Nurses, doctors use social media to plead for public to take COVID-19 seriously as cases surge

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country and hospitals become full, nurses and doctors are taking to social media to beg the public to take COVID-19 seriously and follow safety guidelines.

“We are physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted,” Dr. Kate Grossman, a pulmonary and critical care physician in Columbia, Missouri, wrote in a message shared on Twitter.

“I have seen so many emergent intubations. I’ve seen people more sick than I’ve ever seen in my life,” Lacie Gooch, an intensive care unit nurse at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, said in a video that Nebraska Medicine shared on Twitter this week.

Gooch, 25, is a cardiovascular ICU nurse who has been working shifts in her hospital’s COVID-19 ICU since April.

She described a sense of frustration and exasperation at the disconnect between what she and her colleagues are doing to save lives inside the hospital, and

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a group of people looking at a cell phone: Medical workers outside NYU Langone Health hospital as people applaud to show their gratitude to medical staff and essential workers during the pandemic on May 26 in New York City. Doctor and nurses have taken to social media in recent days with emotional pleas warning Americans about the deadly virus.


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Medical workers outside NYU Langone Health hospital as people applaud to show their gratitude to medical staff and essential workers during the pandemic on May 26 in New York City. Doctor and nurses have taken to social media in recent days with emotional pleas warning Americans about the deadly virus.

Several have shared emotional pleas and personal accounts of their day-to-day experiences at the frontlines of the outbreak.

On Wednesday, Twitter user @darakass, a Yahoo News medical contributor, tweeted: “The situation is dire. Hospitals are getting over run. Healthcare workers are exhausted. People are getting sicker and dying. It won’t change

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