Nine weeks ago today the world shut down. We were told it would last for 2 weeks and was being done to “flatten the curve” so that healthcare workers were not overloaded. We gave up our businesses, our jobs, our First and Second Amendment rights, and our liberty in order to make the lives easier for nurses and doctors, and we were happy to do it. But time is officially up and we’re not doing it anymore. Nevertheless, the media is continuing to force feed us bullshit fear mongering designed to keep us home forever. Check out this story that was featured on Good Morning America yesterday about a Boston nurse.
Diana Costine has been giving an inside look into what it’s like to be a nurse at Boston Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the hospital’s medical supply closet to record, Costine has been keeping a video diary to document what it’s like to work inside the ICU. In a video shared by Good Morning America on Wednesday, a clip shows Costine dressed in scrubs, taking off her N95 respirator off to show indents on her face from wearing the mask.
“My face is killing me,” she said to the camera. “I think that skin on my nose there is about ready to burst open.”
In another clip, Costine revealed some of the struggles the hospital has been dealing with during the pandemic, including a lack of supplies such as PPE masks, hospital gowns, and gloves. At the end of April, Boston Medical’s ICU department reached capacity and ambulances had to be redirected and told to head to other facilities.
Costine had documented the moment when it happened.
“Right now we have no critical care beds in our hospital,” she said in her video. “We’ve been managing our COVID-19 patients down in the emergency department, which is obviously less than ideal for everyone involved. But, the hospital is trying to make more ICU beds and we’re moving people around.”
This ER nurse used her hospital’s medical supply closet to record diaries on what life is like on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic at Boston Medical Center. https://t.co/9BUBbAnKcD pic.twitter.com/S47M69BoZe
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 13, 2020
We get it – your job is hard. It’s tiring. It’s emotionally draining. You got shit on your face. You can barely find the time to hide in a closet every day and virtue signal on social media. This video diary, which does not appear to be documented on Twitter or Facebook and thus could not have caught the attention of GMA producers by going viral, magically ended up in the hands of Good Morning America producers.
These videos are never shared to spread awareness about what’s going on in hospitals, because we all kind of get the point by now – people are dying, there’s a lack of PPE, and it’s all Trump’s fault.
Instead they’re shared to push their agenda to guilt us all into staying home until they tell us we’re allowed to leave.
Having seen the impact and effects of the virus, she’s also been vocal about her own frustrations about those not taking social distancing seriously.
“I’m almost jealous of the people who don’t have to work in the hospital right now because they probably just have this ‘ignorance is bliss’ attitude,” she said. “And even the ones who don’t have that attitude have no idea what we’re seeing.”
“It’s just been really difficult and it’s hard sometimes seeing people out and not following the protocol just staying at home or going out and they’re getting together. It’s frustrating as a nurse seeing this because you’re looking at them and you know, you just know, how bad this is going to get and how bad it is.”
With Governor Charlie Baker planning to reopen the state’s economy starting on May 18, some scientists warn that “it still feels too early” and rushing could lead to an increase in outbreaks. That would only place a greater demand on hospitals in Massachusetts, which have begun working together to share supplies, equipment, and staff.
You’re jealous of the people who lost their jobs and businesses? You’re jealous that you’re being paid while other people still haven’t gotten their stimulus checks or PPP loans? You’re jealous of people who don’t have to do the job that you literally signed up to do because it’s so fucking hard?
Get. Over. Yourself.
I’m sick of being told by people like this that we don’t understand what they’re going through, when they clearly don’t understand what we’re going through. Try owning a business that’s lost 50, 60, 75, or 100% of their profits due to closures or an economic slowdown. Try having two parents with jobs who are forced to work from home attempting to get work done with two little kids, one of who is potty training, who always need another freaking refill of cranberry juice. If she has crotch fruits they get to go to daycare, but my crotch fruits can’t, because my crotch fruits can get and spread the virus but her’s somehow can’t.
I haven’t gotten together with any friends because I’ve sacrificed for people like her. But I’m not gonna do it much longer because time’s up. I don’t give a flying fuck if you go and make a video about how much you hate seeing me do it, because you’re clearly ungrateful and think that you’re the only one who’s made any sort of sacrifices for the last 9 weeks.
And did I mention that this nurse was featured in 2014 on the ABC documentary NY Med, during which she cried because she had to decide whether or not she wanted to get a pacemaker?
Almost as if she really enjoys attention, drama, and seeks out the camera. As a commenter stated.
You’ll be OK.
Look, I like nurses and I hate writing blogs about them. But please, just cut the shit. Show up to work, do your job, and stop telling people who have sacrificed for you that they’re not doing enough while demanding that they sacrifice even more because your job is so hard.
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