Nurse urging COVID safety goes viral: ‘Patients are dying like flies’

By RADIO.COM

As the coronavirus has racked up an unbearable death roll, nurses across the country continue to urge people to take this pandemic seriously.

A nurse in California who wants people to “stop being careless” posted a video explaining how COVID-19 continues to devastate the nation and its hospitals, NBC reported.

Gayana Chuklansev, a surgical intensive care nurse, posted the video on TikTok, where it has garnered over 1.3 million views.

In the video, you can see the nurse wearing blue scrubs while Christmas lights are behind her. She chokes back tears as she says, “I don’t know how else to say this but I’m begging you guys to stop being careless.”

Chuklansev explained how overwhelmed employees have been at the hospital.

“We have no ventilators for patients. We have no sedating medications. Patients are dying like flies,” Chuklansev said. “We’re full. We’re at max capacity. We have no resources. We have no staff. Our doctors can’t even intubate because they have like 40 patients each.”

The nurse said she works in a hospital in Los Angeles, California, where the pandemic continues to devastate families.

“It’s like a war zone and we’re asking for help and help’s not coming,” Chuklansev said in the video.

Chuklansev said that nurses did not sign up to watch patients die because they physically cannot help them. At the end of the video, she asked for people not to travel for the holidays.

People commented on the video and said how they felt sorry for Chuklansev.

“I’m so so sorry. My mom is also working Covid units and the stories she tells me daily are heartbreaking. My heart is with you,” one person wrote.

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