South Dakota right now is one of the states who is seeing an enormous surge in not only people testing positive for Covid-19, but also having to be hospitalized and dying. This is due in part to Republican Governor Kristi Noem’s refusal to follow CDC guidelines not encourage mask wearing and social distancing, and encouraging massive crowded events like the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. On Twitter this past Saturday, South Dakota registered ER nurse, Jodi Doering, shared some of her experiences with Covid-19 patients she’s tried to help. Some, desperately ill and dying, continue to insist that they don’t have the virus and the pandemic is a hoax.
The ones who stick out are those who still don’t believe the virus is real. The ones that scream at you for a magic medicine and that Joe Biden is going to ruin the USA. All while gasping for breath on 100% Vapotherm. They tell you there must be some other reason why they are sick. They call you names and ask why you have to wear all that ‘stuff’ because they don’t have COVID because it’s not real. Yes that really happens.
The following video is of an interview she gave to CNN this morning. What she relates is mind-boggling, sad, and frustrating.