‘Former Texas Nurse Shares Experiences Of Working On The Front Line’ | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

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Ashley Bartholomew, a former nurse in El Paso, TX., tells Craig Melvin about her decision to resign as a nurse, and a recent interaction with a Covid-19 patient who believed the virus to be nothing more than the flu. Aired on 11/25/2020.
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‘Former Texas Nurse Shares Experiences Of Working On The Front Line’ | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

75 Comments on "‘Former Texas Nurse Shares Experiences Of Working On The Front Line’ | Craig Melvin | MSNBC"

  1. This next couple months is gonna be very bad. 261,000 deaths as of today in America. People please stay home and wear a mask when you go out.

    • @Caroline M. You too Caro

    • 268,039 deaths as of now according to worldmeter.info Where do you get 261,000 from?
      Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

    • @Caroline M. Jasmany Foch wasn’t seeking an actual number. He was stating his mistaken belief that a certain number of people who would have died from the other standard causes–heart disease, cancer, pneumonia, etc.–died from Covid before they could just die from an underlying and imminent cause.

      Like you say, it is known that this is not the case, because “expected mortaility” models are very accurate, and are used by insurance actuaries and government services and hospital administrations. We know to a certainty what the “excess mortality” is for the current year.

      However, your number is a little over the mark. The last time I did the calculus was for November 14. At that time, the recorded mortality for the US was 251,000 deaths, and the excess mortality was 77,000 deaths, for a total presumed Covid death total of 328,000. You can use these proportions for upcoming numbers and you won’t go far wrong, as we have a fairly steady mortality rate of 2.8 percent now, and we are not likely to get it any lower.

    • @RE BURD Yes, my # regarding mortality is my educated guess by the end of March. I know it seems just thrown out there, but I’m taking into consideration the other studies being done by independent epidemiologists who are studying the death rates for this year, by comparing them to last year and the year before, on a week by week basis. The indirect deaths due to Covid, whether it be due to not enough beds or not enough nursing staff to tend to patients with other conditions.

      I thought the mortality rate for Covid currently was between 2-3%, so that lines up with your calculations. And I agree, it will go up more by another percent or two, at least by the time this virus runs its course.

      I don’t get that upset with ppl who don’t have a science, medical or some sort of STEM background. It’s those that have that background, and even working in the field, who spread misinformation about the virus that I get upset with, esp when they insist the mortality rate for Covid is far less than it was for Spanish Flu or Swine Flu. smh…

    • @Caroline M. It was so refreshing to chat with you. I don’t have the words for how rare a factual and thoughtful exchange is these days. I see your viewpoint, and your estimate of excess mortality is, unfortunately, likely to be realized by the time we get a handle on the virus. From the historical records, this epidemic is comparable in many ways to the Spanish flu. It didn’t have to be–ask the Taiwanese or Australians or Norwegians or any number of countries who were led by statesmen who followed the WHO recommendations from the start. But knowledge and experience and planning are not in themselves enough to contain a pandemic. We have learned conclusively that people need to be given a way to look at their visible sacrifices in the face of the invisible enemy. And Trump, more than anyone else in the world, failed to present that outlook. In fact, Trump gave an alternative outlook with alternative facts about a hoax that didn’t need control or sacrifices.

  2. Pietro Napoletano | November 25, 2020 at 2:38 PM | Reply

    We have the same problem here in Italy. Really sad

  3. A lot of people in the military come back with PTSD.
    These nurses are literally living in a war zone. And you can forget the Post part of that trauma. It’s TSD in real time.
    Wear your masks, people!

    • Hopefully the “warmonger” “Joe Biden” won’t… sanction any wars if he actually becomes president? He has a long history of voting in favor of War

    • War zone more like waste zone catering to waste leftist democrats. Brainwash brainwash ………

    • @Richard Barry Is there a politician who votes against war? The number of them are famous because they can be counted on one hand. Yes, that’s hyperbole, but not by very much. There is a HUGE difference between presidents who LEAD us to war and politicians who rubber stamp it. Hopefully Biden, like so many presidents who formerly voted for war as senators or representatives, will not LEAD us into war.

    • TheBase1aransas | November 25, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply

      “Pandemic is Over” – Former Pfizer Chief Science Officer Says “Second Wave” Faked On False-Positive COVID Tests

    • @TheBase1aransas There are no false-positive Covid tests involved in the ICUs of our hospitals. Every one of the people on ventilators has Covid. The number of people on the ventilators has increased sixfold since October 25, when the surge started. The critical number for this easily transmissable disease is, and always has been, the number that need to be treated at any one time, because ventilators and trained staff are in limited supply. THAT is why we wear masks, etc.–to ration the disease so that healthcare facilities and staff are not overwhelmed. The other number that counts is deaths, which, after the 25 day lag, are now starting to mount. All sources for your conclusions are secondary; you should give primary weight to healthcare professionals treating the patients with their own hands and eyes, and THEY say they are in a war-zone against this enemy, Covid.

  4. Cynthia Jenkins | November 25, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    TRUE! ER nurse for 31 years. YES!!!!

  5. You need more cameras in Hospitals all over the country ,all over the world for this to sink in.

  6. I love nurses. God bless them.

  7. The Jason Platt | November 25, 2020 at 2:49 PM | Reply

    Misinformation & denial IS killing us.

    This can NOT be said enough.

  8. Who else besides myself think this young lady looks like Reese Witherspoon

  9. time to start suing republican party for all that money they worship…remember they aren’t people their corporations are…bring out the guillotine if they can’t part with their cash and put the government on notice – more then just sick people will die…greed is the plague and money spreads it like legs

  10. What this lady experienced is why I never wanted to fulfill my dream of being a public doctor, people are allowing themselves to be more toxic and it’s maddening

  11. Richard Thomas | November 25, 2020 at 2:57 PM | Reply

    Lots of ignorant people out there . SAD

    • marty meathood | November 25, 2020 at 8:17 PM | Reply

      I passed out hours ago
      I’m sadder than you’ll ever know
      I’ve closed my eyes on this sunny day
      Say something once, why say it again?

    • @Richard Barry Democrats from Joe Biden on down explicitly and repeatedly condemned destruction of properties and violence. Maybe you didn’t see it because it wasn’t mentioned by Fox, Breitbart, OAN, Limbaugh or Alex Jones. The vast majority of the BLM protests were entirely peaceful, and both local police and the FBI concur that the violence was mostly done by common criminals taking advantage of the situation.

    • @Richard Barry you’re so very sad. and so very sick. i’ll pray for you.

    • @C.A.T. he didn’t say anything until late in the summer. I remember it was sometime in September after CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo had a conversation about the rioters affecting the Joe Biden campaign? Too little too late . Socialist and violent protesters like Joe Biden and hate president Trump that’s why it took joe so long to lift a finger and condemn.. these left-wing hate groups

    • @Bunny Luv crazy Nancy said she was going to pray for President Trump? I don’t think she did? Too busy in her multi-million-dollar mansion overlooking San Francisco Bay eating gourmet ice cream while her poor homeless subjects were pitching tents on the sidewalk in downtown San Francisco..

  12. 2:15 The power of denial, misinformation, disinformation. Donald Trump’s legacy in six words.

  13. That’s Reese Witherspoon. Lol.
    Man I appreciate this young woman for speaking up! We need to get the truth out.

    • @DIxie Normus we can’t go after him until his complete administration is out of office… we can remove trump but it would be pointless when Pence would just pardon him. It’s obvious this administration loves to abuse power.

    • @bLoWc16 How could pence pardon him? He is out of a job come January 20th

    • @DIxie Normus if he is removed anytime before Jan. 20, that’s why Mueller nor any lawyer out there have specifically claimed any chargers they’ll have against trump once he leaves office. He can easily step down a week or two before Jan. 20 and get pardoned by Pence. Can’t give up a blank check type of pardon, so without a charge to be pardoned of, trump can’t pull a Nixon.

    • Maria Camilla Thiago | November 25, 2020 at 8:22 PM | Reply

      @Claudette: we need to get her out of town.
      I encountered an “unbeliever” recently too, and there was no chnging her mind. She says this is all fake political news – covid is just the reg flu, nothing more.

    • Same thought.

  14. Bless this woman and all others who sacrifice so much for us. Thank You!

  15. Here is …….. a true American Hero!

  16. Fox News doesn’t like or share this tape of News,, shameless media,, they just cover all Trump lies,, even went Trump doesn’t like them anymore,,,

  17. Because people absolutely need to hear that. People still think that they can screw up their lives and the healthcare community is supposed to make them whole. The healthcare community can’t do that!

  18. If he thought it was “just the flu” why did he wind up in the hospital — why didn’t he stay home and take some Alka Selzer Plus? Foolish young man.

  19. Republican cult: “We’re killing democracy, America, and ourselves…so we can keep it great!”

  20. This woman is everything. Caring, smart, and drop dead gorgeous inside and out. Thanks for all you do Ashley. Godspeed to you with the relocation and when you get back to nursing.

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