A TikTok series by a nurse alleges that his hospital is asking him to go to work despite testing positive for COVID, but others say they are dealing with the same thing.
@Nurs.johnn shared his experience through a series of humorous skits in which he pretended to talk to his supervisor while dealing with COVID. The first time he posted a notice confirming the positive test result two days ago, but made it very clear in the comments that while his videos can find humor in the situation, it was a frustrating experience.
“To everyone going back to work tomorrow or 2 days from now, see you in the iCU or whatever or if you don’t make it far see you in heaven.” he wrote. “Make sure you bring water, a box of tissues, and maybe your last will and will that gets us out here.”
One TikTok specifically stated that when John told his manager that he had tested positive for COVID, “she replied, “Very well, we will give you patients who are also positive for COVID.” count. “It boasts 2.3 million views as of Friday.
“For all of you who are still in shock, YES, we are obligated to work even on the outcome + as long as we don’t have symptoms or ‘whatever our boss needs,’ ” he wrote on a next video Compare his preparation for change to that of four other COVID-positive colleagues with Hunger game. “They did the math, and because they sacrificed some nurses, they mastered the math of this pandemic.”
We’ve heard many statements during the pandemic by businesses asking workers to come in after being exposed to or infected with COVID, refuse to close when many employees have positive results or do other things that prioritize capitalism over employee health and safety. But in all places, one would expect hospitals to know better.
However, the recent change in CDC guidance, including shortening the quarantine period for people infected with the virus from 10 days to 5 days, has made things more confusing than ever. over — especially with accusations that guidelines change only to benefit the economy.
Regardless of the reason, the impact was already seen, as paramedics and others shared their own stories with John about being asked to work despite recent test results. positive test.
“Literally tested positive yesterday and was told today they will see me on Friday,” @mandasue25 said. “What a time to work in healthcare.”
“I am a care assistant feeling really sick who told my manager I had Covid symptoms, he asked if I could ‘get through’ the day,” @_c.xx4 speak.
Another viewer said her work “says you can’t get hold of something you already have,” a sentiment seemingly echoed by @des.rene’s recruiters, who she says says they will put her in the “red zone only” after she has tested positive in 12 days.
And even beyond the part where people can extend the pandemic by working while infected, it’s up to employers to expect workers to keep trying and doing their jobs while they’re sick. getting sick – while certainly not new or new in America – is still infuriating.
“If we don’t take care of our frontline healthcare workers, who will [take] taking care of the sick? ” @ jen_rivera79 asked.
“They basically wanted us to intubate ourselves if we had to be hospitalized,” John replied.
The Daily Dot reached out to John via TikTok comment but was unable to independently verify his recruitment claims.
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* First published: December 31, 2021, 12:59 p.m. CST
Rachel Kiley is a writer who sometimes writes a lot and sometimes lives in LA, but is definitely always on Twitter @rachelkiley.
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