Illinois Nurse Describes Harrowing Frontline Work, Viral Social Media Post | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

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Carol Williams, an ICU nurse in Illinois who went viral for a post on Covid-19 resurgences in hospitals, told MSNBC, “I am so grateful that people are finding value in my words and listening because it is the truth.”. Aired on 11/24/2020.
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49 Comments on "Illinois Nurse Describes Harrowing Frontline Work, Viral Social Media Post | Craig Melvin | MSNBC"

  1. That s devastating.. we should all be taking better care of our health care workers/systems, and community members

    • TheBase1aransas | November 24, 2020 at 4:02 PM | Reply

      Numbers don’t lie, and I point out several data points in here. Did you know that there were far more hospitalizations for the flu during the 2017-2018 flu season than there has been for 10 months of Covid? The media is pulling a fast one on people, trying to invoke fear. I have a lot more inside.
      https://www.coreysdigs.com/health-science/covid-19-hospitalizations-reality-check/

    • @TheBase1aransas – please stop pushing that BS.

    • Janet Browning | November 24, 2020 at 5:23 PM | Reply

      ​@TheBase1aransas First off, I have no idea who Coreysdigs is, but I went & read this article anyway. Why would the WORLD, be having so many people sick, with anything? He says all the data is false…he has no proof of that, neither does anyone else. I’m so sick of hearing this is all a “fake virus” to “steal an election”, etc. etc…first off, other countries wouldn’t be dealing with this, as well? As for me, I have a niece, nephew & 3 cousins working in hospitals around the country & everyone of them has said the same thing…they have been working long hours, most not even having a day off in weeks; one even worked after testing positive, but was asymptomatic & didn’t really feel like she couldn’t continue working…she ate her meals in her car, as that was the only place she could safely remove her mask & not endanger others. Also, after every holiday, since the Pandemic came to the US, they have all, for the most part, reported a high volume of increase in COVID patients, sometimes overwhelming their hospital’s capacity & patients had to be transferred to other hospitals. I live in a relatively small town, but our hospital isn’t the typical tiny ones, that some areas have…ours is more or less medium-sized…I have NEVER known our hospital to have only 2 PATIENTS!! Hospitals deal with more than just COVID; they deal with all sorts of illnesses, injuries & diseases…so, most hospitals will always have well more than just “2 patients”. I’m fully aware that people have died from pneumonia during this Pandemic…given that it is a “respiratory” disease, that would make perfect sense & the medical community has already explained this. As for older people dying from COVID, that had pre-existing conditions, doesn’t mean that they would have died from those pre-existing conditions, but once they caught COVID, it turned into a death sentence for them!! I will NOT tell you who or what to believe, but I will say one thing…people continuing to spread this kind of information are only spreading “DISINFORMATION”, AND IT’S KILLING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. Why? Because our President doesn’t believe masks are necessary? I could care less what he thinks, as I far prefer to listen to the true science & medical profession for my information…I WILL CONTINUE WEARING A MASK!!

  2. Countryhippie1969 | November 24, 2020 at 3:36 PM | Reply

    Trump cult fools argue that COVID is a hoax or not bad as they lay dying from it.

    • @Sandy Allen In my region of California, we believe. I can’t imagine living around Hoaxers.

      This is insanity.

      I predict they will be burning their red MAGA hats in public ceremonies to repudiate Trump.

    • @TheBase1aransas Oh honestly. Probably more people are dying in RTAs but that doesn’t mean you can ignore the fact that millions – yes millions – are suddenly dying of this disease on top of it. Speak to any hospital ICU professional. Up until the beginning of this outbreak, 2 deaths a week in ICU were considered exceptional and heartbreaking. Since the start, 5 deaths in ICU is normal but they also shove them on to wards which skews the figures where they die there, and everybody is devastated – especially when some of those coming through are those they’d been working alongside a few days before.

    • TheBase1aransas | November 24, 2020 at 5:52 PM | Reply

      @Badgersj Go back to lying about Russia, Russia, Russia, instead of shutting down the economy.

    • @TheBase1aransas Errr – Russia? What’s that got to do with it? Something on your mind?

    • TheBase1aransas | November 24, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

      @Badgersj Where have you been? Forgot about 4 years of Russia? We know why.

      Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid,
      Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid,

      Ignore ALL NEWS of MASSIVE systematic ELECTION FRAUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid,
      Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid,

  3. These people need every support. They are the ones that really do know what this disease means, they are in the front line and many of them go down with it and some die – and yet, knowing this, they keep going back in to work.
    A friend of mine does this in a London hospital. She says her young, first-year nurses lie on the beds with the patients when they die so they have someone with them. These people care, they really care, it’s not just a job.

  4. Keith Pieterse | November 24, 2020 at 3:40 PM | Reply

    More than 250 000 Americans have DIED as a result of COVID-19. Your parents and grandparents could be next. Missing just ONE Thanksgiving Day in anticipation of the imminent availability of a vaccine is all we senior citizens ask. Show respect and pay attention to the URGENT requests of those on the frontline i.e. the HEALTH CARE WORKERS. They know!

    • Man, if I was old and my children were Trump supporters…

      My Will would be changed.

      Be safe dude.

    • Keith Pieterse | November 24, 2020 at 4:27 PM | Reply

      @A Writer : In lighter vein since humor can help us when days are dark – “Great minds think alike…fools seldom differ!” In a more serious vein: I wholeheartedly agree with you! Keep well and I wish you many more years filled with productivity and creativity!

    • @A Writer Ooh that’s a bit drastic! Just tell them that you might change your mind if they did theirs!

  5. michael caraway | November 24, 2020 at 3:41 PM | Reply

    This is the result of decades of propaganda from right wing pundits like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and those like them convincing a large segment of our population to distrust the media, the educated and science. They have been convinced to dismiss facts and truths as “fake news” whenever it contradicts their cultist leaders’ words and mentality. They have been convinced that scientific truths that have been proven for a century are false. Masks are scientifically proven to inhibit the spread of airborne infections. This is the reason they are required in the surgical setting and other sterile environments. Wear a mask, protect yourself, protect others.

    • TheBase1aransas | November 24, 2020 at 4:35 PM | Reply

      Actually, the Corporate media lost credibility totally by Lying. And they are doing it again. Numbers don’t lie, and I point out several data points in here. Did you know that there were far more hospitalizations for the flu during the 2017-2018 flu season than there has been for 10 months of Covid? The media is pulling a fast one on people, trying to invoke fear. I have a lot more inside.
      https://www.coreysdigs.com/health-science/covid-19-hospitalizations-reality-check/

    • @TheBase1aransas Interesting why you pick the 2017-2018 flu season but whatever. Your pick and choose method only proves that lab-confirmed flu cases for the 2017-2018 season was 30,453 hospitalized with an estimated 61,000 deaths directly related to flu and of those most of whom did not receive the flu shot, sadly 186 of those were children who also did not receive the flu shot. And that particular year you chose was considered a high severity rate of disease. The number rises slightly if you want to take into account the speculative cases of disease and death specifically related to flu. Your hypotheses is greatly skewed however as the lab-confirmed cases of covid hospitalizations for covid is more than double that of the worst year of flu in more than 10 years, total cases of covid 12,333,452. Total deaths 257,016 and rising.

      Where your methodology is also crapping out on you is the fact that the flu has a “season”, about 13 weeks, rarely more then that. The years it was better pretty much coincides with the amount of people who have had the flu shot. Covid19 does not appear to have a season, is not losing it’s bluster and in fact is raising the numbers exponentially daily, weekly, monthly. And we do not yet have a vaccine and the virus is many times easier to transmit then the flu. So your point is moot and blaming, what did you call it? Corporate media? EVERY media is corporate whether you know it or not. Their corporate activities can be tracked. You have just chosen to pick on what you choose not to believe. Well good for you. Glad to see you are here getting a knowledge upgrade tho at MSNBC. However maybe you should just stick with the news and not get involved in the editorial or opinion pieces if it riles you up so much. And btw your link has spyware attached just so you know.

    • michael caraway | November 24, 2020 at 5:27 PM | Reply

      @TheBase1aransas Though COVID-19 fatality rates vary largely depending on available medical infrastructure within a country, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reports that the U.S. is among the 20 countries most affected by the virus and has a mortality rate of 3.4%. By comparison, flu infections over the last decade have resulted in a mortality rate hovering around .1%
      CDC estimates that the burden of illness during the 2017–2018 season was high with an estimated 45 million people getting sick with influenza, 21 million people going to a health care provider, 810,000 hospitalizations, and 61,000 deaths from influenza.

      So far with covid-19 we have had 12,333,452 *confirmed cases (probably very under reported due to the number of young healthy people that get the virus and spread it without symptoms)
      257,016 deaths *confirmed due to covid (also under reported due to some states skewing the data due to political reasons)

      I really do not think it’s being blown out of proportion, yes influenza in 2017 was an outlier with a large number of cases and multiple strains of influenza affecting a large number of people and an increased mortality rate.

  6. I wish HIPAA didn’t disallow recoding patients. Trump wouldn’t have been able to weaponize the truth against Americans! and the world. !

  7. Russell Berwick | November 24, 2020 at 3:42 PM | Reply

    Trump told everyone that we now have the cure, and raved about his steroids treatment, that we can’t have because it’s only used for emergencies, which he said made him feel 30 years younger. If I were one of these poor people dying, I would be wondering why the president would tell such a story, and feel totally abandoned.

  8. a reporter has to thank the nurse because the president wont.

  9. GOD BLESS HER.
    THIS IS HEARTBREAKING.
    For those that don’t believe or just don’t care should volunteer to help in one of these ICU’s for those suffering.
    FOLLOW THE GUIDE LINES.
    we have a chance now because we have gotten rid of one of biggest spreaders and deniers the horrible Trump & cabinet members who are still NOT WEARING MASKS.
    thank goodness there will be no more “RALLIES”.
    PEACE EVERYONE.

  10. GORGEOUSGEORGE | November 24, 2020 at 3:56 PM | Reply

    The worst is still to come…infections are increasing exponentially… hospitalisations are rocketing and they will soon be completely overwhelmed. Then death rates will go through the roof. I would imagine deaths will double to k500 by April 1st.
    Well done Trump and McConnell.
    So much winning.

    • TheBase1aransas | November 24, 2020 at 4:29 PM | Reply

      You LIE!
      Numbers don’t lie, and I point out several data points in here. Did you know that there were far more hospitalizations for the flu during the 2017-2018 flu season than there has been for 10 months of Covid? The media is pulling a fast one on people, trying to invoke fear. I have a lot more inside.
      https://www.coreysdigs.com/health-science/covid-19-hospitalizations-reality-check/

    • We shouldn’t be surprised that the “numbers” man couldn’t come up with a number that made it worth his while to save us. So he did practically nothing

    • @TheBase1aransas You are the one who lies. The yearly death toll for the regular flu averages between 35-60k per year here in the US. 260k have died from covid in the 9 months we have been dealing with this. This is nothing like the regular flu

    • @TheBase1aransas maybe you should get automatic updates so you can fix your facts

    • TheBase1aransas | November 24, 2020 at 5:25 PM | Reply

      @Sandy Allen Maybe you could provide actual links instead of insults and lies. #CCP BOTS are #EXPOSED.

  11. it is a disgrace and a shame that millions of americans took and thought covid was fake and a joke. shame on you. doctors and nurses need our help. wear a mask and social distance. life numbers are not fake 250+k dead human beings in america alone.

  12. I look at her face and see the lines of the protective equipment etched on her. And then I think about all the crybaby Americans who can’t even do something as simple as wear a mask.

  13. A nurse is nothing if not REAL.
    They’re the best that humanity ever produced.

  14. Neptune Michael | November 24, 2020 at 4:25 PM | Reply

    but Dump said we’re rounding the curve, fake noose!

  15. Fighting to cheat a presidential race he did not win, yet refusing to do the work of a president – Trumpty Dumpty.

  16. ❤️🤍💙. Thank you for speaking all the healthcare workers in America, please protect your family with masks and you will be protecting all of US!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  17. The man in charge doesn’t care about the dying. He only sees value in the living

  18. To everyone who’s watched this – yes everybody in government should be doing this or that, but just get in touch with your local hospital and find out how you can help in any small way.

  19. Trump and the Republicans have spent the past 7 months selling the idea that THIS is not real. They quietly picked up the herd immunity baton at the time of the ‘open the country’ protests in late April. They give lip service to health guidelines but all the while found ways to say ‘No masks, no distancing, no contact tracing.’ Just let it rip.

  20. JohnnyForgotten311 | November 24, 2020 at 5:37 PM | Reply

    That was too short. Should have asked her to stay throught the break.

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