAN BE IN PLACE
HAIR NET CAN BE IN PLACE EVERYDAY. %
EVERYDAY. % THE BROWN AND PLASTIC BAG CAN. %
THE BROWN AND PLASTIC BAG CAN. % THE N 95 AND FACE SHIELD ARE TO
THE N 95 AND FACE SHIELD ARE TO LAST ME ONE WEEK. %
LAST ME ONE WEEK. % >> AS YOU CAN SEE FROM MY FACE,
>> AS YOU CAN SEE FROM MY FACE, THESE BATTLE SCARS OF HAVING
THESE BATTLE SCARS OF HAVING WORN MY NEW P 100 DONATED BY MY
WORN MY NEW P 100 DONATED BY MY BROTHER FOR THE ENTIRE 10 HOUR
BROTHER FOR THE ENTIRE 10 HOUR SHIFT. %
SHIFT. % I’M NOW FEELING A LITTLE
I’M NOW FEELING A LITTLE RELIEVED TO SURVIVE ANOTHER DAY
RELIEVED TO SURVIVE ANOTHER DAY FOR NOW. %
FOR NOW. % >> THE THINGS I SEE IN THE ER %
>> THE THINGS I SEE IN THE ER % ARE SCARY. %
ARE SCARY. % I’M A LITTLE SCARED MYSELF. %
I’M A LITTLE SCARED MYSELF. % >> THIS IS WHERE THE ROOMS ARE %
>> THIS IS WHERE THE ROOMS ARE % FILLED. %
FILLED. % USUALLY THESE ARE EMPTY. %
USUALLY THESE ARE EMPTY. % NOW YOU CAN SEE THERE’S %
NOW YOU CAN SEE THERE’S % PATIENTS EVERYWHERE BECAUSE OF.
PATIENTS EVERYWHERE BECAUSE OF. THE MEDICAL STAFF HERE AND %
THE MEDICAL STAFF HERE AND % ACROSS THE COUNTRY SHARE THE
ACROSS THE COUNTRY SHARE THE ANXIETY ABOUT THIS VIRUS NOT %
ANXIETY ABOUT THIS VIRUS NOT % KNOWING WHAT’S TO COME TOMORROW
KNOWING WHAT’S TO COME TOMORROW OR THE DAY OR MONTH AFTER. %
OR THE DAY OR MONTH AFTER. % >> YES, WE ARE EXHAUSTED, %
>> YES, WE ARE EXHAUSTED, % HOWEVER, AS EXHAUSTED AND %
HOWEVER, AS EXHAUSTED AND % FRUSTRATED AS I AM, I’VE NEVER %
FRUSTRATED AS I AM, I’VE NEVER % BEEN SO PROUD TO BE A NURSE IN
BEEN SO PROUD TO BE A NURSE IN HEALTH CARE THAN I AM RIGHT %
HEALTH CARE THAN I AM RIGHT % NOW. %
NOW. % I’M SCARED. %
I’M SCARED. % WE ALL ARE. %
WE ALL ARE. % >> SO PASSIONATE AND SO
>> SO PASSIONATE AND SO COMMITTED AND DEDICATED TO
COMMITTED AND DEDICATED TO SERVING THE PUBLIC AND OUR
SERVING THE PUBLIC AND OUR PATIENTS. %
PATIENTS. % COUPLE THAT WITH THE REAL %
COUPLE THAT WITH THE REAL % CONCERN WE MAY BRING SOMETHING
CONCERN WE MAY BRING SOMETHING HOME TO OUR WONDERFUL FAMILY
HOME TO OUR WONDERFUL FAMILY AND POTENTIALLY MAKE THEM %
AND POTENTIALLY MAKE THEM % REALLY SICK AND UNWELL. %
REALLY SICK AND UNWELL. % WE’VE SEEN THAT CAN BE %
WE’VE SEEN THAT CAN BE % DEVASTATING. %
DEVASTATING. % >> THIS MORNING ACTUALLY OVER
>> THIS MORNING ACTUALLY OVER THE WEEKEND, MY WIFE AND I %
THE WEEKEND, MY WIFE AND I % DECIDED IT WOULD BE SAFER FOR %
DECIDED IT WOULD BE SAFER FOR % OUR FAMILY, FOR OUR 17-MONTH-%
OUR FAMILY, FOR OUR 17-MONTH-% OLD DAUGHTER AND MY WIFE TO %
OLD DAUGHTER AND MY WIFE TO % LEAVE OUR APARTMENT UNTIL THIS
LEAVE OUR APARTMENT UNTIL THIS IS OVER SINCE I’M IN AND OUT OF
IS OVER SINCE I’M IN AND OUT OF THIS HIGH RISK ENVIRONMENT %
THIS HIGH RISK ENVIRONMENT % EVERYDAY. %
EVERYDAY. % I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG IT’S %
I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG IT’S % GOING TO BE. %
GOING TO BE. % THIS MORNING WHEN I LEFT THE
THIS MORNING WHEN I LEFT THE HOUSE, I SAID GOOD-BYE TO MY %

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