NEW YORK (VINnews) — New York doctors and nurses outraged by the criticism being aired online and in the media about the way they are treating COVID-19 patients have responded angrily, claiming that their is no justification to the claims about their treatment and that they are putting their lives on the line to try and save as many people as they can.
In particular medical staff took issue with the following video aired by Sara, a nurse practitioner who is not working with COVID-19 patients and who described what she had heard from a friend who is working in NY hospitals but did not want to be revealed.
In the video Sara claims that doctors and nurses are “neglecting patients” and “leaving them to rot and die”, and not using the right medications or PPE equipment which would prevent more infection.
Sara’s clip unleashed a large amount of responses. An ICU doctor refuted her arguments one by one:
Rebecca, an ICU nurse from New York also responded to Sara’s allegations, stating that even though initially some patients were not getting CPAP and BIPAP, this was because there was not enough knowledge of the disease and it was thought that ventilators could save lives in most cases. When it became apparent that patients required other measures these were implemented.